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Small quake shakes Santa Clara County

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.5 struck Thursday night (Sept. 2)...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2010
Last comment by neighbor, on Sep 7, 2010 at 8:35 am | 3 comments | 2224 Views

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Diane Jennings retiring as library director

Diane Jennings -- who since 1986 has worked on Palo Alto library system challenges, served twice as interim director and...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2010
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Sep 24, 2010 at 6:18 pm | 3 comments | 2339 Views

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Palo Alto Weekly to hold open house Sunday

The public is invited to tour the Palo Alto Weekly's new three-story building on Cambridge Avenue and enjoy refreshments...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2010
Last comment by Barbara Bailey Slone, on Oct 9, 2010 at 1:22 pm | 3 comments | 2367 Views

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Editorial: Measure R deserves overwhelming defeat

When the Palo Alto firefighters union began circulating petitions to place a protectionist measure on the Nov. 2 election...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2010
Last comment by Jake, on Oct 30, 2010 at 11:24 am | 3 comments | 2474 Views

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Parting shots by managers

People speculate on the source of the leaked memo about Public Works. Today the departing Library Director got her parting...

Original post made by Midtown Observer on Oct. 28, 2010
Last comment by What happened, on Nov 1, 2010 at 11:20 pm | 3 comments | 1877 Views

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Palo Alto tries for 'transparency' in new projects

Palo Alto's developers would be barred from submitting last-minute changes to their applications under new procedures and...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2010
Last comment by old timer, on Nov 27, 2010 at 12:46 pm | 3 comments | 1957 Views

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Cal Ave oaks have a new problem: gall wasps

California Avenue's beleaguered street trees were the target of city concern late last week due to the appearance of hundreds...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2010
Last comment by Father Guido Sarducci, on Dec 15, 2010 at 10:40 am | 3 comments | 2455 Views

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Housing on Elks property faces jeers, cheers

SummerHill Homes would like to build 46 homes on 3.9 acres of former Palo Alto Elks property on El Camino Real. But drawings...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2011
Last comment by mmmmMom, on Jan 20, 2011 at 11:28 am | 3 comments | 1643 Views

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Bullying

We are new to the Palo Alto school district. I have a daughter in the third grade at Juana Briones. She has been being bullied...

Original post made by Sandra on Jan. 14, 2011
Last comment by Paly Alum, on Jan 14, 2011 at 6:35 pm | 3 comments | 1660 Views

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'Free at Last' celebrates 17 years of helping people

"Free at Last," an organization that for 17 years has helped people escape from drugs and alcohol and become free and productive,...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2011
Last comment by Ravenswood, on Jan 22, 2011 at 11:09 am | 3 comments | 1718 Views

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Neighboring cities eye regional services

These days, city borders aren't what they used to be. Palo Alto began signing mutual-aid agreements in 1951, and it's not...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2011
Last comment by who cares, on Feb 7, 2011 at 2:04 pm | 3 comments | 3506 Views

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fresh 53 billions for HSR (High-Speed Rail

I just read the San Francisco Chronicle that there is now another 53 billion for HSR. that should be enough to build it....

Original post made by pat on Feb. 8, 2011
Last comment by Robert, on Feb 12, 2011 at 12:44 am | 3 comments | 1560 Views

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Light snow sprinkles Peninsula Saturday morning

Record low temperatures combined with rain overnight to create snow throughout the Bay Area at elevations as low as a few...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2011
Last comment by Randy, on Feb 26, 2011 at 7:42 pm | 3 comments | 1967 Views

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TSUNAMI WARNING ISSUED FOR SAN FRANCISCO - what does that mean for us?

According to latest news report from KGO (1:11am)- Tsunami Warning has been issued for coastal California and Oregon from...

Original post made by resident on Mar. 11, 2011
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 11, 2011 at 9:30 am | 3 comments | 1835 Views

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Fire chief: Veterans' home was not up to code

A Valentine's Day fire at a home for veterans in East Palo Alto in which one resident jumped from a second-floor window to...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2011
Last comment by veterans, on Apr 7, 2011 at 2:43 pm | 3 comments | 2171 Views

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Editorial: City learns a lesson in Internet protocol

In what was clearly a black eye for one of Silicon Valley's most high-tech cities, Palo Alto found out last week that a little-known...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2011
Last comment by Bob, on Apr 8, 2011 at 11:56 am | 3 comments | 2117 Views

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Growing pains

When developer Jim Baer approached Palo Alto's planning commissioners last month to pitch a glassy, new five-story "gateway"...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2011
Last comment by Lee Thé, on May 3, 2011 at 12:11 pm | 3 comments | 2641 Views

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Earth Day events to sprout in Palo Alto through April 22

From zooming electric cars to blooming "green" buildings, Palo Alto's environmentalists have much to smile about these days....

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2011
Last comment by Peter, on Apr 18, 2011 at 6:42 am | 3 comments | 2727 Views

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Palo Alto to hold marrow drive

The Palo Alto police and fire departments are hoping to add 100 new potential bone marrow donors to the national registry...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2011
Last comment by AM, on Apr 25, 2011 at 3:13 pm | 3 comments | 1793 Views

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Letters

Parking prosperity Read the letter to the editor here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=14882 posted...

Original post made on May. 13, 2011
Last comment by Bryan Long, on May 16, 2011 at 2:47 pm | 3 comments | 2464 Views
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Best Of Palo Alto ballot is here

It's time to decide what local business is worthy of the title "Best Of Palo Alto" — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 21st issue of the Palo Alto Weekly.

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