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VIDEO: Annual Palo Alto Chili Cook-Off draws thousands

Mitchell Park in Palo Alto was swarmed with eager chili eaters Wednesday for the 31st annual Palo Alto Summer Festival and...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2012
Last comment by Mom, on Jul 5, 2012 at 1:59 pm | 4 comments | 4257 Views

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Man shot in East Palo Alto Sunday

A 19-year-old man was shot in the leg in East Palo Alto early Sunday morning, police said. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=26116...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2012
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Jul 16, 2012 at 4:24 pm | 4 comments | 2874 Views

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Cooley Landing Park opens in East Palo Alto

The City of East Palo Alto and the Midpeninsula Open Space District celebrated the grand opening of Cooley Landing Park on...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2012
Last comment by Michelle Daher, on Jul 23, 2012 at 11:20 am | 4 comments | 3488 Views

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Simitian endorses Jerry Hill for state Senate

California Sen. Joe Simitian has endorsed state Assemblyman Jerry Hill for the new 13th State Senate District seat, Hill's...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2012
Last comment by YIMBY, on Aug 22, 2012 at 10:12 am | 4 comments | 2892 Views

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'Rookie' coach has Stanford water polo team unbeaten

Junior Olympics Mark Hernandez is in his first season as a coach for the Stanford Water Polo Club girls' program. Hernandez,...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2012
Last comment by Keith Peters, on Aug 5, 2012 at 8:04 pm | 4 comments | 3323 Views

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East Palo Alto selects new city manager

A former Redwood City deputy city manager who worked with under-served youth and families has been chosen as East Palo Alto's...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Aug 7, 2012 at 11:52 am | 4 comments | 4110 Views

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<B><B>MUSIC TO THEIR EARS ... Lytton Plaza</B> has long served as Palo Alto's prime meeting ground for the discontent masses,...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2012
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Aug 12, 2012 at 4:23 pm | 4 comments | 2671 Views

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Facebook's (almost) oldest user keeps the conversation polite

At a little over a century in age, Menlo Park resident Florence Detlor is one of Facebook's oldest users. The distinction,...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2012
Last comment by Phil, on Aug 29, 2012 at 10:28 pm | 4 comments | 4325 Views

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Bay Area police tally drunk driving arrests

Bay Area California Highway Patrol and police agencies say they are out in force this holiday weekend as part of a statewide...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2012
Last comment by Ashley_K, on Sep 3, 2012 at 2:31 am | 4 comments | 3503 Views

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Palo Alto resident is bewitched by witches

Each September and October Jan Steele's Palo Alto condominium falls under a magical spell. There are witches sitting on the...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2012
Last comment by Stanford, on Oct 19, 2012 at 6:04 pm | 4 comments | 3291 Views

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interesting article on Jeremy Lin in the Wall Street Journal

"Rise of the Tiger Nation" http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204076204578076613986930932.html...

Original post made by resident on Oct. 27, 2012
Last comment by resident, on Oct 27, 2012 at 10:40 pm | 4 comments | 1943 Views

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Who put up the happy signs along Embarcadero?

Has anyone else noticed the series of cheerful signs affixed to telephone poles along Embarcadero Road? They say things...

Original post made by downtowner on Oct. 31, 2012
Last comment by Ducatigirl, on Nov 1, 2012 at 2:23 pm | 4 comments | 2480 Views

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Creating a 'foolproof' Thanksgiving

"She is the modern day Julia Child," claims Sur La Table chef Hilary Freeman. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=27384...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2012
Last comment by I Like pie, on Nov 8, 2012 at 1:01 pm | 4 comments | 4028 Views

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RIP Ellen Fletcher

Former Palo Alto city council member Ellen Fletcher passed away yesterday after a battle with cancer. Ellen was a long time...

Original post made by Sally on Nov. 8, 2012
Last comment by Dee Wanger, on Nov 9, 2012 at 11:59 am | 4 comments | 2240 Views

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New flashing speed sign on Middlefield.

A wonderful new flashing speed indicator has appeared near the Winter Lodge on Middlefield. One problem, it is right in the...

Original post made by Whose idea was that? on Nov. 8, 2012
Last comment by MIchael Bechler, on Nov 19, 2012 at 7:46 pm | 4 comments | 2525 Views

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What event had a spotlight last night (dec 6)?

My 3 year old son is dying to know!...

Original post made by ODV on Dec. 7, 2012
Last comment by ODV, on Dec 7, 2012 at 10:30 pm | 4 comments | 4081 Views

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Palo Alto family issues $100,000 challenge

A local family has made a $100,000 donation to the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund for the second year in a row, in hopes of...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2012
Last comment by Mom by Gunn, on Dec 12, 2012 at 2:42 am | 4 comments | 3895 Views

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Sharon Hofstedt: Hot chocolate and community building

As a pre-teen in small-town Minnesota, Sharon Hofstedt delivered the Minneapolis Star Tribune door to door seven days a week. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2012
Last comment by Ducatigirl, on Dec 17, 2012 at 4:00 pm | 4 comments | 2856 Views

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VIDEO: Police Department honors Officer Cole

A special graveside memorial service was held at Alta Mesa Memorial Park Thursday, Jan. 31, at 11 a.m. to honor former Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2013
Last comment by maditalian_1492, on Feb 2, 2013 at 12:14 pm | 4 comments | 4859 Views

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Hypnotherapy explored as weight-loss alternative

When the Weight Watchers diet didn't work for Ellyn Corey, she decided to try hypnotherapy to lose weight. Read the full...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2013
Last comment by Dorthy Tyo, on Feb 26, 2013 at 8:43 am | 4 comments | 8258 Views
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