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Large oak removal to impact traffic on Middlefield Road

A 100- to 200-year-old valley oak at Walter Hays Elementary School that arborists have determined is diseased will be removed...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2012
Last comment by Treeville, on Apr 29, 2012 at 8:38 am | 16 comments | 3049 Views

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Bigger isn't necessarily better

A far cry from the sprawling estate gardens you'd see in a European countryside (==I sigh ... ==), many Bay Area homes are...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2012
Last comment by shop local, on Mar 31, 2012 at 10:28 am | 2 comments | 1984 Views

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Hackers swarm 'Super Happy Block Party' in Palo Alto

Hackers, artists, entrepreneurs and self-proclaimed geeks of all stripes staged their own Occupy movement on a downtown block...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2012
Last comment by Took a licken, but still ticken, on Apr 3, 2012 at 11:25 am | 11 comments | 4373 Views

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Stanford founds institute to study cosmic humor -- it's no joke

Stanford University's newest research institute has some people in the scientific community laughing, but the university...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2012
Last comment by PAL, on Apr 10, 2012 at 9:01 pm | 2 comments | 2013 Views

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Stanford offers cash for off-peak commutes

Stanford University engineers have turned their talents to solving one of Palo Alto's most vexing traffic issues -- the road-clogging...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2012
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 4, 2012 at 9:32 am | 16 comments | 17542 Views

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Home sells for $7.6 million, record for Menlo Park

In a sign that the local real estate market has rebounded, a house in Menlo Park last week sold for a record-setting $7.625...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2012
Last comment by musical, on Apr 3, 2012 at 6:50 pm | 3 comments | 1889 Views

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Menlo reaches baseball tourney title game

Tuesday's prep roundup It was a battle of Central Coast Section baseball champions on Tuesday night in the Cupertino Host...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2012
Last comment by randy albin, on Apr 4, 2012 at 10:19 am | 1 comment | 1241 Views

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Gates shares optimism, frustrations on poverty

Freshly back from Ethiopia and Zambia, philanthropist Bill Gates Wednesday shared with a Stanford audience his optimism and...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2012
Last comment by musical, on Apr 7, 2012 at 9:21 pm | 21 comments | 1952 Views

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Tennis legends join festivities for Bank of the West Classic

The Bank of the West Classic is the longest-running women's-only pro tennis tournament in the world, but it will have something...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2012
Last comment by randy albin, on Apr 5, 2012 at 4:13 pm | 1 comment | 1459 Views

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Changes ahead for Stanford Shopping Center

Stanford Shopping Center would build five new retail buildings, including a "lifestyle" center and a smaller Bloomingdale's...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2012
Last comment by Torquatus, on Oct 18, 2013 at 5:36 pm | 31 comments | 38750 Views

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Palo Alto eyes three new schools at Cubberley

Palo Alto would build three new schools at Cubberley Community Center as part of a new concept that top city and school officials...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2012
Last comment by Katie, on Apr 11, 2012 at 3:28 pm | 31 comments | 3474 Views

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Shop Talk: Boutique hotel coming to downtown

Ten million bucks. That's the price tag to transform the dilapidated Casa Olga in downtown Palo Alto into a boutique hotel....

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2012
Last comment by free, on Apr 10, 2012 at 1:12 pm | 10 comments | 7144 Views

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Facebook, Menlo Park to release draft development deal

Facebook and the city of Menlo Park will release this week the terms of a draft development agreement that, when approved,...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2012
Last comment by moi, on Apr 10, 2012 at 1:25 pm | 5 comments | 1928 Views

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Gunn to screen film on women in media

Gunn High School will screen the documentary film "Miss Representation," an examination of media portrayal of women by filmmaker...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2012
Last comment by war on women, on Apr 10, 2012 at 4:43 pm | 5 comments | 1534 Views

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High-speed-rail critics eye fresh legal challenges

As state officials prepare to approve the environmental analysis for California's planned high-speed-rail system, Peninsula...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2012
Last comment by Robert, on Apr 15, 2012 at 9:19 am | 16 comments | 21067 Views

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SLAC may restart in February

Stanford University’s Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) expects to restart its accelerators in February after being shut...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2012
Last comment by Sharon, on Apr 11, 2012 at 6:43 pm | 2 comments | 1401 Views

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Palo Alto celebrates 2012 Tall Tree Awards

Alison Cormack, John Barton, the Foundation for a College Education and Whole Foods Market were recognized as Palo Alto's...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2012
Last comment by Kimberly Hurt-Pereira, on Apr 15, 2012 at 10:30 pm | 7 comments | 7700 Views

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Palo Alto seeks ideas for renovating Rinconada Park

Rinconada Park, one of Palo Alto's most used open spaces, features many desirable attractions, but a lack of paths, well-defined...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2012
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 18, 2012 at 10:45 am | 56 comments | 3482 Views

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High-speed-rail authority OKs new business plan

Calling it a "huge step" for boosting California's transportation network, the state agency charged with building the controversial...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2012
Last comment by Christopher Chiang, on Apr 14, 2012 at 10:08 pm | 23 comments | 2071 Views

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Menlo School misses big upset in tourney

==B Friday's prep baseball== Menlo School outplayed Bishop Gorman, the formerly No. 1-ranked team baseball in the country,...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2012
Last comment by randy albin, on Apr 14, 2012 at 12:45 pm | 1 comment | 1351 Views
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