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Trader Joe's employee helps teen, called 'hero'

Nick Marcus was just doing his job at Trader Joe's at Town and Country Shopping Center in Palo Alto when a phone call turned...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2012
Last comment by Anon, on Aug 30, 2012 at 6:27 am | 20 comments | 2739 Views

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Frank Gehry redesigns Facebook's west campus

Frank Gehry is to architecture as Mark Zuckerberg is to social media: A star. The famous architect, known for award-winning...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 27, 2012 at 7:16 am | 6 comments | 7011 Views

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Menlo College opens new coaching era with win

==B College football== The Mark Speckman era at Menlo College kicked off with a bang on Saturday, as the Oaks scored three...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2012
Last comment by Menlo4Life, on Aug 27, 2012 at 10:29 pm | 2 comments | 1873 Views

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Red-light camera bill coasts through state Senate

A bill authored by Sen. Joe Simitian that would add restrictions to red-light cameras cruised through the state Senate Monday...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2012
Last comment by Jean, on Sep 24, 2012 at 9:37 am | 50 comments | 4637 Views

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Palo Alto Art Center preps for opening day

Just weeks before the Palo Alto Art Center reopens to the public on Oct. 6, its galleries and other spaces glow with new...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2012
Last comment by John Morganson, on Aug 29, 2012 at 12:12 am | 3 comments | 3346 Views

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Bill to curb texting behind the wheel moves ahead

A proposal by state Sen. Joe Simitian to raise fines for drivers who text while behind the wheel passed through the state...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2012
Last comment by GoodLaw, on Sep 4, 2012 at 1:34 pm | 16 comments | 3281 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 | 2793 Views

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Bikes climb to the top of city's transportation vision

As parking shortages and traffic congestion continue to rile Palo Alto residents, city planners are steadily shifting their...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 17, 2012 at 11:05 am | 59 comments | 8870 Views

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Page Mill Road could see commercial influx

The bustling block of Page Mill Road just east of El Camino Real looks like an unlikely place for quiet single-family homes,...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2012
Last comment by curmudgeon, on Sep 7, 2012 at 3:21 pm | 22 comments | 7195 Views

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Palo Alto and Stanford team up on new trail proposal

After initial disagreements, Palo Alto and Stanford University have joined forces for a grant application that would fund...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2012
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Sep 3, 2012 at 3:36 am | 15 comments | 3564 Views

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Gunn's Robinson will miss soccer's U-17 World Cup

Gunn High junior Sarah Robinson won't have to pack her soccer bags and miss school next month when the U.S. Under-17 Women's...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2012
Last comment by John, on Aug 31, 2012 at 6:52 pm | 1 comment | 2751 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 | 2592 Views

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Fight leads to stabbing in East Palo Alto

A 17-year-old boy was arrested in connection with a stabbing that seriously injured an unidentified man in East Palo Alto...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2012
Last comment by mari , on Sep 14, 2012 at 8:24 am | 3 comments | 1966 Views

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Police anticipate heavy traffic this weekend

The Palo Alto Police Department has issued two traffic advisories for this weekend. The Stanford football game Saturday,...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2012
Last comment by go to the game, on Sep 10, 2012 at 11:54 am | 15 comments | 3011 Views

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Palo Alto's police quandary may hinge on massive development

After years of failures and frustrations, Palo Alto has another shot now to build a new public-safety building that would...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2012
Last comment by Gus L., on Sep 11, 2012 at 11:21 pm | 38 comments | 3359 Views

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Palo Alto's majestic magnolias taking a beating

About 28 of University Avenue's stately magnolia trees might have to be removed this year due to declining health, Palo Alto...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2012
Last comment by Savethetrees, on Sep 12, 2012 at 5:07 pm | 15 comments | 3443 Views

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Focus of annual Quakeville shifts to Cubberley

As cameras pan across an American Red Cross shelter, rows and rows of cots contain weary, shell-shocked residents. This is...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2012
Last comment by Jim , on Sep 11, 2012 at 3:04 am | 5 comments | 2831 Views

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Palo Alto's social calendar packed in September

Palo Alto residents looking for something to do in September will not find the search difficult. The month is packed with...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2012
Last comment by musical, on Sep 10, 2012 at 4:48 pm | 5 comments | 2636 Views

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City looks to downsize massive Page Mill Road proposal

An expansive plan to build two office buildings, an apartment complex and a highly coveted public-safety building near California...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2012
Last comment by Mary, on Sep 19, 2012 at 11:43 pm | 42 comments | 5892 Views

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HP to eliminate 2,000 more jobs

Silicon Valley computer and printer giant HP will cut about 2,000 more jobs than previously announced, according to a Sept....

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2012
Last comment by Megs cap gains, on Sep 11, 2012 at 10:56 am | 2 comments | 1106 Views
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