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Runaway reptile returns home

As Menlo Park resident Holly Thompson drove up Palo Alto Avenue after a grocery-shopping trip last week, she noticed a strange...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2011
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, on Oct 3, 2011 at 7:07 am | 2 comments | 3302 Views

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Page Mill Road development hits another snag

Harold Hohbach's tortuous journey to build a development filled with condominiums and research space on Page Mill Road just...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2011
Last comment by jan, on Oct 8, 2011 at 5:45 pm | 16 comments | 8109 Views

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Granny saved: SFPUC agrees to tunnel under tree

After months of concern over Granny's fate, the heritage oak tree will survive the construction of a new water pipeline....

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Oct 5, 2011 at 5:59 pm | 5 comments | 1822 Views

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PUBLIC AGENDA: Varsity Theatre building; PaloAltoGreen

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings this week. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=22711...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2011
Last comment by Jonathan, on Oct 4, 2011 at 7:16 pm | 2 comments | 1992 Views

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Menlo Park downtown plan moves to final review

"And there's a lot to discuss," Mayor Rich Cline commented at one point during Tuesday night's review of Menlo Park's draft...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2011
Last comment by former MP resident, on Oct 6, 2011 at 12:46 pm | 3 comments | 1887 Views

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'Steve Jobs changed the whole world'

As word of Steve Jobs' death Wednesday swiftly spread -- via iPhones and other technology the Apple co-founder had pioneered...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2011
Last comment by Sharon, on Oct 17, 2011 at 9:01 pm | 22 comments | 5714 Views

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Crack dealer gets 20-year prison sentence

The East Palo Alto-based leader of a Bay Area crack cocaine ring has been sentenced in federal court in Oakland to nearly...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2011
Last comment by JustMe, on Oct 7, 2011 at 7:07 pm | 9 comments | 2221 Views

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Animal Services launches 'Empty Our Shelters Challenge'

Plagued by overcrowding, all six animal shelters in Silicon Valley, including City of Palo Alto Animal Services, are now...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2011
Last comment by HawkeyePierce, on Oct 10, 2011 at 12:13 pm | 12 comments | 2401 Views

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Mountain lion reported at Windy Hill

A mountain lion was reportedly seen in the Portola Valley and Skyline area in San Mateo County Saturday morning, according...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2011
Last comment by A Noun Ea Mus, on Oct 11, 2011 at 7:44 am | 19 comments | 2559 Views

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Dispute over Jewish tradition could nix Christmas trees

Every autumn, for more than a decade, Abraham Berman's sukkah made an appearance on the second-floor patio of Sheridan Apartments,...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2011
Last comment by saichele, on Dec 11, 2011 at 10:16 pm | 135 comments | 12379 Views

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Palo Alto to celebrate fixes to dangerous intersection

One of Palo Alto's busiest and most dangerous crossings got a little safer this week when the construction workers completed...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2011
Last comment by annoyed, on Oct 13, 2011 at 9:54 pm | 23 comments | 2193 Views

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Palo Altans protest at Bank of America

Outraged over job losses and corporate and bank bailouts, more than 200 protesters lined El Camino Real near Page Mill Road...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2011
Last comment by Ken, on Oct 16, 2011 at 4:58 pm | 99 comments | 8484 Views

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Palo Alto mulls lawsuit over Mitchell Park Library

Palo Alto's effort to rebuild the Mitchell Park Library and Community Center -- the centerpiece of the city's $76 million...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Oct 19, 2011 at 11:08 am | 26 comments | 3612 Views

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Ex Atherton resident dies in Seal Beach shooting

Michele Daschbach Fast, 47, a former resident of Atherton and an elementary school student at St. Raymond Church in Menlo...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 14, 2011 at 3:47 pm | 1 comment | 2321 Views

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Eshoo supports Occupy Wall Street protesters

U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, supports the Occupy Wall Street protests and said she is "surprised people weren't out...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2011
Last comment by Perspective, on Oct 29, 2011 at 4:57 pm | 147 comments | 6615 Views

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Editorial: Yes on D: Repeal binding arbitration

Palo Alto voters are finally being given the opportunity in Measure D to decide whether a single outside arbitrator should...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2011
Last comment by Michael, on Oct 21, 2011 at 8:53 pm | 33 comments | 3431 Views

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Private service for Steve Jobs held Sunday at Stanford

Several hundred friends and family of Steve Jobs gathered for a private memorial service at Stanford Memorial Church Sunday...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 22, 2011 at 3:49 pm | 28 comments | 2823 Views

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33 trees planned for removal at Greer Park

Neighborhood leaders and Palo Alto officials will hold a public meeting Tuesday evening to discuss the planned removal of...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2011
Last comment by Anon, on Oct 20, 2011 at 8:52 pm | 17 comments | 3427 Views

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Children celebrate Halloween at Lucile Packard

A Halloween party was thrown at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford in Palo Alto Tuesday afternoon for patients...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2011
Last comment by JustMe, on Oct 18, 2011 at 10:20 am | 1 comment | 2196 Views

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Girl, 16, reports sexual assault in Mountain View

Local law enforcement officials are asking for the community's help in tracking down two men accused of sexually assaulting...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2011
Last comment by Sharon, on Oct 22, 2011 at 1:54 pm | 9 comments | 1880 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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