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Santa Clara County supervisors OK $1.8M to help undocumented immigrants

The Santa Clara Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved $1.8 million for undocumented immigrants eligible for...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Feb 26, 2015 at 7:24 pm | 8 comments | 2912 Views

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Police seek man who exposed himself to a girl

A man driving a newer black hatchback exposed himself to an 11-year-old girl as she walked her dog last Sunday, Palo Alto...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2015
Last comment by parent, on Feb 28, 2015 at 7:11 pm | 2 comments | 3662 Views

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Shop Talk: Goodbye Selix Formal Wear, welcome back Papa Murphy's

Palo Alto's only tuxedo shop closes its doors, Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza returns to Palo Alto and Stanford University...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2015
Last comment by KP, on Mar 2, 2015 at 6:38 pm | 3 comments | 3056 Views

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Google unveils new HQ plans with startling design

Google has unveiled plans for an office campus that will undoubtedly be called extraordinary. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/03/02/google-unveils-...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Mar 17, 2015 at 8:07 pm | 6 comments | 10531 Views

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Mothers Symposium returns with theme of 'resilience'

Since 1998, a group of local mothers has organized a symposium to talk about the experience of motherhood through the lens...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2015
Last comment by 21st century much?, on Mar 3, 2015 at 10:20 am | 2 comments | 3285 Views

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Plan to collect food scraps wins support in Palo Alto

Banana peels and apple cores may look like garbage to most Palo Alto residents, but city leaders are increasingly viewing...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2015
Last comment by Garbage, on Mar 7, 2015 at 10:05 pm | 46 comments | 5249 Views

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Palo Alto tries to get a piece of the 'sharing economy'

It's called the "sharing economy," but Palo Alto officials are growing increasingly concerned that the city isn't getting...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Mar 15, 2015 at 11:17 am | 49 comments | 7000 Views

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Fresh Market grocery store to close

Edgewood Plaza's Fresh Market grocery store in Palo Alto will close by March 31, the company announced on Thursday. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Mar 11, 2015 at 4:16 pm | 129 comments | 17926 Views

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The examined life

Irvin Yalom's latest book, "Creatures of a Day," circles around the crisis of our mortality and finds redemption in our capacity...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2015
Last comment by Nietzsche Weeps, on Mar 9, 2015 at 6:22 pm | 2 comments | 2185 Views

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High priest travels to bless Palo Alto mosque

With much fanfare and excitement, the leader of the Dawoodi Bohra, a sub-sect of Shia Islam, arrived from India in Palo Alto...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2015
Last comment by Bru, on Mar 10, 2015 at 1:51 am | 9 comments | 11254 Views

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Downtown North

Walkability is what attracted Eric Rosenblum and his wife Titi Liu to their Downtown North neighborhood in 2012. They loved...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2015
Last comment by @ resident, on Mar 10, 2015 at 9:07 pm | 22 comments | 2605 Views

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Housing Corporation responds to concerns over conflicts of interest

Responding to recent community concerns and questions from Palo Alto officials, the nonprofit developer that led the 2013...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by EndsandMeans, on Mar 15, 2015 at 10:37 pm | 56 comments | 3670 Views

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Laura Martinez to serve on Sequoia school board

East Palo Alto Councilwoman and Palo Alto High School graduate Laura Martinez was selected to serve on the governing board...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by Margaret Row, on Mar 12, 2015 at 8:31 pm | 2 comments | 4762 Views

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Palo Alto weighs clashing visions in choosing bike bridge design

Should Palo Alto's new bike bridge preen proudly over Highway 101 like a welcoming landmark or accept a supporting role as...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Mar 17, 2015 at 1:14 am | 72 comments | 7335 Views

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Jim Hartnett makes a return trip to Caltrain — now as CEO

When Jim Hartnett joined the effort four years ago to bring high-speed rail to California, the project was in danger of going...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Mar 31, 2015 at 1:53 pm | 17 comments | 4672 Views

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Shop Talk: Doughnuts shops duel, happy feet get happier

Happy Donuts and L&L Hawaiian Barbecue go head-to-head on doughnut sales, Addison Antique closes and Happy Feet Foot Spa...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2015
Last comment by resident, on Mar 22, 2015 at 10:56 am | 12 comments | 5821 Views

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SAP launches high-tech cafe at historic Palo Alto theater

Seeking to breathe new life into a venerable downtown landmark, software giant SAP on Tuesday unveiled a product guaranteed...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2015
Last comment by Slow Down, on Apr 29, 2015 at 12:08 am | 49 comments | 14342 Views

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Burglary suspect arrested after standoff in Palo Alto home

Police have arrested a 25-year-old man who barricaded himself in a home on the 900 block of Elsinore Drive in Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2015
Last comment by Overkill?, on Mar 24, 2015 at 9:00 am | 8 comments | 13131 Views

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'Topping Off' ceremony held for new Stanford Hospital

Patients, construction workers, employees, physicians, community members, elected officials and donors gathered at the new...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2015
Last comment by Another patient, on Mar 29, 2015 at 1:47 pm | 8 comments | 4626 Views

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Teens arrested for attempted burglary in Palo Alto

Three East Palo Alto teenagers were arrested Tuesday morning, March 24, after they apparently tried to break into a home...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2015
Last comment by CP, on Mar 25, 2015 at 7:22 am | 5 comments | 4284 Views
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