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Apple Store 2.0 opening Saturday in Palo Alto

Shrouded in black and still largely hidden from view by barricades, the sleek new Apple Store in downtown Palo Alto will...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2012
Last comment by Apple Fan - usually, on Nov 5, 2012 at 9:55 am | 17 comments | 6644 Views

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Beyond haunting: Halloween-themed events

If horror movies and gory haunted houses aren't your thing, take heart. The Midpeninsula has plenty of Halloween events planned...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2012
Last comment by Ducatigirl, on Oct 26, 2012 at 6:46 pm | 2 comments | 3239 Views

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Apple fans crowd new downtown Palo Alto store

Like Steve Jobs before him, Apple CEO Tim Cook on Saturday dropped by the new Apple Store in downtown Palo Alto on its opening...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2012
Last comment by Anon., on Oct 30, 2012 at 4:03 pm | 123 comments | 4203 Views

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SFO cancels some flights to East Coast

More than a dozen flights to and from the East Coast have been cancelled this morning as Hurricane Sandy moves toward that...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2012
Last comment by Ducatigirl, on Oct 29, 2012 at 12:11 pm | 2 comments | 2324 Views

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Gas-pipe project could snarl Palo Alto traffic

A prominent stretch of Junipero Serra Boulevard may see major traffic-backups this month because of an ongoing effort by...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2012
Last comment by X, on Oct 31, 2012 at 6:29 am | 17 comments | 13013 Views

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Palo Alto donors back repeal of death penalty

Death and taxes may be the only certainties in this world, but when it comes to campaign contributions, Palo Alto residents...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2012
Last comment by Sharon, on Oct 31, 2012 at 5:28 pm | 51 comments | 3891 Views

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Residential compostables program planned

Looking to reduce the amount of organic waste that ends up in its residential trash, City of Palo Alto Zero Waste will hold...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2012
Last comment by Alison, on Nov 3, 2012 at 8:12 pm | 30 comments | 3833 Views

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Wave of 'beautification' projects heads downtown

Palo Alto's busiest downtown thoroughfare will undergo a series of touchups in the coming months, though in some cases the...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2012
Last comment by Ducatigirl, on Oct 31, 2012 at 3:50 pm | 4 comments | 2994 Views

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Former Mayor Gary Fazzino dies of cancer

Gary Fazzino, a longtime member of the Palo Alto City Council, a two-time mayor and one of the leading experts on local political...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2012
Last comment by Lisa Van Dusen, on Nov 12, 2012 at 12:29 pm | 90 comments | 10507 Views

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Vampires descend on City Hall

Jane Ratchye (far right), Debbie Lloyd (right), Karla Dailey (fourth from left), Lindsay Joye (third from left) and fellow...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2012
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Motorcyclist collides with deer on I-280

A man on a motorcycle was struck by a deer Wednesday, Oct. 31, after the animal ran onto an Interstate 280 exit ramp and...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2012
Last comment by Highway 280 Steward, on Nov 20, 2012 at 9:42 pm | 20 comments | 6676 Views

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Palo Alto casts wide net in search of parking solutions

Faced with constant complaints about a dearth of parking spots on downtown streets, Palo Alto officials are weighing a wide...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2012
Last comment by Not Exactly, on Nov 5, 2012 at 9:30 pm | 12 comments | 4759 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 | 3 comments | 3778 Views

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Four injured in Menlo Park drive-by shooting

Four people were hit by gunfire in a drive-by shooting Friday night in Menlo Park, and one victim is in critical condition,...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2012
Last comment by Sharon, on Nov 6, 2012 at 7:15 pm | 11 comments | 2924 Views

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Menlo College completes undefeated Cal Pac volleyball season; playoffs are next

Sophomore Courtney Calicdan and junior Nicole Yap helped the Menlo College women's volleyball finish the Cal Pac Conference...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2012
Last comment by randy albin, on Nov 3, 2012 at 1:14 pm | 1 comment | 2601 Views

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Man gets 17 years to life for killing ex-girlfriend

A man who stabbed his girlfriend to death in East Palo Alto and then fled to Mexico in 1995 was sentenced today, Nov. 1,...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2012
Last comment by Ducatigirl, on Nov 5, 2012 at 6:51 pm | 3 comments | 1747 Views

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Palo Alto sees more than 14,000 early-bird voters

As of last night more than 14,000 Palo Alto residents had cast their ballots, out of some 38,300 registered voters in the...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2012
Last comment by Ducatigirl, on Nov 7, 2012 at 8:34 pm | 8 comments | 3869 Views

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Election Day energizes Palo Alto voters

Recent elections have been eye-glazing, shoe-gazing affairs for Palo Alto's poll workers -- occasions for pleasure reading,...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2012
Last comment by rick, on Nov 6, 2012 at 2:20 pm | 6 comments | 1932 Views

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Excitement at Obama campaign's Mountain View headquarters

Volunteers for President Barack Obama's campaign react with excitement as they watch early election returns come in. They...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2012
Last comment by Sean, on Nov 7, 2012 at 12:25 pm | 6 comments | 1670 Views

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Caswell, Townsend, Emberling win in school race

Incumbents Melissa Baten Caswell and Camille Townsend won re-election in the race for Palo Alto Board of Education, with...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2012
Last comment by Spectator at Large, on Nov 10, 2012 at 2:46 pm | 44 comments | 4998 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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