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A sweet way to get together

Growing up in Berkeley, Karin Thorne always looked forward to the days leading up to Christmas when the family gathered to...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2012
Last comment by Lachie, on Dec 9, 2012 at 7:07 pm | 3 comments | 3256 Views

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Police arrest man for downtown burglary

Palo Alto police arrested a man for residential burglary and prowling late Saturday, Dec. 8, in the 300 block of Emerson...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2012
Last comment by rick, on Dec 11, 2012 at 12:30 am | 7 comments | 2012 Views

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Jerry Hill announces 'Oughta Be a Law ... Or Not'

Residents in newly elected state Sen. Jerry Hill's district will now have a chance to weigh in on what "Oughta Be a Law ......

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2012
Last comment by SuperD, on Dec 12, 2012 at 12:34 pm | 10 comments | 4920 Views

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Atherton: Contractor charged with six felonies

A building contractor is due in court Dec. 20 to enter a plea on felony grand theft and other charges stemming from work...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2012
Last comment by homeless, on Dec 11, 2012 at 8:03 pm | 5 comments | 2471 Views

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City: No more 'island' of homes on commercial block

A string of awkwardly placed homes on a busy stretch of Page Mill Road in Palo Alto could soon make way for a dense new development...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2012
Last comment by jardins, on Dec 13, 2012 at 12:49 am | 14 comments | 2781 Views

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Parking, infrastructure woes loom large in 2013

The glaring problems of insufficient downtown parking and decaying infrastructure will likely tower over other Palo Alto...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2012
Last comment by Anon., on Dec 14, 2012 at 1:07 pm | 22 comments | 4423 Views

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Hit-and-run driver injures cyclist near Jordan

A driver fled a collision involving a bicyclist outside Jordan Middle School Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 11, and police are seeking...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2012
Last comment by Victor, on Dec 15, 2012 at 4:36 am | 54 comments | 5138 Views

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Palo Alto ponders design of new bike bridge

Emboldened by a $4 million grant and a freshly completed master plan, Palo Alto is rolling ahead with design work on a new...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2012
Last comment by Lance, on Dec 15, 2012 at 4:21 am | 24 comments | 20274 Views

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Palo Alto in final stage of California Avenue redesign

After two years of revisions, lawsuits and squabbles with area business owners, Palo Alto officials are now putting the finishing...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2012
Last comment by resident, on Dec 16, 2012 at 5:50 pm | 20 comments | 6877 Views

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Palo Alto's Christmas Tree Lane lighting up for holidays

Santa will be approaching Fulton Street chimneys, reindeer will be landing on the lawn, snowmen will be "singing" in a row...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2012
Last comment by waste of time, on Dec 15, 2012 at 7:27 pm | 9 comments | 3221 Views

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Mobile-home park closure would displace 400

The planned closing of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park in Palo Alto to make way for an apartment complex took a step forward...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2012
Last comment by palo alto parent, on Aug 19, 2013 at 11:58 am | 68 comments | 8559 Views

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Palo Alto poised to embark on trash experiment

Those black carts filled with trash may soon disappear from the curbside of one Palo Alto neighborhood as part of the city's...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2012
Last comment by jardins, on Dec 17, 2012 at 3:54 pm | 24 comments | 5101 Views

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Survey shows residents want Newell Bridge removed

Even as plans proceed to replace the Newell Road bridge that connects Palo Alto and East Palo Alto, Palo Alto residents who...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2012
Last comment by Screw growth, on Dec 24, 2012 at 12:51 am | 72 comments | 5316 Views

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Firefighters duck gunfire in East Palo Alto

Firefighters returning to their East Palo Alto station ran for cover after two rival gangs engaged in a gun battle in front...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2012
Last comment by Enough!, on Dec 17, 2012 at 1:56 pm | 16 comments | 2502 Views

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Around Town

A PERFECT MATCH? ... The intricate courtship between Palo Alto and Yangpu, a district within Shanghai, started to get serious...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2012
Last comment by Janet F, on Dec 15, 2012 at 3:57 pm | 5 comments | 2734 Views

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Palo Alto bird lovers to take part in Christmas Bird Count

On Monday, Dec. 17, volunteers will fan out throughout Palo Alto for the annual Christmas Bird Count sponsored by the National...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2012
Last comment by , on Dec 15, 2012 at 4:55 pm | 6 comments | 3049 Views

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Sharon Hofstedt: Hot chocolate and community building

As a pre-teen in small-town Minnesota, Sharon Hofstedt delivered the Minneapolis Star Tribune door to door seven days a week. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2012
Last comment by Ducatigirl, on Dec 17, 2012 at 4:00 pm | 3 comments | 2807 Views

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Tomorrow's events (Dec. 18)

[http://www.smcl.org/en/node/6067 Holiday Concert: Mary McLaughlin] Celtic singer and songwriter Mary McLaughlin will perform...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2012
Last comment by randy albin, on Dec 17, 2012 at 10:51 am | 1 comment | 2705 Views

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Getting to 'yes'

There's a phrase that Brodie Hamilton uses to describe people's reluctance to switch from commuting by car to taking an alternate...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2012
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 17, 2012 at 4:53 pm | 2 comments | 4158 Views

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CEO of Jewish Community Center to leave Palo Alto

Alan Sataloff, the CEO of the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center since 2004, is quitting to take a position in Chicago,...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2012
Last comment by Ronna Devincenzi, on Dec 18, 2012 at 2:29 pm | 6 comments | 2782 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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