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Reclaiming California's natural aesthetic

California's native plants are giving the classic lawn a run for its money. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/04/08/reclaiming-californias-natural-ae...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2015
Last comment by Cynthia Typaldos, on Apr 12, 2015 at 12:06 pm | 3 comments | 2599 Views

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City Clerk Beth Minor sheds 'interim' label

Palo Alto's new city clerk, Beth Minor, won't need much time learning the ropes in the busy office on the seventh floor....

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2015
Last comment by Lydia Kou, on Apr 22, 2015 at 2:44 pm | 3 comments | 3489 Views

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Weekly receives top journalism prize -- third year in a row

It's a three-peat for the Palo Alto Weekly: On Saturday, the news organization was selected for the third consecutive year...

Original post made on May. 9, 2015
Last comment by spike, on May 11, 2015 at 12:33 pm | 3 comments | 4360 Views

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Palo Alto man arrested for alleged threats

A Palo Alto man was arrested in Mountain View near the Safeway on San Antonio road last week after he threatened to harm...

Original post made on May. 14, 2015
Last comment by Roger, on May 14, 2015 at 11:37 am | 3 comments | 4103 Views

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Palo Alto woman scares off intruder during attempted home burglary

A burglar who posed as a construction worker and tried to enter a guest house in Midtown on Monday morning left empty handed...

Original post made on May. 19, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on May 20, 2015 at 12:23 pm | 3 comments | 4510 Views

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Crafted cups

Third-wave coffee pioneer Blue Bottle Coffee is serving up its carefully crafted cups of java out of Palo Alto's historic...

Original post made on May. 21, 2015
Last comment by Que Pasa, on May 24, 2015 at 12:05 pm | 3 comments | 3461 Views

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Stanford University lab received live anthrax shipment

Stanford University officials assured the public Thursday, May 28, that a vial potentially carrying live anthrax that was...

Original post made on May. 28, 2015
Last comment by Citizen 7, on May 28, 2015 at 4:49 pm | 3 comments | 557 Views

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Class of '15 profiles: Taking the roads less traveled

It takes courage to walk to the beat of your own drum at any point in life, but perhaps particularly so during high school. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2015
Last comment by thank you, on Jun 4, 2015 at 3:53 pm | 3 comments | 5897 Views

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Where did Vito La Sala go? (Jordan teacher)

Hello neighbors, I'm curious if anyone knows where Mr. La Sala has gone? He was a favorite history teacher at Jordan Middle...

Original post made by PAUSD alumni on Jun. 8, 2015
Last comment by Mom, on Sep 2, 2016 at 12:31 am | 3 comments | 1111 Views

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What's with the helicopter? Is someone on the loose again?

I don't see anything on PAPD Twitter....

Original post made by Huh? on Jun. 11, 2015
Last comment by AlexDeLarge, on Jun 12, 2015 at 12:02 pm | 3 comments | 606 Views

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How NOT to landscape

I used to hate my front yard. It was boring and scruffy, and it needed pizzazz. I spent months trying to figure out why my...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2015
Last comment by Kazu, on Jul 3, 2015 at 5:21 pm | 3 comments | 8698 Views

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Was there a fire this morning on Stanford campus?

I was walking the dish and there was a big plume of smoke from near the intersection of Junipero Serra and Campus drive....

Original post made by momomom on Jul. 3, 2015
Last comment by momomom, on Jul 4, 2015 at 2:03 pm | 3 comments | 1175 Views

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Catering to the community

The founders of Ada's Cafe at Mitchell Park Community Center have created a nonprofit eatery that serves everyone. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 4, 2015
Last comment by Rachel Matta, on Jul 11, 2015 at 8:10 am | 3 comments | 2859 Views

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Elmo & the Old Quackers snags July Fourth Chili Cook-Off title

Elmo & the Old Quackers bested 15 returning teams and five new competitors to take the top prize of Best Overall in this...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2015
Last comment by ChrisC, on Jul 8, 2015 at 2:00 pm | 3 comments | 4232 Views

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HP's Bill Veghte to head SurveyMonkey

Palo Alto-based SurveyMonkey has announced it is hiring former Hewlett-Packard Co. executive Bill Veghte as CEO, replacing...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2015
Last comment by Downtown Worker, on Jul 8, 2015 at 4:30 pm | 3 comments | 3894 Views

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Scott Carey, former Palo Alto mayor, dies at 82

Scott T. Carey, a former Palo Alto mayor and a well-known figure in Silicon Valley real estate, died on Aug. 11 at his home...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2015
Last comment by Jay Thorwaldson, on Aug 18, 2015 at 4:10 pm | 3 comments | 4498 Views

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Visual raptures: Stanford's Windhover Meditation Center opens offers inspiration through art

The recent opening of the Anderson Collection at Stanford, next door to the Cantor Arts Center, attracted a great deal of...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2015
Last comment by friend, on Aug 14, 2015 at 7:39 pm | 3 comments | 1264 Views

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Palo Alto contractor pleads no contest to theft, sentenced to jail

A Palo Alto contractor who had been accused of defrauding an Atherton homeowner pleaded no contest to one misdemeanor charge...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Aug 26, 2015 at 10:54 am | 3 comments | 4841 Views

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Buckets of changes

Kitchen pails for food scraps made their way to Palo Alto residents in June, and the service collection began July 1. As...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Yuckie, on Aug 28, 2015 at 11:28 am | 3 comments | 838 Views

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Home Front

This week includes East Palo Alto Children's Day in the Park on Saturday, Green Fest on Sunday and moth observations on Monday...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Aug 28, 2015 at 7:24 pm | 3 comments | 2202 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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