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Palo Alto set to move ahead with new garages

After years of planning, Palo Alto is preparing to take a significant step toward alleviating the worsening parking shortages...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2016
Last comment by By Storm, 18 minutes ago | 24 comments | 2432 Views

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The ambassador of 'Arabology'

Tune into KZSU 90.1 (Stanford University's radio station) and you'll hear hip-hop, electronica, folk songs, indie pop, rock...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by Casa De Cerveza, on Dec 8, 2016 at 5:52 pm | 3 comments | 1554 Views

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New farmers' market baker knows art, science of bread-making

In a tiny village in central France where Portola Valley resident Fiona Strouts' parents live, the arrival of the baker and...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2016
Last comment by Mark, on Dec 8, 2016 at 5:29 pm | 1 comment | 891 Views

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Palo Alto council deals a blow to Communication & Power Industry

Barron Park residents who have long complained about the perils of living next to a plating shop filled with toxic chemicals...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2015
Last comment by JRi, on Dec 7, 2016 at 9:11 am | 17 comments | 5749 Views

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Traffic mess gridlocks Palo Alto for hours

A big rig breakdown on the Dumbarton Bridge caused a traffic backup in Palo Alto and Menlo Park that lasted for hours on...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by We ARE the traffic., on Dec 6, 2016 at 10:44 pm | 23 comments | 1442 Views

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Cold, wet weather in this week's forecast

Nature appears to finally be kicking open the storm door, with winter storms expected to begin on Wednesday and to continue...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, on Dec 6, 2016 at 10:28 pm | 1 comment | 2400 Views

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Captured Palo Alto inmate appears in court

The Palo Alto inmate who broke out from Santa Clara County Main Jail in San Jose the night before Thanksgiving and stayed...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2016
There are no comments yet. 520 Views

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'Geeks vs. Zombies' invades the stage

This holiday season, Mountain View's Pear Theatre is steering away from traditional fare in favor of something a bit less...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by Nina G. Perry, on Dec 2, 2016 at 7:45 pm | 1 comment | 1220 Views

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Menlo Park: Locals seek to protect vulnerable groups before Trump takes office

Before President-elect Donald Trump takes office Jan. 20, some people in Menlo Park are trying to cement protections for...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2016
Last comment by Pragmatist, on Dec 2, 2016 at 3:16 pm | 22 comments | 2429 Views

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Nobu confirmed to open in Palo Alto

"It's time to put the rumors to rest," Seth McDaniels, general manager of Palo Alto's The Epiphany Hotel said in a statement....

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2016
Last comment by Laughing Again, on Dec 2, 2016 at 3:10 pm | 6 comments | 499 Views

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Dance fans

Paper fans, handkerchiefs and dance sticks are proving to be a popular alternative to traditional fitness equipment on exercise...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
There are no comments yet. 141 Views

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Chimney checkup

Before you light that match for the first wood fire of the winter season, if you still have a wood-burning fireplace, start...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2016
Last comment by Melchers, on Dec 1, 2016 at 11:21 pm | 4 comments | 958 Views

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Escaped Palo Alto inmate found hiding in attic

Laron Campbell, the Palo Alto inmate who escaped from a San Jose jail nearly a week ago, was found Tuesday night when he...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by Cid Young, on Dec 1, 2016 at 3:55 pm | 2 comments | 592 Views

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In expansion, Junior Museum eyes new features, fees

When Palo Alto's small but beloved Junior Museum & Zoo completes its renovation, visitors will gain access to new classrooms,...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2016
Last comment by Annual memberships make sense, on Nov 30, 2016 at 12:14 pm | 17 comments | 4918 Views

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Shop Talk: Essentique opens; Watercourse Way redecorates

A look at Essentique, a new beauty store on Park Boulevard, and new, unconventional artwork at Watercourse Way in downtown...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2016
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on Nov 29, 2016 at 10:20 am | 5 comments | 3821 Views

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Peninsula Hardware closes after 63 years

A longtime fixture of Palo Alto's Midtown neighborhood, Peninsula Hardware, has closed its doors and will hold a store-closing...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2016
Last comment by Lowell, on Nov 28, 2016 at 10:44 pm | 32 comments | 9746 Views

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Senior nonprofits spar over Avenidas space in Palo Alto

Just weeks after the nonprofit Avenidas secured the city's permission to significantly expand its historic facility in downtown...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2016
Last comment by cynical, on Nov 28, 2016 at 6:58 am | 11 comments | 4383 Views

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Stanford prepares for next chapter of campus expansion

Faced with a heavy demand for housing, evolving academic disciplines and anticipated growth in its undergraduate population,...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2016
Last comment by Maybe, on Nov 27, 2016 at 3:15 pm | 29 comments | 8459 Views

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Paly's Liang, six others join Stanford men's swim program

Seven talented high school student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Cardinal men's swimming and...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2016
Last comment by Make Stanford Men's Swimming Great Again, on Nov 26, 2016 at 7:02 am | 1 comment | 1028 Views

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Government closures, hours for Thanksgiving

Here is a list of local and regional service closures and changes for Thanksgiving. Some organizations will have special...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2016
Last comment by juan, on Nov 23, 2016 at 11:38 am | 1 comment | 2547 Views
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