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Surf Air gets some noise from local residents

At least 150 people showed up in Atherton on Tuesday night (Sept. 30) for a public meeting with officials from Surf Air,...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2014
Last comment by Jetman, 17 minutes ago | 13 comments | 852 Views

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What energizes great teachers? Palo Alto teacher goes on road trip to find out

Palo Alto High School English teacher David Cohen is taking the year off to travel to school districts up and down California,...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2014
Last comment by David Cohen, 12 hours ago | 13 comments | 2688 Views

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Sex crimes, liquor violations remain high at Stanford, report says

Stanford University issued its latest crime report this week with a new "dating violence" sex-crime category and new definitions...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2014
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Sep 30, 2014 at 3:57 pm | 5 comments | 180 Views

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What makes an Expressway an Expressway?

The term "expressway" conjures up a picture of a road where traffic can travel faster and with less obstructions than a regular...

Original post made by Resident on Sep. 17, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 24, 2014 at 1:14 pm | 6 comments | 227 Views

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East Palo Alto men sentenced to four years for threatening child with gun

Two East Palo Alto men who videotaped pushing a young boy in the head with a loaded handgun and threatening to shoot him...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2014
Last comment by iSez, on Sep 24, 2014 at 12:19 pm | 3 comments | 355 Views

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Silicon Valley Community Foundation to get $7.5M grant

Silicon Valley Community Foundation in Mountain View will receive $7.5 million from the federal Social Innovation Fund to...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2014
Last comment by L. Thomas, on Sep 22, 2014 at 1:33 pm | 1 comment | 622 Views

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Digital First Media to consider sale of company, local newspapers

Digital First Media, the media company that owns the San Jose Mercury News and The Daily News, announced Friday that it has...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by Share, on Sep 21, 2014 at 10:25 pm | 9 comments | 1413 Views

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3-foot buffer zone for cyclists takes effect

A new state law requiring motorists to keep a 3-foot buffer zone when overtaking or passing bicyclists took effect today....

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Polly Wanacracker, on Sep 18, 2014 at 5:20 pm | 52 comments | 3420 Views

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Mark Hurd resurrected

Mark Hurd, who was infamously fired as CEO of HP after a sex scandal seems to have resurrected himself. Larry Ellison announced...

Original post made by marky mark on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by Happy Wife, on Sep 18, 2014 at 3:26 pm | 1 comment | 140 Views

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Fair housing veteran to helm East Palo Alto rent control program

A longtime advocate for fair housing in East Palo Alto has been picked as the city's new rent-control administrator, staff...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 17, 2014 at 7:22 pm | 4 comments | 1300 Views

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East Palo Alto city manager retains hiring power

The authority to appoint East Palo Alto's new police chief will remain with the city manager, the City Council agreed on...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 17, 2014 at 6:48 pm | 1 comment | 665 Views

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Stanford women sweep Pac-12 defensive soccer honors

Stanford's defense took the spotlight among the Pac-12 Player of the Week awards for women's soccer, which were announced...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by franky, on Sep 16, 2014 at 5:02 pm | 2 comments | 664 Views

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Development director chosen as interim East Palo Alto manager

Carlos Martinez, East Palo Alto's longtime economic development director, was chosen by the City Council as interim city...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 16, 2014 at 1:58 pm | 1 comment | 442 Views

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"A" for the Palo Alto Police Department; "F" for our abysmal mental health system

My 37 year old son has suffered from severe mental illness for almost 15 years now. Like many others who have similar diagnoses,...

Original post made by John Jacobs on Aug. 31, 2014
Last comment by John Jacobs, on Sep 14, 2014 at 8:23 pm | 10 comments | 536 Views

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Explosion of new businesses calls for mentors

Cecilia Corral was just out of college when she got involved in a health care startup with other recent graduates. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2014
Last comment by Thomas Jensen, on Sep 12, 2014 at 10:44 am | 3 comments | 2666 Views

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Strong vs weak American presidents

Ronald Reagan stood strong in favor of liberating the socialist slaves behind the Iron Curtain. He backed up his rhetoric...

Original post made by Michael on Feb. 1, 2011
Last comment by Warren, on Sep 10, 2014 at 6:30 pm | 165 comments | 3559 Views

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Foundation launches website to connect legal volunteers, immigrants

In anticipation of an eventual federal overhaul of the nation's immigration laws and a growing immigrant population in Silicon...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2014
Last comment by problematic population, on Sep 9, 2014 at 4:04 pm | 7 comments | 1197 Views

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Local Whole Foods markets implicated in pricing violations

A statewide investigation of pricing irregularities by Whole Foods Market, including at its Palo Alto store, has resulted...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2014
Last comment by Jen C , on Sep 8, 2014 at 2:05 pm | 28 comments | 8622 Views

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Conquering the clutter

A woman entered her parents' home office, quickly scanned the room and noted the mounds of unfiled bills, stock transactions...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2014
Last comment by Memories, on Sep 8, 2014 at 12:51 pm | 6 comments | 3879 Views

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Menlo Park Mandarin Charter School

Parents in Menlo Park have petitioned for a K-8 Mandarin Immersion Charter School. http://www.mercurynews.com/News/ci_26479564/Parents-group-asks-Menlo-Park-district-to-let-it-st...

Original post made by Anonymous on Sep. 7, 2014
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Sep 8, 2014 at 11:15 am | 1 comment | 175 Views
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