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Bad driving in the Silicon Valley

When we relocated to the Bay Area several years ago, we noticed the strange driving habits of many local drivers. I noticed...

Original post made by Nayeli on Apr. 21, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Apr 23, 2015 at 2:12 pm | 20 comments | 440 Views

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No excuses

Director Kirby Dick's new documentary on sexual assault, "The Hunting Ground," should be required viewing for every current...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Apr 22, 2015 at 12:10 am | 5 comments | 1198 Views

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East Palo Alto residents march against gentrification

In a show of solidarity and to build a greater coalition of families throughout East Palo Alto, residents marched to City...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2015
Last comment by Thomas, on Apr 21, 2015 at 9:19 am | 85 comments | 5712 Views

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Desalination Plant

Here is a map of proposed desalination plants in California. There is nothing planned near the peninsula. http://www.mercurynews.com/portlet/article/html/imageDisplay.jsp?content...

Original post made by Chris on Apr. 20, 2015
Last comment by WilliamR, on Apr 20, 2015 at 11:45 pm | 2 comments | 95 Views

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Body found Thursday confirmed to be missing Palo Alto hiker

The Alameda County Coroner's Office has confirmed that a body found in a wilderness area that of a Palo Alto man who went...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2015
Last comment by LoveandServe, on Apr 20, 2015 at 10:07 pm | 3 comments | 6553 Views

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State sets new mandatory water restrictions for urban areas

California's State Water Resources Control Board voted unanimously Wednesday to impose new mandatory restrictions on urban...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by Larry Cohn, on Apr 20, 2015 at 4:15 am | 23 comments | 3560 Views

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Feature story: A measure of his heart

Lawrence Viariseo has survived falling off a 100-foot cliff and breaking his back, paralysis from the waist down and bladder...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2012
Last comment by niecekins, on Apr 17, 2015 at 10:37 pm | 12 comments | 2424 Views

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Remembering kindness amid atrocities

Liliane Kuhn was just 1 1/2 years old when a strange woman took her away from her parents. Hitler's henchmen were tightening...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2015
Last comment by Sea Reddy, on Apr 13, 2015 at 2:51 pm | 6 comments | 3171 Views

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Community examines rail-crossing hazards in Menlo Park

After a 35-year-old woman died when a bullet train struck her car at the Ravenswood Avenue crossing in Menlo Park, the community...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2015
Last comment by Hilary, on Apr 13, 2015 at 10:02 am | 14 comments | 2951 Views

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Scientists: State drought likely to worsen

The likelihood of California experiencing more warm, dry years leading to severe drought is increasing, according to research...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2015
Last comment by Resident since 1957, on Apr 9, 2015 at 12:11 am | 12 comments | 2222 Views

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Brown orders mandatory reduction in water usage

Gov. Jerry Brown today issued an executive order for statewide mandatory water use reductions, the first-ever order in California's...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Apr 5, 2015 at 12:49 pm | 45 comments | 4207 Views

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New nonprofit creates micro-businesses

A new nonprofit in East Palo Alto teaching single mothers and young women entrepreneurship through micro-businesses is helping...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by Grandma in PA, on Apr 3, 2015 at 10:58 am | 2 comments | 3921 Views

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Palo Alto adopts water-use restrictions

With drought conditions continuing to plague the state, Palo Alto officials swiftly passed a resolution Monday restricting...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2014
Last comment by Bob McGrew, on Apr 1, 2015 at 9:14 pm | 21 comments | 7237 Views

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Woman killed after train strikes car in Menlo Park

A female driver was killed when her car was stuck on train tracks in Menlo Park and hit by a Caltrain, sending the car flying...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2015
Last comment by Esmi Johnson, on Mar 26, 2015 at 12:49 am | 83 comments | 20269 Views

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Through art, Stanford students open conversation about mental health

There are 129 pages of raw, intimate and powerful expressions of the experience of both mental and physical illness in "Release.Restart.Review,"...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2015
Last comment by captainjohann, on Mar 24, 2015 at 11:15 pm | 1 comment | 6922 Views

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Drought plans

The drought shows no signs of going away, and in fact appears to be getting worse. By various estimates, the state of California...

Original post made by Chris Zaharias on Mar. 17, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Mar 17, 2015 at 5:44 pm | 6 comments | 162 Views

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Facebook executive gives $1 million to East Palo Alto nonprofit

Facebook Chief Product Officer Chris Cox and his wife have donated $1 million to an East Palo Alto nonprofit group to help...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Mar 13, 2015 at 11:16 am | 8 comments | 4970 Views

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Social worker to stand trial in sex-abuse cases

A former San Mateo County Child Protective Services Agency social worker accused of molesting two East Palo Alto girls was...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2112 Views

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New earthquake forecast shows greater chance of magnitude-8 temblors

A new California earthquake forecast predicts that the state will experience a decrease in magnitude-6.7 earthquakes in the...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2015
Last comment by Safety first, on Mar 12, 2015 at 9:07 pm | 4 comments | 4084 Views

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Watch for new double decker buses in town.

KTVU is reporting a trial of the use of double decker buses across the Bay through Palo Alto. http://www.ktvu.com/story/28182114/ac-transit-considers-buying-new-double-decker-buses ...

Original post made by Resident on Feb. 23, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 6, 2015 at 12:48 pm | 3 comments | 275 Views
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