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Menlo Park Fire Protection District to appoint new chief next week

Mark Lorenzen, who has nearly 31 years of experience with the Ventura County Fire Department, is anticipated to begin his...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2021
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 16, 2021 at 10:43 am | 1 comment | 3300 Views

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Wilderness and watercolors: Hidden museum honors one adventurer's stunning artwork

As a kid, Jane Woodward dreamed of living in a museum. Now a Stanford professor and art patron, she's the woman behind a...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2021
Last comment by Chris, on Dec 14, 2021 at 5:56 pm | 5 comments | 16402 Views

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Why does California have the highest jobless rate in the country?

Several factors are contributing, including the state's slow-to-rebound leisure and hospitality sectors. High quit rates...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2021
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Dec 14, 2021 at 12:42 pm | 1 comment | 3870 Views

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Around Town: Palo Alto girl, mother named runners-up on 'Top Chef Family Style'

In the latest Around Town column, news about a Palo Alto mother and daughter who competed in the finals of "Top Chef Family...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2021
Last comment by Annette, on Dec 12, 2021 at 7:58 pm | 1 comment | 8390 Views

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Palo Alto couple to plead guilty in college admissions scandal

A Palo Alto couple charged with paying to cheat on their son's college entrance exam have agreed to plead guilty after a...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2021
Last comment by Anonymous, on Dec 6, 2021 at 7:12 pm | 14 comments | 14021 Views

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Palo Alto backs plan for underpass at Churchill rail crossing

Palo Alto reached a key milestone in its divisive and convoluted journey to redesign the Churchill Avenue rail crossing Monday,...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2021
Last comment by Me 2, on Dec 6, 2021 at 11:45 am | 41 comments | 13368 Views

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Pets in Need board member assumes interim executive director role

Pets in Need, the troubled nonprofit animal shelter weathering upheaval after the deaths of seven puppies in its care, has...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2021
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Dec 6, 2021 at 11:03 am | 1 comment | 4335 Views

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announces $7M in grants for San Mateo County organizations

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announced this week that it will commit to providing $7 million in grants to 75 organizations...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2021
There are no comments yet. 4799 Views

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Around Town: Gunn High football shines in CBS Sports feature

In the latest Around Town column, news about a CBS Sports feature the celebrates Gunn High football, Palo Alto police increasing...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2021
There are no comments yet. 5103 Views

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As City Council advances renter protection laws, landlords demand a voice

Seeking to protect low-income renters from displacement, a divided Palo Alto City Council moved on Monday to craft new laws...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2021
Last comment by Speak your truth, on Dec 3, 2021 at 11:04 pm | 10 comments | 8070 Views

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Santa Clara County chips in funding to keep safe parking lots open through June 2022

Safe parking sites in Mountain View and Palo Alto, designed to help a growing number of homeless residents living in cars...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2021
Last comment by Anonymous, on Dec 1, 2021 at 12:58 pm | 2 comments | 4364 Views

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It's a wonderful time: A guide to holiday fun

Celebrations of the festive season are mostly back in person this year. Here's where to find holiday performances and events...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2021
There are no comments yet. 8689 Views

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Fletcher Middle School's dwindling size causes district to propose enrollment lottery

With the student body at Ellen Fletcher Middle School shrinking by over 30% since 2015, Palo Alto Unified is considering...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2021
Last comment by Citizen, on Nov 28, 2021 at 11:15 pm | 20 comments | 13101 Views

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Around Town: Palo Alto lights up the holidays with decoration contest

In the latest Around Town column, news about the city of Palo Alto's holiday decoration contest, the effort to restore Stanford...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2021
There are no comments yet. 5891 Views

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Help local nonprofits spread cheer this holiday season

We've compiled a list of Midpeninsula nonprofits that are accepting donations to help make the holidays brighter for those...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2021
Last comment by PA Community Advocate, on Nov 25, 2021 at 9:27 pm | 1 comment | 6757 Views

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A 'mythical bridge' no more: Palo Alto's new bike overpass is now open

A new overpass in Palo Alto that will provide yearround access to the Baylands, the new Adobe Reach trail and other outdoor...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2021
Last comment by Seer, on Nov 24, 2021 at 5:49 pm | 13 comments | 19106 Views

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Pets in Need Executive Director Al Mollica to resign

Al Mollica, the executive director of beleaguered animal advocacy organization Pets in Need, will resign, the nonprofit confirmed...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, on Nov 23, 2021 at 5:01 pm | 9 comments | 8758 Views

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Jackie Speier's retirement fuels speculation about Democratic successor

Speier's announcement that she will not seek another term in Congress has created a rare political opportunity for elected...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 20, 2021 at 6:54 pm | 19 comments | 8670 Views

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Around Town: Local mother and daughter make top 3 of 'Top Chef Family Style'

In the latest column, news about a local mother and daughter who've made the top three in "Top Chef Family Style," two good...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2021
There are no comments yet. 7303 Views

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City nears construction agreement for long-awaited Palo Alto Museum

Palo Alto entered the final stretch in its long journey to creating a new history museum on Monday, when the City Council...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2021
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Nov 18, 2021 at 3:56 pm | 14 comments | 6291 Views
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