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It's not your imagination: Large crow sculptures roost in Palo Alto

Palo Altans are used to seeing crows flock to local neighborhoods, but three of the newest corvids in town may ruffle a few...

Original post made on May. 8, 2019
Last comment by Mayfield Child, 2 hours ago | 44 comments | 6560 Views

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For sufferers of a disease that has confounded researchers, a glimmer of hope

A blood test that can diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome and that could potentially help identify treatments for the baffling...

Original post made on May. 22, 2019
Last comment by eileen , on May 22, 2019 at 10:24 pm | 1 comment | 4249 Views

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Stanford looks forward to a Frost-y summer

Tucked away in the northeast end of the Stanford University campus and sequestered behind construction fencing for the past...

Original post made on May. 16, 2019
Last comment by Gary Beckham, on May 21, 2019 at 8:10 pm | 5 comments | 3035 Views

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City pats itself on the back for making strides in affordable housing

In the latest Around Town column, read about a special proclamation approved by the city of Palo Alto that recognizes its...

Original post made on May. 18, 2019
Last comment by Xiao Ping, on May 21, 2019 at 8:00 pm | 13 comments | 3375 Views

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Ellen and Mike Turbow: Hospice, special-needs champions

Creating a more joyful path in life for all has been key to Ellen and Mike Turbow's work over the past five-plus decades....

Original post made on May. 3, 2019
Last comment by roberta ralston, on May 20, 2019 at 2:43 pm | 1 comment | 650 Views

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Sunday bake sale to raise money for brain cancer cure after Palo Alto student's death

Addison Elementary School fifth-grader Nathan Carlsen died of a rare brain cancer on March 19, 2018. Now, his friends are...

Original post made on May. 18, 2019
Last comment by Anonymous, on May 19, 2019 at 10:39 am | 2 comments | 5218 Views

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Gunn softball reaches its goal but loses in CCS tourney

Senior Michele Schwarzwalder and freshman Lauren Li each had two hits but the Gunn softball team dropped a 6-2 decision at...

Original post made on May. 18, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on May 18, 2019 at 6:20 pm | 1 comment | 810 Views

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What $9 million won't get you in Old Palo Alto: A house on a lot

A quarter-acre property for sale in Palo Alto is turning heads for what's not included in its $9-million price tag: a house. Read...

Original post made on May. 9, 2019
Last comment by rising ground water, on May 18, 2019 at 12:22 pm | 22 comments | 10747 Views

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Dragons and monsters and ghosts, oh my!

If you go see Cameron McNary's "Shoggoths on the Veldt" at the Dragon Theatre, leave your seriousness at the door, sit back...

Original post made on May. 16, 2019
Last comment by john kirschner, on May 17, 2019 at 3:12 am | 2 comments | 1191 Views

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Passionate volunteers among Tall Tree honorees

The Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce has announced this year's Tall Tree awardees -- four individuals and organizations that...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2019
Last comment by Inspired, on May 16, 2019 at 11:56 pm | 3 comments | 4819 Views

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Forecast: Back-to-back storms to hit Bay Area this week

A pair of back-to-back storms will move through the Bay Area this week, with the first coming through on Tuesday through...

Original post made on May. 13, 2019
Last comment by Climate Change, on May 16, 2019 at 3:01 pm | 14 comments | 3629 Views

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Palo Alto gets ultimate birthday party at May FĂȘte Parade

From birthday cake floats to colorful balloons to party hats, the Palo Alto community cheerfully celebrated the city's 125th...

Original post made on May. 5, 2019
Last comment by Do They Still Have The Pet Parade?, on May 15, 2019 at 10:07 pm | 7 comments | 2199 Views

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Palo Alto chief communication officer steps down

Claudia Keith, who joined the city six years ago to fill the newly created position, has concluded her tenure as chief communication...

Original post made on May. 15, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on May 15, 2019 at 11:11 am | 1 comment | 1460 Views

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Hawaii water polo team loses $16K in gear in Palo Alto auto burglary

Twenty members of the University of Hawaii women's water polo team had nearly $16,000 of equipment stolen in a Palo Alto...

Original post made on May. 12, 2019
Last comment by reality of it, on May 13, 2019 at 6:41 pm | 17 comments | 3536 Views

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Grants available for Bay Area's low-income residents for clean air vehicle purchases

Low-income residents of certain Bay Area neighborhoods can get help to replace their old cars with clean air vehicles thanks...

Original post made on May. 12, 2019
Last comment by AllYouCanEat, on May 13, 2019 at 9:40 am | 3 comments | 4677 Views

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Gloria Hom: Educator, economist, civic leader

Midtown resident Gloria Hom has held many roles in her life: the economist; the wife, mother of three and grandmother; the...

Original post made on May. 3, 2019
Last comment by Mary R Batchelder, on May 11, 2019 at 10:24 am | 1 comment | 661 Views

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Around Town: The underdog; 'Hope is An Action'

In the latest Around Town column, read about a Paly educator advancing to the "Jeopardy!" Teachers Tournament, actress Glenn...

Original post made on May. 11, 2019
There are no comments yet. 1517 Views

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How the Town of Atherton proposes to steal from the residents of the Fire District

The Town Council has no shame! These are just some of their proposals for ways in which Fire District funds could be...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on May. 10, 2019
There are no comments yet. 116 Views

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Seniors take center stage for Stanford women's tennis

The fifth-ranked Stanford women's tennis team completed a sweep of its final homestand, beating No. 15 Washington 4-0 on...

Original post made on May. 9, 2019
There are no comments yet. 1067 Views

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Foothill College's boundary-pushing radio station turns 60

Like many residents living in the Bay Area, I have spent decades wondering what's wrong with the bottom of my radio dial. Read...

Original post made on May. 9, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on May 9, 2019 at 7:47 pm | 1 comment | 1989 Views
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