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From Viking traditions to Silicon Valley

If you hear the words "Scandinavian American" and immediately think of large enclaves in the Northern Plains states, think...

Original post made on May. 12, 2017
Last comment by Dutchman, on May 16, 2017 at 10:43 am | 18 comments | 10573 Views


Palo Alto welcomes new vision for parks

Palo Alto's new master plan includes a treat for just about everyone who likes to play outdoors, with one exception. Corporations...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2017
Last comment by Livability Matters, on Sep 16, 2017 at 1:22 am | 18 comments | 11353 Views


Menlo Park: The Oasis to shutter March 7

The Oasis, perhaps the oldest eating establishment in Menlo Park, will close permanently March 7 after 60 years of business,...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2018
Last comment by Online Name, on Feb 25, 2018 at 9:58 pm | 18 comments | 8934 Views


Khoury's Market set to open in College Terrace

Palo Alto shoppers won't have any trouble knowing which family is in charge of the new College Terrace supermarket. Khoury's...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2018
Last comment by Nayeli, on Oct 18, 2018 at 10:19 am | 18 comments | 8776 Views


Ashlund concedes to Dharap in school board race

Special-education advocate Stacey Ashlund conceded the second open seat on the Palo Alto school board to attorney Shounak...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2018
Last comment by 2:45am??, on Nov 24, 2018 at 7:57 pm | 18 comments | 6007 Views


Nearing retirement, city manager turns down raise

Palo Alto City Manager James Keene, who is retiring this month after 10 years of service, has informed the City Council that...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2018
Last comment by context matters, on Dec 7, 2018 at 8:03 am | 18 comments | 6958 Views


After more than four decades, Maximart Pharmacy to close

Maximart Pharmacy, one of the few remaining independent pharmacies in Palo Alto, is closing its doors on Wednesday after...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2019
Last comment by wmconlon, on Nov 22, 2019 at 8:14 pm | 18 comments | 9373 Views


Alleged serial killer pleads not guilty in 1973 murder case

A former Stanford hospital medical technician pleaded not guilty on Monday morning for the 1973 murder of a 21-year-old Stanford...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2019
Last comment by Nick, on Dec 15, 2019 at 8:04 pm | 18 comments | 6972 Views


San Francisco supervisors defend refusal to support Caltrain sales tax

San Francisco supervisors Shamann Walton and Aaron Peskin on Wednesday stood by their refusal to support asking voters in...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2020
Last comment by Haters thrive here, on Jul 23, 2020 at 10:45 am | 18 comments | 5449 Views


New plan would refurbish, partially demolish Nut House building

A California Avenue building that for decades housed the Antonio's Nut House bar would be partially demolished, reconstructed...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2022
Last comment by All Along the Watchtower, on Jan 8, 2022 at 2:20 pm | 18 comments | 14906 Views


Berman curses during heated hearing on 'unprofessional conduct' bill

Assembly member Marc Berman, D-Menlo Park, apologized Tuesday after cursing out loud at public speakers who were complaining...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2022
Last comment by Tecsi, on Apr 30, 2022 at 9:53 am | 18 comments | 7464 Views


Veenker, Lauing and Lythcott-Haims poised to win City Council seats

Attorney Vicki Veenker and planning commissioner Ed Lauing were in the lead position in a race for Palo Alto's three open...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2022
Last comment by Citizen, on Nov 13, 2022 at 10:34 pm | 18 comments | 12945 Views


$30M windfall for rail crossings could put Palo Alto in a bind

Palo Alto's effort to redesign its rail corridor received a boost over the summer when the city received more than $30 million...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2023
Last comment by Leslie York, on Aug 29, 2023 at 6:38 pm | 18 comments | 10025 Views


New movie captures complexity of Steve Jobs, colleague says

"Steve Jobs," the movie that was written by Aaron Sorkin and opened in Palo Alto last week, artfully captures the character...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2015
Last comment by @a, on Oct 23, 2015 at 1:16 pm | 18 comments | 12158 Views


French Restaurant - Palo Alto or Menlo Park

Anyone want to recommend a French restaurant, for a special occasion, in Palo Alto or Menlo Park? I find the online discussions...

Original post made by nat on Mar. 30, 2009
Last comment by James94025, on Jun 29, 2011 at 6:53 pm | 18 comments | 7403 Views


Shop Talk: A bit about Asian Box

Frank Klein knows what he wants. A Palo Alto resident and 20-year veteran of the restaurant industry, he and his business...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2012
Last comment by Malini, on Apr 30, 2013 at 1:38 pm | 18 comments | 9243 Views


Join Palo Alto Reads -- "Funny in Farsi"


Original post made by Palo Alto City Librarians on Sep. 26, 2006
Last comment by Marianne, on Nov 20, 2006 at 3:51 pm | 18 comments | 10376 Views


Opinion: What most environmentalists don't know can hurt us

Global warming is a serious issue and environmentalists are trying their best to be helpful. But good intentions do not automatically...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2021
Last comment by Dave, on Oct 9, 2021 at 9:12 am | 18 comments | 12407 Views


Book sheds light on Santa Clara County's black pioneers

Author Jan Batiste Adkins' newly released book traces the history of local people of African heritage and their roles in...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2019
Last comment by A Black Man Speaketh, on Mar 3, 2019 at 3:43 pm | 17 comments | 19708 Views


PA Online heavily censored?


Original post made by Who\'s afraid? on Oct. 31, 2006
Last comment by Wolf, on Jan 21, 2007 at 6:08 pm | 17 comments | 7321 Views
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