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Californians waive labor law for Uber and Lyft, keep cash bail and affirmative action ban: Prop and hot race calls

Californians have weighed in on key propositions and legislative and congressional contests. Here's what the early returns...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2020
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Former police sergeant charged with assault pleads not guilty

A former Palo Alto police supervisor accused of slamming the head of a handcuffed man against a car windshield pleaded not...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2020
Last comment by , on Nov 4, 2020 at 11:19 pm | 1 comment | 4973 Views

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Valley Water's tax measure for safe, clean water and flood protection on path to victory

Santa Clara Valley Water District's bid to extend a parcel tax for water protection and flood control indefinitely appears...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2020
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Five key takeaways for the 2020-21 school year in California

Distance learning has complicated things for an education system already facing challenges, but stakeholders are adapting. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2020
Last comment by kanekiikenn, on Oct 16, 2020 at 4:26 am | 1 comment | 3974 Views

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Rep. Eshoo, mental health advocates push for suicide prevention legislation

The House Energy and Commerce Committee recently passed three bills related to suicide prevention, which Rep. Anna Eshoo...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2020
Last comment by BillyBirch, on Oct 5, 2020 at 7:37 am | 1 comment | 4523 Views

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Books capture 'The Face of Iran Before'

Palo Alto resident Dennis Briskin's two books capture an Iran that in some ways no longer exists -- before the 1979 Islamic...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2020
Last comment by Preeva Adler Tramiel, on Sep 4, 2020 at 6:41 pm | 1 comment | 2251 Views

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The Corner Laughers bring bright indie-pop to online concert

The Corner Laughers will play a free online concert on July 25, 1 p.m. presented by the Menlo Park Library. Read the full...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jul 23, 2020 at 5:27 pm | 1 comment | 2453 Views

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Faced with telling toddler daughter she can't hug her grandparents, Stanford doctor pens children's book

How do you explain to a toddler that she can't hug her grandparents right now? Dr. Ben Lindquist wrote rhymes compiled in...

Original post made on May. 20, 2020
Last comment by Palo Alto Nana, on May 20, 2020 at 11:39 am | 3 comments | 5088 Views

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How to get your reading fix while everything's closed

Many local bookstores and libraries have adjusted to no-contact business models and are offering a variety of new services...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2020
Last comment by pearl, on Apr 27, 2020 at 5:12 pm | 5 comments | 5424 Views

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Owner of Lee's Comics pulls the plug after more than 37 years

After serving comic book and graphic novel fans for more than 37 years, Lee Hester shut down his last eponymous comic book...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2020
Last comment by Geri Spieler, on Mar 30, 2020 at 12:44 pm | 2 comments | 14278 Views

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Priory boys give Pinewood the 'Axe' in WBAL basketball

Ashton Axe hit a layup late in the fourth quarter to push host Priory past Pinewood 39-38 in a West Bay Athletic League boys...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2020
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What's Palo Alto reading? Local book lovers share their favorite titles of the past year

Local book experts share a few of their favorite reads of 2019 and data on what titles were most popular. Read the full...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2020
Last comment by The Extorter, on Jan 27, 2020 at 11:57 am | 3 comments | 4059 Views

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Former Eastside hoops coach enjoying his time in China

After many years coaching at the high school level, Donovan Blythe made the decision to strike out into new territory. He...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jan 14, 2020 at 8:03 am | 1 comment | 2203 Views

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Jan Brett brings her whimsical world to Palo Alto

Author-illustrator Jan Brett, who has drawn in fans for her combination of simple-yet-clever storylines and richly detailed...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Dec 13, 2019 at 2:21 pm | 1 comment | 3503 Views

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Back to School Health Fair to offer medical, safety tips

From disaster preparedness tips to free immunizations, a Back to School Health Fair in East Palo Alto this Saturday will...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2019
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An immigrant's American dreams and nightmares

In her new memoir, National Public Radio tech correspondent Aarti Namdev Shahani focuses her journalistic gaze upon her own...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2019
Last comment by Independents, on Oct 19, 2019 at 4:39 pm | 5 comments | 3508 Views

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Palo Alto lawyer spins real-life experience into fictional thriller

Mitchell Zimmerman drew on his experience as a civil rights worker, long career as a technology lawyer and 22 years volunteering...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2019
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Fall reading: Five books by local authors to give you a new perspective of Palo Alto

With cooler weather and shorter days ahead, the start of fall is a good time to update your reading list. This month we're...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2019
Last comment by Light My Fire, on Sep 22, 2019 at 2:00 pm | 3 comments | 3105 Views

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Palo Alto looks to repeat last year's football success

Paly coach Nelson Gifford was asked if he thought his current team could be as good as last year’s team, which went 10-2...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2019
Last comment by resident, on Aug 18, 2019 at 9:40 pm | 1 comment | 3032 Views

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One dies in collision between box truck and fire truck, blocking southbound U.S. Highway 101 in Palo Alto

All lanes of southbound U.S. Highway 101 in Palo Alto are closed and one man died after a box truck rear-ended a Palo Alto...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 5, 2019 at 8:13 pm | 24 comments | 9334 Views
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