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Reveling in reverb: Concert celebrates rich history of Bay Area surf music

Every Saturday night when the clock strikes 8 p.m., the Bay Area radio waves are drenched with a torrent of heavy reverberating...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2019
Last comment by lindaloo, on Oct 27, 2019 at 11:58 am | 2 comments | 1872 Views

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Library director tapped to serve as Palo Alto's assistant city manager

Monique le Conge Ziesenhenne, who in 2011 was hired to serve as Palo Alto's library director, is about to take on a new role...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2019
Last comment by How to get ahead..., on Oct 26, 2019 at 7:04 pm | 4 comments | 2730 Views

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Mary Margaret 'Moo' Anderson, art collector and philanthropist, dies at 92

Mary Margaret "Moo" Anderson, who, along with her husband pledged the core of her family's 20th-century American art collection...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2019
Last comment by David McLaughlin, on Oct 25, 2019 at 11:36 pm | 1 comment | 2256 Views

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New Stanford Hospital architect tapped on building's 'DNA' to design $2 billion facility

Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly has designed iconic structures around the world that have earned him international recognition....

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2019
Last comment by Andrew, on Oct 25, 2019 at 8:30 am | 2 comments | 5059 Views

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Rising uke star comes to Palo Alto

With a blend of Polynesian roots, influences from a variety of genres and a stunning range of ukulele skills, Taimane has...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2019
Last comment by Melody, on Oct 24, 2019 at 10:10 pm | 2 comments | 2655 Views

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Shop Talk: Everlane is coming to Palo Alto, Spanish tapas arrive

In this week's Shop Talk column, read about Millennial clothing brand Everlane's first Palo Alto store, a new gluten-free...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2019
There are no comments yet. 3653 Views

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San Mateo County cities fume as Stanford rebuffs their funding requests

In a stinging rebuke, a coalition of San Mateo County cities have issued a statement Friday criticizing Stanford for rejecting...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2019
Last comment by Green Gables, on Oct 21, 2019 at 10:54 am | 7 comments | 6769 Views

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Palo Alto police sergeant involved in forceful Buena Vista arrest no longer employed in city

Wayne Benitez, the police sergeant who was captured by a surveillance camera slamming a man onto a car hood during a 2018...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2019
Last comment by Harvard, on Oct 20, 2019 at 9:21 pm | 14 comments | 6102 Views

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Oracle CEO Mark Hurd, known for his 'visionary' business approach, dies at 62

Silicon Valley tech executive Mark Hurd, who served as CEO for Oracle and Hewlett-Packard, died Friday at the age of 62,...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2019
Last comment by CeeCee, on Oct 20, 2019 at 4:04 am | 5 comments | 6585 Views

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Ukulele lessons, no strings attached at Mountain View Library

Newbies and regulars converge at free monthly event to play and sing together at the Mountain View Public Library. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2019
Last comment by RobertRoth, on Oct 20, 2019 at 3:13 am | 2 comments | 2229 Views

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World Singing Day to be celebrated at Cubberley

Palo Alto's Cubberley Artist Studio Program (CASP) artist Conrad Johnson is bringing a celebration of World Singing Day to...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Oct 16, 2019 at 12:42 pm | 1 comment | 1265 Views

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Construction has begun on Bay Trail segment

Construction has begun on a new segment of the San Francisco Bay Trail in the Ravenswood Preserve near East Palo Alto. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2019
Last comment by dollarbin, on Oct 16, 2019 at 12:38 pm | 5 comments | 2892 Views

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Palo Alto's push for more housing spreads to San Antonio

Facing a shortage of housing proposals, Palo Alto is now considering a move that would have been virtually unthinkable just...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 16, 2019 at 7:19 am | 29 comments | 6094 Views

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Historic Alpine Inn reopening in Portola Valley on Friday

Two private parties at the historic Alpine Inn, a Portola Valley institution that was recently sold and closed for renovation,...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2019
Last comment by musical, on Oct 16, 2019 at 3:33 am | 6 comments | 16976 Views

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Community gets active through exercise at Moonlight Run & Walk

Under the near-full harvest moon, roughly 2,000 people flocked to the Palo Alto Baylands on Friday night for the 35th annual...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2019
Last comment by Participant, on Oct 12, 2019 at 10:10 am | 1 comment | 3720 Views

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PG&E cuts power to a few Palo Alto Hills customers late Wednesday

A few Palo Alto Hills residents lost power late Wednesday as part of PG&E's planned power outages, while others who braced...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2019
Last comment by A Noun Ea Mus , on Oct 10, 2019 at 9:54 pm | 8 comments | 3518 Views

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Wider Foothills Park access gains support

In the latest Around Town column, a proposed one-year pilot program to open Foothills Park access gains support and the new...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2019
Last comment by Get rid of the bbq's!!!, on Oct 10, 2019 at 11:44 am | 58 comments | 5538 Views

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City Council backs extension of Cubberley lease

Despite some disagreements about the Cubberley Community Center's future, the Palo Alto City Council endorsed on Monday night...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2019
Last comment by Neighbor, on Oct 8, 2019 at 4:20 pm | 2 comments | 2143 Views

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Around Town: Stanford renames main street; Proposal seeks to aid LGBTQ seniors

In the latest Around Town column, one of Stanford University's main thoroughfares is preparing to go by a new name, a county...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 7, 2019 at 2:32 pm | 6 comments | 5301 Views

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It's a family affair: Moonlight Run & Walk brings parents, kids together

From training together before the Moonlight Run & Walk on Oct. 11 to cheering for each other at the finish line, four local...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2019
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