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The things I remember about Palo Alto while growing up:

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Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Oct. 19, 2006
Last comment by John L Bernstein, on Apr 3, 2020 at 3:08 pm | 1192 comments | 318022 Views

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Move Your Car Or Be Towed!

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Original post made by Resident on Jun. 24, 2008
Last comment by follow the rules , on Apr 25, 2017 at 1:38 am | 71 comments | 266216 Views

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Park Blvd crash spurs $17 million claim with Palo Alto

The family of a 12-year-old boy who was struck by a vehicle while riding on the 2500 block of Park Boulevard has filed a...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jul 8, 2013 at 10:54 am | 60 comments | 260173 Views

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Wilbur Junior High

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Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Mar. 3, 2008
Last comment by Mark Baugh, on Aug 3, 2016 at 2:53 pm | 44 comments | 259736 Views

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Palo Alto reboots its dream of a fiber network

For more than 15 years, Palo Alto's drive toward a citywide fiber network flickered on and off like a faulty dial-up connection,...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue, on May 28, 2013 at 8:16 pm | 62 comments | 228830 Views

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Group of residents shelters, feeds the needy and homeless

Concerned about people sleeping on the streets or in their cars during the recent cold snap, Midtown-based Neighbors Helping...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2014
Last comment by Neighbors Helping Neighbors, on Oct 6, 2015 at 8:39 am | 13 comments | 205248 Views

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Longtime dim sum spot, Cho's on California Avenue, to close

Cho's Mandarin Dim Sum, a 35-year-old hole-in-the-wall Chinese restaurant on California Avenue, will be serving potstickers,...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2014
Last comment by Marty, on Mar 12, 2014 at 1:53 pm | 141 comments | 141376 Views

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Yahoo's Marissa Mayer buys funeral-home property

Palo Alto's oldest funeral home is closing its doors on Oct. 31, and the property's new owner is Yahoo Chief Executive Officer...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2013
Last comment by resident 1, on Jan 27, 2015 at 10:11 pm | 77 comments | 115329 Views

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Community Notebook: Silicon Valley Robot Block Party features the latest in robotics

More than 1,000 people are expected to celebrate National Robotics Week at the 2015 Silicon Valley Robot Block Party, where...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2015
Last comment by Ron, on Apr 9, 2015 at 11:10 am | 5 comments | 88768 Views

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Last train to Palo Alto

The train whistle hooted in Eric Struck's backyard as 15 railroad cars made their way out of the station, wheels chugging...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Nov 23, 2015 at 1:15 pm | 3 comments | 85422 Views

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Drowning in Restoration Hardware catalogs

Nancy Reyering and six other volunteers from Woodside and Portola Valley made a delivery to the Restoration Hardware store...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by Nayeli, on Dec 4, 2014 at 5:45 pm | 72 comments | 71809 Views

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Stanford cancels in-person classes; two students in isolation pending COVID-19 test results

Stanford has become the second major U.S. university to cancel in-person classes to prevent the spread of the coronavirus....

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2020
Last comment by dangerous situation, on Mar 22, 2020 at 4:34 pm | 37 comments | 64255 Views

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Shop Talk

Monique's Chocolates to close, bees invade the Chocolate Garage and three new clothing boutiques at Town & Country Village...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Jun 15, 2014 at 6:29 pm | 13 comments | 52014 Views

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Palo Alto to unveil huge 'light sculpture' Saturday

A two-year grassroots effort led by a Palo Alto father and his two young children to bring a 35-foot-tall interactive light...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Nov 26, 2013 at 10:29 am | 25 comments | 49957 Views

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Feature story: In search of the car-less commute

On any weekday morning, upwards of 17,000 commuters -- some in buses, others on bicycles, but the majority in cars -- stream...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2012
Last comment by resident 1, on Nov 16, 2014 at 11:09 am | 58 comments | 49934 Views

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Mountain View Neighborhoods

From an early stagecoach stop and agricultural center, Mountain View has grown since its incorporation in 1902 to a thriving...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2011
Last comment by P. Dorst, on Mar 3, 2016 at 9:33 pm | 4 comments | 48213 Views

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Menlo Park neighborhoods

Once known as the "Sleepy Hollow of California," Menlo Park did not take off as a community until after World War II. Despite...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2017
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University Art moving to Redwood City

Palo Alto's high rents and impossible land prices are causing another longtime retailer to leave the city. This time, it...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by Sad but realistic, on Apr 21, 2014 at 9:35 am | 88 comments | 47168 Views

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Shop Talk: More mall, restaurants flock downtown

In this week's Shop Talk column, read the latest on Stanford Shopping Center's big expansion, three new restaurants set to...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2014
Last comment by Ed Keyani, on Aug 21, 2014 at 4:44 pm | 4 comments | 46182 Views

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Stanford grad's site nets Southwest 'cease and desist'

When Nikil Viswanathan created a website to automatically check himself in to his flights on Southwest Airlines in January,...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2012
Last comment by some smarter guy, on Nov 3, 2012 at 12:22 pm | 47 comments | 44936 Views
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The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 10, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category. Sponsored by Kepler's Books, Linden Tree Books and Bell's Books.

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