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Business-tax scofflaws to pay new fee

As if the economy isn't bad enough, more than 90,000 California businesses owing back taxes could be assessed a fee on past-due...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2010
Last comment by anonymous, on Dec 29, 2010 at 8:21 pm | 13 comments | 2778 Views

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Brief, powerful storm to hit Bay Area today

A brief but powerful storm is expected to hit the Bay Area this afternoon, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2010
Last comment by David, on Dec 28, 2010 at 8:20 pm | 2 comments | 1962 Views

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Life by design

When Camilla Olson took her daughter to check out the Academy of Art University in San Francisco in 2007, she expected her...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2010
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on Dec 29, 2010 at 5:08 pm | 4 comments | 2385 Views

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Old-fashioned parade set for Paly state champs

A parade honoring Palo Alto High School's two state championship teams is set for 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8. Players on...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2010
Last comment by resident, on Jan 5, 2011 at 10:13 pm | 45 comments | 4638 Views

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Caltrain crossings set for safety improvements

Caltrain crossings at four Palo Alto locations will soon be equipped with wider sidewalks, new fences, guardrails and increased...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2010
Last comment by BP Parent, on Jan 3, 2011 at 10:43 am | 10 comments | 3319 Views

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Con man Simon Gann swaps plea for prison time

Simon Gann, who admitted sweet-talking a Menlo Park woman into a relationship and out of approximately $1,900 by pretending...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2010
Last comment by Chellie, on Nov 14, 2012 at 4:23 pm | 4 comments | 4331 Views

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Pension costs top list of Palo Alto budget woes

After enduring a year of layoffs, slumping revenues and benefit reductions for city employees, Palo Alto officials are bracing...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2011
Last comment by taxpayer, on Jan 6, 2011 at 2:44 pm | 70 comments | 6830 Views

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Zumot trial begins today in San Jose courtroom

Attorneys were to make opening statements in the murder trial of Bulos "Paul" Zumot, who allegedly killed his girlfriend,...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2011
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Jan 4, 2011 at 9:37 pm | 5 comments | 2181 Views

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2010: Year in Photos

2010 was a year filled with emotion and events that changed the community, from a tragic plane crash in East Palo Alto to...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2011
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Cell phone takes center stage at Zumot trial

Less then an hour before Palo Alto firefighters found the charred remains of 29-year-old Jennifer Schipsi in a burned cottage...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2011
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Palo Alto receives $1.5M grant for California Ave.

Plans to spruce up Palo Alto's California Avenue retail shopping district got a boost after the city received a coveted $1.5...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2011
Last comment by Cal Ave is Clearly Broken, on Jan 22, 2011 at 5:43 pm | 34 comments | 3799 Views

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Arson fire cancels East Palo Alto council meeting

About 50 people were evacuated from East Palo Alto City Hall this evening (Tuesday) after an arson fire filled the downstairs...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2011
Last comment by mutti, on Jan 5, 2011 at 1:03 pm | 3 comments | 1989 Views

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Sid Espinosa takes over as mayor in Palo Alto

Sid Espinosa, a soft-spoken high-tech executive whose career included stints at the U.S. Justice Department and Hewlett-Packard,...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2011
Last comment by Rachel, on Jan 10, 2011 at 7:11 am | 18 comments | 6038 Views

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Zumot's friend recalls night before fatal fire

Shortly after Bulos Zumot blew out the candles on his birthday cake at the DishDash Restaurant in Sunnyvale, he found himself...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2011
Last comment by Jwoody, on Jan 6, 2011 at 3:24 pm | 10 comments | 2357 Views

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Police arrest Palo Alto robbery suspect

A 21-year-old East Palo Alto man has been arrested in connection with a string of violent street robberies in Palo Alto dating...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2011
Last comment by Lori, on Jan 9, 2011 at 8:45 pm | 21 comments | 3950 Views

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Jocelyn Dong named editor of the Weekly

Palo Alto Weekly Managing Editor Jocelyn Dong, who was raised in Palo Alto and has risen through the paper's editorial ranks...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2011
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Sep 11, 2015 at 2:22 pm | 12 comments | 4889 Views

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Renovations planned for Duveneck campus

A new two-story classroom building, plus a new kindergarten play area and five new single-story classrooms, are proposed...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2011
Last comment by Grandma, on Jan 12, 2011 at 12:15 pm | 7 comments | 2742 Views

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City to honor Martin Luther King Jr. with 'Day of Service'

The City of Palo Alto will honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Monday, Jan. 17, with a day of community service. Projects...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2011
Last comment by I'm in, on Jan 11, 2011 at 5:34 pm | 1 comment | 2098 Views

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Zumot's attorney blasts withholding of texts

The attorney for Bulos Zumot, the Palo Alto man charged with killing his girlfriend, Jennifer Schipsi, and setting their...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2011
Last comment by chrisc, on Jan 12, 2011 at 11:16 pm | 5 comments | 2394 Views

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Double -- no, make that quadruple -- trouble?

A Redwood City woman performed a rare feat recently when she gave birth to naturally conceived quadruplets at Stanford University's...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2011
Last comment by Kathy, on Jan 12, 2011 at 12:54 pm | 1 comment | 2004 Views
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