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Timpkin, Thompson to be honored by ISHOF in September ceremony

William R. "Tim" Timken, Jr. and Jenny Thompson have enriched the Stanford swimming program years after leaving their legacy...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2009
Last comment by Terry Gamble, on Aug 21, 2009 at 7:30 am | 1 comment | 2483 Views

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Senate OKs prisoner-release despite DA warning

California's district attorneys are warning that the release of thousands of prisoners under a budget-cutting "reclassification"...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2009
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Aug 30, 2009 at 6:00 pm | 7 comments | 2604 Views

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Casa Olga to close

Casa Olga, the iconic residence for nearly 9,000 seniors and disabled persons for more than 35 years, will close in a matter...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2009
Last comment by robert jarvis, on Jan 13, 2013 at 6:50 pm | 26 comments | 7401 Views

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Palo Alto plans high-speed-rail workshop Sept. 12

The city of Palo Alto will host a workshop Sept. 12 to teach participants about the High-Speed Rail plans on the Peninsula,...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2009
Last comment by biker, on Aug 25, 2009 at 8:17 am | 10 comments | 2198 Views

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Potential train death averted by engineer

A recent spate of tragedies along the tracks has everyone, perhaps especially Caltrain engineers, on edge. But among the...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2009
Last comment by anon., on Aug 29, 2009 at 12:36 pm | 7 comments | 1941 Views

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District: Kids' emotional health a top concern

In the wake of three student Caltrain suicides in four months, student emotional health is a top priority for the Palo Alto...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2009
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Aug 29, 2009 at 12:59 pm | 89 comments | 6293 Views

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Caltrain calls for community-wide mental health effort

Caltrain and police boost track security, but warn that addressing mental health community-wide is the underlying challenge...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Aug 27, 2009 at 5:55 am | 23 comments | 2398 Views

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Palo Alto school enrollment below projections

Palo Alto's 17 public schools open today with two new principals, one principal vacancy, a tight budget, sky-high expectations...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2009
Last comment by Grandma, on Aug 25, 2009 at 6:25 pm | 12 comments | 2403 Views

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REAL ESTATE: Cowper Street home sells for $1.35 million

A house on Cowper Street in Palo Alto sold for $1,349,000 on Aug. 18, 2009. The house previously sold for $535,000 in September...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2009
Last comment by billy, on Aug 25, 2009 at 5:34 pm | 1 comment | 2355 Views

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Catrina was active, honest, private, friend says

The death of Catrina Holmes has evoked scores of recollections and condolence messages posted on Twitter and Facebook social-networking...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2009
Last comment by YSK, on Aug 26, 2009 at 11:02 am | 6 comments | 2489 Views

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Menlo Park tried to land Tesla headquarters

When Tesla Motors announced Aug. 18 that it plans to relocate its headquarters from San Carlos to Palo Alto later this year,...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2009
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Aug 26, 2009 at 8:07 pm | 3 comments | 2076 Views

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Electric cars charge into Palo Alto

Visitors to Palo Alto's annual celebration of electric vehicles this Saturday could detect a special buzz in the air. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2009
Last comment by A Noun Ea Mus, on Aug 29, 2009 at 4:17 pm | 12 comments | 2491 Views

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Minor collision becomes a 'hit-and-run'

A pedestrian/car collision with minor injuries has become a hit-and-run case when the car's driver left the scene. Palo Alto...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2009
Last comment by Citizen of the World, on Aug 29, 2009 at 4:32 pm | 40 comments | 3028 Views

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Palo Alto Story Project: Jill Rakestraw

The Palo Alto Story Project -- a new initiative aimed at gathering community members' stories, reminiscences and reflections...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2009
Last comment by Ray, on Aug 28, 2009 at 11:16 am | 1 comment | 3005 Views

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Palo Alto Story Project: Geri McGilvray

The Palo Alto Story Project -- a new initiative aimed at gathering community members' stories, reminiscences and reflections...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2009
Last comment by Ray, on Aug 28, 2009 at 11:31 am | 1 comment | 3152 Views

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Palo Alto Story Project: Ron Kane

The Palo Alto Story Project -- a new initiative aimed at gathering community members' stories, reminiscences and reflections...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2009
Last comment by Ray, on Aug 28, 2009 at 11:44 am | 1 comment | 2764 Views

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VIDEO: Palo Alto Story Project

The Palo Alto Story Project -- a new initiative aimed at gathering community members' stories, reminiscences and reflections...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2009
Last comment by Jocelyn Dong, on Aug 31, 2009 at 5:23 pm | 2 comments | 2556 Views

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EPA residents protest arrival of sex offender

A crowd gathered Thursday night outside an East Palo Alto residence where a man considered a sexually violent predator by...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2009
Last comment by Pat xxx, on Oct 5, 2009 at 9:38 pm | 21 comments | 2950 Views

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News Digest

<B>Electric cars charge into Palo Alto Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=11533...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2009
Last comment by ts, on Aug 30, 2009 at 3:21 am | 1 comment | 2305 Views

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Man, 50s, robs Palo Alto credit union

A man robbed the Provident Credit Union at 2390 El Camino Real in Palo Alto shortly after noon Saturday, Palo Alto Police...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2009
Last comment by A Palo Alto parent, on Sep 1, 2009 at 6:40 pm | 6 comments | 2223 Views
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