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Facebook acquires new talent from Gowalla

Social-networking giant Facebook confirmed Monday that members from the Austin, Texas, company Gowalla will be moving to...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2011
Last comment by Steve C, on Dec 7, 2011 at 12:49 pm | 7 comments | 2617 Views

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Cooley Landing Park breaks ground

The transformation of Cooley Landing in East Palo Alto from a toxic wasteland into a nature park for recreation seekers and...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2011
Last comment by I love Palo Alto, on Dec 7, 2011 at 11:01 am | 5 comments | 3599 Views

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Facebucks: Economic impact study released

With all the fanfare over Facebook relocating to Menlo Park,the question of why that was such a boon to the city sometimes...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2011
Last comment by jacko, on Dec 10, 2011 at 7:59 am | 5 comments | 2744 Views

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Supervisors to face music on Stanford trail offer

A moment of truth is coming Tuesday (Dec. 13) at 9 a.m. when San Mateo County supervisors meet to weigh in a third time on...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2011
Last comment by john, on Dec 12, 2011 at 6:31 pm | 7 comments | 1744 Views

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Palo Alto's 'Christmas Tree Lane' lights up

Starting Saturday (Dec. 10), Fulton Street in Palo Alto will again transform into a Christmas wonderland, filled with red...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2011
Last comment by -Ladrea, on Dec 14, 2014 at 4:49 pm | 12 comments | 6244 Views

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Third 'Spare the Air' alert issued this week

Due to continued poor air quality around the Bay Area, Friday has been declared the third winter Spare the Air Day of the...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2011
Last comment by don't pollute, on Dec 9, 2011 at 3:38 pm | 3 comments | 1741 Views

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AT&T's antenna plan moves forward in Palo Alto

AT&T's ambitious plan to install 80 antennas on existing utility poles throughout Palo Alto continues to polarize the community,...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2011
Last comment by Randy Smith, on Jan 21, 2012 at 7:59 pm | 45 comments | 5872 Views

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Lucile Packard Children's Hospital fined $50,000

Five Bay Area hospitals, including Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, were issued a total of $215,000 in penalties by the...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2011
Last comment by B, on Dec 15, 2011 at 7:04 pm | 7 comments | 1842 Views

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VIDEO: Holiday lights shine at Lytton Plaza

Palo Alto officially kicked off the holiday season Friday (Dec. 9) with a tree-lighting and dedication ceremony at Lytton...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2011
Last comment by Nayeli, on Dec 12, 2011 at 6:02 pm | 1 comment | 2140 Views

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Walgreens arsonist committed to psych facility

Nearly two years after his conviction for burning down the Walgreens building on University Avenue, Donald Ray Williams was...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2011
Last comment by Anon., on Dec 14, 2011 at 12:04 pm | 4 comments | 2161 Views

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Palo Alto toasts 'Downtown' Sandra Brown

After nearly a quarter century of patrolling the streets, testifying at trials, and counseling students, "Downtown" Sandra...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2011
Last comment by Perky, on Dec 13, 2011 at 12:30 am | 1 comment | 1491 Views

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Air district issues 'Spare the Air' alert for Wednesday

Weather conditions forecast for Wednesday (Dec. 14) are expected to create unhealthy air quality in the Bay Area, prompting...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2011
Last comment by save our kids, on Dec 13, 2011 at 5:19 pm | 1 comment | 2018 Views

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Supes reject Stanford's $10.4 million trail offer

The 3-2 vote tally on Tuesday was different than the unanimity of votes in 2006 and 2010, but the outcome was the same:...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2011
Last comment by Jim H., on Dec 15, 2011 at 3:57 pm | 15 comments | 5474 Views

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FCC sets rules to 'calm' loud commercials

Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill seldom see common ground these days, but just about everyone is supporting an effort...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2011
Last comment by musical, on Dec 16, 2011 at 1:47 am | 11 comments | 2232 Views

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Cowper Street oak 'George' to come down

An independent arborist hired by the City of Palo Alto has determined the 100-plus-year-old Cowper Street oak tree named...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2011
Last comment by Ian Irwin, on Dec 20, 2011 at 3:23 pm | 16 comments | 5404 Views

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Palo Alto prepares to welcome new hotels

Developers and Palo Alto land-use watchdogs rarely speak with the same voice, but when the venerable Rickey's Hyatt hotel...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2011
Last comment by neighbor, on Dec 19, 2011 at 7:19 pm | 9 comments | 9394 Views

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Media Center to broadcast Jim Burch Tribute series

The Midpeninsula Community Media Center will honor former Palo Alto Mayor Jim Burch, who was a longtime supporter of the...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2011
Last comment by All bow, on Dec 17, 2011 at 3:34 pm | 3 comments | 2064 Views

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Suit filed over Palo Alto's park 'undedication'

Opponents of Palo Alto's plan to build a waste-to-energy facility in the Baylands have filed a lawsuit against the city challenging...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2011
Last comment by curmudgeon, on Dec 21, 2011 at 1:51 pm | 29 comments | 6000 Views

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Palo Alto's downtown post office to be sold

The U.S. Postal Service plans to sell the historic building that houses Palo Alto's downtown post office and move its operations...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2011
Last comment by C. Bedford, on Aug 28, 2012 at 11:16 am | 58 comments | 28795 Views

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Local agencies drop prices for pet adoptions

Six Silicon Valley animal rescue agencies, including Palo Alto Animal Services, are offering discounted pet adoptions in...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2011
Last comment by Carol Scott Zimmerman, on Dec 17, 2011 at 5:18 pm | 1 comment | 1840 Views
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Best Of Palo Alto ballot is here

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