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Voting Early at the Library

I voted Saturday. It was a 90 minute wait before I got a ballot. Most importantly, it is great that so many people are...

Original post made by Paul Losch on Nov. 6, 2016
Last comment by voter, on Nov 7, 2016 at 8:43 am | 4 comments | 438 Views

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WW II vet recalls writing condolence letters to Gold Star families

Old war movies often show the stereotype: The knock on the door by a War Department representative bearing news of the death...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2016
Last comment by jet pilot, on Nov 13, 2016 at 10:18 pm | 4 comments | 6341 Views

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Chimney checkup

Before you light that match for the first wood fire of the winter season, if you still have a wood-burning fireplace, start...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2016
Last comment by Melchers, on Dec 1, 2016 at 11:21 pm | 4 comments | 2176 Views

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The ambassador of 'Arabology'

Tune into KZSU 90.1 (Stanford University's radio station) and you'll hear hip-hop, electronica, folk songs, indie pop, rock...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by DJ SOL*MAX*ION, on Dec 16, 2016 at 10:46 am | 4 comments | 6543 Views

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Positive Story

Today I went to my nearest Walgreens for my errands, and I came across an elderly woman who looked liked she was lost and...

Original post made by Anton Ulasovich on Jan. 9, 2017
Last comment by neighbor, on Jan 10, 2017 at 10:01 am | 4 comments | 384 Views

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Travel advisory: 9-day closure of Palo Alto Transit Center bus depot

The Palo Alto Transit Center bus depot will be temporarily closed Jan. 17-26 due to a City of Palo Alto construction project. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2017
Last comment by musical, on Jan 17, 2017 at 11:54 pm | 4 comments | 7540 Views

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Stanford administration lifts band suspension

The Stanford University administration has lifted a suspension imposed last month on its famous marching band after considering...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2017
Last comment by the good old boys, on Jan 27, 2017 at 1:03 pm | 4 comments | 3641 Views

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Flood watch called for East Palo Alto

The National Weather Service and local authorities have issued a flood watch for the City of East Palo Alto on Tuesday at...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by David, on Feb 8, 2017 at 8:15 am | 4 comments | 13579 Views

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Community Notebook: Forum on voting rights, and threats, this Saturday

A Palo-Alto based nonpartisan group will kickoff a series of lectures on Saturday, Feb. 25, around what it calls "threats...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Feb 24, 2017 at 3:45 pm | 4 comments | 2551 Views

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Neighborhood haunt

Renee Barton grew up in Redwood City's Woodside Plaza neighborhood and knows what it needs and what it lacks: a family-friendly...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by Local, on Mar 25, 2017 at 8:53 am | 4 comments | 3109 Views

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Fuzzy caterpillars munching Palo Alto oaks

At the intersection of Homer Avenue and Kipling Street, caterpillars dangle in the air, crawl on the ground and teem on trees....

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2017
Last comment by Enuff FUZZ, on Apr 20, 2017 at 12:30 pm | 4 comments | 10904 Views

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Winter showers bring (spectacular) spring flowers

Local naturalists are bracing for an explosion of wildflowers along the Midpeninsula that could provide some of the most...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2017
Last comment by musical, on Apr 27, 2017 at 6:58 pm | 4 comments | 2882 Views

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How 'right to die' law is working locally

"I barely knew him," said Nancy Meyer of Portola Valley, who was there when her client took prescribed drugs to exit life...

Original post made on May. 4, 2017
Last comment by ChrisC, on May 4, 2017 at 8:00 pm | 4 comments | 2624 Views

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School board to discuss Cubberley plan

School trustees will discuss on Thursday morning a staff recommendation to approve a request for proposal (RFP) to hire a...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2017
Last comment by dtnorth, on Jun 14, 2017 at 3:25 pm | 4 comments | 2453 Views

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Sweets for beating the heat

Regardless of whether you're suffering from ice-cream fatigue, there's plenty of variety on the Midpeninsula when it comes...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2017
Last comment by American Cook, on Jun 23, 2017 at 3:28 pm | 4 comments | 1931 Views

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Driving on Alma? Turning car blocking your lane? Please BLAST into the next lane!

Hi all, I'd like to make a public plea. I live and work in Palo Alto and drive to University and back to the Castilleja...

Original post made by StaySafe on Jul. 3, 2017
Last comment by Wide Bus, on Jul 4, 2017 at 1:23 pm | 4 comments | 500 Views

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Peninsula economy labor growth stalled

A midyear analysis of Silicon Valley and San Francisco Peninsula economic trends shows unemployment at its lowest rate since...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2017
Last comment by Todd, on Jul 23, 2017 at 11:33 am | 4 comments | 2332 Views

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Midpeninsula events, safety tips for the upcoming solar eclipse

The Midpeninsula is getting ready for Monday’s solar eclipse that will be visible from the continental U.S. for the first...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2017
Last comment by musical, on Aug 17, 2017 at 2:50 pm | 4 comments | 6261 Views

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Firefighters fundraising relay may delay El Camino traffic

Traffic crossing El Camino Real may be delayed during the day on Thursday as Peninsula firefighters participate in a relay...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 1, 2017 at 1:37 pm | 4 comments | 1543 Views

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Shop Talk: Pilates V and 'Community' pharmacy opening soon

Read about a family-owned fitness center coming to the California Avenue Business District and a new kind of pharmacy opening...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Sep 6, 2017 at 5:20 pm | 4 comments | 3094 Views
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