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Editorial: new year, new mayor

The surprise, if one can call it that, wasn't the unanimous election Monday night of Liz Kniss as mayor of Palo Alto for...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2018
Last comment by Eternal Vigilance, on Jan 14, 2018 at 9:42 pm | 16 comments | 1469 Views

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Oregon Expressway flooding likely to continue

As the first rain in 2018 swept into the Bay Area, the underpass at Oregon Expressway near Alma Street flooded once again,...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2018
Last comment by Simple minded resident, on Jan 14, 2018 at 10:40 am | 35 comments | 4282 Views

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Kniss wins third term as Palo Alto mayor

Liz Kniss returned to the center of Palo Alto's political limelight Monday night, when the City Council unanimously elected...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2018
Last comment by Sea Seelam Reddy, on Jan 12, 2018 at 12:06 pm | 66 comments | 3877 Views

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Power outage leaves roughly 1,700 customers in the dark

About 1,700 Palo Alto Utilities customers are without power Monday night due to an outage most likely caused by rainfall...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2018
Last comment by stanhutchings, on Jan 10, 2018 at 3:16 am | 17 comments | 4768 Views

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Juvenile linked to dead, skinned coyote found at park

A dead coyote found partially skinned and hanging from a tree in Arastradero Preserve on Dec. 24 was allegedly being used...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2018
Last comment by C-, on Jan 5, 2018 at 11:00 am | 21 comments | 4954 Views

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Bloody trail leads to driver in rollover crash

Palo Alto police searching for the driver of a car that flipped over in the Palo Alto Hills were led to the man in part by...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2018
Last comment by bbs, on Jan 4, 2018 at 4:55 pm | 5 comments | 4171 Views

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Early-morning earthquake shakes parts of the Bay Area

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.7 shook parts of the Bay Area early this morning, according to the U.S. Geological...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2018
Last comment by the big one, on Jan 4, 2018 at 4:26 pm | 11 comments | 8589 Views

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Man's 50-year-to life sentence is re-affirmed

The convicted murderer of an East Palo Alto man sought to have his 50-years-to life sentence cut in half on Wednesday under...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2018
Last comment by Tim, on Jan 3, 2018 at 8:09 pm | 1 comment | 2656 Views

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Spare the Air violation

The winter spare the air alert is in effect for today 1/1/2018, www.sparetheair.org. Some one near Channing and Lincoln is...

Original post made by Spare the Air on Jan. 1, 2018
Last comment by perhaps they simply don't know, on Jan 2, 2018 at 2:24 pm | 4 comments | 162 Views

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Two arrested for embezzling more than $10,000 from Nordstrom

An employee at Stanford Shopping Center's Nordstrom and an alleged accomplice were arrested for felony embezzlement and felony...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2017
Last comment by Katie, on Dec 31, 2017 at 7:42 am | 3 comments | 2478 Views

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Spare the Air alert for next three days

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued Winter Spare the Air alerts for the final three days of 2017 because...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
Last comment by parent, on Dec 29, 2017 at 10:03 am | 1 comment | 990 Views

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Local residents appointed for judge seats

Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed three local residents, including a Palo Altan, to seats in California courts, Brown's office...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2017
Last comment by Rosen doesn't stand with women (except his wife that is), on Dec 26, 2017 at 6:10 pm | 1 comment | 3664 Views

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Man charged for mailing bomb to East Palo Alto

Federal prosecutors on Thursday charged a man for allegedly mailing a bomb that exploded at an East Palo Alto home in October,...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2017
Last comment by Smart Resident, on Dec 26, 2017 at 6:55 am | 1 comment | 2747 Views

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Palo Alto man pleads guilty to illegally transporting hazardous materials

A Palo Alto man pleaded guilty to felony charges of illegally shipping and receiving hazardous materials and toxic materials...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2017
Last comment by Eileen Wright, on Dec 24, 2017 at 3:06 pm | 2 comments | 1465 Views

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Big-rig crash leaks oil into U.S. Highway 101

All lanes are open on northbound U.S. Highway 101 just south of Embarcadero Road in Palo Alto following a big-rig crash early...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2017
Last comment by Smurf, on Dec 22, 2017 at 1:41 am | 3 comments | 1585 Views

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Gas leak prompts downtown evacuations

Police and fire officials have closed a one-block area of downtown Palo Alto and have evacuated nearby buildings because...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2017
Last comment by Novelera, on Dec 20, 2017 at 5:41 pm | 2 comments | 2845 Views

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Molestation charges mount for former nanny

A former Palo Alto elementary school volunteer and nanny accused of child molestation 23 years ago was arraigned on 34 counts...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2017
Last comment by Kathy Hyams, on Dec 19, 2017 at 11:22 pm | 6 comments | 5844 Views

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'Sunny Day' defendant strikes plea deal in fatal shooting

A 24-year-old man who pleaded no contest on Friday to manslaughter charges in the shooting death of an alleged gang member...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2017
Last comment by Rusticate, on Dec 19, 2017 at 1:04 pm | 3 comments | 1496 Views

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Two fatally shot in East Palo Alto home identified

Two women found dead from gunshot wounds at an East Palo Alto home in a possible murder-suicide on Wednesday morning have...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2017
Last comment by John E, Chingas, on Dec 18, 2017 at 5:43 am | 3 comments | 8080 Views

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Woman faces five-year sentence for embezzling $700K

A woman faces five years in prison at her sentencing today for embezzling more than $700,000 from a Palo Alto landscaping...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2017
Last comment by Another Tom, on Dec 14, 2017 at 8:49 am | 5 comments | 4240 Views
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