Volume 15, Issue 4

Real Estate Rush

Palo Alto is the center of the world and technology. At least according to Kim Heng, head of marketing at DeLeon Realty. In Heng’s eyes, and in the eyes of the ...

Internet Connection

We've all heard it, or something similar: “You have better things to do with your time. Facebook’s sucking your brains out! Get off your computer.” Most adul...

Code Red

People need to accept periods for what they are.
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Nancy Shepard

OUR MAYOR Nancy Shepherd was elected as Palo Alto’s new mayor on Jan. 6, 2014. “I love the people,” Nancy Shepherd, the newly elected mayor of Palo Alto, sa...
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In 1991, Alexander and Ann Shulgin published “Pihkal,” short for “Phenethylamines I Have Known and Loved,” along with the chemical formulas and methods of manufacture for hundreds of new designer drugs. Since then, so-called “Research Chemicals” have taken off with a wild abandon, wriggling their way around drug enforcement laws and terrorizing the townsfolk. One of the more recently discovered research chemicals, NBOMe, has hit drug markets across the world in the last two years, killing at least 17 in America alone, according to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and prompting four major countries, including the U.S. and Russia, to outlaw it.

In Her Toe Shoes

A flame of red hair flies behind her and her toe shoes pound on the dirt. Enveloped by the silence of trees and the setting sun, she closes out her 15-mile ...