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Palo Alto urged to hire emergency director

Palo Alto's neighborhood leaders and emergency-preparedness volunteers are urging the city to immediately hire a new director...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Apr 15, 2011 at 2:36 am | 26 comments | 4078 Views

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Feature story: The accidental artist

It's a rare painter who does a self-portrait of himself fighting a fire in a furniture store. But then, Jerome Peters has...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2011
Last comment by Avery Naar, on May 30, 2011 at 12:19 pm | 2 comments | 2432 Views

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Simitian's green-energy bill becomes law

A proposal by state Sen. Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) to require California utilities to draw one third of their electricity...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2011
Last comment by coooper, on Apr 15, 2011 at 11:29 am | 32 comments | 2902 Views

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Bay Area charging ahead in alternative-fuels race

The alternative-fuels industry might have been dismissed as alchemy in the 1960s, when oil was cheap and plentiful and a...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2011
Last comment by Bob Wenzlau, on Apr 17, 2011 at 8:19 am | 4 comments | 3721 Views

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Got enviro fatigue? On dawn of Earth Day, City working to help you get over it

I worry that some of my friends are contracting environmentalism fatigue. Sure, they're environmentally focused (they've...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2011
Last comment by Nayeli, on Apr 20, 2011 at 7:58 pm | 26 comments | 3706 Views

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Train hits car, service suspended

Caltrain service was suspended Friday just after 5 p.m. when a train hit an automobile at the Charleston Road crossing in...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2011
Last comment by Mike, on May 20, 2011 at 6:59 pm | 141 comments | 7575 Views

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Baylands sculpture dedication planned for Friday

Palo Alto Mayor Sid Espinosa and other local cyclists will commemorate the life of cycling advocate Bill Bliss at 10:30 a.m....

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2011
Last comment by art, on Apr 20, 2011 at 9:53 am | 4 comments | 1875 Views

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Caltrain eyes providing 'initial' high-speed-rail service

With California officials looking toward Central Valley as the launching point for the state's controversial high-speed-rail...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2011
Last comment by Davis FIelds, on Apr 20, 2011 at 4:23 pm | 4 comments | 2104 Views

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AT&T drops plan for cell tower at Crescent Park church

AT&T has abandoned its plan to install a cell tower at St. Albert the Great Church in Palo Alto's Crescent Park neighborhood...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2011
Last comment by palo alto mom, on May 13, 2011 at 8:12 am | 51 comments | 4375 Views

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Photo gallery: President Obama visits Palo Alto

President Barack Obama visited Palo Alto Wednesday (April 20) to take part in a "town hall" meeting entitled "Shared Responsibility...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2011
Last comment by Paly Alum, on Apr 21, 2011 at 1:38 pm | 5 comments | 2188 Views

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Low-wage workers to Obama: Please 'friend' us too

As President Barack Obama traveled to Facebook headquarters today, about 100 low-income people and their supporters gathered...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2011
Last comment by Alfred E Newman, on Apr 21, 2011 at 1:38 pm | 6 comments | 2178 Views

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Palo Alto, Stanford close in on deal for hospital expansion

Palo Alto and the Stanford University Medical Center reached a breakthrough Wednesday on a financial agreement that could...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2011
Last comment by Demolish not rehabilitate, on Apr 24, 2011 at 10:53 pm | 19 comments | 3635 Views

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Menlo Park school funding: Bad news gets worse

Local elementary school districts have been bracing and adjusting for dramatic funding cuts for the next school year as the...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2011
Last comment by Amazon, on Aug 18, 2011 at 10:34 am | 17 comments | 2201 Views

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President Obama touts technology, participation

In his first live-streaming Q&A with the American people Wednesday, President Barack Obama asserted that new technologies...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2011
Last comment by al norte sm, on Apr 22, 2011 at 8:48 am | 9 comments | 2866 Views

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RECENT HOME SALES

Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=20820 posted Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 2:54...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2011
Last comment by resident , on Apr 25, 2011 at 6:23 pm | 4 comments | 2100 Views

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They're ba-a-a-a-ck!

We had more than 10 years of a highly competitive "seller's market" where the seller could dictate the terms of the contract...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2011
Last comment by paresnow, on Apr 27, 2011 at 12:12 pm | 2 comments | 3262 Views

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Two kitchens, two goals

Most evenings last summer Mark Bubert and Joe Commendatore, next-door neighbors in Mountain View's Gemello area, could be...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2011
Last comment by Tom, on Apr 27, 2011 at 12:27 pm | 1 comment | 2202 Views

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When life gives you lemons ...

A yard full of fruit trees can offer fragrant blossoms, lovely looks and healthy snacks. But what to do when a yard is so,...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Apr 28, 2011 at 6:44 am | 2 comments | 2356 Views

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Redevelopment of Edgewood Plaza gets early nod

Saying that the revitalization of dilapidated Edgewood Plaza is long overdue, the Palo Alto Planning and Transportation Commission...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2011
Last comment by Anon, on May 3, 2011 at 5:16 pm | 25 comments | 3483 Views

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'Lucky' break in potentially deadly East Palo Alto fire

An East Palo Alto apartment complex that has posed a potentially deadly hazard caught fire on Thursday (April 28) evening,...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2011
Last comment by Jake, on May 1, 2011 at 12:15 pm | 12 comments | 1681 Views
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