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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: The achievement treadmill

There is some irony that the same week we learn that Palo Alto is the most educated city in California, if not the nation,...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2011
Last comment by Yes but, on Nov 20, 2011 at 6:15 pm | 8 comments | 1319 Views

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Palo Alto celebration features pilgrim's diary

Almost four centuries have passed since the first Thanksgiving. On Tuesday (Nov. 22) night a Palo Alto gathering will recall...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2011
Last comment by Carlito Waysman, on Nov 23, 2011 at 6:16 pm | 2 comments | 1078 Views

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Palo Alto tries to curb Mitchell Park Library costs

Concerned about growing construction costs at the Mitchell Park Library and Community Center, Palo Alto officials have hired...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2011
Last comment by fail, on Nov 28, 2011 at 1:03 pm | 39 comments | 12496 Views

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Palo Alto weighs options for new U.S. Highway 101 crossing

Palo Alto's ambitious plan to build a bridge over U.S. Highway 101 near Adobe Creek in south Palo Alto could receive a lift...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2011
Last comment by Richard, on Nov 28, 2011 at 8:15 pm | 50 comments | 3430 Views

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Mayor's wish list: Volunteers with the giving spirit

It is easy to assume that all Palo Altans are well off, but as evidenced by the nearly 500 people who were provided free...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2011
Last comment by Sandy Peters, on Nov 29, 2011 at 9:03 pm | 6 comments | 1505 Views

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Palo Alto tries to put California Avenue project back on track

When Palo Alto officials meet next Monday to approve a plan to cut lanes and add streetscape improvements to California Avenue,...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2011
Last comment by protect the pedestrians, on Nov 28, 2011 at 4:48 pm | 2 comments | 929 Views

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Memorial service Dec. 17 for former Mayor Jim Burch

James E. Burch, former Palo Alto mayor, military veteran, advertising executive, and lifelong anti-war and environmental...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2011
Last comment by Llinda and Mike Hogan, on Dec 29, 2011 at 4:07 pm | 45 comments | 3082 Views

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High winds expected to whip through Bay Area

PG&E is preparing for strong winds that are expected to hit the Bay Area over the next two days. The utility is anticipating...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2011
Last comment by peninsula commuter, on Dec 2, 2011 at 6:12 am | 9 comments | 1198 Views

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Police investigate armed robbery at Stanford apartment

Two armed robbers forced their way into a Stanford student's apartment Tuesday night (Nov. 29) and held up the male resident,...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2011
Last comment by antown, on Dec 1, 2011 at 2:39 pm | 21 comments | 2496 Views

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California Avenue fountain, park designs unveiled

Three designs for the California Avenue fountain plaza were unveiled by Palo Alto officials at a community meeting Tuesday....

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2011
Last comment by paloaltotreewatch, on Dec 6, 2011 at 8:52 pm | 39 comments | 2876 Views

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Arrest made in burglary at Duveneck

Seven people have been linked to a school burglary that occurred in Palo Alto over the summer, police said today. Several...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2011
Last comment by monarch, on Dec 2, 2011 at 3:37 pm | 15 comments | 10752 Views

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Editorial: A first step on bridge

Representing one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the state, it was not surprising to see the City Council fall head...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2011
Last comment by peanuts, on Aug 29, 2012 at 4:05 pm | 19 comments | 1487 Views

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Palo Alto golf course faces uncertain future

An effort by Palo Alto and its neighbors to calm the volatile San Francisquito Creek is prompting city officials to take...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2011
Last comment by jim, on Dec 6, 2011 at 10:12 pm | 12 comments | 1428 Views

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Palo Alto Knights' Pee Wees will play for third place

One championship dream has ended but another continues for the Palo Alto Knights' program at the American Youth Football...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2011
Last comment by Correction Needed, on Dec 8, 2011 at 12:48 pm | 5 comments | 1275 Views

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Palo Alto beefs up Development Center staffing

Palo Alto officials forged ahead this week with a plan to streamline the city's notoriously complex permitting process when...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2011
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Dec 10, 2011 at 12:13 am | 7 comments | 1146 Views

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Palo Alto taps veteran to lead emergency-preparedness effort

After months of searching, Palo Alto officials didn't have to look far to find a leader for its newly created Office of Emergency...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2011
Last comment by apbinfo, on Dec 13, 2011 at 2:16 pm | 9 comments | 1587 Views

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Nix high-speed-rail project, council members say

Palo Alto on Thursday cemented its position as the vanguard of opposition to California's proposed high-speed-rail line when...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2011
Last comment by MenloParkJim, on Mar 17, 2012 at 3:08 pm | 35 comments | 4235 Views

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Editorial: Handicapping the golf course

Perhaps there is a silver lining in a flood-control proposal that would place a new levee on part of the Palo Alto Municipal...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2011
Last comment by more free space, on Dec 9, 2011 at 4:24 pm | 3 comments | 1249 Views

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Palo Alto bids farewell to '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 Tony Ciampi, on Dec 15, 2011 at 7:53 pm | 20 comments | 2270 Views

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Residents near creek may be asked to tax themselves

With federal funding up in the air, Palo Alto, East Palo Alto and Menlo Park officials may look to residents who live near...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Dec 16, 2011 at 12:08 pm | 33 comments | 5005 Views
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