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Fixes planned for Palo Alto's iconic egg sculpture

Palo Alto's famous circuit-board egg sculpture, "Digital DNA," may soon receive a major facelift -- and it won't be cheap....

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2011
Last comment by pat, on Dec 21, 2011 at 9:54 am | 34 comments | 12645 Views

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Palo Alto calls for 'termination' of high-speed rail

In a dramatic reversal from its position three years ago, the Palo Alto City Council on Monday night adopted as the city's...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2011
Last comment by jetgraphics, on Dec 23, 2011 at 9:05 am | 35 comments | 2302 Views

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Mitchell Park Library project gets $1.9 million boost

Palo Alto's effort to build the Mitchell Park Library and Community Center -- by far the largest and most ambitious project...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2011
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Dec 21, 2011 at 8:23 am | 4 comments | 2132 Views

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Palo Alto approves AT&T's antenna plan

AT&T's proposal to install antennas on 19 utility poles throughout Palo Alto has received the green light from the city's...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2011
Last comment by JC, on Dec 30, 2011 at 6:49 am | 26 comments | 3042 Views

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Palo Alto moves ahead with electric-vehicle policy

Seeking to bolster the city's reputation as a clean-tech leader and prepare for a surge of electric vehicles on city streets,...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2011
Last comment by Waste energy, on Dec 27, 2011 at 10:28 am | 38 comments | 3485 Views

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Palo Alto mulls new parking restrictions in Professorville

Spurred by a flurry of complaints from the Professorville neighborhood, Palo Alto has formed a new community group to explore...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2011
Last comment by one for all, on Dec 28, 2011 at 4:51 pm | 25 comments | 2298 Views

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Report: Higher tax, new bond needed to fund city repairs

Palo Alto should raise its sales tax, terminate its Cubberley Community Center lease and devote almost a quarter of its annual...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2011
Last comment by JC, on Dec 30, 2011 at 6:54 am | 87 comments | 3085 Views

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Sartor tapped to stay on as public works director

After a year of new faces in top management, City Manager James Keene opted for stability and familiarity Thursday when he...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2011
Last comment by Joseph Kott, on Dec 26, 2011 at 4:50 pm | 9 comments | 1254 Views

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Report urges forming infrastructure commission

Palo Alto should overhaul its system for managing infrastructure and appoint a new citizens commission to oversee the complex...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2011
Last comment by Get Real, on Dec 30, 2011 at 11:00 am | 25 comments | 1461 Views

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2011: Palo Alto's high-stakes year

If an out-of-towner had to guess which American city had spent the past year squabbling with labor unions, battling a project...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2011
Last comment by A-View-From-Inside-The-Bubble, on Dec 31, 2011 at 7:56 am | 5 comments | 1513 Views

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2011: Looking back

Change, celebration and reflection marked the year in Palo Alto through the eyes of Palo Alto Weekly photographers. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 30, 2011 at 1:28 pm | 1 comment | 1146 Views

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Education in Palo Alto: Looking back at 2011

The year began with a triumphant parade for youth, with thousands cheering as Palo Alto High School's state championship...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2012
Last comment by Ann, on Jan 2, 2012 at 10:18 pm | 2 comments | 2424 Views

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Yeh, Scharff to lead Palo Alto council in 2012

Yiaway Yeh, a mild-mannered auditor with an appetite for crunching budget numbers and delving into utilities issues, was...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2012
Last comment by CPA Employee & Resident, on Jan 7, 2012 at 6:07 pm | 13 comments | 1621 Views

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Woman killed by train Monday was from Palo Alto

The San Mateo County Coroner's Office has identified the woman killed by a train at Encinal Avenue in Menlo Park Monday night...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2012
Last comment by CDV, on Jan 21, 2012 at 8:34 pm | 8 comments | 1771 Views

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Bloomingdale's building a smaller Palo Alto store

Longstanding Stanford Shopping Center tenant Bloomingdale's will build a smaller store at the mall, its parent company, Macy's,...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2012
Last comment by Dave, on Jan 11, 2012 at 3:10 pm | 11 comments | 16969 Views

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Plan to cut lanes on California Avenue challenged again

Palo Alto's plan to reduce lanes on California Avenue from four to two and to add a host of streetscape improvements to the...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2012
Last comment by Mike, on Jan 10, 2012 at 1:36 pm | 59 comments | 2954 Views

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Palo Alto's young mayor packs policy experience

When Yiaway Yeh cast the deciding vote last July to send a labor-reform measure on the November ballot, just about everyone...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2012
Last comment by svatoid, on Jan 9, 2012 at 12:14 pm | 11 comments | 4089 Views

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Record $100,000 donated to Holiday Fund

An anonymous $100,000 donation from a Palo Alto family foundation has propelled this year's Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jan 6, 2012 at 4:06 pm | 2 comments | 1022 Views

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Ford to open research lab in Palo Alto

Ford Motor Company plans to open a research lab in Palo Alto, a facility that the company says will be its "first-ever dedicated...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2012
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jan 10, 2012 at 6:16 am | 16 comments | 1503 Views

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Green goals, infrastructure on city's 2012 agenda

Curbing employee costs, fixing up the city's aged infrastructure, reopening the city's largest library and using technology...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2012
Last comment by HowMany.org, on Jan 10, 2012 at 10:56 am | 7 comments | 1432 Views
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