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PALO ALTO ISSUES

City rethinks plan to scrap composting operation

Palo Alto's composting operation, which was slated to shut down within about a month, could get a new lease on life thanks...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2011
Last comment by judith, on Nov 17, 2011 at 1:06 pm | 11 comments | 10726 Views

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High-speed rail hearing draws hundreds to Palo Alto

Critics and supporters of California's proposed high-speed rail system faced off Tuesday in Palo Alto over a $98.5 billion...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Nov 24, 2011 at 2:26 pm | 38 comments | 2295 Views

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Palo Alto icon Ruth Spangenberg dies at 92

Ruth Beahrs Spangenberg, 92, co-founder of the Committee for Green Foothills and a longtime contributor to the Palo Alto...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2011
Last comment by Ronna Devincenzi, on Nov 16, 2011 at 5:18 pm | 2 comments | 1309 Views

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Palo Alto is California's 'most educated city'

Palo Alto is California's most educated city, according to a report by California Watch. Nearly eight in 10 residents aged...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2011
Last comment by Antoine Dodson, on Nov 19, 2011 at 4:09 am | 45 comments | 4888 Views

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Palo Alto relaxes parking rules for holiday season

Palo Alto shoppers will get a slight reprieve from the city's parking laws this holiday season -- an extra hour of free parking...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Nov 21, 2011 at 10:41 am | 4 comments | 1411 Views

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Palo Alto names new city auditor

Palo Alto has completed its search for a new city auditor Thursday, tapping a veteran from San Diego County for the post. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2011
Last comment by Waiting-For-A-Good-Auditor, on Nov 19, 2011 at 7:20 am | 5 comments | 13379 Views

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Judge halts plan to cut lanes on Cal Ave

Palo Alto has to halt its plan to reduce lanes on California Avenue and reconsider its environmental analysis of the streetscaping...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2011
Last comment by keenplanner, on Nov 24, 2011 at 4:11 pm | 59 comments | 2618 Views

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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. 18, 2011
Last comment by Parent, on Nov 28, 2011 at 12:25 pm | 5 comments | 1742 Views

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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 | 1691 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 | 1263 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 | 14074 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 | 3841 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 | 1936 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 | 1149 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 | 3849 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 | 1678 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 | 2979 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 | 8793 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 | 40280 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 | 1801 Views
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