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PALO ALTO ISSUES

How the community can save our schools

With its record-breaking number of merit scholars and outstanding SAT test scores, the Palo Alto Unified School District...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2012
Last comment by tunnel vision, on Apr 7, 2012 at 2:41 pm | 28 comments | 4659 Views

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Palo Alto program aims to make energy savings a 'social' affair

Palo Alto residents who keep their energy use low now have something besides lower bills to show for their efforts -- bragging...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2012
Last comment by Repeal-The-UUT, on Apr 9, 2012 at 11:16 am | 38 comments | 2341 Views

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VIDEO: VolunTEENS, Part 2

Filmmaker Carolina Moraes-Liu presents a monthly series of videos focusing on how teenagers in Palo Alto are finding ways...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2012
Last comment by resident, on Apr 18, 2012 at 8:02 pm | 17 comments | 1709 Views

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Police unveil social-media campaign against crime

The Palo Alto Police Department has launched a social-media campaign aimed at informing the public and fighting a recent...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2012
Last comment by Bill, on Apr 6, 2012 at 10:51 am | 18 comments | 8106 Views

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Janitors hold protest march in Palo Alto

Hundreds of janitors took to the streets of Palo Alto with signs and bullhorns Thursday afternoon as part of a regional effort...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2012
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Apr 5, 2012 at 1:43 pm | 3 comments | 1403 Views

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Palo Alto eyes three new schools at Cubberley

Palo Alto would build three new schools at Cubberley Community Center as part of a new concept that top city and school officials...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2012
Last comment by Mom, on Apr 6, 2012 at 10:14 am | 1 comment | 1223 Views

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An unsustainable animal shelter

Palo Altans are big pet owners, and the prospect of not having the convenience and top-level service of the city-run Animal...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2012
Last comment by sandra skolnik, on Apr 18, 2012 at 4:16 pm | 127 comments | 5752 Views

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Green-dye spill prompts hazmat response

About 1,500 gallons of bright green dye used to find pipe clogs spilled into a Palo Alto storm drain, triggering a hazardous-materials...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2012
Last comment by jody, on Apr 7, 2012 at 9:11 pm | 3 comments | 1374 Views

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Palo Alto to close fire station that services SLAC

A Palo Alto fire station that has been providing service to the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory for close to four decades...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2012
Last comment by follower2be, on Apr 30, 2012 at 11:02 pm | 96 comments | 3561 Views

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Residents miffed by lane changes near Mitchell Park library

Palo Alto is scrambling to restore driving lanes around the new Mitchell Park Library and Community Center to their original...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2012
Last comment by Clearly frustrated, on Apr 23, 2012 at 9:27 pm | 39 comments | 1923 Views

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Palo Alto set to adopt new vision for housing

Smaller apartments, more mixed-use buildings and new housing developments near train stations are among the key tenets in...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2012
Last comment by ollow the money, on Apr 17, 2012 at 10:22 am | 48 comments | 2816 Views

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Startup aims to take off from Palo Alto airport

An "all-you-can-fly" airline startup looking to get its business off the ground is eying Palo Alto's airport as a key stop...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2012
Last comment by Old Palo Altan, on Apr 15, 2012 at 12:16 pm | 59 comments | 2951 Views

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Police to hold crime-prevention, emergency prep events

Pledging to increase community involvement in crime prevention and disaster preparedness, two educational events will be...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2012
Last comment by antone braga, on Apr 19, 2012 at 4:15 am | 9 comments | 1312 Views

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Palo Alto to seek 'lighter' changes to massage law

Palo Alto is backing away from a controversial proposal to require massage establishments to keep records of all their customers...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2012
Last comment by Happy Hooker, on Apr 14, 2012 at 8:11 am | 6 comments | 1732 Views

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Lightning knocks out power to SLAC

A lightning bolt struck a main electrical-transmission line to the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Thursday night, shutting...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2012
Last comment by Herb Borock, on Apr 13, 2012 at 4:20 pm | 1 comment | 1392 Views

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Editorial: New massage rules still not right

In what is becoming almost an amusing struggle between city staff and the City Council, how Palo Alto regulates massage therapists...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2012
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Apr 16, 2012 at 12:18 pm | 3 comments | 1519 Views

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Cubberley, retiree costs on council agenda tonight

The Palo Alto City Council tonight will discuss the uncertain fate of Cubberley Community Center, appoint members to openings...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2012
Last comment by observation, on Apr 16, 2012 at 9:12 pm | 5 comments | 2388 Views

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Palo Alto council backs 'principles' on Cubberley

The Palo Alto City Council kicked off a community discussion on the fate of Cubberley Community Center Monday when members...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2012
Last comment by pat, on Apr 19, 2012 at 3:59 pm | 19 comments | 1931 Views

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Noisy nights for Caltrain neighbors through May

Caltrain has announced that nighttime training of new train engineers may disrupt the sleep of nearby residents for several...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2012
Last comment by willem, on Apr 17, 2012 at 7:57 pm | 3 comments | 1283 Views

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Palo Alto considers tighter rules on hazardous materials

Seeking to calm fears in the Barron Park neighborhood about toxic materials from a nearby plating shop flowing onto residents'...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2012
Last comment by jack, on Apr 25, 2012 at 10:54 am | 8 comments | 1681 Views
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