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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Minor sparks, smoke at Whole Foods Market

The wire to an electrical fan started smoking at the Whole Foods Market on Emerson Street in downtown Palo Alto shortly before...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2009
Last comment by Driver, on Jan 27, 2009 at 3:13 pm | 1 comment | 2447 Views

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Experts: Housing could rebound by end of year

The dizzying days of rapid sales with competing offers, plentiful loan money and no contingencies are long over, but the...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2009
Last comment by Jeff, on Feb 8, 2009 at 9:20 am | 31 comments | 2749 Views

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Planning Commission approves 'Tree House'

A leafy apartment complex for low-income residents is breezing through the city's approval process. The Tree House, a tiered...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2009
Last comment by LT, on Jan 31, 2009 at 9:09 am | 14 comments | 2162 Views

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Alma Plaza is coming -- but not quite yet

Alma Plaza finally received the city's approval Monday night, but it will likely be years before area residents see any major...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2009
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jan 29, 2009 at 7:37 pm | 5 comments | 1819 Views

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Bay Area 'spare the air' alert is issued

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has announced that today is a winter "Spare the Air" day, banning residents...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2009
Last comment by A long time resident, on Jan 30, 2009 at 10:09 pm | 3 comments | 1879 Views

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Children's Theatre, Art Center get new directors

In two moves that the City of Palo Alto hopes will revitalize its arts programs, new directors have been chosen for the Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2009
Last comment by Daria, on Nov 18, 2009 at 6:53 am | 3 comments | 2155 Views

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Palo Alto faces $5.8 million deficit in 2009

Palo Alto is facing a budget deficit of $5.8 million dollars this year and will soon have to start cutting programs, a new...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2009
Last comment by Maria, on Feb 6, 2009 at 1:52 pm | 37 comments | 2113 Views

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Environmental, emergency volunteers team up

A one-day "Red and Green" campaign in which emergency-preparedness and environmental volunteers team up to knock on doors...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Feb 2, 2009 at 2:40 pm | 2 comments | 2154 Views

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Palo Alto housing could rebound by end of year

The dizzying days of rapid sales with competing offers, plentiful loan money and no contingencies are long over, but the...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2009
Last comment by Rob, on Feb 5, 2009 at 9:00 am | 3 comments | 2127 Views

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Palo Alto revenue drop could hit nearly $8 million

Faced with a rapidly swelling budget deficit, the city has instituted a hiring freeze and has halted raises for department...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2009
Last comment by Eric, on Feb 11, 2009 at 10:00 pm | 58 comments | 2872 Views

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Elks Lodge design gets unanimous approval

On Thursday, Palo Alto's Architectural Review Board unanimously endorsed the architect's vision for the two-story Elks Lodge...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2009
Last comment by member, on Jan 21, 2011 at 2:44 pm | 50 comments | 4190 Views

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Palo Alto electricity rates could spike in July

Palo Alto's electricity rates could spike in July, though rates would still be lower than PG&E charges in most neighboring...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2009
Last comment by Wilkie Man, on Feb 12, 2009 at 8:23 am | 47 comments | 3006 Views

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Exercising the mind

Despite the talk about brain-fitness games, a single software program will not magically prevent the decline of the brain,...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2009
Last comment by Kari Martell, on Feb 6, 2009 at 10:15 am | 1 comment | 2061 Views

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'Spillover parking' revolt hits south Palo Alto

Both old and new residents in south Palo Alto are pushing for more liberal on-site parking in large new developments because...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2009
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Feb 19, 2011 at 6:11 pm | 31 comments | 3141 Views

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Community honors 'Lifetimes of Achievement'

Taking in 21 foster children, chairing the Stanford University Board of Trustees and serving on the school board are among...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2009
Last comment by George Browning, on Feb 6, 2009 at 5:20 pm | 1 comment | 2015 Views

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Feds seize 7 boxes of Palo Alto Utilities records

Reportedly suspecting flaws in employee qualifications to weld gas lines, agents from the federal Department of Transportation...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2009
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Feb 11, 2009 at 10:58 pm | 12 comments | 1773 Views

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Feds seize 7 boxes of Palo Alto Utilities records

Reportedly suspecting flaws in employee qualifications to weld gas lines, agents from the federal Department of Transportation...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2009
Last comment by WOW, on Feb 12, 2009 at 4:55 pm | 33 comments | 2530 Views

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Palo Alto police chief to meet with community

Palo Alto Interim Police Chief Dennis Burns will hold two meetings to speak with the community about current events, recent...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2009
Last comment by Retired Marine, on Feb 15, 2009 at 9:55 pm | 6 comments | 1873 Views

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Tenants lash out against police investigation

A group of East Palo Alto tenants are protesting a recent Palo Alto Police Department investigation of a leading tenant activist...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2009
Last comment by put put boogie, on Feb 22, 2009 at 11:45 am | 31 comments | 2412 Views

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Higher utilities rates to fund city services?

Facing a bleak budget forecast, the City of Palo Alto is considering an unprecedented transfer of $19.6 million from its...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2009
Last comment by Excellent!, on Feb 18, 2009 at 9:12 am | 63 comments | 2874 Views
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