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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto sued over plastic-bag ban

Palo Alto's crusade against plastic bags faced its first legal challenge Tuesday, when a coalition of groups filed a lawsuit...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2009
Last comment by Jim Barbera, on Oct 25, 2009 at 10:08 pm | 44 comments | 2800 Views

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Palo Alto may cut social-service grants 5 percent

Already rocked by slumping donations and surging demand for services, Palo Alto's nonprofit organizations are now facing...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2009
Last comment by Save on salaries and benefits, on Apr 25, 2009 at 7:00 am | 8 comments | 2033 Views

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Palo Alto seeks to calm furor over business tax

Faced with heated criticism from the business community, Palo Alto officials have agreed to slow down plans for a new business-license...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2009
Last comment by Matt, on May 10, 2009 at 11:11 pm | 17 comments | 2004 Views

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City seeks 'urban experience' from Stanford hospitals

Stanford University's recent decision to scrap plans to enlarge Stanford Shopping Center and to focus on expanding its hospital...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2009
Last comment by Its the economy stupid, on Apr 27, 2009 at 12:30 am | 27 comments | 2349 Views

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Weekly awards $270,000 in community grants

A total of $270,000 in grants, scholarships and awards were presented Thursday evening at the Palo Alto Weekly's 15th annual...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2009
Last comment by stephen levy, on Apr 24, 2009 at 6:54 pm | 2 comments | 1803 Views

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Down times

After three years of chasing dreams and weathering storms in downtown Palo Alto, Lisa and Scott Hunter are packing it in....

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2009
Last comment by kirby, on May 3, 2012 at 5:15 pm | 52 comments | 4993 Views

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Amid recession, a new push to think locally

Shop locally. The often-repeated phrase is gaining weight these days as Palo Alto businesses find themselves ensnared by...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Apr 28, 2009 at 12:19 pm | 22 comments | 2231 Views

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Palo Alto to consider Styrofoam ban tonight

Having already banned plastic bags from grocery stores, Palo Alto is now targeting another common food-storage pollutant:...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2009
Last comment by Mireya, on Apr 27, 2009 at 9:40 pm | 15 comments | 2137 Views

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City, Rotary Club enhance Palo Alto 'gateways'

The intersection at El Camino Real and Alma Street in Palo Alto just got a little more welcoming. Volunteers with the Rotary...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2009
Last comment by George, on Apr 28, 2009 at 4:21 pm | 4 comments | 1699 Views

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Palo Alto plans deep cuts to close budget gap

Faced with a $10 million budget shortfall in 2010, City Manager James Keene is proposing to trim employee compensation, delay...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2009
Last comment by resident, on May 4, 2009 at 4:54 pm | 23 comments | 2327 Views

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Light opposition to Palo Alto foam-container ban

Polystyrene containers, those foamy boxes commonly used to store Chinese take-out or to save a sandwich for the road, will...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2009
Last comment by Step up to the plate, PA, on May 23, 2009 at 9:28 pm | 55 comments | 2496 Views

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City may scrap weekend dog ban at Foothills Park

A confusing policy that allows leashed dogs to visit Foothills Park on the weekdays but bars them from the park on weekends...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2009
Last comment by Marty, on May 2, 2009 at 10:27 pm | 36 comments | 2130 Views

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Decision on College Terrace draws ire

Even after promising to subsidize a beloved neighborhood grocery store, developers of the proposed College Terrace Centre...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2009
Last comment by mj, on May 5, 2009 at 11:27 am | 52 comments | 2582 Views

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Residents skip out on Palo Alto budget meeting

Closing a $10 million budget gap may prove easier for Palo Alto officials than getting residents to take interest in the...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2009
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on May 1, 2009 at 6:06 pm | 9 comments | 1710 Views

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Stanford Shopping Center cuts week-night hours

In a "seasonal trial period," Stanford Shopping Center last month moved the week-night closing time of the mall's small shops...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on May 11, 2009 at 9:23 pm | 4 comments | 1760 Views

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Santa Clara County fails air-pollution report

Santa Clara County received failing grades in both smog and short-term particle air-pollution levels, according to the 10th...

Original post made on May. 1, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on May 4, 2009 at 9:51 pm | 24 comments | 2102 Views

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PUBLIC AGENDA: City Council, water-supply agreement

The Palo Alto City Council is scheduled to hold a joint meeting with the Utilities Advisory Commission to discuss the new...

Original post made on May. 1, 2009
Last comment by Duh, on May 3, 2009 at 9:42 pm | 2 comments | 1654 Views

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Letters

Alcohol awareness Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=10895 posted Friday,...

Original post made on May. 1, 2009
Last comment by Outside Observer, on May 1, 2009 at 9:51 pm | 2 comments | 1975 Views

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Friends question circumstances surrounding woman's train suicide Monday

In the days, weeks and months prior to Heather Russell's death in front of a train Monday morning, someone had been systematically...

Original post made on May. 6, 2009
Last comment by gunita, on Mar 2, 2010 at 12:38 pm | 69 comments | 3620 Views

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Memorial service set Saturday for Gunn student

A "Celebration of Life" memorial service has been set for 10 a.m. Saturday at Spangler Mortuaries in downtown Mountain View...

Original post made on May. 6, 2009
Last comment by annonymous, on Oct 29, 2009 at 11:01 pm | 36 comments | 2185 Views
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