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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Palo Alto surface rail becoming unthinkable

When all the trains envisioned to run up and down the Peninsula railroad tracks are added up, by the 2020s they will have...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Mar 5, 2009 at 2:48 am | 19 comments | 3189 Views

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Page Mill security consultant retires as officer

The Palo Alto police lieutenant who moonlighted as a security consultant for local property-manager Page Mill Property retired...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2009
Last comment by fireman, on Mar 6, 2009 at 4:11 pm | 10 comments | 2612 Views

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Palo Alto utilities to cut gas rates by 10 percent

Palo Alto is proposing to cut its natural-gas rates by 10 percent in July, though residents should expect to see increases...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2009
Last comment by Palo Alto Green tax, on Mar 6, 2009 at 2:35 pm | 31 comments | 2805 Views

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Higher utilities rates to fund city services?

Rocked by a dry weather spell and dwindling reserves, the city's utility department is poised to raise electricity rates...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2009
Last comment by Array, on Mar 5, 2009 at 10:18 am | 3 comments | 2270 Views

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Two (or maybe four?) candidates in 21st Assembly District race

Hal Plotkin, a member of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District Board, is definitely in the race for Ira Ruskin's...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2009
Last comment by common sense, on Mar 4, 2009 at 11:34 pm | 1 comment | 2299 Views

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Residents praise changes to Oregon Expressway plans

New plans for Palo Alto's Oregon Expressway call for preserving trees along Middlefield Road and leaving open the possibility...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2009
Last comment by biker, on Mar 5, 2009 at 2:16 pm | 2 comments | 2207 Views

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Huge power outage hits east, south Palo Alto

A major power outage of as-yet-unknown origin darkened a huge area of Palo Alto at about 6 a.m. today, leaving residents...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2009
Last comment by Poor duck, on Mar 5, 2009 at 10:16 am | 3 comments | 2562 Views

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Palo Alto to cut gas rates, cut back fund transfers

Faced with pubic outrage and criticism from its own Utilities Advisory Commission (UAC), Palo Alto has scaled back plans...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2009
Last comment by Mike, on Mar 10, 2009 at 11:18 am | 36 comments | 3807 Views

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Out of the mud, a bike passage could rise

Six months of muck, water and mud flooding of a popular bicycle route under U.S. Highway 101 in Palo Alto could become a...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2009
Last comment by Donald, on Mar 7, 2009 at 6:09 pm | 9 comments | 2539 Views

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Editorial: Facebook must face up to 'cyber-bullying'

A Silicon Valley Mom's Blog entry March 2 presents a detailed report about a "cyber-bullying" incident involving Gunn and...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2009
Last comment by Palo Alto Parent, on Mar 12, 2009 at 5:53 pm | 8 comments | 3085 Views

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Kids, bike safety debated at expressway meeting

Despite the best-laid plans of Santa Clara County road engineers, some Palo Alto parents and residents remained concerned...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2009
Last comment by Erin, on Mar 9, 2009 at 11:52 am | 28 comments | 2467 Views

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Meeting set for future of San Francisquito Creek

A meeting to discuss potential solutions to flooding from San Francisquito Creek will be held next Thursday, March 12, with...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2009
Last comment by Rick, on Mar 7, 2009 at 9:52 pm | 4 comments | 2065 Views

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Daylight saving time begins Sunday

It's time to set clocks ahead by one hour for daylight saving time, which begins at 2 a.m. Sunday. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2009
Last comment by Tim, on Mar 7, 2009 at 10:08 pm | 9 comments | 2174 Views

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PUBLIC AGENDA: City Council, State of the City address

Palo Alto Mayor Peter Drekmeier is scheduled to present the State of the City address. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m....

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2009
Last comment by Marvin, on Mar 8, 2009 at 5:51 pm | 8 comments | 2255 Views

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Palo Alto considers suing rail authority

Community outrage and City Council skepticism will not stop the state agency in charge of the high-speed rail project from...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2009
Last comment by Sharon, on Mar 10, 2009 at 6:45 pm | 11 comments | 2381 Views

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Mayor: 'Green revolution' will aid economy

The faltering economy could force Palo Alto to cut programs and delay a new public-safety building but it should not keep...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2009
Last comment by resident, on Mar 13, 2009 at 12:14 pm | 50 comments | 4824 Views

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Letters

Thanks from Channing Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=10557 posted Friday,...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2009
Last comment by Don't Vote Without Research, on Mar 11, 2009 at 1:23 pm | 1 comment | 2357 Views

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Stanford: Hospital expansion would add $18M to Palo Alto

Stanford University's ambitious plan to upgrade and expand its medical facilities would bring Palo Alto about $18 million...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2009
Last comment by Rick, on Mar 14, 2009 at 3:15 pm | 12 comments | 2447 Views

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The library of the future

Gone are the days of dusty shelves, cellophane-protected book covers and librarians who say "shush." Experts predict libraries...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2009
Last comment by Library user, on Mar 16, 2009 at 8:50 pm | 11 comments | 14003 Views

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Residents nervous over Facebook move

As Facebook gears up to move an estimated 800 employees to Stanford Research Park, some residents of the adjacent College...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2009
Last comment by Jack, on Aug 18, 2009 at 6:04 pm | 8 comments | 2844 Views
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