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County planners approve Stanford study

The Santa Clara County Planning Commission, in a rare Palo Alto meeting Thursday night, unanimously recommended approval...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2008
Last comment by Palo Alto High School Grad & Stanford Alum, on Dec 7, 2008 at 11:27 am | 12 comments | 4197 Views

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An alliance to help make Palo Alto a 'sustainable community'

In recent weeks and months, a group of us in Palo Alto have forged a new organization, the "Alliance for a Livable Palo Alto,"...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2008
Last comment by Trapped, on Nov 30, 2008 at 11:52 pm | 44 comments | 5124 Views

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NASA scientist cites 'global-warming emergency'

Time is running out to prevent catastrophic consequences from global warming, a leading climate scientist warned a packed...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2008
Last comment by R Wray, on Nov 23, 2008 at 9:24 am | 3 comments | 1937 Views

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Johnson's retirement saddens department

Reactions to Palo Alto Police Chief Lynne Johnson's announced retirement range from sadness to a recounting of the good she...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2008
Last comment by Marvin, on Nov 25, 2008 at 3:11 pm | 2 comments | 1748 Views

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Johnson's retirement saddens department

Reactions to Palo Alto Police Chief Lynne Johnson's announced retirement range from sadness to a recounting of the good she...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2008
Last comment by Not Just a "Misspeak", on Nov 26, 2008 at 3:40 pm | 13 comments | 1814 Views

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Three more from Stanford join Obama transition team

Two more Stanford University faculty members and a senior researcher have been named as advisors to the transition team of...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2008
Last comment by A Noun Ea Mus, on Nov 26, 2008 at 1:30 pm | 3 comments | 1991 Views

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Palo Alto to hire 'sustainability coordinator' next year

Palo Alto's war on waste will soon have a new general leading the charge. City officials plan to hire a sustainability coordinator...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2008
Last comment by Parent, on Dec 1, 2008 at 1:32 pm | 16 comments | 1906 Views

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Students seek unity through race discussions

Palo Alto's recent controversy over alleged "racial profiling" by police has prompted minority students at Palo Alto High...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2008
Last comment by Thoughts, on Nov 29, 2008 at 9:59 pm | 16 comments | 1880 Views

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Palo Alto Airport: asset or money pit?

Depending on whom you ask, the Palo Alto Airport is either an underperforming money vacuum or a valuable and potentially...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2008
Last comment by LVzBxIUjFIeGeOE, on Apr 13, 2009 at 1:13 pm | 46 comments | 2596 Views

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Our Town: Stanford growth challenged

When Stanford received a new general use permit (GUP) in 2000 from Santa Clara County, the approval allowed Stanford to build...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2008
Last comment by Stanford researcher, on Nov 29, 2008 at 5:43 pm | 3 comments | 1897 Views

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Palo Alto may delay costly bike-sharing program

Palo Alto may scrap its plans for a Paris-style bike-sharing program in favor of a more regional and less costly approach. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2008
Last comment by T, from Duveneck/St Francis, on Dec 2, 2008 at 5:41 pm | 27 comments | 2004 Views

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Palo Alto delays local bike-share program

Palo Alto has temporarily scrapped its plans for a local bicycle-sharing program to pursue a leading role in a regional project....

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2008
Last comment by Bernard & Jane Leitner, on Dec 3, 2008 at 10:36 am | 1 comment | 1977 Views

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Senior Games sponsorship to cost city $500,000

The City Council plans to spend half a million dollars on a "Gold-Level Sponsorship" for the 2009 National Senior Games. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2008
Last comment by Ghost of Jesse Owens, on Dec 8, 2008 at 10:23 pm | 32 comments | 2471 Views

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Editorial: 'Shopping Local' pays big dividends

This post-Thanksgiving day, the biggest shopping day of the year in America (known as "Black Friday"), is an especially good...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2008
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Dec 7, 2008 at 10:50 am | 7 comments | 1785 Views

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Affordable-housing project scaled back

A nonprofit partnership seeking to bring dozens of affordable-housing apartments and a handful of stores to the site of an...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2008
Last comment by a long time resident, on Dec 6, 2008 at 2:09 am | 7 comments | 1786 Views

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Tenants allege harassment in East Palo Alto

The railings inside 2001 Manhattan Ave. glisten with fresh black paint, but the hallways are deserted, save for a crew of...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2008
Last comment by venturetape@live.com, on Mar 2, 2009 at 9:53 am | 18 comments | 2297 Views

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Paula Sandas to lead Chamber of Commerce

Paula Sandas, a Palo Alto Planning and Transportation commissioner, has been named chief executive officer of the Palo Alto...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2008
Last comment by Incredulous, on Jan 12, 2009 at 4:12 pm | 9 comments | 1947 Views

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Valley facing food and shelter emergency

The economic slide spreading from Wall Street to Main Street has hit the "side streets and back streets," according to Silicon...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2008
Last comment by Nilesh, on May 13, 2010 at 11:40 am | 3 comments | 2085 Views

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Council to consider new $105,000 airport study

The debate over who, if anyone, should oversee the Palo Alto Airport will resume at tonight's City Council meeting. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2008
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Dec 9, 2008 at 1:04 am | 14 comments | 2173 Views

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City leaders surprised by composting violations

Palo Alto's ongoing effort to keep a composting site within city borders may be derailed by a newly discovered report detailing...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2008
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Dec 13, 2008 at 7:33 pm | 38 comments | 3594 Views
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