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Residents can 'scope' high-speed-rail studies

State and federal transportation officials will host three public meetings this month to discuss the environmental impacts...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2009
Last comment by wary traveler, on Jan 31, 2009 at 11:50 am | 12 comments | 1781 Views

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Stanford biz school lays off 12 percent of staff

The Stanford Graduate School of Business laid off 49 employees, or 12 percent of its staff, earlier this month because of...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2009
Last comment by wondering, on Jan 27, 2009 at 9:37 am | 15 comments | 1690 Views

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State tax-hike votes to aid schools this spring?

An overall package agreement on fixing the state's massive budget crisis, between long-divided state legislators and Governor...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2009
Last comment by fireman, on Jan 23, 2009 at 9:15 am | 4 comments | 1887 Views

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High-speed rail worries Peninsula residents

The state agency charged with building a high-speed rail system between San Francisco and Los Angeles has yet to convince...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2009
Last comment by supporter, on Feb 5, 2009 at 10:22 am | 105 comments | 4850 Views

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Business tax could be on November ballot

Creating a new tax in the midst of a recession is never a popular proposition, even a tax with as appetizing a name as the...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jan 26, 2009 at 11:27 am | 7 comments | 1741 Views

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ZipCar could serve seniors, neighborhood

Channing House wants to collaborate with its neighbors to bring ZipCar to the community. Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=10311...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2009
Last comment by Gregory Marton, on Feb 15, 2010 at 4:19 am | 7 comments | 2085 Views

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Stanford suspends construction projects

Faced by a loss of 20-30 percent of its endowment because of the recession, Stanford Provost John Etchemendy told the university's...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2009
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Mar 8, 2009 at 10:32 am | 22 comments | 1797 Views

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Simitian: State may freeze education funding this spring

State budget compromise may include a $2.8 billion state-funding freeze that could hit districts in the near future and run...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2009
Last comment by stock trader, on Jan 27, 2009 at 4:45 am | 7 comments | 1754 Views

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Survey shows public trust falling in Palo Alto

Palo Altans generally love their city and the array of services it provides, but they're also feeling a bit estranged from...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 26, 2009 at 5:04 pm | 1 comment | 1760 Views

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Survey shows public trust falling in Palo Alto

Palo Altans generally love their city and the array of services it provides, but they're also feeling a bit estranged from...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2009
Last comment by danny the homeless guy, on Jan 30, 2009 at 12:48 pm | 62 comments | 2212 Views

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Palo Alto gives Alma Plaza the green light

Alma Plaza is coming. After five hours of debate, dozens of public comments, a series of convoluted proposals, a sequence...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2009
Last comment by Peter, on Jan 30, 2009 at 6:13 pm | 50 comments | 2336 Views

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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 | 2381 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 | 2574 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 | 2068 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 | 1751 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 | 1806 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 | 2032 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 | 2017 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 | 2062 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 | 2054 Views
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