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PALO ALTO ISSUES

City $$ shortages threaten public safety building

A gloomy financial forecast could force Palo Alto to begin slashing programs and services and may delay — or derail...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2008
Last comment by Sun and Sand, on Dec 25, 2008 at 4:56 pm | 27 comments | 2594 Views

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In memoriam 2008

Palo Alto lost a host of beloved community members this year. Here are just a few whose lives touched many others'. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2008
Last comment by YouShouldKnow, on Dec 28, 2008 at 2:44 am | 1 comment | 2176 Views

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Hanging on in 2008

2008 was the year of hanging on. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=10172...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2008
Last comment by Marvin, on Dec 28, 2008 at 11:00 am | 1 comment | 1849 Views

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Mountain lion reportedly spotted in Woodside

A mountain lion was reportedly spotted in Woodside on Wednesday night, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2008
Last comment by Greg K, on Dec 30, 2008 at 3:35 pm | 5 comments | 1741 Views

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New Walgreens design not a 'jewel,' board says

A modern, two-story glass box — atop a level of terra cotta or stone — could rise up from the ashes of the University...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2008
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jan 2, 2009 at 2:40 am | 2 comments | 1993 Views

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Palo Alto police lobby temporarily closed

The lobby to the Palo Alto Police Department, including the Police Records Division, will be closed until 8 a.m. Monday because...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2009
Last comment by fireman, on Jan 3, 2009 at 11:52 am | 14 comments | 1855 Views

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Menlo Park robbery suspect pleads not guilty

A 38-year-old man accused of snatching a woman's purse in Menlo Park after attempting to rob a woman in Palo Alto on Nov....

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2009
Last comment by A Noun Ea Mus, on Jan 3, 2009 at 9:51 pm | 8 comments | 1976 Views

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Palo Alto examines new compost technologies

The future of Palo Alto's composting could be found in ancient Amazonian soil, in gargantuan plastic bags or in stainless-steel...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2009
Last comment by Bryan Long, on Jan 11, 2009 at 10:58 pm | 17 comments | 2506 Views

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New mayor to be selected tonight

The Palo Alto City Council is scheduled to elect a new mayor and vice mayor and adopt a resolution commending Mayor Larry...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2009
Last comment by fireman, on Jan 6, 2009 at 7:19 am | 24 comments | 2209 Views

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Green activist to become PA mayor tonight

For Peter Drekmeier, tonight's election of mayor and vice mayor will likely prove considerably less dramatic than last year's. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2009
Last comment by James Nottingham, on Jan 6, 2009 at 12:01 pm | 11 comments | 2118 Views

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Peninsula's largest shelter may close

With the recent spike in foreclosures putting a higher burden than ever on the Peninsula's temporary housing agencies, the...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2009
Last comment by Simon, on Jan 5, 2009 at 8:28 pm | 1 comment | 2035 Views

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Palo Alto examines new compost technologies

The future of Palo Alto's composting could be found in ancient Amazonian soil, in gargantuan plastic bags or in stainless-steel...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2009
Last comment by Bryan Long, on Jan 11, 2009 at 11:16 pm | 4 comments | 1951 Views

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Drekmeier, Morton named mayor, vice mayor

Environmental activist Peter Drekmeier and outspoken accountant Jack Morton were chosen as mayor and vice mayor Monday night...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2009
Last comment by Big Al, on Jan 7, 2009 at 10:07 pm | 40 comments | 2662 Views

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Work begins on south Palo Alto senior housing

Construction is beginning this week on Fabian Way Senior, a 55-unit low-income housing development for low-income seniors...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2009
Last comment by Marvin, on Jan 12, 2009 at 12:20 pm | 29 comments | 2433 Views

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Palo Alto launching 'Open City Hall' online forum

Palo Alto will debut an online public forum today aimed at increasing "civic engagement" by allowing residents to post comments...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2009
Last comment by No votes please, on Jan 9, 2009 at 11:47 pm | 18 comments | 2263 Views

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City mulls new co-generation power plant

Palo Alto's utilities officials are exploring a plan to bring a co-generation power plant to the city. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jan 10, 2009 at 10:02 am | 7 comments | 1935 Views

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Palo Alto priorities: economy, environment, engagement

Times may be changing, but Palo Alto's top priorities will remain virtually the same in 2009, with some "common good" thrown...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2009
Last comment by under a bush, on May 12, 2009 at 2:05 pm | 18 comments | 2001 Views

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Palo Alto to seek federal funds for new infrastructure

Palo Alto officials are hoping a new president and his proposed economic-stimulus package will help the city build a new...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2009
Last comment by Outrageous request, on Feb 17, 2009 at 8:40 pm | 11 comments | 1989 Views

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Palo Alto OKs compost-technology task force

Palo Alto leaders remain as split as ever over the city's composting options, but they agreed Monday night to create a new...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2009
Last comment by Marvin, on Jan 14, 2009 at 8:49 am | 6 comments | 1855 Views

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Palo Alto seeks fed $$ for fiber, police, streets

Palo Alto officials have identified 10 projects that they feel stand a good chance of getting federal "stimulus" funds from...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2009
Last comment by jardins, on Jan 13, 2009 at 5:21 pm | 2 comments | 1846 Views
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