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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 | 2414 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 | 2458 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 | 2205 Views

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Palo Alto police recover counterfeit money

Palo Alto police arrested two people early Sunday morning on drug charges and ended up recovering more than $2,000 in counterfeit...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2009
Last comment by Dave Flohr, on Jan 14, 2009 at 12:37 am | 6 comments | 2380 Views

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Zoning out

The now notorious "PC" zone allows developers to build projects bigger and denser than zoning allows, as long as the projects...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2009
Last comment by kbgkbgnet, on Feb 27, 2009 at 9:57 pm | 10 comments | 2613 Views

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License-plate scanners worry civil libertarians

Palo Alto police officers will soon be able to collect and store license-plate numbers from passing cars without lifting...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 13, 2009 at 5:22 pm | 1 comment | 2025 Views

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License-plate scanners worry civil libertarians

Palo Alto police officers will soon be able to collect and store license-plate numbers from passing cars without lifting...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2009
Last comment by Perspective, on Jan 16, 2009 at 6:35 pm | 27 comments | 2683 Views

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Palo Alto cops to offer Citizens Police Academy

The Palo Alto Police Department is inviting community members to participate in its 23rd Citizens Police Academy, which begins...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by lol, on Jan 14, 2009 at 6:39 pm | 10 comments | 2551 Views

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Palo Alto fire chief stresses water-rescue woes

The efforts to rescue a woman stranded for almost four hours Sunday night on a small island in the Palo Alto baylands underscored...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jan 16, 2009 at 1:48 am | 7 comments | 2413 Views

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Fairmeadow declares war on two-story buildings

Fairmeadow residents love their Eichlers and they're not shy about saying so. The squat, glass-heavy, one-story structures...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2009
Last comment by Mary Lautner, on Oct 6, 2009 at 1:13 pm | 20 comments | 2779 Views

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Economic crisis stalls Palo Alto fiber project

Palo Alto's 12-year-long effort to install a citywide, high-speed fiber-optics communications network could become the latest...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2009
Last comment by Pammy, on Jan 20, 2009 at 2:23 pm | 18 comments | 3696 Views

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Our Town: Advice from Sigmund

While passing through Vienna last August on the way to a climbing vacation in the Alps, I chanced across a dignified gentleman....

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2009
Last comment by wert, on Aug 11, 2009 at 6:11 pm | 7 comments | 2452 Views

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Report: Stanford traffic could clog intersections

The two massive expansion projects proposed by Stanford University could further clog up some of Palo Alto's most congested...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2009
Last comment by Paul, on Jan 22, 2009 at 12:47 pm | 14 comments | 3152 Views

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Early aerial photos of Palo Alto featured Sunday

Aerial photos of the Palo Alto region – taken between 1946 and 1979 – will be featured in a free public presentation...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2009
Last comment by Mayfield Child, on Jan 22, 2009 at 10:48 am | 4 comments | 2631 Views

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Summer job forum scheduled for Wednesday

On Wednesday, young people looking for jobs and employers offering jobs will meet to discuss summer employment. Read the...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2301 Views

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Sniffing out danger at home

Breathing indoors can be bad for your health Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=10840...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2009
Last comment by John Keusch, on Jan 31, 2009 at 12:49 pm | 4 comments | 3709 Views

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Traffic report: more cars heading to Palo Alto?

In some ways, the new report examining the traffic impacts of the two mammoth Stanford University developments says less...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2009
Last comment by hmmmmm, on Jan 26, 2009 at 5:22 pm | 23 comments | 3258 Views

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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 | 2303 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 | 2525 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 | 2550 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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