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Newsmakers of the Year: 2009

The Palo Alto Weekly's Newsmakers of the Year have shaped and influenced Palo Alto's residents, and the city itself, in 2009. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2009
Last comment by Too Much Traffic, on Jan 7, 2010 at 9:20 am | 17 comments | 3319 Views

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'A compositional nomad'

Composer Christopher Tin's biggest hit (so far) has been "Baba Yetu," a setting of the Lord's Prayer in Swahili. Read the...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2009
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Dec 5, 2010 at 5:44 pm | 2 comments | 1847 Views

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California Ave. tree replanting begins Monday

Following the surprise removal of 63 mature street trees on Palo Alto's California Avenue in September, workers will begin...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2009
Last comment by Jimmy, on Jan 8, 2010 at 1:46 pm | 40 comments | 994 Views

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Federal ruling could alter Taser use in Palo Alto

A Monday ruling by the federal appeals court in San Francisco could affect how the Palo Alto Police Department uses Tasers...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2009
Last comment by Ronna Devincenzi, on Jan 2, 2010 at 11:43 am | 6 comments | 1730 Views

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Downtown North

Downtown North, Palo Alto's northernmost neighborhood, is also one of its oldest. Soon after Palo Alto began as an offshoot...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2010
Last comment by Steve Frankel, on Jan 20, 2010 at 7:47 pm | 5 comments | 1702 Views

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Palo Alto considers wage experiment

Palo Alto may soon become a laboratory for studying the impacts of union-level wages on local capital projects. Read the...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jan 6, 2010 at 11:46 am | 14 comments | 1581 Views

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Palo Alto in 2010: budget woes, environment

Depending on whom you ask, 2010 will either be a year of painful adjustments in Palo Alto or a time of unprecedented opportunities....

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2010
Last comment by Paul, on Jan 6, 2010 at 3:49 pm | 31 comments | 2962 Views

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City of Palo Alto to elect new mayor tonight

Palo Alto will swear in newly elected members Karen Holman, Larry Klein, Gail Price, Gregory Scharff and Nancy Shepherd as...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2010
Last comment by Timothy Gray, on Jan 4, 2010 at 10:23 pm | 7 comments | 1571 Views

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Pat Burt named mayor, Sid Espinosa vice mayor

Pat Burt was elected mayor Monday night by a unanimous Palo Alto City Council at a packed meeting laden with goodwill and...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2010
Last comment by Loser mart, on Jan 5, 2010 at 11:38 am | 5 comments | 2219 Views

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New Palo Alto Mayor Pat Burt hopes to turn green into gold

Palo Alto Mayor Pat Burt has never shied away from details, no matter how minute or how long it takes to digest them. "Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2010
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Apr 16, 2010 at 4:55 pm | 14 comments | 2059 Views

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Youth group files complaint on Romic

An East Palo Alto youth group has filed a federal civil rights complaint alleging “environmental racism” on the part of the...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jan 8, 2010 at 5:43 am | 7 comments | 1489 Views

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Palo Alto ponders tougher water-efficiency standards

Seeking to conserve water and comply with a new state law, Palo Alto officials are considering adopting stricter regulations...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2010
Last comment by Midtowner, on Jan 7, 2010 at 8:27 pm | 25 comments | 1916 Views

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Utilities commission skeptical about water plan

A proposal to raise water-efficiency standards for local landscapes was greeted with skepticism by the city's Utilities Advisory...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2010
Last comment by how markets work, on Jan 16, 2010 at 8:52 pm | 11 comments | 1762 Views

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Keeping what matters

Palo Alto developer Roxy Rapp tried to save the Palo Alto Bowl. Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=12222...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2010
Last comment by Thanks for nothing, on Jan 8, 2010 at 11:35 am | 5 comments | 1746 Views

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Guest Opinion: The road from Copenhagen runs through Palo Alto

At the COP15 climate-change conference in Copenhagen, I watched the world's leaders try to address the problems of catastrophic...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2010
Last comment by Sharon, on Jan 20, 2010 at 11:03 pm | 21 comments | 1959 Views

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Keeping what matters

High land values in Palo Alto, the demand for new housing and changing shopping habits have led to the loss of places near...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2010
Last comment by Save the Bowl 2, on Jan 14, 2010 at 4:44 pm | 52 comments | 2549 Views

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Palo Alto considers 'prevailing wage' experiment

Palo Alto may soon become a laboratory for studying the impacts of union-level wages on local capital projects. Read the...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jan 11, 2010 at 3:20 am | 5 comments | 1764 Views

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Frost in court to challenge Palo Alto sit/lie law

Palo Alto panhandler Victor Frost's challenge to the City of Palo Alto's sit/lie ordinance will be argued in court Thursday...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2010
Last comment by Robert Norse, on Jan 17, 2010 at 9:58 pm | 19 comments | 2135 Views

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Palo Alto begins process to rename Lytton Plaza

Lytton Plaza officially began its transformation into Thoits Plaza Monday night, when the Palo Alto City Council voted unanimously...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2010
Last comment by Larry Cone, on Feb 18, 2010 at 12:40 am | 66 comments | 3444 Views

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Blood donor sues Stanford over infection

A Palo Alto man, Christopher Bui, is suing Stanford Hospital and Clinics, after developing a severe infection when he donated...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2010
Last comment by Nigel Rockport, on Jan 25, 2010 at 2:46 pm | 36 comments | 4460 Views
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