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PALO ALTO ISSUES

School parcel tax renewal may hit April 6 ballot

Palo Alto School Superintendent Kevin Skelly is recommending an April 6 election to seek renewal and increase of the school...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2009
Last comment by TII, on Nov 21, 2009 at 10:39 am | 24 comments | 1901 Views

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Palo Alto cuts managers' benefits

Palo Alto's professional and management workers will give up their bonus payments, receive no salary increases and pay for...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2009
Last comment by Sonny, on Nov 24, 2009 at 2:59 pm | 46 comments | 2692 Views

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Park planned for children with disabilities

Palo Alto's 34 parks are filled with children zooming down slides and swooping in wide arcs on swings. But 6-year-old Ava...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2009
Last comment by Olenka Villarreal, on Nov 21, 2009 at 10:39 pm | 5 comments | 2373 Views

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Sherman Avenue development put on hold

A proposal for a new four-story mixed-use building at 385 Sherman Ave. is on hold after the Palo Alto Architectural Review...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2009
Last comment by Mayfield Child, on Nov 24, 2009 at 12:27 am | 3 comments | 1929 Views

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Lytton Gardens wins 'excellence' award

Lytton Gardens I, a downtown Palo Alto home to 417 seniors with low incomes, has won an award for "Excellence in Affordable...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2009
Last comment by DeLois Y. Turner, on Jan 21, 2010 at 9:21 pm | 2 comments | 1902 Views

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Around Town

WE WANT UNCLE BEAR BACK ... Castilleja School students and alumnae have raised a chorus of protest over the unexplained...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2009
Last comment by anonymous, on Nov 29, 2009 at 2:34 pm | 3 comments | 2987 Views

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Palo Alto, Comcast dispute Internet fees

Palo Alto and its neighbors on the Peninsula are scrambling to keep affordable high-speed Internet in place at schools, city...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2009
Last comment by Michael, on Oct 20, 2010 at 4:28 pm | 11 comments | 2951 Views

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City to lose community-outreach police services

The first chop of the budget ax fell last Friday when longtime Community Outreach Officer Susie Ord announced the near-certain...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2009
Last comment by Another Possibility, on Nov 29, 2009 at 7:43 pm | 17 comments | 2062 Views

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Editorial: Paly 'egg war' incident raises larger issues

The real question left behind from the Oct. 27 "egg war" between Palo Alto High School juniors and seniors isn't the egg...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2009
Last comment by eakly at it again, on Dec 4, 2009 at 1:24 am | 27 comments | 2479 Views

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Guest Opinion: Would Lytton Plaza be better named as 'Thoits Plaza'?

Lytton Plaza was created nearly 50 years ago. In two weeks, the renovated park will be rededicated and open to the public....

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2009
Last comment by Bait and Switch, on Dec 1, 2009 at 2:59 pm | 12 comments | 2120 Views

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Palo Alto finds $4.8M hole in last year's budget

Soaring overtime costs and miscalculations in salary savings caused Palo Alto to spend $4.8 million more than it budgeted...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2009
Last comment by Kerry, on Dec 3, 2009 at 5:48 pm | 42 comments | 2595 Views

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Building plans for high schools up for review

Landscape and construction plans for Gunn and Palo Alto high schools will be up for review in a series of community meetings...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2009
Last comment by Chris Kenrick, Palo Alto Weekly staff, on Dec 2, 2009 at 10:22 am | 3 comments | 1654 Views

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'Budget manager' who missed huge gap is gone

Palo Alto is completely revamping its budgeting process and looking for a new budget manager after a staff error caused the...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2009
Last comment by the Watcher, on Dec 7, 2009 at 5:42 pm | 62 comments | 5625 Views

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Holiday Train rolling into town Saturday

Santa Claus is coming to town. The Caltrain Holiday Train, decorated with 40,000 lights, arrives on Saturday and Sunday,...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2009
Last comment by Kate, on Dec 3, 2009 at 10:08 pm | 1 comment | 1619 Views

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Editorial: $4.8 million 'error' is third big gaffe

The disclosure last week that Palo Alto budget officials only recently became aware of an additional $4.8 million deficit...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2009
Last comment by paloaltomarino, on Dec 10, 2009 at 10:28 am | 43 comments | 3575 Views

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How it happened: California Avenue tree-cutting timeline

A timeline of events surrounding the California Avenue tree-removal project, constructed from internal correspondences of...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2009
Last comment by Greg Hargrove, on Dec 30, 2009 at 6:17 pm | 11 comments | 1846 Views

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Stanford Hospital makes top-45 hospital list

A national group of large employers has listed Stanford Hospitals & Clinics as among the top 45 health care institutions...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Dec 5, 2009 at 8:01 am | 2 comments | 1579 Views

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Quote of the week

"While a number of serious mistakes have been made, they were made with good intentions." Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=12074...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2009
Last comment by Gone But Not Forgotten, on Dec 5, 2009 at 9:26 pm | 4 comments | 1505 Views

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College Terrace Centre clears final obstacle

By an 8-1 vote Monday night, the Palo Alto City Council approved the College Terrace Centre, a controversial project that...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2009
Last comment by Bambi, on Dec 15, 2009 at 12:59 pm | 21 comments | 2846 Views

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Palo Alto may study impacts of global warming

Next year's Palo Alto City Council should form a task force to study local impacts of climate change on Palo Alto and recommend...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2009
Last comment by Kevin, on Dec 14, 2009 at 5:03 pm | 82 comments | 2672 Views
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