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Parent of SJ Mercury, Daily News to file for bankruptcy protection

The publisher of the Palo Alto Daily News, San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times, Tri-Valley Herald and 50 other daily...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2010
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Jan 21, 2010 at 12:41 am | 26 comments | 2315 Views

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What's in a name? In Palo Alto, criteria for renaming landmarks are subject to interpretation

Throughout Palo Alto, open spaces and buildings have received the moniker of figures who range from local school leaders...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2010
Last comment by brett, on Feb 3, 2010 at 12:40 pm | 44 comments | 2287 Views

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Union calls for new look at organizational structure

Palo Alto's largest labor union is calling on the city to reevaluate its entire organizational structure before both sides...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2010
Last comment by John, on Jan 19, 2010 at 9:26 am | 2 comments | 1539 Views

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Tree limb impales car in Menlo Park, injures driver

The driver of a silver Toyota was injured when the top of a redwood tree came crashing through his windshield as he was driving...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2010
Last comment by Good Thing school wasn't in session, on Jan 19, 2010 at 11:31 am | 1 comment | 1637 Views

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Palo Alto pays $24,000 for sidewalk fumble

A Palo Alto woman who tripped on a raised sidewalk has been awarded $24,000 by an outside arbitrator. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2010
Last comment by Friend of Bui, on Jan 25, 2010 at 11:56 am | 16 comments | 2325 Views

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Watching 'the Creek' rise

A resident geared for bad weather pauses to observe San Francisquito Creek reach toward the top of an arch of the flood-prone...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2010
Last comment by Sharon, on Jan 20, 2010 at 10:09 pm | 2 comments | 1722 Views

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Zumot pleads 'not guilty' in girlfriend's death

Bulos Zumot, the suspect in the October death of 29-year-old Jennifer Schipsi, pleaded not guilty to murder and arson charges...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2010
Last comment by MarinaBeau, on Jan 23, 2010 at 10:00 am | 12 comments | 2502 Views

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Parking-permit program a success, residents say

A long-awaited parking-permit program in College Terrace is finally relieving residential woes, according to residents. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2010
Last comment by A Barlas- CT Resident, on Feb 8, 2011 at 4:49 pm | 5 comments | 1850 Views

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Guest Opinion: Palo Alto priorities should be the budget gap and hospitals

When I stepped down from the Palo Alto City Council two years ago I didn't stop caring about Palo Alto's well-being as a...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2010
Last comment by long term, on Jan 25, 2010 at 6:22 pm | 9 comments | 1617 Views

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Head of Cal. Ave. business group steps down

The volunteer head of a non-profit group representing California Avenue-area merchants and residents has stepped down after...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2010
Last comment by anne, on Jan 22, 2010 at 2:02 pm | 1 comment | 1569 Views

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Banking on a turnaround

As Bank of America assumes ownership of the second largest newspaper company in the nation, what does the future hold for...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2010
Last comment by Ano Nymous, on Jan 27, 2010 at 1:38 am | 7 comments | 1630 Views

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Another Palo Alto train death at West Meadow

An unidentified 19-year-old male died when he was hit by a train at West Meadow Drive in Palo Alto shortly before midnight...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2010
Last comment by resident, on Jan 27, 2010 at 11:48 pm | 125 comments | 5280 Views

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Simitian: State school budget not based in reality

This year's state budget for education is the "least reality-based proposal" state Sen. Joe Simitian has seen from the governor...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2010
Last comment by Gunslinger, on Jan 30, 2010 at 6:59 pm | 18 comments | 1600 Views

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Palo Alto council tackles weaker survey results

Focusing on the weaker areas of Palo Alto rather than its strong points, the City Council Monday night wrestled with how...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by CHinCider, on Jan 29, 2010 at 11:03 am | 4 comments | 1631 Views

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Devincenzi lashes back at councilman's criticism

Former California Avenue business leader Ronna Devincenzi told the Palo Alto City Council Monday night that she is being...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by Home Truths, on Jan 31, 2010 at 2:22 pm | 32 comments | 2208 Views

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Memorial service for Brian Taylor set for Saturday

A memorial service for Brian Bennion Taylor, 19, will be held Saturday, Jan. 30, at noon in Menlo Park at The Church of Jesus...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by Blanchard Family, on Jan 29, 2010 at 4:05 pm | 16 comments | 2352 Views

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No name change for Lytton Plaza -- yet

Palo Alto's Lytton Plaza remains Lytton Plaza -- at least for now. Whether or not to change the name of the corner at University...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Apr 1, 2011 at 1:28 pm | 25 comments | 1930 Views

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California Avenue trees ready for planting

Fifty trees have arrived in Palo Alto to re-green California Avenue, according to Catherine Martineau, executive director...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2010
Last comment by SANDRA BEGES, on Jan 31, 2010 at 5:15 pm | 16 comments | 1802 Views

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High-speed rail project gets $2.25 billion boost

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood joined Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer in Washington today to announce...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2010
Last comment by Irvin, on Feb 2, 2010 at 9:40 pm | 56 comments | 2155 Views

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Editorial: Palo Alto needs new 2010 priorities

With one exception, every member of the Palo Alto City Council who will convene Saturday for a day-long retreat has served...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 31, 2010 at 3:08 pm | 5 comments | 1662 Views
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