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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 | 1569 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 | 1602 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 | 2167 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 | 2300 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 | 1895 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 | 1751 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 | 2125 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 | 1636 Views

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Palo Alto: A city where trees make news

For living things that grow slowly and mostly just stand around, trees in Palo Alto have been making big news locally --...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2010
Last comment by Jacqueline Yetzotis, on Jan 30, 2010 at 1:13 am | 1 comment | 1555 Views

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MediaNews: Banking on a turnaround

As Bank of America assumes ownership of the second largest newspaper company in the nation in an impending bankruptcy, what...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2010
Last comment by crickett, on Jan 31, 2010 at 1:40 am | 1 comment | 4115 Views

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'Youth well-being' added to Palo Alto goals

In a day-long retreat marked by thoughtful comments and respectful listening, the Palo Alto City Council increased the city's...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2010
Last comment by Well Being, on Feb 2, 2010 at 5:14 pm | 28 comments | 2035 Views

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City tackles hardest survey results first

Focusing on Palo Alto's weaknesses rather than its strengths, the City Council Monday night wrestled with how it could improve...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2010
Last comment by from the under-served part of town, on Feb 1, 2010 at 9:12 am | 1 comment | 1389 Views

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Newcomer takes funding lead in Assembly race

A venture capitalist from Menlo Park has surged past two political veterans in the race for campaign fundraising, all but...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2010
Last comment by PJ, on Feb 3, 2010 at 2:08 pm | 10 comments | 1554 Views

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Palo Alto sued over controversial development

A developer who wants to build 84 apartments and a research-and-development facility on Page Mill Road has filed a federal...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2010
Last comment by Not Green, on Feb 9, 2010 at 3:23 pm | 54 comments | 2858 Views

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Walgreen's arson judge runs out of patience

U.S. District Court Judge Jeremy Fogel has reached the end of his patience with delays in a hearing to overturn the conviction...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2010
Last comment by Tim Buck II, on Feb 7, 2010 at 8:51 pm | 12 comments | 1749 Views

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Palo Alto police launch texting tip line

A new anonymous tip line that allows police to receive cell phone text messages and e-mail communications from the public...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2010
Last comment by cc, on Feb 10, 2010 at 5:57 am | 9 comments | 1685 Views

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Guest Opinion: It can happen. It will happen. Right here.

It's Monday night, 8:42 p.m. at a well-attended City Council meeting. All of a sudden the building starts shaking. Council...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2010
Last comment by George Browning, on Feb 13, 2010 at 8:45 pm | 9 comments | 1827 Views

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Palo Alto group seeks to bridge gap between police, community

Palo Alto's newest citizen commission includes an East Palo Alto pastor, a Palo Alto High School student, a retired bank...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2010
Last comment by Gunslinger, on Feb 10, 2010 at 7:50 am | 14 comments | 1649 Views

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'Destination Palo Alto' may be scrapped

Visitors to Palo Alto's largest hotels may soon be asked to subsidize the city's effort to market itself as a world-class...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2010
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Feb 10, 2010 at 5:13 pm | 23 comments | 1421 Views

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Hotel guests to pay for Palo Alto tourism efforts

Seeking to save some cash and "get out of the hotel business," Palo Alto officials agreed Monday night to end the city's...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2010
Last comment by pat, on Feb 11, 2010 at 5:23 pm | 13 comments | 1814 Views
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