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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 | 3142 Views

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Editorial: A bad initial process on global warming

In the face of massive budget cuts confronting Palo Alto city officials, the City Council this week took a time out to pass...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2009
Last comment by Jerry, on Dec 19, 2009 at 7:55 pm | 32 comments | 2750 Views

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Board of Contributors: Can the new JCC and Palo Alto YMCA collaborate in 'community building'?

Here is an idea that could get me into hot water with my fellow YMCA board members: How about creating an association (albeit...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2009
Last comment by interested reader, on Dec 12, 2009 at 12:11 pm | 1 comment | 4860 Views

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Plan calls for 13 portable classrooms in Paly quad

Thirteen portable classrooms will be placed in the central quad at Palo Alto High School next summer under a plan up for...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2009
Last comment by Paly teacher, on Dec 15, 2009 at 3:57 pm | 13 comments | 1885 Views

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Palo Alto eases parking rules for the holidays

Palo Alto is relaxing its parking rules this holiday season to encourage more shopping at its retail districts. Read the...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2009
Last comment by Please, on Dec 18, 2009 at 12:37 am | 13 comments | 1931 Views

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Survey: Palo Altans more vigilant about trees

Palo Altans see their city as a mecca for parks, schools and quality jobs, but most believe the city's child care services...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2009
Last comment by Facts, on Dec 21, 2009 at 9:54 am | 13 comments | 2750 Views

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High-speed rail authority proposes higher fares

The California High-Speed Rail Authority is banking on billions of private dollars, extensive federal support and riders...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2009
Last comment by Parent, on Jan 4, 2010 at 12:43 pm | 97 comments | 4697 Views

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Morning crash victim identified as 55-year-old Neil Kelly of Belmont

Neil Kelly, 55, of Belmont was killed in a multi-vehicle crash on southbound U.S. Highway 101 in East Palo Alto this morning,...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2009
Last comment by Community, on Feb 23, 2010 at 9:28 pm | 57 comments | 3298 Views

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A changing vision

Most Palo Altans never hear about the Comprehensive Plan. If they do, they're usually livid about a proposed new building...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2009
Last comment by Civitas, on Dec 23, 2009 at 2:43 pm | 24 comments | 3167 Views

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Editorial: Review of Taser use is timely and necessary

No fatalities have occurred from the seven instances in which Palo Alto police officers have used Tasers to help subdue or...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2009
Last comment by bill, on Dec 23, 2009 at 10:22 pm | 12 comments | 1962 Views

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Santa Clara bus, light-rail service cuts coming

Major cutbacks in bus and light-rail service will hit Santa Clara County transit riders in January, the Valley Transportation...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2009
Last comment by Mike, on Dec 24, 2009 at 9:19 am | 18 comments | 2498 Views

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Developer sues Palo Alto over affordable-housing

A Palo Alto policy that requires developers to dedicate portions of their residential projects to affordable housing is facing...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2009
Last comment by live nearby, on Dec 26, 2009 at 8:28 am | 23 comments | 2663 Views

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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 | 4499 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 | 2370 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 | 2446 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 | 2221 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 | 2180 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 | 1956 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 | 3513 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 | 1952 Views
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