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PALO ALTO ISSUES

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 | 3097 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 | 1685 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 | 2381 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 | 2206 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 | 1547 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 | 2029 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 | 1841 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 | 1875 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

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 | 2124 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 | 2609 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 | 1881 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 | 2233 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 | 3574 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 | 4882 Views

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Alma Street traffic diverted while gas leak fixed

Traffic on Alma Street in south Palo Alto was diverted this afternoon while city Utilities Department crews repaired a gas...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2010
Last comment by Bill, on Jan 15, 2010 at 10:53 am | 6 comments | 1533 Views

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Ruling on Palo Alto sit-lie ordinance looms

Attorneys for longtime panhandler Victor Frost and the City of Palo Alto wrangled in court on Thursday afternoon over the...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 18, 2010 at 10:00 pm | 12 comments | 1707 Views

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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 | 2471 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 | 2648 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 | 1692 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 | 1792 Views
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