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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Phil Lacy's gold chain was his 'pride and joy'

Homicide victim Philip Lacy was enamored of the long, gold chain and heavy diamond-encrusted crucifix that played a central...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2010
Last comment by what?, on Mar 8, 2010 at 4:18 pm | 2 comments | 1373 Views

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Palo Alto comes up short on composting options

Palo Alto's quest to keep a composting facility within city borders could be imperiled by expensive land and opposition from...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2010
Last comment by Don, on Mar 11, 2010 at 7:13 pm | 48 comments | 2277 Views

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Power outage hits 700 homes in Palo Alto

About 700 Palo Alto homes will be without power until approximately 2 p.m. today because of downed power lines, city officials...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2010
Last comment by Eva, on Mar 9, 2010 at 12:56 pm | 3 comments | 1499 Views

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Fire causes $400,000 damage to Menlo Park home

A one-alarm fire caused about $350,000 in structural damage and $50,000 in damage to contents of a single-story home in Menlo...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2010
Last comment by antonebraga, on Mar 9, 2010 at 1:47 pm | 1 comment | 1362 Views

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Palo Alto drops 'prevailing-wage' study

Palo Alto has scrapped its plan to study the impacts of union-level wages on capital projects after the City Council concluded...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2010
Last comment by Koa, on Mar 11, 2010 at 5:14 pm | 11 comments | 2658 Views

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Airport reps, public discuss February crash

Palo Alto Airport representatives met with community members Tuesday morning in an effort to improve communication between...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2010
Last comment by Anna, on Mar 15, 2010 at 2:48 pm | 84 comments | 1984 Views

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City proposes to peek at people's garbage

Palo Altans who repeatedly throw recyclable items into their trash bins could soon find themselves slapped with fines and...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2010
Last comment by Anonymous too, on Mar 18, 2010 at 10:29 am | 120 comments | 4453 Views

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Business owners unsure about county health plan

Palo Alto business owners appear to be hesitant about joining a new county health care plan for uninsured workers, despite...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2010
Last comment by Jimmy, on Mar 11, 2010 at 4:57 pm | 12 comments | 1515 Views

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Informational meeting Monday on Google plan

An informational meeting has been set for 6 p.m. Monday on how residents and businesses can support Palo Alto's application...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2010
Last comment by Charlie, on Mar 14, 2010 at 11:31 pm | 6 comments | 1590 Views

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Palo Alto planning commission rejects housing limits near Foothills Park

A proposal by Palo Alto officials to limit house sizes near Foothills Park was soundly rejected by the Planning and Transportation...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 16, 2010 at 11:42 am | 17 comments | 1935 Views

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A garden of public delight

In the last decades of her life, Elizabeth Gamble could be spotted leaving buckets full of cut flowers from her bountiful...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2010
Last comment by candice, on Mar 11, 2010 at 5:48 pm | 1 comment | 1617 Views

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Is Big Brother dressed in green?

Palo Alto has the proud distinction of being one of the first communities to implement recycling just over 40 years ago....

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2010
Last comment by Take Your Hands Off My God-Given Right to Pollute I Say!, on Mar 17, 2010 at 11:07 pm | 18 comments | 2162 Views

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City View

City Council (March 8) Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=12590 posted Friday,...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2010
Last comment by What about PTC, on Mar 12, 2010 at 9:30 am | 1 comment | 1581 Views

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Varian hydrogen-tank leak equalizes, fixes itself

A hydrogen leak from a storage tank at Varian Associates this morning stopped on its own about noon as the pressure in the...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2010
Last comment by Doug, on Mar 17, 2010 at 8:27 am | 25 comments | 1730 Views

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Varian hydrogen leak poses little danger to homes

A whitish-vapor hydrogen leak from a storage tank at Varian Associates this morning is dissipating quickly and posing little...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2010
Last comment by pop, on Mar 14, 2010 at 11:12 am | 2 comments | 1450 Views

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Palo Alto to fight high-speed-rail 'betrayal' bills

Palo Alto is girding for battle against proposed legislation that could make the California high-speed rail project exempt...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2010
Last comment by Sharon, on Mar 18, 2010 at 9:04 pm | 56 comments | 2663 Views

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Adult school website earns international award

The Palo Alto Adult School has been honored for the "excellence" and "functionality" of its website by the Learning Resources...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2010
Last comment by Can't compare to the city, on Mar 16, 2010 at 9:55 pm | 2 comments | 1446 Views

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Plans for California Avenue discussed, debated

Palo Alto residents debated plans for changing California Avenue Tuesday night, in particular shrinking the number of lanes...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2010
Last comment by Lawrence Garwin, on Mar 25, 2010 at 10:10 am | 32 comments | 2067 Views

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Palo Alto to do outreach on recycling, 'privacy'

Palo Alto will conduct more outreach before drafting a new recycling ordinance, and address "privacy" concerns before considering...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2010
Last comment by NOgreenpolice, on Mar 21, 2010 at 2:22 pm | 15 comments | 1919 Views

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Palo Alto hesitant about landfill-gas contract

Palo Alto should reconsider its renewable-energy goals before it makes any long-term commitments to a "green energy" provider,...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2010
Last comment by Bob, on Mar 17, 2010 at 6:14 pm | 6 comments | 1627 Views
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