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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 | 3071 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 | 5483 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 | 3888 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 | 3499 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 | 2165 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 | 2887 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 | 2872 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 | 5117 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 | 2657 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 | 2719 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 | 2445 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 | 2505 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 | 2134 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 | 3891 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 | 2115 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 | 2831 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...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jan 8, 2010 at 5:43 am | 7 comments | 1798 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 | 2492 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 | 2129 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 | 2861 Views
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