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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 | 2202 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 | 2921 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 | 2703 Views

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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 | 3017 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 | 2905 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 | 2616 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 | 2620 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 | 4205 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 | 7292 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 | 1850 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 | 2127 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 | 3286 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 | 4259 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 | 2499 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 | 2395 Views

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Palo Alto pays $24,000 for sidewalk fumble

A Palo Alto woman who tripped on a raised sidewalk has been awarded $24,000 by an outside arbitrator. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2010
Last comment by Friend of Bui, on Jan 25, 2010 at 11:56 am | 16 comments | 3590 Views

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Watching 'the Creek' rise

A resident geared for bad weather pauses to observe San Francisquito Creek reach toward the top of an arch of the flood-prone...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2010
Last comment by Sharon, on Jan 20, 2010 at 10:09 pm | 2 comments | 2312 Views

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Zumot pleads 'not guilty' in girlfriend's death

Bulos Zumot, the suspect in the October death of 29-year-old Jennifer Schipsi, pleaded not guilty to murder and arson charges...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2010
Last comment by MarinaBeau, on Jan 23, 2010 at 10:00 am | 12 comments | 3600 Views

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Parking-permit program a success, residents say

A long-awaited parking-permit program in College Terrace is finally relieving residential woes, according to residents. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2010
Last comment by A Barlas- CT Resident, on Feb 8, 2011 at 4:49 pm | 5 comments | 2670 Views

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Guest Opinion: Palo Alto priorities should be the budget gap and hospitals

When I stepped down from the Palo Alto City Council two years ago I didn't stop caring about Palo Alto's well-being as a...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2010
Last comment by long term, on Jan 25, 2010 at 6:22 pm | 9 comments | 2250 Views
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