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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Anaerobic digestion would protect the environment and save Palo Altans money

Imagine a scenario in which Palo Alto could make tremendous progress on its zero-waste and climate-protection goals while...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2010
Last comment by EEng, on May 20, 2010 at 4:21 pm | 23 comments | 1948 Views

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Palo Alto retirees cash in on 'cash out' payments

Pay raises may be a thing of the past in Palo Alto, but some city workers managed to supplement their salaries with hefty...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2010
Last comment by Mike, on Mar 29, 2010 at 5:52 pm | 32 comments | 2584 Views

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Baylands park debate raises question of 'How green is green?'

Palo Alto in the 1960s had parks, but city fathers often wanted to use them for parking lots, firehouses, developer deals...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2010
Last comment by Bryan Long, on Mar 27, 2010 at 10:58 pm | 17 comments | 2829 Views

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Police arrest alleged gang member after search

Menlo Park police arrested a 28-year-old suspected gang member Thursday morning after serving a search warrant and finding...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2010
Last comment by GET OUTTA HERE!, on Mar 29, 2010 at 4:44 pm | 10 comments | 1887 Views

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Palo Alto's affordable-housing program challenged

Following in his father's footsteps, Forrest Mozart filed a lawsuit against Palo Alto this month, claiming that the city's...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2010
Last comment by John, on Apr 9, 2010 at 4:04 pm | 75 comments | 3219 Views

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Letters

High-speed rail Read the full letters to the editor here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=12679...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2010
Last comment by bikes2work, on Mar 26, 2010 at 9:30 pm | 1 comment | 1712 Views

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Jumbo home OK'd by Palo Alto planners

Weeks after Palo Alto's planning commissioners rejected setting maximum sizes for new houses in the foothills, they found...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2010
Last comment by joe, on Mar 28, 2010 at 6:30 pm | 2 comments | 1603 Views

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Stanford has record number of applicants

Stanford University has offered admission to 2,300 high school students from around the world -- just 7.2 percent of those...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2010
Last comment by hey, danny, on Jun 7, 2010 at 3:33 pm | 9 comments | 1589 Views

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Palo Alto's composting quandary continues

Palo Alto should hold off on considering a new composting plant until it can find a site that can accommodate the new facility,...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2010
Last comment by Bob Wenzlau, on Apr 2, 2010 at 12:18 pm | 12 comments | 2090 Views

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Editorial: Put compost proposal to a citywide vote

Another "only in Palo Alto" kind of political debate comes before the City Council Monday night, one that promises to divide...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2010
Last comment by Annette Isaacson, on Apr 2, 2010 at 4:25 pm | 11 comments | 1851 Views

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Cubberley 'a real opportunity' for Palo Alto's future

New, cutting-edge programs for Palo Alto's young adults could come out of a cooperative agreement on new uses for Cubberley...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2010
Last comment by Irv, on Apr 4, 2010 at 9:12 am | 10 comments | 1845 Views

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Palo Alto parcel-tax ballots to arrive next week

Voters in the Palo Alto school district can expect ballots in the mail next week for Measure A, which would replace the current...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2010
Last comment by Devin, on Apr 9, 2010 at 4:38 pm | 13 comments | 1705 Views

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City may ask Stanford to help fund new police HQ

Palo Alto may ask Stanford University to help the city build a new police building, fund new shuttle programs and fix up...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2010
Last comment by Get Real, on Apr 6, 2010 at 1:42 pm | 54 comments | 2566 Views

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Six weeks later, residents still shaken by plane crash

It's been six weeks since a small plane crashed into an East Palo Alto neighborhood on a foggy Wednesday morning, killing...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2010
Last comment by Community activist, on Apr 4, 2010 at 9:54 pm | 4 comments | 1493 Views

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Plan for waste-to-energy plant surges ahead

Palo Alto's composting advocates cheered in the City Hall lobby early Tuesday morning after the City Council voted for a...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2010
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Apr 9, 2010 at 4:32 pm | 42 comments | 3442 Views

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Palo Alto, Med Center negotiations revving up

After starting out on a rancorous note, Palo Alto and Stanford University are now nearing an agreement over the types of...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by jardins, on Apr 7, 2010 at 12:08 pm | 6 comments | 1298 Views

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City plans tour of new LED streetlights

The City of Palo Alto will hold a walking tour of Palo Alto streets that have been outfitted with newly installed, energy-efficient...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by bill, on Apr 9, 2010 at 3:15 pm | 13 comments | 1480 Views

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Palo Alto, Med Center negotiations revving up

After starting out on a rancorous note, Palo Alto and Stanford University are now nearing an agreement over the types of...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by Concerned Retiree, on Apr 10, 2010 at 11:04 am | 12 comments | 1879 Views

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Stanford, Packard nurses reject 'final' contract

Nurses at Stanford and Lucile Packard Children's hospitals have soundly rejected a contract the hospitals have called their...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2010
Last comment by Steve, on Apr 20, 2010 at 11:50 am | 53 comments | 2267 Views

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Palo Alto looks to landfill for 'green' energy

Palo Alto is banking on an old landfill in the Central Valley to help it meet its long-term goals for renewable energy. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Apr 9, 2010 at 4:42 pm | 3 comments | 1684 Views
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