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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 | 1915 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 | 1532 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 | 3070 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 | 1573 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 | 2318 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 | 2025 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 | 1789 Views

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Beasley sculpture approved for Mitchell library

Palo Alto's new Mitchell Park Library and Community Center will feature at its entrance a blocky, arch-shaped sculpture designed...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Mar 20, 2010 at 12:39 am | 8 comments | 1806 Views

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Small fire kept small by passerby, quick response

A fire in the front portion of a house in the 3000 block of Louis Road Wednesday afternoon was kept small by an alert pedestrian...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2010
Last comment by rem, on Mar 18, 2010 at 12:12 pm | 2 comments | 3435 Views

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New Foothill campus at Cubberley resurfaces

A 2008 plan to tear down part of Cubberley Community Center to build a major new "educational center" for Foothill College...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2010
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Jun 27, 2011 at 8:15 pm | 25 comments | 2771 Views

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Stanford backs Palo Alto's fiber drive

If Google's founders listen to their alma mater, Palo Alto may very well succeed in its bid to be selected for the company's...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2010
Last comment by Nayeli, on Mar 20, 2010 at 10:05 am | 14 comments | 1777 Views

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Bay Area housing market remains slow

Despite a modest rise last month, Bay Area home sales continue to stagnate, according to the latest figures released Thursday...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2010
Last comment by Super, on Mar 22, 2010 at 4:25 pm | 10 comments | 1756 Views

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Pet owners become 'guardians'

In an effort to encourage greater care of companion animals, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors today added "guardian"...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2010
Last comment by Creeping nuttyness, on Mar 24, 2010 at 11:37 pm | 5 comments | 1478 Views

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Palo Alto to discuss Cubberley sale with Foothill

Palo Alto's stalled proposal to sell 8 acres of Cubberley Community Center to Foothill College officially reemerged Monday...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2010
Last comment by JW, on Mar 25, 2010 at 7:23 pm | 21 comments | 2095 Views

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Palo Alto firefighters' overtime costs soar

Palo Alto's firefighters have already used up more than 150 percent of their overtime budget for fiscal year 2009-2010 --...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2010
Last comment by Jake, on Mar 30, 2010 at 9:50 am | 89 comments | 3966 Views

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Palo Alto planners approve big foothills home

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

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2010
Last comment by Anon., on Mar 25, 2010 at 10:53 am | 2 comments | 1740 Views

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Palo Alto planners approve big foothills home

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

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2010
Last comment by suzanne, on Apr 2, 2010 at 5:48 pm | 19 comments | 1646 Views

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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 | 2185 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 | 2796 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 | 3222 Views
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