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PALO ALTO ISSUES

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 | 2286 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 | 1889 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 | 2372 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 | 1770 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 | 1988 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 | 1558 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 | 3733 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 | 1613 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 | 2465 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 | 2090 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 | 1879 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 | 1912 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 | 3610 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 | 2912 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 | 1869 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 | 1860 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 | 1505 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 | 2180 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 | 4202 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 | 1773 Views
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