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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 | 2410 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 | 1710 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 | 2583 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 | 5350 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 | 1967 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 | 2056 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 | 2925 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 | 3738 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 | 4323 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 | 2375 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 | 4990 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 | 2467 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 | 2322 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 | 2417 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 | 3196 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 | 2853 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 | 2453 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 | 2489 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 | 3695 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 | 2126 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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