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Palo Alto launches gas-safety initiative

The City of Palo Alto Utilities Department has launched a safety initiative to check local sewer systems for crossbores,...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2011
Last comment by Hal, on Jun 13, 2012 at 2:32 pm | 12 comments | 1940 Views

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Visitors wanted

Garages aren't just reserved spaces for parked cars and extra luggage. For some people, the garage is a haven in which they...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2011
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on May 2, 2011 at 11:01 am | 2 comments | 1626 Views

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Palo Alto to launch fraud hotline for city workers

City workers who sniff out fraud at Palo Alto's City Hall could soon have a new whistle-blowing tool at their disposal. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2011
Last comment by Doron Levin, on Sep 26, 2011 at 4:03 pm | 6 comments | 1536 Views

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Palo Alto eyes a calmer budget season

Palo Alto's ongoing quest to balance its books, contain rising pensions and obtain concessions from city workers will hit...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2011
Last comment by Connie Braun MD, on Sep 15, 2011 at 8:42 pm | 19 comments | 2840 Views

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Palo Alto philanthropist Leonard Ely dies at 87

Palo Alto philanthropist Leonard Ely died Friday morning (April 29). He was 87. Ely, a retired auto dealer, was considered...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2011
Last comment by Carolyn Tucher, on May 2, 2011 at 8:28 pm | 7 comments | 2771 Views

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Editorial: Signal changes make sense

Following the recent fatal accident at the Caltrain tracks and Charleston Road, city officials need to reassess the safety...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2011
Last comment by bicycle box, on Apr 30, 2011 at 5:23 pm | 2 comments | 1391 Views

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HP pledges $25 million to Children's Hospital

HP will give $25 million to Lucile Packard Children's Hospital over the next decade, as well as develop a research initiative...

Original post made on May. 2, 2011
Last comment by PA resident, on May 3, 2011 at 11:26 am | 5 comments | 1376 Views

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Palo Alto to revamp Public Works Department

Seeking to close a $3 million budget gap, Palo Alto officials are proposing to pare down the bureaucracy in city's Public...

Original post made on May. 2, 2011
Last comment by CHinCider, on May 13, 2011 at 10:10 am | 16 comments | 2319 Views

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South Palo Alto housing proposal shot down

After seeing hundreds of housing units pop up in their part of the city over the past decade, dozens of south Palo Alto residents...

Original post made on May. 3, 2011
Last comment by Pecuniac, on May 4, 2011 at 11:44 am | 30 comments | 2110 Views

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Palo Alto to share dispatch system with Mountain View, Los Altos

While other Peninsula cities are preparing to merge or outsource their public-safety departments, Palo Alto, Mountain View...

Original post made on May. 3, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on May 5, 2011 at 11:21 am | 8 comments | 1669 Views

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Gunn principal, Stanford lecturer, headline panel

Stanford University Senior Lecturer Denise Clark Pope and Gunn High School Principal Katya Villalobos will headline a panel...

Original post made on May. 4, 2011
Last comment by justsayno, on May 5, 2011 at 8:39 pm | 25 comments | 1901 Views

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Breathalyzers found at fault in DUI cases

Santa Clara County prosecutors are taking a fresh look at hundreds of driving-under-the-influence cases in Palo Alto and...

Original post made on May. 4, 2011
Last comment by annoyed, on May 5, 2011 at 7:09 pm | 16 comments | 1671 Views

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Palo Alto takes aim, again, at binding arbitration

As Palo Alto's management and firefighters prepare to take their simmering labor dispute to arbitration, city leaders are...

Original post made on May. 4, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 7, 2011 at 6:20 am | 19 comments | 2163 Views

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Budget woes spark arts groups' fears, rumors

With city budget pressures causing changes and cuts throughout Palo Alto, rumors about the future use of the Lucie Stern...

Original post made on May. 5, 2011
Last comment by Alfred E Newman, on May 6, 2011 at 2:54 pm | 16 comments | 1879 Views

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Palo Alto may merge police, fire

Seeking to curb costs in a time of tight budgets, Palo Alto is considering merging its Police and Fire departments. Read...

Original post made on May. 5, 2011
Last comment by al norte sm, on May 24, 2011 at 9:29 am | 24 comments | 2030 Views

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Around Town

<B><B>COLLISION COURSE ... </B>A proposal by three Peninsula lawmakers to "blend" California's proposed high-speed rail system...

Original post made on May. 6, 2011
Last comment by paneighbor, on May 6, 2011 at 11:09 am | 2 comments | 1456 Views

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Bill and Carolyn Reller

In 2007, three years into Carolyn Reller's battle with a brain tumor, she and her husband, Bill, were approached to be honored...

Original post made on May. 6, 2011
Last comment by Bob & Stephanie Byrne, on May 8, 2011 at 8:43 am | 2 comments | 1711 Views

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Caltrain slows train at Charleston crossing

Caltrain has ordered a dramatic slowdown of its trains going through the Charleston Road crossing in Palo Alto while the...

Original post made on May. 7, 2011
Last comment by machine, on May 11, 2011 at 12:21 pm | 41 comments | 2498 Views

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Jim Burch

When Jim Burch considers the pursuits that earned him a Lifetimes of Achievement award, his attitude is characteristically...

Original post made on May. 8, 2011
Last comment by Joseph Kott, on May 8, 2011 at 10:16 am | 1 comment | 1307 Views

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Palo Alto Online launches video academy

Palo Alto Online is looking for residents interested in joining our team in covering community issues and events on video....

Original post made on May. 10, 2011
Last comment by huh?, on May 10, 2011 at 1:54 pm | 4 comments | 1316 Views
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