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Plane crashes, flips in the Baylands

Three people on board a small Cessna plane escaped largely unharmed after the plane lost power, nosedived and flipped over...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on May 26, 2012 at 8:56 am | 32 comments | 2516 Views

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Editorial: Deja vu on arbitration

There was at least some logic a year ago when the City Council voted 4-5 to punt on placing a measure on the November 2010...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2011
Last comment by Ready to Vote, on Jun 27, 2011 at 1:48 pm | 15 comments | 1404 Views

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Cubberley still an option for Foothill expansion

Faced with conflicting arguments and clashing priorities, Palo Alto officials defied dozens of citizens Monday night and...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2011
Last comment by Losing Status, on Jun 29, 2011 at 7:02 pm | 28 comments | 1574 Views

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Stanford Hospital, parents near agreement

Stanford University Medical Center has offered to relocate a day care center to another campus site to appease a large group...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2011
Last comment by Oops!, on Jun 29, 2011 at 11:57 pm | 12 comments | 1485 Views

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New study, same arguments in Palo Alto's compost debate

Palo Alto's heated debate over the future of local composting reignited Monday night, with both supporters and opponents...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2011
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Oct 15, 2011 at 11:35 am | 30 comments | 1341 Views

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Palo Alto ponders long list of labor reforms

As Palo Alto officials look to reform the city's binding-arbitration provision, they are specifically looking at ways to...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2011
Last comment by noonehere, on Jul 2, 2011 at 11:21 pm | 31 comments | 1485 Views

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Trash rates to rise again in Palo Alto

Palo Alto residents should expect to see their trash rates spike by 13 percent this fall to help cover a gaping budget hole...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2011
Last comment by Richard C. Placone, on Jul 2, 2011 at 11:19 am | 12 comments | 1391 Views

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Proposed downtown 'gateway' building debated

Palo Alto officials would like to see larger developments near the city's transit stations, but they are still trying to...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2011
Last comment by Not in the public interest, on Jun 30, 2011 at 7:12 pm | 5 comments | 1126 Views

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Palo Alto properties rebound

Property is worth just a tad more in Palo Alto this year, up 2.4 percent over last year, according to the annual report released...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2011
Last comment by David Pepperdine, on Jul 2, 2011 at 10:11 pm | 5 comments | 1127 Views

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Editorial: The Cubberley conundrum

As with many Palo Alto issues, the current debate over whether the City of Palo Alto should enter into negotiations to sell...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2011
Last comment by paly parent, on Jul 6, 2011 at 11:52 am | 16 comments | 1807 Views

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Around Town

JUST DANCE ... Palo Alto's debate over the future of Cubberley Community Center turned contentious Monday night when artists,...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2011
Last comment by Bill Wohler, on Jul 7, 2011 at 1:24 pm | 4 comments | 1057 Views

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Nature lovers applaud expansion of Byxbee Park

After years of anticipation, Palo Alto's nature lovers jubilantly welcomed a new era Friday morning when the city opened...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2011
Last comment by Creighton Beryl, on Jul 12, 2011 at 6:01 pm | 21 comments | 1262 Views

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Taxi companies say: 'No fare'

Concerned that a new taxi service wants to horn in on their business, drivers from two cab companies that service Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2011
Last comment by Willy Osa, on Apr 7, 2014 at 1:24 pm | 27 comments | 2469 Views

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Feature story: Some like it hot

For crowds of Palo Alto residents and visitors, the City of Palo Alto's Summer Festival & Chili Cook-off is worth far more...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2011
Last comment by family friendly, on Jul 2, 2011 at 9:34 am | 2 comments | 2169 Views

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Private plane lands on I-280, strikes car

A vehicle was struck by a small plane that made an emergency landing on northbound Interstate 280, just north of Farm...

Original post made on Jul. 4, 2011
Last comment by Anon., on Jul 9, 2011 at 3:19 pm | 90 comments | 2476 Views

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Palo Alto landfill to close July 28

The Palo Alto Landfill and Composting Facility will close permanently July 28, changing -- in some ways -- how residents...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2011
Last comment by Roger Overnaut, on Jul 6, 2011 at 9:52 am | 4 comments | 2252 Views

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Palo Alto may close Recycling Center

Palo Alto prides itself on recycling, but residents may soon find it more expensive and less convenient to divert their waste...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2011
Last comment by Katy, on Jul 12, 2011 at 12:53 am | 23 comments | 1975 Views

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Man awarded $750K in loss of Einstein letters

A man who lost valuable letters from Albert Einstein in a wildfire at Henry W. Coe State Park four years ago was awarded...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jul 8, 2011 at 4:29 pm | 7 comments | 1035 Views

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Young man killed on train tracks in Palo Alto

A 23-year-old man was struck and killed by a train at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday (July 7) near the Churchill Avenue crossing...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jul 10, 2011 at 11:37 am | 41 comments | 2308 Views

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Water officials eye replacing Newell Road Bridge

A flood-prone bridge that spans the San Francisquito Creek and connects Palo Alto and East Palo Alto could soon be replaced...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jul 12, 2011 at 8:59 am | 33 comments | 1790 Views
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