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PALO ALTO ISSUES

City banks on Stanford cash for major projects

Palo Alto officials are just starting the long process of allocating about $40 million that the city is scheduled to receive...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2011
Last comment by pa parent, on Jul 28, 2011 at 11:18 pm | 24 comments | 1491 Views

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State unemployment rate rises slightly

California's unemployment rate went up slightly in June, according to a report released Friday (July 22) by the state's Employment...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2011
Last comment by Big shock, on Jul 27, 2011 at 5:05 am | 3 comments | 1084 Views

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Briones House wall purchased for $30,000

The last remnant of the historic Briones House that proponents sought to preserve through nearly 14 years of litigation has...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2011
Last comment by Moi, on Jul 27, 2011 at 10:32 pm | 13 comments | 1676 Views

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Palo Alto's airport takeover delayed until 2013

Palo Alto's plan to take over operation of Palo Alto Airport has fallen behind schedule because of vacancies and turnover...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2011
Last comment by baumgrenze, on Aug 1, 2011 at 9:10 pm | 20 comments | 1731 Views

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Police: Outrage over homicides leads to tips

After decades of adhering to a "no-snitch" culture, East Palo Alto residents are coming forward with tips about recent murders...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2011
Last comment by Sue Dremann, on Jul 29, 2011 at 2:55 pm | 10 comments | 1301 Views

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Editorial: What to do with $40 million?

The Palo Alto City Council and administration set the stage Monday for what we hope will be a serious and productive discussion...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2011
Last comment by Stan, on Aug 2, 2011 at 7:27 pm | 9 comments | 1155 Views

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Palo Alto fighters try to keep labor reform off ballot

Palo Alto's firefighters union has filed a complaint with a state labor-relations board claiming that the city broke the...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2011
Last comment by Been There, on Aug 3, 2011 at 6:22 am | 56 comments | 2018 Views

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Rail exec's resignation prompts call for reform

The resignation Thursday of a California High-Speed Rail Authority executive, Jeffrey Barker, has led a Palo Alto watchdog...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2011
Last comment by Rick R, on Aug 2, 2011 at 11:10 am | 12 comments | 1358 Views

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Palo Alto extends Arastradero re-striping trial

Palo Alto's most divisive traffic-calming project will be in place at least until next summer, the City Council decided Monday...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2011
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Aug 5, 2011 at 4:03 pm | 20 comments | 1717 Views

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SHP runner suffers serious injuries after being struck by car

The Sacred Heart Prep girls' cross-country team made some great strides last season with the help of Courtney Schrier. The...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2011
Last comment by not an accident, on Aug 3, 2011 at 11:10 am | 6 comments | 1248 Views

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Palo Alto council clashes over compost measure

Palo Alto's environmentalists remain at odds over the future of local composting, but the leaders of the two sides in the...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2011
Last comment by No on E. No to peter and alex., on Sep 23, 2011 at 7:35 pm | 14 comments | 1671 Views

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Fairmeadow neighborhood fire injures one

A fire at a home on Starr King Circle caused minor damage and a minor injury to one resident on Tuesday morning, Aug. 2,...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2011
Last comment by Anonymous, on Aug 4, 2011 at 7:33 am | 4 comments | 1020 Views

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Palo Alto opts to go digital for City Council reports

Electronic tablets and laptops will soon become prominent features at Palo Alto City Council meetings thanks to a decision...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2011
Last comment by patsummers, on Aug 3, 2011 at 3:04 pm | 1 comment | 981 Views

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Gunn burglary suspects arrested, laptops found

Two laptop computers were recovered and two 18-year-old suspects arrested today (Aug. 3) in connection with a Gunn High School...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Aug 7, 2011 at 4:50 am | 11 comments | 1390 Views

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Vehicle dwelling: Harmless or nuisance?

Vickie Boone sipped her beverage slowly outside Peet's Coffee & Tea on Charleston Road, recalling the day two years ago when...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2011
Last comment by eww, on Nov 16, 2011 at 2:14 pm | 118 comments | 19593 Views

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AT&T antennas get mixed reception in Palo Alto

AT&T's proposal to install cell antennas on utility poles throughout Palo Alto found a mixed reception at a public hearing...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2011
Last comment by JA3+, on Sep 8, 2011 at 1:19 pm | 36 comments | 7927 Views

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New energy-saving initiative banks on kids

Can kids teach their parents how to save energy? That's the idea behind a "schools outreach" program to be launched this...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2011
Last comment by Annie, on Aug 7, 2011 at 5:59 pm | 4 comments | 1129 Views

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PG&E to test Palo Alto pipeline next week

After a delayed start date, PG&E will begin to prepare next week for testing its natural gas transmission pipeline that runs...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2011
Last comment by KP, on Aug 8, 2011 at 10:56 am | 2 comments | 1112 Views

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Editorial: The slow death of high-speed rail

Back in 2008, Palo Alto voters, the City Council and the Weekly liked the idea of bullet trains zooming at more than 200...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2011
Last comment by Chuck, on Aug 9, 2011 at 2:51 pm | 31 comments | 2914 Views

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Around Town

<B>I DREAM OF THEATER ... </B>The looming departure of <B>Borders Books</B> from downtown Palo Alto has given some residents...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2011
Last comment by Who does he represent, on Aug 14, 2011 at 9:46 pm | 8 comments | 1176 Views
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