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First Person: A conversation with Dr. Mahadevan

Dr. S.V. Mahadevan is associate chief of the Division of Emergency Medicine, associate professor of surgery at Stanford Medical...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2011
Last comment by Lisa Van Dusen , on Aug 25, 2011 at 4:32 pm | 2 comments | 1437 Views

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'I'm happy. Lucky -- alive,' instructor says after plane crash

A small airplane made an emergency landing in the Ravenswood Open Space Preserve near East Palo Alto this morning. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2011
Last comment by jardins, on Aug 24, 2011 at 9:09 pm | 21 comments | 1125 Views

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Political establishment split over labor measure

When Palo Alto's firefighters spearheaded a ballot measure last year that sought to freeze staffing levels in the Fire Department,...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2011
Last comment by Jaime, on Aug 24, 2011 at 6:08 pm | 10 comments | 1054 Views

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Possible epilepsy trigger point identified

A brain-circuit defect that triggers the most common form of childhood epilepsy has been identified by Stanford University...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2011
Last comment by A Senior, on Aug 27, 2011 at 12:38 pm | 5 comments | 1649 Views

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Homeowners to pay more for school bond

It will cost the average Palo Alto property owner an additional $10 a year to repay the $378 million bond that is upgrading...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2011
Last comment by Need Schools, on Aug 24, 2011 at 5:10 pm | 4 comments | 964 Views

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Pilot error blamed for June 8 plane crash

A June 8 plane crash at the Palo Alto Municipal Airport was due to pilot error, National Transportation Safety Board investigators...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Aug 25, 2011 at 3:05 pm | 5 comments | 1002 Views

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Editorial: Amazon's misguided fight against sales tax

We hope the public will wholeheartedly back local businesses, including longtime Palo Alto merchants Jeff Selzer of Palo...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Aug 31, 2011 at 5:04 am | 38 comments | 1786 Views

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Plan for 'blended' rail system gains steam

A proposal by three lawmakers to blend high-speed rail and Caltrain on the Peninsula received a boost Friday when a panel...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Sep 4, 2011 at 7:28 am | 41 comments | 1871 Views

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Palo Alto seeks to spruce up water-treatment plant

As Palo Alto strives to sort out the future of its financially shaky waste operation, city officials are proceeding with...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Sep 1, 2011 at 10:04 pm | 3 comments | 1158 Views

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Sandas resigns as Chamber of Commerce CEO

The Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce is searching for a new leader after CEO Paula Sandas announced her plan to step down at...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2011
Last comment by Observer, on Sep 3, 2011 at 3:54 pm | 7 comments | 1229 Views

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Professorville

Named for the Stanford professors who originally congregated there in the 1890s, Professorville is known for its 100-year-old...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2011
Last comment by Allen Akin, on Sep 2, 2011 at 6:27 pm | 2 comments | 1036 Views

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Stanford Hospitals terminate Blue Cross coverage

Patients with Anthem Blue Cross health insurance stopped having coverage at Stanford Hospitals and Clinics on Thursday (Sept....

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2011
Last comment by Matt, on Sep 12, 2011 at 11:24 am | 36 comments | 10253 Views

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Development Center staff could grow

While layoffs, vacancies and retirements continue to shrink the workforce at Palo Alto City Hall, city officials are planning...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2011
Last comment by Charlie, on Sep 9, 2011 at 10:05 am | 17 comments | 1169 Views

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Guest Opinion: Making connections with our teens

Every teenager is an aerialist of sorts, and we on the ground below -- parents and teachers, counselors and doctors and cops,...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2011
Last comment by Jobber, on Sep 6, 2011 at 10:49 pm | 24 comments | 2265 Views

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Power surge raises questions about SmartMeters

When 80 PG&E SmartMeters caught on fire and burned out after a power surge in East Palo Alto on Aug. 25, the incident raised...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2011
Last comment by wej, on Feb 29, 2012 at 1:44 pm | 23 comments | 6987 Views

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Palo Alto aims to slash waiting time for permits

Palo Alto's famously infuriating permit-review process is about to get a major makeover. The City Council decided Tuesday...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2011
Last comment by Bob, on Sep 9, 2011 at 12:33 pm | 32 comments | 2467 Views

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Unions urge Palo Alto to reconsider labor reform

Palo Alto's three public-safety unions are calling on the City Council to rethink its plan to put a repeal of binding arbitration...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2011
Last comment by Davion, on Sep 13, 2011 at 10:24 am | 55 comments | 2148 Views

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Legalized marijuana wafts toward Palo Alto ballot

Marijuana dispensaries could sprout at up to three Palo Alto locations, if the City Council or voters were to approve an...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2011
Last comment by A Social Crusader, on Nov 5, 2012 at 7:43 am | 158 comments | 5464 Views

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Union's battle against ballot measure reignites

After a brief respite, Palo Alto's firefighters union on Wednesday renewed its legal battle against the city and resurrected...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2011
Last comment by Kathy, on Sep 12, 2011 at 9:33 pm | 25 comments | 982 Views

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Editorial: A worthy gamble by Palo Alto city manager

For many Palo Alto residents, the quality of city government comes down to how they and their architects and contractors...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2011
Last comment by Do need transparency, on Sep 12, 2011 at 11:29 am | 6 comments | 11694 Views
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