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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 | 3686 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 | 1590 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 | 1598 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 | 2673 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 | 7117 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 | 1947 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 | 2148 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 | 1954 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 | 2466 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 | 2195 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 | 2292 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 | 1649 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 | 2199 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 | 2885 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 | 1479 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 | 1494 Views

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Weekend break-in at Paly results in loss

Palo Alto High School Principal Phil Winston confirmed that a weekend break-in of the school's Tower Building resulted in...

Original post made on May. 10, 2011
Last comment by Outta Control Dept., on May 15, 2011 at 3:15 pm | 7 comments | 1597 Views

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Palo Alto eyes changes to binding-arbitration law

After balking last year, Palo Alto officials renewed their push Tuesday night to kill or modify a local law that empowers...

Original post made on May. 11, 2011
Last comment by John, on May 14, 2011 at 12:25 pm | 22 comments | 2173 Views

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Stanford Hospital expansion wins key vote

After four years of hearings, debates and negotiations, Stanford University Medical Center's proposal to dramatically expand...

Original post made on May. 12, 2011
Last comment by neighbor, on May 15, 2011 at 11:44 am | 25 comments | 2467 Views

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PaloAltoGreen scores national first-place rating

Ten Palo Alto neighborhoods have helped the city garner first place for renewable-energy participation in a federal Department...

Original post made on May. 12, 2011
Last comment by Googlegeek, on May 12, 2011 at 6:42 pm | 1 comment | 1419 Views
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