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Palo Alto bids farewell to 'Downtown' Sandra Brown

After nearly a quarter century of patrolling the streets, testifying at trials, and counseling students, "Downtown" Sandra...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2011
Last comment by Tony Ciampi, on Dec 15, 2011 at 7:53 pm | 20 comments | 2839 Views

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Residents near creek may be asked to tax themselves

With federal funding up in the air, Palo Alto, East Palo Alto and Menlo Park officials may look to residents who live near...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Dec 16, 2011 at 12:08 pm | 33 comments | 5424 Views

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Palo Alto eyes major changes to Cogswell Plaza

Seeking to spruce up and revitalize one of downtown's most neglected open-space areas, Palo Alto officials are planning to...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2011
Last comment by A need, on Dec 15, 2011 at 2:05 pm | 5 comments | 2047 Views

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Man attacked with a bat in downtown Palo Alto

A man who had been out drinking in downtown Palo Alto bars was attacked and beaten with a bat or stick near Pizza My Heart...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Dec 16, 2011 at 12:02 pm | 30 comments | 6470 Views

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Holiday feature: Best bets for pets

Most people consider their pets -- be they dogs, cats, birds or bunnies -- part of the family. And according to a recent...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Dec 20, 2011 at 1:03 pm | 3 comments | 1774 Views

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Busy Palo Alto intersection could see new hotel

The latest addition to Palo Alto's dynamic hotel scene could soon go up near one of the busiest intersections on the south...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2011
Last comment by Jake, on Dec 19, 2011 at 1:53 pm | 11 comments | 2496 Views

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Bloomberg taps Cornell after Stanford withdraws

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg today (Monday, Dec. 19) named Cornell University the winner in a competition to partner...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2011
Last comment by Retired Teacher, on Dec 20, 2011 at 9:22 pm | 28 comments | 2840 Views

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Fixes planned for Palo Alto's iconic egg sculpture

Palo Alto's famous circuit-board egg sculpture, "Digital DNA," may soon receive a major facelift -- and it won't be cheap....

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2011
Last comment by pat, on Dec 21, 2011 at 9:54 am | 34 comments | 21720 Views

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Palo Alto calls for 'termination' of high-speed rail

In a dramatic reversal from its position three years ago, the Palo Alto City Council on Monday night adopted as the city's...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2011
Last comment by jetgraphics, on Dec 23, 2011 at 9:05 am | 35 comments | 2636 Views

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Mitchell Park Library project gets $1.9 million boost

Palo Alto's effort to build the Mitchell Park Library and Community Center -- by far the largest and most ambitious project...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2011
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Dec 21, 2011 at 8:23 am | 4 comments | 2312 Views

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Palo Alto approves AT&T's antenna plan

AT&T's proposal to install antennas on 19 utility poles throughout Palo Alto has received the green light from the city's...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2011
Last comment by JC, on Dec 30, 2011 at 6:49 am | 26 comments | 3458 Views

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Palo Alto moves ahead with electric-vehicle policy

Seeking to bolster the city's reputation as a clean-tech leader and prepare for a surge of electric vehicles on city streets,...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2011
Last comment by Waste energy, on Dec 27, 2011 at 10:28 am | 38 comments | 3847 Views

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Palo Alto mulls new parking restrictions in Professorville

Spurred by a flurry of complaints from the Professorville neighborhood, Palo Alto has formed a new community group to explore...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2011
Last comment by one for all, on Dec 28, 2011 at 4:51 pm | 25 comments | 2484 Views

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Report: Higher tax, new bond needed to fund city repairs

Palo Alto should raise its sales tax, terminate its Cubberley Community Center lease and devote almost a quarter of its annual...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2011
Last comment by JC, on Dec 30, 2011 at 6:54 am | 87 comments | 3433 Views

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Sartor tapped to stay on as public works director

After a year of new faces in top management, City Manager James Keene opted for stability and familiarity Thursday when he...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2011
Last comment by Joseph Kott, on Dec 26, 2011 at 4:50 pm | 9 comments | 1474 Views

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Report urges forming infrastructure commission

Palo Alto should overhaul its system for managing infrastructure and appoint a new citizens commission to oversee the complex...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2011
Last comment by Get Real, on Dec 30, 2011 at 11:00 am | 25 comments | 1606 Views

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2011: Palo Alto's high-stakes year

If an out-of-towner had to guess which American city had spent the past year squabbling with labor unions, battling a project...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2011
Last comment by A-View-From-Inside-The-Bubble, on Dec 31, 2011 at 7:56 am | 5 comments | 1771 Views

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2011: Looking back

Change, celebration and reflection marked the year in Palo Alto through the eyes of Palo Alto Weekly photographers. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 30, 2011 at 1:28 pm | 1 comment | 1347 Views

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Education in Palo Alto: Looking back at 2011

The year began with a triumphant parade for youth, with thousands cheering as Palo Alto High School's state championship...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2012
Last comment by Ann, on Jan 2, 2012 at 10:18 pm | 2 comments | 2717 Views

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Yeh, Scharff to lead Palo Alto council in 2012

Yiaway Yeh, a mild-mannered auditor with an appetite for crunching budget numbers and delving into utilities issues, was...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2012
Last comment by CPA Employee & Resident, on Jan 7, 2012 at 6:07 pm | 13 comments | 2064 Views
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