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$2,500 per year allowance for aspirin

How about some REAL STRUCTURAL CHANGE!!!! In addition to healthcare plan, Managers and Professional Personnel and Council...

Original post made by city worker on Aug. 22, 2009
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Aug 22, 2009 at 8:18 pm | 3 comments | 1904 Views

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recent tragedy

My heart goes out to the family and friends of the young woman. As we soul search as a community to figure out how to...

Original post made by anne on Aug. 23, 2009
Last comment by anne a, on Aug 25, 2009 at 12:57 pm | 3 comments | 1991 Views

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City council e-mail addresses

I got my PAlo Alto Info magazine insert in yesterday's PA Weekly. I noticed, on the page where our city council is discussed,...

Original post made by Marvin on Sep. 12, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Sep 13, 2009 at 4:40 am | 3 comments | 1797 Views

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Safeway clerk pleads not guilty on meth charges

A 32-year-old Safeway employee who allegedly sold methamphetamine out of the Menlo Park store's parking lot was arraigned...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2009
Last comment by JustMe, on Sep 15, 2009 at 4:29 pm | 3 comments | 1998 Views

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Rip away the veil!

It is time to dump the farce of secret labor negotiations and conduct public business in public. "Is this your last best...

Original post made by Walter_E_Wallis on Sep. 19, 2009
Last comment by air that laundry, on Sep 20, 2009 at 11:17 am | 3 comments | 1894 Views

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Home no more

Audrey Blabon, 79, waited patiently in a plastic chair last Thursday for her weekly doctor's visit at Casa Olga — one...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2009
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Sep 20, 2009 at 2:51 am | 3 comments | 2038 Views

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Board of Contributors: Did Palo Alto fail to see the sky for the trees?

If you listen to town chatter or scan the local press, you might think no one in Palo Alto appreciates the clearcutting of...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2009
Last comment by Darwin, on Oct 2, 2009 at 7:57 pm | 3 comments | 2443 Views

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Opening doors to the City Council?

Fourteen candidates -- four lawyers, two Realtors, two school volunteers, three consultants, a retired property manager,...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2009
Last comment by huh?, on Oct 3, 2009 at 8:33 pm | 3 comments | 2430 Views

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Second California Avenue Public Meeting Re Trees

This is on the city's website: Public Meeting October 22nd, 6:30 p.m. TREE SELECTION and PROJECT INFORMATION. Escondido...

Original post made by Alan on Oct. 15, 2009
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Oct 21, 2009 at 10:41 am | 3 comments | 2462 Views

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Larry Klein

Larry Klein has been on the City Council for a long, long time, and he has all the acronyms to prove it. His current council...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2009
Last comment by Marvin, on Oct 16, 2009 at 6:28 am | 3 comments | 3155 Views

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A new breed of volunteer

In the wake of an unemployment rate that has risen to 12 percent in Santa Clara County, volunteerism has also increased --...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2009
Last comment by erez avraham, on Oct 19, 2009 at 4:01 pm | 3 comments | 3568 Views

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Election count not final but outcome remains firm

About 14,100 out of 36,100 of Palo Alto's eligible voters, or 39 percent, took part in the election, according to figures...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2009
Last comment by danny the homeless guy, on Nov 7, 2009 at 5:09 pm | 3 comments | 1958 Views

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Sherman Avenue development put on hold

A proposal for a new four-story mixed-use building at 385 Sherman Ave. is on hold after the Palo Alto Architectural Review...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2009
Last comment by Mayfield Child, on Nov 24, 2009 at 12:27 am | 3 comments | 2455 Views

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Around Town

WE WANT UNCLE BEAR BACK ... Castilleja School students and alumnae have raised a chorus of protest over the unexplained...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2009
Last comment by anonymous, on Nov 29, 2009 at 2:34 pm | 3 comments | 3858 Views

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Building plans for high schools up for review

Landscape and construction plans for Gunn and Palo Alto high schools will be up for review in a series of community meetings...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2009
Last comment by Chris Kenrick, Palo Alto Weekly staff, on Dec 2, 2009 at 10:22 am | 3 comments | 2036 Views

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Train has been stopped just south of Chareston for the past hour

Does anyone have confirmation on why? I assume its another suicide. ...

Original post made by Glenn on Dec. 23, 2009
Last comment by qq, on Dec 23, 2009 at 8:42 pm | 3 comments | 1915 Views

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Palo Alto City Managers and Professionals getting raise?

Did you find it strange that they removed the salary rate sheet for Management & Professionals? (Under Salary Rate Sheets) http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/depts/hrd/compensation.as...

Original post made by pawatchdog on Jan. 8, 2010
Last comment by CHinCider, on Jan 11, 2010 at 10:29 am | 3 comments | 1759 Views

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Property value tax reassessment denied

I hear from many Palo Alto residents who applied for tax reasessment of their properties reducing values that Santa Clara...

Original post made by PA Resident on Jan. 13, 2010
Last comment by PA Resident, on Jan 14, 2010 at 8:32 am | 3 comments | 1896 Views

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How to bring jobs to Palo Alto, benefit residents and increase Palo Alto's net worth.

We can look to the Campus for Jewish Life in South Palo Alto to learn how to do this. A large piece of property came on...

Original post made by Resident on Jan. 13, 2010
Last comment by NIMBY, on Jan 13, 2010 at 9:59 pm | 3 comments | 1957 Views

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Another death on Meadow crossing?

Does anyone know more details about this? Isn't there supposed to be professional guards watching the crossing? http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_14253535 ...

Original post made by What\'s happening on Jan. 23, 2010
Last comment by Steve, on Jan 23, 2010 at 10:01 am | 3 comments | 1865 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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