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2012: The Year in Numbers

23 million: The dollars that the city spent on employee pensions in fiscal year 2012. This is $4 million more than it had...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2012
Last comment by Sylvia, on Dec 30, 2012 at 12:19 pm | 1 comment | 1223 Views

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Odds and Ends

Quote of the year Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=18207 posted Friday,...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2012
Last comment by Anon., on Dec 30, 2012 at 10:31 pm | 1 comment | 1593 Views

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Baylands buildings - old becomes new and new left to rot?

Why, I wonder, at the Baylands have they just redone the old Scout building and opened it as something new and special and...

Original post made by Resident on Jan. 4, 2013
Last comment by Anon., on Jan 4, 2013 at 12:35 pm | 1 comment | 1632 Views

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Oshman Family JCC chooses interim CEO

A seasoned corporate and nonprofit leader will serve as interim chief executive officer at the Oshman Family Jewish Community...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2013
Last comment by E. Seaman, on Jan 16, 2013 at 2:15 pm | 1 comment | 2027 Views

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Around Town

YAKETY-YAK ... Palo Alto City Council Chambers were deserted Tuesday night by the time the council got to its last agenda...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue, on Jan 25, 2013 at 4:34 pm | 1 comment | 1481 Views

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Palo Alto has highest credit rating

Palo Alto is one of 8 California cities to receive the highest possible credit rating awards by Moody's Investors Services....

Original post made by Credit Rating on Feb. 3, 2013
Last comment by No Doubt About It, on Feb 3, 2013 at 3:16 pm | 1 comment | 1196 Views

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Police arrest two for Midtown armed robbery

Two young men arrested for a Jan. 5 carjacking on California Avenue have been arrested again for armed robbery of Century...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2013
Last comment by Wondering?, on Feb 28, 2013 at 9:40 am | 1 comment | 1229 Views

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East Palo Alto fire forces 19 to evacuate

Volunteers have set up an evacuation center in East Palo Alto for 15 adults and four children affected by a fire at a two-unit...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2013
Last comment by fires freak me out, on Mar 9, 2013 at 1:14 pm | 1 comment | 1349 Views

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PUBLIC AGENDA: plastic-bag ban, bullying policy, residential parking permit programs

Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=28865 posted Friday, March 8, 2013, 12:37...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2013
Last comment by sandrawyt, on Mar 12, 2013 at 10:09 pm | 1 comment | 8666 Views

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Commission changes how it funds nonprofits

The Palo Alto Human Relations Commission voted Thursday night to change its process for allocating grant money to local nonprofits...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2013
Last comment by kate, on Mar 15, 2013 at 9:20 pm | 1 comment | 1548 Views

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It looks like KQED has heard about the Greenmeadow Trash Experiment

I just came across this from KQED http://www.kqed.org/a/forum/R201304050900 This seems a bit misleading and somewhat far...

Original post made by Resident on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by resident of, on Apr 5, 2013 at 10:47 pm | 1 comment | 952 Views

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Firefighters rescue man from San Francisquito Creek

Palo Alto firefighters rescued a man who fell down an embankment toward San Francisquito Creek on Wednesday afternoon. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2013
Last comment by Jonathan, on Apr 8, 2013 at 11:52 am | 1 comment | 1211 Views

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New prize for teens aims to spur community service

Calling all innovative, altruistic teens: You could win $20,000 if your community-service project rises to the top in a new...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2013
Last comment by local resident, on Apr 14, 2013 at 7:40 pm | 1 comment | 1168 Views

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Letters

<B>Keep the status quo Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=18388 posted Friday,...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2013
Last comment by Roland Hsu, on Apr 18, 2013 at 9:52 am | 1 comment | 1255 Views

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Senior-housing project riles neighbors

An overflowing crowd of Barron Park residents vented their frustration with dense housing and traffic problems and told Palo...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2013
Last comment by NIMBY, perchance?, on Apr 25, 2013 at 10:30 am | 1 comment | 1369 Views

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And what did this cost???

And what did this cost? The 8 1/2" x 5" postcard from the PA Utilities Department in today's mail admonishes "Typically...

Original post made by Bob on Apr. 27, 2013
Last comment by Debra Katz, on Apr 29, 2013 at 9:22 am | 1 comment | 1102 Views

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Tesla leaves Menlo Park behind this summer

Tesla Motors is preparing to leave Menlo Park in the rear-view mirror. The electric car retailer recently opened a renovated...

Original post made on May. 2, 2013
Last comment by Stuart Berman, on May 2, 2013 at 9:05 am | 1 comment | 2425 Views

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New committees undermine transparency

Palo Alto Mayor Greg Scharff has just a year as the ceremonial head of the City Council, but in just four months he has made...

Original post made on May. 3, 2013
Last comment by Innovative, on May 3, 2013 at 7:24 pm | 1 comment | 1229 Views

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Palo Alto to launch class-action lawsuit against battery makers

Palo Alto on Monday became one of the first public agencies to charge into the legal battle against global companies accused...

Original post made on May. 7, 2013
Last comment by Not-Impressed, on May 7, 2013 at 3:23 pm | 1 comment | 897 Views

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Divisive Maybell Avenue proposal wins zoning victory

A controversial senior-housing development proposed for Maybell Avenue scored a victory during an emotional meeting Wednesday...

Original post made on May. 22, 2013
Last comment by Please no rezoning, on May 22, 2013 at 11:21 pm | 1 comment | 802 Views
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