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Experts: Housing could rebound by end of year

The dizzying days of rapid sales with competing offers, plentiful loan money and no contingencies are long over, but the...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2009
Last comment by Jeff, on Feb 8, 2009 at 9:20 am | 31 comments | 2796 Views

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'Spillover parking' revolt hits south Palo Alto

Both old and new residents in south Palo Alto are pushing for more liberal on-site parking in large new developments because...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2009
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Feb 19, 2011 at 6:11 pm | 31 comments | 3171 Views

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Tenants lash out against police investigation

A group of East Palo Alto tenants are protesting a recent Palo Alto Police Department investigation of a leading tenant activist...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2009
Last comment by put put boogie, on Feb 22, 2009 at 11:45 am | 31 comments | 2552 Views

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Palo Alto utilities to cut gas rates by 10 percent

Palo Alto is proposing to cut its natural-gas rates by 10 percent in July, though residents should expect to see increases...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2009
Last comment by Palo Alto Green tax, on Mar 6, 2009 at 2:35 pm | 31 comments | 2227 Views

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Palo Alto's plastic-bag ban could begin in fall

Plastic bags may soon flutter out of Palo Alto's supermarkets once and for all, but city officials hope this doesn't mean...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2009
Last comment by Marvin, on Mar 18, 2009 at 11:17 am | 31 comments | 2111 Views

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Officials: Budget crisis will hit deep, hurt bad

Grim, dire, unprecedented, catastrophic, devastating. Officials from school districts and cities, counties, special districts...

Original post made on May. 21, 2009
Last comment by City Employee, on May 27, 2009 at 11:32 am | 31 comments | 2328 Views

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City manager & council apologize for theater probe

The Palo Alto Children's Theatre and the nonprofit group that supports it received an emotional public apology from top city...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2009
Last comment by A Noun Ea Mus, on Jun 3, 2009 at 9:16 pm | 31 comments | 2441 Views

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Palo Alto in 2010: budget woes, environment

Depending on whom you ask, 2010 will either be a year of painful adjustments in Palo Alto or a time of unprecedented opportunities....

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2010
Last comment by Paul, on Jan 6, 2010 at 3:49 pm | 31 comments | 3033 Views

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It's NOT about the Money; not for the Nurses anyway.

It's NOT about the Money -- Not for the Nurses anyway! By : A Stanford ICU Nurse It is NOT about the money. The...

Original post made by Jane Benedict on Apr. 12, 2010
Last comment by Schadenfreude, on May 6, 2010 at 7:09 am | 31 comments | 4874 Views

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Report: Palo Alto Airport could be profitable

Palo Alto's long and heated debate over the future of Palo Alto Airport will resume later this month, when a City Council...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2010
Last comment by Anon., on Oct 11, 2010 at 9:54 pm | 31 comments | 9263 Views

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Palo Alto Weekly Editor Jay Thorwaldson to retire in February

After a career that included award-winning reporting and editing for more than 50 years, Palo Alto Weekly Editor Jay Thorwaldson...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2010
Last comment by Longer time reader, on Dec 4, 2010 at 11:26 pm | 31 comments | 2464 Views

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Palo Alto's smaller staff struggles with workload

After two years of big budget cuts and a wave of employee retirements, Palo Alto's shrinking staff is struggling to keep...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2011
Last comment by Wilson, on Jan 26, 2011 at 5:29 pm | 31 comments | 3228 Views

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Palo Alto ponders long list of labor reforms

As Palo Alto officials look to reform the city's binding-arbitration provision, they are specifically looking at ways to...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2011
Last comment by noonehere, on Jul 2, 2011 at 11:21 pm | 31 comments | 1617 Views

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Editorial: Breathing room for car dwellers

Surprised by the intensity of the negative reaction from some segments of the faith community and others grappling with the...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2011
Last comment by James, on Oct 24, 2011 at 4:52 pm | 31 comments | 2054 Views

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Editorial: The slow death of high-speed rail

Back in 2008, Palo Alto voters, the City Council and the Weekly liked the idea of bullet trains zooming at more than 200...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2011
Last comment by Chuck, on Aug 9, 2011 at 2:51 pm | 31 comments | 2995 Views

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Arrested Gunn student tells his version of incident

A Gunn High School student who was arrested Monday for assault with a deadly weapon said the incident could have been avoided...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2012
Last comment by bru, on Mar 12, 2012 at 6:15 pm | 31 comments | 2143 Views

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Last chance for Hohbach project

Developer Harold Hohbach's stubbornness in improving the design of his proposed mixed rental housing and research and development...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2012
Last comment by horrified, on Aug 22, 2012 at 11:28 pm | 31 comments | 1737 Views

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Palo Alto considers Citizens United

Corporations are not people. Money is not speech. These maxims have become a rallying cry for opponents of the recent decision...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2012
Last comment by anonymous donations to the c4 superpacs, on Oct 24, 2012 at 10:05 am | 31 comments | 2054 Views

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Palo Alto banking on a leaner Fire Department

Palo Alto's effort to transform its Fire Department into a leaner and more flexible organization with a greater emphasis...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2012
Last comment by Alphonso, on Oct 23, 2012 at 2:41 pm | 31 comments | 1903 Views

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Council gives wide berth for possible plant

Fifty-one acres of now-defunct Palo Alto landfill will not become parkland in the coming year, the Palo Alto City Council...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2013
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Jan 26, 2013 at 7:05 pm | 31 comments | 5494 Views
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