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When you're given $30 billion, 'First you cry'

What do you do when someone gives you a gift of $30 billion? First you cry, Patty Stonesifer, former CEO of the Bill & Melinda...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2009
Last comment by Michael Wright, on Feb 23, 2009 at 2:30 pm | 26 comments | 2767 Views

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In Palo Alto, decision delayed on JJ&F

After five years of revisions and negotiations, a controversial plan to expand JJ&F Food Store and build offices, apartments...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2009
Last comment by Paul, on Jul 15, 2009 at 10:45 pm | 26 comments | 2397 Views

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Palo Alto budgets $50,000 for California Avenue fountain

The Palo Alto Public Art Commission voted Thursday to budget $50,000 for a new fountain at the Caltrain end of California...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2009
Last comment by Trevi jumper, on Aug 12, 2009 at 5:37 pm | 26 comments | 2609 Views

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City skeptical about Children's Hospital design

A revised plan to expand the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital ran into a skeptical group of Palo Alto Architectural Review...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2009
Last comment by Zebra, on Aug 23, 2009 at 6:29 pm | 26 comments | 2241 Views

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Casa Olga to close

Casa Olga, the iconic residence for nearly 9,000 seniors and disabled persons for more than 35 years, will close in a matter...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2009
Last comment by robert jarvis, on Jan 13, 2013 at 6:50 pm | 26 comments | 4339 Views

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Historic Palo Alto Bowl gets a reprieve to 2014

The lease for the historic Palo Alto Bowl in south Palo Alto -- Palo Alto's only bowling alley and one of the few remaining...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2010
Last comment by mom of teens, on May 7, 2010 at 6:27 pm | 26 comments | 34701 Views

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Federal judge lifts stay on same-sex marriage

A federal judge in San Francisco today declined to block gay and lesbian weddings as a court battle over California's ban...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2010
Last comment by Ken, on Aug 16, 2010 at 2:35 pm | 26 comments | 2463 Views

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Mosque proposal gets revised in Palo Alto

A Muslim group seeking to build a mosque on San Antonio Road has revised its plans for the proposed building in South Palo...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2010
Last comment by minerva052, on Sep 4, 2010 at 11:47 pm | 26 comments | 3619 Views

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Man found dead in Palo Alto home in Barron Park area -- no initial sign of foul play, police report

A man was discovered dead in his home in the 500 block of Vista Avenue in the Barron Park area of Palo Alto, according to...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2010
Last comment by member, on Sep 9, 2010 at 9:43 pm | 26 comments | 2291 Views

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Officials, residents try to sniff out source of gas smell

A "strong gas smell" permeated a large area of south Palo Alto late this morning, bringing out firefighters and residents...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2010
Last comment by anon, on Nov 4, 2010 at 11:00 pm | 26 comments | 3075 Views

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Sutter Health cuts medical foundation staff

Fifty-three positions have been eliminated at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), the organization announced Wednesday....

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2010
Last comment by Perspective, on Dec 9, 2010 at 6:23 am | 26 comments | 2464 Views

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Palo Alto urged to hire emergency director

Palo Alto's neighborhood leaders and emergency-preparedness volunteers are urging the city to immediately hire a new director...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Apr 15, 2011 at 2:36 am | 26 comments | 3082 Views

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Got enviro fatigue? On dawn of Earth Day, City working to help you get over it

I worry that some of my friends are contracting environmentalism fatigue. Sure, they're environmentally focused (they've...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2011
Last comment by Nayeli, on Apr 20, 2011 at 7:58 pm | 26 comments | 2988 Views

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Palo Alto set to raise water rates

Palo Alto's water rates would spike by 25 percent for the average residential customer if the City Council approves the latest...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2011
Last comment by Clean House, on Sep 21, 2011 at 10:41 am | 26 comments | 1749 Views

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Palo Alto mulls lawsuit over Mitchell Park Library

Palo Alto's effort to rebuild the Mitchell Park Library and Community Center -- the centerpiece of the city's $76 million...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Oct 19, 2011 at 11:08 am | 26 comments | 2486 Views

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Train kills man on Menlo Park tracks

A northbound train struck and killed a man on the Ravenswood tracks in Menlo Park at 9:30 a.m. Friday, according to Caltrain. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2012
Last comment by Cris, on Mar 10, 2012 at 6:46 pm | 26 comments | 1792 Views

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Aggressive coyotes close Arastradero dog trails

Some trails on the western side of Pearson Arastradero Preserve are temporarily closed to dogs after coyotes in the area...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2012
Last comment by anon, on Jun 11, 2012 at 7:46 am | 26 comments | 2619 Views

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Why do Palo Alto meter readers refuse to knock?

This incident happened at 8:47 this morning and was reported to Police. Without warning, a large male COPA meter reader...

Original post made by Real Slim K on Sep. 18, 2012
Last comment by Real Slim K, on Sep 19, 2012 at 1:11 pm | 26 comments | 1601 Views

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Palo Alto looks to change affordable-housing law

Seeking to comply with changes in state law and encourage construction of more affordable housing, Palo Alto is considering...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2013
Last comment by trainspotting, on Jan 11, 2013 at 4:32 pm | 26 comments | 2921 Views

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Oliver Stone to present film at Stanford

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone will present his new documentary, "The Bomb," in a free public showing at Stanford...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Feb 27, 2013 at 8:56 pm | 26 comments | 4994 Views
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