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Schwarzenegger Wants ACORN Investigated

"Raising the stakes involved in the scandal surrounding the anti-poverty group ACORN, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is urging...

Original post made by Sharon on Sep. 16, 2009
Last comment by bru, on Sep 20, 2009 at 1:14 pm | 28 comments | 3161 Views

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don't obstruct high speed rail

I find it disappointing that it looks like Palo Alto is going to become an obstacle in the construction of high speed rail....

Original post made by Tom - on Oct. 27, 2009
Last comment by taxpayer, on Nov 16, 2009 at 8:59 am | 28 comments | 3724 Views

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AT&T Cell Phone Service Dead at Big Game - Will it Be There in An Emergency?

AT&T's network was swamped, dead and not functional during the Big Game near the stadium -- for hours. What if you really...

Original post made by Bob Wenzlau on Nov. 22, 2009
Last comment by boycott AT&T, on Dec 9, 2009 at 4:50 pm | 28 comments | 3649 Views

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Stanford Avenue/El Camino Real Intersection Improvements Project

Since it appears almost no one in Palo Alto is aware of the project to redesign the intersection at Stanford Avenue and El...

Original post made by Roger on Jan. 10, 2010
Last comment by Bob, on Jan 14, 2010 at 7:47 pm | 28 comments | 5104 Views

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'Youth well-being' added to Palo Alto goals

In a day-long retreat marked by thoughtful comments and respectful listening, the Palo Alto City Council increased the city's...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2010
Last comment by Well Being, on Feb 2, 2010 at 5:14 pm | 28 comments | 6233 Views

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Speier introduces $1 billion bay-restoration bill

A bill to spend $1 billion over 10 years to restore and clean up San Francisco Bay has been introduced in Congress by Rep....

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2010
Last comment by Willy, on May 3, 2010 at 9:38 am | 28 comments | 4891 Views

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Stanford resists local high-speed-rail station

Stanford University is not supporting a proposal by the California High-Speed Rail Authority to build a high-speed-rail station...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2010
Last comment by Kiss HSR Goodbye, on Sep 23, 2010 at 12:42 pm | 28 comments | 5859 Views

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Basement groundwater pumping raises concerns

Day-in, day-out from April through October, residents of Old Palo Alto have noticed the incessant pumping of water -- estimated...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2010
Last comment by vladrad, on Aug 14, 2012 at 4:44 am | 28 comments | 14216 Views

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Tree Lighting

Why is the City of Palo Alto one of the few cities that does not have a tree lighting? ...

Original post made by St. Nick on Dec. 13, 2010
Last comment by Lee, on Dec 21, 2010 at 11:09 am | 28 comments | 3205 Views

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Firefighters' salaries rise in Palo Alto

Defying a citywide trend, members of the Palo Alto Fire Department saw their collective salaries go up by 9 percent between...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2011
Last comment by Anon., on Mar 6, 2011 at 10:34 pm | 28 comments | 7053 Views

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Palo Alto, Stanford split over 'revenue guarantee' for hospital expansion

Palo Alto and Stanford University remain at odds over whether Stanford should guarantee that its massive hospital expansion...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2011
Last comment by repetition, on Mar 21, 2011 at 1:25 pm | 28 comments | 4148 Views

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Park 'undedication' heads to Palo Alto ballot

A proposal to "undedicate" a 10-acre parcel of parkland in Byxbee Park to enable the construction of a waste-to-energy plant...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2011
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Mar 26, 2011 at 1:09 pm | 28 comments | 9962 Views

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Cubberley still an option for Foothill expansion

Faced with conflicting arguments and clashing priorities, Palo Alto officials defied dozens of citizens Monday night and...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2011
Last comment by Losing Status, on Jun 29, 2011 at 7:02 pm | 28 comments | 4249 Views

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Plan to replace Newell Road Bridge moves forward

Palo Alto officials threw their support behind a proposal to replace the narrow Newell Road Bridge -- a project that they...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2011
Last comment by Anon., on Jul 18, 2011 at 11:39 am | 28 comments | 4026 Views

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Developers boost funding for compost campaign

Campaign-finance data for Palo Alto's Measures D and E show that local developers have given proponents of E, which would...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2011
Last comment by Sharon, on Oct 10, 2011 at 6:18 pm | 28 comments | 7179 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 | 6127 Views

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How the community can save our schools

With its record-breaking number of merit scholars and outstanding SAT test scores, the Palo Alto Unified School District...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2012
Last comment by tunnel vision, on Apr 7, 2012 at 2:41 pm | 28 comments | 8854 Views

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Santa Clara County delays decision on Palo Alto bike bridge

Santa Clara County supervisors hit the brakes Tuesday morning on a proposal by Supervisor Liz Kniss to spend $5 million on...

Original post made on May. 22, 2012
Last comment by That's funny, on May 24, 2012 at 1:58 pm | 28 comments | 5545 Views

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Palo Alto sees shrinking pool of City Council candidates

When Palo Alto made the switch from odd- to even-year City Council elections in 2010, one of the goals was to generate more...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2012
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Aug 22, 2012 at 1:16 am | 28 comments | 7333 Views

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Legal questions muddle Palo Alto's pot debate

With California's marijuana laws still immersed in a legal cloud, a group of Palo Alto's elected officials is urging voters...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2012
Last comment by Legit Patient, on Sep 26, 2012 at 9:41 am | 28 comments | 8755 Views
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