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Eden Housing's 801 Alma St. project approved by council

Palo Alto's seven-year-long quest to build a dense, affordable-housing complex in a transit-friendly downtown location surged...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2009
Last comment by Paul, on Nov 13, 2009 at 2:00 pm | 66 comments | 5274 Views

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Do try this at home

There's a hole in that plastic bucket, but no need to fret. Palo Alto residents can now drop it in the recycle bin for weekly...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2009
Last comment by go there, on Nov 12, 2009 at 7:25 am | 9 comments | 2482 Views

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Neighborhood group wants voters' opinions

A group of residents, Palo Alto Neighborhoods (PAN), is hoping some of the more than 14,000 people who cast a ballot Nov....

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2009
Last comment by Been-There-Done-That, on Nov 11, 2009 at 6:16 pm | 5 comments | 2283 Views

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Counties getting bigger doses of H1N1 vaccine

Santa Clara and San Mateo counties are about to get larger doses of H1N1 vaccines because they have so far come up short...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2009
Last comment by Otherwise Better, on Nov 25, 2009 at 9:15 pm | 10 comments | 2455 Views

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Improvements eyed for Oregon Expressway

A busy stretch of Oregon Expressway in Palo Alto will soon see major renovations, including timed signals, new bike lanes...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2009
Last comment by Do the job properly, on Nov 13, 2009 at 12:27 pm | 14 comments | 2740 Views

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Palo Alto eyes expanding plastic-bag ban

Palo Alto's crusade against non-reusable bags is expected to spread far and wide next year, when the city plans to expand...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2009
Last comment by Jim, on Nov 23, 2009 at 1:38 pm | 33 comments | 3831 Views

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Is dealing with the "Dog Matter" barking up the wrong tree?

Every decade or so, the "Dog Matter" pops up in Palo Alto -- no relation to the little piles rarely seen in these post-PooperScooper...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2009
Last comment by It's not the dog, it's the owner, on Nov 26, 2009 at 1:27 am | 36 comments | 3228 Views

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Residents to weigh in on Edgewood Plaza

Just weeks after a lawsuit regarding Palo Alto's Edgewood Plaza was settled, a public meeting about redeveloping the Joseph...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2009
Last comment by TK, on Nov 14, 2009 at 2:08 pm | 2 comments | 2129 Views

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Editorial: Promising recovery from tree disaster

There may be a positive ending to the mid-September mass tree cutting in the California Avenue commercial district. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2009
Last comment by Looks really good, on Nov 15, 2009 at 10:33 am | 2 comments | 2128 Views

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Cal Ave trees may be planted next month

Palo Alto's dramatic scramble to replace felled trees along California Avenue is expected to hit a milestone Monday night,...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2009
Last comment by MJ, on Nov 18, 2009 at 11:26 am | 17 comments | 2529 Views

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Palo Alto Utilities changes tests for gas workers

Dogged by a federal investigation and accusations of fraud in its gas division, Palo Alto's Utilities Department has quietly...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2009
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Dec 14, 2009 at 8:32 pm | 33 comments | 4162 Views

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Anti-death penalty meeting scheduled for tonight

A meeting to promote ending the death penalty in Santa Clara County will be held tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at Congregation...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Nov 19, 2009 at 4:49 am | 7 comments | 2064 Views

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Palo Alto fights downtown vacancies

Seeking to save downtown Palo Alto from a spreading rash of vacancy signs, city officials have tweaked the zoning rules to...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2009
Last comment by Giovanni, on Nov 27, 2009 at 1:24 pm | 30 comments | 3736 Views

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Edgewood meeting mends fences

Neighbors of Edgewood Plaza, the historic yet dilapidated Joseph Eichler shopping center along Embarcadero Road in Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2009
Last comment by Alma, on Nov 19, 2009 at 11:14 am | 10 comments | 2870 Views

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Dog owners want more play space for pets

Palo Alto's dog owners Tuesday called on the city to change its leash law so their pets could run off-leash in parks and...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2009
Last comment by Michal Shalon, on Nov 22, 2009 at 3:37 pm | 76 comments | 4056 Views

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School parcel tax renewal may hit April 6 ballot

Palo Alto School Superintendent Kevin Skelly is recommending an April 6 election to seek renewal and increase of the school...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2009
Last comment by TII, on Nov 21, 2009 at 10:39 am | 24 comments | 2332 Views

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Palo Alto cuts managers' benefits

Palo Alto's professional and management workers will give up their bonus payments, receive no salary increases and pay for...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2009
Last comment by Sonny, on Nov 24, 2009 at 2:59 pm | 46 comments | 3513 Views

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Park planned for children with disabilities

Palo Alto's 34 parks are filled with children zooming down slides and swooping in wide arcs on swings. But 6-year-old Ava...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2009
Last comment by Olenka Villarreal, on Nov 21, 2009 at 10:39 pm | 5 comments | 2870 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 | 2514 Views

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Lytton Gardens wins 'excellence' award

Lytton Gardens I, a downtown Palo Alto home to 417 seniors with low incomes, has won an award for "Excellence in Affordable...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2009
Last comment by DeLois Y. Turner, on Jan 21, 2010 at 9:21 pm | 2 comments | 2869 Views
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