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Light snow sprinkles Peninsula Saturday morning

Record low temperatures combined with rain overnight to create snow throughout the Bay Area at elevations as low as a few...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2011
Last comment by Randy, on Feb 26, 2011 at 7:42 pm | 3 comments | 2031 Views

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Mountain View council bans pot dispensaries

Mountain View City Council members backed away from approving an ordinance allowing medical marijuana dispensaries in the...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2011
Last comment by John Toalson, on Aug 6, 2011 at 12:50 pm | 2 comments | 2594 Views

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Palo Alto water rates could jump 12.5 percent

Water rates in Palo Alto would rise by an average 12.5 percent in July under a Utilities Department proposal that a City...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2011
Last comment by Richard, on Mar 3, 2011 at 11:13 am | 27 comments | 3863 Views

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City of Palo Alto staff salaries decreased in 2010

After years of increases, the salaries of Palo Alto workers took a step in the opposite direction in 2010 as total pay dropped...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2011
Last comment by peter carpenter, on Mar 16, 2011 at 4:28 pm | 36 comments | 4297 Views

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Palo Alto makes fresh pitch for Google Fiber

As Google winnows down the field of applicants for its highly coveted "Google Fiber to Community" project, Palo Alto is making...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Mar 4, 2011 at 11:44 am | 8 comments | 3294 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 | 4872 Views

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Compost plant draws excitement, skepticism

An ambitious and divisive proposal to build a waste-to-energy plant in Byxbee Park won cautious praise from Palo Alto's utility...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2011
Last comment by Bob, on Oct 14, 2011 at 1:19 am | 14 comments | 3614 Views

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Palo Alto committee backs higher water rates

A proposal by Palo Alto's Utilities Department to raise the city's water rates by an average of 12.5 percent in July earned...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Mar 7, 2011 at 11:45 am | 15 comments | 3120 Views

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Hundreds turn out to protest Caltrain cuts

Hundreds of people packed the Caltrain headquarters in San Carlos Thursday to warn transportation officials that cutting...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2011
Last comment by Axe HSR, on Mar 5, 2011 at 2:38 pm | 32 comments | 4098 Views

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Letters

Caltrain cuts Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=14511 posted Friday, March...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2011
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Mar 8, 2011 at 11:41 am | 9 comments | 2119 Views

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Enrollment growth on school agenda

With Palo Alto's elementary school classrooms bursting with children, school officials will meet Tuesday, March 8 to discuss...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2011
Last comment by interested, on Mar 8, 2011 at 3:21 pm | 218 comments | 5536 Views

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Palo Alto senior-housing complex eyes expansion

Palo Alto Commons, a housing complex for senior citizens on El Camino Way, would get 44 new housing units as well as a new...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 7, 2011 at 3:27 pm | 8 comments | 1806 Views

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Palo Alto OKs expansion of senior complex

Faced with a graying population and a shortage of housing for seniors, the Palo Alto City Council swiftly and happily approved...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2011
Last comment by Paul, on Mar 8, 2011 at 4:40 pm | 13 comments | 3711 Views

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Census: Huge spike in Palo Alto's Asian population

Palo Alto's population spiked by almost 10 percent over the past decade, fueled in large part by a growing Asian community,...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2011
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, on Aug 22, 2011 at 2:10 pm | 95 comments | 14895 Views

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Palo Alto City Auditor Lynda Brouchoud resigns

Palo Alto's City Auditor Lynda Brouchoud will step down from her position next month, leaving the city with another gaping...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2011
Last comment by J94301 , on Mar 11, 2011 at 11:07 am | 9 comments | 2474 Views

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South Palo Alto leads growth, diversity trends

The demographic data that the U.S. Census Bureau released Tuesday is likely to confirm and quantify the observations of residents...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2011
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Mar 22, 2011 at 11:52 am | 33 comments | 4438 Views

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Green attorneys clash over Baylands plant

As Palo Alto's environmentalists continue to battle over whether to build a waste-to-energy plant in the Baylands, they are...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2011
Last comment by Enid Pearson, on Mar 15, 2011 at 11:19 am | 9 comments | 2587 Views

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Regional deal may help Caltrain avert cuts

Drastic cuts to Caltrain rail service are likely to be averted, Steve Heminger, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission's...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2011
Last comment by who cares, on Mar 14, 2011 at 7:37 pm | 5 comments | 2038 Views

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New family to run JJ&F grocery in Palo Alto

A new family has taken over operations of JJ&F Food Store in Palo Alto, but just who owns the business is up in the air,...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2011
Last comment by They betrayed us, on Mar 18, 2011 at 1:12 pm | 22 comments | 3599 Views

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Palo Alto changes rules for Professorville demolitions

Palo Altans often gripe about the frustrations and complexities of the city's permitting process, but few can match the ordeal...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2011
Last comment by Give us a break, on Mar 17, 2011 at 2:35 pm | 29 comments | 3429 Views
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