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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 | 8211 Views

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Guest Opinion: How Caltrain's GO Pass program will help Stanford Hospital

My bedtime reading recently included the environmental analysis for the Stanford Medical Center expansion project. This is...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2011
Last comment by Jackie , on Aug 27, 2011 at 9:38 pm | 16 comments | 4023 Views

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City manager seeks to change vague hiring policy

Ned Himmel, Rich Mallonee and Rob Braulik have little in common when it comes to professional responsibilities, but one wouldn't...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2011
Last comment by City Employee, on Mar 30, 2011 at 9:59 pm | 15 comments | 3898 Views

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Internet trailblazer Paul Baran dies

Paul Baran, 84, a resident of Palo Alto, died Saturday (March 26) of cancer. He is best known as a co-creator of the technology...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2011
Last comment by Joe, on Mar 28, 2011 at 1:58 pm | 1 comment | 2101 Views

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New Children's Hospital design wins praise

After more than two years of public hearings and design tweaks, an ambitious proposal to renovate and expand the Lucile Packard...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2011
Last comment by concernata, on Mar 31, 2011 at 10:08 pm | 2 comments | 2178 Views

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The cellular enigma: We love the phones but hate the towers

Even in high-tech Palo Alto, where about half of the residents possess advanced degrees and iPad penetration is likely beyond...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2011
Last comment by Kickit-It-Up, on Apr 3, 2011 at 6:27 pm | 26 comments | 4378 Views

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Google fiber: Palo Alto loses out to Kansas City

A Midwest city has beaten out all Silicon Valley contenders, including Palo Alto, to become Google's first fiber-optics-wired...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2011
Last comment by litebug, on Apr 4, 2011 at 6:23 pm | 37 comments | 5070 Views

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Internet provider to axe Palo Alto's web connection

The City of Palo Alto is losing its Internet connection due to a battle over a proposed neighborhood cell-phone tower. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2011
Last comment by Ian, on Apr 3, 2011 at 11:48 pm | 119 comments | 7223 Views

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Palo Alto trash rates face years of hikes

Palo Alto residents could soon be asked to pay for recycling and see their garbage rates soar by nearly 80 percent in the...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2011
Last comment by Charlie, on Apr 5, 2011 at 2:48 pm | 33 comments | 4149 Views

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Squirrels invade College Terrace fairy houses

Dozens of native California squirrels have made their nests in a Palo Alto neighborhood's "fairy" houses -- much to the dismay...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2011
Last comment by Enough, on Apr 6, 2011 at 6:25 pm | 5 comments | 2332 Views

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Changing seasons: Springtime at The Dish

The Stanford Dish, as the academic reserve area of open space nestled in the Stanford foothills is known, is many things....

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2011
Last comment by Viking staff writer, on Apr 27, 2011 at 12:51 pm | 12 comments | 3833 Views

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Editorial: Parkland initiative merely gives options

Palo Alto residents can be forgiven if they are still trying to sort out why they will be asked to vote this fall on rescinding...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2011
Last comment by Resident 0.1, on Apr 10, 2011 at 12:21 pm | 5 comments | 2316 Views

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Stanford gets $20M grant to study premature birth

Doctors at Stanford University announced on Wednesday (March 30) the start of a new research effort to identify and reduce...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2011
Last comment by MidtownMom, on Apr 4, 2011 at 8:45 am | 2 comments | 2063 Views

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Plan for wi-fi antennas slammed by residents

A proposal by AT&T to mount two wi-fi antennas on the balcony of Hotel President in downtown Palo Alto is facing resistance...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2011
Last comment by Karl, on Apr 6, 2011 at 3:30 am | 16 comments | 2890 Views

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Palo Alto slams Caltrain for poor public outreach

Palo Alto officials are calling for Caltrain to put the brakes on possible service cuts until stakeholders and members of...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2011
Last comment by Robert McDiarmid, on Apr 7, 2011 at 2:26 pm | 11 comments | 2376 Views

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Deadline for city's Internet cut-off rescinded

An Internet service provider that last week threatened to pull the plug on the City of Palo Alto's Internet connection has...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2011
Last comment by paly observer, on Aug 15, 2012 at 12:34 am | 18 comments | 5038 Views

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Forty-one Palo Alto teachers get tenure

Forty-one teachers representing most of Palo Alto's public school campuses will gather tonight for a yearly event known as...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2011
Last comment by Joe, on May 23, 2011 at 3:42 pm | 40 comments | 5422 Views

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Feature story: From ambient to upbeat

As gray rainy light filters down through the Stanford Hospital atrium windows, it's met by cheerful Western swing music on...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2011
Last comment by neighbor, on Apr 5, 2011 at 1:07 pm | 1 comment | 2681 Views

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Palo Alto seeks fairness in trash rates

Palo Alto may soon reduce its street-sweeping services, raise garbage rates and begin charging for recycling as part of its...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Apr 9, 2011 at 7:26 am | 34 comments | 2764 Views

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Fire chief: Veterans' home was not up to code

A Valentine's Day fire at a home for veterans in East Palo Alto in which one resident jumped from a second-floor window to...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2011
Last comment by veterans, on Apr 7, 2011 at 2:43 pm | 3 comments | 2189 Views
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