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Valley facing food and shelter emergency

The economic slide spreading from Wall Street to Main Street has hit the "side streets and back streets," according to Silicon...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2008
Last comment by Nilesh, on May 13, 2010 at 11:40 am | 3 comments | 3131 Views

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Hospice for US Automakers

The more I read, listen and think about what Detroit's condition is, the more I think about the decision I had to make around...

Original post made by Paul Losch on Dec. 18, 2008
Last comment by bruce, on Dec 24, 2008 at 4:06 am | 3 comments | 2012 Views

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Somethings never change

From today's PA Weekly: (http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=10137) "BOWING OUT ... When Mayor...

Original post made by Marvin on Dec. 19, 2008
Last comment by bob, on Dec 24, 2008 at 5:14 pm | 3 comments | 2090 Views

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Merry Christmas Poem

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring not even a non o mouse. The stockings...

Original post made by annoyed on Dec. 25, 2008
Last comment by Annoyed, on Dec 26, 2008 at 1:38 pm | 3 comments | 2202 Views

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Municipal Composting Teach-in January 10 2-4:30 at Lucie Stern

On Saturday January 10th at the Lucie Stern Community Center from 2 PM to 4:30 PM will be a community discussion toward building...

Original post made by Bob Wenzlau on Dec. 31, 2008
Last comment by Frank, on Jan 1, 2009 at 9:51 pm | 3 comments | 2281 Views

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High Speed Rail Meeting

I received a card from the HSR Authority today (Jan 14, 2009). They are seeking public input as they create the EIR//EIS. Follow...

Original post made by Gary H. on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jan 16, 2009 at 1:58 am | 3 comments | 2137 Views

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Business tax likely on November ballot for Palo Alto voters

There's a good chance Palo Alto will put a business license tax on the November ballot, Councilman John Barton warned a downtown...

Original post made by JustMe on Jan. 22, 2009
Last comment by g, on Jan 23, 2009 at 10:51 am | 3 comments | 2117 Views

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USPS letter - mail delivery alterations

We received a letter from USPS informing us of changes that would be taking place in the delivery of our mail as cost cutting...

Original post made by Resident on Jan. 26, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 26, 2009 at 7:16 pm | 3 comments | 3164 Views

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Bay Area 'spare the air' alert is issued

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has announced that today is a winter "Spare the Air" day, banning residents...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2009
Last comment by A long time resident, on Jan 30, 2009 at 10:09 pm | 3 comments | 2621 Views

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Children's Theatre, Art Center get new directors

In two moves that the City of Palo Alto hopes will revitalize its arts programs, new directors have been chosen for the Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2009
Last comment by Daria, on Nov 18, 2009 at 6:53 am | 3 comments | 4356 Views

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Palo Alto housing could rebound by end of year

The dizzying days of rapid sales with competing offers, plentiful loan money and no contingencies are long over, but the...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2009
Last comment by Rob, on Feb 5, 2009 at 9:00 am | 3 comments | 2701 Views

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Palo Alto needs to follow State

Rightly or wrongly, the Governor has instituted furlough Fridays as a cost saving measure to help California's finances....

Original post made by Resident on Feb. 6, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 8, 2009 at 10:45 am | 3 comments | 2006 Views

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Palo Alto eyes changes to hotel ordinance

To boost flagging city revenues, the City of Palo Alto hopes a few adjustments to its hotel ordinance could add some cash...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2009
Last comment by Marvin, on Feb 13, 2009 at 2:08 pm | 3 comments | 3309 Views

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Education, environmental advocates win Tall Tree awards

Palo Alto's 2009 Tall Tree Awards, announced today (Friday), will honor community activist Carolyn Tucher, environmental...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2009
Last comment by Mari, on Feb 19, 2009 at 1:13 pm | 3 comments | 4871 Views

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Higher utilities rates to fund city services?

Rocked by a dry weather spell and dwindling reserves, the city's utility department is poised to raise electricity rates...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2009
Last comment by Array, on Mar 5, 2009 at 10:18 am | 3 comments | 2476 Views

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Huge power outage hits east, south Palo Alto

A major power outage of as-yet-unknown origin darkened a huge area of Palo Alto at about 6 a.m. today, leaving residents...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2009
Last comment by Poor duck, on Mar 5, 2009 at 10:16 am | 3 comments | 2870 Views

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Cancel Palo Alto Green in Protest Against Electricity Hikes

Last month when I learned the city would increase the transfer amount from a budget surplus utilities fund in addition to...

Original post made by resident on Mar. 5, 2009
Last comment by Big lie, on Mar 5, 2009 at 4:54 pm | 3 comments | 2120 Views

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Mayor: Green revolution will aid economy

The faltering economy could force Palo Alto to cut programs and delay a new public-safety building, but it should not keep...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2009
Last comment by Rick, on Mar 14, 2009 at 2:54 pm | 3 comments | 2983 Views

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Wheelchairs in bike lanes in the dark

A couple of evenings ago I was driving along Loma Verde towards Middlefield from Ross in the almost dark (about 7.30) pm...

Original post made by Driver on Mar. 15, 2009
Last comment by Palo Parent, on Mar 15, 2009 at 8:07 pm | 3 comments | 2439 Views

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Palo Alto to debate utility rates tonight

The Utilities Department's plan to raise Palo Alto's electricity rates by 10 percent while trimming 10 percent off the city's...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Mar 31, 2009 at 3:22 pm | 3 comments | 2689 Views
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