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Palo Alto eyes three new schools at Cubberley

Palo Alto would build three new schools at Cubberley Community Center as part of a new concept that top city and school officials...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2012
Last comment by Mom, on Apr 6, 2012 at 10:14 am | 1 comment | 1104 Views

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Lightning knocks out power to SLAC

A lightning bolt struck a main electrical-transmission line to the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Thursday night, shutting...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2012
Last comment by Herb Borock, on Apr 13, 2012 at 4:20 pm | 1 comment | 1174 Views

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Finance committee OKs reduced CDBG plan

The City of Palo Alto's funding for planning and administration and for public services may be reduced next year in response...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2012
Last comment by jardins, on Apr 22, 2012 at 11:22 pm | 1 comment | 1148 Views

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Electrical outages planned for south Palo Alto

A City of Palo Alto electrical upgrade project will cause intermittent power outages in south Palo Alto through June, the...

Original post made on May. 24, 2012
Last comment by resident, on May 24, 2012 at 4:20 pm | 1 comment | 4787 Views

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Proposed Budget: Reduce Engine Service, Increase EMS, Trim OT

Fire engine service from one of the Palo Alto Fire Department's six round-the-clock stations would be reduced, possibly dramatically,...

Original post made by Fred Balin on Jun. 6, 2012
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Jun 9, 2012 at 7:21 pm | 1 comment | 1106 Views

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Cautionary tale on LED rebate

I rushed recently to buy ten LED lights to take advantage of the COPA Utility rebate. I bought four different kinds at Home...

Original post made by JimFruchterman on Jun. 20, 2012
Last comment by andy kau, on Nov 13, 2012 at 5:20 pm | 1 comment | 1437 Views

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are there too many high-paying jobs in Palo Alto?

Interesting article in Techcrunch about how profitable companies want to open offices in Palo Alto, but they can't because...

Original post made by jobs on Jun. 23, 2012
Last comment by Very Interesting, on Jun 24, 2012 at 2:38 pm | 1 comment | 1125 Views

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State investments take a bite out of local budgets

In the grand old days of the mid-2000s, few people talked about California's out-of-control public pensions. Read the full...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jul 13, 2012 at 10:05 am | 1 comment | 1213 Views

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Is it legal to attach advertisements/solicitations to front doors?

Just today, a solicitation to re-paint curb address numbers was taped to my front door. Ads and solicitations taped or attached...

Original post made by Kevin on Jul. 17, 2012
Last comment by anonymous, on Jul 17, 2012 at 3:00 pm | 1 comment | 3930 Views

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Palo Alto raises red flags about rail funding

Nearly a month after California legislators passed a bill to begin construction of high-speed rail, Palo Alto officials are...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2012
Last comment by whaddayaknow, on Aug 16, 2012 at 3:04 pm | 1 comment | 1111 Views

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Bomb squad investigating suspicious package

Palo Alto police, fire officials and a bomb squad are investigating a suspicious package found on the front lawn of a residence...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2012
Last comment by LAWL, on Aug 17, 2012 at 5:01 pm | 1 comment | 1178 Views

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"Palo-Alto-like Internet Speeds" mentioned in Economist article

http://www.economist.com/node/21560288 Little do they know just how good...err...bad we actually have it! We should...

Original post made by Brendan on Aug. 18, 2012
Last comment by Brit, on Aug 19, 2012 at 5:02 pm | 1 comment | 1017 Views

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The Politics of Food

Just how much is it worth to GMO giant Monsanto to make California's Proposition 37―a bill that would require...

Original post made by Pa Resident on Aug. 22, 2012
Last comment by Anon., on Aug 23, 2012 at 11:31 am | 1 comment | 2917 Views

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City View

City Council (Sept. 18) Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=17646 posted Friday,...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2012
Last comment by Wondering, on Sep 22, 2012 at 9:51 pm | 1 comment | 1173 Views

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Town and Country -- Korean Barbeque Restaurant closed

Anyone here know why the Korean Barbeque restaurant in the Town and Country shopping center closed up? It was a great place...

Original post made by wondering on Sep. 23, 2012
Last comment by Dale, on Oct 1, 2012 at 2:16 pm | 1 comment | 1328 Views

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It's All About The Shizit

(An Open Letter to Liz Kniss) (The following was inspired by a conversation with Aram James wherein we both realized what...

Original post made by Chuck Jagoda on Sep. 26, 2012
Last comment by Jonathan Brown, on Nov 16, 2012 at 9:27 pm | 1 comment | 1179 Views

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No energy wasted here

Sven and Kate Thesen's front yard is a dead giveaway: Here lies a net-zero-energy home. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2012
Last comment by Solar Thoughts, on Oct 5, 2012 at 12:19 pm | 1 comment | 1617 Views

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Palo Alto Utilities at top of customer satisfaction survey

Heard about this on the radio yesterday. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49416459/ns/business-press_releases/t/e-source-announces-top-utilities-large-business-customer-satisfaction/...

Original post made by Resident on Oct. 17, 2012
Last comment by Jan H, on Oct 17, 2012 at 1:03 pm | 1 comment | 907 Views

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Worker plunges 25 feet into elevator shaft

A construction worker in the Stanford Research Park was injured Wednesday morning after falling 25 feet down an elevator...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2012
Last comment by Walter hernandez, on Oct 18, 2012 at 2:45 pm | 1 comment | 1965 Views

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Gunn High School Coverage of City Council Elections

The following is from the high school newspapger, Gunn Oracle Written by: Emily Yao http://gunnoracle.com/2012/11/candidates-work-towards-city-council-positions/ Six...

Original post made by Timothy Gray on Nov. 6, 2012
Last comment by Timothygray@sbcglobal.net, on Nov 6, 2012 at 6:45 am | 1 comment | 2795 Views
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