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PUBLIC AGENDA: plastic-bag ban, bullying policy, residential parking permit programs

Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=28865 posted Friday, March 8, 2013, 12:37...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2013
Last comment by sandrawyt, on Mar 12, 2013 at 10:09 pm | 1 comment | 8499 Views

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Commission changes how it funds nonprofits

The Palo Alto Human Relations Commission voted Thursday night to change its process for allocating grant money to local nonprofits...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2013
Last comment by kate, on Mar 15, 2013 at 9:20 pm | 1 comment | 1396 Views

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It looks like KQED has heard about the Greenmeadow Trash Experiment

I just came across this from KQED http://www.kqed.org/a/forum/R201304050900 This seems a bit misleading and somewhat far...

Original post made by Resident on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by resident of, on Apr 5, 2013 at 10:47 pm | 1 comment | 866 Views

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Firefighters rescue man from San Francisquito Creek

Palo Alto firefighters rescued a man who fell down an embankment toward San Francisquito Creek on Wednesday afternoon. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2013
Last comment by Jonathan, on Apr 8, 2013 at 11:52 am | 1 comment | 1062 Views

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New prize for teens aims to spur community service

Calling all innovative, altruistic teens: You could win $20,000 if your community-service project rises to the top in a new...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2013
Last comment by local resident, on Apr 14, 2013 at 7:40 pm | 1 comment | 1040 Views

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Letters

<B>Keep the status quo Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=18388 posted Friday,...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2013
Last comment by Roland Hsu, on Apr 18, 2013 at 9:52 am | 1 comment | 1088 Views

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Senior-housing project riles neighbors

An overflowing crowd of Barron Park residents vented their frustration with dense housing and traffic problems and told Palo...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2013
Last comment by NIMBY, perchance?, on Apr 25, 2013 at 10:30 am | 1 comment | 1169 Views

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And what did this cost???

And what did this cost? The 8 1/2" x 5" postcard from the PA Utilities Department in today's mail admonishes "Typically...

Original post made by Bob on Apr. 27, 2013
Last comment by Debra Katz, on Apr 29, 2013 at 9:22 am | 1 comment | 984 Views

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Tesla leaves Menlo Park behind this summer

Tesla Motors is preparing to leave Menlo Park in the rear-view mirror. The electric car retailer recently opened a renovated...

Original post made on May. 2, 2013
Last comment by Stuart Berman, on May 2, 2013 at 9:05 am | 1 comment | 2045 Views

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New committees undermine transparency

Palo Alto Mayor Greg Scharff has just a year as the ceremonial head of the City Council, but in just four months he has made...

Original post made on May. 3, 2013
Last comment by Innovative, on May 3, 2013 at 7:24 pm | 1 comment | 1100 Views

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Palo Alto to launch class-action lawsuit against battery makers

Palo Alto on Monday became one of the first public agencies to charge into the legal battle against global companies accused...

Original post made on May. 7, 2013
Last comment by Not-Impressed, on May 7, 2013 at 3:23 pm | 1 comment | 810 Views

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Divisive Maybell Avenue proposal wins zoning victory

A controversial senior-housing development proposed for Maybell Avenue scored a victory during an emotional meeting Wednesday...

Original post made on May. 22, 2013
Last comment by Please no rezoning, on May 22, 2013 at 11:21 pm | 1 comment | 731 Views

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At High Release, Dancers Call the Shots

At High Release Dance Company, each of the 17 current dancers has a story to tell and a chance to tell it. Palo Alto-based...

Original post made by Jessica Yes on May. 24, 2013
Last comment by Alumni, on May 24, 2013 at 4:35 pm | 1 comment | 1046 Views

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On Deadline: Facing breast cancer- even checking for it - is an act of courage

The recent revelations by superstar Angelina Jolie and locally famous Liz Kniss that they have had breast-cancer-related...

Original post made on May. 31, 2013
Last comment by Carroll Harrington, on May 31, 2013 at 12:21 am | 1 comment | 3964 Views

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Smoke and mirrors: fighting phony fires

Firefighter Daniel Fortino prepares to enter a house filled with fake smoke for a search and rescue training exercise on...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2013
Last comment by BePrepared, on Jun 11, 2013 at 5:07 pm | 1 comment | 852 Views

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Fellowship in 'all things Palo Alto' aims to create pipeline of leaders

A hopeful crop of aspiring civic leaders celebrated a Palo Alto graduation last week. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=19067...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2013
Last comment by Carroll Harrington, on Jun 14, 2013 at 3:15 pm | 1 comment | 710 Views

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Around Town

PARTY CITY, USA ... If a food-truck gathering, a campout or a yoga session suddenly pops up in your neighborhood, don't be...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue, on Jun 14, 2013 at 3:40 pm | 1 comment | 1037 Views

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Please Don't Kick it Away

The following was written in response to the announcement of results of a survey done by the Barron Park Association on Wednesday,...

Original post made by Jerry Underdal on Jul. 3, 2013
Last comment by Anon, on Jul 4, 2013 at 3:14 pm | 1 comment | 950 Views

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An 'Oscar' of an idea

Once upon a time, drive-in movies were a big family pastime, and they were part of the collective culture. But those big...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2013
Last comment by Patty, on Jul 19, 2013 at 8:36 am | 1 comment | 1064 Views

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Apartment fire displaces Palo Alto family

A two-alarm fire forced a mother and her young child out of an apartment and displaced the family in Palo Alto's Charleston...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2013
Last comment by S. Coen, on Jul 31, 2013 at 10:02 am | 1 comment | 2645 Views
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