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The Role of Public Libraries in Children's Literacy Development

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Original post made by Concerned parent on Oct. 8, 2008
Last comment by Paly, on Jan 14, 2009 at 3:49 pm | 24 comments | 2100 Views

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Sea Scout building moved

The Sea Scout building in the Palo Alto Baylands will be picked and moved on Friday morning to a site 200 feet away. The...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2008
Last comment by Palo Parent, on Nov 2, 2010 at 7:55 pm | 24 comments | 3056 Views

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New mayor to be selected tonight

The Palo Alto City Council is scheduled to elect a new mayor and vice mayor and adopt a resolution commending Mayor Larry...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2009
Last comment by fireman, on Jan 6, 2009 at 7:19 am | 24 comments | 2154 Views

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City worker triggered federal probe

A federal Department of Transportation investigation into the Palo Alto Utilities Department for possible fraud could have...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2009
Last comment by brian wilson, on Feb 24, 2009 at 5:03 pm | 24 comments | 2210 Views

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City's fiber dreams still flickering

After seeing their plans for a citywide fiber network fizzle last month, city officials are now considering a more phased,...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 21, 2009 at 11:08 am | 24 comments | 2338 Views

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Santa Clara County fails air-pollution report

Santa Clara County received failing grades in both smog and short-term particle air-pollution levels, according to the 10th...

Original post made on May. 1, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on May 4, 2009 at 9:51 pm | 24 comments | 2255 Views

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Getting engaged

After more than a century of marginalization in the United States, residents of Asian descent are increasingly exercising...

Original post made on May. 16, 2009
Last comment by aha, on May 18, 2009 at 3:30 pm | 24 comments | 2339 Views

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Stolen Walter Hays school computer recovered, man arrested

A $2,000 computer stolen from Walter Hays Elementary School in a burglary on the first weekend in June has been recovered...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2009
Last comment by Concerned resident, on Jun 26, 2009 at 6:10 am | 24 comments | 1758 Views

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County approves $960,000 'Tree House' funding

A housing development to be constructed in Palo Alto next year will not only be in a convenient location, but it will also...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2009
Last comment by Teacher, on Sep 3, 2009 at 10:58 am | 24 comments | 1797 Views

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School parcel tax renewal may hit April 6 ballot

Palo Alto School Superintendent Kevin Skelly is recommending an April 6 election to seek renewal and increase of the school...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2009
Last comment by TII, on Nov 21, 2009 at 10:39 am | 24 comments | 1840 Views

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A changing vision

Most Palo Altans never hear about the Comprehensive Plan. If they do, they're usually livid about a proposed new building...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2009
Last comment by Civitas, on Dec 23, 2009 at 2:43 pm | 24 comments | 2527 Views

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Audit: Third of Palo Alto's city cars underused

Palo Alto officials have halted the city's vehicle-replacement program after an audit found that more than a third of the...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2010
Last comment by musical, on Apr 18, 2010 at 1:46 am | 24 comments | 1729 Views

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Burns pegged to lead Palo Alto Fire Department

Palo Alto Police Chief Dennis Burns will take over the top job in the city's Fire Department while the city looks for a permanent...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2010
Last comment by A Grateful Palo Alto Resident, on Jun 28, 2010 at 10:58 am | 24 comments | 2815 Views

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Palo Alto drops plan to repeal binding arbitration

Palo Alto's proposal to repeal the binding-arbitration provision in the City Charter died Monday night when the City Council...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2010
Last comment by who cares, on Aug 5, 2010 at 10:19 pm | 24 comments | 2351 Views

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Palo Alto slab-foundation homes at risk for gas leaks

Homes with gas lines beneath slab foundations -- commonly built in Palo Alto in the mid 1900s -- are at risk of gas leaks...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2010
Last comment by Deep Throat, on Aug 24, 2010 at 3:04 pm | 24 comments | 4911 Views

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Opponents of firefighter measure raise $58,000

A coalition of former Palo Alto mayors has raised more than $58,000 to defeat a ballot measure that would lock in firefighter...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Oct 8, 2010 at 1:44 pm | 24 comments | 1921 Views

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Some musings on the state domestic economy

I am not a professional economist, but I do watch events and trends. I see that public worker unions, which have a monopoly...

Original post made by Gary on Nov. 4, 2010
Last comment by Gary, on Nov 16, 2010 at 2:02 pm | 24 comments | 2003 Views

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Roberts blasts media accounts of his departure

Public Works Director Glenn Roberts, who retired from Palo Alto after reaching a legal settlement with the city in October,...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2011
Last comment by JT, on Jan 13, 2011 at 11:08 am | 24 comments | 2173 Views

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Palo Alto may merge police, fire

Seeking to curb costs in a time of tight budgets, Palo Alto is considering merging its Police and Fire departments. Read...

Original post made on May. 5, 2011
Last comment by al norte sm, on May 24, 2011 at 9:29 am | 24 comments | 2031 Views

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The reason we have Town Square.

I respect the authority of the Weekly editors to moderate and remove disrespectful comments, particularly those of threatening,...

Original post made by Resident on Jun. 6, 2011
Last comment by Norm, on Jun 14, 2011 at 10:47 am | 24 comments | 1197 Views
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