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Stanford suspends construction projects

Faced by a loss of 20-30 percent of its endowment because of the recession, Stanford Provost John Etchemendy told the university's...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2009
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Mar 8, 2009 at 10:32 am | 22 comments | 1785 Views

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'Tree House' development gets green light

A tree-lined development featuring 35 units for low-income residents received the green light from the city Monday night....

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2009
Last comment by another_NIMBY, on Apr 24, 2009 at 10:35 am | 22 comments | 2203 Views

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Amid recession, a new push to think locally

Shop locally. The often-repeated phrase is gaining weight these days as Palo Alto businesses find themselves ensnared by...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Apr 28, 2009 at 12:19 pm | 22 comments | 2226 Views

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Firefighters offer to help close budget gap

The president of the Palo Alto Professional Firefighters Union has offered to save the cash-strapped City of Palo Alto $700,000...

Original post made on May. 10, 2009
Last comment by Mel, on May 11, 2009 at 10:11 pm | 22 comments | 2037 Views

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Palo Alto could lose $2.43 million to state

Already facing a $10 million budget shortfall in the coming fiscal year, the City of Palo Alto may be forced to let the state...

Original post made on May. 10, 2009
Last comment by Parent, on May 13, 2009 at 11:50 am | 22 comments | 2023 Views

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Few repairs likely for Palo Alto roads, buildings

Antique bathrooms, outdated playgrounds and cracking asphalt may soon become the most visible symptoms of Palo Alto's economic...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2009
Last comment by Brian Wilson, on Jun 28, 2009 at 1:45 pm | 22 comments | 2299 Views

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Paper chase: Council candidates pull papers

Several prospective candidates visited the City Clerk's office Monday to pull candidacy papers. Councilman Larry Klein, former...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2009
Last comment by Another Clown, on Jul 20, 2009 at 4:00 pm | 22 comments | 2353 Views

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Eden Housing drops retail, senior homes

Senior housing, offices and room for a hardware store have been scrapped from a controversial downtown Palo Alto proposal...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2009
Last comment by resident 1, on Mar 9, 2014 at 11:42 pm | 22 comments | 2139 Views

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Guest Opinion: Endorsements; 'conflict of interest' or union bashing?

As the Palo Alto City Council race gets into high gear, at least two candidates have placed the issue of conflict of interest...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2009
Last comment by Me in Professorville, on Oct 31, 2009 at 4:39 pm | 22 comments | 2099 Views

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Palo Alto has studied extra powerlines, and costs

Palo Alto officials will more urgently consider upgrading the city's transmission lines and seek new power sources after...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2010
Last comment by Daniel, on Feb 22, 2010 at 4:45 pm | 22 comments | 2033 Views

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Rail report shows a tunnel cheaper than a trench

If high-speed rail ends up running through a covered trench in Palo Alto, it won't be easy or cheap, new California High-Speed...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2010
Last comment by Frequent Flier, on Apr 14, 2010 at 11:12 pm | 22 comments | 2545 Views

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'Senior tsunami' about to hit Santa Clara County

A "senior tsunami" of aging Baby Boomers is about to hit Santa Clara County, and cities will need to find new ways of accommodating...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2010
Last comment by A Noun Ea Mus, on Jun 3, 2010 at 1:55 am | 22 comments | 2367 Views

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We shouldn't let 'Planned Community' zone steal our public benefits

My beautiful hometown, Pomona, was destroyed by rapacious development. The orchards are gone, along with its beauty, charm...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2010
Last comment by Still more, on Aug 6, 2010 at 3:53 pm | 22 comments | 3059 Views

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How To Stop Garbage Rate Increase - Act Now

WHAT?: Palo Alto says it is going to implement a garbage collection hike of $5.00 per customer per month ... that means your...

Original post made by Anon. on Aug. 6, 2010
Last comment by Richard, on Aug 11, 2010 at 9:24 pm | 22 comments | 2451 Views

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Palo Alto seeks to reclaim bike-friendly reputation

Palo Alto, once a pioneer in bicycle programs and bike-friendly infrastructure, has fallen slightly behind cities such as...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2010
Last comment by Eric Nordman, on Oct 23, 2010 at 7:52 pm | 22 comments | 2357 Views

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New family to run JJ&F grocery in Palo Alto

A new family has taken over operations of JJ&F Food Store in Palo Alto, but just who owns the business is up in the air,...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2011
Last comment by They betrayed us, on Mar 18, 2011 at 1:12 pm | 22 comments | 2033 Views

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Palo Alto police prepare for Obama visit

Palo Alto police will beef up staff and work with neighboring law-enforcement agencies when President Barack Obama comes...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2011
Last comment by Sue Dremann, on Apr 21, 2011 at 11:25 am | 22 comments | 2411 Views

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Palo Alto eyes changes to binding-arbitration law

After balking last year, Palo Alto officials renewed their push Tuesday night to kill or modify a local law that empowers...

Original post made on May. 11, 2011
Last comment by John, on May 14, 2011 at 12:25 pm | 22 comments | 1861 Views

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The Varsity Revival Project

I am a member of The Varsity Revival Project; a group of people who are concerned about the fate of downtown Palo Alto's...

Original post made by Tasha on Oct. 3, 2011
Last comment by Me Too, on Oct 6, 2011 at 9:02 am | 22 comments | 1609 Views

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Palo Alto approves new firefighter contract

Palo Alto's tortuous struggle with its firefighters union over a new labor deal came to an official conclusion Monday night...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2011
Last comment by JC Meoff, on Oct 26, 2011 at 9:55 am | 22 comments | 8886 Views
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