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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 | 1973 Views


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 | 3195 Views


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 | 4639 Views


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 | 2419 Views


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 | 2799 Views


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 | 2104 Views


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 | 2943 Views


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 | 2407 Views


PUBLIC AGENDA: No City Council meeting Monday night

The Palo Alto Parks and Recreation Commission plans to discuss a park-improvement ordinance for Lytton Plaza and discuss...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2009
Last comment by Pat Markevitch, on Mar 20, 2009 at 11:46 am | 3 comments | 2113 Views


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 | 2621 Views


Q&A with Harold Luft, director of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute

In the following edited Q&A with the Weekly, which will continue next Friday, Luft offers a glimpse into the health care...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2009
Last comment by johnmayer76, on Apr 8, 2009 at 1:57 am | 3 comments | 3164 Views


The red ink of a greyer future, Doomed to grow old alone

"The International Monetary Fund estimates that among the Group of 20 nations whose leaders meet in London this week,...

Original post made by Sharon on Apr. 5, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Apr 5, 2009 at 8:13 am | 3 comments | 2063 Views


The Cisco Secret

How did Cisco add $240 million to its bottom line over the last two years? Last week, Sameer Khera, senior director of...

Original post made by HSR necessary? on Apr. 8, 2009
Last comment by resident, on Apr 9, 2009 at 8:32 am | 3 comments | 1974 Views


Medical Foundation's San Carlos hospital on hold

Construction of a planned $550 million Palo Alto Medical Foundation hospital in San Carlos has been put on hold due to a...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2009
Last comment by Tim, on May 29, 2009 at 5:10 pm | 3 comments | 2909 Views


Cablevision rolling out 101mbps Doscis 3 Service in NYC

For those hankering for fiber to the home, the Cable provider in New York City is offering 101mbps down/15mbps up service...

Original post made by Anonymous on Apr. 28, 2009
Last comment by An Engineer, on Apr 29, 2009 at 5:04 pm | 3 comments | 2083 Views


Budget cuts threaten schools-officer job

The Palo Alto Police Department stands to lose a records specialist, a school-resource technician and a volunteer coordinator...

Original post made on May. 30, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on May 31, 2009 at 5:00 pm | 3 comments | 2442 Views


Economy's silver lining: Lower bids for Palo Alto

The deepening recession may be walloping Palo Alto's revenues and threatening its services, but it is also allowing city...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2009
Last comment by anonymous, on Jun 1, 2009 at 9:03 pm | 3 comments | 2304 Views


Police extend deadline for chief's advisory group

Palo Alto police officials have extended the deadline for the new "Chief's Community Advisory Group" to June 19. Read the...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2009
Last comment by VoxPop, on Jun 5, 2009 at 1:51 pm | 3 comments | 2200 Views


International flu pandemic declared

Five people have been hospitalized because of the H1N1 "swine flu" virus as of June 4 in Santa Clara County, with 45 confirmed...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2009
Last comment by jb, on Jun 12, 2009 at 5:25 pm | 3 comments | 3603 Views


GAS LEAKING at apt. complex reported to CityCouncil

If you were there ( 6-15-09 )at the recent City Council Meeting tonight, you would be alarmed with the news that a tenant...

Original post made by Mayfield Child on Jun. 16, 2009
Last comment by MayfieldChild, on Jun 17, 2009 at 1:29 pm | 3 comments | 2006 Views
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Registration now open!

Registration is now open for the 33rd annual Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run and Walk. This family-friendly event which benefits local nonprofits serving kids and families will take place on Friday, Oct. 6 at the Palo Alto Baylands.

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