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Fruits of their labor

On Thursday afternoon last week, the trees outside the Post Office held more than just oranges. A handful of members of Stanford Glean perched among the leaves, stretching to pick the fruit that bowed the laden branches. On the ground, more students used long-handled, claw-like pickers to reach the tops of the trees.

Palo Alto to explore new compost site

After a discussion that divided the throng of environmentalists in attendance and lasted late into the night, the City of Palo Alto decided this week to take another look at processing its own compost. The 5-4 city council decision means the city will study the economic and environmental feasibility of building a compost facility at the northeast end of Palo Alto.