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Shopping in Palo Alto? Be sure to bring your bags. Starting today, plastic bags are officially banned and paper bags cost ten cents. Palo Alto joins a long list of California cities including San Francisco, San Jose and Los Angeles. East Coast, feeling left out? Not to worry—the movement is heading East, and NYC will soon see a big push to say no to plastic (the bag kind). [PA Online]