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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto resident celebrates centennial birthday

Margaret Marquardt, a resident of Palo Alto for nearly six decades and former registered nurse, celebrated her 100th birthday...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2011
Last comment by Dolores Marquardt Steubing, on Sep 30, 2011 at 4:24 am | 7 comments | 990 Views

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Palo Alto mulls election to legalize marijuana dispensaries

On Monday night, the Palo Alto City Council will be forced to confront an issue that other cities, including San Jose, Oakland,...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2011
Last comment by Dave, on Dec 28, 2011 at 8:52 am | 47 comments | 1751 Views

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San Francisquito Creek project close to securing state funds

An ambitious effort by Palo Alto, East Palo Alto and Menlo Park to calm the flood-prone San Francisquito Creek could get...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2011
Last comment by how many houses?, on Oct 5, 2011 at 9:57 am | 3 comments | 1117 Views

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Palo Alto labor unions struggle in tough economy

Palo Alto and Wisconsin are thousands of miles apart -- geographically and politically -- but one wouldn't guess that by...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2011
Last comment by S.Coen, on Oct 5, 2011 at 10:00 am | 43 comments | 2646 Views

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Celebrating cinema at Palo Alto International Film Festival

The inaugural Palo Alto International Film Festival runs from Sept. 29 through Oct. 2. Feature films and shorts will be shown...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2011
Last comment by svatoid, on Sep 30, 2011 at 3:33 pm | 2 comments | 1118 Views

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Palo Alto and firefighters reach contract deal

After 16 months of heated negotiations, Palo Alto and its largest firefighter union on Friday reached a tentative agreement...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2011
Last comment by creditable, on Oct 5, 2011 at 7:59 am | 29 comments | 1774 Views

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Editorial: A time for Cubberley planning

There are endless possibilities for how the 35-acre former Cubberley High School site on Middlefield Road in south Palo Alto...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2011
Last comment by Close neighbor, on Oct 2, 2011 at 12:25 pm | 2 comments | 1080 Views

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Suspicious fires in the baylands Saturday

Three grass fires that occurred in the baylands between Palo Alto and East Palo Alto Saturday afternoon (Oct. 1) are being...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2011
Last comment by qq, on Oct 2, 2011 at 5:56 pm | 2 comments | 1006 Views

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Ravenswood school district helping raise money for Sioreli Torres memorial service

The Ravenswood Elementary School District is helping to raise money for a memorial service for a student who was struck and...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2011
Last comment by ariani, on Oct 2, 2011 at 2:22 pm | 3 comments | 1208 Views

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Research space, condo proposal heads to council

Even by Palo Alto standards, Harold Hohbach's seven-year quest to build a mixed-use development featuring condominiums and...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2011
Last comment by Upgrade, on Oct 4, 2011 at 7:59 am | 10 comments | 1302 Views

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Bomb squad closes Palo Alto street, dismantles mortar

Discovery of a World War II-era Japanese mortar forced the closure of part of Grove Avenue in Palo Alto Monday morning. Police...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2011
Last comment by YSK, on Oct 4, 2011 at 10:16 pm | 8 comments | 1219 Views

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Pot measure heads for 2012 ballot in Palo Alto

Palo Alto voters will have a chance next year to overturn the city's 15-year-old ban on marijuana dispensaries and allow...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2011
Last comment by Jonathan Steigman, on Oct 16, 2011 at 9:48 pm | 114 comments | 2083 Views

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Developers boost funding for compost campaign

Campaign-finance data for Palo Alto's Measures D and E show that local developers have given proponents of E, which would...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2011
Last comment by Sharon, on Oct 10, 2011 at 6:18 pm | 28 comments | 3320 Views

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Plan for offices, retail at old Varsity Theatre move ahead

The Varsity Theatre in downtown Palo Alto represents, in many ways, the tension between the city's past and its future. Now,...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2011
Last comment by Lost Treasures, on Nov 11, 2011 at 1:33 am | 43 comments | 2601 Views

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Debate Tuesday on Palo Alto's ballot measures

The two city ballot measures that Palo Alto voters will decide upon in the Nov. 8 election will be the subject of a forum...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2011
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Oct 11, 2011 at 11:33 am | 7 comments | 1325 Views

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Guest Opinion: Vote no on Measure E

Parks are the most valuable and vulnerable lands anywhere. Park dedication protects parkland from government and developer...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2011
Last comment by Environmentalist, on Oct 8, 2011 at 5:17 pm | 13 comments | 1325 Views

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Diana Steeples, the 'voice' of Avenidas, dies in Palo Alto

Diana Steeples, one of the creators of today's panoply of senior services in the Palo Alto area, died Oct. 3 at Channing...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2011
Last comment by SoSad..lost a great woman, on Oct 8, 2011 at 5:03 pm | 5 comments | 4022 Views

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TCE causes cancer, other health woes, EPA says

Despite political pressures to kill it, a long-delayed Environmental Protection Agency report has finally been released confirming...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2011
Last comment by Anonymous, on Oct 29, 2011 at 10:50 am | 7 comments | 2289 Views

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Simitian's red-light-camera bill vetoed

A proposal by Sen. Joe Simitian to set new restrictions on red-light cameras hit the wall Thursday when Gov. Jerry Brown...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2011
Last comment by Chuck, on Mar 20, 2012 at 10:32 am | 16 comments | 1542 Views

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Guest Opinion: Vote yes on Measure E

More than 100 years ago, Palo Altans debated whether or not to establish a municipal utilities district. Fortunately, for...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2011
Last comment by cbliss, on Oct 18, 2011 at 11:55 am | 34 comments | 1657 Views
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