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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Volunteers push for 'universal' playground in Palo Alto

When Olenka Villarreal talks about creating a level playing field for Palo Alto's children, she isn't merely reaching for...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2011
Last comment by work, on Jul 23, 2011 at 1:44 pm | 16 comments | 4154 Views

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Palo Alto Borders bookstore to close

Borders bookstore in downtown Palo Alto will close by the end of September as part of the liquidation of the national chain,...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2011
Last comment by Alysha Crawford, on Aug 29, 2011 at 8:05 pm | 52 comments | 16178 Views

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Homeless residents pan car-dwelling ban

Homeless residents and advocates pleaded with Palo Alto officials on Monday night to rethink their plan to ban vehicle dwelling...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2011
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Sep 1, 2013 at 11:29 pm | 126 comments | 6163 Views

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Arbitration repeal heads to Palo Alto ballot

Palo Alto voters will have a chance in November to repeal a local law that empowers an arbitration panel to settle labor...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 19, 2011 at 5:00 pm | 19 comments | 4630 Views

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Downtown without Borders: retailers ponder the future

With the demise of Borders bookstore, an anchor of downtown Palo Alto, retailers lamented the loss of a gathering spot and...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2011
Last comment by Mark Weiss , on Apr 30, 2012 at 9:56 am | 57 comments | 18952 Views

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Editorial: Breathing room for car dwellers

Surprised by the intensity of the negative reaction from some segments of the faith community and others grappling with the...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2011
Last comment by James, on Oct 24, 2011 at 4:52 pm | 31 comments | 2253 Views

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Photo essay: No ordinary summer

Today's Bay Area campers are learning more than just how to make friendship bracelets. ==B Photos by Veronica Weber/Palo...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2011
Last comment by rock camp rocks, on Jul 28, 2011 at 3:23 pm | 3 comments | 9088 Views

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Palo Alto adds fee to garbage bills

Palo Alto's garbage rates are scheduled to rise in the fall for the second year in a row, but this time every residential...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2011
Last comment by CA-Barbie, on Aug 5, 2011 at 5:31 pm | 39 comments | 4475 Views

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Palo Alto's largest union agrees to pay freeze

With fiscal deficits looming on Palo Alto's horizon, pay freezes have become the new normal for the city's largest workers...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2011
Last comment by Michael, on Jul 27, 2011 at 9:10 am | 5 comments | 1249 Views

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City banks on Stanford cash for major projects

Palo Alto officials are just starting the long process of allocating about $40 million that the city is scheduled to receive...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2011
Last comment by pa parent, on Jul 28, 2011 at 11:18 pm | 24 comments | 1651 Views

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State unemployment rate rises slightly

California's unemployment rate went up slightly in June, according to a report released Friday (July 22) by the state's Employment...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2011
Last comment by Big shock, on Jul 27, 2011 at 5:05 am | 3 comments | 1232 Views

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Briones House wall purchased for $30,000

The last remnant of the historic Briones House that proponents sought to preserve through nearly 14 years of litigation has...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2011
Last comment by Moi, on Jul 27, 2011 at 10:32 pm | 13 comments | 1905 Views

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Palo Alto's airport takeover delayed until 2013

Palo Alto's plan to take over operation of Palo Alto Airport has fallen behind schedule because of vacancies and turnover...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2011
Last comment by baumgrenze, on Aug 1, 2011 at 9:10 pm | 20 comments | 1949 Views

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Police: Outrage over homicides leads to tips

After decades of adhering to a "no-snitch" culture, East Palo Alto residents are coming forward with tips about recent murders...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2011
Last comment by Sue Dremann, on Jul 29, 2011 at 2:55 pm | 10 comments | 1604 Views

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Editorial: What to do with $40 million?

The Palo Alto City Council and administration set the stage Monday for what we hope will be a serious and productive discussion...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2011
Last comment by Stan, on Aug 2, 2011 at 7:27 pm | 9 comments | 1366 Views

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Palo Alto fighters try to keep labor reform off ballot

Palo Alto's firefighters union has filed a complaint with a state labor-relations board claiming that the city broke the...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2011
Last comment by Been There, on Aug 3, 2011 at 6:22 am | 56 comments | 2212 Views

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Rail exec's resignation prompts call for reform

The resignation Thursday of a California High-Speed Rail Authority executive, Jeffrey Barker, has led a Palo Alto watchdog...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2011
Last comment by Rick R, on Aug 2, 2011 at 11:10 am | 12 comments | 3390 Views

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Palo Alto extends Arastradero re-striping trial

Palo Alto's most divisive traffic-calming project will be in place at least until next summer, the City Council decided Monday...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2011
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Aug 5, 2011 at 4:03 pm | 20 comments | 1924 Views

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SHP runner suffers serious injuries after being struck by car

The Sacred Heart Prep girls' cross-country team made some great strides last season with the help of Courtney Schrier. The...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2011
Last comment by not an accident, on Aug 3, 2011 at 11:10 am | 6 comments | 1417 Views

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Palo Alto council clashes over compost measure

Palo Alto's environmentalists remain at odds over the future of local composting, but the leaders of the two sides in the...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2011
Last comment by No on E. No to peter and alex., on Sep 23, 2011 at 7:35 pm | 14 comments | 1895 Views
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