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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto ponders next steps for compost plant

A decision by Palo Alto residents in November to make a portion of Byxbee Park available for a new compost plant is forcing...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2012
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Feb 9, 2012 at 10:55 am | 18 comments | 2201 Views

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After more than a century, 'George' is cut down

An old and popular Palo Alto tree nicknamed "George" is meeting his Waterloo this week. The process of taking George down...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2012
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Feb 14, 2012 at 4:13 am | 19 comments | 2246 Views

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Report: Traffic issues top Palo Altans' concerns

Palo Alto residents are generally thrilled with their city's services and quality of life but remain concerned about traffic...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2012
Last comment by Typical Palo Alto, on Feb 12, 2012 at 11:25 am | 47 comments | 3269 Views

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Stanford reaps $6.2B in 'transformative' campaign

Stanford University announced Wednesday it raised $6.2 billion in a five-year fundraising campaign that ended in October. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2012
Last comment by Hey-Stanford--How-About-Helping-Your-Neighbors-A-Little?, on Feb 12, 2012 at 9:11 am | 8 comments | 1837 Views

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Keeping Palo Alto running

Palo Alto's Municipal Services Center is a sprawling maze of industrial activity -- a 16-acre complex where hardhats abound...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2012
Last comment by Bob, on Feb 12, 2012 at 12:32 pm | 12 comments | 2870 Views

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Four-track design back on the table for high-speed rail

A new analysis by the California High-Speed Rail Authority calling for a four-track rail system between the Bay Area and...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2012
Last comment by kay, on Jul 27, 2012 at 11:08 am | 41 comments | 6513 Views

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Editorial: Service hub needs new home

If Palo Alto has an Achilles Heel most city officials would say it is the handful of public buildings that easily could crumble...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2012
Last comment by Anon., on Feb 10, 2012 at 2:25 pm | 5 comments | 1681 Views

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FBI file: Steve Jobs a 'driven, reality distorter'

A newly released FBI file on Steve Jobs paints a portrait of a driven, complex individual with a "tendency to distort reality"...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2012
Last comment by paloaltotreewatch, on Feb 14, 2012 at 10:59 am | 27 comments | 3401 Views

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Palo Alto to revisit proposed massage ordinance

Palo Alto's quest to upgrade its massage regulations is hitting a nerve among local massage therapists, who are arguing they're...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2012
Last comment by Lisa G, on Feb 15, 2012 at 12:04 am | 18 comments | 5646 Views

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City hopes to lure industry to East Meadow Circle

After seeing a surge of housing in several south Palo Alto neighborhoods over the past decades, city officials are now poised...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2012
Last comment by Sharon, on Feb 15, 2012 at 9:57 pm | 11 comments | 4931 Views

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Palo Alto to sell bonds to residents

Palo Alto residents will have a chance to buy city-issued bonds later this month as part of the city's effort to refinance...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2012
Last comment by Fred, on Feb 21, 2012 at 3:49 pm | 23 comments | 2769 Views

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Palo Alto looks to strengthen massage law

Palo Alto is plowing ahead with its plan to firm up regulation of local massage practices, but several City Council members...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2012
Last comment by Ken, on Jun 16, 2013 at 3:18 pm | 32 comments | 3289 Views

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VIDEO: When Daniel met Rosanne...

In celebration of Valentine's Day, longtime married couple Daniel and Rosanne Leeson talk about how they first met, love...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2012
Last comment by Grateful viewer!, on Feb 15, 2012 at 11:18 am | 1 comment | 1799 Views

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Palo Alto seeks firmer deadlines with labor

As Palo Alto prepares to ask its employees for more concessions, city officials are also pushing for tighter timelines in...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2012
Last comment by Reality Check, on Feb 16, 2012 at 1:59 pm | 4 comments | 1412 Views

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Owner to be reunited with lost Super Bowl camera

The efforts of a New York woman to return a missing camera to its owner following a mix-up at the Super Bowl have reached...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2012
Last comment by Choice, on Feb 16, 2012 at 4:46 pm | 8 comments | 2525 Views

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Armed man robs 7-Eleven in Midtown Palo Alto

An armed, masked man robbed a 7-Eleven store in Palo Alto's Midtown neighborhood early Thursday morning, Palo Alto police...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2012
Last comment by JustMe, on Feb 21, 2012 at 10:23 am | 16 comments | 1864 Views

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Ronald McDonald House project moves ahead

A proposal by Ronald McDonald House to build a three-story addition to its Palo Alto facility got off to an auspicious start...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2012
Last comment by Melissa Tjeerdsma, on Feb 20, 2012 at 4:47 pm | 1 comment | 1902 Views

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On Deadline: Can Ping-Pong help bridge neighborhood cultural diversity?

Palo Alto's new mayor, Yiaway Yeh, is enthusiastically planning ways to bridge the cultural-diversity gap in Palo Alto neighborhoods,...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2012
Last comment by diversity, on Feb 21, 2012 at 10:25 am | 3 comments | 1593 Views

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City, residents set to ponder 'Future Palo Alto'

Palo Alto's long-term future needs, including new facilities and land-use priorities, will be the subject of a special public...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2012
Last comment by Watching the meeting, on Feb 22, 2012 at 7:15 pm | 8 comments | 1947 Views

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Palo Alto interested in buying downtown post office

As the U.S. Postal Service prepares to place Palo Alto's historic post office on the market, local officials are trying to...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2012
Last comment by SaveOurPostOffices, on Mar 4, 2012 at 7:39 pm | 18 comments | 2354 Views
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