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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto plans to take over airport, despite snag

Just as Palo Alto is planning an ambitious takeover of Palo Alto Airport operations from Santa Clara County, the facility...

Original post made on May. 4, 2012
Last comment by resident 1, on Jun 20, 2014 at 12:20 pm | 118 comments | 14342 Views

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Bomb-threat caller sought by Palo Alto police

Three Palo Alto restaurants and one at Stanford received bomb threats by a thickly accented man on May 1, tying up police...

Original post made on May. 4, 2012
Last comment by anon, on May 4, 2012 at 6:25 pm | 2 comments | 2521 Views

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Palo Alto mulls major reductions in animal services

Palo Alto residents would lose many of the animal services they currently enjoy, including the ability to voluntarily surrender...

Original post made on May. 7, 2012
Last comment by Tim, on May 27, 2012 at 7:29 am | 41 comments | 2623 Views

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Judge rejects challenge to California Avenue plan

The City of Palo Alto's effort to remove two lanes from California Avenue took a leap forward Monday afternoon when a Santa...

Original post made on May. 7, 2012
Last comment by Stan Hutchings, on May 12, 2012 at 4:18 pm | 47 comments | 3005 Views

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Palo Alto eyes major upgrade to sewage plant

For a city that prides itself on its high-tech vision and green policies, Palo Alto's aged sewage-treatment operation has...

Original post made on May. 8, 2012
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on May 9, 2012 at 11:48 am | 7 comments | 4159 Views

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City of Palo Alto overhauls its website

The City of Palo Alto on Monday launched its new website, capping years of tweaks, frustration and ridicule from the city's...

Original post made on May. 8, 2012
Last comment by Still a problem, on Aug 29, 2012 at 12:30 pm | 13 comments | 6230 Views

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Palo Alto looks to raise fees for artist studios, athletic fields

Faced with skyrocketing pension and health care costs for city workers and retirees, Palo Alto officials are considering...

Original post made on May. 9, 2012
Last comment by Barbara, on May 14, 2012 at 8:29 pm | 59 comments | 4690 Views

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Mountain View officially switches animal services

A group hoping to save Palo Alto's animal shelter swayed only one member of the Mountain View City Council Tuesday in an...

Original post made on May. 9, 2012
Last comment by marrol, on May 10, 2012 at 8:23 pm | 20 comments | 4917 Views

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Future of Palo Alto's animal services to be debated tonight

The fate of Palo Alto's aged but popular Animal Services Center on East Bayshore Road will be the focus of a public hearing...

Original post made on May. 10, 2012
Last comment by Yvonne, on May 14, 2012 at 4:54 pm | 16 comments | 2278 Views

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Plan to close Palo Alto animal shelter fizzles

Palo Alto's Animal Services Center may soon become a major financial drain, but a City Council committee agreed at an emotional...

Original post made on May. 11, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 29, 2012 at 10:28 pm | 63 comments | 7588 Views

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Burglary reported at Ramona's Pizza in Palo Alto

A longtime family pizza restaurant in the California Avenue business district lost $600 after a burglar or burglars pried...

Original post made on May. 11, 2012
Last comment by Mr. Ironic, on May 11, 2012 at 12:30 pm | 2 comments | 2739 Views

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Palo Alto approves downtown 'Gateway' building

Downtown Palo Alto will soon have a prominent new "gateway" building next to the Caltrain station, though the glassy new...

Original post made on May. 15, 2012
Last comment by Watch the City Council, on May 19, 2012 at 11:28 am | 40 comments | 10901 Views

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Palo Alto committee backs public-safety cuts

Palo Alto's traffic-enforcement team, which once consisted of seven officers, is now down to just two because of years of...

Original post made on May. 16, 2012
Last comment by Reasonable human being, on May 25, 2012 at 8:57 am | 44 comments | 4432 Views

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Mayor hosts 'Day in the Park' June 3

Bring on the bocce. That's what Palo Alto Mayor Yiaway Yeh is hoping residents throughout Palo Alto will say on Sunday, June...

Original post made on May. 19, 2012
Last comment by Neighbor, on May 21, 2012 at 12:23 pm | 4 comments | 2184 Views

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Weekly wins 10 Bay Area journalism awards

The Palo Alto Weekly received 10 journalism awards for its work, including third place for overall excellence, at the annual...

Original post made on May. 21, 2012
Last comment by ChrisC, on May 25, 2012 at 12:12 am | 10 comments | 2178 Views

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Kniss' plan for new bike bridge meets Stanford resistance

A proposal by Santa Clara County Supervisor Liz Kniss to use funds contributed to the county by Stanford University for a...

Original post made on May. 21, 2012
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on May 23, 2012 at 4:22 pm | 40 comments | 2848 Views

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Palo Alto looks to link Main Library, Art Center

Palo Alto will forge ahead with a plan to link the Main Library and the Palo Alto Art Center with a new driveway despite...

Original post made on May. 21, 2012
Last comment by the fix was in, on May 24, 2012 at 11:44 pm | 40 comments | 10712 Views

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Santa Clara County delays decision on Palo Alto bike bridge

Santa Clara County supervisors hit the brakes Tuesday morning on a proposal by Supervisor Liz Kniss to spend $5 million on...

Original post made on May. 22, 2012
Last comment by That's funny, on May 24, 2012 at 1:58 pm | 27 comments | 3217 Views

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Palo Alto eyes 2014 for infrastructure repairs

Palo Alto's quest toward a 2014 ballot measure officially kicked off Monday night when the City Council approved a process...

Original post made on May. 22, 2012
Last comment by Marrol, on May 25, 2012 at 9:48 pm | 15 comments | 2216 Views

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School board calls special meeting on Brown Act

California's open meeting law will be the subject of a Board of Education study session following allegations that the board...

Original post made on May. 23, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 26, 2012 at 6:23 am | 54 comments | 8033 Views
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