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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Pensions: Palo Alto's ticking time bomb

In 2007, the year Warren Buffett famously described public pensions as a time bomb with a long fuse, Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2012
Last comment by Deep Throat, on Aug 24, 2012 at 4:04 pm | 136 comments | 30277 Views

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State investments take a bite out of local budgets

In the grand old days of the mid-2000s, few people talked about California's out-of-control public pensions. Read the full...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jul 13, 2012 at 10:05 am | 1 comment | 2608 Views

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Critics of high-speed rail prepare for next chapter

California's contentious drive to build a high-speed-rail system between San Francisco and Los Angeles sped ahead last week,...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2012
Last comment by NONIMBYS, on Jul 19, 2012 at 11:40 pm | 13 comments | 2864 Views

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Coliform bacteria taints Palo Alto water

When Palo Alto's utility officials were testing customers' water quality in May they uncovered something strange -- an unusually...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2012
Last comment by anonymous, on Jul 18, 2012 at 8:55 pm | 38 comments | 5749 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's ticking time bomb

In 2007, the year Warren Buffett famously described public pensions as a time bomb with a long fuse, Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2012
Last comment by David Pepperdine, on Sep 19, 2012 at 1:24 pm | 2 comments | 5886 Views

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Resident sparks apartment fire with moving box

A Stanford resident moving into an apartment on Saturday started a fire after the moving box he left on a stove ignited,...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2012
Last comment by Chuck, on Jul 17, 2012 at 3:24 pm | 11 comments | 2447 Views

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Berman rakes in contributions for City Council race

Attorney Marc Berman received a major lift in his fledgling campaign for a seat on the Palo Alto City Council, raking in...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2012
Last comment by What does he stand for, on Jul 18, 2012 at 1:54 pm | 4 comments | 2853 Views

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Police report uptick in residential burglaries

Palo Alto has seen a "significant increase" in residential burglaries since the beginning of June, police announced Monday....

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jul 19, 2012 at 11:27 pm | 5 comments | 2848 Views

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Palo Alto eyes staff cuts, fee hikes at animal shelter

Palo Alto's popular animal-services operation would see a slew of fee increases and staff cuts under the city's latest proposal...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2012
Last comment by Scottie Zimmerman, on Jul 24, 2012 at 11:58 pm | 25 comments | 4018 Views

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New SEIU contract to raise Palo Alto workers' pension, health care contributions

Employees in Palo Alto's largest labor union will have to start paying a greater share of the city's pension and health care...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2012
Last comment by Resident and Employee, on Jul 28, 2012 at 1:35 pm | 20 comments | 5296 Views

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Editorial: Heading off looming pension crisis

Driven by increasingly higher pension and benefit costs, employee compensation now makes up 63 percent of Palo Alto's General...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2012
Last comment by Wayne Martin, on Jul 24, 2012 at 7:21 am | 22 comments | 4009 Views

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Bountiful, delicious gardens

A neat line of trees bursting with lemons, limes and oranges shades a stony pathway leading past a bubbling fountain and...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jul 22, 2012 at 9:32 pm | 2 comments | 2902 Views

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Elected officials ponder Cubberley options

Five of Palo Alto's elected officials -- three from the City Council and two from the school board -- discussed the future...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2012
Last comment by Chuck Jagoda, on Jul 24, 2012 at 2:47 pm | 12 comments | 3423 Views

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Feature story: Trying to get a league ahead

Painter Mark Garner is just the type of Pacific Art League member whom many at the league would like to see more of. He's...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2012
Last comment by Merry Benezra, on Jul 22, 2012 at 1:07 pm | 2 comments | 4010 Views

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Facelift planned for popular Eleanor Pardee Park

It's been the site of controversy due to limb-dropping eucalyptus trees and a public restroom that some residents feared...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2012
Last comment by Michelle, on Aug 13, 2012 at 1:23 pm | 23 comments | 4427 Views

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Palo Alto welcomes new urban forester Walter Passmore

Nine weeks into his new position as Palo Alto's first city urban forester, Walter Passmore eschewed a stuffy City Hall office...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2012
Last comment by artbuilder, on Sep 30, 2016 at 11:20 am | 41 comments | 7392 Views

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PG&E pipeline replacement disrupts traffic

Disruptions to Palo Alto traffic continue as PG&E workers inspect gas lines running beneath the city. Charleston Road, Miranda...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2012
Last comment by Tester, on Jul 24, 2012 at 9:27 am | 11 comments | 2495 Views

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California Avenue changes OK'd, no test of two-lane plan

Palo Alto's contentious drive to make California Avenue more friendly to pedestrians and bicyclists zipped past heated opposition...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2012
Last comment by Will, on Aug 30, 2012 at 11:03 pm | 88 comments | 15047 Views

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Palo Alto approves staff cuts, fee hikes at animal shelter

Palo Alto's animal shelter may have been saved from the chopping block last month, but the city's cash-strapped animal-services...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2012
Last comment by lacye, on Jul 29, 2012 at 7:52 am | 14 comments | 2469 Views

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Largest Palo Alto union gets new contract

City workers represented by Palo Alto's largest labor union will contribute more towards their pension and health care costs...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2012
Last comment by Wayne Martin, on Jul 26, 2012 at 3:13 pm | 22 comments | 5099 Views
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