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PALO ALTO ISSUES

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SKY'S THE LIMIT ... How high is too high? That is the central question these days for Palo Alto officials awash in building...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2012
Last comment by sky the limit?, on Oct 8, 2012 at 2:24 pm | 10 comments | 1663 Views

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Palo Alto plows ahead with more pension reforms

Palo Alto's effort to curb the exploding costs of employee benefits will hit a milestone this week, when the City Council...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2012
Last comment by John, on Oct 16, 2012 at 1:28 pm | 28 comments | 2496 Views

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Gray injects green into council campaign

Tim Gray's dark-horse candidacy for the Palo Alto City Council received a major boost from a $30,000 contribution that the...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2012
Last comment by Timothy Gray, on Oct 13, 2012 at 4:50 pm | 25 comments | 3226 Views

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Palo Alto mulls changes to building-height limits

Faced with a stampede of massive new developments, Palo Alto officials are taking a fresh look at the zoning code and considering...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2012
Last comment by LizKniss likes Arrillaga project, on Oct 24, 2012 at 3:25 pm | 80 comments | 7674 Views

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Road-striping work begins on San Antonio Road

Road-striping work began Wednesday night, Oct. 10, on San Antonio Road in Palo Alto, according to Public Communications Manager...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2012
Last comment by Concerned cyclist, on Oct 15, 2012 at 8:37 am | 10 comments | 1703 Views

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Mysterious object that hit car confirmed as train part

A mysterious object that slammed into a parked Chevrolet Suburban in Palo Alto earlier this week has been identified as part...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2012
Last comment by engineer from UPRR, on Jun 4, 2013 at 11:26 am | 11 comments | 4633 Views

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After seven years, Alma Plaza has a grocery store

Michael "Miki" Werness gestured to the stretch of empty, black countertops in the middle of the produce section at Miki's...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2012
Last comment by April Fool, on Mar 25, 2013 at 4:27 pm | 71 comments | 5520 Views

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Ballot measure: Palo Alto sucked into statewide marijuana debate

After wafting through Los Angeles, San Jose and Oakland, California's cloudy debate over marijuana law will drift into Palo...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2012
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Oct 20, 2012 at 8:33 am | 24 comments | 1976 Views

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City looks to tighten parking requirements downtown

When Palo Alto officials decided to ease the parking rules for downtown developers nearly three decades ago, they did not...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2012
Last comment by jm, on Oct 15, 2012 at 3:56 pm | 16 comments | 4166 Views

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Letters

Save Buena Vista Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=17774 posted Friday,...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2012
Last comment by Gene, on Oct 15, 2012 at 11:35 am | 4 comments | 3005 Views

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Palo Alto beefs up rules for downtown parking

A Palo Alto law that relaxed parking regulations for developers with downtown projects began its transition from the city's...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2012
Last comment by GG, on Oct 25, 2012 at 10:12 am | 14 comments | 2420 Views

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Great ShakeOut rumbles through Bay Area Oct. 18

There likely won't be any freeway closures, power outages or overturned supermarket shelves, but on Oct. 18 at 10:18 a.m.,...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2012
Last comment by Caryll-Lynn, on Oct 26, 2012 at 1:01 pm | 4 comments | 2078 Views

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Palo Alto in 'uncharted' territory on compost

The future of organic waste in Palo Alto remains hazy, but city officials hope to solve this messy and divisive dilemma by...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2012
Last comment by carla carvalho, on Oct 22, 2012 at 8:18 pm | 18 comments | 4210 Views

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Credit union robbed on El Camino Real in Palo Alto

Palo Alto police are searching for a man who allegedly vaulted over a counter at Star One Credit Union, removed cash from...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2012
Last comment by JoAnn, on Oct 23, 2012 at 9:25 pm | 13 comments | 2134 Views

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Worker plunges 25 feet into elevator shaft

A construction worker in the Stanford Research Park was injured Wednesday morning after falling 25 feet down an elevator...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2012
Last comment by Walter hernandez, on Oct 18, 2012 at 2:45 pm | 1 comment | 1761 Views

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Deception -- or alternate business model?

Local residents have been caught in a five-year debate over the activities of one man, a real-estate investor named Jason...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2012
Last comment by David B, on Jun 9, 2014 at 11:02 am | 19 comments | 17435 Views

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Shop Talk: Rocket Fizz set to open downtown

Imagine this: soda that tastes like bacon. "And if you add a little salt, it tastes exactly like a crisp strip of sizzling...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2012
Last comment by MN, on Oct 23, 2012 at 4:45 pm | 9 comments | 3281 Views

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Palo Alto considers Citizens United

Corporations are not people. Money is not speech. These maxims have become a rallying cry for opponents of the recent decision...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2012
Last comment by anonymous donations to the c4 superpacs, on Oct 24, 2012 at 10:05 am | 31 comments | 1724 Views

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Palo Alto banking on a leaner Fire Department

Palo Alto's effort to transform its Fire Department into a leaner and more flexible organization with a greater emphasis...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2012
Last comment by Alphonso, on Oct 23, 2012 at 2:41 pm | 31 comments | 1673 Views

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Buena Vista diversity Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=17814 posted Friday,...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2012
Last comment by Pp, on Nov 2, 2012 at 10:20 pm | 4 comments | 1412 Views
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