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PALO ALTO ISSUES

School parcel tax renewal may hit April 6 ballot

Palo Alto School Superintendent Kevin Skelly is recommending an April 6 election to seek renewal and increase of the school...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2009
Last comment by TII, on Nov 21, 2009 at 10:39 am | 24 comments | 1838 Views

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A changing vision

Most Palo Altans never hear about the Comprehensive Plan. If they do, they're usually livid about a proposed new building...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2009
Last comment by Civitas, on Dec 23, 2009 at 2:43 pm | 24 comments | 2525 Views

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Audit: Third of Palo Alto's city cars underused

Palo Alto officials have halted the city's vehicle-replacement program after an audit found that more than a third of the...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2010
Last comment by musical, on Apr 18, 2010 at 1:46 am | 24 comments | 1725 Views

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Burns pegged to lead Palo Alto Fire Department

Palo Alto Police Chief Dennis Burns will take over the top job in the city's Fire Department while the city looks for a permanent...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2010
Last comment by A Grateful Palo Alto Resident, on Jun 28, 2010 at 10:58 am | 24 comments | 2809 Views

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Palo Alto drops plan to repeal binding arbitration

Palo Alto's proposal to repeal the binding-arbitration provision in the City Charter died Monday night when the City Council...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2010
Last comment by who cares, on Aug 5, 2010 at 10:19 pm | 24 comments | 2349 Views

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Palo Alto slab-foundation homes at risk for gas leaks

Homes with gas lines beneath slab foundations -- commonly built in Palo Alto in the mid 1900s -- are at risk of gas leaks...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2010
Last comment by Deep Throat, on Aug 24, 2010 at 3:04 pm | 24 comments | 4904 Views

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Opponents of firefighter measure raise $58,000

A coalition of former Palo Alto mayors has raised more than $58,000 to defeat a ballot measure that would lock in firefighter...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Oct 8, 2010 at 1:44 pm | 24 comments | 1917 Views

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Some musings on the state domestic economy

I am not a professional economist, but I do watch events and trends. I see that public worker unions, which have a monopoly...

Original post made by Gary on Nov. 4, 2010
Last comment by Gary, on Nov 16, 2010 at 2:02 pm | 24 comments | 2001 Views

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Roberts blasts media accounts of his departure

Public Works Director Glenn Roberts, who retired from Palo Alto after reaching a legal settlement with the city in October,...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2011
Last comment by JT, on Jan 13, 2011 at 11:08 am | 24 comments | 2172 Views

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Palo Alto may merge police, fire

Seeking to curb costs in a time of tight budgets, Palo Alto is considering merging its Police and Fire departments. Read...

Original post made on May. 5, 2011
Last comment by al norte sm, on May 24, 2011 at 9:29 am | 24 comments | 2028 Views

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The reason we have Town Square.

I respect the authority of the Weekly editors to moderate and remove disrespectful comments, particularly those of threatening,...

Original post made by Resident on Jun. 6, 2011
Last comment by Norm, on Jun 14, 2011 at 10:47 am | 24 comments | 1191 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 | 1491 Views

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Guest Opinion: Making connections with our teens

Every teenager is an aerialist of sorts, and we on the ground below -- parents and teachers, counselors and doctors and cops,...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2011
Last comment by Jobber, on Sep 6, 2011 at 10:49 pm | 24 comments | 2390 Views

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Palo Alto committee backs trash-rate increase

For Palo Alto residents, garbage bins and trash rates have long enjoyed a simple and direct correlation -- the smaller the...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2012
Last comment by pares, on Mar 9, 2012 at 8:43 am | 24 comments | 1644 Views

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We need to support our young people

When our young people are profiled by racist elements, we need to support them. http://abcnews.go.com/US/cops-witnesses-back-george-zimmermans-version/story?id=16371852 GZ...

Original post made by Joe on May. 17, 2012
Last comment by That User Name is already, on Jun 12, 2012 at 2:55 pm | 24 comments | 1523 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 | 2169 Views

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City treads cautiously against 'Citizens United'

The recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to loosen up campaign-finance restrictions for corporations won't win any popularity...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2012
Last comment by wmartin46, on Oct 24, 2012 at 10:53 am | 24 comments | 5674 Views

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Thieves take $11,000 in Victoria's Secret bras

Shoplifters struck it big on Halloween after walking out of Victoria's Secret with 180 bras valued at $11,000, Palo Alto...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2012
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Nov 2, 2012 at 5:40 pm | 24 comments | 1487 Views

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Arrillaga scales down plan for University Avenue

A controversial plan by developer John Arrillaga to build a new "arts and innovation district" with four office towers and...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2012
Last comment by Concerns, on Dec 2, 2012 at 12:02 am | 24 comments | 1643 Views

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Palo Alto settles suit over compost plant

The City of Palo Alto has reached a settlement with a group of environmentalists who had filed a lawsuit challenging a proposal...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2012
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Dec 6, 2012 at 6:41 pm | 24 comments | 3265 Views
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