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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tiny mouse looms large over levee project

It stands less than an inch tall, sports a cinnamon belly, munches on pickleweed and spends its nights dodging owls and raptors...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2013
Last comment by JustMe, on Aug 15, 2013 at 2:32 pm | 23 comments | 5304 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's city auditor resigns

Palo Alto City Auditor James Pelletier will step down next month to join an international auditing organization, the city...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2013
Last comment by Norm, on Aug 19, 2013 at 3:01 pm | 23 comments | 11613 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City to decide fate of Maybell loan

The Palo Alto City Council will decide Monday whether to demand a $5.82 million loan to the Palo Alto Housing Corp. be returned...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2013
Last comment by Palo Altan, on Dec 8, 2013 at 7:58 am | 23 comments | 7304 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City and union deadlocked over salary hikes

Palo Alto and its largest labor union remain nearly $3 million apart on a new contract, with the biggest dispute centering...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2014
Last comment by ISeeTheFuture, on Jan 26, 2014 at 10:48 am | 23 comments | 21384 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista closure application "substantially complete"

The City has finally updated their web page about the closure of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park. The park owner has since...

Original post made by Joe on Jan. 24, 2014
Last comment by Greenacres, on Feb 18, 2014 at 10:20 pm | 23 comments | 4919 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shepherd zooms in on growth impacts in 'State of the City'

Citing a climate of rapid growth that leaves many residents feeling like change is happening "too much, too fast," Mayor...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2014
Last comment by Susie, on Feb 17, 2014 at 12:28 am | 23 comments | 9712 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto approves new deal with largest union

The Palo Alto City Council swiftly and unanimously approved on Monday night a new contract with the city's largest labor...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2014
Last comment by Oh well, on Mar 21, 2014 at 4:30 pm | 23 comments | 3287 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto police embrace new recording technology

If you see a Palo Alto police cruiser passing by, the odds are that the cruiser can also see you, even if the officers inside...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by Sparty, on Mar 26, 2014 at 5:22 pm | 23 comments | 17554 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council set to adopt new vision for California Avenue

As jackhammers and excavators roar forth with an ambitious and expensive beautification of California Avenue, Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by Ahem, on Aug 24, 2014 at 11:26 am | 23 comments | 6009 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Councilwoman fends off criticism over 'finder's fees'

Palo Alto City Councilwoman Karen Holman, who has spent more than a decade advocating for more transparency in city government,...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2014
Last comment by Eric F, on Jun 16, 2014 at 6:46 pm | 23 comments | 4901 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto fire gets new $1.2 million ladder truck

The Palo Alto Fire Department will today officially induct a new $1.2 million aerial ladder truck into its fleet at an afternoon...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2014
Last comment by Woo, on Jul 3, 2014 at 7:36 pm | 23 comments | 4806 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Historic Professorville home to be lifted and rotated

A century-old house at 221 Kingsley Ave. described as an "anchor" of the historic Professorville neighborhood will be lifted...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2014
Last comment by RomShady, on Aug 27, 2014 at 8:55 am | 23 comments | 6640 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New nonprofit to manage downtown Palo Alto's traffic problems

From a "satellite lot" on Embarcadero to new garage technologies, Palo Alto officials this month have been busily brainstorming...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2014
Last comment by Midtown, on Aug 28, 2014 at 10:07 pm | 23 comments | 3295 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks $9.4M from Mitchell Park Library contractor

Palo Alto is seeking more than $9 million from a contractor that the city deems primarily responsible for the botched reconstruction...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2014
Last comment by Mike, on Sep 19, 2014 at 2:41 pm | 23 comments | 3736 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto council opts to keep 'planned-community' zoning

Acknowledging that the city's notorious "planned-community" process is flawed, Palo Alto officials signaled on Monday that...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2014
Last comment by Joe, on Oct 13, 2014 at 10:53 am | 23 comments | 2373 Views

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Palo Alto bans smoking in shopping districts

Palo Alto continued its crusade against cigarette smoke this week by expanding its existing ban to commercial districts,...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2014
Last comment by Surly, on Dec 18, 2014 at 3:44 pm | 23 comments | 1994 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Meeting on school calendar for next two years

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Original post made by Scott Johnson on Aug. 28, 2006
Last comment by Carol, on Sep 12, 2006 at 7:49 pm | 23 comments | 4890 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teaching technology in PA schools

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Original post made by Carol on Aug. 30, 2006
Last comment by Concerned Parent, on Sep 5, 2006 at 10:16 pm | 23 comments | 5978 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Proliferation of Choice Programs in Palo Alto - A Vision

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Original post made by Matt Passell on Nov. 7, 2006
Last comment by really confused now, on Dec 8, 2006 at 5:34 pm | 23 comments | 4924 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MI Issue has divided this town

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Original post made by Parent on Jan. 31, 2007
Last comment by a parent, on Mar 6, 2007 at 6:53 pm | 23 comments | 4145 Views
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