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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Neighborhoods

Named for an ancient redwood tree that was a living landmark for late-1700s Spanish explorers, Palo Alto today is a diverse...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2009
Last comment by Marvin, on Jan 4, 2010 at 9:35 am | 6 comments | 1977 Views

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Stanford drops plans for mall expansion

Stanford University has dropped its ambitious plan to expand the Stanford Shopping Center and to add a hotel to the mall...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2009
Last comment by menlo park observer, on Apr 18, 2009 at 11:18 am | 44 comments | 2691 Views

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Former mayor: Withdrawal is 'a black eye' for city

City officials are defending their actions against charges that the "Palo Alto Process" and high expectations doomed plans...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2009
Last comment by Sun and Sand, on Apr 16, 2009 at 9:39 pm | 56 comments | 2319 Views

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BUILDING PERMITS

BUILDING PERMITS Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=10233 posted Friday,...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2009
Last comment by Joe Escobar, on Apr 24, 2009 at 3:14 pm | 4 comments | 1821 Views

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100+ room hotel at Stanford Shopping Center?

A 100-plus room hotel is part of a major expansion plan for the Stanford Shopping Center, most likely situated along El Camino...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2009
Last comment by Katy, on Apr 16, 2009 at 11:14 am | 2 comments | 1714 Views

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Editorial: Shopping center pullout a blow to Palo Alto

The abrupt aborting of a major expansion of the Stanford Shopping Center Tuesday morning is a serious blow to Palo Alto's...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2009
Last comment by Carol Gilbert, on Apr 21, 2009 at 5:10 pm | 5 comments | 1637 Views

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Residents alarmed by burglar-system fine

A $250 fine for not renewing their burglar-alarm permits on time has some Palo Alto residents feeling like criminals. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2009
Last comment by citizen, on Apr 22, 2009 at 1:25 pm | 37 comments | 3020 Views

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Palo Alto sued over plastic-bag ban

Palo Alto's crusade against plastic bags faced its first legal challenge Tuesday, when a coalition of groups filed a lawsuit...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2009
Last comment by Jim Barbera, on Oct 25, 2009 at 10:08 pm | 44 comments | 2843 Views

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Palo Alto may cut social-service grants 5 percent

Already rocked by slumping donations and surging demand for services, Palo Alto's nonprofit organizations are now facing...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2009
Last comment by Save on salaries and benefits, on Apr 25, 2009 at 7:00 am | 8 comments | 2046 Views

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Palo Alto seeks to calm furor over business tax

Faced with heated criticism from the business community, Palo Alto officials have agreed to slow down plans for a new business-license...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2009
Last comment by Matt, on May 10, 2009 at 11:11 pm | 17 comments | 2026 Views

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City seeks 'urban experience' from Stanford hospitals

Stanford University's recent decision to scrap plans to enlarge Stanford Shopping Center and to focus on expanding its hospital...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2009
Last comment by Its the economy stupid, on Apr 27, 2009 at 12:30 am | 27 comments | 2375 Views

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Weekly awards $270,000 in community grants

A total of $270,000 in grants, scholarships and awards were presented Thursday evening at the Palo Alto Weekly's 15th annual...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2009
Last comment by stephen levy, on Apr 24, 2009 at 6:54 pm | 2 comments | 1832 Views

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Down times

After three years of chasing dreams and weathering storms in downtown Palo Alto, Lisa and Scott Hunter are packing it in....

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2009
Last comment by kirby, on May 3, 2012 at 5:15 pm | 52 comments | 5150 Views

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Amid recession, a new push to think locally

Shop locally. The often-repeated phrase is gaining weight these days as Palo Alto businesses find themselves ensnared by...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Apr 28, 2009 at 12:19 pm | 22 comments | 2325 Views

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Palo Alto to consider Styrofoam ban tonight

Having already banned plastic bags from grocery stores, Palo Alto is now targeting another common food-storage pollutant:...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2009
Last comment by Mireya, on Apr 27, 2009 at 9:40 pm | 15 comments | 2184 Views

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City, Rotary Club enhance Palo Alto 'gateways'

The intersection at El Camino Real and Alma Street in Palo Alto just got a little more welcoming. Volunteers with the Rotary...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2009
Last comment by George, on Apr 28, 2009 at 4:21 pm | 4 comments | 1714 Views

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Palo Alto plans deep cuts to close budget gap

Faced with a $10 million budget shortfall in 2010, City Manager James Keene is proposing to trim employee compensation, delay...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2009
Last comment by resident, on May 4, 2009 at 4:54 pm | 23 comments | 2366 Views

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Light opposition to Palo Alto foam-container ban

Polystyrene containers, those foamy boxes commonly used to store Chinese take-out or to save a sandwich for the road, will...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2009
Last comment by Step up to the plate, PA, on May 23, 2009 at 9:28 pm | 55 comments | 2592 Views

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City may scrap weekend dog ban at Foothills Park

A confusing policy that allows leashed dogs to visit Foothills Park on the weekdays but bars them from the park on weekends...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2009
Last comment by Marty, on May 2, 2009 at 10:27 pm | 36 comments | 2166 Views

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Decision on College Terrace draws ire

Even after promising to subsidize a beloved neighborhood grocery store, developers of the proposed College Terrace Centre...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2009
Last comment by mj, on May 5, 2009 at 11:27 am | 52 comments | 2631 Views
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