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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Flexible libraries or rigid book warehouses?

Suggestions that Palo Alto library refurbishing and rebuilding should include flexible designs to accommodate greater use...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2010
Last comment by svatoid, on Nov 25, 2010 at 4:19 pm | 37 comments | 2997 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Google fiber: Palo Alto loses out to Kansas City

A Midwest city has beaten out all Silicon Valley contenders, including Palo Alto, to become Google's first fiber-optics-wired...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2011
Last comment by litebug, on Apr 4, 2011 at 6:23 pm | 37 comments | 3900 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Battle over the Baylands

The brown and dusty expanse of barren land next to Palo Alto's water-treatment plant looks like an unlikely setting for the...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2011
Last comment by David, on Oct 2, 2014 at 4:31 pm | 37 comments | 4514 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown plan could give TheatreWorks a home

In its roughly four decades on the Peninsula, TheatreWorks has piled up raving reviews and theater awards, but one prize...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2012
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Oct 25, 2012 at 9:08 pm | 37 comments | 3104 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mitchell Park Library project delayed by a year

The construction of Mitchell Park Library and Community Center has fallen behind by more than a year, prompting Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2012
Last comment by Confused, on Jun 8, 2012 at 12:25 pm | 37 comments | 18420 Views

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Palo Alto looks to Hill to soothe high-speed-rail concerns

California's high-speed rail project may have left the station last year, when the state Legislature approved funding for...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2013
Last comment by Martin, on Feb 26, 2013 at 5:35 pm | 37 comments | 6048 Views

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Palo Alto mulls further changes to California Avenue

Palo Alto's latest plans to renovate California Avenue, including a proposal to add pedestrian streetlights to the commercial...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2013
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Mar 5, 2013 at 6:09 pm | 37 comments | 3980 Views

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Palo Alto looks at trenches for Caltrain

Commuting by train may be on the rise in job-rich Palo Alto, but when the City Council meets on Monday to discuss the local...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Nov 6, 2013 at 11:33 pm | 37 comments | 25149 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto streets could be swept less often

The city's Finance Committee tonight will discuss a plan to modify Palo Alto's street-sweeping program in order to cut costs. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by resident 1, on Dec 4, 2013 at 4:13 pm | 37 comments | 4502 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tesla wins approval for new signs

Three days after Palo Alto officials approved a large, illuminated sign for the Grocery Outlet store at Alma Village, the...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2013
Last comment by Pants on fire..., on Dec 24, 2013 at 4:06 pm | 37 comments | 6507 Views

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School supporters dismayed by Council vote

The prospect of local schools losing $1.8 million in annual payments from the City of Palo Alto as part of its lease of the...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2014
Last comment by high cost of supporting illegals, on Feb 28, 2014 at 9:35 am | 37 comments | 3840 Views

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Palo Alto looks far beyond City Hall for vision guidance

Few Palo Alto residents have the time and appetite to come to City Hall for discussions of the future, unless that future...

Original post made on May. 6, 2014
Last comment by For Jerry, on May 7, 2014 at 11:36 am | 37 comments | 3792 Views

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Two familiar faces enter Palo Alto council race

The crowded race for the Palo Alto City Council further expanded Wednesday, when two familiar candidates -- Mark Weiss and...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 25, 2014 at 1:21 pm | 37 comments | 6849 Views

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Cory Wolbach jumps into Palo Alto's council race

Seeking to bring a fresh voice to Palo Alto's simmering debate over growth and development, Sen. Jerry Hill's staff member...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 25, 2014 at 11:25 am | 37 comments | 5784 Views

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Neighborhood group raises fresh concerns about Hamilton Avenue development

Months after losing an appeal, Palo Alto neighborhood leaders are voicing new concerns about an approved development at 240...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2014
Last comment by curmudgeon, on Sep 5, 2014 at 4:17 pm | 37 comments | 5061 Views

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Palo Alto looks to phase out plating shop

After more than half a century at its location on Hansen Way, Communication & Power Industries will soon be asked to leave...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2014
Last comment by License to Poison?, on Oct 10, 2014 at 11:21 pm | 37 comments | 7224 Views

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Palo Alto brings new approach to old 'parking crisis'

If things go as planned, 2015 will be the year in which Palo Alto residents and workers say farewell to free parking. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2014
Last comment by curmudgeon, on Mar 26, 2015 at 2:52 pm | 37 comments | 11706 Views

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Buena Vista residents make final plea to save their homes

In a last-ditch push to preserve their homes, hundreds of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park residents packed into City Hall on...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2015
Last comment by resident3, on Apr 15, 2015 at 8:27 pm | 37 comments | 5287 Views

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Living large by living small

Like many Bay Area millennials, Alison Rush and husband Jordan Cowman face a difficult dilemma: housing. Read the full...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by True, on Apr 22, 2015 at 10:07 pm | 37 comments | 5617 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Popular JLS Middle School teacher dies

Students at JLS Middle School learned Thursday of the loss of Stephen Carothers, a teacher at the school since 1991. Read...

Original post made on May. 7, 2009
Last comment by Sadaf, on Nov 3, 2009 at 11:00 pm | 37 comments | 5204 Views
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