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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Airport: asset or money pit?

Depending on whom you ask, the Palo Alto Airport is either an underperforming money vacuum or a valuable and potentially...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2008
Last comment by LVzBxIUjFIeGeOE, on Apr 13, 2009 at 1:13 pm | 46 comments | 2657 Views

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Our Town: Stanford growth challenged

When Stanford received a new general use permit (GUP) in 2000 from Santa Clara County, the approval allowed Stanford to build...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2008
Last comment by Stanford researcher, on Nov 29, 2008 at 5:43 pm | 3 comments | 1927 Views

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Palo Alto may delay costly bike-sharing program

Palo Alto may scrap its plans for a Paris-style bike-sharing program in favor of a more regional and less costly approach. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2008
Last comment by T, from Duveneck/St Francis, on Dec 2, 2008 at 5:41 pm | 27 comments | 2037 Views

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Palo Alto delays local bike-share program

Palo Alto has temporarily scrapped its plans for a local bicycle-sharing program to pursue a leading role in a regional project....

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2008
Last comment by Bernard & Jane Leitner, on Dec 3, 2008 at 10:36 am | 1 comment | 2021 Views

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Senior Games sponsorship to cost city $500,000

The City Council plans to spend half a million dollars on a "Gold-Level Sponsorship" for the 2009 National Senior Games. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2008
Last comment by Ghost of Jesse Owens, on Dec 8, 2008 at 10:23 pm | 32 comments | 2513 Views

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Editorial: 'Shopping Local' pays big dividends

This post-Thanksgiving day, the biggest shopping day of the year in America (known as "Black Friday"), is an especially good...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2008
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Dec 7, 2008 at 10:50 am | 7 comments | 1817 Views

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Affordable-housing project scaled back

A nonprofit partnership seeking to bring dozens of affordable-housing apartments and a handful of stores to the site of an...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2008
Last comment by a long time resident, on Dec 6, 2008 at 2:09 am | 7 comments | 1818 Views

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Tenants allege harassment in East Palo Alto

The railings inside 2001 Manhattan Ave. glisten with fresh black paint, but the hallways are deserted, save for a crew of...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2008
Last comment by venturetape@live.com, on Mar 2, 2009 at 9:53 am | 18 comments | 2701 Views

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Paula Sandas to lead Chamber of Commerce

Paula Sandas, a Palo Alto Planning and Transportation commissioner, has been named chief executive officer of the Palo Alto...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2008
Last comment by Incredulous, on Jan 12, 2009 at 4:12 pm | 9 comments | 2023 Views

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Valley facing food and shelter emergency

The economic slide spreading from Wall Street to Main Street has hit the "side streets and back streets," according to Silicon...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2008
Last comment by Nilesh, on May 13, 2010 at 11:40 am | 3 comments | 2139 Views

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Council to consider new $105,000 airport study

The debate over who, if anyone, should oversee the Palo Alto Airport will resume at tonight's City Council meeting. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2008
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Dec 9, 2008 at 1:04 am | 14 comments | 2226 Views

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City leaders surprised by composting violations

Palo Alto's ongoing effort to keep a composting site within city borders may be derailed by a newly discovered report detailing...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2008
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Dec 13, 2008 at 7:33 pm | 38 comments | 3667 Views

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Council approves $105,000 airport study

City Council members remain split over whether the Palo Alto Airport should revert to being operated by the City of Palo...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2008
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Dec 10, 2008 at 3:31 am | 17 comments | 2055 Views

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PA, Stanford split on mitigating huge projects

Palo Alto and Stanford University officials remain sharply divided over mitigating housing and traffic impacts of Stanford's...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2008
Last comment by Marvin, on Dec 12, 2008 at 1:31 pm | 33 comments | 2426 Views

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City may boost wages for big city projects

Contractors bidding on Palo Alto's major capital projects may soon be required to pay their workers wages on par with the...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2008
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Dec 12, 2008 at 12:31 pm | 13 comments | 2005 Views

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Downtown housing project 'too dense, too tall'

A proposal to build 98 affordable-housing units and some stores along Alma Street in downtown Palo Alto won a small but hard-fought...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2008
Last comment by Paul, on Dec 16, 2008 at 10:22 am | 36 comments | 2418 Views

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City ponders major electricity projects

Palo Alto officials are wrestling with a pleasant problem these days: what to do with all that money spilling out of the...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2008
Last comment by h, on Jan 15, 2009 at 6:46 am | 29 comments | 1913 Views

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Editorial: Composting violations need full investigation

The dense smoke that blanketed south Palo Alto and neighboring communities to the south last July 23 may have been caused...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2008
Last comment by Compost was Smoldering for Days, on Dec 21, 2008 at 3:21 am | 4 comments | 2116 Views

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Bleak bond market 'needn't slow PA library work'

Today's bleak municipal bond market, hit hard by the national economic crisis, doesn't have to slow down the rebuilding of...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2008
Last comment by No thanks, on Dec 18, 2008 at 4:24 pm | 18 comments | 2328 Views

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City remains split on composting options

Palo Alto's heated debate over whether to keep composting in the city ended in a stalemate Monday night, with each side claiming...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2008
Last comment by Park lover, on Dec 18, 2008 at 8:05 pm | 16 comments | 2517 Views
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