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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks citizen help with 'difficult' budget

Palo Alto officials are bracing for two months of painful negotiations with residents over City Manager James Keene's sweeping...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2010
Last comment by Barbara Platt, on Jul 5, 2010 at 8:33 am | 40 comments | 4641 Views

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Investing in Palo Alto K-9s

Three Palo Alto police dogs were presented with canine bulletproof vests during the police department's promotion ceremony...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2010
Last comment by YSK, on Apr 17, 2010 at 6:08 pm | 20 comments | 2327 Views

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Activist group targets Searsville Dam

Saying the time is now to get Stanford University to commit to removing Searsville Dam, a group of local activists galvanized...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2010
Last comment by Conway Cruickshank, on Dec 14, 2010 at 4:08 pm | 21 comments | 3408 Views

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Keene: No 'perfect solutions' for budget crisis

"Managing a dilemma" differs sharply from "solving a problem" in that dilemmas do not have perfect solutions, Palo Alto City...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2010
Last comment by Too Much Traffic, on Apr 16, 2010 at 8:31 am | 3 comments | 1656 Views

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Palo Alto council trio rips firefighters' petition

Three members of the City Council are urging Palo Alto voters to refrain from signing a circulating petition that would make...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2010
Last comment by Andrea, on May 1, 2010 at 6:39 pm | 96 comments | 3379 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 | 1759 Views

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Menlo Park men sue High-Speed Rail Authority

Menlo Park resident Mike Brady is representing his friend Morris Brown in a broad-based lawsuit against the agency charged...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2010
Last comment by Transportation Watch, on Apr 21, 2010 at 7:02 pm | 19 comments | 1825 Views

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Editorial: Tackling Palo Alto's city-budget crisis

Palo Alto faces one of its biggest challenges in decades: Closing an $8.3 million budget gap with cutbacks and new revenues....

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2010
Last comment by City Employee, on Apr 27, 2010 at 9:14 am | 8 comments | 1924 Views

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For Palo Alto, it's the watts that count

Last week, when Palo Alto utilities officials offered residents $8 dimmable, energy-efficient light bulbs — normally...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2010
Last comment by Anon., on Apr 22, 2010 at 11:49 pm | 5 comments | 1817 Views

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Stanford, nurses stalemate over contract

Stanford and Lucile Packard Children's hospitals rejected a request to continue contract negotiations by the nurses' union...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2010
Last comment by RN, on May 20, 2010 at 11:41 am | 61 comments | 2824 Views

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Riding Palo Alto's clean-tech revolution

Energy efficiency is steadily emerging as one of the hottest sub-sectors in the expanding world of green technology. While...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2010
Last comment by Just Wondering, on Apr 18, 2010 at 6:46 pm | 3 comments | 2189 Views

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Hyatt Classic hit with likely norovirus outbreak

Several residents in the assisted living section of Palo Alto's Classic Residence by Hyatt were placed in isolation over...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2010
Last comment by Spuhler, on Apr 20, 2010 at 4:32 pm | 3 comments | 1897 Views

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Fire union, Palo Alto council clash over petition

The president of Palo Alto's firefighters' union publicly accused the City Council Monday night of hampering democracy by...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 11, 2010 at 10:57 pm | 63 comments | 2471 Views

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Palo Alto councilmen worried about bias in Fire Department study

When Palo Alto officials asked for an independent study of Fire Department staffing, they had no idea the analysis would...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2010
Last comment by Charles O Jones, on Apr 28, 2010 at 7:41 pm | 43 comments | 3086 Views

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Chilling recordings relate plane-crash fears

Two audio recordings of communications between air-traffic controllers reveal rising anxiety and a tense exchange as the...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2010
Last comment by Stan Faust, on May 4, 2010 at 3:15 pm | 66 comments | 3179 Views

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Letters

More park debate Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=12815 posted Friday,...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2010
Last comment by Clare Warner, on May 7, 2010 at 10:54 am | 7 comments | 2028 Views

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PUBLIC AGENDA: School board, high-speed rail

The Palo Alto school board plans to decide on "schematic designs" for additions to Jordan Middle School, including construction...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2010
Last comment by NONIMBYS, on Apr 23, 2010 at 11:35 pm | 1 comment | 1839 Views

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Speier introduces $1 billion bay-restoration bill

A bill to spend $1 billion over 10 years to restore and clean up San Francisco Bay has been introduced in Congress by Rep....

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2010
Last comment by Willy, on May 3, 2010 at 9:38 am | 28 comments | 2090 Views

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East Palo Alto police chief named semi-finalist for Seattle job

East Palo Alto Police Chief Ron Davis has been selected as a semi-finalist for Seattle's police chief job, he announced today....

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2010
Last comment by ChiefResident, on May 17, 2010 at 4:45 pm | 6 comments | 1653 Views

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Palo Altans tackle high-speed-rail design

If you can't stop the high-speed-rail system, you might as well help design it. That's the position more than 80 Palo Alto...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2010
Last comment by HSRforCali, on Apr 29, 2010 at 10:49 pm | 56 comments | 2237 Views
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