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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Firefighters' petition heads for November ballot

A proposal by Palo Alto's firefighters union to freeze the staffing levels at the Fire Department is bound for the November...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 24, 2010 at 1:46 pm | 102 comments | 3287 Views

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Palo Alto scraps fee proposal for local parks

Palo Alto's nature lovers should not be charged a fee to park and frolic at three prominent local parks, the City Council...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2010
Last comment by pat, on Jun 17, 2010 at 10:00 pm | 7 comments | 2220 Views

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Palo Alto council to debate $139 million budget

Several controversial Palo Alto budget proposals -- to set a fee for actors who participate in Children's Theatre, charge...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 27, 2010 at 6:16 am | 15 comments | 2210 Views

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Palo Alto 'outsourcing' to help balance budget

The budget ax could fall with less force than feared in Palo Alto after city officials gradually restored 14 positions that...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2010
Last comment by Long time resident, on Jun 23, 2010 at 6:19 pm | 3 comments | 1801 Views

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Russian president rolls through California Avenue

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's visit to Silicon Valley today (June 23) had business owners and customers along Palo...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2010
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Jun 27, 2010 at 5:36 pm | 8 comments | 2607 Views

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Junipero Serra Boulevard to get safety upgrade

A busy stretch of road in the Stanford foothills where 90 percent of drivers violate the speed limit will get $1.5 million...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2010
Last comment by Richard, on Jun 25, 2010 at 8:34 am | 10 comments | 1695 Views

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Burns pegged to lead Palo Alto Fire Department

Palo Alto Police Chief Dennis Burns will take over the top job in the city's Fire Department while the city looks for a permanent...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2010
Last comment by A Grateful Palo Alto Resident, on Jun 28, 2010 at 10:58 am | 24 comments | 2711 Views

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Seeking the cure

Dr. Jeffrey Norton tugged at a malignant tumor protruding from a patient's stomach on a recent afternoon while conferring...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2010
Last comment by Bigger bigger, on Jul 1, 2010 at 11:51 pm | 39 comments | 4160 Views

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Behind frenemy lines

Architect Edward Durell Stone was a worldwide celebrity when he accepted a commission in 1956 to design the new and ambitious...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2010
Last comment by Kung Fu Hillbilly, on Jun 29, 2010 at 12:16 pm | 8 comments | 2190 Views

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Study: Traffic problems would be unavoidable

The costs of Stanford University Medical Center's hospital expansion will greatly exceed the $3 billion Stanford is sinking...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2010
Last comment by Cancer Nurse, on Jun 29, 2010 at 10:50 am | 2 comments | 1793 Views

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Palo Alto council set to vote on $139M budget

Palo Alto's proposed budget, which eliminates 96 positions, raises a host of fees and partially shifts the costs of sidewalk...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 29, 2010 at 1:20 pm | 21 comments | 1965 Views

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Two good Han's lift PA National to victory

11-12 District 52 tournament There are two big reasons that Palo Alto National may be poised to break Hillsborough's grip...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2010
Last comment by xiang chen, on Jun 28, 2010 at 12:05 pm | 1 comment | 1909 Views

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Around the block

FOR SHUTTER BUGS ... Take a look at Palo Alto Online's new Photo Gallery. The gallery allows people to upload their pictures,...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 28, 2010 at 9:51 pm | 1 comment | 1727 Views

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City workers accept benefit cuts in Palo Alto

Palo Alto's largest labor union has agreed to a one-year contract with the city and vowed to seek a more collaborative tone...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2010
Last comment by Jack Spratt, on Oct 27, 2010 at 9:43 pm | 40 comments | 3198 Views

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Palo Alto council adopts 'leaner' budget for 2011

Palo Alto will eliminate dozens of positions but preserve most of its existing programs and services under a $139 million...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2010
Last comment by BP No, not that BP, on Jul 2, 2010 at 9:02 am | 14 comments | 2753 Views

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Cities may share dispatchers -- 'no fire merger'

City managers from Palo Alto, Mountain View and Los Altos will meet in mid-July to explore sharing dispatch services -- but...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2010
Last comment by Tim, on Jul 3, 2010 at 10:21 am | 12 comments | 2674 Views

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Palo Alto City Attorney Gary Baum to retire

Palo Alto City Attorney Gary Baum will retire in October to pursue a career in private practice and spend more time on pro...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2010
Last comment by Deep Throat, on Jul 8, 2010 at 1:35 pm | 21 comments | 3096 Views

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Report: High-speed rail ridership data flawed

California high-speed rail ridership studies are flawed and are "unreliable for policy analysis," according to an independent...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2010
Last comment by Caltrain rider, on Jul 8, 2010 at 9:40 am | 30 comments | 3241 Views

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Downtown merchants' group in disarray

When the Palo Alto City Council established the Downtown Business Improvement District in 2004, city officials envisioned...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2010
Last comment by Sean Kelly, on Jul 12, 2010 at 9:54 am | 19 comments | 9419 Views

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Big hike in Palo Alto refuse-pickup rates coming

Palo Alto residents and businesses face a big increase in refuse-pickup and dump fees in the next year to make up for a $6.3...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2010
Last comment by Novice, on Jul 8, 2010 at 11:23 am | 9 comments | 2237 Views
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