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PALO ALTO ISSUES

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 | 1955 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 | 1884 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 | 1718 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 | 3166 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 | 2733 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 | 2649 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 | 3047 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 | 3219 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 | 8733 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 | 2223 Views

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Palo Alto's refuse-pickup rates may spike

Palo Alto's waste-collection service is, in some ways, a victim of its own success. The city's effort to discourage old-fashioned...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2010
Last comment by Bikes2work, on Jul 10, 2010 at 7:36 pm | 27 comments | 2474 Views

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Big changes afoot at Gunn, Paly

Teenagers heading back to school this fall will find dramatically altered landscapes at Gunn and Palo Alto high schools. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2010
Last comment by Parent14, on Jul 26, 2010 at 9:46 am | 45 comments | 3054 Views

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Reassessing downtown's business district

Already facing the challenge of some businesses refusing to pay their required assessments, downtown Palo Alto's 6-year-old...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2010
Last comment by Forget the Chamber, on Jul 15, 2010 at 11:31 pm | 2 comments | 2365 Views

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Palo Alto airport committee seeks new member

Five months after an East Palo Alto plane crash raised concerns about the Palo Alto Airport, the aviation group responsible...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2010
Last comment by Garrett Woodman, on Jul 17, 2010 at 10:00 am | 6 comments | 1565 Views

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Channing House launches new health center today

A groundbreaking ceremony for a new health center will be held today (July 15) at 4 p.m. at Channing House, the downtown...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2010
Last comment by Moi, on Jul 16, 2010 at 3:50 pm | 3 comments | 2015 Views

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Ailing Medical Foundation leader David Druker speaks about health care

David Druker, president and CEO of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation and a key architect of the nonprofit organization's expansion...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 16, 2010 at 6:32 am | 2 comments | 2051 Views

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Palo Alto may put 'binding arbitration' to vote

Palo Alto officials may soon ask city voters to repeal a local law that requires the city and its police officers and firefighters...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2010
Last comment by Jim, on Jul 20, 2010 at 6:39 pm | 32 comments | 2809 Views

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HP to shift Cupertino operations to Palo Alto

HP plans to shut down its Cupertino operation and move its Cupertino employees to Palo Alto over the next two years, according...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2010
Last comment by Lois, on Jul 20, 2010 at 9:59 am | 18 comments | 3135 Views

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We shouldn't let 'Planned Community' zone steal our public benefits

My beautiful hometown, Pomona, was destroyed by rapacious development. The orchards are gone, along with its beauty, charm...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2010
Last comment by Still more, on Aug 6, 2010 at 3:53 pm | 22 comments | 3053 Views

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Palo Alto takes aim at binding arbitration

Palo Alto residents could be asked to choose between their elected leaders and their firefighters in the November election....

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2010
Last comment by Deep Throat, on Jul 26, 2010 at 3:02 pm | 39 comments | 2434 Views
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