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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto struggles to reach decision on arbitration

Palo Alto's debate over whether to strike the binding-arbitration requirement for police and firefighters from the City Charter...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2011
Last comment by Liz, on Jun 13, 2011 at 9:45 pm | 26 comments | 1804 Views

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Palo Alto set to raise water rates tonight

It's been a pleasantly wet year for the Hetch Hetchy system and the dozens of cities it serves, but the wealth of water will...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2011
Last comment by Jo Ann, on Jun 14, 2011 at 11:16 am | 15 comments | 1422 Views

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Water rates climb despite lower usage

Water usage may be plummeting in the Palo Alto and other cities that draw their supply from the Hetch Hetchy system, but...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2011
Last comment by Mark, on Jun 15, 2011 at 8:26 pm | 21 comments | 1817 Views

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On Deadline: A long, often bumpy road to a new Stanford medical complex

Monday night's approval of the massive rebuilding of the Stanford Hospital/Medical Center complex concludes the first chapter...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2011
Last comment by svatoid, on Jun 15, 2011 at 1:55 pm | 9 comments | 1402 Views

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New districts would shift power on Peninsula

A state-senate redistricting proposal, released by the nonpartisan California Citizens Redistricting Commission, would make...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2011
Last comment by smmmmm, on Jul 1, 2011 at 12:19 pm | 18 comments | 1694 Views

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Stanford to receive major art donation

Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson of Atherton and daughter Mary Patricia Anderson Pence announced this week they're donating...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jun 22, 2011 at 11:19 am | 2 comments | 1923 Views

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Residents cry foul over book bins

New book-donation bins that have popped up around Palo Alto and surrounding cities purporting to be for charity are really...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 17, 2011 at 2:55 pm | 5 comments | 1391 Views

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Palo Alto residents cry foul over book bins

New book-donation bins that have popped up around Palo Alto and surrounding cities purporting to be for charity are really...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 21, 2011 at 12:40 am | 47 comments | 3997 Views

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Palo Alto Utilities managers form bargaining unit

The City of Palo Alto Utilities managers have formed a new employee association that they hope will strengthen their bargaining...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2011
Last comment by any member name hah, on Jun 21, 2011 at 2:29 pm | 21 comments | 1448 Views

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Palo Alto still on the fence about labor reforms

Palo Alto's drawn-out debate over whether to change or scrap the binding-arbitration provision from the City Charter could...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2011
Last comment by cleangenepool, on Jun 20, 2011 at 9:50 pm | 17 comments | 1518 Views

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Palo Alto mulls Cubberley sale again

As Foothill College scours for places to expand its campus, Palo Alto officials hope the college will continue to keep Cubberley...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2011
Last comment by Haideh Tabrizi, on Jun 23, 2011 at 10:31 am | 29 comments | 2011 Views

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Report boosts backers of new compost plant

Palo Alto could save millions by building a waste-to-energy plant in the Baylands, according to a new analysis that is likely...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2011
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Jun 27, 2011 at 1:43 pm | 15 comments | 1619 Views

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Palo Alto halts water-rate increase -- for now

Palo Alto isn't spiking its water rates just yet, but residents concerned about rising bills should hold their applause for...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2011
Last comment by Rate Payer Abuse Light Shines, on Jun 23, 2011 at 8:35 am | 8 comments | 1239 Views

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City passes 2012 budget, seeks union concessions

Palo Alto officials approved the city's 2012 budget Monday night with little discussion, no protests and one glaring asterisk. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2011
Last comment by Carlito Waysman, on Jun 24, 2011 at 10:30 am | 15 comments | 1566 Views

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PUBLIC AGENDA: Rapid Transit Project, plans for East Meadow Circle

Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=21522 posted Friday, June 17, 2011, 1:50 PM...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2011
Last comment by Palo Verde resident, on Jun 23, 2011 at 12:06 pm | 3 comments | 1282 Views

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Petition filed to allow Palo Alto pot dispensaries

A former adviser to late President Ronald Reagan has filed a notice with the City of Palo Alto to circulate a ballot-initiative...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2011
Last comment by Benjamin Horbowy , on Jul 12, 2011 at 1:21 am | 46 comments | 7220 Views

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Palo Alto firefighters call for mediation

With contract negotiations stalling, Palo Alto firefighters are calling on the city to enlist a mediator to nudge the two...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2011
Last comment by Marg, on Jul 9, 2011 at 10:29 am | 46 comments | 2103 Views

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Weekly launches community membership campaign

The Palo Alto Weekly has launched a campaign to secure a healthy future by asking readers to begin paying for a portion of...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2011
Last comment by anciana, on Jun 24, 2011 at 3:51 pm | 6 comments | 1591 Views

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Kids delay bulldozers on hospital-expansion project

Kids playing in a tree-shaded sandbox have temporarily stopped the bulldozers on Stanford University's $5 billion medical-center...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2011
Last comment by Yes they can, on Jun 24, 2011 at 10:10 am | 4 comments | 1272 Views

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Plane crashes, flips in the Baylands

Three people on board a small Cessna plane escaped largely unharmed after the plane lost power, nosedived and flipped over...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on May 26, 2012 at 8:56 am | 32 comments | 2999 Views
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