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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Legalized marijuana wafts toward Palo Alto ballot

Marijuana dispensaries could sprout at up to three Palo Alto locations, if the City Council or voters were to approve an...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2011
Last comment by A Social Crusader, on Nov 5, 2012 at 7:43 am | 158 comments | 5657 Views

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Union's battle against ballot measure reignites

After a brief respite, Palo Alto's firefighters union on Wednesday renewed its legal battle against the city and resurrected...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2011
Last comment by Kathy, on Sep 12, 2011 at 9:33 pm | 25 comments | 997 Views

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Editorial: A worthy gamble by Palo Alto city manager

For many Palo Alto residents, the quality of city government comes down to how they and their architects and contractors...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2011
Last comment by Do need transparency, on Sep 12, 2011 at 11:29 am | 6 comments | 11724 Views

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Palo Alto Recycling Center to close in February

Palo Alto Recycling Center, a Byxbee Park fixture for the past four decades, will shut down for good in February as part...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2011
Last comment by Kathy, on Sep 13, 2011 at 9:48 pm | 17 comments | 1401 Views

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City turns to retirees to deal with worker 'exodus'

Faced with an exodus of experienced city workers, Palo Alto is turning to familiar faces for help -- its own retirees. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2011
Last comment by No surprise, on Sep 15, 2011 at 10:19 pm | 11 comments | 1524 Views

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Council irked by errors, rising costs at Mitchell Park Library

Palo Alto's effort to rebuild Mitchell Park Library and Community Center -- the centerpiece of the city's $76 million bond...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2011
Last comment by Doesn't pass the smell test, on Oct 15, 2011 at 11:21 pm | 68 comments | 3031 Views

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Nail salon chain hit with class action lawsuit

A class action lawsuit was filed in San Mateo County Superior Court Tuesday against a popular nail salon chain accused of...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2011
Last comment by Tessa Gallo, on Feb 27, 2013 at 8:33 pm | 9 comments | 2592 Views

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Palo Alto looks for partners among green startups

Palo Alto is no stranger to game-changing technologies, but life isn't always easy for local startups looking to City Hall...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2011
Last comment by Neighbor, on Sep 15, 2011 at 8:39 pm | 3 comments | 1099 Views

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Woman, 78, dies in car crash on Foothill in Palo Alto

A 78-year-old Mountain View woman died Wednesday afternoon after the Toyota Camry she was driving collided with a tree on...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2011
Last comment by Interesting, on Sep 15, 2011 at 11:23 am | 3 comments | 1259 Views

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Editorial: A muddled approach to downtown parking

Despite the clear evidence before them that 1,200 or so of the city's 3,000-plus downtown parking spaces are vacant much...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2011
Last comment by Ray, on Sep 21, 2011 at 11:03 am | 4 comments | 1167 Views

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Could public-safety building, high school share Cubberley space?

As the dust settles following the discussions about the potential sale or lease of eight city-owned acres to Foothill College...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2011
Last comment by neighbor, on Sep 19, 2011 at 4:19 pm | 19 comments | 2159 Views

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Neighborhood market faces foreclosure

Hassan Bordbari sat in a chair in the floral section of his Barron Park Market and Florist eating lentil soup out of a battered...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 20, 2011 at 10:38 am | 9 comments | 1115 Views

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Obama to return to Woodside this Sunday

President Barack Obama is returning to Woodside on Sunday (Sept. 25) for a 4 p.m. gathering to meet and presumably break...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2011
Last comment by mj street, on Sep 22, 2011 at 10:46 am | 30 comments | 1256 Views

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Firefighters' drive to kill ballot measure rejected

An attempt by Palo Alto's firefighters union to keep a labor-reform measure off the November ballot hit a wall last week,...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2011
Last comment by 50 plus year resident, on Sep 26, 2011 at 9:26 pm | 47 comments | 2305 Views

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Water rates rise in Palo Alto

Palo Alto residents will be asked to swallow higher water rates starting next month to help pay for a colossal regional effort...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2011
Last comment by common sense, on Sep 23, 2011 at 10:06 pm | 25 comments | 1296 Views

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School officials to discuss buying day care site

The Palo Alto Unified School District plans to press on with its plan to buy a 2.6 acre property near the Mountain View border...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2011
Last comment by susie, on Sep 25, 2011 at 10:49 pm | 6 comments | 1097 Views

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Palo Alto residents to see postal changes

With the U.S. Postal Service facing insolvency this month, Palo Alto and Menlo Park residents could soon see changes in their...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Oct 1, 2011 at 7:28 am | 32 comments | 8747 Views

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Final strike for Palo Alto Bowl

The closure of Palo Alto Bowl -- set to be replaced by 26 townhouses and a brand-name hotel -- leaves Palo Alto without a...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2011
Last comment by Old Palo Alto, on Sep 28, 2011 at 11:10 am | 20 comments | 3301 Views

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New Stanford brain-tumor center opens

A new center to treat brain tumors opened at Stanford Hospital and Clinics Wednesday. The Stanford Brain Tumor Center does...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2011
Last comment by neighbor, on Sep 25, 2011 at 8:18 pm | 1 comment | 1861 Views

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El Camino Park to be closed through 2013

El Camino Park will be closed starting today (Monday, Sept. 26) through the summer of 2013. According to a release from the...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2011
Last comment by JO, on Oct 19, 2011 at 11:13 pm | 21 comments | 1598 Views
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