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PALO ALTO ISSUES

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 | 1574 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 | 2120 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 | 1755 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 | 1339 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 | 1668 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 | 1329 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 | 7486 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 | 2261 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 | 1703 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 | 1347 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 | 3203 Views

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Editorial: Deja vu on arbitration

There was at least some logic a year ago when the City Council voted 4-5 to punt on placing a measure on the November 2010...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2011
Last comment by Ready to Vote, on Jun 27, 2011 at 1:48 pm | 15 comments | 1622 Views

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Cubberley still an option for Foothill expansion

Faced with conflicting arguments and clashing priorities, Palo Alto officials defied dozens of citizens Monday night and...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2011
Last comment by Losing Status, on Jun 29, 2011 at 7:02 pm | 28 comments | 1878 Views

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Stanford Hospital, parents near agreement

Stanford University Medical Center has offered to relocate a day care center to another campus site to appease a large group...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2011
Last comment by Oops!, on Jun 29, 2011 at 11:57 pm | 12 comments | 1867 Views

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New study, same arguments in Palo Alto's compost debate

Palo Alto's heated debate over the future of local composting reignited Monday night, with both supporters and opponents...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2011
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Oct 15, 2011 at 11:35 am | 30 comments | 1768 Views

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Palo Alto ponders long list of labor reforms

As Palo Alto officials look to reform the city's binding-arbitration provision, they are specifically looking at ways to...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2011
Last comment by noonehere, on Jul 2, 2011 at 11:21 pm | 31 comments | 1790 Views

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Trash rates to rise again in Palo Alto

Palo Alto residents should expect to see their trash rates spike by 13 percent this fall to help cover a gaping budget hole...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2011
Last comment by Richard C. Placone, on Jul 2, 2011 at 11:19 am | 12 comments | 1775 Views

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Proposed downtown 'gateway' building debated

Palo Alto officials would like to see larger developments near the city's transit stations, but they are still trying to...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2011
Last comment by Not in the public interest, on Jun 30, 2011 at 7:12 pm | 5 comments | 1504 Views

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Palo Alto properties rebound

Property is worth just a tad more in Palo Alto this year, up 2.4 percent over last year, according to the annual report released...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2011
Last comment by David Pepperdine, on Jul 2, 2011 at 10:11 pm | 5 comments | 1372 Views

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Editorial: The Cubberley conundrum

As with many Palo Alto issues, the current debate over whether the City of Palo Alto should enter into negotiations to sell...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2011
Last comment by paly parent, on Jul 6, 2011 at 11:52 am | 16 comments | 2393 Views
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