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PALO ALTO ISSUES

City ponders major electricity projects

Palo Alto officials are wrestling with a pleasant problem these days: what to do with all that money spilling out of the...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2008
Last comment by h, on Jan 15, 2009 at 6:46 am | 29 comments | 2416 Views

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Opportunity Center facing one-two punch

The Opportunity Center in Palo Alto is housed in a five-story stucco building with arched entryways, glass doors and a sprawling...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2008
Last comment by edgarpoet, on Aug 31, 2011 at 1:47 pm | 29 comments | 3401 Views

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Work begins on south Palo Alto senior housing

Construction is beginning this week on Fabian Way Senior, a 55-unit low-income housing development for low-income seniors...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2009
Last comment by Marvin, on Jan 12, 2009 at 12:20 pm | 29 comments | 2910 Views

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Palo Alto wants civility

Interim Planning Director Curtis Williams, shaken by angry outbursts and near violence that erupted at a community meeting...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2009
Last comment by RS, on Feb 25, 2009 at 11:12 pm | 29 comments | 3310 Views

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Council candidate pool grows to 14 in Palo Alto

Lawyers, realtors and education activists are dominating a crowded field of 14 Palo Altans seeking seats on the City Council...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2009
Last comment by Marilyn, on Oct 28, 2009 at 2:25 pm | 29 comments | 2707 Views

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Palo Alto officials plow farmers market

Palo Alto's seven-month long experiment with farm-fresh produce at City Hall is coming to an anticlimactic conclusion because...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2009
Last comment by EU, on Nov 3, 2009 at 10:24 pm | 29 comments | 15232 Views

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Hate Group is schedululed to picket Gunn High School Friday

The Westboro Baptist Church is scheduled to picket Gunn High School this Friday, 1/29/2010 , from 7:25 a.m. until 7:55...

Original post made by Julie Hurst on Jan. 25, 2010
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Jan 27, 2010 at 12:52 pm | 29 comments | 2561 Views

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Gov. Arnold invites oil drillers to the California coast to replace the oil spilled in the Gulf

The USA is losing millions of gallons of oil to Gulf of Mexico disaster. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his new pal Abel Maldonado...

Original post made by drill baby drill on May. 1, 2010
Last comment by drill baby drill, on May 13, 2010 at 5:24 pm | 29 comments | 2252 Views

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Misleading mailers and Prop. 16

In the last few days I have received in the mail three large, slick, four-color postcards urging me to vote Yes on Proposition...

Original post made by Jim Burch on Jun. 2, 2010
Last comment by Pro-choice, on Jun 10, 2010 at 8:52 am | 29 comments | 2479 Views

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Hospitals would 'overwhelm' Palo Alto Comp Plan

The huge rebuilding and expansion of Stanford's hospitals and medical facilities in Palo Alto would dramatically clash with...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2010
Last comment by Laura Pisani, on Jun 16, 2011 at 10:45 am | 29 comments | 3055 Views

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'HARD CHOICES': A Palo Alto budgeting tool

In the interest of engaging Palo Alto residents in the budget crisis facing the city, Palo Alto Online has posted an interactive...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2010
Last comment by Patrick Jimenez, on Jun 25, 2010 at 2:56 pm | 29 comments | 4724 Views

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Calmer alternatives

What were the other Arastradero traffic calming ideas that were rejected before the current one was implemented? I'm no civil...

Original post made by David on Sep. 7, 2010
Last comment by Another parent, on Sep 12, 2010 at 10:20 pm | 29 comments | 2083 Views

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Palo Alto changes rules for Professorville demolitions

Palo Altans often gripe about the frustrations and complexities of the city's permitting process, but few can match the ordeal...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2011
Last comment by Give us a break, on Mar 17, 2011 at 2:35 pm | 29 comments | 2954 Views

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Palo Alto officials bet city's growth on a thriving Caltrain

When developer Jim Baer approached Palo Alto's planning commissioners last month to pitch a glassy, new five-story "gateway"...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2011
Last comment by YIMBY, on Apr 12, 2011 at 10:45 am | 29 comments | 4968 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 | 2521 Views

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Palo Alto and firefighters reach contract deal

After 16 months of heated negotiations, Palo Alto and its largest firefighter union on Friday reached a tentative agreement...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2011
Last comment by creditable, on Oct 5, 2011 at 7:59 am | 29 comments | 2416 Views

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Palo Alto charges forth with electric-vehicle plan

With Palo Alto companies and residents leading the charge in the emerging field of electric vehicles, city officials are...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2011
Last comment by Energy sucker, on Oct 24, 2011 at 11:20 am | 29 comments | 2872 Views

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Editorial: Strong majority approve Measures D, E

Despite the absence of a City Council race on the ballot, Palo Alto voters strongly approved measures that will improve the...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2011
Last comment by Dear Oh, on Nov 16, 2011 at 11:46 pm | 29 comments | 2388 Views

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Editorial: Antenna angst unwarranted

The debate over whether to allow ATT to improve cell service in Palo Alto using small antenna positioned on the top of existing...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2012
Last comment by CellTowerOutsideMyWindow, on Oct 9, 2012 at 8:05 pm | 29 comments | 12864 Views

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Several injured in crash near San Antonio Road

Crews cleared an off-ramp on U.S. Highway 101 in Palo Alto Sunday after a solo vehicle crash in the area left multiple people...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2012
Last comment by miffed in midtown, on Sep 25, 2012 at 1:58 pm | 29 comments | 3023 Views
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