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PALO ALTO ISSUES

New housing proposal for Maybell Avenue site set for review

A year after Palo Alto voters struck down an approved housing development on Maybell Avenue, the city is preparing to review...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2014
Last comment by Parent, 45 minutes ago | 12 comments | 1652 Views

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Palo Alto brings new approach to old 'parking crisis'

If things go as planned, 2015 will be the year in which Palo Alto residents and workers say farewell to free parking. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2014
Last comment by Alma Resident, 57 minutes ago | 2 comments | 851 Views

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Palo Alto has the highest rental prices in the USA

According to the SF Chronicle, these are national rankings based on median home rental prices: 1. Palo Alto 2. San Francisco ... 5....

Original post made by Palo Alto is number 1 on Nov. 27, 2014
Last comment by Silly, 1 hour ago | 4 comments | 163 Views

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Plan for dedicated bus lanes on El Camino Real back on the table

A controversial plan by Santa Clara County to create dedicated bus lanes on El Camino Real between Palo Alto and San Jose...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2014
Last comment by Jo Ann, 1 hour ago | 76 comments | 4119 Views

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Street Sweeping??

I've noticed in the past few weeks/months that the street sweeping has been done very poorly. Anyone else notice this? ...

Original post made by Old Palo Alto on Nov. 26, 2014
Last comment by The Shadow knows......, 2 hours ago | 7 comments | 175 Views

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Editorial: Helping kids this season

Don't let the booming Silicon Valley technology-driven economy lull you into thinking that there isn't a continuing divide,...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2014
There are no comments yet. 191 Views

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The journey to the starting line

The Downtown Residential Parking Permit Program Stakeholder Group has been meeting for eight months and at its final meeting...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2014
There are no comments yet. 318 Views

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Is Crescent Park's parking 'creep' a sign of things to come?

Last year, Crescent Park residents learned all about the power — and the repercussions — of the city's parking...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2014
There are no comments yet. 289 Views

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Palo Alto: Three-story building proposed for Olive Garden site

In the latest sign of the construction boom happening around California Avenue, Palo Alto planners are considering a proposal...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2014
Last comment by Tired of greed, 20 hours ago | 20 comments | 3151 Views

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Palo Alto mulls options for new Foothills 'parkland'

It's not often that a city discovers that it owns 7.7 acres of undeveloped land that City Council members didn't even know...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2014
Last comment by Neighbor, on Nov 27, 2014 at 2:54 am | 18 comments | 343 Views

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Palo Alto officials defend $4.6M upgrade of City Hall

Five months after Palo Alto officials approved a $4.6 million renovation of City Hall, council members made a public case...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2014
Last comment by Neighbor, on Nov 27, 2014 at 2:41 am | 30 comments | 3372 Views

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Palo Alto considers changing its policy for labor negotiations

Seeking to add transparency to its labor-negotiations process, Palo Alto is considering scrapping its practice of holding...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2014
Last comment by common sense, on Nov 26, 2014 at 7:21 pm | 9 comments | 1711 Views

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Unfriendly skies: Residents, city officials gear up to fight increased airplane noise

At a gathering in the Holbrook-Palmer Park Pavilion in Atherton last month, as a resident began to speak about the incessant...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by Songbird, on Nov 26, 2014 at 12:48 pm | 279 comments | 10787 Views

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County looks to redesign Page Mill-Oregon, Foothill expressways

Some of the most dangerous and congested sections of Oregon Expressway/Page Mill Road from Alma Street to Foothill Expressway...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Nov 26, 2014 at 12:37 pm | 40 comments | 6527 Views

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Mixed-use proposal for University Avenue meets mixed response

A proposal to demolish two stout commercial buildings at the heart of University Avenue's commercial district and replace...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2014
Last comment by Que Pasa?, on Nov 26, 2014 at 12:14 pm | 49 comments | 4178 Views

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Page Mill-Oregon, Foothill expressways eyed for changes

Some of the most dangerous and congested sections of Oregon Expressway/Page Mill Road from Alma Street to Foothill Expressway...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Nov 23, 2014 at 1:08 am | 2 comments | 119 Views

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County expands homeless programs while searching for new shelter

Faced with a shortage of beds to accommodate the county's homeless population this coming winter, the Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Nov 22, 2014 at 8:06 am | 29 comments | 3532 Views

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Schools grapple with 'emotional-health' efforts

Emotions ran high Tuesday as the Palo Alto Board of Education grappled with a proposed suicide prevention and mental health...

Original post made on May. 26, 2010
Last comment by --, on Nov 21, 2014 at 9:07 pm | 49 comments | 3523 Views

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Palo Alto: Fire quickly snuffed out at Communication & Power Industry

Palo Alto fire officials are investigating a fire that occurred Thursday afternoon at Communication & Power Industry, a Hansen...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
Last comment by The Omen, on Nov 21, 2014 at 8:37 pm | 2 comments | 985 Views

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Parking Guidance Systems & Parking Access Revenue

The City of Palo Alto has issued a Request for Proposal for Parking Guidance Systems & Parking Access Revenue Controls. ...

Original post made by Herb Borock on Nov. 20, 2014
There are no comments yet. 57 Views
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