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PALO ALTO ISSUES

In support of single-stories and preserving neighborhood

I am in favor of the proposed single-story overlay for the Royal Manor neighborhood of Eichlers in Palo Alto. I am also in...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2016
Last comment by Disagree, 5 hours ago | 5 comments | 1025 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: The ridiculed registry

When Palo Alto launched a business "registry" more than a year ago, the goal was to collect useful information about who...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2016
Last comment by common sense, 5 hours ago | 16 comments | 1930 Views

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Andronico's drops plans to move into Edgewood Plaza

Plans for Andronico's Community Markets to open a grocery store at Edgewood Plaza Shopping Center apparently fizzled at the...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2016
Last comment by Which tommy?, 9 hours ago | 76 comments | 5669 Views

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If you want to vote for Trump, you can't be a registered Democrat

CA primaries for presidential voting are closed so you can only vote for the candidate in your party. Since there is no way...

Original post made by Palo Alto Moderate on Apr. 29, 2016
Last comment by Resident , 13 hours ago | 1 comment | 105 Views

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Palantir taking over downtown Palo Alto

from today's Mercury News: http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_29834056/palo-alto-palantir-is-taking-over I had no idea...

Original post made by didn't know on Apr. 30, 2016
Last comment by Curious, 16 hours ago | 29 comments | 509 Views

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Faircourt joins movement to ban new two-story homes

As Palo Alto officials prepare to rule on a contentious proposal to ban new two-story homes and additions in the Eichler...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2016
Last comment by Steve Ludington, 19 hours ago | 15 comments | 2079 Views

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High-speed rail may launch first in Silicon Valley

California's high-speed rail system would make its debut in the Bay Area, with bullet trains whisking passengers between...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2016
Last comment by Jessica , on Apr 30, 2016 at 11:15 pm | 37 comments | 6110 Views

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Child care director leaves after allegedly putting children in head locks

Palo Alto's largest child care agency, Palo Alto Community Child Care, has received two violation citations after a state...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2016
Last comment by Heather, on Apr 30, 2016 at 6:02 pm | 14 comments | 2505 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Surf Air: New flight path will avoid Midpeninsula

Surf Air representatives say they have identified an alternative flight path that would put their planes, and the noise...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2016
Last comment by Mimi, on Apr 30, 2016 at 10:19 am | 12 comments | 2509 Views

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Raises help fuel $11.8M jump in payroll at City Hall

Despite fewer permanent positions in City Hall, Palo Alto's payroll went up by $11.8 million last year, an increase that...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2016
Last comment by sunshine, on Apr 30, 2016 at 7:08 am | 11 comments | 1189 Views

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Payroll, infrastructure fuel growing budget in Palo Alto

Facing a growing payroll and a City Council hungry for new garages, bike boulevards and public-safety facilities, City Manager...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2016
Last comment by Edwin, on Apr 29, 2016 at 9:20 pm | 49 comments | 4283 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: The angst over second stories

When should the City of Palo Alto forbid the construction of second-story additions in a neighborhood dominated by single-story...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2016
Last comment by Robert Neff, on Apr 29, 2016 at 2:32 pm | 54 comments | 4507 Views

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Policing surveillance

A police cruiser in Palo Alto has five cameras: one pointing toward the front, another toward the rear, two covering the...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2016
Last comment by RMC, on Apr 29, 2016 at 11:26 am | 2 comments | 2692 Views

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Aid-in-dying law begins June 9

California's new End of Life Option Act goes into effect on June 9, offering terminally ill persons who face painful or prolonged...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2016
Last comment by Joan S, on Apr 28, 2016 at 8:27 pm | 8 comments | 2395 Views

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A library for everyone: Palo Alto branch reopens with new name, new features

Palo Alto Main Library — now renamed the Rinconada Library — fits into the current trend of how libraries are being...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2015
Last comment by User friendly is gone, on Apr 28, 2016 at 1:23 pm | 28 comments | 10172 Views

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Errors undermine data in new business registry

When Palo Alto launched its business registry last year, the goal was to gather data about employees' parking and commuting...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2016
Last comment by Gus L., on Apr 27, 2016 at 9:07 pm | 21 comments | 2842 Views

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Living on empty

By all accounts, Whitney Dafoe was leading a vibrant life before the mysterious illness overtook him. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2015
Last comment by C1q?, on Apr 27, 2016 at 7:49 pm | 64 comments | 36825 Views

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FAA to work to reduce plane noise

Admitting that jet aircraft noise is a problem over Palo Alto and neighboring Bay Area cities, Federal Aviation Administration...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2015
Last comment by Crash, on Apr 27, 2016 at 4:39 pm | 456 comments | 18756 Views

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Extreme Airplane Noise

The level of airplane noise was truly excessive tonight. In the hour from 10-11pm, I counted more than 20 extremely loud...

Original post made by Resident on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Crash, on Apr 27, 2016 at 4:22 pm | 34 comments | 723 Views

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Community Notebook: Palo Alto race to raise awareness about water conservation

The City of Palo Alto is teaming up again with the Tuolumne River Trust and other community groups for the Great Race for...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2016
Last comment by Palo Alto Native, on Apr 27, 2016 at 2:22 pm | 6 comments | 1483 Views
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