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PALO ALTO ISSUES

City seeks outreach help for Our Palo Alto initiative

With the Our Palo Alto initiative stretching into its second year, city officials are preparing to hire an outreach consultant...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2014
Last comment by resident, 26 minutes ago | 8 comments | 428 Views

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Downtown Palo Alto residents seek relief from train noise

Living next to downtown Palo Alto's bustling train station has many benefits, but for residents of 101 Alma St., a good night's...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2014
Last comment by new in town, 1 hour ago | 57 comments | 4888 Views

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Palo Alto to seek public input on trenching train tracks

Digging a trench for Caltrain would be a colossal undertaking with a price tag that could be higher than $1 billion, but...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2014
Last comment by citizen, 2 hours ago | 43 comments | 3344 Views

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Palo Alto still considering moving animal shelter

A proposal to move Palo Alto's Municipal Services Center and the Animal Services Center from their existing locations on...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by Carole Hyde, 3 hours ago | 9 comments | 1469 Views

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Children in YMCA adult locker rooms questioned

The YMCA of Silicon Valley has been allowing children 7 years old and younger to join their opposite-sex parents in the locker...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by neighbor, 15 hours ago | 31 comments | 3062 Views

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City rejects developers' proposals for new garage

New parking garages may be an urgent priority in Palo Alto, but city officials balked Monday at giving private developers...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2014
Last comment by m2grs, 20 hours ago | 22 comments | 3208 Views

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Online Parking Permit System

The City of Palo Alto has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Parking Website Design & Online Permit System Hosting prior...

Original post made by Herb Borock on Sep. 29, 2014
Last comment by Online Name, on Oct 21, 2014 at 3:37 pm | 4 comments | 205 Views

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Palo Alto prepares to move forward with new El Camino Park fields

Four years after Palo Alto began to consider replacing the playing fields, upgrading the lights and sprucing up the pathways...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2014
Last comment by Online Name, on Oct 21, 2014 at 3:33 pm | 15 comments | 2829 Views

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Another 'Fiber to the Premise' resurrection for Palo Alto?

The long-discussed dream of getting true high-speed fiber-optic service for Palo Alto is looking like a real possibility....

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by Jeff Hoel, on Oct 21, 2014 at 1:13 pm | 18 comments | 2320 Views

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Editorial: Measure D: No on reducing council size

Talk of reducing the size of the Palo Alto City Council from nine to seven has come and gone for decades, but has never generated...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by Online Name, on Oct 21, 2014 at 11:24 am | 9 comments | 2311 Views

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College Terrace resident jumps into Palo Alto council race

As a retired aerospace engineer and a newcomer to Palo Alto, Seelam P. Reddy is at once a perfect representative of the city's...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Oct 20, 2014 at 5:07 pm | 87 comments | 5093 Views

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Loma Prieta earthquake: 25 years later

My name is My Nguyen and I am the digital editor for the Palo Alto Weekly. Today marks the 25th anniversary of the 1989 Loma...

Original post made by My Nguyen on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by John Thomas-Whitcomb McCoy, on Oct 20, 2014 at 2:32 pm | 10 comments | 1770 Views

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Palo Alto: Developers offer to build downtown garage

With Palo Alto in the market for a new downtown garage, developers are stepping forward with offers to build the city a parking...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Oct 19, 2014 at 9:42 pm | 57 comments | 3776 Views

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Editorial: Holman, Scharff, DuBois, Filseth, Wolbach for City Council

We recommend the re-election of two incumbents, Karen Holman and Greg Scharff, and three newcomers, Tom DuBois, Eric Filseth...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2014
Last comment by ssharma, on Oct 19, 2014 at 11:28 am | 37 comments | 7806 Views

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Questions abound over anonymous campaign mailer

An anonymous mailer urging recipients to vote for the three female candidates for Palo Alto's school board went out to an...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by Reason, on Oct 18, 2014 at 11:22 am | 24 comments | 2009 Views

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PASZ A Trojan Horse

This spring, Mimi Steel, an activist with close ties to the Citizens Alliance for Property Rights (stands for no affordable...

Original post made by Alice Schaffer Smith on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Oct 18, 2014 at 8:56 am | 6 comments | 332 Views

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Candidate profile: The Organizer; Lydia Kou

Palo Altans generally care about two things: staying alive and new developments (not necessarily in that order). Recent history...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2014
Last comment by Margaret Fruth, on Oct 17, 2014 at 5:42 pm | 5 comments | 466 Views

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Think for Yourself

The weekly just completed their editorials , explaining to residents how they should vote in the coming election. Really,...

Original post made by Make up your own mind on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Oct 17, 2014 at 4:17 pm | 1 comment | 125 Views

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Board swats plan to give ballfield 'historic' status

Over six decades, the Palo Alto Little League field has become hub of big dreams and cherished memories for generations of...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by southbayresident, on Oct 17, 2014 at 1:07 am | 14 comments | 1258 Views

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No Response on Numbers of Planes at Low Altitudes

Our representative in Washington, Anna Eshoo, is coming up for reelection, and this is a good time to email her about the...

Original post made by Midtown Man on Oct. 13, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Oct 16, 2014 at 10:13 pm | 22 comments | 510 Views
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