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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Yes on Measure B to increase hotel tax

Palo Alto Measure B would increase the city's transient occupancy tax, the tax added to hotel bills for visitors, from 12...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., 25 minutes ago | 2 comments | 48 Views

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What is wrong with the USPS in Palo Alto?

Today, I was waiting for a package from Amazon that would be delivered through the USPS. I was given a tracking number and...

Original post made by Nayeli on Oct. 25, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., 34 minutes ago | 78 comments | 2408 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 musical, 52 minutes ago | 152 comments | 7615 Views

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Living under the belly of a 'beast'

Fledgling airline Surf Air's marketing slogan is "Disruptive Innovation — A Revolutionary Approach to Air Travel."...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by musical, 1 hour ago | 25 comments | 3320 Views

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Businesses to drive city's new traffic-fighting nonprofit

As Palo Alto prepares to launch new shuttles, impose downtown parking restrictions and offer other incentives for commuters...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2014
Last comment by mj, 2 hours ago | 17 comments | 1716 Views

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VA tree-clearing taking place near Bol Park in Palo Alto

Joggers, cyclists and residents in the Barron Park neighborhood are concerned about a tree-clearing project that has removed...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2014
Last comment by Markus Fromherz, 2 hours ago | 8 comments | 1219 Views

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City to look at new uses for Municipal Services Center site

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 Engineer, 3 hours ago | 25 comments | 2372 Views

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Plan to expand Palo Alto's shuttle program speeds ahead

Seeking to reduce car congestion, Palo Alto officials approved on Monday night a plan to dramatically expand the city's shuttle...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2014
Last comment by Mom of 3 , 5 hours ago | 22 comments | 2038 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 Anonymous, 5 hours ago | 31 comments | 2740 Views

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Palo Alto prepares to launch new shuttles

Palo Alto's small fleet of shuttles could grow substantially in the coming months, as the city prepares to unveil new routes...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by Iconoclast, 6 hours ago | 43 comments | 5842 Views

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Palo Alto settles suit over affordable housing

After five years of litigation, Palo Alto officials on Monday reached an agreement with a developer who challenged a city...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2014
Last comment by Greenacres, 16 hours ago | 11 comments | 2936 Views

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New direction proposed for Palo Alto's shuttle program

Palo Alto's tiny fleet of city-run shuttle buses may soon see a dramatic expansion, including a doubling of buses on the...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by Resident, 18 hours ago | 10 comments | 1913 Views

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Stanford apologizes to voters for 'election guide'

Stanford University is investigating an independent academic research study conducted by Stanford and Dartmouth College political...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2014
Last comment by Sea REDDY, on Oct 29, 2014 at 7:56 pm | 6 comments | 2981 Views

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State launches Halloween crackdown on under-age drinking

California's Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is ramping up its statewide efforts to reduce the number of minors...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, on Oct 29, 2014 at 8:56 am | 1 comment | 968 Views

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Measure C - Hurting lower income Palo Altans?

Measure C seems to be written up by the City Attorney as if it's just making some of the biggest users pay their fair share...

Original post made by voter question on Oct. 27, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Oct 29, 2014 at 3:01 am | 6 comments | 274 Views

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Making a noise: Government officials attempt to influence aircraft regulations

Palo Alto and other government officials have so far been fighting an uphill battle to decrease airplane noise over their...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Oct 28, 2014 at 10:25 pm | 7 comments | 1040 Views

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A howl of a Halloween

Two dozen crows circling above Santa Rita Avenue on Tuesday afternoon suddenly appeared like a spooky omen of Halloween to...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by Parent, on Oct 28, 2014 at 9:34 am | 14 comments | 4347 Views

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Downtown residents split over parking-permit program

As Palo Alto prepares to launch its long-awaited Residential Parking Permit Program, residents in the congested downtown...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by all that glitters, on Oct 28, 2014 at 8:45 am | 39 comments | 2963 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 Sea REDDY, on Oct 28, 2014 at 6:57 am | 41 comments | 8792 Views

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Scharff beefs up campaign chest for final stretch

Heading into the final stretch before Election Day, incumbent City Councilman Greg Schaff has nearly doubled his campaign...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2014
Last comment by Sea REDDY, on Oct 28, 2014 at 6:27 am | 7 comments | 1299 Views
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Subverting open, fair and honest debate (Measure D)
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