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PALO ALTO ISSUES

It's long past time to ban 'vehicle dwelling'

"It ain't home till it's up on blocks" is a refrain from a contemporary Trailer Park Troubadours song. Read the full...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2010
Last comment by Anne, on Aug 17, 2010 at 7:42 pm | 46 comments | 4648 Views

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School enrollment rides the roller coaster

With Palo Alto elementary classrooms filled to overflowing this fall, old timers wince at the memory of having closed 11...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2010
Last comment by observer, on Oct 28, 2010 at 8:13 pm | 46 comments | 8066 Views

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Petition filed to allow Palo Alto pot dispensaries

A former adviser to late President Ronald Reagan has filed a notice with the City of Palo Alto to circulate a ballot-initiative...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2011
Last comment by Benjamin Horbowy , on Jul 12, 2011 at 1:21 am | 46 comments | 8551 Views

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Palo Alto firefighters call for mediation

With contract negotiations stalling, Palo Alto firefighters are calling on the city to enlist a mediator to nudge the two...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2011
Last comment by Marg, on Jul 9, 2011 at 10:29 am | 46 comments | 3119 Views

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Who are the vehicle dwellers?

Profiles of three Palo Altans. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=22067 posted...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2011
Last comment by fire, on Aug 19, 2011 at 10:41 pm | 46 comments | 8140 Views

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Study: High-speed rail could use Caltrain corridor

Caltrain officials on Wednesday presented the results of a study that tested the feasibility of integrating high-speed...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2011
Last comment by milt, on Aug 30, 2011 at 9:56 pm | 46 comments | 3704 Views

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Bike accident on Alma

A little while ago I passed a car-bike accident on Alma near Forest. The driver was at fault, of course. But legal or not,...

Original post made by Dave Voelker on Nov. 10, 2011
Last comment by The problem, on Nov 14, 2011 at 10:19 pm | 46 comments | 3219 Views

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Housing advocates, zoning critics clash in Maybell debate

Depending on whom you ask, the bitter debate over a proposed housing development on Maybell Avenue is either a battle over...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Aug 29, 2013 at 4:10 pm | 46 comments | 3206 Views

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South Palo Alto residents petition to secede

Citing years of neglect by their elected leaders, south Palo Alto residents have gathered enough signatures to put a referendum...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2014
Last comment by OPar, on Apr 2, 2014 at 4:11 pm | 46 comments | 11062 Views

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Page Mill Road development moves forward

The latest major development proposed for the bustling, congested and rapidly transforming area around Page Mill Road and...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2014
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Jun 17, 2014 at 2:15 pm | 46 comments | 7336 Views

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Palo Alto skirting zoning law, residents say

In the latest skirmish over downtown development, a Palo Alto neighborhoods group is accusing the city's planning department...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2014
Last comment by curmudgeon, on Jun 23, 2014 at 12:49 pm | 46 comments | 9846 Views

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Mug shots and mental illness

How does one's beloved child become a mug shot in the local newspaper? This is our somewhat abbreviated story about the ravages...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by Jean, on Oct 14, 2014 at 2:31 pm | 46 comments | 10928 Views

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Debate over council size splits Palo Alto establishment

More than two centuries after Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton forced the nation to weigh the merits of democracy...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by CrecentParkAnon., on Sep 22, 2014 at 11:54 pm | 46 comments | 6066 Views

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Palo Alto looks to regulate Airbnb rentals

With hotel-tax revenues on a happy upswing, Palo Alto officials are preparing to take aim at one source of competition for...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2014
Last comment by PA Resident, on Jan 15, 2015 at 1:28 pm | 46 comments | 6589 Views

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Downtown parking program delayed after union criticism

Palo Alto's long-awaited downtown parking-permit program will be delayed by at least three months because of concerns from...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by Disguisted, on Mar 20, 2015 at 8:09 pm | 46 comments | 6573 Views

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New rules approved for proposed cell towers

Much like bad cell reception, new wireless facilities have been causing plenty of static in Palo Alto neighborhoods of late....

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2015
Last comment by Roger Overnaut, on Jul 6, 2015 at 12:13 pm | 46 comments | 5536 Views

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A scofflaw? Not I; just a good neighbor

I have always admired the way Palo Altans care about their community and engage with the political process when they have...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2015
Last comment by BillyBob, on Nov 9, 2015 at 12:52 pm | 46 comments | 5092 Views

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Downtown's parking-permit zone set to expand

With Palo Alto's parking congestion now spreading from the heart of downtown to surrounding neighborhoods, city officials...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2015
Last comment by T. Johnson, on Feb 1, 2016 at 10:12 am | 46 comments | 4931 Views

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As housing crisis worsens, city scrambles for solutions

From young professionals looking for homes near their jobs to native sons and daughters who have discovered they can no longer...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2016
Last comment by Buck Allday, on Mar 22, 2016 at 5:51 pm | 46 comments | 6510 Views

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Maybell housing development wins approval

A former orchard on Maybell Avenue that three years ago was at the center of a citizen revolt in Palo Alto will soon be the...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2016
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Jul 6, 2016 at 3:58 pm | 46 comments | 9061 Views
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