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PALO ALTO ISSUES

County grand jury issues scathing report on fire departments

This latest third party entity (county grand jury) report highlights a lot of inefficiencies that we in Palo Alto likewise...

Original post made by Markus on Jun. 17, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 22, 2011 at 5:00 pm | 38 comments | 2698 Views

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Palo Alto to shop around for electricity projects

Palo Alto's utility officials have a pleasant conundrum on their hands these days -- a $50 million fund that the city can...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Aug 26, 2011 at 5:53 pm | 38 comments | 2043 Views

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Editorial: Amazon's misguided fight against sales tax

We hope the public will wholeheartedly back local businesses, including longtime Palo Alto merchants Jeff Selzer of Palo...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Aug 31, 2011 at 5:04 am | 38 comments | 1854 Views

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High-speed rail hit with legal setback

A coalition that includes Menlo Park, Atherton and Palo Alto scored a legal victory over the California High-Speed Rail Authority...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2011
Last comment by Midtown Man, on Nov 15, 2011 at 8:25 am | 38 comments | 2730 Views

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High-speed rail hearing draws hundreds to Palo Alto

Critics and supporters of California's proposed high-speed rail system faced off Tuesday in Palo Alto over a $98.5 billion...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Nov 24, 2011 at 2:26 pm | 38 comments | 1883 Views

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Palo Alto moves ahead with electric-vehicle policy

Seeking to bolster the city's reputation as a clean-tech leader and prepare for a surge of electric vehicles on city streets,...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2011
Last comment by Waste energy, on Dec 27, 2011 at 10:28 am | 38 comments | 3480 Views

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Palo Alto program aims to make energy savings a 'social' affair

Palo Alto residents who keep their energy use low now have something besides lower bills to show for their efforts -- bragging...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2012
Last comment by Repeal-The-UUT, on Apr 9, 2012 at 11:16 am | 38 comments | 2041 Views

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City adopts plan to revamp waste operations

As Palo Alto prepares to dramatically overhaul how it handles its waste, city officials and residents remain at odds over...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2012
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Jul 12, 2012 at 2:20 pm | 38 comments | 2935 Views

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Coliform bacteria taints Palo Alto water

When Palo Alto's utility officials were testing customers' water quality in May they uncovered something strange -- an unusually...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2012
Last comment by anonymous, on Jul 18, 2012 at 8:55 pm | 38 comments | 3265 Views

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Four-story building eyed for downtown Palo Alto

Just months after Palo Alto approved construction of a new four-story building in a prime downtown location, another major...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2012
Last comment by Mark Weiss , on Dec 12, 2012 at 1:45 am | 38 comments | 3060 Views

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PA real estate agents - selling out PA to the highest bidder

Just want to throw out a question to the community: do you think the ever-growing phenomenon of Palo Alto homes being bought...

Original post made by Chris Zaharias on Jan. 7, 2013
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, on Jan 16, 2013 at 4:16 pm | 38 comments | 1765 Views

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Palo Alto goes 'carbon neutral' with electricity

Palo Alto's green community buzzed with excitement Monday night as the city joined an elite club of municipalities that draw...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2013
Last comment by Matt, on Apr 4, 2013 at 11:46 am | 38 comments | 6043 Views

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Palo Alto ponders ways to spend Stanford funds

Two years after Palo Alto approved a dramatic expansion of Stanford University Medical Center, city officials find themselves...

Original post made on May. 7, 2013
Last comment by MIke, on May 10, 2013 at 6:23 pm | 38 comments | 2988 Views

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Editorial: From fast to slow on 27 University?

Just last fall, John Arrillaga's vision for building huge office towers and a theater where the MacArthur Park restaurant...

Original post made on May. 31, 2013
Last comment by bag ABAG, on Jun 3, 2013 at 8:39 pm | 38 comments | 1427 Views

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City floats parking-permit plans to residents

About 40 people showed up to a meeting Tuesday night hosted by the City of Palo Alto that was held to draw feedback on a...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 21, 2013 at 5:49 pm | 38 comments | 3399 Views

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Ban on feeding wildlife advances in Palo Alto

Feeding the ducks in the Palo Alto Baylands was once a popular local pastime, as common as hiking in the foothills or hacking...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2013
Last comment by Not rocket science, on Aug 31, 2013 at 2:16 pm | 38 comments | 2674 Views

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High-speed-rail 'safeguard' bill signed into law

Legislation spearheaded by state Sen. Jerry Hill that makes it next to impossible for the California High-Speed Rail Authority...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2013
Last comment by Ruth, on Sep 13, 2013 at 8:13 pm | 38 comments | 16810 Views

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Why Not Help Save The Last Orchard in Palo Alto?

“A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can let alone.” Henry David Thoreau “There were...

Original post made by Margo Davis on Sep. 25, 2013
Last comment by Margaret Fruth, on Nov 2, 2013 at 10:44 am | 38 comments | 2120 Views

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Editorial: After 25 years, time to phase out Cubberley lease

The financial condition of the Palo Alto Unified School District, like most public agencies, is not very transparent to the...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2013
Last comment by senot blogger, on Sep 30, 2013 at 1:46 pm | 38 comments | 3626 Views

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Measure D opponents hang tough in cash battle

With Election Day just around the corner, the nonprofit looking to build a bitterly contested housing development on Maybell...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2013
Last comment by Vote AGAINST D, on Oct 28, 2013 at 2:46 pm | 38 comments | 3805 Views
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