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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto faces $5.8 million deficit in 2009

Palo Alto is facing a budget deficit of $5.8 million dollars this year and will soon have to start cutting programs, a new...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2009
Last comment by Maria, on Feb 6, 2009 at 1:52 pm | 37 comments | 2080 Views

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Residents alarmed by burglar-system fine

A $250 fine for not renewing their burglar-alarm permits on time has some Palo Alto residents feeling like criminals. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2009
Last comment by citizen, on Apr 22, 2009 at 1:25 pm | 37 comments | 3102 Views

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Palo Alto plans police cuts, new golf fees

Fewer police officers. New golf fees. Unfilled positions. These are some of the solutions Palo Alto City Council members...

Original post made on May. 22, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on May 28, 2009 at 5:07 pm | 37 comments | 2054 Views

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Alma: the last straw on high-speed rail?

If the issues weren't so serious, last week's meeting of the California High Speed Rail Authority board of directors in San...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2010
Last comment by Life's meaning, on Aug 22, 2010 at 12:11 pm | 37 comments | 3028 Views

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Police nab purse-snatch suspects in 6 minutes

A woman walking in downtown Palo Alto Monday evening was accosted by a man who jumped from a car, threatened her with a small...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2010
Last comment by Get Smart Ladies, on Sep 23, 2010 at 4:46 pm | 37 comments | 2232 Views

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Flexible libraries or rigid book warehouses?

Suggestions that Palo Alto library refurbishing and rebuilding should include flexible designs to accommodate greater use...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2010
Last comment by svatoid, on Nov 25, 2010 at 4:19 pm | 37 comments | 2692 Views

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Google fiber: Palo Alto loses out to Kansas City

A Midwest city has beaten out all Silicon Valley contenders, including Palo Alto, to become Google's first fiber-optics-wired...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2011
Last comment by litebug, on Apr 4, 2011 at 6:23 pm | 37 comments | 3218 Views

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Battle over the Baylands

The brown and dusty expanse of barren land next to Palo Alto's water-treatment plant looks like an unlikely setting for the...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2011
Last comment by David, on Oct 2, 2014 at 4:31 pm | 37 comments | 3339 Views

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Downtown plan could give TheatreWorks a home

In its roughly four decades on the Peninsula, TheatreWorks has piled up raving reviews and theater awards, but one prize...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2012
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Oct 25, 2012 at 9:08 pm | 37 comments | 2519 Views

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Mitchell Park Library project delayed by a year

The construction of Mitchell Park Library and Community Center has fallen behind by more than a year, prompting Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2012
Last comment by Confused, on Jun 8, 2012 at 12:25 pm | 37 comments | 5052 Views

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Palo Alto looks to Hill to soothe high-speed-rail concerns

California's high-speed rail project may have left the station last year, when the state Legislature approved funding for...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2013
Last comment by Martin, on Feb 26, 2013 at 5:35 pm | 37 comments | 4893 Views

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Palo Alto mulls further changes to California Avenue

Palo Alto's latest plans to renovate California Avenue, including a proposal to add pedestrian streetlights to the commercial...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2013
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Mar 5, 2013 at 6:09 pm | 37 comments | 3316 Views

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Palo Alto looks at trenches for Caltrain

Commuting by train may be on the rise in job-rich Palo Alto, but when the City Council meets on Monday to discuss the local...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Nov 6, 2013 at 11:33 pm | 37 comments | 20276 Views

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Palo Alto streets could be swept less often

The city's Finance Committee tonight will discuss a plan to modify Palo Alto's street-sweeping program in order to cut costs. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by resident 1, on Dec 4, 2013 at 4:13 pm | 37 comments | 3879 Views

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Tesla wins approval for new signs

Three days after Palo Alto officials approved a large, illuminated sign for the Grocery Outlet store at Alma Village, the...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2013
Last comment by Pants on fire..., on Dec 24, 2013 at 4:06 pm | 37 comments | 5849 Views

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School supporters dismayed by Council vote

The prospect of local schools losing $1.8 million in annual payments from the City of Palo Alto as part of its lease of the...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2014
Last comment by high cost of supporting illegals, on Feb 28, 2014 at 9:35 am | 37 comments | 3233 Views

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Palo Alto looks far beyond City Hall for vision guidance

Few Palo Alto residents have the time and appetite to come to City Hall for discussions of the future, unless that future...

Original post made on May. 6, 2014
Last comment by For Jerry, on May 7, 2014 at 11:36 am | 37 comments | 3242 Views

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Two familiar faces enter Palo Alto council race

The crowded race for the Palo Alto City Council further expanded Wednesday, when two familiar candidates -- Mark Weiss and...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 25, 2014 at 1:21 pm | 37 comments | 5871 Views

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Cory Wolbach jumps into Palo Alto's council race

Seeking to bring a fresh voice to Palo Alto's simmering debate over growth and development, Sen. Jerry Hill's staff member...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 25, 2014 at 11:25 am | 37 comments | 4899 Views

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Neighborhood group raises fresh concerns about Hamilton Avenue development

Months after losing an appeal, Palo Alto neighborhood leaders are voicing new concerns about an approved development at 240...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2014
Last comment by curmudgeon, on Sep 5, 2014 at 4:17 pm | 37 comments | 4121 Views
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