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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto sees spike in retiree medical obligations

A surge of retirements, shifting demographics and rising health care costs are greatly inflating Palo Alto's obligations...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2012
Last comment by David Pepperdine, on Jul 20, 2012 at 10:39 am | 40 comments | 2556 Views

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Palo Alto approves downtown 'Gateway' building

Downtown Palo Alto will soon have a prominent new "gateway" building next to the Caltrain station, though the glassy new...

Original post made on May. 15, 2012
Last comment by Watch the City Council, on May 19, 2012 at 11:28 am | 40 comments | 9076 Views

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Kniss' plan for new bike bridge meets Stanford resistance

A proposal by Santa Clara County Supervisor Liz Kniss to use funds contributed to the county by Stanford University for a...

Original post made on May. 21, 2012
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on May 23, 2012 at 4:22 pm | 40 comments | 1953 Views

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Palo Alto looks to link Main Library, Art Center

Palo Alto will forge ahead with a plan to link the Main Library and the Palo Alto Art Center with a new driveway despite...

Original post made on May. 21, 2012
Last comment by the fix was in, on May 24, 2012 at 11:44 pm | 40 comments | 9474 Views

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City hopes for residents' help with 2014 measure

As Palo Alto officials march toward a 2014 ballot measure to fund infrastructure repairs, they are keeping a close eye on...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2012
Last comment by Timothy Gray, on Sep 24, 2012 at 9:58 am | 40 comments | 4499 Views

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Palo Alto's marijuana measure goes down in defeat

Marijuana laws may remain hazy in California but Palo Alto residents made their position clear on Election Day when they...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2012
Last comment by JuliusS, on Nov 9, 2012 at 10:45 pm | 40 comments | 2632 Views

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Just how high can rent be increased?!?

I have been a great tenant for almost 16 years. The landlord (now in property management) is not the greatest, & maintenance...

Original post made by mmmmMom on Jan. 30, 2013
Last comment by John, on May 27, 2013 at 5:43 pm | 40 comments | 264596 Views

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Mountain View parking dispute leads to fisticuffs

A man punched a woman in the face after she slapped him inside a Mountain View supermarket Monday afternoon, police said....

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2013
Last comment by Anon, on Feb 8, 2013 at 11:33 am | 40 comments | 1646 Views

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Some Palo Alto parks may get 'smoking havens'

Two weeks after the passage of the Palo Alto's landmark law to ban smoking at all local parks, the Parks and Recreation Commission...

Original post made on May. 29, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 2, 2013 at 8:14 am | 40 comments | 2430 Views

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'Stanford Dish' parking plan is better but still has problems, residents say

A plan to add trails that would connect to the famed "Stanford Dish" hill is much improved since last spring, but there are...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Dec 3, 2013 at 7:11 pm | 40 comments | 26538 Views

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City weighs penalties after illegal demolition at Edgewood Plaza

The developer looking to renovate the long-dilapidated Edgewood Plaza in Palo Alto was supposed to preserve a historic building,...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2013
Last comment by litebug, on Sep 27, 2013 at 5:22 pm | 40 comments | 5466 Views

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Jay Paul withdraws plan for office complex, police HQ

The Jay Paul Company has withdrawn its proposal to build an office complex at 395 Page Mill Road and a new police headquarters...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2013
Last comment by Big Picture, on Dec 23, 2013 at 7:01 pm | 40 comments | 10276 Views

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Business registry proposed in Palo Alto

Palo Alto is famous for its love of data and wealth of jobs. But when it comes to data about jobs, city officials often find...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2014
Last comment by pat, on Feb 26, 2014 at 3:56 pm | 40 comments | 8224 Views

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Palo Alto Little League tries for cell tower again

A community meeting held Thursday by the Palo Alto Little League and Verizon Wireless over a proposed cell antenna at the...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2014
Last comment by John, on Apr 5, 2014 at 11:16 am | 40 comments | 8280 Views

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Tom DuBois enters race for City Council

Tom DuBois, a Midtown resident who jumped into Palo Alto's land-use politics during last year's heated battle over a housing...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 10, 2014 at 8:22 am | 40 comments | 5979 Views

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Flood-control project stymied by regional water board

For more than a decade, officials from Palo Alto, East Palo Alto and Menlo Park have been drawing up plans, scouring for...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2014
Last comment by Mr.Recycle, on Jun 28, 2014 at 9:16 pm | 40 comments | 14033 Views

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Citizens panel appointed for Comprehensive Plan update

Palo Alto has selected a new citizens panel that is charged with helping the city update its land-use bible, the Comprehensive...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2014
Last comment by Ahem, on Sep 25, 2014 at 10:06 am | 40 comments | 3509 Views

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Techie cafe approved for Palo Alto's Varsity Theatre

A plan to convert the historic Varsity Theatre on University Avenue into a "working cafe" for tech professionals and an event...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2014
Last comment by Fake Retail, on Sep 11, 2014 at 12:17 pm | 40 comments | 5199 Views

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New fines target Palo Alto's water wasters

Water wasters in Palo Alto who ignore the city's admonitions to conserve could face fines of $100 per day under an enforcement...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Max Rattner, on Oct 4, 2014 at 1:51 pm | 40 comments | 6401 Views

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City Council incumbents, challengers vie in debate

Making no bones about their desire to shake up the Palo Alto City Council, self-described "residentialist" council candidates...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2014
Last comment by what, on Oct 3, 2014 at 12:55 am | 40 comments | 8975 Views
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