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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto finds $4.8M hole in last year's budget

Soaring overtime costs and miscalculations in salary savings caused Palo Alto to spend $4.8 million more than it budgeted...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2009
Last comment by Kerry, on Dec 3, 2009 at 5:48 pm | 42 comments | 2955 Views

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Plan for waste-to-energy plant surges ahead

Palo Alto's composting advocates cheered in the City Hall lobby early Tuesday morning after the City Council voted for a...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2010
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Apr 9, 2010 at 4:32 pm | 42 comments | 4335 Views

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Palo Alto dumps controversial fire-staffing study

Palo Alto officials have scrapped a much anticipated study into staffing levels at the Fire Department after learning that...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2010
Last comment by Todd, on May 2, 2010 at 9:31 pm | 42 comments | 3002 Views

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Where does Palo Alto come down on solar vs trees ?

I have a question about the solar "right-of_way" so to speak that I do not know where to go with. Do homeowners have any...

Original post made by TheShadowNeedsToKnow on Mar. 3, 2011
Last comment by TheShadowNeedsToKnow, on Mar 8, 2011 at 4:00 pm | 42 comments | 2796 Views

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Developer fights planners' denial of south Palo Alto housing proposal

A developer whose proposal to build a 23-home community in south Palo Alto was rejected by the city's planning commission...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2011
Last comment by Janet, on Apr 26, 2011 at 8:08 pm | 42 comments | 3020 Views

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Professorville may soon get permit-parking program

After complaining for years about a dearth of parking in their historic downtown neighborhood, Professorville residents may...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2012
Last comment by Michael Vilain, on Jun 23, 2012 at 12:13 pm | 42 comments | 4026 Views

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City hopes to break ground on California Avenue in fall 2013

Palo Alto plans to launch construction on an ambitious plan to redesign California Avenue in fall of 2013, provided the city...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2012
Last comment by John, on Jul 15, 2012 at 10:27 pm | 42 comments | 1251 Views

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Palo Alto welcomes new urban forester Walter Passmore

Nine weeks into his new position as Palo Alto's first city urban forester, Walter Passmore eschewed a stuffy City Hall office...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2012
Last comment by Arborpower, on Jul 30, 2012 at 9:24 pm | 42 comments | 6152 Views

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Palo Alto moves ahead with 'neighborhood grants'

Seeking to strengthen the ties that bind neighbors in Palo Alto, city leaders endorsed on Monday night a proposal from Mayor...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2012
Last comment by Cindy Mason, on Oct 11, 2012 at 4:13 am | 42 comments | 3554 Views

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Editorial: A breathtaking proposal

The largest and boldest commercial development proposal in the history of Palo Alto, located at one of the worst traffic...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2012
Last comment by Traffic blocking emergency care, on Oct 6, 2012 at 3:48 pm | 42 comments | 9716 Views

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Car rolls over on Charleston Road in Palo Alto

A white Nissan sedan going west on Charleston Road in Palo Alto hit a tree and rolled over, skidding into the intersection...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2012
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Dec 6, 2012 at 1:25 pm | 42 comments | 4668 Views

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City has little leeway with unfinished homes

Eight years after construction began, a Barron Park residence remains unfinished, much to the chagrin of neighbors who find...

Original post made on May. 12, 2013
Last comment by Toxic, on Nov 15, 2015 at 6:41 pm | 42 comments | 11666 Views

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Palo Alto bans smoking at all parks

Palo Alto took its strongest stance to date against tobacco on Monday night, when the City Council swiftly passed a law that...

Original post made on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by Green&Clean, on May 16, 2013 at 11:30 pm | 42 comments | 6989 Views

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Maybell project wins approval -- for now

Palo Alto on Friday afternoon put the finishing touches on approving a highly controversial development on Maybell Avenue,...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2013
Last comment by a neighbor, on Jul 2, 2013 at 11:28 pm | 42 comments | 3893 Views

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Skyline Blvd. collision kills Woodside woman

A Woodside woman on a bicycle was struck and killed in a collision with a van Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2013
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Sep 24, 2013 at 10:52 pm | 42 comments | 3885 Views

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Editorial: Ambitions to reduce traffic

With residents expressing increasing frustration with the City Council's approvals of new commercial development projects...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2013
Last comment by Midtown resident, on Sep 24, 2013 at 11:20 pm | 42 comments | 8187 Views

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Planned home brings angst to Eichler block

With its leafy sidewalks and quiet air of suburban serenity, Richardson Court appears an unlikely battlefront in Palo Alto's...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2014
Last comment by MD from TO, on Aug 1, 2014 at 12:08 am | 42 comments | 8340 Views

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Palo Alto eyes reforms after transparency gaffes

A week after Palo Alto officials offered public apologies for their secret and ultimately ill-fated negotiations with developer...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by boscoli, on Sep 19, 2014 at 11:32 am | 42 comments | 4577 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 Downtown Worker, on Dec 31, 2014 at 6:25 pm | 42 comments | 5108 Views

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Palo Alto joins push toward divestment from fossil fuel

Spurred by concerns about climate change and a grassroots push from Palo Alto's faith community, the City Council enthusiastically...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Mar 18, 2015 at 9:48 pm | 42 comments | 5033 Views
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