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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto police attack plan to end arbitration

Palo Alto's police officers have joined the firefighters union in opposing the city's effort to erase the binding-arbitration...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 10, 2010 at 6:22 am | 40 comments | 3919 Views

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Forty-one Palo Alto teachers get tenure

Forty-one teachers representing most of Palo Alto's public school campuses will gather tonight for a yearly event known as...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2011
Last comment by Joe, on May 23, 2011 at 3:42 pm | 40 comments | 5128 Views

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Obama lunch offers inside look at campaign finance

Spots were still available late Sunday for a Tuesday lunch with President Obama in exchange for a $5,000 donation to the...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2011
Last comment by Nayeli, on Oct 25, 2011 at 11:31 am | 40 comments | 2970 Views

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Palo Alto braces for battle against housing mandates

If one believes regional projections, Palo Alto will have to build 12,500 new homes by 2035 to accommodate job growth and...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2012
Last comment by educate don't over populate, on Jan 31, 2012 at 1:53 pm | 40 comments | 3275 Views

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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 | 3720 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 | 10927 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 | 2874 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 | 10728 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 | 5673 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 | 3192 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 | 270313 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 | 2507 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 | 3417 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 | 29950 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 | 6614 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 | 11350 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 | 9355 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 | 9826 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 | 7306 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 | 17303 Views
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