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PALO ALTO ISSUES

How the community can save our schools

With its record-breaking number of merit scholars and outstanding SAT test scores, the Palo Alto Unified School District...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2012
Last comment by tunnel vision, on Apr 7, 2012 at 2:41 pm | 28 comments | 4510 Views

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Plans for Rinconada Park renovation underway

Plans for a renovated, better-connected Rinconada Park in Palo Alto are underway, but residents won't see major changes any...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2012
Last comment by anonymous, on Jun 25, 2012 at 8:41 am | 28 comments | 2252 Views

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Palo Alto sees shrinking pool of City Council candidates

When Palo Alto made the switch from odd- to even-year City Council elections in 2010, one of the goals was to generate more...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2012
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Aug 22, 2012 at 1:16 am | 28 comments | 2660 Views

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Legal questions muddle Palo Alto's pot debate

With California's marijuana laws still immersed in a legal cloud, a group of Palo Alto's elected officials is urging voters...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2012
Last comment by Legit Patient, on Sep 26, 2012 at 9:41 am | 28 comments | 3266 Views

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Palo Alto plows ahead with more pension reforms

Palo Alto's effort to curb the exploding costs of employee benefits will hit a milestone this week, when the City Council...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2012
Last comment by John, on Oct 16, 2012 at 1:28 pm | 28 comments | 3204 Views

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City Council wants public opinion on infrastructure

When it comes to Palo Alto's aging buildings and other infrastructure, there appears to be no shortage of projects the city...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2013
Last comment by South PA Neighbor, on Mar 20, 2013 at 10:14 am | 28 comments | 1821 Views

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Rise of committees divides Palo Alto council

A surge of pressing issues and an ambitious 2013 agenda have caused a proliferation of new committees on the Palo Alto City...

Original post made on May. 3, 2013
Last comment by Doreen, on May 6, 2013 at 4:07 pm | 28 comments | 2560 Views

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'All-you-can-fly' airline flies past Palo Alto, lands in San Carlos

Surf Air, the "all-you-can-fly" airline service that was supposed to take off from the Palo Alto Airport instead made a flyover,...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2013
Last comment by Appreciative, on Dec 2, 2013 at 3:22 pm | 28 comments | 4517 Views

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With Cubberley 'shelter' closing, nonprofits plot next steps

A proposal by nonprofit groups in the Palo Alto area to target the most violent and disruptive homeless dwellers at Cubberley...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2013
Last comment by member, on Aug 28, 2013 at 4:06 pm | 28 comments | 6874 Views

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Caltrain trenching study wins green light

Declining to stand idle while change arrives along the Caltrain corridor, Palo Alto officials on Monday agreed to commission...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Nov 14, 2013 at 10:44 am | 28 comments | 25610 Views

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Commissioners push for more traffic data

Palo Alto residents' ongoing frustration over worsening traffic surfaced again Wednesday night, even as city transportation...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2013
Last comment by We've seen it in MV, on Dec 22, 2013 at 12:34 am | 28 comments | 3582 Views

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Residents raise issues with Pope-Chaucer bridge project

Despite organizational difficulties and a gym with poor acoustics, Palo Alto and Menlo Park residents clearly voiced their...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2014
Last comment by Save The Oaks, on Feb 3, 2014 at 12:56 pm | 28 comments | 8407 Views

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Palo Alto panel tackles housing issues

Affordable housing in Palo Alto is not only an urgent need but also a virtual oxymoron and a subject heated enough to spark...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2014
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on May 10, 2014 at 11:06 am | 28 comments | 4535 Views

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Buena Vista hearing opens in Palo Alto

A three-day public hearing on the fate of Palo Alto's only mobile-home park, Buena Vista, began Monday night. A room full...

Original post made on May. 13, 2014
Last comment by Greenacres, on May 14, 2014 at 7:29 pm | 28 comments | 1190 Views

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Smoking ban spreads to Palo Alto business districts

From local parks and nature preserves to business districts, shopping centers and outdoor dining tables, Palo Alto's smoking...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by MS, on Jan 29, 2015 at 2:34 pm | 28 comments | 6633 Views

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Palo Alto nixes two-story additions to historic building

Calling a developer's planned renovation of a historic downtown building "a tipping point," Palo Alto City Council members...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2014
Last comment by Palo Alto Naive, on Jun 26, 2014 at 5:26 pm | 28 comments | 5028 Views

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Palo Alto speeds ahead with new electric-vehicle requirements

Faster than a speeding Tesla, Palo Alto has dramatically expanded its requirements for electric-vehicle chargers, which thanks...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2014
Last comment by DrewBarrymore, on Sep 2, 2014 at 4:10 am | 28 comments | 11247 Views

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Palo Alto opts not to sue Caltrain

Palo Alto has a few qualms about Caltrain's plan to electrify the rail corridor, but after a closed-door meeting early Tuesday...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Jan 30, 2015 at 3:19 am | 28 comments | 4444 Views

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What's with the library hours being so limited?

What's with this schedule? How are we supposed to remember it with so many different hours? And why do our libraries close...

Original post made by Palo Altan on Feb. 2, 2015
Last comment by Oldster, on Feb 11, 2015 at 3:10 am | 28 comments | 833 Views

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Shady Lane moves to Menlo Park

After 40 years on University Avenue in Palo Alto, the eclectic Shady Lane gift shop and boutique is moving to a new home...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2015
Last comment by Barbara, on Mar 5, 2015 at 10:20 am | 28 comments | 4208 Views
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