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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Measure A tax plan needs more work

The debate over whether Palo Alto should have a business license tax has popped up periodically for at least four decades,...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2009
Last comment by PA resident, on Nov 2, 2009 at 9:30 am | 26 comments | 3679 Views

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Parent of SJ Mercury, Daily News to file for bankruptcy protection

The publisher of the Palo Alto Daily News, San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times, Tri-Valley Herald and 50 other daily...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2010
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Jan 21, 2010 at 12:41 am | 26 comments | 2345 Views

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Council members get close to Palo Alto baylands

City Couoncilman Greg Schmid prepares to dig in for a paddle stroke during a recent tour of the baylands. Two council members...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2010
Last comment by Anon., on Aug 18, 2010 at 3:46 pm | 26 comments | 1729 Views

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Menlo Park joins high-speed-rail lawsuit

Like an endless loop, the Menlo Park City Council voted 4-0 Tuesday (Sept. 21) to join neighboring cities in a lawsuit against...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2010
Last comment by parent, on Sep 25, 2010 at 11:55 pm | 26 comments | 2244 Views

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Palo Altans love their town, dislike developments

Palo Alto residents generally love their city, but their enthusiasm plummets when it comes to new developments, a new survey...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2011
Last comment by Resident 1, on Jan 25, 2011 at 12:06 pm | 26 comments | 2635 Views

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Couple arrested for DUI at Palo Alto golf course

A man and woman who allegedly had a drinking rendezvous at the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course netted double DUI arrests...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2011
Last comment by Steve C, on Feb 7, 2011 at 7:49 am | 26 comments | 1554 Views

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The cellular enigma: We love the phones but hate the towers

Even in high-tech Palo Alto, where about half of the residents possess advanced degrees and iPad penetration is likely beyond...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2011
Last comment by Kickit-It-Up, on Apr 3, 2011 at 6:27 pm | 26 comments | 2414 Views

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City may raise fees for car chargers, solar panels

For Palo Alto residents, installing a solar panel or an electric-car charger is about to get a little more expensive. The...

Original post made on May. 25, 2011
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on May 29, 2011 at 10:01 am | 26 comments | 1856 Views

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Palo Alto struggles to reach decision on arbitration

Palo Alto's debate over whether to strike the binding-arbitration requirement for police and firefighters from the City Charter...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2011
Last comment by Liz, on Jun 13, 2011 at 9:45 pm | 26 comments | 1673 Views

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Checking the facts on Measure E

What supporters and opponents of Measure E are saying. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=22946...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2011
Last comment by Tom Jordan, on Oct 27, 2011 at 7:47 pm | 26 comments | 2792 Views

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Palo Alto approves AT&T's antenna plan

AT&T's proposal to install antennas on 19 utility poles throughout Palo Alto has received the green light from the city's...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2011
Last comment by JC, on Dec 30, 2011 at 6:49 am | 26 comments | 3037 Views

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Group seeks to change Palo Alto smoking ordinance

On the heels of a toughened smoking ordinance adopted in Mountain View Tuesday, Breathe California, a San Jose tobacco-prevention...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2012
Last comment by Angelo_Frank, on Jan 29, 2012 at 6:44 pm | 26 comments | 2093 Views

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Residents call for changes at Palo Alto rail crossings

Palo Alto's vision for the Caltrain corridor should include better east-west connections and enhancements to busy intersections,...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2012
Last comment by better solution, on Apr 4, 2012 at 12:11 pm | 26 comments | 1746 Views

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Palo Alto to tackle infrastructure problem tonight

Palo Alto officials will consider ways to pay for infrastructure repairs and get their first look at the proposed city budget...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2012
Last comment by Budget waste, on May 1, 2012 at 10:08 am | 26 comments | 1210 Views

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Police building tops city's priority list for 2014 bond measure

While the nation is fixated on the heated presidential race and the slew of state and local measures that will populate the...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2012
Last comment by Timothy Gray, on Sep 18, 2012 at 9:42 am | 26 comments | 2756 Views

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Stanford Blood Center lawsuit on hold

A jury trial pitting a longtime blood donor against Stanford Blood Center that was scheduled to begin today has been postponed,...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2012
Last comment by Nevemore, on Oct 16, 2014 at 8:44 pm | 26 comments | 2503 Views

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Do City Council members talk too much?

Worried that lengthy meetings are "undermining public confidence" in the political process, Palo Alto's mayor and two City...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2013
Last comment by Mark, on Jan 24, 2013 at 11:53 pm | 26 comments | 2172 Views

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Planned dog park in north Palo Alto hits a snag

Palo Alto's plan to give residents in the north part of the city their first dog park is now in limbo after officials learned...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2013
Last comment by sanmateo@doodycalls.com, on Apr 18, 2013 at 10:42 am | 26 comments | 3177 Views

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Hope dims for Palo Alto's proposed police building

Palo Alto's long and tortuous path toward a new police headquarters took another frustrating twist Tuesday afternoon when...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2013
Last comment by John, on Apr 18, 2013 at 8:58 pm | 26 comments | 1424 Views

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Uncertainty over Hostess House clouds El Camino Park design

When Palo Alto broke ground in October 2011 on construction of an underground reservoir at El Camino Park, the goal was to...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 27, 2013 at 10:37 am | 26 comments | 1706 Views
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