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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto refines plan to replace Baylands trees

As Palo Alto officials prepare to chop down more than 500 trees at the city's golf course and to plant hundreds of other...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2013
Last comment by Name the Names, on Aug 30, 2013 at 5:11 pm | 30 comments | 2388 Views

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Editorial: In baby step, PCs are put on hold

After years of hearing citizen complaints about Palo Alto's practice of allowing developers to exceed zoning limits by offering...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 9, 2014 at 9:07 am | 30 comments | 3977 Views

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City to Castilleja: 'apply for new permit'

City planners are urging Castilleja School to apply for an amended use permit as a way to resolve neighborhood traffic concerns...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2014
Last comment by another deep throat, on Mar 7, 2014 at 4:20 pm | 30 comments | 5495 Views

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Off Deadline: Palo Alto's highest-anywhere jobs/housing imbalance causing real problems

A recent series in the San Jose Business Journal cites a 3.13-to-1 jobs-to-housing ratio for Palo Alto, which it calls "the...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2014
Last comment by Palo Altan, on Apr 14, 2014 at 4:05 am | 30 comments | 2643 Views

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Zuckerberg, Chan pledge $120 million for local schools

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and wife Dr. Priscilla Chan announced Friday a $120 million donation to local high-need schools,...

Original post made on May. 30, 2014
Last comment by JustMe, on Jun 2, 2014 at 12:59 pm | 30 comments | 5330 Views

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Palo Alto to review plan for new animal shelter

A proposal to rebuild and greatly expand Palo Alto's aged animal-services center got off to a promising start Monday night...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2014
Last comment by Bunny Wunny, on Jun 30, 2014 at 5:18 pm | 30 comments | 5360 Views

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Palo Alto should open its arms to the immigrant children

Palo Alto is rich, and we need to open our arms to the poor children who are pouring over our borders. We can be part of...

Original post made by Jennifer on Jul. 10, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 14, 2014 at 6:36 am | 30 comments | 1201 Views

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Palo Alto to weigh benefits of 'planned-community' zoning

The Palo Alto City Council will get its first, long-awaited crack Monday at reforming the city's contentious planned-community...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2014
Last comment by common sense, on Oct 6, 2014 at 9:21 pm | 30 comments | 4073 Views

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Council candidates take aim at chain stores, offices

Candidates for the the Palo Alto City Council vowed on Thursday to do more to protect retail in the city's two main commercial...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2014
Last comment by Margaret Fruth, on Oct 7, 2014 at 12:17 pm | 30 comments | 5099 Views

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Palo Alto's plan to raise hotel-tax rate nets little opposition

Tax hikes are normally a thorny subject during an election season, but Palo Alto's plan to increase the city's hotel-tax...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2014
Last comment by Deep Throat, on Oct 10, 2014 at 2:46 pm | 30 comments | 3197 Views

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City seeks outreach help for Our Palo Alto initiative

With the Our Palo Alto initiative stretching into its second year, city officials are preparing to hire an outreach consultant...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Oct 27, 2014 at 9:00 am | 30 comments | 3676 Views

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Palo Alto officials defend $4.6M upgrade of City Hall

Five months after Palo Alto officials approved a $4.6 million renovation of City Hall, council members made a public case...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2014
Last comment by Neighbor, on Nov 27, 2014 at 2:41 am | 30 comments | 4800 Views

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Managers set to get raises in Palo Alto

With the city's financial recovery in full swing, Palo Alto is set to approve on Monday raises for more than 200 managers,...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2014
Last comment by Online Name, on Dec 7, 2014 at 5:39 pm | 30 comments | 4118 Views

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Discovering a 'newfound sense of purpose'

Several years ago Norman Williams found himself released from a federal penitentiary with nowhere to turn. He lacked the...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Phil, on Dec 22, 2014 at 8:50 pm | 30 comments | 5533 Views

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Hazards bill targets synthetic turf, including Palo Alto's

The "crumb-rubber" synthetic turf targeted in a health bill by state Sen. Jerry Hill is used on some City of Palo Alto and...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Mar 4, 2015 at 6:44 pm | 30 comments | 9060 Views

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Palo Alto officials protest rapid-bus plan

A proposal by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) to establish dedicated bus lanes and remove more than...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Pam, on Apr 23, 2015 at 5:57 pm | 30 comments | 9691 Views

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Palo Alto eager to move ahead with minimum wage law

An effort to raise Palo Alto's minimum wage received a big lift Monday night when the City Council enthusiastically agreed...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2015
Last comment by Not Dead Yet, on Mar 5, 2015 at 9:17 pm | 30 comments | 6656 Views

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Palo Alto takes aim at state conflict law

When the Palo Alto City Council met last month to consider creating an annual limit on new office development, one voice...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2015
Last comment by Duveneck Resident, on Jul 9, 2015 at 4:03 pm | 30 comments | 3676 Views

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Residents outside new downtown parking zone want 'in'

For people living in downtown Palo Alto, the city's recently launched parking-permit program offered a promising start to...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2015
Last comment by Everyman, on Dec 16, 2015 at 12:48 pm | 30 comments | 5318 Views

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Palo Alto prepares to test new office cap

When Palo Alto officials agreed last year to institute an annual limit on office development, the goal was to slow down the...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 5 hours ago | 30 comments | 2452 Views
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