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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto water rates could jump 12.5 percent

Water rates in Palo Alto would rise by an average 12.5 percent in July under a Utilities Department proposal that a City...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2011
Last comment by Richard, on Mar 3, 2011 at 11:13 am | 27 comments | 2498 Views

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Rebate for taking out lawn

Has anyone had a water audit and taken out their lawn and received a rebate? How helpful was the audit and how was the process?...

Original post made by watersaver on Jun. 4, 2011
Last comment by Anon., on Jun 10, 2011 at 9:58 pm | 27 comments | 2793 Views

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Taxi companies say: 'No fare'

Concerned that a new taxi service wants to horn in on their business, drivers from two cab companies that service Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2011
Last comment by Willy Osa, on Apr 7, 2014 at 1:24 pm | 27 comments | 2983 Views

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Palo Alto considers new features for golf course

The Palo Alto Golf Course will have to offer more than just golf if it is to be profitable in the long run, a consultant...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2011
Last comment by unknown, on Nov 7, 2011 at 5:03 pm | 27 comments | 1969 Views

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Architects hired to brainstorm about Cubberley

City and school leaders have engaged architects to do informal, preliminary work on ideas for the Cubberley Community Center,...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2012
Last comment by Gary Gechlik, on Feb 11, 2012 at 7:22 pm | 27 comments | 1910 Views

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FBI file: Steve Jobs a 'driven, reality distorter'

A newly released FBI file on Steve Jobs paints a portrait of a driven, complex individual with a "tendency to distort reality"...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2012
Last comment by paloaltotreewatch, on Feb 14, 2012 at 10:59 am | 27 comments | 2577 Views

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Despite tax growth, Palo Alto braces for deficits

After a two-year slump, Palo Alto is finally seeing some sunny news on the revenue front, though officials predict that the...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2012
Last comment by benefits and cost, on Mar 1, 2012 at 6:08 pm | 27 comments | 1759 Views

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Santa Clara County delays decision on Palo Alto bike bridge

Santa Clara County supervisors hit the brakes Tuesday morning on a proposal by Supervisor Liz Kniss to spend $5 million on...

Original post made on May. 22, 2012
Last comment by That's funny, on May 24, 2012 at 1:58 pm | 27 comments | 2191 Views

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Lytton Gardens reprimanded over care of patients

The California Department of Health and Human Services is requiring Lytton Gardens Skilled Nursing Facility in downtown Palo...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2012
Last comment by Lyn, on Nov 28, 2012 at 1:08 pm | 27 comments | 7419 Views

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Editorial: Bridging the flood control debate

It has taken more than a decade, but finally work is set to begin that ultimately will protect Palo Alto, Menlo Park and...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jan 16, 2013 at 12:14 pm | 27 comments | 2461 Views

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Palo Alto to weigh smaller City Council

When the Palo Alto City Council meets for its regular meeting on Monday night, it will find itself grappling with a question...

Original post made on May. 30, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue, on Jun 11, 2013 at 2:51 pm | 27 comments | 1901 Views

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City looks to redesign 'critical' downtown site

When billionaire developer John Arrillaga proposed last year to build a complex of high-rises and a theater near Palo Alto's...

Original post made on May. 30, 2013
Last comment by Overbuilding all over, on Jun 5, 2013 at 8:58 pm | 27 comments | 16243 Views

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Editorial: Missteps on council 'reforms'

Considering recent controversies suggesting a lack of sensitivity of current City Council members to the need for transparency...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2013
Last comment by resident, on May 28, 2014 at 3:41 pm | 27 comments | 3072 Views

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What will Palo Alto look like when Baby Boomers turn 80?

Palo Alto may be a mecca for young tech entrepreneurs, but it also has a disproportionately high number of residents 65 and...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2013
Last comment by Toby, on Aug 8, 2013 at 11:54 pm | 27 comments | 2127 Views

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At shuttered swim center, community seeks answers, action

Clients of the Betty Wright Aquatic Center pool in south Palo Alto expressed their sense of loss -- and anxiety -- Thursday...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2013
Last comment by Katharine Untch, on Apr 15, 2014 at 4:21 pm | 27 comments | 31653 Views

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North Korea acknowledges arresting Merrill Newman

North Korea said Saturday that it had arrested 85-year-old Palo Alto resident Merrill Newman for "hostile acts" against the...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2013
Last comment by marie, on Dec 2, 2013 at 3:21 pm | 27 comments | 5407 Views

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County looks to revamp Palo Alto's expressways

Some of Palo Alto's most congested thoroughfares could see dramatic modifications, including added lanes, advanced traffic...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2014
Last comment by Traffic circles redux, on Apr 6, 2014 at 2:25 pm | 27 comments | 7285 Views

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Plan to widen El Camino sidewalks falters

Faced with an uprising from property owners, conflicting recommendations from its advisory boards and deep ambivalence within...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2014
Last comment by Please don't throw out the baby with the bath water, on Jun 5, 2014 at 12:51 pm | 27 comments | 4563 Views

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Happy Donuts to reopen under new management Thursday

When Palo Alto's Happy Donuts abruptly announced its closure last week, fans feared the end of an era. But now they can rejoice....

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2014
Last comment by Duquesne, on Jun 13, 2014 at 12:12 am | 27 comments | 18713 Views

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Palo Alto seeks to shield retailers from office boom

Seeking to protect neighborhood-serving retailers from the recent boom in office development, Palo Alto is considering a...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2014
Last comment by Jeff Selzer, on Nov 4, 2014 at 4:06 pm | 27 comments | 3891 Views
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