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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Last chance for Hohbach project

Developer Harold Hohbach's stubbornness in improving the design of his proposed mixed rental housing and research and development...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2012
Last comment by horrified, on Aug 22, 2012 at 11:28 pm | 31 comments | 3060 Views

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Palo Alto considers Citizens United

Corporations are not people. Money is not speech. These maxims have become a rallying cry for opponents of the recent decision...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2012
Last comment by anonymous donations to the c4 superpacs, on Oct 24, 2012 at 10:05 am | 31 comments | 3995 Views

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Palo Alto banking on a leaner Fire Department

Palo Alto's effort to transform its Fire Department into a leaner and more flexible organization with a greater emphasis...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2012
Last comment by Alphonso, on Oct 23, 2012 at 2:41 pm | 31 comments | 3268 Views

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Council gives wide berth for possible plant

Fifty-one acres of now-defunct Palo Alto landfill will not become parkland in the coming year, the Palo Alto City Council...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2013
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Jan 26, 2013 at 7:05 pm | 31 comments | 7614 Views

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City looks to reboot PaloAltoGreen

In a city abuzz with green-energy programs, PaloAltoGreen stands out as a paragon of success, having received a raft of awards...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2013
Last comment by Gary, on Feb 22, 2013 at 10:39 am | 31 comments | 2910 Views

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After two decades, Empire taps out

Empire Grill and Tap Room, a chic and polished fixture of downtown Palo Alto for more than 20 years, is preparing to close...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2013
Last comment by bru, on Apr 23, 2013 at 9:21 pm | 31 comments | 4186 Views

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jets overhead -- 7:50am

Anyone know what's up with all the jets flying overhead this morning? VERY noisy!...

Original post made by neighbor on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by Midtowner, on Jan 3, 2014 at 10:11 am | 31 comments | 3885 Views

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Residents irked by change in Palo Alto's 'housing vision'

As Palo Alto nears the finish line in adopting a long overdue housing vision, residents in one neighborhood are rising up...

Original post made on May. 16, 2013
Last comment by A Very Concerned Mom, on Jun 11, 2013 at 9:18 am | 31 comments | 16090 Views

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Palo Alto hits the brakes on new housing vision

Palo Alto's official housing vision, already years overdue, will undergo further revisions after residents around Maybell...

Original post made on May. 21, 2013
Last comment by Massive scam, on May 22, 2013 at 11:59 pm | 31 comments | 11972 Views

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Businesses blast proposed parking restrictions downtown

As downtown residents continue to clamor for the city to do something about the recent disappearance of parking spaces on...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2013
Last comment by voter, on Aug 12, 2013 at 12:35 pm | 31 comments | 6139 Views

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City finds flaws in plan to compensate Buena Vista residents

An effort by the owner of Palo Alto's sole mobile-home park suffered another setback this week in his quest to convert the...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2013
Last comment by jane, on Aug 12, 2013 at 7:52 am | 31 comments | 3410 Views

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Betty Wright Aquatic Center pool shuts down

The Betty Wright Aquatic Center pool in south Palo Alto has closed due to irreparable problems with the facility, Abilities...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2013
Last comment by Shocked, on Oct 15, 2013 at 3:26 pm | 31 comments | 22319 Views

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Renewable-energy plant debuts in north San Jose

A facility that can turn people's food scraps and yard trimmings into energy and compost opened in north San Jose Nov. 22,...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2013
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Dec 2, 2013 at 2:27 am | 31 comments | 8901 Views

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Stanford backs away from divisive Dish parking plan

After pressure from the city and an outpouring of opposition from hikers who frequent the Dish, Stanford University is backing...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2014
Last comment by Louise, on Feb 25, 2014 at 12:20 am | 31 comments | 14492 Views

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Contract for California Avenue revamp set for approval

When Palo Alto officials unanimously approved in 2011 a proposal to reduce lanes and add an assortment of street improvements...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2014
Last comment by Ethan , on Mar 31, 2014 at 11:06 am | 31 comments | 6197 Views

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Palo Alto looks to upgrade utility tax

Nearly three decades after Palo Alto established a tax on utilities and phone usage, city officials are preparing to "modernize"...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Sep 24, 2014 at 12:26 pm | 31 comments | 5691 Views

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Palo Alto scraps neighborhood trash experiment

A pilot program to reduce residents' trash and make the sorting of waste simpler in one south Palo Alto neighborhood has...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2014
Last comment by Hywel from Wales, on Jun 13, 2014 at 12:08 am | 31 comments | 8773 Views

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Editorial: Shrinking the council

With most City Council members expressing mixed feelings, a bare 5-4 majority decided Monday night that Palo Alto voters...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2014
Last comment by Politico, on Jun 23, 2014 at 11:09 pm | 31 comments | 5235 Views

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Services for homeless, low-income residents face crisis

InnVision Shelter Network, the largest provider of services for homeless and needy persons in Palo Alto, is scrambling to...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by abc, on Jul 22, 2014 at 1:32 am | 31 comments | 9566 Views

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Palo Alto mulls chain restrictions on California Avenue

As the commercial stretch of California Avenue continues its transformation into a fancier business district with fewer driving...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2014
Last comment by PAmoderate, on Aug 12, 2014 at 4:27 pm | 31 comments | 24703 Views
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