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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto may close Recycling Center

Palo Alto prides itself on recycling, but residents may soon find it more expensive and less convenient to divert their waste...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2011
Last comment by Katy, on Jul 12, 2011 at 12:53 am | 23 comments | 2032 Views

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Power surge raises questions about SmartMeters

When 80 PG&E SmartMeters caught on fire and burned out after a power surge in East Palo Alto on Aug. 25, the incident raised...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2011
Last comment by wej, on Feb 29, 2012 at 1:44 pm | 23 comments | 7988 Views

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Palo Alto to sell bonds to residents

Palo Alto residents will have a chance to buy city-issued bonds later this month as part of the city's effort to refinance...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2012
Last comment by Fred, on Feb 21, 2012 at 3:49 pm | 23 comments | 1921 Views

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Guest Opinion: Residents have their own perspective on Stanford trails

The decade-long Stanford trails saga has been playing out in county boardrooms, city councils, and the courts. Hopefully,...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2012
Last comment by Roslyn Bienenstock, on Jul 5, 2012 at 5:26 pm | 23 comments | 2608 Views

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Facelift planned for popular Eleanor Pardee Park

It's been the site of controversy due to limb-dropping eucalyptus trees and a public restroom that some residents feared...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2012
Last comment by Michelle, on Aug 13, 2012 at 1:23 pm | 23 comments | 1991 Views

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Palo Alto rises to the 'Cool Cities Challenge'

Palo Alto's next green program won't rely on tough energy standards or strict building codes but on hundreds of volunteer...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2012
Last comment by anecdote Annie, on Oct 25, 2012 at 12:41 pm | 23 comments | 1737 Views

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Palo Alto to pay $333,481 in software settlement

Palo Alto officials on Monday authorized a settlement with software company SAP Public Services, which claimed earlier this...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2012
Last comment by lazlo, on May 1, 2013 at 7:32 pm | 23 comments | 1738 Views

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Why no applicants for Palo Alto commission?

Why didn't anybody apply for a recent vacancy on Palo Alto's Library Advisory Commission? The dearth of applicants for the...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2013
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Jan 30, 2013 at 10:46 pm | 23 comments | 4100 Views

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AT&T's sweeping antenna plan wins final OK

A contentious plan by AT&T to mount dozens of antennas on utility poles throughout Palo Alto cruised to the finish line Monday...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2013
Last comment by whatajoke, on Feb 12, 2013 at 10:32 am | 23 comments | 4667 Views

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City, 'Color of Palo Alto' artist may be close to a deal

The city and Sam Yates, the creator of "The Color of Palo Alto" art project, may be close to reaching an agreement on the...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2013
Last comment by Gloria Humble, on Jul 1, 2013 at 2:47 pm | 23 comments | 1481 Views

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Caltrain plans signal-safety upgrades at Palo Alto

Two of Palo Alto's most important Caltrain crossings could receive safety improvements to train-approach warning systems...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2013
Last comment by Omar Chatty, on May 31, 2013 at 10:48 am | 23 comments | 2873 Views

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Palo Alto to amp up recruitment for commissions

Serving on a citizen commission in Palo Alto may look to an outsider like a thankless labor of love, full of wonky public...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2013
Last comment by neighbor, on Apr 12, 2013 at 8:20 am | 23 comments | 1010 Views

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Council to rule on divisive senior-housing plan

After two emotional public meetings, Palo Alto officials are preparing to make a major ruling tonight on a development that...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2013
Last comment by Richard C. Placone, on Jun 10, 2013 at 1:03 pm | 23 comments | 27761 Views

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In an odd move, city imposes raises on union

Palo Alto on Monday night overhauled the salaries of more than 200 city workers, though for more than 40 of them the pay...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2013
Last comment by snow, on Jul 1, 2013 at 8:07 pm | 23 comments | 5057 Views

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Tiny mouse looms large over levee project

It stands less than an inch tall, sports a cinnamon belly, munches on pickleweed and spends its nights dodging owls and raptors...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2013
Last comment by JustMe, on Aug 15, 2013 at 2:32 pm | 23 comments | 4195 Views

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Palo Alto's city auditor resigns

Palo Alto City Auditor James Pelletier will step down next month to join an international auditing organization, the city...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2013
Last comment by Norm, on Aug 19, 2013 at 3:01 pm | 23 comments | 10894 Views

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City to decide fate of Maybell loan

The Palo Alto City Council will decide Monday whether to demand a $5.82 million loan to the Palo Alto Housing Corp. be returned...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2013
Last comment by Palo Altan, on Dec 8, 2013 at 7:58 am | 23 comments | 7099 Views

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City and union deadlocked over salary hikes

Palo Alto and its largest labor union remain nearly $3 million apart on a new contract, with the biggest dispute centering...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2014
Last comment by ISeeTheFuture, on Jan 26, 2014 at 10:48 am | 23 comments | 13586 Views

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Buena Vista closure application "substantially complete"

The City has finally updated their web page about the closure of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park. The park owner has since...

Original post made by Joe on Jan. 24, 2014
Last comment by Greenacres, on Feb 18, 2014 at 10:20 pm | 23 comments | 4092 Views

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Shepherd zooms in on growth impacts in 'State of the City'

Citing a climate of rapid growth that leaves many residents feeling like change is happening "too much, too fast," Mayor...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2014
Last comment by Susie, on Feb 17, 2014 at 12:28 am | 23 comments | 7983 Views
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