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PALO ALTO ISSUES

How To Stop Garbage Rate Increase - Act Now

WHAT?: Palo Alto says it is going to implement a garbage collection hike of $5.00 per customer per month ... that means your...

Original post made by Anon. on Aug. 6, 2010
Last comment by Richard, on Aug 11, 2010 at 9:24 pm | 22 comments | 2494 Views

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Palo Alto seeks to reclaim bike-friendly reputation

Palo Alto, once a pioneer in bicycle programs and bike-friendly infrastructure, has fallen slightly behind cities such as...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2010
Last comment by Eric Nordman, on Oct 23, 2010 at 7:52 pm | 22 comments | 2438 Views

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New family to run JJ&F grocery in Palo Alto

A new family has taken over operations of JJ&F Food Store in Palo Alto, but just who owns the business is up in the air,...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2011
Last comment by They betrayed us, on Mar 18, 2011 at 1:12 pm | 22 comments | 2209 Views

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Palo Alto police prepare for Obama visit

Palo Alto police will beef up staff and work with neighboring law-enforcement agencies when President Barack Obama comes...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2011
Last comment by Sue Dremann, on Apr 21, 2011 at 11:25 am | 22 comments | 2534 Views

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Palo Alto eyes changes to binding-arbitration law

After balking last year, Palo Alto officials renewed their push Tuesday night to kill or modify a local law that empowers...

Original post made on May. 11, 2011
Last comment by John, on May 14, 2011 at 12:25 pm | 22 comments | 1956 Views

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The Varsity Revival Project

I am a member of The Varsity Revival Project; a group of people who are concerned about the fate of downtown Palo Alto's...

Original post made by Tasha on Oct. 3, 2011
Last comment by Me Too, on Oct 6, 2011 at 9:02 am | 22 comments | 1678 Views

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Palo Alto approves new firefighter contract

Palo Alto's tortuous struggle with its firefighters union over a new labor deal came to an official conclusion Monday night...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2011
Last comment by JC Meoff, on Oct 26, 2011 at 9:55 am | 22 comments | 9062 Views

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Brown's budget ultimatum could affect Palo Alto

Palo Alto schools "have lots of skin in the game" regarding Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to cut $4.8 billion from public education...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2012
Last comment by Haywood, on Jan 10, 2012 at 9:48 am | 22 comments | 2619 Views

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Yeh lays out vision for Palo Alto's 'renewal'

Proclaiming 2012 the year of "renewal," Mayor Yiaway Yeh used his "State of the City" address Monday to lay out a vision...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2012
Last comment by Nice but..., on Mar 2, 2012 at 1:01 pm | 22 comments | 3298 Views

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Animal shelter to move into downtown Palo Alto post office

Editor's note: This story was part of Palo Alto Online's April Fools' Day Express. In their latest effort to raise revenues...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2012
Last comment by Heather A., on Feb 22, 2013 at 5:05 pm | 22 comments | 1475 Views

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Editorial: Heading off looming pension crisis

Driven by increasingly higher pension and benefit costs, employee compensation now makes up 63 percent of Palo Alto's General...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2012
Last comment by Wayne Martin, on Jul 24, 2012 at 7:21 am | 22 comments | 1731 Views

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Largest Palo Alto union gets new contract

City workers represented by Palo Alto's largest labor union will contribute more towards their pension and health care costs...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2012
Last comment by Wayne Martin, on Jul 26, 2012 at 3:13 pm | 22 comments | 1748 Views

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Stanford, PAMF unit fined in administrative errors

Stanford University Hospital and Menlo Park Surgical Hospital, a unit of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, were among 14...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2012
Last comment by Jan H., on Oct 6, 2012 at 9:34 pm | 22 comments | 1729 Views

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Power outage in south Palo Alto

Briefly yesterday, but for about 30 mins so far this morning. Anyone else? Hope to have a working oven again soon. ...

Original post made by Got juice? on Nov. 22, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Nov 23, 2012 at 12:53 pm | 22 comments | 2113 Views

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Editorial: A needed step back

A growing public concern about the magnitude of a proposal made by developer and Stanford benefactor John Arrillaga and the...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2012
Last comment by Perla Ni, on Dec 18, 2012 at 12:01 am | 22 comments | 2197 Views

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Divided council beefs up parking requirements

With downtown residents up in arms about a dearth of parking in their neighborhoods, Palo Alto officials agreed on Monday...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2012
Last comment by Boo hoo, on Dec 13, 2012 at 8:55 pm | 22 comments | 2678 Views

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City to test collection of food scraps from homes

Starting in April, some Palo Alto residents will be putting their food scraps out on the curb for pickup by the city's waste-management...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2013
Last comment by Angry mom, on Jan 30, 2013 at 1:43 pm | 22 comments | 2977 Views

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Palo Alto seeks regional cash for slew of projects

Palo Alto's elected officials have a hearty appetite for grant-funded transportation projects, particularly ones that involve...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Feb 22, 2013 at 5:20 pm | 22 comments | 4022 Views

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Commission approves new Palo Alto field-use plan

The Parks and Recreation Commission last night unanimously approved a plan to overhaul its athletic field-use policy, including...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 28, 2013 at 5:20 pm | 22 comments | 2809 Views

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Former Cardinal, NBA veteran comes out as gay

Jason Collins, an NBA center and a Stanford Cardinal from 1998 to 2001, came out as gay today in a Sports Illustrated article,...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2013
Last comment by Sally, on Apr 30, 2013 at 1:17 pm | 22 comments | 1454 Views
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