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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto staff: tunnel trains or change route

High speed trains should either go underground or somewhere else -- such as the earlier rejected Altamont Pass route to the...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2009
Last comment by AR, on Mar 2, 2009 at 4:00 pm | 21 comments | 1996 Views

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City expands list of high-speed-rail concerns

A century-old bridge, a row of "storybook" houses on Mariposa Avenue and the famous El Palo Alto redwood tree could all be...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2009
Last comment by TyrL172, on Mar 22, 2009 at 3:01 pm | 21 comments | 2087 Views

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Getting to the basics of 'civic engagement'

Seeking to promote civic engagement, Palo Alto city officials are preparing to unveil a comprehensive "civic action plan"...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2009
Last comment by FYI, on Apr 7, 2009 at 6:08 pm | 21 comments | 2254 Views

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High-speed-rail official pushes back

Rod Diridon, a leading proponent of high-speed rail in California, this week urged Peninsula communities to be patient and...

Original post made on May. 8, 2009
Last comment by ellieg, on May 12, 2009 at 1:27 am | 21 comments | 2000 Views

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Council 'repudiates,' apologizes for theater probe

An official city letter containing a full-blown public apology and "repudiation" of "errors and injustices" in the Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2009
Last comment by Bud, on Jun 11, 2009 at 8:39 am | 21 comments | 1936 Views

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Big payout for disabled-parking violations

Scofflaws who park illegally in disabled-parking spots have become one of the biggest moneymakers for the City of Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2009
Last comment by Johnny, on Oct 14, 2009 at 10:40 am | 21 comments | 2030 Views

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Palo Alto faces surge of opposition to new tax

Palo Alto officials are facing a surge of opposition from business owners who claim their voices haven't been heard as the...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2009
Last comment by Anna, on Jun 24, 2009 at 5:03 am | 21 comments | 1567 Views

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Cities in no rush to meet housing mandates

California's effort to require cities to provide their "fair share" of housing gained some muscle last month when Attorney...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2009
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Jul 2, 2009 at 5:33 pm | 21 comments | 2554 Views

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Palo Alto settles lawsuit over plastic bags

Palo Alto will have to conduct a lengthy environmental analysis should it choose to expand its campaign against plastic bags,...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2009
Last comment by been here, on Aug 3, 2009 at 12:05 pm | 21 comments | 2237 Views

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Human error blamed for Children's Theatre probe

Palo Alto's botched investigation into the Palo Alto Children's Theatre was plagued more by human errors than by procedural...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2009
Last comment by Sunshine, on Aug 7, 2009 at 10:43 am | 21 comments | 2030 Views

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Three Palo Alto division managers to retire

Three of the four division managers in the city's large Community Services Department will retire this fall in a sweeping...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2009
Last comment by Lynn Krug, on Aug 24, 2009 at 6:51 pm | 21 comments | 1678 Views

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Palo Alto properties buck the down-market tide

Palo Alto properties appear to be holding their own in value, according to the Santa Clara County Assessor's 2009 Annual...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2009
Last comment by I don't get it, on Aug 23, 2009 at 5:33 pm | 21 comments | 2021 Views

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College Terrace Centre clears final obstacle

By an 8-1 vote Monday night, the Palo Alto City Council approved the College Terrace Centre, a controversial project that...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2009
Last comment by Bambi, on Dec 15, 2009 at 12:59 pm | 21 comments | 2457 Views

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Guest Opinion: The road from Copenhagen runs through Palo Alto

At the COP15 climate-change conference in Copenhagen, I watched the world's leaders try to address the problems of catastrophic...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2010
Last comment by Sharon, on Jan 20, 2010 at 11:03 pm | 21 comments | 1849 Views

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The Palo Alto scammers are hurting more than just the people that fall for their scams

My name is Ilana Sheats and I am a student at UC Santa Cruz. I have lived in Palo Alto my whole life; I am a Paly graduate....

Original post made by Ilana Sheats on Jan. 31, 2010
Last comment by Ilana Sheats, on Feb 7, 2010 at 10:42 am | 21 comments | 1789 Views

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Palo Alto to discuss Cubberley sale with Foothill

Palo Alto's stalled proposal to sell 8 acres of Cubberley Community Center to Foothill College officially reemerged Monday...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2010
Last comment by JW, on Mar 25, 2010 at 7:23 pm | 21 comments | 1961 Views

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Activist group targets Searsville Dam

Saying the time is now to get Stanford University to commit to removing Searsville Dam, a group of local activists galvanized...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2010
Last comment by Conway Cruickshank, on Dec 14, 2010 at 4:08 pm | 21 comments | 2881 Views

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Palo Alto prepares for 'budget of loss'

Palo Alto's proposed budget for the next fiscal year contains a sliver of good news and a heap of bad. Read the full story...

Original post made on May. 3, 2010
Last comment by Not resident, on May 13, 2010 at 6:48 pm | 21 comments | 2149 Views

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Palo Alto council set to vote on $139M budget

Palo Alto's proposed budget, which eliminates 96 positions, raises a host of fees and partially shifts the costs of sidewalk...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 29, 2010 at 1:20 pm | 21 comments | 1956 Views

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Palo Alto City Attorney Gary Baum to retire

Palo Alto City Attorney Gary Baum will retire in October to pursue a career in private practice and spend more time on pro...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2010
Last comment by Deep Throat, on Jul 8, 2010 at 1:35 pm | 21 comments | 3061 Views
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