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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Survey: We love our neighborhoods but are miffed by development

Palo Altans generally feel rosy about their hometown, but attitudes tend to sour when the conversation shifts to housing,...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by counts, 0 minutes ago | 19 comments | 1400 Views

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Santa Clara County supervisors vote to support Buena Vista Mobile Home Park

In a strong show of support for residents of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, 15 minutes ago | 26 comments | 2776 Views

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New development on Forest Avenue to include 13 housing units

A proposal to redevelop a 0.52 acre lot in downtown Palo Alto is currently percolating, with the 13 new residential units...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by musical, 25 minutes ago | 12 comments | 1148 Views

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Palo Alto votes to shut down Cubberley 'shelter'

The countdown to Cubberley Community Center's closure as Palo Alto's "de facto homeless shelter" officially began Monday...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2013
Last comment by resident 1, 1 hour ago | 48 comments | 13985 Views

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Skeptical council not sold on Page Mill development

A plan to replace four homes on a busy stretch of Page Mill Road with a three-story building featuring apartments, office...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, 1 hour ago | 36 comments | 4956 Views

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Palo Alto opts not to sue Caltrain

Palo Alto has a few qualms about Caltrain's plan to electrify the rail corridor, but after a closed-door meeting early Tuesday...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by SteveU, 4 hours ago | 22 comments | 3114 Views

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Palo Alto officials protest rapid-bus plan

A proposal by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) to establish dedicated bus lanes and remove more than...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Fred Flintstone, 17 hours ago | 26 comments | 6152 Views

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City still struggling to find site for new police station

Palo Alto's long search for a place where it can build a new police building remains hampered by a shortage of options, though...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., 21 hours ago | 20 comments | 3253 Views

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Rev. Jesse Jackson to East Palo Alto: Fight gentrification

East Palo Alto residents must fight to keep their city, and the Rev. Jesse Jackson encouraged them to organize. Otherwise,...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Mike-Crescent Park, 21 hours ago | 15 comments | 2423 Views

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Page Mill development to test Palo Alto's new affordable-housing law

A new Palo Alto law that allows developers who provide affordable housing to build more densely will get its first test on...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Jan 26, 2015 at 6:43 pm | 33 comments | 5591 Views

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Supervisors offer aid in preserving Buena Vista Mobile Home Park

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian proposed today to the Board of Supervisors to use $8 million from its affordable...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, on Jan 26, 2015 at 1:01 pm | 59 comments | 6316 Views

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City spots flaws in glass shards on California Avenue

Responding to complaints about the sharpness of the polished glass used in California Avenues new sidewalks, Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by Ding Dong, on Jan 26, 2015 at 12:19 pm | 51 comments | 4759 Views

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Ford opens new research center in Palo Alto

Seeking to hit the gas pedal on new technologies such as self-driving cars and immerse itself in Silicon Valley's big-data...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by PA North, on Jan 25, 2015 at 9:13 am | 7 comments | 4099 Views

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What You Don't Know About Crosswalks Could Kill You

50% of all pedestrian deaths occur in crosswalks. They are far and away the most dangerous part of any street....

Original post made by Kim Rubin on Jan. 23, 2015
Last comment by Reality, on Jan 24, 2015 at 10:42 pm | 5 comments | 315 Views

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Is retirement funding based on 'rainbows, butterflies and unicorns'?

A well-known financial analyst, talk-show host and Orange County's treasurer-tax collector recently described state retirement-funding...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Jan 24, 2015 at 2:03 pm | 12 comments | 2570 Views

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Shop Talk: Shady Lane moves, Anatolian Kitchen expands

Gift boutique Shady Lane is slated to move from University Avenue to Sharon Heights Shopping Center next month; Anatolian...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2015
Last comment by Memories, on Jan 24, 2015 at 1:42 pm | 21 comments | 4540 Views

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Palo Alto seeks feedback on new traffic-reduction nonprofit

Palo Alto's bid to create a nonprofit that would manage downtown's traffic-reduction programs will be the focus of a community...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2015
Last comment by iParkomat, on Jan 23, 2015 at 9:28 pm | 21 comments | 2676 Views

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Council OKs new bike routes on Churchill and Maybell

Students biking to Palo Alto's two public high schools and southernmost middle school will be getting help with their commutes,...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2015
Last comment by parent alum, on Jan 23, 2015 at 12:37 pm | 3 comments | 509 Views

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Bike bridge designs wow planning commissioners

One cries for attention with its prominent red arch and a row of changing lights. The other is an understated ribbon that...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2015
Last comment by Midtown, on Jan 23, 2015 at 12:33 pm | 44 comments | 7748 Views

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Salary hikes approved for Palo Alto council members

In the latest sign of the city's growing economic fortunes, the Palo Alto City Council agreed on Tuesday night to raise the...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 22, 2015 at 10:23 pm | 22 comments | 3298 Views
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