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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hitting the restart button

Inside Palo Alto's newly renovated Downtown Library recently, Cornelia van Aken rattled off a list of new programs the staff...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2011
Last comment by KC, on Jul 19, 2011 at 3:23 pm | 15 comments | 260220 Views

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Downtown development sparks architecture debate

With its glassy walls, boxy shape, 50-foot height and preponderance of office space, a four-story building proposed for 240...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2013
Last comment by bru, on Sep 14, 2013 at 5:36 pm | 51 comments | 183732 Views

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Barron Park survey shows strong support for referendum on Maybell development

A grassroots effort to reverse City Council's approval of a controversial development on Maybell Avenue is quickly gathering...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 12, 2013 at 11:59 am | 61 comments | 180111 Views

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Palo Alto highest in county for disability claims by police, firefighter retirees

More than half of Palo Alto's police officers and firefighters retired with disability benefits over the past five years,...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2013
Last comment by S. Coen, on Jul 13, 2013 at 8:51 am | 77 comments | 108175 Views

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Cameras for running red lights in PA?

Too many people are running red lights when the signal is CLEARLY already read. Not just turning from yellow to red. I live...

Original post made by Pro-Big Brother on Nov. 24, 2009
Last comment by jb, on Dec 9, 2009 at 3:11 pm | 68 comments | 96853 Views

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Just how high can rent be increased?!?

I have been a great tenant for almost 16 years. The landlord (now in property management) is not the greatest, & maintenance...

Original post made by mmmmMom on Jan. 30, 2013
Last comment by John, on May 27, 2013 at 5:43 pm | 40 comments | 90215 Views

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Palo Alto homeless man in court for violating sit-lie ordinance

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Original post made on Jun. 6, 2008
Last comment by reader, on Mar 30, 2009 at 12:04 am | 103 comments | 88626 Views

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Do not open Foothills Park

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Original post made by Anne T. on Jul. 16, 2007
Last comment by Ying, on Jun 29, 2009 at 11:41 pm | 48 comments | 87949 Views

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Palo Alto treads carefully on new garages

Faced with a citizenry upset about downtown's deepening parking shortages and businesses anxious about looming parking restrictions,...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2014
Last comment by baleylanger, on Mar 6, 2014 at 4:36 am | 36 comments | 75858 Views

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Weekend water outage raises concerns

A routine replacement of an old water meter at a Palo Alto home conducted by the Utilities Department on Friday, Nov. 15,...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2013
Last comment by parishilton, on Feb 27, 2014 at 8:40 am | 22 comments | 34966 Views

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Contentious Maybell development wins approval

After several false starts, Palo Alto's bitter and deeply emotional debate over a proposed housing development on Maybell...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2013
Last comment by BP resident, on Jun 21, 2013 at 11:29 pm | 80 comments | 31330 Views

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What you and your family can do to prepare for a major emergency

If you are reading this, my second column, you have already taken the first step towards becoming prepared. You have changed...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2012
Last comment by Divya, on Nov 18, 2012 at 12:21 pm | 1 comment | 30150 Views

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Palo Alto eyes smoking ban downtown

Having snuffed out smoking at local parks earlier this year, Palo Alto officials are now proposing to extend the cigarette...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by Donald Steiny, on Dec 5, 2013 at 4:16 pm | 45 comments | 29143 Views

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Fines proposed for construction laggards

Seeking to clamp down on mysterious, blight-inducing and seemingly never-ending construction projects, Palo Alto is preparing...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2013
Last comment by localmom, on Nov 14, 2013 at 6:32 pm | 8 comments | 28494 Views

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A local view of 'mental health parity'

State Sen. Jim Beall, a Democrat from San Jose, has a stepson and a sister with mental illness. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2013
Last comment by Susan Briggs, on May 7, 2014 at 10:12 pm | 3 comments | 27045 Views

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Palo Alto seeks flickers of hope for fiber network

As local technologists can readily vouch, Palo Alto's journey toward a citywide high-speed Internet network has been anything...

Original post made on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by just thinkin', on May 20, 2013 at 4:13 pm | 29 comments | 25789 Views

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Dish parking plan irks residents

With plans afoot to expand the trail network near the Stanford Dish, dozens of residents who frequent the scenic hiking hub...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by 55 year resident, on Nov 8, 2013 at 2:42 pm | 63 comments | 25663 Views

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Edgewood Plaza fine to pay for historical restoration

Those who destroy history are bound to restore it. So decreed the Palo Alto City Council on Monday night as it voted to use...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by Silly, on Nov 20, 2013 at 1:07 pm | 13 comments | 24430 Views

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Cops to wear cameras in Palo Alto

Drivers who get pulled over by motorcycle cops in Palo Alto rarely feel like smiling. The Police Department's proposal to...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by coooper, on Nov 15, 2013 at 1:06 pm | 15 comments | 23969 Views

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Modernist building faces citizen appeal

Downtown resident Douglas Smith, a fan of Spanish-style arcades, ornate awnings and other traditional decorative flourishes,...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2013
Last comment by Citizen appeal, on Nov 13, 2013 at 11:11 am | 86 comments | 23749 Views
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