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PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Council incumbents, challengers vie in debate

Making no bones about their desire to shake up the Palo Alto City Council, self-described "residentialist" council candidates...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2014
Last comment by Priorities, 21 minutes ago | 12 comments | 543 Views

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Palo Alto looks to upgrade utility tax

Nearly three decades after Palo Alto established a tax on utilities and phone usage, city officials are preparing to "modernize"...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2014
Last comment by Jo Ann, 2 hours ago | 29 comments | 2934 Views

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Auditor finds flaws in Palo Alto Police Department's internal probe

Palo Alto's independent police auditors raised flags this week about the way the Police Department investigated an allegation...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by Robert G, 2 hours ago | 3 comments | 1348 Views

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Debate over council size splits Palo Alto establishment

More than two centuries after Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton forced the nation to weigh the merits of democracy...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by CrecentParkAnon., 3 hours ago | 46 comments | 3166 Views

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Editorial: Growing the shuttle

As one piece of a multi-pronged approach to improving transit options and addressing parking and congestion, city officials...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by Resident, 9 hours ago | 22 comments | 2277 Views

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New zoning law targets Palo Alto plating shops

Responding to concerns from the Barron Park neighborhood about potential hazards of a nearby plating shop, Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2014
Last comment by Edward, 10 hours ago | 7 comments | 2482 Views

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Palo Alto nears finish line on new housing vision

The last time Palo Alto adopted a new housing vision for the city, the feeling around City Hall was more relief than satisfaction....

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by Ahem, 12 hours ago | 81 comments | 3660 Views

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Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce replaces CEO

The Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce will have a new CEO after its current leader, David MacKenzie, was asked to step down this...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by Joe, 13 hours ago | 15 comments | 3613 Views

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Write in for Tim Gray

Since the positive posts for Tim Gray appear to be deleted while the negative ones remain, I will try this tactic. I think...

Original post made by Resident on Sep. 22, 2014
Last comment by Eggs, 16 hours ago | 1 comment | 76 Views

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Tap water smells and tastes terrible

A few weeks ago I noticed a pronounced change in the water pressure in our house. In my shower I'd guess that there is 50%...

Original post made by Duveneck Dad on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by Brook, on Sep 21, 2014 at 9:28 pm | 18 comments | 409 Views

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Palo Alto: Finding balance in a new world

Few places in the world epitomize the juxtaposition of the global and local as does Palo Alto. Our region has the most active...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2014
Last comment by Kid Friendly???, on Sep 21, 2014 at 12:54 pm | 8 comments | 354 Views

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Twelve vie for seats on the Palo Alto council

With the filing period concluding this week, 12 Palo Alto residents have officially entered the race for the five contested...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2014
Last comment by PaulaBolduc, on Sep 21, 2014 at 10:51 am | 59 comments | 6013 Views

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Palo Alto to offer more grants to low-income entrepreneurs

The City of Palo Alto's year-old Microenterprise Assistance Program, which provides grants to low-income business owners,...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2014
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Sep 21, 2014 at 10:29 am | 4 comments | 1783 Views

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Investment adviser, hot dog vendor to receive Athena Awards

Palo Alto's most influential businesswomen in 2014 are a hot dog vendor and an investment adviser, the Palo Alto Chamber...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Sep 20, 2014 at 11:40 pm | 5 comments | 1801 Views

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Explain the "new" Town Forum

Maybe someone can explain the new Town Square and specifically the way editing works now. In some threads I see the following "Due...

Original post made by longtime weekly reader on Sep. 20, 2014
Last comment by George Orwell, on Sep 20, 2014 at 6:30 pm | 2 comments | 147 Views

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Mug shots and mental illness

How does one's beloved child become a mug shot in the local newspaper? This is our somewhat abbreviated story about the ravages...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by Neighbors Helping Neighbors, on Sep 19, 2014 at 8:51 pm | 44 comments | 4782 Views

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Palo Alto seeks $9.4M from Mitchell Park Library contractor

Palo Alto is seeking more than $9 million from a contractor that the city deems primarily responsible for the botched reconstruction...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2014
Last comment by Mike, on Sep 19, 2014 at 2:41 pm | 23 comments | 3071 Views

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New fines target Palo Alto's water wasters

Water wasters in Palo Alto who ignore the city's admonitions to conserve could face fines of $100 per day under an enforcement...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Silly, on Sep 19, 2014 at 1:44 pm | 36 comments | 4093 Views

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Palo Alto eyes reforms after transparency gaffes

A week after Palo Alto officials offered public apologies for their secret and ultimately ill-fated negotiations with developer...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by boscoli, on Sep 19, 2014 at 11:32 am | 42 comments | 2945 Views

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Palo Alto community fixture Ellen Wyman dies at 86

Ellen Wyman, a longtime resident and activist in Palo Alto, died on Sunday, Sept. 14, following years of frail health, her...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by JoyO, on Sep 19, 2014 at 11:24 am | 9 comments | 168 Views
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