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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to raise minimum wage

Citing the sky-high costs of living in Palo Alto, a group of City Council members is leading a push to adopt a local minimum-wage...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by R Wray, 24 minutes ago | 30 comments | 2191 Views

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Palo Alto's priorities: land use, health and infrastructure

A new year brought a new cast and a new philosophy to the Palo Alto City Council, but the chronically pressing issues of...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2015
Last comment by Resident, 33 minutes ago | 2 comments | 1803 Views

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Sutter Health, Blue Shield come to agreement

Health care provider Sutter Health and Blue Shield of California have finalized a new two-year contract, according to an...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by parent, 1 hour ago | 2 comments | 1901 Views

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Proposed Sherman Avenue development stirs anxieties in Palo Alto

A developer's plan to build a three-story building next to Sarah Wallis Park in the rapidly changing California Avenue business...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2014
Last comment by Property Owner at Birch Court, 10 hours ago | 41 comments | 4335 Views

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Another plan for Maybell housing draws fire

The developer of 2.46 acres on Maybell Avenue near Arastradero Road may be up against a considerable battle with some Barron...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, 11 hours ago | 17 comments | 611 Views

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Some schools lag in measles immunizations

Despite cases of the measles now showing up in Santa Clara County, some Palo Alto schools still have up to 12 percent of...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Sandy, 11 hours ago | 32 comments | 2345 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 Crescent Park Dad, 18 hours ago | 31 comments | 3138 Views

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Palo Alto seeks ideas for new traffic-fighting nonprofit

From Emeryville to Boston, nonprofits called "transportation management associations" have sprung up in the last few decades...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by Manager'sBusiness support, 19 hours ago | 8 comments | 1395 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 shady lane artist, 23 hours ago | 22 comments | 4650 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 K, on Jan 30, 2015 at 8:05 pm | 25 comments | 2615 Views

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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 Agenda, on Jan 30, 2015 at 6:06 pm | 35 comments | 3727 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 Born&Raised, on Jan 30, 2015 at 4:02 pm | 16 comments | 3266 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 EnjoyPaloAltoANDbeHappy, on Jan 30, 2015 at 10:57 am | 60 comments | 6478 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 vic, on Jan 30, 2015 at 9:31 am | 13 comments | 2657 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 musical, on Jan 30, 2015 at 3:19 am | 28 comments | 3504 Views

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Downtown Palo Alto residents seek relief from train noise

Living next to downtown Palo Alto's bustling train station has many benefits, but for residents of 101 Alma St., a good night's...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2014
Last comment by Paul, on Jan 30, 2015 at 12:31 am | 65 comments | 6882 Views

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Smoking ban spreads to Palo Alto business districts

From local parks and nature preserves to business districts, shopping centers and outdoor dining tables, Palo Alto's smoking...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by MS, on Jan 29, 2015 at 2:34 pm | 28 comments | 5865 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, on Jan 29, 2015 at 1:04 pm | 48 comments | 14036 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, on Jan 29, 2015 at 12:33 pm | 36 comments | 5238 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, on Jan 28, 2015 at 9:18 pm | 26 comments | 6243 Views
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