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On Deadline blog: Fairmeadow tree doomed by careless digging, tight design -- but triggers new policy

The abrupt removal of a twin-trunk redwood tree at Fairmeadow Elementary School during spring break in early April is generating a new Palo Alto Unified School District...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Apr. 26, 2012
Last comment by fairmeadow parent, on Apr 27, 2012 at 3:24 pm | 3 comments | 14799 Views

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On Deadline blog: Fairmeadow tree doomed by careless digging, tight design -- but triggers new policy

The abrupt removal of a twin-trunk redwood tree at Fairmeadow Elementary School during spring break in early April is generating a new Palo Alto Unified School District...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Apr. 26, 2012
Last comment by fairmeadow parent, on Apr 27, 2012 at 3:24 pm | 3 comments | 4530 Views

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On Deadline blog: Will cities get a voice in high-speed-rail debate? Or just have to keep shouting?

The long-awaited final report giving a "new vision" for the proposed high-speed-rail system for California will become public within the next week or two, unless...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Mar. 20, 2012
Last comment by Evan, on Mar 27, 2012 at 11:36 pm | 7 comments | 9846 Views

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On Deadline blog: Will cities get a voice in high-speed-rail debate? Or just have to keep shouting?

The long-awaited final report giving a "new vision" for the proposed high-speed-rail system for California will become public within the next week or two, unless...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Mar. 20, 2012
Last comment by Evan, on Mar 27, 2012 at 11:36 pm | 7 comments | 3862 Views

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On Deadline blog: Major high-speed rail hearing Tuesday night -- who will come?

A major state Senate public hearing has been scheduled next Tuesday evening to hear about possible new directions for high-speed rail in California -- directions...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Mar. 9, 2012
Last comment by common sense, on Mar 11, 2012 at 8:06 am | 3 comments | 3852 Views

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On Deadline blog: Massage parlor column rubbed some the wrong way

My column in last Friday's Weekly (Feb. 24) triggered a few interesting responses, and rubbed some readers the wrong way -- especially current massage therapists....

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Feb. 27, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Mar 5, 2012 at 12:27 am | 9 comments | 5123 Views

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The Joint Venture Proposition 13 Paper

Here is the link to the Joint Venture Index of Silicon Valley including the Special Analysis I wrote on Proposition 13. The purpose of the paper was to explain...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Feb. 11, 2012
Last comment by anne, on Feb 22, 2012 at 9:18 am | 30 comments | 4910 Views

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On Deadline blog: Palo Alto police and fire operations face big changes -- to be defined

Some of the most sweeping changes in the long histories of the Palo Alto Police Department and Fire Department are beginning to take shape -- even though many are...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Feb. 8, 2012
Last comment by svatoid, on Feb 9, 2012 at 3:04 pm | 11 comments | 11116 Views

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On Deadline blog: Palo Alto police and fire operations face big changes -- to be defined

Some of the most sweeping changes in the long histories of the Palo Alto Police Department and Fire Department are beginning to take shape -- even though many are...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Feb. 8, 2012
Last comment by svatoid, on Feb 9, 2012 at 3:04 pm | 11 comments | 6174 Views

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On Deadline blog: Impacts of Proposition 13 to be explored Feb. 10 at Silicon Valley conference

A third of a century ago California voters enthusiastically supported Proposition 13 as a way to cut taxes and curtail the costs of "runaway" government. The "tax...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jan. 24, 2012
Last comment by all for one, on Jan 28, 2012 at 1:58 pm | 34 comments | 12637 Views

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On Deadline blog: Impacts of Proposition 13 to be explored Feb. 10 at Silicon Valley conference

A third of a century ago California voters enthusiastically supported Proposition 13 as a way to cut taxes and curtail the costs of "runaway" government. The "tax...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jan. 24, 2012
Last comment by all for one, on Jan 28, 2012 at 1:58 pm | 34 comments | 7807 Views

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Infrastructure Commission Findings and Recommendations

For the past year my 16 colleagues and I addressed the request of the City Council "to provide a recommendation to the City Council on infrastructure needs, priorities,...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Dec. 23, 2011
Last comment by James, on Jan 21, 2012 at 4:23 pm | 28 comments | 17163 Views

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Infrastructure Commission Findings and Recommendations

For the past year my 16 colleagues and I addressed the request of the City Council "to provide a recommendation to the City Council on infrastructure needs, priorities,...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Dec. 23, 2011
Last comment by James, on Jan 21, 2012 at 4:23 pm | 28 comments | 4487 Views

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ON DEADLINE: Mayor Yeh: Another soft-spoken big-challenges year for Palo Alto

Palo Alto will speak softly but face big-stick challenges in 2012 as new Mayor Yiaway Yeh puts his stamp on city policies, practices and politics. He is expected...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jan. 14, 2012
Last comment by Howard, on Jan 20, 2012 at 2:46 pm | 5 comments | 8590 Views

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ON DEADLINE: Mayor Yeh: Another soft-spoken big-challenges year for Palo Alto

Palo Alto will speak softly but face big-stick challenges in 2012 as new Mayor Yiaway Yeh puts his stamp on city policies, practices and politics. He is expected...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jan. 14, 2012
Last comment by Howard, on Jan 20, 2012 at 2:46 pm | 5 comments | 4381 Views

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Ad Libs: Autumn in Palo Alto

Could this Palo Alto fall be more glorious? I don't know why the colors are so stunning this year, but I'm thankful. Even the crunched-up yellow leaves that are...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Dec. 1, 2011
Last comment by Bill, on Jan 19, 2012 at 10:09 am | 4 comments | 8192 Views

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Ad Libs: Autumn in Palo Alto

Could this Palo Alto fall be more glorious? I don't know why the colors are so stunning this year, but I'm thankful. Even the crunched-up yellow leaves that are...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Dec. 1, 2011
Last comment by Bill, on Jan 19, 2012 at 10:09 am | 4 comments | 2693 Views

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Tough Choices for Whom

City councils in Palo Alto and across the state are beginning to face yet another tough budget year with revenues recovering, but slowly, and retirement costs increasing...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jan. 11, 2012
Last comment by Jeff, on Jan 15, 2012 at 3:23 pm | 30 comments | 17542 Views

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Tough Choices for Whom

City councils in Palo Alto and across the state are beginning to face yet another tough budget year with revenues recovering, but slowly, and retirement costs increasing...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jan. 11, 2012
Last comment by Jeff, on Jan 15, 2012 at 3:23 pm | 30 comments | 4194 Views

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Is Mayor Sid Espinosa's glass half empty or overflowing?

Every mayor in recent decades has had a unique experience, following the usually pro-forma election and inauguration at the first City Council meeting in January....

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Aug. 5, 2011
Last comment by barry, on Jan 12, 2012 at 3:10 pm | 20 comments | 10028 Views
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