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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Off Deadline: Does Palo Alto really need a 'Parking Entrapment Zone'?

I seldom get parking tickets. I deeply respect time limits, permit parking and especially handicapped-parking spaces. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2018
Last comment by Nayeli, 59 minutes ago | 47 comments | 5618 Views

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Audit finds flaws in code enforcement

Palo Alto's ever evolving and much maligned code-enforcement program will face fresh scrutiny from city leaders next week...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2018
Last comment by Online Name, 1 hour ago | 21 comments | 3972 Views

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Facing tight housing market, tenants worry over uncertain future

Dennis Backlund spends most nights lying awake wondering where he's going to live. Soon the day will come when he must leave...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2018
Last comment by Sure...Why Not?, 4 hours ago | 63 comments | 5427 Views

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Council race: How they won — and lost

A look at the Santa Clara County votes-by-precinct map underscores Alison Cormack’s dominance in the race for a Palo Alto...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2018
Last comment by Older Resident, 7 hours ago | 33 comments | 5126 Views

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Abrica, Wallace-Jones lead in East Palo Alto Council race

East Palo Alto Mayor Ruben Abrica and tech executive Regina Wallace-Jones are in the lead in a race for two seats on East...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2018
Last comment by Some Distance At Last, 7 hours ago | 26 comments | 3558 Views

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Health care measure heads for defeat in Palo Alto

A proposal by a union of health care workers to impose caps on how much Palo Alto’s medical providers can charge patients...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2018
Last comment by No Kids...No Hassle, on Nov 12, 2018 at 5:36 pm | 40 comments | 9204 Views

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New leader picked to head SVCF

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation announced Thursday it has selected a new top executive following a monthslong search....

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2018
Last comment by wayne douglass, on Nov 12, 2018 at 11:08 am | 2 comments | 1317 Views

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Palo Alto approves bond sales to fund Cal. Ave. garage

Palo Alto's plan to build a six-level garage near California Avenue advanced on Monday night when the City Council authorized...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2018
Last comment by Love to BIKE!, on Nov 12, 2018 at 10:09 am | 13 comments | 2929 Views

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Editorial: The voters speak

Tuesday's local election should send a strong message to current office holders about what will help them win — and lose...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2018
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 12, 2018 at 1:41 am | 51 comments | 2301 Views

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Beware of smoky air: daily air pollution in Palo Alto

With the focus on air quality due to the California Camp Fire’s current rampage, I’ve finally realized the full severity...

Original post made by ConcernedPalyStudent on Nov. 11, 2018
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Per the Santa Clara County Website, only 55% of ballots counted

It is 1:21 on Nov. 8. Per the Santa Clara Co. website, only 55% of the votes have been counted. It doesn't give information...

Original post made by Marie on Nov. 8, 2018
Last comment by Marie, on Nov 10, 2018 at 8:28 am | 1 comment | 109 Views

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Cormack, DuBois and Filseth win Palo Alto council seats

Alison Cormack scored an emphatic victory in the race for the Palo Alto City Council on Tuesday, while incumbent Palo Alto...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2018
Last comment by Rick, on Nov 9, 2018 at 9:22 pm | 60 comments | 7012 Views

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City shows gratitude to veterans

As the sun set on grassy King Plaza in front of Palo Alto City Hall on Monday afternoon, a few dozen people gathered for...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2018
Last comment by Limited Acknowledgments, on Nov 8, 2018 at 1:51 pm | 7 comments | 1342 Views

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Teacher pleads not guilty to engaging in sex acts with juvenile

A local teacher with Palo Alto ties who was charged with engaging in sex acts with a juvenile pleaded not guilty to all charges...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2018
Last comment by Anon, on Nov 7, 2018 at 10:14 am | 7 comments | 4019 Views

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Editorial: No, no, no on Measure F

It is difficult to imagine a more poorly conceived idea to present to voters than the Measure F health care initiative pushed...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2018
Last comment by ignorantunions, on Nov 6, 2018 at 10:28 pm | 30 comments | 16613 Views

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Editorial: Filseth, DuBois and Cormack for City Council

For a more productive council that hopefully will focus on solutions rather than political gamesmanship or personal insults,...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2018
Last comment by Keep Palo Alto Palo Alto, on Nov 6, 2018 at 9:48 pm | 229 comments | 11221 Views

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Caltrain grade-crossing options concern neighbors

A dilemma of how to make Palo Alto's four at-grade railroad crossings safer, with the impending electrification of Caltrain,...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2018
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 6, 2018 at 7:48 pm | 96 comments | 6068 Views

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Sizable independent expenditures factor into Palo Alto election

Independent expenditures in Palo Alto political races have had a spotty presence in recent elections, but this fall, significant...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2018
Last comment by Special interest money on Z, on Nov 6, 2018 at 2:52 pm | 18 comments | 2782 Views

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Palo Alto to house JPMorgan's new tech headquarters

JPMorgan Chase & Co. is expanding its financial operations into Palo Alto. The New York banking giant announced Friday that...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2018
Last comment by The Hand You're Dealt, on Nov 6, 2018 at 2:08 pm | 9 comments | 4565 Views

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Spending soars on Palo Alto's health care ballot measure

The two sides in the battle over Measure F, which would cap how much Palo Alto medical practitioners can charge their patients,...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2018
Last comment by NO ON F, on Nov 6, 2018 at 11:49 am | 49 comments | 3237 Views
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