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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto approves new deal for waste collection

China's recent decision to stop accepting most of the world's recyclable materials rippled through Palo Alto on Tuesday night,...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2019
Last comment by mauricio, 27 minutes ago | 7 comments | 1455 Views

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Palo Alto struggles to find an answer on rail redesign

Despite widespread recognition that Palo Alto urgently needs to reconfigure its rail crossings to accommodate increasing...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2019
Last comment by Midtown, 2 hours ago | 17 comments | 2429 Views

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Survey: Anxieties rising about retiring in Palo Alto

As Palo Alto's population of seniors continues to grow, so are residents' anxieties about retiring in their hometown, according...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2019
Last comment by Kamehameha Grad 1980, 2 hours ago | 31 comments | 6808 Views

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President Hotel residents told to leave by end of January

After months of negotiations that temporarily extended their stays, the remaining residents of President Hotel Apartments...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2019
Last comment by Unlawful Detainer, 2 hours ago | 36 comments | 6356 Views

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Fueled by early success, Palo Alto TMA eyes expansion

The Palo Alto Transportation Management Association is now preparing to bring its traffic-fighting efforts to California...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, 16 hours ago | 18 comments | 2779 Views

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School board backs teacher housing proposal

A proposal to build affordable housing for local teachers and staff in Palo Alto took another step forward on Tuesday with...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2019
Last comment by Decisions decisions, 18 hours ago | 12 comments | 2667 Views

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Real Estate Matters: Slowdown is more than seasonal

The residential property market in Palo Alto has cooled down in the last six months. This year's sudden shift is more than...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2018
Last comment by Polly Wanacracker, on Jan 20, 2019 at 10:27 pm | 92 comments | 4893 Views

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Affordable-housing project wins approval in Palo Alto

Palo Alto reached a rare milestone in its effort to encourage more housing on Monday night, when the City Council approved...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2019
Last comment by Remembering, on Jan 20, 2019 at 1:12 pm | 24 comments | 7317 Views

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Middlefield Road 'road diet' set to become permanent

After an extended trial run, Palo Alto is preparing to make permanent the recent road modifications on a busy stretch of...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2019
Last comment by Moot, on Jan 20, 2019 at 11:11 am | 40 comments | 9213 Views

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School board considers legal options for Stanford growth

The Palo Alto Unified school board will meet with the district's attorneys in closed session on Tuesday to discuss options...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2019
Last comment by Stan, on Jan 19, 2019 at 5:23 pm | 35 comments | 4132 Views

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Regional housing plan splits elected leaders

A sweeping plan to preserve and expand the Bay Area's housing stock by passing new renter protections, loosening zoning restrictions...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2019
Last comment by Annette, on Jan 18, 2019 at 8:55 am | 31 comments | 3234 Views

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Man with dementia missing since Wednesday morning

Palo Alto police are seeking the public's assistance in locating a man with dementia who has been missing since Wednesday...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2019
Last comment by vmshadle, on Jan 17, 2019 at 12:04 pm | 5 comments | 3068 Views

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Major storm bears down on Bay Area, flooding possible

Flash floods and high winds are expected in the Bay Area starting Wednesday morning as a major storm bears down on the region,...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 16, 2019 at 9:39 pm | 1 comment | 3982 Views

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City plans to build garage, remove trees

As Palo Alto looks to launch construction of the new garage near California Avenue, city officials are preparing to remove...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2019
Last comment by Oh well..., on Jan 16, 2019 at 5:29 am | 4 comments | 2675 Views

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Filseth and Fine to lead Palo Alto in 2019

The Palo Alto City Council selected its most centrist member, Eric Filseth, and its most fervent housing advocate, Adrian...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2019
Last comment by Rick, on Jan 15, 2019 at 5:21 pm | 43 comments | 4465 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 norm, on Jan 14, 2019 at 5:43 pm | 107 comments | 9132 Views

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Palo Alto appoints new planning commissioners

A land-use attorney and a retired Google manager won appointments this week to Palo Alto's influential Planning and Transportation...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2018
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jan 14, 2019 at 4:57 pm | 6 comments | 3019 Views

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Affordable-housing project on the cusp of approval

Palo Alto officials will have a chance on Monday to approve the city's first purely affordable-housing project in more than...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2019
Last comment by Palo Alto Resident, on Jan 13, 2019 at 6:27 pm | 5 comments | 2715 Views

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County activates cold-weather shelter services

Plummeting temperatures have prompted Santa Clara County officials to open additional bed spaces to help shelter homeless...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2019
Last comment by R.Davis, on Jan 12, 2019 at 5:18 pm | 20 comments | 3864 Views

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Editorial: From nine to seven

Only one new face will be on the dais at Palo Alto City Council meetings this year, but that belies the fact that dramatic...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2019
Last comment by Need to re-balance, on Jan 11, 2019 at 5:42 pm | 3 comments | 1749 Views
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