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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Budget takes aim at pension costs in Palo Alto

Alarmed by rising pension costs, Palo Alto’s elected leaders took a highly unusual move Monday night when they passed an...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2018
Last comment by Random Resident, 51 minutes ago | 23 comments | 1987 Views

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District seeks to limit 'unduly burdensome' public records requests

Facing a 453 percent increase in the number of Public Records Act requests filed this year, the Palo Alto school district...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2018
Last comment by Board watcher , 52 minutes ago | 32 comments | 1942 Views

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President Hotel tenants ask City Council to save building

Dozens of residents facing eviction from the President Hotel Apartments in downtown Palo Alto urged the City Council on Monday...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2018
Last comment by resident, 1 hour ago | 8 comments | 1646 Views

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Hotel tax increase measure scaled back

The Palo Alto City Council unexpectedly scaled down on Monday night its plans to raise the city's hotel-tax rate after several...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2018
Last comment by Umbra, 4 hours ago | 18 comments | 1804 Views

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Whizzing cyclists are putting pedestrians on edge

A city effort to make the tunnel under the train tracks at Palo Alto's California Avenue accessible to motorized wheelchairs...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2018
Last comment by Wow Punisher!, 5 hours ago | 81 comments | 5104 Views

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Residents must vacate President Hotel Apartments by November

Residents at the historic President Hotel Apartments in downtown Palo Alto received notice Tuesday, June 12, that they will...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2018
Last comment by Online Name, 7 hours ago | 38 comments | 8578 Views

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Palo Alto officials blast poster expressing anti-gay sentiments

A series of posters that lewdly criticize Palo Alto libraries for displaying literature about LGBTQQ issues as part of its...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2018
Last comment by Peers Parent, 13 hours ago | 12 comments | 2136 Views

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Palo Alto approves electric rate increase

Utility rates in Palo Alto are set to go up by 6 percent in July, an increase that utilities officials attribute largely...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2018
Last comment by Tony, on Jun 19, 2018 at 7:08 pm | 12 comments | 2070 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Making public safety beautiful

Though only recently acquainted with California Avenue and the surrounding neighborhood in Palo Alto, artist Peter Wegner...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2018
There are no comments yet. 710 Views

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Palo Alto may sue over airplane noise

In its latest attempt to address the growing problem of airplane noise, Palo Alto is forging new alliances and exploring...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2018
Last comment by Madias, on Jun 18, 2018 at 9:21 am | 89 comments | 6090 Views

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Historic downtown apartment building sold to hotel developer

The one-time fashionable President Hotel, whose iconic rooftop sign defined downtown Palo Alto skyline during its heyday,...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2018
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 17, 2018 at 6:23 pm | 28 comments | 6809 Views

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Rail redesign stokes fears of property takings

As Palo Alto approaches a key decision point in selecting new designs for its four rail crossings, residents are increasingly...

Original post made on May. 30, 2018
Last comment by Reality Check, on Jun 16, 2018 at 9:04 pm | 147 comments | 8859 Views

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Council approves 'workforce housing' project

Few projects reflect Palo Alto's hopes and fears like the 57-unit development that the City Council approved early Tuesday...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2018
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 15, 2018 at 9:55 am | 59 comments | 5846 Views

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Long-awaited dog park to open in north Palo Alto

For the first time in 25 years, a new dog park will open to the public in Palo Alto at Peers Park that boasts several features,...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2018
Last comment by Madias, on Jun 15, 2018 at 9:21 am | 18 comments | 3523 Views

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Plan to curb office growth sparks debate

A citizens' initiative to significantly scale down the amount of office growth sparked debate among Palo Alto's elected leaders...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2018
Last comment by sunshine, on Jun 15, 2018 at 8:47 am | 37 comments | 2581 Views

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Battle over health care costs hits Palo Alto

A crowd of medical professionals packed into the Palo Alto City Council Chambers on Monday to debate the merits of a citizen...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2018
Last comment by Annette, on Jun 13, 2018 at 5:21 pm | 7 comments | 2075 Views

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Stanford plans to fight health care initiative

Palo Alto is considering following Stanford Health Care's plans to mount a legal challenge to block an initiative that would...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2018
Last comment by Concerned resident, on Jun 13, 2018 at 1:08 pm | 14 comments | 5436 Views

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Measure to limit office growth qualifies for November election

An initiative that would roughly halve the amount of new office space that could be built between now and 2030 has officially...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2018
Last comment by Annette, on Jun 12, 2018 at 12:16 pm | 27 comments | 2571 Views

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Palo Azul?

For its latest public-art installation in King Plaza, the city, along with artist Konstantin Dimopoulos, hopes to attract...

Original post made on May. 24, 2018
Last comment by Duran, on Jun 11, 2018 at 8:57 am | 5 comments | 2737 Views

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Status of FPPC investigation into Liz Kniss campaign contributions

Is the FPPC still investigating Liz Kniss' campaign contributions? It has been over 18 months. Does anyone have an update? The...

Original post made by Anne on Jun. 9, 2018
Last comment by Citizen Kay, on Jun 11, 2018 at 12:37 am | 7 comments | 290 Views
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