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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto changes rules for Professorville demolitions

Palo Altans often gripe about the frustrations and complexities of the city's permitting process, but few can match the ordeal...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2011
Last comment by Give us a break, on Mar 17, 2011 at 2:35 pm | 29 comments | 5150 Views

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Palo Alto officials bet city's growth on a thriving Caltrain

When developer Jim Baer approached Palo Alto's planning commissioners last month to pitch a glassy, new five-story "gateway"...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2011
Last comment by YIMBY, on Apr 12, 2011 at 10:45 am | 29 comments | 8096 Views

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Palo Alto mulls Cubberley sale again

As Foothill College scours for places to expand its campus, Palo Alto officials hope the college will continue to keep Cubberley...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2011
Last comment by Haideh Tabrizi, on Jun 23, 2011 at 10:31 am | 29 comments | 4820 Views

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Palo Alto and firefighters reach contract deal

After 16 months of heated negotiations, Palo Alto and its largest firefighter union on Friday reached a tentative agreement...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2011
Last comment by creditable, on Oct 5, 2011 at 7:59 am | 29 comments | 4902 Views

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Palo Alto charges forth with electric-vehicle plan

With Palo Alto companies and residents leading the charge in the emerging field of electric vehicles, city officials are...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2011
Last comment by Energy sucker, on Oct 24, 2011 at 11:20 am | 29 comments | 6312 Views

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Editorial: Strong majority approve Measures D, E

Despite the absence of a City Council race on the ballot, Palo Alto voters strongly approved measures that will improve the...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2011
Last comment by Dear Oh, on Nov 16, 2011 at 11:46 pm | 29 comments | 7523 Views

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Editorial: Antenna angst unwarranted

The debate over whether to allow ATT to improve cell service in Palo Alto using small antenna positioned on the top of existing...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2012
Last comment by CellTowerOutsideMyWindow, on Oct 9, 2012 at 8:05 pm | 29 comments | 17376 Views

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Plans for Rinconada Park renovation underway

Plans for a renovated, better-connected Rinconada Park in Palo Alto are underway, but residents won't see major changes any...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2012
Last comment by anonymous, on Jun 25, 2012 at 8:41 am | 29 comments | 5915 Views

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Several injured in crash near San Antonio Road

Crews cleared an off-ramp on U.S. Highway 101 in Palo Alto Sunday after a solo vehicle crash in the area left multiple people...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2012
Last comment by miffed in midtown, on Sep 25, 2012 at 1:58 pm | 29 comments | 5698 Views

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Palo Alto nixes election on Arrillaga's downtown proposal

Faced with a flurry of criticism of a sweeping proposal to build four office towers and a theater in downtown Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2012
Last comment by Paul Losch, on Dec 5, 2012 at 10:20 am | 29 comments | 12400 Views

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Bay Area has most 'mega commuters' in nation

Bay Area residents are more than four times more likely to be "mega commuters," according to a new report by the U.S. Census...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Mar 9, 2013 at 2:19 pm | 29 comments | 13386 Views

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Palo Alto councilmembers want wider sidewalks

Unpopular developments in Palo Alto come in all shapes and sizes, but they tend to have one irksome quality in common --...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2013
Last comment by Fred Balin, on May 11, 2013 at 12:26 pm | 29 comments | 18315 Views

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Palo Alto seeks flickers of hope for fiber network

As local technologists can readily vouch, Palo Alto's journey toward a citywide high-speed Internet network has been anything...

Original post made on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by just thinkin', on May 20, 2013 at 4:13 pm | 29 comments | 44152 Views

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Palo Alto mayor signs on to gun-control coalition

In an unscripted move, Palo Alto Mayor Greg Scharff on Monday night went along with urgings from the public and signed on...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2013
Last comment by gxbell, on Aug 19, 2013 at 8:57 pm | 29 comments | 13036 Views

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Caltrain trenching study wins green light

Declining to stand idle while change arrives along the Caltrain corridor, Palo Alto officials on Monday agreed to commission...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Nov 14, 2013 at 10:44 am | 29 comments | 30136 Views

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Palo Alto looks to spur Caltrain use among city workers

City workers in Palo Alto may soon have a fresh incentive to ditch their cars in favor of mass transit -- free Caltrain passes. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by 1 1=3, on Feb 20, 2014 at 1:55 pm | 29 comments | 16172 Views

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Rule changes aim to widen El Camino sidewalks

With its sea of cars, narrow sidewalks, fortress-like office complexes and eclectic scattering of motels, restaurants and...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2014
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 1, 2014 at 10:55 am | 29 comments | 24993 Views

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'Our Palo Alto' launches with lessons in local demographics

An attempt by Palo Alto officials to get out of City Hall and engage residents in a two-year conversation about the future...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2014
Last comment by Just Saying, on May 8, 2014 at 5:19 pm | 29 comments | 13888 Views

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Renters feel the squeeze in Palo Alto

Palo Alto's housing market is known for its million-dollar homes and exclusivity. But for those looking to rent, the rates...

Original post made on May. 1, 2014
Last comment by palymom, on May 3, 2014 at 9:09 am | 29 comments | 19311 Views

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Editorial: Replacing JJ&F

The developer of a long-delayed mixed-use project on the site of the former JJ&F Market is asking the city to approve his...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2014
Last comment by Ben, on Aug 10, 2014 at 10:13 pm | 29 comments | 8166 Views
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