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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto will not sell Cubberley site

Foothill College's prospects for building a major education center in south Palo Alto suffered a fatal blow Tuesday morning...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2011
Last comment by pa parent, on Jul 28, 2011 at 11:33 pm | 7 comments | 3360 Views

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Palo Alto may require mediation for labor disputes

If Palo Alto voters decide to strike the binding-arbitration provision from the City Charter this fall, the city could adopt...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2011
Last comment by A Noun Ea Mus, on Jul 15, 2011 at 11:13 pm | 14 comments | 3247 Views

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Plan to replace Newell Road Bridge moves forward

Palo Alto officials threw their support behind a proposal to replace the narrow Newell Road Bridge -- a project that they...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2011
Last comment by Anon., on Jul 18, 2011 at 11:39 am | 28 comments | 2431 Views

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Planners urge extension of Arastradero Road trial

Depending on who is talking, Palo Alto's lane-reduction experiment at Arastradero Road is either making the busy segment...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2011
Last comment by Directly Impacted, on Aug 3, 2011 at 10:03 am | 41 comments | 3905 Views

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Editorial: Outlook brightens to replace Newell Road bridge

Helped along with the prospect of a generous grant from the state Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and funding from...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2011
Last comment by Anon., on Jul 19, 2011 at 12:59 am | 17 comments | 2033 Views

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Volunteers push for 'universal' playground in Palo Alto

When Olenka Villarreal talks about creating a level playing field for Palo Alto's children, she isn't merely reaching for...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2011
Last comment by work, on Jul 23, 2011 at 1:44 pm | 16 comments | 5341 Views

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Palo Alto Borders bookstore to close

Borders bookstore in downtown Palo Alto will close by the end of September as part of the liquidation of the national chain,...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2011
Last comment by Alysha Crawford, on Aug 29, 2011 at 8:05 pm | 52 comments | 19847 Views

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Homeless residents pan car-dwelling ban

Homeless residents and advocates pleaded with Palo Alto officials on Monday night to rethink their plan to ban vehicle dwelling...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2011
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Sep 1, 2013 at 11:29 pm | 126 comments | 7704 Views

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Arbitration repeal heads to Palo Alto ballot

Palo Alto voters will have a chance in November to repeal a local law that empowers an arbitration panel to settle labor...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 19, 2011 at 5:00 pm | 19 comments | 5449 Views

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Downtown without Borders: retailers ponder the future

With the demise of Borders bookstore, an anchor of downtown Palo Alto, retailers lamented the loss of a gathering spot and...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2011
Last comment by Mark Weiss , on Apr 30, 2012 at 9:56 am | 57 comments | 21432 Views

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Editorial: Breathing room for car dwellers

Surprised by the intensity of the negative reaction from some segments of the faith community and others grappling with the...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2011
Last comment by James, on Oct 24, 2011 at 4:52 pm | 31 comments | 3724 Views

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Photo essay: No ordinary summer

Today's Bay Area campers are learning more than just how to make friendship bracelets. ==B Photos by Veronica Weber/Palo...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2011
Last comment by rock camp rocks, on Jul 28, 2011 at 3:23 pm | 4 comments | 11152 Views

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Palo Alto adds fee to garbage bills

Palo Alto's garbage rates are scheduled to rise in the fall for the second year in a row, but this time every residential...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2011
Last comment by CA-Barbie, on Aug 5, 2011 at 5:31 pm | 39 comments | 5634 Views

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Palo Alto's largest union agrees to pay freeze

With fiscal deficits looming on Palo Alto's horizon, pay freezes have become the new normal for the city's largest workers...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2011
Last comment by Michael, on Jul 27, 2011 at 9:10 am | 5 comments | 2195 Views

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City banks on Stanford cash for major projects

Palo Alto officials are just starting the long process of allocating about $40 million that the city is scheduled to receive...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2011
Last comment by pa parent, on Jul 28, 2011 at 11:18 pm | 24 comments | 2405 Views

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State unemployment rate rises slightly

California's unemployment rate went up slightly in June, according to a report released Friday (July 22) by the state's Employment...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2011
Last comment by Big shock, on Jul 27, 2011 at 5:05 am | 3 comments | 1895 Views

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Briones House wall purchased for $30,000

The last remnant of the historic Briones House that proponents sought to preserve through nearly 14 years of litigation has...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2011
Last comment by Moi, on Jul 27, 2011 at 10:32 pm | 13 comments | 2783 Views

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Palo Alto's airport takeover delayed until 2013

Palo Alto's plan to take over operation of Palo Alto Airport has fallen behind schedule because of vacancies and turnover...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2011
Last comment by baumgrenze, on Aug 1, 2011 at 9:10 pm | 20 comments | 2921 Views

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Police: Outrage over homicides leads to tips

After decades of adhering to a "no-snitch" culture, East Palo Alto residents are coming forward with tips about recent murders...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2011
Last comment by Sue Dremann, on Jul 29, 2011 at 2:55 pm | 10 comments | 2599 Views

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Editorial: What to do with $40 million?

The Palo Alto City Council and administration set the stage Monday for what we hope will be a serious and productive discussion...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2011
Last comment by Stan, on Aug 2, 2011 at 7:27 pm | 9 comments | 2550 Views
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