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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Report: Higher tax, new bond needed to fund city repairs

Palo Alto should raise its sales tax, terminate its Cubberley Community Center lease and devote almost a quarter of its annual...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2011
Last comment by JC, on Dec 30, 2011 at 6:54 am | 87 comments | 4504 Views

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Sartor tapped to stay on as public works director

After a year of new faces in top management, City Manager James Keene opted for stability and familiarity Thursday when he...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2011
Last comment by Joseph Kott, on Dec 26, 2011 at 4:50 pm | 9 comments | 2179 Views

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Report urges forming infrastructure commission

Palo Alto should overhaul its system for managing infrastructure and appoint a new citizens commission to oversee the complex...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2011
Last comment by Get Real, on Dec 30, 2011 at 11:00 am | 25 comments | 2157 Views

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2011: Palo Alto's high-stakes year

If an out-of-towner had to guess which American city had spent the past year squabbling with labor unions, battling a project...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2011
Last comment by A-View-From-Inside-The-Bubble, on Dec 31, 2011 at 7:56 am | 5 comments | 3155 Views

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2011: Looking back

Change, celebration and reflection marked the year in Palo Alto through the eyes of Palo Alto Weekly photographers. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 30, 2011 at 1:28 pm | 1 comment | 2492 Views

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Education in Palo Alto: Looking back at 2011

The year began with a triumphant parade for youth, with thousands cheering as Palo Alto High School's state championship...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2012
Last comment by Ann, on Jan 2, 2012 at 10:18 pm | 2 comments | 3749 Views

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Yeh, Scharff to lead Palo Alto council in 2012

Yiaway Yeh, a mild-mannered auditor with an appetite for crunching budget numbers and delving into utilities issues, was...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2012
Last comment by CPA Employee & Resident, on Jan 7, 2012 at 6:07 pm | 13 comments | 4287 Views

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Woman killed by train Monday was from Palo Alto

The San Mateo County Coroner's Office has identified the woman killed by a train at Encinal Avenue in Menlo Park Monday night...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2012
Last comment by CDV, on Jan 21, 2012 at 8:34 pm | 8 comments | 2518 Views

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Bloomingdale's building a smaller Palo Alto store

Longstanding Stanford Shopping Center tenant Bloomingdale's will build a smaller store at the mall, its parent company, Macy's,...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2012
Last comment by Dave, on Jan 11, 2012 at 3:10 pm | 11 comments | 31680 Views

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Plan to cut lanes on California Avenue challenged again

Palo Alto's plan to reduce lanes on California Avenue from four to two and to add a host of streetscape improvements to the...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2012
Last comment by Mike, on Jan 10, 2012 at 1:36 pm | 59 comments | 4026 Views

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Palo Alto's young mayor packs policy experience

When Yiaway Yeh cast the deciding vote last July to send a labor-reform measure on the November ballot, just about everyone...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2012
Last comment by svatoid, on Jan 9, 2012 at 12:14 pm | 11 comments | 5340 Views

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Record $100,000 donated to Holiday Fund

An anonymous $100,000 donation from a Palo Alto family foundation has propelled this year's Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jan 6, 2012 at 4:06 pm | 2 comments | 2038 Views

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Ford to open research lab in Palo Alto

Ford Motor Company plans to open a research lab in Palo Alto, a facility that the company says will be its "first-ever dedicated...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2012
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jan 10, 2012 at 6:16 am | 16 comments | 2307 Views

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Green goals, infrastructure on city's 2012 agenda

Curbing employee costs, fixing up the city's aged infrastructure, reopening the city's largest library and using technology...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2012
Last comment by HowMany.org, on Jan 10, 2012 at 10:56 am | 7 comments | 3299 Views

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Brown's budget ultimatum could affect Palo Alto

Palo Alto schools "have lots of skin in the game" regarding Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to cut $4.8 billion from public education...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2012
Last comment by Haywood, on Jan 10, 2012 at 9:48 am | 22 comments | 3639 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 | 14065 Views

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School board president a veteran of education wars

Taking the gavel for the second time, new Palo Alto Board of Education President Camille Townsend says she spends a lot of...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2012
Last comment by parent, on Jan 11, 2012 at 5:54 pm | 12 comments | 3584 Views

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Liz Kniss to run for Palo Alto City Council

After a decade-long hiatus, Santa Clara County Supervisor Liz Kniss launched her quest to return to local politics Monday...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2012
Last comment by svatoid, on Jan 14, 2012 at 9:31 am | 43 comments | 5254 Views

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Winter's 14th Spare the Air alert issued

No logs will be burning in the Bay Area Thursday as another Spare the Air Day has been announced by the Bay Area Air Quality...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2012
Last comment by burning, on Jan 12, 2012 at 4:56 pm | 4 comments | 1917 Views

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VIDEO: Hanging mannequin prompts 911 calls

A man reported to be hanging by the neck from the Howrey law offices next to the Four Seasons Hotel in East Palo Alto Saturday...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2012
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