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PALO ALTO ISSUES

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 | 5637 Views

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Palo Alto tries to curb Mitchell Park Library costs

Concerned about growing construction costs at the Mitchell Park Library and Community Center, Palo Alto officials have hired...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2011
Last comment by fail, on Nov 28, 2011 at 1:03 pm | 39 comments | 15082 Views

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California Avenue fountain, park designs unveiled

Three designs for the California Avenue fountain plaza were unveiled by Palo Alto officials at a community meeting Tuesday....

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2011
Last comment by paloaltotreewatch, on Dec 6, 2011 at 8:52 pm | 39 comments | 10511 Views

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City mulls tax increase for infrastructure repairs

Palo Alto may ask its voters to approve a tax increase this year to pay for needed infrastructure repairs, though the city...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2012
Last comment by In Balance, on Apr 4, 2012 at 10:42 am | 39 comments | 4197 Views

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Residents miffed by lane changes near Mitchell Park library

Palo Alto is scrambling to restore driving lanes around the new Mitchell Park Library and Community Center to their original...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2012
Last comment by Clearly frustrated, on Apr 23, 2012 at 9:27 pm | 39 comments | 3416 Views

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New turf, dog area approved for El Camino Park

What began as an effort to build a reservoir at El Camino Park transformed into a broader overhaul of the Palo Alto park...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2012
Last comment by Paul Losch, on Apr 29, 2012 at 3:47 pm | 39 comments | 17712 Views

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Palo Alto looks to ban smoking at all small parks

More than half of Palo Alto parks would become smoke-free zones under a law change that a City Council committee abruptly...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2013
Last comment by Annette, on Apr 1, 2013 at 7:06 pm | 39 comments | 6735 Views

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Zone defense: Palo Alto tries to tackle unruly planning problem

A flood of development applications and ongoing disputes about "public benefits" have prompted Palo Alto officials to consider...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2013
Last comment by Community Bulletin Board, on Jun 26, 2014 at 3:37 pm | 39 comments | 6445 Views

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Infrastructure bond a tough sell, survey says

The good news for Palo Alto officials is that citizens feel confident in the City Council's ability to take care of the city's...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2013
Last comment by Marie, on Jun 5, 2013 at 12:16 pm | 39 comments | 10664 Views

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City floats parking-permit plans to residents

About 40 people showed up to a meeting Tuesday night hosted by the City of Palo Alto that was held to draw feedback on a...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 21, 2013 at 5:49 pm | 39 comments | 6732 Views

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Maybell Referendum Petition Available to Download and Sign

Dear Fellow Palo Altan: I am involved in a community effort to qualify two referendums to be put on a ballot for voting...

Original post made by Maybell Referendum on Jul. 7, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Jul 11, 2013 at 6:09 pm | 39 comments | 2930 Views

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Tax hike or not, council aims to build new police HQ

It's not easy to ask voters for a tax increase when city coffers are flush with cash, but that is the awkwardly enviable...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2014
Last comment by Julian, on Jan 31, 2014 at 7:49 pm | 39 comments | 11919 Views

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Park Boulevard accidents concern workers, residents

The broadsiding of a sedan that pushed the vehicle through a plate-glass window on March 15 is just the latest accident that...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2014
Last comment by fight the developers, on Apr 9, 2014 at 10:11 am | 39 comments | 10996 Views

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Hearing on Buena Vista closure plan begins May 12

The fate of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park will get a public airing next week in a hearing to determine if the terms for compensating...

Original post made on May. 9, 2014
Last comment by Greenacres, on May 14, 2014 at 1:22 pm | 39 comments | 6109 Views

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Palo Alto officials blast water board

Frustrated by a permitting process that continuous to plague two long-awaited construction projects in the Baylands, furious...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2014
Last comment by Change the Names, on Oct 5, 2014 at 1:36 pm | 39 comments | 7119 Views

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Palo Alto's parking-permit program gets a green light

Responding to years of complaints about downtown's residential streets transforming into parking lots for employees, Palo...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2014
Last comment by Karen, on Nov 15, 2014 at 11:23 pm | 39 comments | 8879 Views

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Miki proposed as new grocer at former JJ&F market

Miki Werness, whose Alma Village market shuttered in April 2013 after less than six months of operation, may soon get another...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2014
Last comment by proactive, on Dec 16, 2014 at 11:33 am | 39 comments | 8320 Views

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Homeless shelter seeks neighbors' input

Heart and Home Collaborative, a nonprofit organization offering emergency shelter to homeless women, is exploring various...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Lynn Huidekoper, RN, on Jun 13, 2015 at 4:24 am | 39 comments | 6298 Views

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Palo Alto set to make all new homes 'solar ready'

All new homes in Palo Alto will have to dedicate roof space to solar panels under a new law that the City Council is preparing...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 24, 2015 at 12:48 pm | 39 comments | 7885 Views

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Living large by living small

Like many Bay Area millennials, Alison Rush and husband Jordan Cowman face a difficult dilemma: housing. Read the full...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by cricket, on Dec 12, 2016 at 4:11 pm | 39 comments | 9500 Views
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