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Palo Alto moves ahead with electric-vehicle policy

Seeking to bolster the city's reputation as a clean-tech leader and prepare for a surge of electric vehicles on city streets,...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2011
Last comment by Waste energy, on Dec 27, 2011 at 10:28 am | 38 comments | 5058 Views

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Palo Alto program aims to make energy savings a 'social' affair

Palo Alto residents who keep their energy use low now have something besides lower bills to show for their efforts -- bragging...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2012
Last comment by Repeal-The-UUT, on Apr 9, 2012 at 11:16 am | 38 comments | 3879 Views

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City adopts plan to revamp waste operations

As Palo Alto prepares to dramatically overhaul how it handles its waste, city officials and residents remain at odds over...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2012
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Jul 12, 2012 at 2:20 pm | 38 comments | 8433 Views

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PA real estate agents - selling out PA to the highest bidder

Just want to throw out a question to the community: do you think the ever-growing phenomenon of Palo Alto homes being bought...

Original post made by Chris Zaharias on Jan. 7, 2013
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, on Jan 16, 2013 at 4:16 pm | 38 comments | 3081 Views

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Palo Alto looks to Hill to soothe high-speed-rail concerns

California's high-speed rail project may have left the station last year, when the state Legislature approved funding for...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2013
Last comment by Martin, on Feb 26, 2013 at 5:35 pm | 38 comments | 8591 Views

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Palo Alto ponders ways to spend Stanford funds

Two years after Palo Alto approved a dramatic expansion of Stanford University Medical Center, city officials find themselves...

Original post made on May. 7, 2013
Last comment by MIke, on May 10, 2013 at 6:23 pm | 38 comments | 5159 Views

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Editorial: From fast to slow on 27 University?

Just last fall, John Arrillaga's vision for building huge office towers and a theater where the MacArthur Park restaurant...

Original post made on May. 31, 2013
Last comment by bag ABAG, on Jun 3, 2013 at 8:39 pm | 38 comments | 3303 Views

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Ban on feeding wildlife advances in Palo Alto

Feeding the ducks in the Palo Alto Baylands was once a popular local pastime, as common as hiking in the foothills or hacking...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2013
Last comment by Not rocket science, on Aug 31, 2013 at 2:16 pm | 38 comments | 4985 Views

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High-speed-rail 'safeguard' bill signed into law

Legislation spearheaded by state Sen. Jerry Hill that makes it next to impossible for the California High-Speed Rail Authority...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2013
Last comment by Ruth, on Sep 13, 2013 at 8:13 pm | 38 comments | 22821 Views

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Why Not Help Save The Last Orchard in Palo Alto?

“A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can let alone.” Henry David Thoreau “There...

Original post made by Margo Davis on Sep. 25, 2013
Last comment by Margaret Fruth, on Nov 2, 2013 at 10:44 am | 38 comments | 4988 Views

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Measure D opponents hang tough in cash battle

With Election Day just around the corner, the nonprofit looking to build a bitterly contested housing development on Maybell...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2013
Last comment by Vote AGAINST D, on Oct 28, 2013 at 2:46 pm | 38 comments | 5129 Views

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Palo Alto looks to resolve 'retention crisis' with pay raises

With Palo Alto's economic recovery speeding along and tax revenues happily spiking, the city is doing something to try to...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2014
Last comment by Outsource, on Mar 15, 2014 at 7:27 pm | 38 comments | 12713 Views

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Palo Alto mulls dedicating new parkland

A long forgotten and largely abandoned parcel of city-owned land next to Foothills Park could be spruced up and added to...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2014
Last comment by Disgusted 2, on Mar 23, 2014 at 9:55 pm | 38 comments | 11212 Views

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Stanford wins approval for El Camino project

Stanford University's plan to build 250 housing units for its faculty in the College Terrace neighborhood scored another...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2014
Last comment by Annette, on Apr 8, 2014 at 2:22 pm | 38 comments | 13956 Views

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Want More Density, Height, and Overbuilding? No?

I received this today from our Comp Plan rep: September 2nd seems to be a preliminary date the city will receive initial...

Original post made by res on Aug. 29, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Sep 1, 2014 at 2:21 pm | 38 comments | 1632 Views

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Palo Alto to explore incentives for slashing natural-gas use

After cutting carbon out of the city's electric supply, Palo Alto officials are now fixing their sights on the next frontier...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2014
Last comment by Jo Ann, on Dec 18, 2014 at 3:30 pm | 38 comments | 6322 Views

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Silicon Valley 'hot and getting hotter' -- yet with huge inequities

Silicon Valley is doing better than ever economically, and this time it's no bubble, Russell Hancock, president and CEO of...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2015
Last comment by PhDWoman, on Feb 23, 2015 at 8:00 pm | 38 comments | 9949 Views

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Board to hold special meeting to amend parcel tax language

After being informed that Santa Clara County Counsel perceives as illegal the Palo Alto school district's inclusion of a...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2015
Last comment by Michael Wolk, on Apr 13, 2015 at 3:49 pm | 38 comments | 4776 Views

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Mercedes dealership planned for Ming's site

A glassy, three-story Mercedes dealership would go up next to the Baylands at the Embarcadero Road site of Ming's Restaurant...

Original post made on May. 8, 2015
Last comment by Brian, on May 14, 2015 at 9:05 am | 38 comments | 9308 Views

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Need for new downtown garage questioned

Palo Alto officials often liken the city's strategy for dealing with the city's parking crisis to a three-legged stool: reduce...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2015
Last comment by K, on Dec 31, 2015 at 1:09 pm | 38 comments | 9504 Views
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