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Palo Alto may put 'binding arbitration' to vote

Palo Alto officials may soon ask city voters to repeal a local law that requires the city and its police officers and firefighters...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2010
Last comment by Jim, on Jul 20, 2010 at 6:39 pm | 32 comments | 4569 Views

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PG&E gas-main routes through Palo Alto

This map, based on one downloaded from the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, shows locations of...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2010
Last comment by anonymous, on Sep 19, 2010 at 4:18 pm | 32 comments | 4006 Views

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Debate on Measure R firefighters' proposal Oct. 6

A pro-and-con debate of Palo Alto's Measure R -- which would mandate voter approval for any cutback in Fire Department staffing...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2010
Last comment by so, on Oct 8, 2010 at 10:18 pm | 32 comments | 2751 Views

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E-books may be future stars at Palo Alto libraries

Seeking to accommodate the digital age, Palo Alto officials are revising design plans for new or renovated city libraries...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 5, 2011 at 9:46 am | 32 comments | 4617 Views

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InnVision Clara-Mateo shelter to close

Clara-Mateo Alliance, a shelter in Menlo Park for homeless families and single adults, will be closed, its parent organization,...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2011
Last comment by mimi, on Feb 2, 2011 at 9:14 am | 32 comments | 3652 Views

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Palo Alto braces for rising water rates

Palo Altans could face years of steep water-rate increases, including a 12.5 percent jump in July, because of regional efforts...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2011
Last comment by Anon., on Feb 10, 2011 at 4:43 pm | 32 comments | 3479 Views

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Palo Alto police apprehend robbery suspect

Police have arrested a San Jose man in connection with the robberies of a pizza delivery man and a woman whose purse was...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2011
Last comment by Joe, on Feb 24, 2011 at 2:34 pm | 32 comments | 3098 Views

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Hundreds turn out to protest Caltrain cuts

Hundreds of people packed the Caltrain headquarters in San Carlos Thursday to warn transportation officials that cutting...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2011
Last comment by Axe HSR, on Mar 5, 2011 at 2:38 pm | 32 comments | 3868 Views

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Killed by medical bills

I'm insured, I always have been. I paid for Cobra even when I couldn't afford it. I'm a very careful consumer, make sure...

Original post made by going broke insured on Apr. 13, 2011
Last comment by blood sucking insurance profits, on Apr 20, 2011 at 12:10 pm | 32 comments | 2039 Views

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Plane crashes, flips in the Baylands

Three people on board a small Cessna plane escaped largely unharmed after the plane lost power, nosedived and flipped over...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on May 26, 2012 at 8:56 am | 32 comments | 4832 Views

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Palo Alto aims to slash waiting time for permits

Palo Alto's famously infuriating permit-review process is about to get a major makeover. The City Council decided Tuesday...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2011
Last comment by Bob, on Sep 9, 2011 at 12:33 pm | 32 comments | 5203 Views

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Palo Alto residents to see postal changes

With the U.S. Postal Service facing insolvency this month, Palo Alto and Menlo Park residents could soon see changes in their...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Oct 1, 2011 at 7:28 am | 32 comments | 11057 Views

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Palo Alto's ambitious bike plans ready to roll

Palo Alto's drive to make local streets safer for bicyclists and pedestrians will get a boost tonight (Monday), when the...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2011
Last comment by Oh please, on Nov 9, 2011 at 11:49 pm | 32 comments | 2101 Views

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Palo Alto looks to strengthen massage law

Palo Alto is plowing ahead with its plan to firm up regulation of local massage practices, but several City Council members...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2012
Last comment by Ken, on Jun 16, 2013 at 3:18 pm | 32 comments | 4393 Views

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Proposed 'Gateway' building wins key vote

An ambitious proposal to build a five-story building featuring a glassy tower, offices, apartments and a coffee shop at one...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2012
Last comment by Mark Weiss , on Apr 30, 2012 at 9:11 am | 32 comments | 4691 Views

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'Gateway' building sparks concerns over parking

An ambitious proposal to construct a high-profile "gateway" building at a prominent corner in downtown Palo Alto is facing...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2012
Last comment by OMV Resident, on Mar 22, 2012 at 11:43 pm | 32 comments | 5550 Views

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$70,000 in jewelry stolen from Palo Alto home

A burglar or burglars stole 23 pieces of jewelry and a laptop computer from a house on Maddux Drive in Palo Alto Tuesday,...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2012
Last comment by Sarah, on Mar 23, 2012 at 8:05 am | 32 comments | 3149 Views

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Palo Alto plans major revamp of Fire Department

Firefighters are typically associated in the popular imagination with burning buildings, wildfires and disaster response....

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 10, 2012 at 11:37 am | 32 comments | 5051 Views

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Palo Alto looks to expand plastic-bag ban

Palo Alto's crusade against plastic bags will significantly expand in the coming months as city officials plow forth with...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2012
Last comment by Seeker of Truth, on Jun 16, 2012 at 11:20 pm | 32 comments | 5452 Views

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Editorial: A worthless permit parking test

If the city is truly committed to giving Professorville and other residents living in homes adjacent to downtown some protection...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2012
Last comment by matthew, on Jul 7, 2012 at 9:47 pm | 32 comments | 5510 Views
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Best Of Palo Alto ballot is here

It's time to decide what local business is worthy of the title "Best Of Palo Alto" — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 21st issue of the Palo Alto Weekly.

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