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Palo Alto tries to get a grip on pension problem

It’s a problem as vast as it's vague: an unpaid pension bill that stands at more than $300 million and keeps on growing...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2017
Last comment by Tough Love, 8 hours ago | 32 comments | 2780 Views

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Renter protection plan fizzles

Palo Alto’s foray into rent stabilization blew up at the starting line Monday night after the City Council majority struck...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2017
Last comment by Steve Majors, 9 hours ago | 67 comments | 5904 Views

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Proposed growth to strain Stanford's traffic-fighting effort

A new report for Stanford's general-use permit application shows the university's expansion will create "significant and...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2017
Last comment by Donald, 9 hours ago | 19 comments | 2751 Views

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Council members propose adding housing in commercial areas

The Palo Alto City Council members are looking to revise the zoning code to allow more new residences downtown and in other...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2017
Last comment by Donald, 9 hours ago | 82 comments | 3902 Views

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Editorial: Irrationality on marijuana

In a community that passed Proposition 64, legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, city officials are recommending...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2017
Last comment by resident, 15 hours ago | 17 comments | 1486 Views

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'Behind the Headlines': Palo Alto's pension problem

Palo Alto is facing a pension and retiree medical liability that City Councilman Eric Filseth says approaches $1 billion....

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2017
Last comment by Arvin Winkleman, on Oct 20, 2017 at 3:17 pm | 37 comments | 6405 Views

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Fire Department to cut positions as it deals with falling revenue

The Palo Alto Fire Department plans to eliminate 11 positions -- roughly 10 percent of its workforce -- to deal with falling...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2017
Last comment by Stewart Hill, on Oct 19, 2017 at 2:02 pm | 45 comments | 5144 Views

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Not waiting for the smoke to clear

In the wake of the wildfires devastating the North Bay, numerous local restaurant and wine bar owners have sprung to action,...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2017
Last comment by Trish , on Oct 19, 2017 at 10:42 am | 1 comment | 1451 Views

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Enforcement to remove RVs largely ineffective

The scores of RVs and other vehicles in which people are living along El Camino Real haven't dwindled much since late June,...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Oct 17, 2017 at 6:04 pm | 88 comments | 8178 Views

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Editorial: Our reporting on arrests

At age 19, Joe Smith, home from college and enjoying catching up with some old high school friends the night after Thanksgiving...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2017
Last comment by A Neighbor, on Oct 17, 2017 at 8:22 am | 6 comments | 1471 Views

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Deputy fire chief sues city of Palo Alto

Catherine Capriles, Palo Alto's deputy fire chief, is suing the city for an unlimited amount of money and seeks a writ of...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2017
Last comment by Retired and Gald, on Oct 16, 2017 at 7:46 pm | 36 comments | 10573 Views

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Plan to transform animal shelter advances

Palo Alto's cramped but beloved animal shelter will be turned over to the nonprofit Pets in Need and ultimately replaced...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2017
Last comment by Dan, on Oct 16, 2017 at 2:44 pm | 9 comments | 2353 Views

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Around Town: a powerful reminder; family reunion

Learn about the recent landscaping work at the site where a former Stanford University student sexually assaulted a woman...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2017
Last comment by Obvious, on Oct 16, 2017 at 1:01 pm | 4 comments | 1886 Views

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For Miranda, it's all about making up for lost time

Robert Miranda, a senior at Menlo School, competed in his first cross country meet since he was a sophomore Saturday and...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2017
Last comment by Jerry , on Oct 16, 2017 at 11:29 am | 1 comment | 1180 Views

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Commission pans parking meter plan

Downtown Palo Alto’s move toward parking meters hit an unexpected turn Wednesday night when the city’s Planning and Transportation...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2017
Last comment by Frank, on Oct 14, 2017 at 11:24 pm | 21 comments | 2324 Views

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Simply modern design for 1929 colonial

When Mili Sarrazin spotted a 1929 traditional colonial in Old Palo Alto, she knew right away how she wanted to transform...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1414 Views

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County, employee union announce suit against Trump cancellation of DACA

Santa Clara County and SEIU Local 521 announced that they have filed suit in federal court today against the Trump administration...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Oct 12, 2017 at 10:07 pm | 14 comments | 1790 Views

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When will they outlaw using fireplaces?

The minute the weather dips, our neighbor burns wood in their fireplace. As most in Palo Alto, we have to park our cars outside...

Original post made by Irritated on Oct. 5, 2017
Last comment by Online Name, on Oct 12, 2017 at 8:36 pm | 22 comments | 585 Views

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Any News or Information on What Is Up With our AIR ?

What is the coverage of all this smoke in Palo Alto? How dangerous is the smoke that is covering Palo Alto?...

Original post made by Gotta Breathe on Oct. 11, 2017
Last comment by Read the Paper, on Oct 12, 2017 at 2:58 pm | 9 comments | 343 Views

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Contractor errs, sells too many parking permits

The city of Palo Alto sold too many employee parking permits in five of its 10 parking zones that have approved quotas following...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2017
Last comment by Mike, on Oct 11, 2017 at 8:05 pm | 23 comments | 3505 Views
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