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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Page Mill development to test Palo Alto's new affordable-housing law

A new Palo Alto law that allows developers who provide affordable housing to build more densely will get its first test on...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by curmudgeon, 1 minutes ago | 31 comments | 5187 Views

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Supervisors offer aid in preserving Buena Vista Mobile Home Park

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian proposed today to the Board of Supervisors to use $8 million from its affordable...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by Memories, 15 hours ago | 56 comments | 6008 Views

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City spots flaws in glass shards on California Avenue

Responding to complaints about the sharpness of the polished glass used in California Avenues new sidewalks, Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by Barron Park resident, 22 hours ago | 48 comments | 4549 Views

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Ford opens new research center in Palo Alto

Seeking to hit the gas pedal on new technologies such as self-driving cars and immerse itself in Silicon Valley's big-data...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by PA North, on Jan 25, 2015 at 9:13 am | 7 comments | 3834 Views

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What You Don't Know About Crosswalks Could Kill You

50% of all pedestrian deaths occur in crosswalks. They are far and away the most dangerous part of any street....

Original post made by Kim Rubin on Jan. 23, 2015
Last comment by Reality, on Jan 24, 2015 at 10:42 pm | 5 comments | 265 Views

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Is retirement funding based on 'rainbows, butterflies and unicorns'?

A well-known financial analyst, talk-show host and Orange County's treasurer-tax collector recently described state retirement-funding...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Jan 24, 2015 at 2:03 pm | 12 comments | 2327 Views

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Shop Talk: Shady Lane moves, Anatolian Kitchen expands

Gift boutique Shady Lane is slated to move from University Avenue to Sharon Heights Shopping Center next month; Anatolian...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2015
Last comment by Memories, on Jan 24, 2015 at 1:42 pm | 21 comments | 4454 Views

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Palo Alto seeks feedback on new traffic-reduction nonprofit

Palo Alto's bid to create a nonprofit that would manage downtown's traffic-reduction programs will be the focus of a community...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2015
Last comment by iParkomat, on Jan 23, 2015 at 9:28 pm | 21 comments | 2611 Views

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Council OKs new bike routes on Churchill and Maybell

Students biking to Palo Alto's two public high schools and southernmost middle school will be getting help with their commutes,...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2015
Last comment by parent alum, on Jan 23, 2015 at 12:37 pm | 3 comments | 472 Views

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Bike bridge designs wow planning commissioners

One cries for attention with its prominent red arch and a row of changing lights. The other is an understated ribbon that...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2015
Last comment by Midtown, on Jan 23, 2015 at 12:33 pm | 44 comments | 7642 Views

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Salary hikes approved for Palo Alto council members

In the latest sign of the city's growing economic fortunes, the Palo Alto City Council agreed on Tuesday night to raise the...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 22, 2015 at 10:23 pm | 22 comments | 3201 Views

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Palo Alto: Three-story building proposed for Olive Garden site

In the latest sign of the construction boom happening around California Avenue, Palo Alto planners are considering a proposal...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2014
Last comment by Long Time Resident, on Jan 22, 2015 at 1:58 am | 29 comments | 6478 Views

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Bike improvements eyed around Palo Alto high schools

With about two dozen bike projects already in the works in Palo Alto, city officials are preparing to sign off on two more...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2015
Last comment by just wondering, on Jan 21, 2015 at 11:21 pm | 30 comments | 4940 Views

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Protesters block traffic on San Mateo bridge

More than 100 Stanford University students and community members stormed the San Mateo-Hayward bridge in a "Reclaim MLK"...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2015
Last comment by Keep-The-Roads-And-Bridges-Open, on Jan 21, 2015 at 4:21 pm | 34 comments | 7155 Views

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Palo Alto Sea Scouts get new Navy boat

The Palo Alto Sea Scouts' days of rebuilding decks and maintaining four ship engines is about to walk the gang plank. A newer...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2013
Last comment by Gordon Hansen, on Jan 21, 2015 at 1:27 pm | 7 comments | 2088 Views

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2014: The year the game changed

In the defining act of 2013, Palo Alto residents rebuffed elected officials by rejecting Measure D in the November election,...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2014
Last comment by Ethically Challenged, on Jan 20, 2015 at 2:32 pm | 10 comments | 3905 Views

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Staffing shuffle aims to boost Palo Alto Fire Department's medical response

With medical response calls on the rise, the Palo Alto Fire Department last week adjusted its staffing so that every fire...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2015
Last comment by Ross, on Jan 20, 2015 at 8:16 am | 3 comments | 2211 Views

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Palo Alto officials protest rapid-bus plan

A proposal by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) to establish dedicated bus lanes and remove more than...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Terry, on Jan 20, 2015 at 7:02 am | 25 comments | 6039 Views

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Nonprofit aims to bring laundry, shower services to homeless

People who are homeless in Palo Alto and East Palo Alto could soon have free showers and laundry services through a new initiative...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2015
Last comment by Pearl, on Jan 19, 2015 at 8:06 pm | 7 comments | 5437 Views

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Wireless facilities meet fuzzy reception in Palo Alto

When it comes to equipment to boost wireless reception in Palo Alto, the city's planning effort is struggling to keep up...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2015
Last comment by get it right, on Jan 19, 2015 at 10:14 am | 18 comments | 3606 Views
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