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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council candidates split on growth, united on wage

Palo Alto's council candidates have plenty of quibbles when it comes to growth and development, but on Tuesday they found...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2014
Last comment by Sea-Seelam Reddy, 6 hours ago | 24 comments | 2349 Views

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Planning commission backs new housing vision

Palo Alto is still more than a year away from completing the long-awaited update of its land-use bible, but on Wednesday...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2014
Last comment by Jo Ann, 8 hours ago | 1 comment | 459 Views

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Palo Alto admits mistakes in negotiations with developer

Faced with a stinging audit from the Santa Clara County Grand Jury, Palo Alto officials this week acknowledged that they...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2014
Last comment by Jo Ann, 9 hours ago | 51 comments | 5483 Views

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Housing in mixed-use projects can count toward state housing requirement

Menlo Park -- and other California cities and towns -- will now be able to count housing within mixed-use projects toward...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2014
Last comment by Greenacres, 13 hours ago | 1 comment | 410 Views

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Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce replaces CEO

The Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce will have a new CEO after its current leader, David MacKenzie, was asked to step down this...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by Lisa Costa, 13 hours ago | 17 comments | 4498 Views

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Palo Alto police report spike in residential burglaries

Fifteen residential burglaries in Palo Alto have been reported to the police in September, an increase in crimes that appears...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2014
Last comment by Neighbor, 16 hours ago | 10 comments | 2606 Views

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Group grades city council's 'residentialist' credentials

With seemingly every candidate in the City Council trying to run under the "residentialist" banner, the citizens group Palo...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2014
Last comment by Black and White, 18 hours ago | 102 comments | 4889 Views

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Palo Alto’s Proposed New Pension Tax – Oops, Hotel Tax

Interesting read about the level of bloat in the city government: http://unionwatch.org/palo-altos-proposed-new-pension-tax-oops-hotel-tax/ We...

Original post made by Voter on Oct. 1, 2014
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Low Water Pressure from Development?

I saw numerous comments online about people in LAH having an increase in pressure a few weeks ago that has remained. We...

Original post made by resident on Sep. 29, 2014
Last comment by another resident, on Oct 1, 2014 at 4:15 am | 3 comments | 118 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 Sep 30, 2014 at 2:23 pm | 37 comments | 3418 Views

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Tree Cutting Connection to City Government

I can only understand the bizarre choices made by the city as to when and how to cut trees by positing a financial connection...

Original post made by Spoiler on Sep. 29, 2014
Last comment by Ahem, on Sep 30, 2014 at 12:06 pm | 5 comments | 140 Views

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Palo Alto VA employee alleges retaliation, gag order for flagging errors

An inpatient pharmacy technician supervisor at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System's Palo Alto facility said he experienced...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2014
Last comment by Another Frontline Clinician, on Sep 30, 2014 at 10:39 am | 15 comments | 3098 Views

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Online Parking Permit System

The City of Palo Alto has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Parking Website Design & Online Permit System Hosting prior...

Original post made by Herb Borock on Sep. 29, 2014
Last comment by Neighbor, on Sep 29, 2014 at 9:55 pm | 1 comment | 83 Views

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City looks to unleash local dogs with 'shared-use' park

Dog owners yearning for new places to let their companions run free might soon get a little treat from the city. Palo Alto...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2014
Last comment by Tired of Stepping in Dog Poop, on Sep 29, 2014 at 7:32 pm | 67 comments | 4945 Views

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code violations

anyome hear tired of baseless complaints by neighbors for zoning or code violations? one neighbor complained a fence was...

Original post made by frank on Sep. 28, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Sep 29, 2014 at 7:16 pm | 8 comments | 310 Views

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Battle over the Baylands

The brown and dusty expanse of barren land next to Palo Alto's water-treatment plant looks like an unlikely setting for the...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2011
Last comment by funny, on Sep 28, 2014 at 6:22 pm | 36 comments | 3206 Views

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Former Palo Alto mayor Alan Henderson dies at 89

Alan Henderson, former Palo Alto mayor, businessman and environmental advocate, died on Sept. 13 from complications related...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2014
Last comment by Cathy, on Sep 26, 2014 at 7:23 pm | 4 comments | 1096 Views

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Palo Alto launches business registry

It's no secret that Palo Alto's population either doubles or triples every weekday afternoon, with thousands of workers making...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2014
Last comment by now you don't want data??, on Sep 26, 2014 at 5:19 pm | 21 comments | 2370 Views

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Palo Alto: Finding balance in a new world

Few places in the world epitomize the juxtaposition of the global and local as does Palo Alto. Our region has the most active...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 26, 2014 at 7:42 am | 13 comments | 1788 Views

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Tap water smells and tastes terrible

A few weeks ago I noticed a pronounced change in the water pressure in our house. In my shower I'd guess that there is 50%...

Original post made by Duveneck Dad on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by Marie, on Sep 25, 2014 at 9:57 pm | 20 comments | 521 Views
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