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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Seeking the cure

Dr. Jeffrey Norton tugged at a malignant tumor protruding from a patient's stomach on a recent afternoon while conferring...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2010
Last comment by Bigger bigger, on Jul 1, 2010 at 11:51 pm | 39 comments | 4639 Views

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Palo Alto takes aim at binding arbitration

Palo Alto residents could be asked to choose between their elected leaders and their firefighters in the November election....

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2010
Last comment by Deep Throat, on Jul 26, 2010 at 3:02 pm | 39 comments | 2682 Views

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Merge Palo Alto fire stations, consultants say

The Palo Alto Fire Department should merge the Hanover Street and Arastradero Road fire stations, reorganize its top management...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2011
Last comment by Concerned in Foothills, on Feb 7, 2011 at 5:06 pm | 39 comments | 4070 Views

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Palo Alto adds fee to garbage bills

Palo Alto's garbage rates are scheduled to rise in the fall for the second year in a row, but this time every residential...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2011
Last comment by CA-Barbie, on Aug 5, 2011 at 5:31 pm | 39 comments | 4477 Views

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Palo Alto tries to curb Mitchell Park Library costs

Concerned about growing construction costs at the Mitchell Park Library and Community Center, Palo Alto officials have hired...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2011
Last comment by fail, on Nov 28, 2011 at 1:03 pm | 39 comments | 13827 Views

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California Avenue fountain, park designs unveiled

Three designs for the California Avenue fountain plaza were unveiled by Palo Alto officials at a community meeting Tuesday....

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2011
Last comment by paloaltotreewatch, on Dec 6, 2011 at 8:52 pm | 39 comments | 8659 Views

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City mulls tax increase for infrastructure repairs

Palo Alto may ask its voters to approve a tax increase this year to pay for needed infrastructure repairs, though the city...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2012
Last comment by In Balance, on Apr 4, 2012 at 10:42 am | 39 comments | 2358 Views

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Residents miffed by lane changes near Mitchell Park library

Palo Alto is scrambling to restore driving lanes around the new Mitchell Park Library and Community Center to their original...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2012
Last comment by Clearly frustrated, on Apr 23, 2012 at 9:27 pm | 39 comments | 1889 Views

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New turf, dog area approved for El Camino Park

What began as an effort to build a reservoir at El Camino Park transformed into a broader overhaul of the Palo Alto park...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2012
Last comment by Paul Losch, on Apr 29, 2012 at 3:47 pm | 39 comments | 16106 Views

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Palo Alto looks to ban smoking at all small parks

More than half of Palo Alto parks would become smoke-free zones under a law change that a City Council committee abruptly...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2013
Last comment by Annette, on Apr 1, 2013 at 7:06 pm | 39 comments | 4691 Views

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Zone defense: Palo Alto tries to tackle unruly planning problem

A flood of development applications and ongoing disputes about "public benefits" have prompted Palo Alto officials to consider...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2013
Last comment by Community Bulletin Board, on Jun 26, 2014 at 3:37 pm | 39 comments | 3786 Views

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Infrastructure bond a tough sell, survey says

The good news for Palo Alto officials is that citizens feel confident in the City Council's ability to take care of the city's...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2013
Last comment by Marie, on Jun 5, 2013 at 12:16 pm | 39 comments | 9299 Views

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Maybell Referendum Petition Available to Download and Sign

Dear Fellow Palo Altan: I am involved in a community effort to qualify two referendums to be put on a ballot for voting...

Original post made by Maybell Referendum on Jul. 7, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Jul 11, 2013 at 6:09 pm | 39 comments | 1960 Views

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Tax hike or not, council aims to build new police HQ

It's not easy to ask voters for a tax increase when city coffers are flush with cash, but that is the awkwardly enviable...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2014
Last comment by Julian, on Jan 31, 2014 at 7:49 pm | 39 comments | 10240 Views

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Park Boulevard accidents concern workers, residents

The broadsiding of a sedan that pushed the vehicle through a plate-glass window on March 15 is just the latest accident that...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2014
Last comment by fight the developers, on Apr 9, 2014 at 10:11 am | 39 comments | 8460 Views

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Hearing on Buena Vista closure plan begins May 12

The fate of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park will get a public airing next week in a hearing to determine if the terms for compensating...

Original post made on May. 9, 2014
Last comment by Greenacres, on May 14, 2014 at 1:22 pm | 39 comments | 4896 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 Oct 5, 2014 at 1:36 pm | 39 comments | 6001 Views

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Palo Alto's parking-permit program gets a green light

Responding to years of complaints about downtown's residential streets transforming into parking lots for employees, Palo...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2014
Last comment by Karen, on Nov 15, 2014 at 11:23 pm | 39 comments | 6365 Views

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Miki proposed as new grocer at former JJ&F market

Miki Werness, whose Alma Village market shuttered in April 2013 after less than six months of operation, may soon get another...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2014
Last comment by proactive, on Dec 16, 2014 at 11:33 am | 39 comments | 6203 Views

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Council favors Sherman Avenue lot for new police headquarters

Palo Alto's glacial journey toward its most urgent priority -- a new police headquarters -- may finally reach its terminus...

Original post made on May. 7, 2015
Last comment by rainer, on May 10, 2015 at 9:52 am | 39 comments | 3460 Views
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