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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Teachers' union, district at odds over co-pays

The Palo Alto teachers' union has asked the school board to restore $780,000 worth of health benefits to the school district's...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2009
Last comment by Parent, on Oct 19, 2009 at 4:36 pm | 36 comments | 2231 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Is dealing with the "Dog Matter" barking up the wrong tree?

Every decade or so, the "Dog Matter" pops up in Palo Alto -- no relation to the little piles rarely seen in these post-PooperScooper...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2009
Last comment by It's not the dog, it's the owner, on Nov 26, 2009 at 1:27 am | 36 comments | 2374 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Blood donor sues Stanford over infection

A Palo Alto man, Christopher Bui, is suing Stanford Hospital and Clinics, after developing a severe infection when he donated...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2010
Last comment by Nigel Rockport, on Jan 25, 2010 at 2:46 pm | 36 comments | 4260 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto shifts housing strategy

Palo Alto, a city with a reputation for affluence and astronomic property values, is banking on small apartments scattered...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2010
Last comment by Some Facts, on Sep 12, 2010 at 4:51 pm | 36 comments | 2445 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City of Palo Alto staff salaries decreased in 2010

After years of increases, the salaries of Palo Alto workers took a step in the opposite direction in 2010 as total pay dropped...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2011
Last comment by peter carpenter, on Mar 16, 2011 at 4:28 pm | 36 comments | 2717 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

AT&T antennas get mixed reception in Palo Alto

AT&T's proposal to install cell antennas on utility poles throughout Palo Alto found a mixed reception at a public hearing...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2011
Last comment by JA3+, on Sep 8, 2011 at 1:19 pm | 36 comments | 4323 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford Hospitals terminate Blue Cross coverage

Patients with Anthem Blue Cross health insurance stopped having coverage at Stanford Hospitals and Clinics on Thursday (Sept....

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2011
Last comment by Matt, on Sep 12, 2011 at 11:24 am | 36 comments | 10421 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PA Libraries now download books to Kindles, why do we need 5 libraries?

It is official. http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/depts/lib/news/details.asp?NewsID=1267&TargetID=140 This is now! We have...

Original post made by Resident on Sep. 28, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 5, 2011 at 9:44 am | 36 comments | 2155 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to 'Friends' group for budget help

Faced with growing expenditures and persistent budget deficits, Palo Alto is increasingly looking to volunteers and community...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2012
Last comment by jardins, on Jun 14, 2012 at 5:52 pm | 36 comments | 1619 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Posturing on parking

The last thing the downtown business community or nearby residents need is a debate over who is to blame for the parking...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2013
Last comment by The city made me do it, on Aug 16, 2013 at 6:23 pm | 36 comments | 9664 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City looks to displace, aid Cubberley's homeless

With Palo Alto's ban on vehicle dwelling set to kick in early next month, city officials are scrambling to construct a safety...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2013
Last comment by Chairman Mao, on Aug 20, 2013 at 5:30 pm | 36 comments | 5399 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto takes aim at construction 'blight'

The chain-link fence around the "mystery project" went up next to Gail Wooley's house on Mariposa Avenue nearly seven years...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2013
Last comment by JoAnn, on Sep 29, 2013 at 2:06 am | 36 comments | 3881 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto treads carefully on new garages

Faced with a citizenry upset about downtown's deepening parking shortages and businesses anxious about looming parking restrictions,...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2014
Last comment by baleylanger, on Mar 6, 2014 at 4:36 am | 36 comments | 81843 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Three critically injured after car crashes into downtown coffee shop

Three people were critically injured in downtown Palo Alto on Thursday afternoon after a vehicle crashed into University...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2014
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Aug 2, 2014 at 12:01 pm | 36 comments | 23774 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Invitation only candidates meeting

On Wednesday there was a by invitation only meeting with three of the candidates for city council-- Holman, filseth and Dubois....

Original post made by Rupert of henzau on Aug. 1, 2014
Last comment by village fool, on Aug 7, 2014 at 11:34 pm | 36 comments | 667 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents catch city wasting water

One day after the City of Palo Alto adopted water-use restrictions for businesses and residents, mushrooms growing in city...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Aug 9, 2014 at 3:54 am | 36 comments | 4634 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mitchell Park Library close to complete, but legal battle looms

Since a new contractor was brought on last February to finish the long-stalled Mitchell Park Library project, a "night and...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2014
Last comment by Sea-SEELAM REDDY, on Aug 12, 2014 at 3:39 pm | 36 comments | 4166 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto police deny ticket-quota allegations

The Palo Alto Police Department is vehemently denying claims made by three anonymous officers in an NBC Bay Area report that...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Aug 15, 2014 at 11:44 pm | 36 comments | 2658 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Want More Density, Height, and Overbuilding? No?

I received this today from our Comp Plan rep: September 2nd seems to be a preliminary date the city will receive initial...

Original post made by res on Aug. 29, 2014
Last comment by resident 3, 12 hours ago | 36 comments | 458 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Our Town: After the Mandarin debate

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Original post made on Jun. 20, 2007
Last comment by Parent, on Jun 29, 2007 at 9:22 pm | 36 comments | 4547 Views
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