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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto fights downtown vacancies

Seeking to save downtown Palo Alto from a spreading rash of vacancy signs, city officials have tweaked the zoning rules to...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2009
Last comment by Giovanni, on Nov 27, 2009 at 1:24 pm | 30 comments | 2258 Views

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New hotel to rise over the Baylands

Palo Alto's newest hotel will soon overlook the city's pristine Baylands after the City Council quickly and enthusiastically...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2010
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Apr 15, 2010 at 10:40 am | 30 comments | 2232 Views

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Stanford nurses propose 'cooling off' period

Trying to avoid calling a strike against Stanford and Lucile Packard hospitals, officials for the nurses' union, the Committee...

Original post made on May. 28, 2010
Last comment by corre, on Jun 22, 2010 at 3:31 pm | 30 comments | 2438 Views

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Report: High-speed rail ridership data flawed

California high-speed rail ridership studies are flawed and are "unreliable for policy analysis," according to an independent...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2010
Last comment by Caltrain rider, on Jul 8, 2010 at 9:40 am | 30 comments | 3386 Views

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Zumot's lawyers press for documents

Attorneys for the Palo Alto man charged with killing his girlfriend and setting their cottage on fire have asked the court...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2010
Last comment by Interesting, on Aug 30, 2010 at 7:34 pm | 30 comments | 1971 Views

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Caltrain wants high-speed rail to start locally

Caltrain has joined a growing swell of Peninsula critics of California's proposed high-speed-rail system. But Caltrain isn't...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2010
Last comment by YIMBY, on Sep 19, 2010 at 6:39 pm | 30 comments | 2862 Views

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Palo Alto committee wants rail funding withheld

Hours after Palo Alto's high-speed-rail consultant released a report sharply critical of the California High-Speed Rail Authority's...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2010
Last comment by Larry Cohn, on Sep 20, 2010 at 3:42 pm | 30 comments | 2321 Views

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Palo Alto resident with webcam warns of intruder

A tech-savvy homeowner on Tennyson Avenue in Palo Alto used a webcam to record footage of a suspicious man taking pictures...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2011
Last comment by PAneighbor, on Feb 10, 2011 at 10:41 am | 30 comments | 2630 Views

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South Palo Alto housing proposal shot down

After seeing hundreds of housing units pop up in their part of the city over the past decade, dozens of south Palo Alto residents...

Original post made on May. 3, 2011
Last comment by Pecuniac, on May 4, 2011 at 11:44 am | 30 comments | 4342 Views

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Historic Juana Briones House coming down

The owner of Palo Alto's oldest home, Juana Briones House, has begun deconstructing the 166-year-old structure after 13 years...

Original post made on May. 25, 2011
Last comment by L'Ann Bingham, on May 1, 2014 at 10:43 pm | 30 comments | 4064 Views

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New study, same arguments in Palo Alto's compost debate

Palo Alto's heated debate over the future of local composting reignited Monday night, with both supporters and opponents...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2011
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Oct 15, 2011 at 11:35 am | 30 comments | 1552 Views

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Obama to return to Woodside this Sunday

President Barack Obama is returning to Woodside on Sunday (Sept. 25) for a 4 p.m. gathering to meet and presumably break...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2011
Last comment by mj street, on Sep 22, 2011 at 10:46 am | 30 comments | 1422 Views

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Man attacked with a bat in downtown Palo Alto

A man who had been out drinking in downtown Palo Alto bars was attacked and beaten with a bat or stick near Pizza My Heart...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Dec 16, 2011 at 12:02 pm | 30 comments | 6202 Views

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Music company drops children's classics

An international music company has agreed to drop two children's songs -- "Shoo Fly" and "Jimmy Crack Corn" -- after a Palo...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2012
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Feb 25, 2012 at 1:14 am | 30 comments | 2414 Views

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Police: Avoid driving on Charleston during school rush hours

Officials are bracing for potential traffic gridlock on Charleston Road Thursday, Aug. 16, as Palo Alto students head back...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2012
Last comment by Road diet, on Aug 17, 2012 at 12:02 pm | 30 comments | 1824 Views

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Palo Alto seeks medical skills in new firefighters

Their job title may evoke burning buildings and forest flames, but Palo Alto's newest firefighters are expected to be just...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2012
Last comment by Wayne Martin, on Oct 28, 2012 at 12:20 pm | 30 comments | 2782 Views

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Former Paly baseball coach arrested for child molestation

Joel Kaufman, a former Palo Alto High School coach accused of child molestation, surrendered himself to Contra Costa sheriffs...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Mar 24, 2013 at 9:02 pm | 30 comments | 5394 Views

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Mobile-home residents pack school board meeting

About 375 Palo Alto residents -- including more than 100 children in local public schools -- would be displaced by the closure...

Original post made on May. 8, 2013
Last comment by palo alto parent, on May 11, 2013 at 2:17 pm | 30 comments | 4618 Views

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Palo Alto refines plan to replace Baylands trees

As Palo Alto officials prepare to chop down more than 500 trees at the city's golf course and to plant hundreds of other...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2013
Last comment by Name the Names, on Aug 30, 2013 at 5:11 pm | 30 comments | 1728 Views

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Editorial: In baby step, PCs are put on hold

After years of hearing citizen complaints about Palo Alto's practice of allowing developers to exceed zoning limits by offering...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 9, 2014 at 9:07 am | 30 comments | 3341 Views
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