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Palo Alto committee backs trash-rate increase

For Palo Alto residents, garbage bins and trash rates have long enjoyed a simple and direct correlation -- the smaller the...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2012
Last comment by pares, on Mar 9, 2012 at 8:43 am | 24 comments | 1662 Views

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We need to support our young people

When our young people are profiled by racist elements, we need to support them. http://abcnews.go.com/US/cops-witnesses-back-george-zimmermans-version/story?id=16371852 GZ...

Original post made by Joe on May. 17, 2012
Last comment by That User Name is already, on Jun 12, 2012 at 2:55 pm | 24 comments | 1539 Views

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Ballot measure: Palo Alto sucked into statewide marijuana debate

After wafting through Los Angeles, San Jose and Oakland, California's cloudy debate over marijuana law will drift into Palo...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2012
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Oct 20, 2012 at 8:33 am | 24 comments | 2232 Views

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City treads cautiously against 'Citizens United'

The recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to loosen up campaign-finance restrictions for corporations won't win any popularity...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2012
Last comment by wmartin46, on Oct 24, 2012 at 10:53 am | 24 comments | 5725 Views

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Thieves take $11,000 in Victoria's Secret bras

Shoplifters struck it big on Halloween after walking out of Victoria's Secret with 180 bras valued at $11,000, Palo Alto...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2012
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Nov 2, 2012 at 5:40 pm | 24 comments | 1524 Views

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Arrillaga scales down plan for University Avenue

A controversial plan by developer John Arrillaga to build a new "arts and innovation district" with four office towers and...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2012
Last comment by Concerns, on Dec 2, 2012 at 12:02 am | 24 comments | 1697 Views

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Palo Alto settles suit over compost plant

The City of Palo Alto has reached a settlement with a group of environmentalists who had filed a lawsuit challenging a proposal...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2012
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Dec 6, 2012 at 6:41 pm | 24 comments | 3438 Views

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Few good options on pensions, council is told

Despite pension reforms passed in Sacramento last summer, Palo Alto remains severely restricted in its power to rein in the...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2013
Last comment by Alex, on Jan 25, 2013 at 10:09 pm | 24 comments | 3259 Views

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Palo Alto's 2013 priorities: infrastructure, downtown, technology

Casting aside years of broad, vague and feel-good "priorities," Palo Alto officials on Saturday selected infrastructure repairs,...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2013
Last comment by Matt, on Feb 7, 2013 at 8:32 am | 24 comments | 2641 Views

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The promise and reality of electric cars

While environmentalists are calling for an end to fossil fuel pipelines, and oil company apologists claim that Greens want...

Original post made on May. 3, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on May 14, 2013 at 10:10 pm | 24 comments | 2204 Views

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Palo Alto officials to ponder city's 'core values'

After wading through the weeds of policymaking for much of the year, Palo Alto officials will consider a fuzzier, more philosophical...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2013
Last comment by Almighty US $, on Oct 1, 2013 at 2:36 pm | 24 comments | 4279 Views

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Voters to decide Measure D's fate tomorrow

After months of contentious battles between senior-housing advocates and rezoning hawks, voters tomorrow will decide the...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2013
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Nov 5, 2013 at 9:22 am | 24 comments | 4326 Views

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Anyone object to a new sign at Miki's Market?

I got a notice in the mail that Alma Village and the new grocery moving in want an exception for a permanent lighted sign...

Original post made by Tom DuBois on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Tom DuBois, on Feb 18, 2014 at 11:48 am | 24 comments | 21661 Views

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Residents, developer spar over plan for office complex

At a meeting that pitted the latest concepts in land-use against the grim reality of an already congested area of Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2013
Last comment by Rainer ingeborg eejit, on Dec 7, 2013 at 7:23 am | 24 comments | 8045 Views

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Fire Dept. burns through half its overtime budget

The Palo Alto Fire Department has burned through half of its annual overtime budget -- $718,000 -- during this fiscal year...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2013
Last comment by Walter White, on Dec 14, 2013 at 10:30 am | 24 comments | 6858 Views

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Stanford is shopping for firefighting service

Stanford University is looking around for a new provider of firefighting services, a move that could transform or even end...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2013
Last comment by Equestrienne, on Dec 27, 2013 at 6:36 pm | 24 comments | 6828 Views

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Palo Alto fails to find compromise in compost debate

After a brief respite, Palo Alto's leading environmentalists are once again clashing over the future of local composting...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on May 1, 2014 at 10:31 pm | 24 comments | 5366 Views

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Palo Alto mulls new fees for emergency medical services

Palo Alto may soon create fees for emergency services that involve medical treatment but do not include a trip to the emergency...

Original post made on May. 8, 2014
Last comment by Senior citizen, on May 12, 2014 at 9:29 pm | 24 comments | 4847 Views

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Editorial: Growing the shuttle

As one piece of a multi-pronged approach to improving transit options and addressing parking and congestion, city officials...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 24, 2014 at 1:21 pm | 24 comments | 3107 Views

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Questions abound over anonymous campaign mailer

An anonymous mailer urging recipients to vote for the three female candidates for Palo Alto's school board went out to an...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by Reason, on Oct 18, 2014 at 11:22 am | 24 comments | 2126 Views
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