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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto, Stanford split over 'revenue guarantee' for hospital expansion

Palo Alto and Stanford University remain at odds over whether Stanford should guarantee that its massive hospital expansion...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2011
Last comment by repetition, on Mar 21, 2011 at 1:25 pm | 28 comments | 2370 Views

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Park 'undedication' heads to Palo Alto ballot

A proposal to "undedicate" a 10-acre parcel of parkland in Byxbee Park to enable the construction of a waste-to-energy plant...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2011
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Mar 26, 2011 at 1:09 pm | 28 comments | 8092 Views

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Cubberley still an option for Foothill expansion

Faced with conflicting arguments and clashing priorities, Palo Alto officials defied dozens of citizens Monday night and...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2011
Last comment by Losing Status, on Jun 29, 2011 at 7:02 pm | 28 comments | 2351 Views

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Plan to replace Newell Road Bridge moves forward

Palo Alto officials threw their support behind a proposal to replace the narrow Newell Road Bridge -- a project that they...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2011
Last comment by Anon., on Jul 18, 2011 at 11:39 am | 28 comments | 2205 Views

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Developers boost funding for compost campaign

Campaign-finance data for Palo Alto's Measures D and E show that local developers have given proponents of E, which would...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2011
Last comment by Sharon, on Oct 10, 2011 at 6:18 pm | 28 comments | 4686 Views

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Bloomberg taps Cornell after Stanford withdraws

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg today (Monday, Dec. 19) named Cornell University the winner in a competition to partner...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2011
Last comment by Retired Teacher, on Dec 20, 2011 at 9:22 pm | 28 comments | 3793 Views

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How the community can save our schools

With its record-breaking number of merit scholars and outstanding SAT test scores, the Palo Alto Unified School District...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2012
Last comment by tunnel vision, on Apr 7, 2012 at 2:41 pm | 28 comments | 6020 Views

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Plans for Rinconada Park renovation underway

Plans for a renovated, better-connected Rinconada Park in Palo Alto are underway, but residents won't see major changes any...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2012
Last comment by anonymous, on Jun 25, 2012 at 8:41 am | 28 comments | 3306 Views

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Palo Alto sees shrinking pool of City Council candidates

When Palo Alto made the switch from odd- to even-year City Council elections in 2010, one of the goals was to generate more...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2012
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Aug 22, 2012 at 1:16 am | 28 comments | 4660 Views

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Legal questions muddle Palo Alto's pot debate

With California's marijuana laws still immersed in a legal cloud, a group of Palo Alto's elected officials is urging voters...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2012
Last comment by Legit Patient, on Sep 26, 2012 at 9:41 am | 28 comments | 5221 Views

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Palo Alto plows ahead with more pension reforms

Palo Alto's effort to curb the exploding costs of employee benefits will hit a milestone this week, when the City Council...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2012
Last comment by John, on Oct 16, 2012 at 1:28 pm | 28 comments | 4839 Views

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City Council wants public opinion on infrastructure

When it comes to Palo Alto's aging buildings and other infrastructure, there appears to be no shortage of projects the city...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2013
Last comment by South PA Neighbor, on Mar 20, 2013 at 10:14 am | 28 comments | 3007 Views

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Rise of committees divides Palo Alto council

A surge of pressing issues and an ambitious 2013 agenda have caused a proliferation of new committees on the Palo Alto City...

Original post made on May. 3, 2013
Last comment by Doreen, on May 6, 2013 at 4:07 pm | 28 comments | 3696 Views

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'All-you-can-fly' airline flies past Palo Alto, lands in San Carlos

Surf Air, the "all-you-can-fly" airline service that was supposed to take off from the Palo Alto Airport instead made a flyover,...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2013
Last comment by Appreciative, on Dec 2, 2013 at 3:22 pm | 28 comments | 6227 Views

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With Cubberley 'shelter' closing, nonprofits plot next steps

A proposal by nonprofit groups in the Palo Alto area to target the most violent and disruptive homeless dwellers at Cubberley...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2013
Last comment by member, on Aug 28, 2013 at 4:06 pm | 28 comments | 8597 Views

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Caltrain trenching study wins green light

Declining to stand idle while change arrives along the Caltrain corridor, Palo Alto officials on Monday agreed to commission...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Nov 14, 2013 at 10:44 am | 28 comments | 27111 Views

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Commissioners push for more traffic data

Palo Alto residents' ongoing frustration over worsening traffic surfaced again Wednesday night, even as city transportation...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2013
Last comment by We've seen it in MV, on Dec 22, 2013 at 12:34 am | 28 comments | 4576 Views

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Residents raise issues with Pope-Chaucer bridge project

Despite organizational difficulties and a gym with poor acoustics, Palo Alto and Menlo Park residents clearly voiced their...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2014
Last comment by Save The Oaks, on Feb 3, 2014 at 12:56 pm | 28 comments | 10248 Views

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Palo Alto panel tackles housing issues

Affordable housing in Palo Alto is not only an urgent need but also a virtual oxymoron and a subject heated enough to spark...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2014
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on May 10, 2014 at 11:06 am | 28 comments | 5592 Views

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Buena Vista hearing opens in Palo Alto

A three-day public hearing on the fate of Palo Alto's only mobile-home park, Buena Vista, began Monday night. A room full...

Original post made on May. 13, 2014
Last comment by Greenacres, on May 14, 2014 at 7:29 pm | 28 comments | 1658 Views
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