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Palo Alto hires its first budget czar

Palo Alto has hired its first director of the new Office of Management and Budget, the latest addition to the city's expanding...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2013
Last comment by lazlo, on Jul 8, 2013 at 1:44 pm | 25 comments | 2378 Views

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Why is Town Square So Out of Sync With Dominant Free Speech Norms of the Internet; or, is this Forum Not a Forum Anymore Due to Heavy-Handed Editing of Posts

I have noticed a trend which seems to have accelerated recently in which the publisher of Paloaltoonline has edited not only...

Original post made by village idiot on Sep. 9, 2013
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on May 27, 2014 at 7:56 am | 25 comments | 3906 Views

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Palo Alto seeks more polls before ruling on 2014 ballot

Palo Alto has a generous menu of options when it comes to tax measures that may appear on the November 2014 ballot, but with...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2013
Last comment by rich and stupid?, on Oct 7, 2013 at 1:39 pm | 25 comments | 4976 Views

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Restaurant bag ban starts Friday

Plastic to-go bags at Palo Alto restaurants are going to go as of Friday, Nov. 1, when the third phase of Palo Alto's ordinance...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2013
Last comment by Jon, on Nov 1, 2013 at 4:37 pm | 25 comments | 22425 Views

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All 3 Palo Alto papers agree: Vote AGAINST D

Today, November 1, the Palo Alto Daily News joined the Palo Alto Weekly and the Daily Post in urging voters to vote NO on...

Original post made by Vote Against D on Nov. 1, 2013
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Nov 3, 2013 at 7:00 am | 25 comments | 1410 Views

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After resounding defeat, the lessons of Maybell

Housing advocates clashed with neighborhood preservationists in Palo Alto on Election Night. When the dust settled, it wasn't...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2013
Last comment by PA Dweller, on Nov 8, 2013 at 6:21 pm | 25 comments | 8337 Views

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NO to Nancy Shephard for Mayor

Nancy Shephard should NOT become the next mayor of Palo Alto! She has consistently been tone deaf to residents and unrepentant...

Original post made by NeedAlternative on Jan. 6, 2014
Last comment by Jim, on May 5, 2014 at 8:06 pm | 25 comments | 1566 Views

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What's status of Mitchell Park Liberary???

Do we have a move-in date for the new library? Why is so little communication from the City?...

Original post made by J. W. on Feb. 24, 2014
Last comment by Leo, on Mar 5, 2014 at 4:03 pm | 25 comments | 1349 Views

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Palo Alto approves new deal with largest union

The Palo Alto City Council swiftly and unanimously approved on Monday night a new contract with the city's largest labor...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2014
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Mar 27, 2015 at 10:13 am | 25 comments | 4426 Views

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Palo Alto speeds ahead with new electric-vehicle requirements

Faster than a speeding Tesla, Palo Alto has dramatically expanded its requirements for electric-vehicle chargers, which thanks...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2014
Last comment by Illuminato, on Jul 5, 2014 at 6:13 pm | 25 comments | 13066 Views

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City to look at new uses for Municipal Services Center site

A proposal to move Palo Alto's Municipal Services Center and the Animal Services Center from their existing locations on...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by Engineer, on Oct 30, 2014 at 11:24 pm | 25 comments | 3323 Views

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Plan to expand Palo Alto's shuttle program speeds ahead

Seeking to reduce car congestion, Palo Alto officials approved on Monday night a plan to dramatically expand the city's shuttle...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2014
Last comment by Oldster, on Dec 8, 2014 at 2:02 pm | 25 comments | 3769 Views

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New development on Forest Avenue to include 13 housing units

A proposal to redevelop a 0.52 acre lot in downtown Palo Alto is currently percolating, with the 13 new residential units...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by K, on Jan 30, 2015 at 8:05 pm | 25 comments | 4535 Views

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In zeal to hear appeal, council butts up against state law

Members of the Palo Alto City Council accidentally ran afoul of state law late last week when they attempted to discuss over...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 6, 2015 at 9:21 am | 25 comments | 4287 Views

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Where Will They Go?

If you're wondering why the Buena Vista issue is so vexing for many Palo Altans (and the city council), perhaps take a moment...

Original post made by JackB on Feb. 23, 2015
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Mar 7, 2015 at 10:43 am | 25 comments | 1300 Views

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Stevenson House shakeup boots director, staff

A major shakeup at senior-housing community Stevenson House has resulted in the dismissal of its longtime executive director...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2015
Last comment by Melinda Rosenaur, on Dec 14, 2015 at 2:17 pm | 25 comments | 8627 Views

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Little foxes: One Palo Alto man's quest to protect the baylands' gray fox

In the early evening sunset of the Palo Alto Baylands, a pair of small, furry creatures peered from the brush, watching intently....

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2015
Last comment by @David, on Dec 20, 2015 at 4:35 pm | 25 comments | 6581 Views

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Homeowners protest 50-foot office building proposed next door

A planned 50-foot-high office development with a shadow that neighbors said would plunge their home into darkness could receive...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 23, 2015 at 6:33 pm | 25 comments | 3582 Views

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Palo Alto waives fees for single-story districts

Residents of Eichler neighborhoods clamoring for protection from new mansions on their blocks scored a victory Monday night...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2015
Last comment by I know Eichlers, on Jul 4, 2015 at 9:24 pm | 25 comments | 5073 Views

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Palo Alto or Noise Alto??

Dear citizens, though the problem of noise levels in Palo Alto was discussed in the past the situation did not improve...

Original post made by Vita Skoblikov on Jul. 15, 2015
Last comment by bob gardiner, on Jul 16, 2015 at 10:38 pm | 25 comments | 738 Views
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