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PALO ALTO ISSUES

75% increase in driving cost is coming!

Pertinent to Palo Alto Sustainability / Climate Action Plan (S/CAP) discussion: Unique in our 50 states, the draft 2040...

Original post made by Steve Raney on Apr. 19, 2015
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, 9 minutes ago | 11 comments | 259 Views

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Never a drop to waste

Palo Alto resident Sue Kemp has long since turned off her automatic watering systems and tends by hand to the plants and...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by Laundry to Landscape, 43 minutes ago | 27 comments | 3243 Views

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Living large by living small

Like many Bay Area millennials, Alison Rush and husband Jordan Cowman face a difficult dilemma: housing. Read the full...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by Terrace Antelope, 57 minutes ago | 34 comments | 3623 Views

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Parked cars in front of our house

Does anyone know the law on parking cars on the street -- how long? We've got a neighbor who has renters parking in front...

Original post made by paresident on Apr. 19, 2011
Last comment by carol, 1 hour ago | 69 comments | 20025 Views

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Palo Altans must reduce H20 use by 24%

The California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) came out Saturday with proposed city-by-city water reduction requirements:...

Original post made by Chris Zaharias on Apr. 19, 2015
Last comment by Cleaning streets with HOH, 2 hours ago | 1 comment | 121 Views

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Attorneys debate the value of a Palo Alto education

In determining how much assistance should be offered to residents of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park once the park is closed,...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by Desert Jack, 3 hours ago | 63 comments | 4319 Views

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Guest opinion: Huge income 'gender gap': a conspiracy or just socioeconomics?

The blockbuster headline news out of this year's "State of the Valley" conference and detailed "Index" report was that the...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by Does-Silicon-Valley-Gender-Inequality-Exist?, 3 hours ago | 20 comments | 1810 Views

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Editorial: The Buena Vista imperative

Constrained by advice from the city attorney aimed at keeping council members narrowly focused on their legal responsibilities,...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, 5 hours ago | 31 comments | 2907 Views

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Surf Air adds 31 flights a week at San Carlos Airport

Surf Air, the commuter airline that has been barraged with demands to reduce the noise its aircraft make over the Midpeninsula,...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2015
Last comment by Jetman, 6 hours ago | 134 comments | 4591 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 Christina, 7 hours ago | 21 comments | 4465 Views

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Water board supports removing Searsville Dam

The SF Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board has told Stanford University it supports removing Searsville Dam as the university...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2015
Last comment by Water Board, 21 hours ago | 83 comments | 5595 Views

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'Yes on A' campaign raises more than $46,000

The "Yes on A" campaign in support of the Palo Alto schools parcel tax measure has raised $46,047, with Parent Teacher Associations,...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2015
Last comment by I can't remember the name I used, 23 hours ago | 135 comments | 3789 Views

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Drought Q&A with the City of Palo Alto Utilities

Palo Alto Utilities Department spokeswoman Catherine Elvert provides some answers regarding the state drought and what Palo...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2015
Last comment by Gulf War Vet, on Apr 19, 2015 at 2:43 pm | 7 comments | 1304 Views

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Palo Alto officials protest rapid-bus plan

A proposal by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) to establish dedicated bus lanes and remove more than...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 19, 2015 at 6:51 am | 29 comments | 7330 Views

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Recycling Household Batteries

I have always recycled household batteries in the bag provided by the garbage people who gave me a new one each time I placed...

Original post made by Recycler on Aug. 30, 2009
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Apr 19, 2015 at 12:16 am | 21 comments | 4225 Views

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Palo Alto set to move ahead with minimum-wage hike

Following in the footsteps of its neighbors in Mountain View and Sunnyvale, Palo Alto is preparing to adopt a new law raising...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by m2grs, on Apr 18, 2015 at 7:31 pm | 11 comments | 2280 Views

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Lawyer: Buena Vista evictions could start next month

As local officials continue to scour for ways to save Buena Vista Mobile Home Park from imminent closure, the attorney for...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by Shamika, on Apr 18, 2015 at 7:30 pm | 31 comments | 3674 Views

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The second-hardest thing

Sean Maloney was a high-flying, 54-year-old Intel executive when, five years ago, a devastating stroke left him without the...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Route66aJourney, on Apr 18, 2015 at 5:10 pm | 13 comments | 7431 Views

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Dealership brings its fleet to animal shelter lot

In May of last year, Palo Alto's utility workers arrived at the Animal Services Center site on East Bayshore Road to move...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2015
Last comment by Tom, on Apr 18, 2015 at 1:31 pm | 39 comments | 7781 Views

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Body found Thursday believed to be missing Palo Alto hiker

Searchers have found a body believed to be that of a Palo Alto man who went missing while hiking in the the Sunol Regional...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by Maria, on Apr 17, 2015 at 11:47 am | 5 comments | 483 Views
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