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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bad-tasting water due to Hetch Hetchy water reductions

Palo Alto and other local cities' residents who have been complaining about nasty-tasting water coming from their taps can...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2016
Last comment by Paul Mason at Adobe Springs, 29 minutes ago | 13 comments | 1826 Views

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Palo Alto braces for budget deficit

Despite a thriving economy and growing revenues, Palo Alto is heading into the new year with a financial cloud on the horizon:...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by Online Name, 1 hour ago | 4 comments | 904 Views

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Judge considering Buena Vista closure

A Santa Clara County Superior Court judge is considering whether Palo Alto city officials were adequate in holding hearings...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Resident, 1 hour ago | 6 comments | 1542 Views

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Palo Alto seeks to snuff out smoke in apartments

Palo Alto struck another blow against tobacco on Monday night, when the City Council decreed that every apartment building...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Resident, 1 hour ago | 13 comments | 2467 Views

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Planning commission throws support behind granny units

For several years now, Palo Alto officials have been looking at one possible way to ease the city's affordable housing crisis:...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2016
Last comment by Ahem, 13 hours ago | 53 comments | 7599 Views

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Buena Vista Park safe?

Given the horrific fire and loss of life in Oakland, is the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park safe? I believe we've heard for...

Original post made by Barron Park Dad on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Family, 14 hours ago | 1 comment | 86 Views

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Edgewood Plaza developer: Fines not 'warranted'

The developer for Edgewood Plaza in Palo Alto, who has faced steep daily fines for the vacant grocery-store space at the...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by Darwin, 16 hours ago | 50 comments | 4278 Views

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Visa to open new campus in Palo Alto

Credit card company Visa Inc. plans to open a new facility in Palo Alto's California Avenue Business District in November,...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2016
Last comment by Zee Kay, on Dec 6, 2016 at 12:12 am | 27 comments | 11673 Views

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Stanford eyes undergraduate enrollment increase

Stanford University's new General Use Permit application, submitted to the county on Nov. 21, maps out ambitious expansion...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2016
Last comment by Idea, on Dec 5, 2016 at 6:27 pm | 18 comments | 5582 Views

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Avenidas scores victory in expansion bid

As Palo Alto's senior population continues to grow, the city's premier senior-services provider is preparing to do the same...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2016
Last comment by CNY, on Dec 5, 2016 at 5:41 pm | 2 comments | 2084 Views

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Grant aims to boost Valley's traffic-reduction efforts

An effort by Palo Alto and neighboring cities to get drivers to instead use trains, buses and other modes of transportation...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2016
Last comment by History Buff, on Dec 5, 2016 at 5:29 pm | 25 comments | 2432 Views

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Facebook donates $20M for East Palo Alto affordable housing

Facebook announced on Friday that it is committing $20 million to help create badly needed affordable housing in East Palo...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2016
Last comment by Thanks, FB, on Dec 5, 2016 at 3:35 pm | 7 comments | 5483 Views

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Council ratchets up pressure on Edgewood Plaza developer

First, they lost their neighborhood grocery store. Then, their patience. Now, residents near Edgewood Plaza are hoping that...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2016
Last comment by Big Time Crooks, on Dec 5, 2016 at 1:35 pm | 48 comments | 23578 Views

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New mentoring nonprofit seeks to support high schoolers

Stanford University sophomore Akshay Dinakar recently launched Covalence, a budding nonprofit that pairs Asian college-student...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2016
Last comment by Strange, on Dec 5, 2016 at 12:58 pm | 11 comments | 1372 Views

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TCE joins list of known carcinogens

The prevalent groundwater toxin around Palo Alto's Stanford Research Park and Mountain View's northern region received new...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2016
Last comment by Brent Han, on Dec 4, 2016 at 10:12 pm | 17 comments | 4220 Views

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Burglars smash vehicle into Apple store

A burglary ring crashed through the front glass windows of the Palo Alto Apple Store in downtown early Sunday morning by...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 4, 2016 at 9:28 pm | 4 comments | 641 Views

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Planning commission considers new form of affordable housing

Palo Alto's big housing crisis could be eased by a small, new form of affordable housing: a converted bedroom with a kitchenette...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 2, 2016 at 10:00 pm | 31 comments | 5666 Views

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Give for the kids

Don't let the booming Silicon Valley technology-driven economy lull you into thinking that there isn't a continuing divide,...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by carolskenyon, on Dec 2, 2016 at 9:55 pm | 9 comments | 1713 Views

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Palo Alto City Council focuses on more housing for land-use plan

It's time for Palo Alto to make affordable housing a cornerstone of its land-use plan, and the mixed-use offices-and-retail...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Dec 2, 2016 at 8:45 pm | 11 comments | 1853 Views

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Court ruling invalidates Palo Alto's 2011 repeal of binding arbitration

A state appellate court has ruled that the City of Palo Alto violated the law when it did not confer with its unions before...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2016
Last comment by Brethren, on Dec 2, 2016 at 3:01 pm | 9 comments | 2186 Views
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