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PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Our Palo Alto' launches with lessons in local demographics

An attempt by Palo Alto officials to get out of City Hall and engage residents in a two-year conversation about the future...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2014
Last comment by Sidney, 3 minutes ago | 15 comments | 927 Views

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Business registry proposed in Palo Alto

With offices filling up in downtown Palo Alto and parking shortages spurring tension between employees and residents, city...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2014
Last comment by Say-NO-to-A-Business-Registry, 23 minutes ago | 8 comments | 514 Views

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Parents, doctors urge board to stock EpiPens in schools

Doctors and parents came out in force Tuesday to urge the Palo Alto Board of Education to require schools to stock medication...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2014
Last comment by Parents-Are-Responsible-For-Their-Children, 40 minutes ago | 41 comments | 1924 Views

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Palo Alto raises fresh concerns about Caltrain electrification

After years of talking about the benefits of a "modernized" Caltrain system, Palo Alto officials on Monday turned their attention...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, 46 minutes ago | 34 comments | 2909 Views

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First 'Our Palo Alto' panel to focus on changing demographics

Palo Alto's attempt to engage residents in a conversation about the city's long-term future will kick off Wednesday and continue...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by stephen levy, 6 hours ago | 12 comments | 1506 Views

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Mother-son film team takes on auto exhaust

A Palo Alto filmmaker launched a $21,000 fund-raising drive this week for a children's video analogizing auto exhaust to...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2014
Last comment by Silly, 13 hours ago | 1 comment | 134 Views

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Ban on feeding wildlife advances in Palo Alto

After years of encouraging residents not to feed animals at local parks and nature preserves, Palo Alto officials are preparing...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2014
Last comment by Jim H., 15 hours ago | 18 comments | 1370 Views

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Palo Alto Housing Corporation nears sale of Maybell site

After seeings its proposal for a housing development on Maybell Avenue fall in a referendum last year, the Palo Alto Housing...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2014
Last comment by Resident, 16 hours ago | 58 comments | 4483 Views

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Palo Alto set to 'enthusiastically' back open-space bond

Palo Alto officials are set to offer their endorsement tonight to an ambitious bond measure that would fund 25 open-space...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2014
Last comment by OpenSpace!, 21 hours ago | 18 comments | 1712 Views

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Deception -- or alternate business model?

Local residents have been caught in a five-year debate over the activities of one man, a real-estate investor named Jason...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2012
Last comment by Kay, on Apr 22, 2014 at 3:51 pm | 12 comments | 9778 Views

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April 24 deadline: Comments for Environmental report for FAA actions

Sleep disturbance from aircraft noise is not considered a health impact in the environmental impacts report for proposed...

Original post made by FYI on Apr. 19, 2014
Last comment by survivor, on Apr 22, 2014 at 2:58 pm | 5 comments | 152 Views

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Air traffic noise increasing

Am I the only one noticing an increase in air traffic noise from SFO? SFO noise abatement doesn't seem to include Palo Alto....

Original post made by Tired of the Noise? on Jul. 1, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 22, 2014 at 1:52 pm | 49 comments | 4918 Views

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Holiday Fund awards $400K in grants

For its 20th annual Holiday Fund, the Palo Alto Weekly awarded $400,000 in grants -- the greatest amount given in the fund's...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by What about the animals, on Apr 22, 2014 at 11:01 am | 1 comment | 1666 Views

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New flood-insurance laws hang premiums out to dry

Changes in flood-insurance laws may help assuage some anxieties faced by Palo Alto homeowners, as the federal Homeowner Flood...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Apr 21, 2014 at 10:06 pm | 15 comments | 4227 Views

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Plane Noise

Does anyone feel like they are hearing constant plane noise flying over their home? What is going on? The plane noise is...

Original post made by Catherine on Apr. 5, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 21, 2014 at 7:06 pm | 601 comments | 3988 Views

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Council set to adopt new vision for California Avenue

As jackhammers and excavators roar forth with an ambitious and expensive beautification of California Avenue, Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by JO, on Apr 21, 2014 at 5:06 pm | 21 comments | 3766 Views

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PARKING PROGRESS: "The High Cost of Free Parking" by Donald C Shoup

Parking downtown, and neighborhood parking, seems like it needs a fresh look. This book (2011) mentions PALO ALTO many times,...

Original post made by John hackmann on Sep. 4, 2012
Last comment by Right On!, on Apr 21, 2014 at 2:04 pm | 3 comments | 1001 Views

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Palo Alto seeks consultant for traffic-reduction programs

Palo Alto is preparing to solicit proposals this month for a consultant who would help the city form a Transportation Management...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2014
Last comment by Traffic counts, on Apr 21, 2014 at 2:03 pm | 41 comments | 2247 Views

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Where do (Us) Nerds Go to Retire?

Palo Alto is too urban these days. I don't want to retire here anymore, even if I could afford it. Please suggest good...

Original post made by Long-time Palo Altan on Mar. 31, 2014
Last comment by East Side!, on Apr 21, 2014 at 12:51 pm | 16 comments | 617 Views

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Palo Alto looks to offer more aid to local nonprofits

With Palo Alto's economy sizzling, City Council members are preparing for the first time in more than a decade to raise the...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2014
Last comment by Looking for loopholes, on Apr 21, 2014 at 12:06 pm | 8 comments | 1728 Views
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