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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hitting the restart button

Inside Palo Alto's newly renovated Downtown Library recently, Cornelia van Aken rattled off a list of new programs the staff...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2011
Last comment by KC, on Jul 19, 2011 at 3:23 pm | 15 comments | 188096 Views

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Downtown development sparks architecture debate

With its glassy walls, boxy shape, 50-foot height and preponderance of office space, a four-story building proposed for 240...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2013
Last comment by bru, on Sep 14, 2013 at 5:36 pm | 51 comments | 112139 Views

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Barron Park survey shows strong support for referendum on Maybell development

A grassroots effort to reverse City Council's approval of a controversial development on Maybell Avenue is quickly gathering...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 12, 2013 at 11:59 am | 61 comments | 111070 Views

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Palo Alto highest in county for disability claims by police, firefighter retirees

More than half of Palo Alto's police officers and firefighters retired with disability benefits over the past five years,...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2013
Last comment by S. Coen, on Jul 13, 2013 at 8:51 am | 77 comments | 34760 Views

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Cameras for running red lights in PA?

Too many people are running red lights when the signal is CLEARLY already read. Not just turning from yellow to red. I live...

Original post made by Pro-Big Brother on Nov. 24, 2009
Last comment by jb, on Dec 9, 2009 at 3:11 pm | 68 comments | 24333 Views

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Just how high can rent be increased?!?

I have been a great tenant for almost 16 years. The landlord (now in property management) is not the greatest, & maintenance...

Original post made by mmmmMom on Jan. 30, 2013
Last comment by John, on May 27, 2013 at 5:43 pm | 40 comments | 22295 Views

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Palo Alto homeless man in court for violating sit-lie ordinance

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Original post made on Jun. 6, 2008
Last comment by reader, on Mar 30, 2009 at 12:04 am | 103 comments | 20922 Views

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Cost of renting versus buying a house in PA

Can someone please explain why anyone in their right mind buy a house in Palo Alto these days? In our midtown cul-de-sac...

Original post made by Midtown resident on Jan. 4, 2010
Last comment by Ouch, on Aug 5, 2010 at 7:23 pm | 229 comments | 20800 Views

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Do not open Foothills Park

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Original post made by Anne T. on Jul. 16, 2007
Last comment by Ying, on Jun 29, 2009 at 11:41 pm | 48 comments | 20633 Views

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Weekend water outage raises concerns

A routine replacement of an old water meter at a Palo Alto home conducted by the Utilities Department on Friday, Nov. 15,...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2013
Last comment by parishilton, on Feb 27, 2014 at 8:40 am | 22 comments | 19277 Views

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New hotels could sustain city programs

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Original post made by Karen White on May. 31, 2006
Last comment by Ted Mulvaney, on Jun 1, 2006 at 4:44 pm | 3 comments | 19160 Views

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Fines proposed for construction laggards

Seeking to clamp down on mysterious, blight-inducing and seemingly never-ending construction projects, Palo Alto is preparing...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2013
Last comment by localmom, on Nov 14, 2013 at 6:32 pm | 8 comments | 17305 Views

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Palo Alto seeks flickers of hope for fiber network

As local technologists can readily vouch, Palo Alto's journey toward a citywide high-speed Internet network has been anything...

Original post made on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by just thinkin', on May 20, 2013 at 4:13 pm | 29 comments | 17282 Views

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Dish parking plan irks residents

With plans afoot to expand the trail network near the Stanford Dish, dozens of residents who frequent the scenic hiking hub...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by 55 year resident, on Nov 8, 2013 at 2:42 pm | 63 comments | 16272 Views

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What does new home construction cost these days?

Folks, I live in a 1950 Eichler and am planning a remodel that will touch most of the house except for the existing foundation and...

Original post made by Resident of Midtown on Feb. 6, 2010
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jan 15, 2014 at 11:42 am | 51 comments | 15761 Views

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A local view of 'mental health parity'

State Sen. Jim Beall, a Democrat from San Jose, has a stepson and a sister with mental illness. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2013
Last comment by Mentalunderstanding, on Nov 19, 2013 at 2:12 am | 2 comments | 15309 Views

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Palo Alto takes aim at narrow sidewalks

There are few places in Palo Alto where dreams and reality clash as starkly as on El Camino Real. Envisioned as a "Grand...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Aug 3, 2013 at 6:11 pm | 53 comments | 14809 Views

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Cops to wear cameras in Palo Alto

Drivers who get pulled over by motorcycle cops in Palo Alto rarely feel like smiling. The Police Department's proposal to...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by coooper, on Nov 15, 2013 at 1:06 pm | 15 comments | 14748 Views

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Coupa Cafe customers can buy items with bitcoins

When paying for a latte -- or any menu item -- at Coupa Cafe in downtown Palo Alto, customers have two options. Use cash...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2013
Last comment by CD, on Jul 24, 2013 at 4:57 pm | 18 comments | 14531 Views

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Palo Alto eyes smoking ban downtown

Having snuffed out smoking at local parks earlier this year, Palo Alto officials are now proposing to extend the cigarette...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by Donald Steiny, on Dec 5, 2013 at 4:16 pm | 45 comments | 14180 Views
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