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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to sell, treat — and possibly ask people to drink — wastewater

In an effort that could loosen the spigot on recycling water in the region, Palo Alto and Santa Clara Valley Water are exploring...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2019
Last comment by Online Name, on Sep 24, 2019 at 9:01 pm | 36 comments | 5076 Views

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Two council members call for greater focus on 'affordable' housing

Palo Alto's efforts to encourage more housing should primarily focus on maintaining diversity and addressing the needs of...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Sep 24, 2019 at 12:33 pm | 30 comments | 4168 Views

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Man shot in the head by his son in case of mistaken identity

A 42-year-old Sunnyvale man was allegedly shot by his son in a possible case of mistaken identity in East Palo Alto, according...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2019
Last comment by Nick, on Sep 23, 2019 at 10:04 pm | 14 comments | 6121 Views

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Editorial: When local government leaders refuse to answer questions, they become their own worst enemies

Palo Alto City Manager Ed Shikada won't talk with us. At his direction, neither will police Chief Bob Jonsen, fire Chief...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2019
Last comment by Bureaucratic BS, on Sep 22, 2019 at 1:17 pm | 19 comments | 3474 Views

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Palo Alto to lean on churches for help with vehicle dwellers

Facing a flood of complaints about car campers parked on local streets, Palo Alto is once again looking to local churches...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2019
Last comment by Nick, on Sep 22, 2019 at 7:39 am | 41 comments | 5969 Views

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Guest Opinion: The big 'cell'

Cell towers (the installation of small cell equipment on existing utility poles in Palo Alto) have been a hot topic for a...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2019
There are no comments yet. 1512 Views

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Business tax proposal moves ahead in Palo Alto

Palo Alto forged ahead Monday toward placing a business tax on the 2020 ballot when the City Council majority signaled its...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2019
Last comment by Beenherea while, on Sep 19, 2019 at 3:26 pm | 20 comments | 4146 Views

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Does the City think destroying traffic circulation encourages biking?

How codified is the impetus at City Hall to make driving harder, slower, more dangerous and difficult as the perceived route...

Original post made by citizen on Sep. 16, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 19, 2019 at 9:35 am | 30 comments | 684 Views

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Board questions historic analysis of Castilleja expansion

As Castilleja School moves ahead with its divisive expansion plan, project proponents often cite the Palo Alto institution's...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2019
Last comment by Old Palo Alto Neighbor, on Sep 18, 2019 at 10:57 am | 14 comments | 3882 Views

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New rule on electric equipment sparks neighborhood opposition

Residents who enjoy the benefits of having all electric equipment underground in their neighborhood and who wish to keep...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2019
Last comment by Just sayin, on Sep 17, 2019 at 5:23 pm | 16 comments | 3091 Views

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Above ground or below? The fight over utility boxes comes to Green Acres

Utility wires may be out of sight in the Green Acres I, where they are tucked away in underground vaults, but they are hardly...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Sep 17, 2019 at 9:42 am | 12 comments | 3547 Views

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City wants 20% of apartment tenants to drive electric cars

In a city where about 15% of households already own or drive an electric vehicle, Palo Alto leaders are preparing to invest...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 17, 2019 at 8:22 am | 30 comments | 5555 Views

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Palo Alto banks on county funds to plan for rail redesign

Palo Alto's ever-shifting plans for redesigning its rail corridor are about to get a welcome boost from the Santa Clara VTA,...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2019
Last comment by Morris, on Sep 17, 2019 at 1:35 am | 9 comments | 3933 Views

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Palo Alto foothills face risk of 'castastrophic wildfire.' Here's how the city hopes to reduce the threat.

The Palo Alto foothills may be a choice haven for local hikers and birdwatchers, but for the city's utility officials the...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2019
Last comment by Resident too, on Sep 12, 2019 at 4:54 pm | 49 comments | 6027 Views

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Is a 'safe parking' program the answer to Palo Alto's vehicle dweller problems?

With Palo Alto's homeless population on the rise, city officials are looking at two publicly owned sites near the Baylands...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Sep 12, 2019 at 4:42 pm | 47 comments | 6253 Views

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Spare the Air alert issued for Thursday due to hot temperatures, light winds

High temperatures and light winds forecast in the Bay Area for Thursday have prompted the Bay Area Air Quality Management...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2019
Last comment by parent, on Sep 12, 2019 at 2:38 pm | 1 comment | 1085 Views

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Community groups join forces to bring diversity celebration to Palo Alto

History tours and a cultural potluck are among the events lined up for Palo Alto's second annual Welcome Week kicking off...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 11, 2019 at 6:53 pm | 3 comments | 2196 Views

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Can city's big plans for Ventura be saved?

The debate over the Ventura plan is expected to heat up in the coming months, as Palo Alto city leaders and residents begin...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Sep 9, 2019 at 5:07 pm | 23 comments | 7502 Views

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Facing pushback, city manager rethinks rail committee with only former elected leaders

After receiving pushback for his initial proposal to establish a new committee to work on rail improvements, Palo Alto City...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2019
Last comment by Morris, on Sep 9, 2019 at 4:47 pm | 8 comments | 2654 Views

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Bill that would provide overnight parking for homeless community college students pushed to next legislative session

The author of legislation that would require California community colleges to open their parking lots overnight to homeless...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Sep 8, 2019 at 10:18 am | 14 comments | 3557 Views
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