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Editorial: Bike bridge -- good idea, bad execution

Without any prior discussion with Stanford University officials and on just a few days notice, County Supervisor (and candidate...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2012
Last comment by Stanford is NOT your friend, on Jun 5, 2012 at 5:35 pm | 20 comments | 6280 Views

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Palo Alto mulls revisions to cell tower policies

Seeking to improve porous cell-phone coverage and meet a growing demand for wireless service, Palo Alto officials will consider...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2012
Last comment by No Hypocrisy Here, on Jul 2, 2012 at 3:27 pm | 20 comments | 6226 Views

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New SEIU contract to raise Palo Alto workers' pension, health care contributions

Employees in Palo Alto's largest labor union will have to start paying a greater share of the city's pension and health care...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2012
Last comment by Resident and Employee, on Jul 28, 2012 at 1:35 pm | 20 comments | 7990 Views

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Palo Alto looks to trim managers' benefits

While Gov. Jerry Brown and Sacramento legislators scramble to contain pension expenses for state employees, Palo Alto is...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2012
Last comment by Jake, on Sep 7, 2012 at 11:09 am | 20 comments | 9006 Views

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Palo Alto's behind-the-scenes movers and shakers

They may not be elected officials or department heads, but five members of the City of Palo Alto staff are almost certain...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2013
Last comment by PA Recreation, on Mar 27, 2013 at 8:57 pm | 20 comments | 12058 Views

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Palo Alto lands airport manager

Palo Alto has yet to take over the operations of its namesake airport, but it has already hired the man who will be in charge...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2013
Last comment by watchdog, on Apr 27, 2013 at 4:15 pm | 20 comments | 7725 Views

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Maybell neighbors launch campaign

Well, given how completely grassroots this is, I may as well announce this here as anywhere else! The neighbors who live...

Original post made by grassroots on Aug. 28, 2013
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Aug 30, 2013 at 11:42 am | 20 comments | 4719 Views

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Truth Time: Palo Alto Rezone of Buena Vista Mobile Park Eliminates More than 90 Low-Income Housing Units

Please ponder this question with intellectual honesty: How can Palo Alto Vote eliminate more than 90 low-income housing...

Original post made by Timothy Gray on Sep. 4, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Sep 8, 2013 at 12:33 pm | 20 comments | 2734 Views

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Edgewood Plaza builder loses $94,200, wins green light

After inadvertently destroying a physically decrepit but symbolically precious piece of Palo Alto history, the developer...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by SteveU, on Oct 10, 2013 at 7:23 am | 20 comments | 24538 Views

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Editorial: Forty years later, updating open space vision

From virtually anywhere on the Midpeninsula, Windy Hill's unique treeless contours dominate the Skyline ridge and provide...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2013
Last comment by Dan, on Oct 25, 2013 at 8:57 pm | 20 comments | 13363 Views

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New battles loom over 'planned community' developments

With residents in Barron Park and Green Acres up in arms against a planned housing complex on Maybell Avenue, their counterparts...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Oct 26, 2013 at 10:55 pm | 20 comments | 12632 Views

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The world at Palo Alto's doorstep

Palo Alto made several forays into the international limelight in 2013, building new overseas business relationships and...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2013
Last comment by Green Card, on Dec 31, 2013 at 1:39 pm | 20 comments | 12272 Views

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State may declare water drought emergency

The state of California's water supply is in a third year of drought and is prompting state water officials to ask for a...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Jan 9, 2014 at 1:55 pm | 20 comments | 13280 Views

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Forecast predicts years of budget surpluses

A surging economy and an expected influx of revenue from new hotels have prompted Palo Alto officials to predict a decade...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2014
Last comment by Marrol, on Feb 16, 2014 at 12:28 pm | 20 comments | 9852 Views

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Palo Alto's employee spending went up in 2013

Palo Alto's spending on employee salaries and benefits rose by $2.4 million between 2012 and 2013, despite the city's generally...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2014
Last comment by Wha?, on Mar 6, 2014 at 5:50 pm | 20 comments | 7813 Views

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Plan to widen sidewalks meets resistance on El Camino Real

A regional drive to turn El Camino Real into a pedestrian-friendly boulevard clashed with thorny reality Tuesday night as...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2014
Last comment by Planning Commissioners, on Apr 10, 2014 at 5:28 pm | 20 comments | 21214 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 Quinton, on Apr 26, 2014 at 4:12 am | 20 comments | 7320 Views

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Boy Scout advocates for street safety

A local Boy Scout is trying to get city officials to change a Middlefield Road crossing he says is dangerous. Read the...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2014
Last comment by H, on Jul 31, 2014 at 6:52 pm | 20 comments | 9973 Views

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Parking

What are the rules on parking off-street in Barron Park? I have been continuously harassed by a "neighbor" for parking my...

Original post made by Anonlaw on Jun. 6, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 9, 2014 at 10:25 am | 20 comments | 2356 Views

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Seeking vision for city's growth, council rejects staff's ideas

Faced with four different visions for future growth, Palo Alto's council members quibbled and agonized Wednesday night over...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2014
Last comment by Sea-Seelam Reddy, on Aug 8, 2014 at 6:00 am | 20 comments | 6365 Views
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