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Editorial: Yes on E

It is difficult to imagine any other city engaging in the kind of hard-fought battle that has characterized the debate over...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2011
Last comment by Walter Sedriks, on Oct 30, 2011 at 4:19 am | 137 comments | 11711 Views

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Pensions: Palo Alto's ticking time bomb

In 2007, the year Warren Buffett famously described public pensions as a time bomb with a long fuse, Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2012
Last comment by Deep Throat, on Aug 24, 2012 at 4:04 pm | 136 comments | 35398 Views

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Council halts divisive downtown project

Two months after it seemingly secured the city's approval, a divisive four-story development proposed for the former site...

Original post made on May. 5, 2015
Last comment by [email protected], on Jul 2, 2015 at 11:31 am | 135 comments | 14397 Views

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'Yes on A' campaign raises more than $46,000

The "Yes on A" campaign in support of the Palo Alto schools parcel tax measure has raised $46,047, with Parent Teacher Associations,...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2015
Last comment by I can't remember the name I used, on Apr 19, 2015 at 6:55 pm | 135 comments | 9782 Views

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Pilots' group urges tighter procedures at airport

Acutely aware of the Palo Alto Airport's limited-visibility future, the airport's pilots' and aircraft-owners' group is pushing...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 1, 2010 at 1:31 pm | 134 comments | 13093 Views

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Commissioner's ethics questioned

A legal dispute last fall between the city of Palo Alto and planning commissioner Michael Alcheck arose over converting two...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2018
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jun 8, 2018 at 10:17 pm | 134 comments | 13817 Views

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'Residents only' policy for Foothills Park sparks fresh debate

With its winding trails, scenic vistas and family-friendly camping sites, the sprawling Foothills Park is frequently described...

Original post made on May. 10, 2019
Last comment by funny stuff, on May 22, 2019 at 2:19 am | 134 comments | 21445 Views

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Palo Alto may study airplane noise

Palo Alto should fund a $30,000 study of air-traffic noise over the city and propose alternative flight paths, a City Council...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2015
Last comment by Jetman, on Feb 15, 2015 at 10:36 pm | 133 comments | 13648 Views

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Only 60% of Palo Alto police report being vaccinated

Despite getting early access to COVID-19 vaccines, inoculation rates among local law enforcement agencies fall below the...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, on Sep 14, 2021 at 10:48 am | 132 comments | 18033 Views

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Group Forming to Address Palo Alto Airport Impacts on Quality of Life

If you are bothered by low flying, loud prop planes and helicopters, (GA aircraft) you are not alone! These are not commercial...

Original post made by Aviation Limits on Feb. 1, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Mar 3, 2016 at 4:02 pm | 132 comments | 3656 Views

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Three council members urge relaxed parking rules to spur housing

Three Palo Alto council members are proposing significant revisions to the city's parking regulations, including eliminating...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2017
Last comment by question, on Nov 16, 2017 at 10:54 am | 132 comments | 16166 Views

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Off Deadline: A bigger, faster train is barreling toward Palo Alto — ready or not

While some residents and civic leaders have been sounding an alarm about the impacts of more frequent trains for years most...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2018
Last comment by Ahem, on Oct 31, 2018 at 10:29 am | 130 comments | 11282 Views

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Workers' union publicly protests city takebacks

The closed-doors negotiations between Palo Alto and its largest workers' union turned public and testy Monday night when...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2009
Last comment by Anna, on Jun 21, 2009 at 5:10 am | 129 comments | 14282 Views

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Palo Alto union workers call in sick

About a quarter of the workers represented by Palo Alto's largest labor union called in sick Tuesday in what city leaders...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2009
Last comment by City Employee/resident, on Sep 18, 2009 at 12:39 am | 128 comments | 8077 Views

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An unsustainable animal shelter

Palo Altans are big pet owners, and the prospect of not having the convenience and top-level service of the city-run Animal...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2012
Last comment by sandra skolnik, on Apr 18, 2012 at 4:16 pm | 127 comments | 11455 Views

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Homeless residents pan car-dwelling ban

Homeless residents and advocates pleaded with Palo Alto officials on Monday night to rethink their plan to ban vehicle dwelling...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2011
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Sep 1, 2013 at 11:29 pm | 126 comments | 10264 Views

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Living on four wheels: The people inside the RVs on Palo Alto's El Camino Real

The more than 40 recreational vehicles parked along El Camino Real, just outside Stanford University, have been deemed eyesores...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2019
Last comment by Ahem, on Oct 7, 2019 at 7:48 am | 125 comments | 25059 Views

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High Speed Rail promoters knocking on your door

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Original post made by Morris Brown on Jul. 27, 2008
Last comment by Spokker, on Aug 15, 2008 at 3:18 pm | 125 comments | 7984 Views

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Palo Alto veers away from lawsuit against Federal Aviation Administration

Despite rising community frustrations about airplane noise, the Palo Alto City Council decided Monday night not to launch...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 11, 2019 at 11:23 am | 124 comments | 12113 Views

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In Crescent Park, a push to end traffic gridlock

Fed up with the daily traffic gridlock on their neighborhood's streets, Crescent Park residents are banding together to get...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 12, 2017 at 9:15 pm | 124 comments | 12942 Views
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