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PALO ALTO ISSUES

On the ground and suffering a seizure, a Palo Alto woman pleaded to be taken to the hospital. But police kept paramedics from helping her for 14 long minutes.

For one Palo Alto woman, a 911 call in June turned into a nightmare when police officers prevented paramedics from attending...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2019
Last comment by Midtown Resident, on Sep 30, 2019 at 2:49 pm | 148 comments | 35568 Views

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Palo Alto approves new firefighter contract

Palo Alto's tortuous struggle with its firefighters union over a new labor deal came to an official conclusion Monday night...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2011
Last comment by JC Meoff, on Oct 26, 2011 at 9:55 am | 22 comments | 35544 Views

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Modernist building gets approval, mixed reception

Everyone agrees that the latest downtown development to win approval from Palo Alto's architectural board will bring an eye-catching...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Oct 26, 2013 at 9:32 pm | 26 comments | 35519 Views

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'Stanford Dish' parking plan is better but still has problems, residents say

A plan to add trails that would connect to the famed "Stanford Dish" hill is much improved since last spring, but there are...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Dec 3, 2013 at 7:11 pm | 40 comments | 35350 Views

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Palo Alto embraces new laws to promote electric vehicles

Seeking to cement Palo Alto's position in the driver's seat of the electric-vehicle revolution, city officials on Monday...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2013
Last comment by peter huffton, on Oct 6, 2013 at 1:45 pm | 44 comments | 35295 Views

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Fry's Electronics to shutter Palo Alto store in January

Fry's Electronics, which has been a fixture at the 340 Portage Ave. for more than a quarter century, will close its store...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2019
Last comment by Hinrich, on Sep 4, 2019 at 7:16 pm | 33 comments | 35165 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 David B, on Jun 9, 2014 at 11:02 am | 19 comments | 35031 Views

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City rethinks plan to scrap composting operation

Palo Alto's composting operation, which was slated to shut down within about a month, could get a new lease on life thanks...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2011
Last comment by judith, on Nov 17, 2011 at 1:06 pm | 11 comments | 34798 Views

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Black in Palo Alto: Longtime residents describe painful toll of everyday racism

Five African Americans, all longtime local residents who have endured painful and repeated incidents of racial discrimination...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2020
Last comment by Kenny, on Jul 12, 2020 at 8:04 pm | 46 comments | 34656 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 | 34155 Views

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Modernist building faces citizen appeal

Downtown resident Douglas Smith, a fan of Spanish-style arcades, ornate awnings and other traditional decorative flourishes,...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2013
Last comment by Citizen appeal, on Nov 13, 2013 at 11:11 am | 87 comments | 34117 Views

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Residents clash over Dish parking plan

A plan to move dozens of parking spaces from the street next to the Stanford Dish to a parking lot more than half a mile...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2014
Last comment by Philip, on Feb 7, 2014 at 8:17 pm | 105 comments | 34014 Views

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Three critically injured after car crashes into downtown coffee shop

Three people were critically injured in downtown Palo Alto on Thursday afternoon after a vehicle crashed into University...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2014
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Aug 2, 2014 at 12:01 pm | 36 comments | 33490 Views

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County planners approve Stanford study

The Santa Clara County Planning Commission, in a rare Palo Alto meeting Thursday night, unanimously recommended approval...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2008
Last comment by Palo Alto High School Grad & Stanford Alum, on Dec 7, 2008 at 11:27 am | 12 comments | 32775 Views

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In-person class twice a week? School district eyes hybrid model this fall

When Palo Alto Unified middle and high schools reopen this fall, students could be attending school in person twice a week...

Original post made on May. 13, 2020
Last comment by Author Jack, on Jul 1, 2020 at 4:37 am | 95 comments | 32341 Views

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Editorial: A good bridge approach

By the time the Palo Alto and East Palo Alto City Councils decide on what to do with the old Newell Road bridge, it may be...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Oct 27, 2013 at 10:39 pm | 47 comments | 32330 Views

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Committee backs new penalties for stalled construction

Residents who take too long to remodel their Palo Alto homes, leaving sections of their blocks fenced off and mired in construction...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Wonderer, on Nov 20, 2013 at 2:36 pm | 3 comments | 32226 Views

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Second Harvest needs turkeys

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties needs turkeys so...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2013
Last comment by Donate now, on Nov 21, 2013 at 11:26 am | 4 comments | 32164 Views

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Palo Alto Hills residents prepare for wildfire evacuations

The massive wildfire in the Santa Cruz Mountains might still be 3 miles away from the county's border, but residents in the...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2020
Last comment by iSez, on Aug 24, 2020 at 1:35 am | 4 comments | 31977 Views

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Palo Alto suspends 'planned community' projects

Few phrases stoke rage and cynicism in Palo Alto as effectively as "planned community," a process that allows developers...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Feb 6, 2014 at 10:38 am | 34 comments | 31941 Views
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