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PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Gateway' building sparks concerns over parking

An ambitious proposal to construct a high-profile "gateway" building at a prominent corner in downtown Palo Alto is facing...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2012
Last comment by OMV Resident, on Mar 22, 2012 at 11:43 pm | 32 comments | 5799 Views

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Palo Alto plans major revamp of Fire Department

Firefighters are typically associated in the popular imagination with burning buildings, wildfires and disaster response....

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 10, 2012 at 11:37 am | 32 comments | 5602 Views

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Palo Alto looks to expand plastic-bag ban

Palo Alto's crusade against plastic bags will significantly expand in the coming months as city officials plow forth with...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2012
Last comment by Seeker of Truth, on Jun 16, 2012 at 11:20 pm | 32 comments | 5756 Views

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Editorial: A worthless permit parking test

If the city is truly committed to giving Professorville and other residents living in homes adjacent to downtown some protection...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2012
Last comment by matthew, on Jul 7, 2012 at 9:47 pm | 32 comments | 5821 Views

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Local donations to presidential campaigns

Local residents listed here contributed at least $2,500 to the presidential campaigns of Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, according...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2012
Last comment by mattie, on Aug 16, 2012 at 12:20 am | 32 comments | 8237 Views

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Strong winds, rain cause storm drains to clog

The second of three storms cleared the Palo Alto area Friday afternoon but not before significantly flooding several Palo...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2012
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Dec 4, 2012 at 12:23 am | 32 comments | 7143 Views

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POST acquires 1,000 more acres of open space

The Peninsula Open Space Trust is richer in open space by nearly 1,000 acres after spending about $13.6 million for three...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2013
Last comment by Mike Alexander, on Jan 30, 2013 at 1:58 pm | 32 comments | 13913 Views

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Palo Alto allocates $167K to study Newell Bridge Replacement

Maybe this 112 year old structure should just disappear. http://www.mercurynews.com/peninsula/ci_23351497/palo-alto-consider-studying-other-options-newell-road...

Original post made by Anonymous on May. 30, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 9, 2013 at 4:13 pm | 32 comments | 2845 Views

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Plasma arc gassification of solid waste

I have long argued that anaerobic digestion (AD) schemes are a fiasco for Palo Alto; plasma arc is a much more rational scheme....

Original post made by Craig Laughton on Jul. 15, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Jul 18, 2013 at 3:01 pm | 32 comments | 2454 Views

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Downtown landowners may be asked to pay for new garages

As Palo Alto marches toward a 2014 vote to raise funds for infrastructure repairs, officials are backing away from the kind...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2013
Last comment by to be adult about it, on Sep 5, 2013 at 5:13 pm | 32 comments | 4247 Views

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City tries to put a value on 'public benefits'

With the traffic and parking impacts of Palo Alto's building boom dominating public discussion, officials on Wednesday balked...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2013
Last comment by Timothy Gray, on Sep 15, 2013 at 10:13 am | 32 comments | 6353 Views

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Palo Alto races against the clock on infrastructure fixes

When Palo Alto officials began their journey nearly three years ago to refresh the city's aged infrastructure, their expansive...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Oct 22, 2013 at 9:16 am | 32 comments | 16361 Views

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City to consider appeal of Hamilton Ave. plan

The Palo Alto City Council will consider the appeal Monday of an approved modernist building that appellant Doug Smith, a...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2013
Last comment by curmudgeon, on Dec 10, 2013 at 10:30 am | 32 comments | 5784 Views

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Contract for California Avenue revamp set for approval

When Palo Alto officials unanimously approved in 2011 a proposal to reduce lanes and add an assortment of street improvements...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2014
Last comment by Ethan , on Mar 31, 2014 at 11:06 am | 32 comments | 6634 Views

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Palo Alto looks to upgrade utility tax

Nearly three decades after Palo Alto established a tax on utilities and phone usage, city officials are preparing to "modernize"...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Sep 24, 2014 at 12:26 pm | 32 comments | 6154 Views

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Palo Alto voters to weigh in on a smaller council

Palo Alto voters will likely have a chance in November to do something that hasn't been done in more than four decades: change...

Original post made on May. 21, 2014
Last comment by Not smaller, on May 25, 2014 at 2:24 pm | 32 comments | 5781 Views

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Palo Alto looks to revamp street-sweeping program

Palo Alto's residential streets may soon get a bit leafier under a sweeping change proposed by the city's Public Works Department....

Original post made on May. 30, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Jun 7, 2014 at 12:45 pm | 32 comments | 6257 Views

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Palo Alto launches City Hall makeover

Palo Alto officials won't have to venture far this summer for signs that construction season is now in full bloom. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2014
Last comment by confused, on Jul 23, 2014 at 8:52 am | 32 comments | 8578 Views

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Editorial: An 'iconic' bridge?

We are delighted to see the city moving forward with plans for a new pedestrian and bike bridge across 101, but we would...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by Bob, on Sep 14, 2014 at 10:39 pm | 32 comments | 4455 Views

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Another 'Fiber to the Premise' resurrection for Palo Alto?

The long-discussed dream of getting true high-speed fiber-optic service for Palo Alto is looking like a real possibility....

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, on Nov 6, 2014 at 1:26 pm | 32 comments | 10554 Views
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