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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council gives wide berth for possible plant

Fifty-one acres of now-defunct Palo Alto landfill will not become parkland in the coming year, the Palo Alto City Council...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2013
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Jan 26, 2013 at 7:05 pm | 31 comments | 8038 Views

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After two decades, Empire taps out

Empire Grill and Tap Room, a chic and polished fixture of downtown Palo Alto for more than 20 years, is preparing to close...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2013
Last comment by bru, on Apr 23, 2013 at 9:21 pm | 31 comments | 4637 Views

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Mobile-home residents pack school board meeting

About 375 Palo Alto residents -- including more than 100 children in local public schools -- would be displaced by the closure...

Original post made on May. 8, 2013
Last comment by palo alto parent, on May 11, 2013 at 2:17 pm | 31 comments | 9001 Views

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jets overhead -- 7:50am

Anyone know what's up with all the jets flying overhead this morning? VERY noisy!...

Original post made by neighbor on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by Midtowner, on Jan 3, 2014 at 10:11 am | 31 comments | 4243 Views

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Residents irked by change in Palo Alto's 'housing vision'

As Palo Alto nears the finish line in adopting a long overdue housing vision, residents in one neighborhood are rising up...

Original post made on May. 16, 2013
Last comment by A Very Concerned Mom, on Jun 11, 2013 at 9:18 am | 31 comments | 16576 Views

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Palo Alto hits the brakes on new housing vision

Palo Alto's official housing vision, already years overdue, will undergo further revisions after residents around Maybell...

Original post made on May. 21, 2013
Last comment by Massive scam, on May 22, 2013 at 11:59 pm | 31 comments | 12337 Views

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Businesses blast proposed parking restrictions downtown

As downtown residents continue to clamor for the city to do something about the recent disappearance of parking spaces on...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2013
Last comment by voter, on Aug 12, 2013 at 12:35 pm | 31 comments | 6557 Views

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Betty Wright Aquatic Center pool shuts down

The Betty Wright Aquatic Center pool in south Palo Alto has closed due to irreparable problems with the facility, Abilities...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2013
Last comment by Shocked, on Oct 15, 2013 at 3:26 pm | 31 comments | 23193 Views

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Renewable-energy plant debuts in north San Jose

A facility that can turn people's food scraps and yard trimmings into energy and compost opened in north San Jose Nov. 22,...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2013
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Dec 2, 2013 at 2:27 am | 31 comments | 9322 Views

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Stanford backs away from divisive Dish parking plan

After pressure from the city and an outpouring of opposition from hikers who frequent the Dish, Stanford University is backing...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2014
Last comment by Louise, on Feb 25, 2014 at 12:20 am | 31 comments | 14929 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 | 31 comments | 5974 Views

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Palo Alto scraps neighborhood trash experiment

A pilot program to reduce residents' trash and make the sorting of waste simpler in one south Palo Alto neighborhood has...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2014
Last comment by Hywel from Wales, on Jun 13, 2014 at 12:08 am | 31 comments | 9108 Views

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Editorial: Shrinking the council

With most City Council members expressing mixed feelings, a bare 5-4 majority decided Monday night that Palo Alto voters...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2014
Last comment by Politico, on Jun 23, 2014 at 11:09 pm | 31 comments | 5607 Views

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Services for homeless, low-income residents face crisis

InnVision Shelter Network, the largest provider of services for homeless and needy persons in Palo Alto, is scrambling to...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by abc, on Jul 22, 2014 at 1:32 am | 31 comments | 9918 Views

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Palo Alto mulls chain restrictions on California Avenue

As the commercial stretch of California Avenue continues its transformation into a fancier business district with fewer driving...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2014
Last comment by PAmoderate, on Aug 12, 2014 at 4:27 pm | 31 comments | 24969 Views

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Palo Alto ends legal feud with Mitchell Park Library contractor

Days after Palo Alto celebrated the grand opening of its new Mitchell Park Library and Community Center, the city has reached...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2014
Last comment by Jo Ann, on Dec 18, 2014 at 3:13 pm | 31 comments | 7835 Views

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Palo Alto bans smoking in shopping districts

Palo Alto continued its crusade against cigarette smoke this week by expanding its existing ban to commercial districts,...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2014
Last comment by Long Time Resident, on Jan 1, 2015 at 3:06 pm | 31 comments | 3994 Views

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Bike improvements eyed around Palo Alto high schools

With about two dozen bike projects already in the works in Palo Alto, city officials are preparing to sign off on two more...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2015
Last comment by Paly parent, on Aug 14, 2015 at 11:34 am | 31 comments | 8201 Views

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Santa Clara County supervisors vote to support Buena Vista Mobile Home Park

In a strong show of support for residents of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jan 31, 2015 at 3:47 pm | 31 comments | 6904 Views

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Lawsuits settled, but no changes at airport

It's been five years since a Cessna piloted by Tesla Motors employee Douglas Bourn crashed into an East Palo Alto neighborhood,...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 16, 2015 at 4:03 pm | 31 comments | 5677 Views
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