Commission: Palo Alto parks struggling to keep up with growth

Thank you Parks and Rec Commissioner's for highlighting this.  As more people move into town, our parks are feeling the stress.  We are clearly lacking playing fields as anyone who's managed a soccer or baseball team knows.  - Tom

New memo from Parks and Recreation urges council to pay more attention to impacts of new developments on parks, recreation facilities

 

A couple sit under the shade at a picnic table as they look out onto a meadow at Foothills Park on June 26, 2013. Photo by Veronica Weber.

 

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Chimalus Drive Block Party

IMG_20140816_185002_Tom_DuBois.jpgGot the opportunity to meet the nice folks that live on Chimalus Drive this weekend.  With homes backed up to a chemical plating operation, they have serious concerns about deadly, toxic chemicals and safety.  If elected, I will see what can be done to ensure safety, even in the event of an earthquake.  

 

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It's official!

I dropped off my nomination forms and ballot statement with the City Clerk of Palo Alto this morning and swore to protect and defend the Constitution of the US and the State of California.  Let's get this campaign started!

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As the High-Speed Rail Debate Rages On, Stanford Historian Becomes Big Critic

Speaking of naysayers and critics, you may have to include the 59 percent of California voters who just told the Field Poll they’d now reject the nearly $10 billion high-speed rail bond packageapproved in 2008.

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Race for Palo Alto City Council under way

The Palo Alto City Council election is still months away, but the race for five seats is already heating up.

This week, Midtown resident Tom Dubois announced his candidacy. Mayor Nancy Shepherd also issued a formal statement that she will run again and Councilman Greg Scharff told The Daily News he plans to do the same.

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Tom DuBois enters race for City Council

Tom DuBois enters race for City Council

Land-use watcher looks to impact Palo Alto's growth debate

Tom DuBois, a Midtown resident who jumped into Palo Alto's land-use politics during last year's heated battle over a housing development on Maybell Avenue, announced Monday that he will seek a seat on the City Council in November.

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The Case for Gigabit Internet to the Home

For an increasing number of Americans, access to high-speed Internet has become an essential part of our lives. We do work, email friends, find restaurants, watch videos and movies, and check the weather. And the Internet is increasingly used for important services, like video medical consults and online education, and is relied upon by businesses for critical operations.

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