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Guest Opinion: Deciding Palo Alto's future growth

The biggest issue in this year's City Council race is deciding how Palo Alto should grow. This year's council election is...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
Last comment by Me, 11 minutes ago | 39 comments | 3959 Views

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U.S. regulators accuse Palantir of bias against Asians

from Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-palantir-tech-discrimination-lawsuit-idUSKCN11W2DA "The U.S. Department...

Original post made by NoMoPa on Sep. 26, 2016
Last comment by Such a surprise, 2 hours ago | 3 comments | 126 Views

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Avenidas heads list of new Cubberley tenants

With Foothill College now completing its departure from Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto is preparing to welcome a fresh...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2016
Last comment by I agree, 2 hours ago | 8 comments | 1733 Views

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REDUCE Aircraft Noise - Meeting with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) - Thursday Sept 29, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Palo Alto and Neighboring Communities, If you are concerned with the alarming increase in aircraft noise over our communities,...

Original post made by Sky Posse Palo Alto on Sep. 27, 2016
Last comment by Plane Speaker, 19 hours ago | 2 comments | 121 Views

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Planning commission set for a shake-up

While Palo Alto prepares to elect new City Council members in November, another heated race is quietly taking place behind...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
Last comment by One more about Palantir, on Sep 26, 2016 at 11:44 pm | 25 comments | 7090 Views

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Council candidates make their pitches

A new senior center in south Palo Alto. A completely redeveloped Buena Vista Mobile Home Park. Also, more action, better...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2016
Last comment by Mr Nice Guy, on Sep 26, 2016 at 9:29 pm | 80 comments | 6349 Views

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Palo Alto explores two paths toward higher minimum wage

The goal is clear and undisputed: enacting a minimum wage of $15 per hour. But as Palo Alto officials prepare to plot on...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2016
Last comment by NoMoPa, on Sep 26, 2016 at 10:59 am | 22 comments | 2735 Views

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Who are the true residentialist candidates?

Please someone clarify to me who are the true residentialist candidates. I don't want to vote for the PAF candidates, or...

Original post made by Resident on Sep. 25, 2016
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Sep 26, 2016 at 10:40 am | 13 comments | 375 Views

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For easing traffic jams, Palo Alto pins hopes on nonprofit

As Palo Alto looks ahead toward adopting a new long-term vision for transportation, officials are increasingly leaning on...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2016
Last comment by mauricio, on Sep 25, 2016 at 2:53 pm | 31 comments | 3320 Views

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Plan for megahome raises neighbors' concerns

Neighbors in Palo Alto's Embarcadero Oaks are protesting a proposal to build an 11-bedroom, 14-bath residence with a one-car...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by concerned, on Sep 25, 2016 at 10:34 am | 64 comments | 15216 Views

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Keeble & Shuchat to close in October

Facing a changing industry and declining profits, one of the Bay Area's last major brick-and-mortar camera stores, Palo Alto's...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Sep 25, 2016 at 1:46 am | 100 comments | 27162 Views

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Jordan Hall, named for eugenicist, to be renamed Pinn Hall

Close call for Stanford, but fortunately we aren't that progressive out here on the farm http://www.cavalierdaily.com/article/2016/09/jordan-hall-to-be-renamed-pinn-hall ...

Original post made by Not your ordinary Jordan on Sep. 23, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 23, 2016 at 4:15 pm | 2 comments | 104 Views

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Editorial: An imperfect wage increase

There is no suspense about whether the Palo Alto City Council will approve a more expedited increase in the local minimum...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
Last comment by Mark, on Sep 23, 2016 at 3:43 pm | 5 comments | 1532 Views

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Caltrain collides with truck, halting service

A collision between a Caltrain train and a truck has halted all train service in south Palo Alto late Monday afternoon. The...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2016
Last comment by Leslie, on Sep 23, 2016 at 2:13 am | 37 comments | 9070 Views

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In parting shot, planning commissioner slams council

For the past two years, Kate Downing has been one of Palo Alto's most passionate advocates for building more affordable housing....

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2016
Last comment by Marie, on Sep 22, 2016 at 4:21 pm | 333 comments | 32083 Views

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Embarcadero project aims to give bicyclists a smoother ride

For Palo Alto's bicycles and drivers, the bustling stretch of Embarcadero Road near El Camino Real isn't just a shared commuter...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2016
Last comment by Me, on Sep 22, 2016 at 6:01 am | 38 comments | 6330 Views

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Mud starts flying in council race

Shame on Mike Greenfield for his comments linking Mayor Burt and Lydia Kuo to the hate mongering Donald Trump. Both Mayor...

Original post made by rita vrhel on Sep. 15, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Sep 21, 2016 at 9:38 pm | 27 comments | 696 Views

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Editorial: The 'microunit' allure

Some call it an innovative way to create needed housing that will become the wave of the future. Others call it inappropriate...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2016
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Sep 21, 2016 at 6:10 am | 75 comments | 5682 Views

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In Professorville, builders are urged to look to history for guidance

Professorville has always held a special place among Palo Alto's dozens of neighborhoods -- a thriving section of downtown...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2016
Last comment by Oldster, on Sep 19, 2016 at 2:44 pm | 16 comments | 3865 Views

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Eleven candidates to square off in council race

Eleven candidates, including planning commissioners, past contenders and a few political newcomers, will square off for four...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by concerned citizen, on Sep 19, 2016 at 12:29 pm | 61 comments | 4955 Views
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