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Monday meeting on reverse flow aircraft noise

For those who are bothered by the ~2000 ft elevation flights during SJC's "reverse flow", consider attending a meeting on...

Original post made by Resident 11 on Feb. 25, 2017
Last comment by musical, 1 hour ago | 10 comments | 173 Views

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Bike-share plan takes another turn

Palo Alto's effort to roll out a bike-share program for the community is set to take another turn Monday night, when the...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2017
Last comment by john_alderman, 3 hours ago | 18 comments | 1499 Views

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2017 School Calendar time to nix Columbus day. No Start Early

yes the title says everything. I am not against anybody or anything. I am just in favor of eliminating Columbus day holiday,...

Original post made by School Calendar on Feb. 25, 2017
Last comment by Experienced Parent, 4 hours ago | 4 comments | 182 Views

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Committee members slam council for paring down Comprehensive Plan

The City Council's abrupt decision to remove all program from the city's guiding land-use document has left members of the...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 5 hours ago | 50 comments | 4002 Views

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Changes to 'megahouse' plan don't mollify neighbors

Proposed last July as an 11-bedroom, 14-bath home, plans for 1710 Newell Road in Palo Alto continue to upset neighbors —...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by resident, 6 hours ago | 30 comments | 5464 Views

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Nature offers boost to storm drain fee increase campaign

Palo Alto officials could hardly have chosen a better week to start mailing out ballots for their campaign to raise fees...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2017
Last comment by common sense, 6 hours ago | 46 comments | 7050 Views

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Guest Opinion: Measuring the challenges for city's future

There are five numbers that capture the size and scale of the challenges that the city faces. Our choice of how to deal with...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2017
Last comment by It is not the PA based jobs that cause congestion, 10 hours ago | 14 comments | 2245 Views

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Guest Opinion: Another view of the Comp Plan process

We need to take a careful look at how and why the Comp Plan process spiraled out of control so that we don't repeat the errors...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by mauricio, 20 hours ago | 47 comments | 2477 Views

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Businesses slam downtown parking proposal

As Palo Alto prepares to adopt new parking restrictions on downtown's residential streets, a growing crowd of dentists, merchants,...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2017
Last comment by Midtown, on Feb 24, 2017 at 10:36 pm | 37 comments | 7080 Views

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High-tech satellites have Palo Alto soul

At more than 2,200 employees -- 40 percent of whom have been there more than 10 years -- Space Systems/Loral is one of Palo...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Feb 24, 2017 at 9:19 pm | 6 comments | 6291 Views

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Storm-damaged Arastradero Road won't be fixed until summer

A section of Arastradero Road in Palo Alto where the asphalt is crumbling and falling into Los Trancos Creek has nearby residents...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Follow Speed Laws, on Feb 24, 2017 at 1:53 pm | 24 comments | 10542 Views

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Council offers a lift to traffic-fighting nonprofit

Even though the City Council spent more than $500,000 to create the Palo Alto Transportation Management Association three...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by Res, on Feb 24, 2017 at 11:53 am | 1 comment | 1112 Views

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Council looks to revise zoning code

Developers whose buildings will result in 100 or more new car trips during busy commute hours will be required to submit...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by anon, on Feb 23, 2017 at 11:00 pm | 16 comments | 4219 Views

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Demolition and replacement of Brutalist building wins approval

One of the tallest and most distinct buildings on El Camino Real will be torn down and replaced with a more modern-looking...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2017
Last comment by Rajesh Chin, on Feb 23, 2017 at 5:32 pm | 25 comments | 5865 Views

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Federal funding halted for Caltrain electrification

The $1.96 billion Caltrain electrification project came to screeching halt on Friday, Feb. 17, after it was announced that...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Me 2, on Feb 23, 2017 at 2:38 pm | 111 comments | 7149 Views

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Pinewood looks to contend for MTAL 8-man football title

There is a tweaking of the 8-man Mission Trail Athletic League this season with East Palo Alto Phoenix Academy moving in...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1119 Views

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Postal inspector investigates theft of birthday money

The U.S. Postal Service's Office of the Inspector General is investigating a series of thefts of money from mailed birthday...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2016
Last comment by Jo, on Feb 23, 2017 at 6:28 am | 14 comments | 6845 Views

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Surf Air at Palo Alto Airport - clarification?

I saw a Surf Air plane land at Palo Alto Airport about 2:20PM today (Saturday). I was hiking nearby on a Baylands Path. It...

Original post made by anonymous on Feb. 18, 2017
Last comment by musical, on Feb 21, 2017 at 6:07 pm | 4 comments | 223 Views

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The education innovator

Revolutionary change in public education is rare. Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/07/08/the-education-innovator...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2016
Last comment by Anon, on Feb 21, 2017 at 11:22 am | 6 comments | 6283 Views

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Council not sold on changing zoning for El Camino housing project

Palo Alto's battle between its appetite for new housing and its general disdain for densification came to a head Monday night,...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Feb 19, 2017 at 5:47 pm | 20 comments | 3368 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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