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Off Deadline: Impending sea-level rise will affect us all

Next month federal officials will release new rates for flood insurance in areas at risk for future flooding, and they will...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2015
Last comment by 38 year resident, 40 minutes ago | 47 comments | 3031 Views

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Palo Alto to bring back traffic-enforcement team

After years of budget cuts and staff freezes, the Palo Alto Police Department is now experiencing an "early thaw" and looking...

Original post made on May. 17, 2013
Last comment by Online Name, 2 hours ago | 43 comments | 4915 Views

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Brentwood has Gigabit Internet before Palo Alto

http://www.contracostatimes.com/endorsements/ci_26125188/guest-commentary-ultra-high-speed-gigabit-service-comes I know...

Original post made by PAmoderate on Jul. 15, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, 3 hours ago | 11 comments | 732 Views

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Editorial: Rising hopes for Buena Vista

With the Palo Alto City Council's final vote a month ago confirming that the Jisser family had met all the legal prerequisites...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, 4 hours ago | 54 comments | 3805 Views

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Man arrested in Palo Alto package-theft case

Mountain View police arrested a man early Wednesday morning who was found to have a package allegedly stolen from a Palo...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2015
Last comment by Gethin, 4 hours ago | 1 comment | 3075 Views

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County pledges more funds for Buena Vista

Santa Clara County supervisors on Tuesday upped the ante in a bid to preserve the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park when they...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, 6 hours ago | 70 comments | 3850 Views

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Palo Alto defers master plan for Fry's site

Palo Alto officials rarely turn down grant funding but they made an exception on Monday night when they agreed not to launch...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2015
Last comment by Palo Alto , 7 hours ago | 13 comments | 2058 Views

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PA citizens: help get rid of University Ave's horrendous traffic

How often these past 5-8 years have you found yourself utterly stuck in eastbound traffic on University Ave well before arriving...

Original post made by Chris Zaharias on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, 17 hours ago | 18 comments | 542 Views

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The Eichler uprising

The dust had barely settled from Frank Ingle's first architectural battle when the next one came knocking on his door. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2015
Last comment by Alan, 18 hours ago | 45 comments | 7169 Views

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Report: Cities unprepared for sea-level rise

The Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury has a message for city and county officials who are dragging their feet regarding...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2015
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 21 hours ago | 18 comments | 2778 Views

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Cementing protections for retail

After passing an urgency law earlier this year to preserve ground-floor retail from converting to offices, Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2015
Last comment by Observer, on Jun 28, 2015 at 3:57 pm | 12 comments | 861 Views

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Why is Ground Water Pumping Still Allowed in Palo Alto?

Last night I was walking my dog and saw a new house being built in the 2100 block of Cowper in OId Palo Alto. The site was...

Original post made by Bill Glazier on Apr. 9, 2015
Last comment by Aquifers, on Jun 28, 2015 at 9:15 am | 129 comments | 4428 Views

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ARB chair resigns, citing 'public perception'

Randy Popp, chair of Palo Alto's influential and occasionally embattled Architectural Review Board, resigned from the board...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2015
Last comment by Another resident, on Jun 27, 2015 at 2:19 pm | 35 comments | 5041 Views

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Woman nearly drowns in Palo Alto condo complex swimming pool

Authorities in Palo Alto are investigating the third near-drowning incident in the city since June 1 after an 89-year-old...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2015
Last comment by dennis, on Jun 25, 2015 at 11:59 pm | 3 comments | 4828 Views

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Editorial: Chipping away at proposed office cap

The surprising consensus that emerged three months ago with a unanimous vote of the Palo Alto City Council — creating...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by What Happened?, on Jun 25, 2015 at 10:03 pm | 43 comments | 2567 Views

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Why does summer school start at 8 am?

Why does PAUSD's summer school starts at 8 am with all HS classes held at Gunn HS? My child is a night owl and getting to...

Original post made by night owl\'s dad on Jun. 14, 2015
Last comment by FozzieQ, on Jun 24, 2015 at 6:22 pm | 20 comments | 786 Views

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Adventures at the new Mitchell Park library

As a reader, writer and former English teacher, I'm more a buyer than a borrower of books. However, considering what I must...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jun 24, 2015 at 4:18 pm | 24 comments | 3062 Views

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Rule on screening older doctors roils Stanford faculty

A policy requiring doctors 75 and older to undergo special screening in order to keep their privileges at Stanford University's...

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by Stanford is the Pits, on Jun 24, 2015 at 1:36 pm | 21 comments | 3618 Views

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Palo Alto set to make all new homes 'solar ready'

All new homes in Palo Alto will have to dedicate roof space to solar panels under a new law that the City Council is preparing...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 24, 2015 at 12:48 pm | 38 comments | 5134 Views

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Homeowners protest 50-foot office building proposed next door

A planned 50-foot-high office development with a shadow that neighbors said would plunge their home into darkness could receive...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 23, 2015 at 6:33 pm | 25 comments | 2948 Views
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