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Palo Alto mulls options for new Foothills 'parkland'

It's not often that a city discovers that it owns 7.7 acres of undeveloped land that City Council members didn't even know...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2014
Last comment by John T, 2 minutes ago | 8 comments | 185 Views

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Palo Alto considers changing its policy for labor negotiations

Seeking to add transparency to its labor-negotiations process, Palo Alto is considering scrapping its practice of holding...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2014
Last comment by umm, 11 minutes ago | 1 comment | 559 Views

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Plan for dedicated bus lanes on El Camino Real back on the table

A controversial plan by Santa Clara County to create dedicated bus lanes on El Camino Real between Palo Alto and San Jose...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2014
Last comment by Ahem, 19 hours ago | 71 comments | 3976 Views

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County looks to redesign Page Mill-Oregon, Foothill expressways

Some of the most dangerous and congested sections of Oregon Expressway/Page Mill Road from Alma Street to Foothill Expressway...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2014
Last comment by musical, 19 hours ago | 37 comments | 5745 Views

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Unfriendly skies: Residents, city officials gear up to fight increased airplane noise

At a gathering in the Holbrook-Palmer Park Pavilion in Atherton last month, as a resident began to speak about the incessant...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by Airplane Noise Community Meeting, 23 hours ago | 269 comments | 10588 Views

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Page Mill-Oregon, Foothill expressways eyed for changes

Some of the most dangerous and congested sections of Oregon Expressway/Page Mill Road from Alma Street to Foothill Expressway...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Nov 23, 2014 at 1:08 am | 2 comments | 106 Views

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County expands homeless programs while searching for new shelter

Faced with a shortage of beds to accommodate the county's homeless population this coming winter, the Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Nov 22, 2014 at 8:06 am | 29 comments | 3481 Views

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Schools grapple with 'emotional-health' efforts

Emotions ran high Tuesday as the Palo Alto Board of Education grappled with a proposed suicide prevention and mental health...

Original post made on May. 26, 2010
Last comment by --, on Nov 21, 2014 at 9:07 pm | 49 comments | 3510 Views

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Palo Alto: Fire quickly snuffed out at Communication & Power Industry

Palo Alto fire officials are investigating a fire that occurred Thursday afternoon at Communication & Power Industry, a Hansen...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
Last comment by The Omen, on Nov 21, 2014 at 8:37 pm | 2 comments | 933 Views

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Palo Alto officials defend $4.6M upgrade of City Hall

Five months after Palo Alto officials approved a $4.6 million renovation of City Hall, council members made a public case...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2014
Last comment by Big spender before Jan. 1, on Nov 21, 2014 at 11:59 am | 27 comments | 3254 Views

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Parking Guidance Systems & Parking Access Revenue

The City of Palo Alto has issued a Request for Proposal for Parking Guidance Systems & Parking Access Revenue Controls. ...

Original post made by Herb Borock on Nov. 20, 2014
There are no comments yet. 54 Views

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Mixed-use proposal for University Avenue meets mixed response

A proposal to demolish two stout commercial buildings at the heart of University Avenue's commercial district and replace...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2014
Last comment by 35 year resident, on Nov 20, 2014 at 9:07 am | 44 comments | 4030 Views

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Community Notebook: Palo Alto tests new smart solar street lights

The City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) announced Monday that it is installing smart solar street lights along El Camino Real...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2014
Last comment by Joe, on Nov 19, 2014 at 7:06 pm | 5 comments | 1912 Views

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Thoughts on new Mitchell Park library

Now we have it, reviews on the library. Very pleasing facility once you get inside. The library looks great, plenty of...

Original post made by Library User on Nov. 18, 2014
There are no comments yet. 116 Views

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Wolbach edges out Kou for fifth seat on Palo Alto council

Cory Wolbach, a legislative aide for state Sen. Jerry Hill, has edged out emergency-preparedness leader Lydia Kou for the...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2014
Last comment by Jocelyn Dong, on Nov 18, 2014 at 4:34 pm | 40 comments | 4733 Views

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Residentialists lose out in commission shuffle

Days after Palo Alto voters elected three slow-growth proponents to the new City Council, the existing council took a step...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2014
Last comment by Guy_Fawkes, on Nov 18, 2014 at 9:51 am | 89 comments | 7567 Views

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Embarcadero Road Traffic Signal Modification at Town and Country

The City of Palo Alto has issued a Invitation For Bids (IFB) for Traffic Signal Modification at Embarcadero Road and Town...

Original post made by Herb Borock on Nov. 14, 2014
Last comment by Hmm, not really., on Nov 17, 2014 at 2:54 pm | 9 comments | 319 Views

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Palo Alto's parking-permit program gets a green light

Responding to years of complaints about downtown's residential streets transforming into parking lots for employees, Palo...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2014
Last comment by Karen, on Nov 15, 2014 at 11:23 pm | 39 comments | 5289 Views

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Editorial: The Cubberley renewal

With just six weeks left before the expiration of a lease agreement that has transferred approximately $140 million from...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2014
Last comment by Joe, on Nov 15, 2014 at 1:43 pm | 13 comments | 2597 Views

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Customers are asking, 'What's wrong with USPS?'

The Palo Alto division of the United States Postal Service is not delivering on services, and some customers and employees...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Nov 14, 2014 at 10:00 pm | 3 comments | 240 Views
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