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Palo Alto moves to boost East Palo Alto's water supply

A proposal by four members of the Palo Alto City Council to transfer a share of the city's water allocations to its parched...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2016
Last comment by Anna, 18 minutes ago | 7 comments | 1296 Views

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Bad-tasting water due to Hetch Hetchy water reductions

Palo Alto and other local cities' residents who have been complaining about nasty-tasting water coming from their taps can...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2016
Last comment by Paul Mason at Adobe Springs, 1 hour ago | 26 comments | 2402 Views

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Editorial: A lost opportunity

Virtually every Palo Alto politician and community activist has been talking for months about the Bay Area's housing crisis...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2016
Last comment by musical, 3 hours ago | 19 comments | 2232 Views

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Maxing out your home sale

Getting a home ready to sell is like getting dressed for the prom, says Coldwell Banker realtor Tim Kerns. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2016
Last comment by Sweet, 4 hours ago | 5 comments | 499 Views

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Residents pumped up about groundwater 'waste'

With California's drought stretching through its fourth year, the sight of water gushing out of Palo Alto's construction...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2015
Last comment by Prove it to ME, 4 hours ago | 98 comments | 9485 Views

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Raises on the way for Palo Alto's top staff

Palo Alto's four council-appointed officers are all set to get raises on Monday night, when the City Council convenes for...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2016
Last comment by 38 year resident, 6 hours ago | 14 comments | 1603 Views

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Palo Alto braces for budget deficit

Despite a thriving economy and growing revenues, Palo Alto is heading into the new year with a financial cloud on the horizon:...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by resident, 6 hours ago | 55 comments | 6210 Views

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Repeal the Plastic Bag Ban

Seeing as we have people running for City Council, I am strongly urging the candidates to promise a repeal on the egregious...

Original post made by Resident on Jul. 18, 2016
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, 7 hours ago | 18 comments | 655 Views

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Citing political upheaval, Oaxacan students cancel trip to Palo Alto

The election of Donald Trump to the White House has cast a shadow over Palo Alto's relationship with its sister city in Mexico,...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 18 hours ago | 16 comments | 5995 Views

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Edgewood Plaza developer: Fines not 'warranted'

The developer for Edgewood Plaza in Palo Alto, who has faced steep daily fines for the vacant grocery-store space at the...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by Resident, 22 hours ago | 58 comments | 4691 Views

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Off Deadline

Raising speed limits? Better to re-open Pandora's Box Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/12/09/off-deadline...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2016
Last comment by parent, on Dec 9, 2016 at 1:20 pm | 1 comment | 70 Views

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Palo Alto seeks to snuff out smoke in apartments

Palo Alto struck another blow against tobacco on Monday night, when the City Council decreed that every apartment building...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by margaret, on Dec 8, 2016 at 2:16 pm | 17 comments | 3777 Views

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Palo Alto moves toward 'carbon free' natural gas

Having already slashed carbon out of its electricity portfolio, Palo Alto is now looking to do the same to natural gas. Yet...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by margaret, on Dec 8, 2016 at 2:14 pm | 6 comments | 1867 Views

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Planning commission throws support behind granny units

For several years now, Palo Alto officials have been looking at one possible way to ease the city's affordable housing crisis:...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2016
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Dec 8, 2016 at 2:10 pm | 54 comments | 7806 Views

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Judge considering Buena Vista closure

A Santa Clara County Superior Court judge is considering whether Palo Alto city officials were adequate in holding hearings...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Sweet, on Dec 7, 2016 at 8:37 pm | 8 comments | 2050 Views

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Teens and Uber

It seems that Palo Alto teens under 16 y.o. are using Uber cars to go off campus to use drugs during school hours and travel...

Original post made by Uber, Teens and Drugs on Mar. 29, 2015
Last comment by Good Mom - Troubled Kid, on Dec 7, 2016 at 2:25 pm | 36 comments | 2309 Views

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Buena Vista Park safe?

Given the horrific fire and loss of life in Oakland, is the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park safe? I believe we've heard for...

Original post made by Barron Park Dad on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Family, on Dec 6, 2016 at 7:56 pm | 1 comment | 119 Views

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Visa to open new campus in Palo Alto

Credit card company Visa Inc. plans to open a new facility in Palo Alto's California Avenue Business District in November,...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2016
Last comment by Zee Kay, on Dec 6, 2016 at 12:12 am | 27 comments | 11761 Views

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Stanford eyes undergraduate enrollment increase

Stanford University's new General Use Permit application, submitted to the county on Nov. 21, maps out ambitious expansion...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2016
Last comment by Idea, on Dec 5, 2016 at 6:27 pm | 18 comments | 5724 Views

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Avenidas scores victory in expansion bid

As Palo Alto's senior population continues to grow, the city's premier senior-services provider is preparing to do the same...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2016
Last comment by CNY, on Dec 5, 2016 at 5:41 pm | 2 comments | 2102 Views
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