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Illegal-housing crackdown leads to dozens of evictions

Nearly 40 East Palo Alto families in recent months have been turned out of their rental homes with as little as 10 days notice...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2016
Last comment by resident, 20 hours ago | 71 comments | 19292 Views

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Off Deadline

Where is 'Conan the Grammarian' in the battle with grammar barbarians? Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/12/02/off-deadline...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 6, 2016 at 2:49 pm | 7 comments | 1284 Views

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Page Mill bike-safety fixes speed ahead

A highly dangerous section of Page Mill Road near Interstate 280 for bicyclists will hopefully become safer under a plan...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by FixPageMill, on Dec 4, 2016 at 11:43 am | 14 comments | 5447 Views

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County eyes plan to offer legal aid to undocumented residents

Undocumented immigrants facing threats of deportation by the forthcoming Trump administration may soon have more legal help...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Nov 22, 2016 at 1:30 pm | 37 comments | 4327 Views

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East Palo Alto residents to get 30-day notice in red-tag evictions

East Palo Alto residents who face eviction for living in illegal or dangerous housing received a reprieve from the City Council...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2016
Last comment by Shame, on Nov 21, 2016 at 1:58 pm | 9 comments | 5154 Views

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Checklist helps residents determine if a tree is hazardous

Palo Alto's Tree Technical Manual includes a checklist of potential hazards and suggests actions to promote safety. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2016
Last comment by Wayne Tyson, on Nov 19, 2016 at 9:21 pm | 1 comment | 409 Views

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When trees must be removed

City of Palo Alto tree ordinances state that, under certain conditions, trees that have been removed must be replaced. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2016
Last comment by Wayne Tyson, on Nov 19, 2016 at 9:02 pm | 1 comment | 269 Views

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Post-election, local educational institutions emphasize inclusion

In the aftermath of the presidential election this week, local school districts and universities sent messages to their communities...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2016
Last comment by R U Serious!, on Nov 18, 2016 at 2:06 pm | 26 comments | 4986 Views

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Advocates disagree on solutions to airplane noise

Residents throughout the Midpeninsula and Santa Cruz area agree that airplanes going to San Francisco International Airport...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2016
Last comment by Bill, on Nov 16, 2016 at 11:44 am | 243 comments | 11276 Views

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Committee outlines potential plane-noise recommendations

A multi-city and county committee tasked with finding ways to reduce overhead noise from airplanes going to and from San...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2016
Last comment by Bill , on Nov 16, 2016 at 11:41 am | 51 comments | 5507 Views

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Traffic advisory: expect delays during Palo Alto peace march Tuesday afternoon

Palo Alto police are expecting traffic delays downtown between noon and 6 p.m. when students from local high schools take...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2016
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Nov 16, 2016 at 9:54 am | 16 comments | 2256 Views

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Santa Clara County DA, universities host symposium on campus sexual assault

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office has teamed up with eight local colleges and universities, including Stanford...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2016
Last comment by Disgusted, on Nov 15, 2016 at 11:11 am | 2 comments | 1706 Views

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East Palo Alto council candidates address city's challenges

The Nov. 8 election could prove pivotal for the City of East Palo Alto as it faces an affordable-housing crisis, gentrification...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by Jones, on Nov 14, 2016 at 8:15 am | 5 comments | 3736 Views

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Make Hillary Clinton President on December 19

Change.Org Petition to Electoral College - Make Hillary Clinton President on December 19 LINK: https://www.change.org/p/electoral-college-electors-electoral-college-make-hillary-...

Original post made by Drastic Problems Require Drastic Solutions on Nov. 11, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Nov 13, 2016 at 4:51 pm | 9 comments | 442 Views

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Measure B winning; Measure A just squeaking by

Two big-money Santa Clara County tax measures intended to address the county's transportation and housing needs appear to...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2016
Last comment by Common sense, on Nov 10, 2016 at 10:40 am | 4 comments | 8250 Views

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Pushing back against growth in Silicon Valley

According to this NYT article, residents of towns across Silicon Valley (Cupertino, Santa Clara and Palo Alto) are pushing...

Original post made by PA resident on Nov. 5, 2016
Last comment by Reason, on Nov 9, 2016 at 6:50 am | 19 comments | 497 Views

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A perspective on Chinese home buyers

Over the past few years, it has become predictable that during the summer Chinese families send their kids to our local camps...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2016
Last comment by Bet?, on Nov 7, 2016 at 4:21 pm | 78 comments | 4573 Views

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Brown signs legislation broadening restroom access laws

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that is being considered the most inclusive restroom access law in the nation, California...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2016
Last comment by BrianR, on Nov 7, 2016 at 2:06 pm | 13 comments | 1780 Views

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Letters to the editor

<B>Earned the right Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/11/04/letters-to-the-editor...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2016
Last comment by C.Con, on Nov 5, 2016 at 7:13 pm | 2 comments | 287 Views

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Target to open 'flexible-format' store in East Palo Alto

Target will open a new "flexible format" store in the Ravenswood Shopping Center in East Palo Alto, the retail company announced...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2016
Last comment by Me, on Nov 5, 2016 at 2:26 pm | 9 comments | 5002 Views
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Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain
By Elena Kadvany | 25 comments | 11,935 views

Sing and celebrate
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