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Caltrain begins improvements aimed at preventing deaths by suicides

Caltrain began removing vegetation Tuesday along the rail corridor in Palo Alto as part of a suicide prevention program approved...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2015
Last comment by Another parent, 4 minutes ago | 13 comments | 1437 Views

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Owner rejects nonprofit's offer to buy Palo Alto mobile-home park

The owner of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park has broken off negotiations with Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian and...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by A Gunn Parent, 1 hour ago | 80 comments | 6045 Views

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Council adds south Palo Alto voices to Comprehensive Plan debate

A citizen panel charged with helping the city update its Comprehensive Plan acquired five new members on Monday night –...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2015
Last comment by jlanders, 1 hour ago | 39 comments | 2520 Views

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Bikes on the California Avenue underpass

I am concerned about people riding their bikes on the underpass that goes under the rail tracks at the California Avenue...

Original post made by Graciela Spivak on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by Resident, 1 hour ago | 7 comments | 230 Views

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Editorial: Eshoo's big challenge

It is rare for a member of Congress to become a lightning rod for complaints about the local impacts of a federal agency's...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by OPar, 1 hour ago | 133 comments | 4567 Views

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No quick fixes for Palo Alto's new 'parkland'

What was once a quarry that few in Palo Alto knew existed is now a quandary at the center of the city's debate about future...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, 7 hours ago | 9 comments | 2826 Views

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A groundling's lament; and call to action

This summer I became a reluctant advocate for quiet skies. I say reluctant because I am a teacher-librarian, not a rabble-rouser....

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, 18 hours ago | 248 comments | 6454 Views

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Buena Vista residents sue Palo Alto over closure approval

Residents of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park have filed a lawsuit against Palo Alto, challenging the city's decision in...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2015
Last comment by Fred Balin, 20 hours ago | 75 comments | 6148 Views

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What's happening here?

Birch Plaza, a 25,000-square-foot office and apartment development, at 305 Grant Ave., Palo Alto, is expected to open at...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by Palo Alto, on Sep 1, 2015 at 7:15 am | 10 comments | 1679 Views

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Commission approves chain store limit on California Avenue

Palo Alto's effort to promote an eclectic and independent retail mix on California Avenue by limiting chain stores in the...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2015
Last comment by Ahem, on Aug 31, 2015 at 11:29 pm | 24 comments | 3566 Views

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where to safely discard medicine?

We have a nearly full bottle of tylenol + hydrocodone left over from my daughter's wisdom tooth extraction. Where can I safely...

Original post made by want to do the right thing on Aug. 29, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 31, 2015 at 8:43 pm | 14 comments | 324 Views

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Edgewood Plaza developer could face penalties for vacant grocery store

The developer of Edgewood Plaza will face a fine of $500 per day if the vacant grocery store formerly occupied by Fresh Market...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by rainbow38, on Aug 31, 2015 at 11:11 am | 40 comments | 3379 Views

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Residents adapt to new food-scrap collection program

Kitchen pails for food scraps made their way to Palo Alto residents in June, and the service collection began July 1. As...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Ant Man, on Aug 31, 2015 at 7:07 am | 37 comments | 4289 Views

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Off Deadline: Training 'compassionate responders' for tense situations

Jacob Savage, a lifelong Palo Altan who signed up as a high school sophomore for the city's first police academy in 2006,...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Sarah1000, on Aug 30, 2015 at 8:53 pm | 3 comments | 2314 Views

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City Manager Jim Keene's total compensation: $433,482.00

This morning's San Jose Mercury News has a very revealing front page article about the pay for City Mangers in the Bay Area.It...

Original post made by The Shadow knows.... on May. 17, 2015
Last comment by question, on Aug 30, 2015 at 7:55 pm | 7 comments | 611 Views

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Palo Alto launches gas-safety initiative

The City of Palo Alto Utilities Department has launched a safety initiative to check local sewer systems for crossbores,...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2011
Last comment by Neighbor, on Aug 30, 2015 at 8:18 am | 15 comments | 2433 Views

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Palo Alto opts to retain, fix contentious zoning tool

Palo Alto's controversial "planned-community" process, which allows developers to barter with the city over zoning exceptions,...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Aug 29, 2015 at 11:27 pm | 20 comments | 2259 Views

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Menlo Park is next on PG&E tree removal plan

PG&E has begun examining 1,300 trees in Menlo Park that are growing in its gas transmission line easements and might have...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2015
Last comment by Crossbore?, on Aug 29, 2015 at 9:47 pm | 1 comment | 961 Views

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In city's new wage law, a modest proposal

The regional wave toward a higher minimum wage this week swept through Palo Alto, where city officials set aside their differences...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by BernieSanders2016, on Aug 29, 2015 at 3:59 pm | 8 comments | 2342 Views

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Palo Alto stabbing victim identified

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Original post made on Mar. 11, 2008
Last comment by Another , on Aug 28, 2015 at 2:16 pm | 14 comments | 3661 Views
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