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Palo Alto looks to raise age for tobacco sales

Seeking to make Palo Alto a regional leader in a crusade against cigarette smoke, city officials are preparing to raise the...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2016
Last comment by Resident, 27 minutes ago | 11 comments | 1676 Views

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Growing up undocumented

Editor's note: Pseudonyms are being used by three of the undocumented youth interviewed for this story, at their request...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2016
Last comment by Don Honda, 1 hour ago | 11 comments | 2541 Views

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Evergreen Park wants annexation to parking-permit program

With their neighborhood rapidly becoming a de facto commuter parking zone, residents of Evergreen Park want the Palo Alto...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2016
Last comment by Deb, 10 hours ago | 25 comments | 2943 Views

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Raises approved for top Palo Alto officials

With all of Palo Alto's labor groups engaged in negotiations over new contracts, the City Council swiftly approved raises...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2016
Last comment by Real deal, 13 hours ago | 15 comments | 2139 Views

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Neighbors divided over ban on two-story homes

Royal Manor, a community of more than 200 homes in the Palo Verde neighborhood, is seeking to become the latest Eichler-style...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2016
Last comment by surrealDude, 16 hours ago | 26 comments | 3625 Views

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Real Estate Matters: Timing the market for local sellers

Just after sunset in mid-January, my colleague and I were seated at a square, maple-colored table located near the entrance...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2016
There are no comments yet. 697 Views

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Group Forming to Address Palo Alto Airport Impacts on Quality of Life

If you are bothered by low flying, loud prop planes and helicopters, (GA aircraft) you are not alone! These are not commercial...

Original post made by Aviation Limits on Feb. 1, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Feb 12, 2016 at 12:47 am | 129 comments | 1844 Views

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Palo Alto prepares to test new office cap

When Palo Alto officials agreed last year to institute an annual limit on office development, the goal was to slow down the...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Feb 11, 2016 at 9:28 pm | 32 comments | 2796 Views

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Palo Alto launches airplane-noise study

With the topic of airplane noise recently soaring toward the top of Palo Alto's priority list, the City Council moved ahead...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2016
Last comment by Luanne, on Feb 11, 2016 at 2:32 pm | 39 comments | 2739 Views

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Expanded parking program meets resistance in Crescent Park

A proposal to expand downtown Palo Alto's permit-parking zone is proving to be a tough sell in Crescent Park, with neighborhood...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2016
Last comment by Carol, on Feb 11, 2016 at 10:31 am | 13 comments | 2668 Views

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Jay Paul withdraws Park Boulevard project

After more than a year of commission reviews and design revisions, Jay Paul Company has withdrawn the application for one...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by Counterclockwise, on Feb 10, 2016 at 10:39 pm | 18 comments | 4493 Views

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Palo Alto backs funding plan for transportation-tax measure

Seeking to preserve a fragile and fraying coalition of cities, Palo Alto officials on Monday night rallied behind a proposal...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2016
Last comment by Fred, on Feb 10, 2016 at 1:23 pm | 3 comments | 1749 Views

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New Stanford building gathers neuroscience researchers, clinicians

Stanford University's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center as well as its Center for Memory Disorders are among the groups...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by JHC, on Feb 10, 2016 at 9:03 am | 6 comments | 4710 Views

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Cities join forces to back transportation-funding plan

With Santa Clara County cruising toward a November transportation tax measure, Palo Alto and eight other cities in the north...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by Rose, on Feb 8, 2016 at 7:12 pm | 11 comments | 3173 Views

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Living on empty

By all accounts, Whitney Dafoe was leading a vibrant life before the mysterious illness overtook him. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2015
Last comment by translation?, on Feb 8, 2016 at 7:05 pm | 62 comments | 33325 Views

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Super Bowl Sunday hoopla? Not in Palo Alto

The banners won't fly and Super Bowl 50 special events won't be taking place in one of Silicon Valley's premier destinations...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by Hmmm, on Feb 8, 2016 at 12:34 pm | 32 comments | 6400 Views

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Utility rates set to rise in Palo Alto

Palo Alto residents should brace themselves for a dramatic spike in their utility bills in July, with electricity, gas, water...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by joel, on Feb 8, 2016 at 11:56 am | 27 comments | 4849 Views

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Multigenerational living

Betsy Hobson is thrilled to share a new routine with her next-door neighbor, her 2 1/2-year-old granddaughter. That's just...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2015
Last comment by Godspower Amraibure , on Feb 7, 2016 at 8:10 pm | 7 comments | 1822 Views

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Avenidas honors seven with 'Lifetime of Achievement' awards

Seven local residents — three individuals and two couples — will be honored this spring by the senior services...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by Anneke, on Feb 7, 2016 at 7:12 pm | 1 comment | 1903 Views

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Rate increases projected for Palo Alto utilities

After a few years of holding steady, Palo Alto's utility bills are about to embark on an upward climb. According to the most...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2015
Last comment by Sunshine, on Feb 5, 2016 at 6:14 pm | 32 comments | 6273 Views
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