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High-tech hub proposed for Palo Alto's Varsity Theatre

Plans for downtown's historic Varsity Theatre took another turn this week when building owner Chop Keenan submitted a proposal...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, 38 minutes ago | 52 comments | 6275 Views

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YMCA: Shrinking membership is forcing gym closure

Citing for the first time a decline in membership and inability to attract new members due to an increasingly competitive...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by y.ha, 48 minutes ago | 138 comments | 7197 Views

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Two familiar faces enter Palo Alto council race

The crowded race for the Palo Alto City Council further expanded Wednesday, when two familiar candidates -- Mark Weiss and...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, 1 hour ago | 25 comments | 4197 Views

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With new design, home on Eichler-style block in Palo Alto nears approval

After an outpouring of criticism from neighbors and significant design revisions, a Louis Road property owner this week received...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2014
Last comment by resident, 2 hours ago | 37 comments | 5195 Views

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Developer drops plan to buy Buena Vista Mobile Home Park

Prometheus Real Estate Group has backed away from its plan to build high-end apartments for tech workers on the site of Buena...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2014
Last comment by Greenacres, 11 hours ago | 73 comments | 6079 Views

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Palo Alto group awards 25 college scholarships

Four recent graduates of Gunn and Palo Alto high schools are among this year's recipients in a scholarship program begun...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2014
Last comment by Hal Plotkin, 13 hours ago | 2 comments | 2240 Views

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Board approves redeveloping University Ave building, exceeding city height limit

The Architectural Review Board on Thursday approved a plan to redevelop the 1950s style, one-story building at the corner...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2013
Last comment by Questionable Character, 15 hours ago | 37 comments | 10080 Views

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Palo Alto VA employee alleges retaliation, gag order for flagging errors

An inpatient pharmacy technician supervisor at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System's Palo Alto facility said he experienced...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2014
Last comment by Rupert of henzau, 17 hours ago | 13 comments | 2059 Views

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Palo Verde

Take a bike ride down Louis Road in the heart of Palo Verde and you'll notice a recurring motif. Geometric planes and simple...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2014
Last comment by Sebastian, 17 hours ago | 1 comment | 138 Views

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Editorial: Damage control at the Y

Many organizations have an immensely difficult time conveying bad news to their customers. Out of a desire to not displease...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by PageMillTown, on Jul 27, 2014 at 3:58 pm | 80 comments | 5630 Views

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Palo Alto council race expands

Former Gunn High School teacher John Fredrich, who has made four prior bids for the Palo Alto City Council, filed a candidate...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jul 26, 2014 at 3:35 pm | 22 comments | 2220 Views

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Style wars: Is Palo Alto's architecture-review process broken?

Birge Clark wasn't just the most prolific and beloved architect in Palo Alto's history, he may have also been its most content. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Jul 26, 2014 at 11:37 am | 79 comments | 6802 Views

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Growth debate tests city's height limits

With development anxieties running high in Palo Alto, the city's planning commissioners on Wednesday pondered three different...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Jul 26, 2014 at 9:23 am | 47 comments | 2750 Views

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Baylands boardwalk closes due to unsafe conditions

The Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Interpretive Center Boardwalk, which runs between the center and the bay, has been closed...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 25, 2014 at 2:21 pm | 5 comments | 1191 Views

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Lydia Kou joins Palo Alto's council race

The race for the Palo Alto City Council heated up Tuesday as two more residents declared their intentions to run for a seat...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jul 25, 2014 at 1:01 pm | 42 comments | 3867 Views

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Page Mill Road YMCA to close Oct. 1

The Page Mill Road YMCA in Palo Alto is closing this fall when its 10-year lease is up, Chief Operations Officer Elizabeth...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2014
Last comment by fewiley, on Jul 25, 2014 at 11:28 am | 1 comment | 73 Views

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Former planning commission chair Eduardo Martinez dies

Eduardo Martinez, a soft-spoken architect who chaired Palo Alto's Planning and Transportation Commission before stepping...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2014
Last comment by Eduardo Martinez Jr., on Jul 24, 2014 at 4:39 pm | 10 comments | 2644 Views

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Palo Alto to bolster emergency medical services

With demand for emergency medical services on the rise, the Palo Alto Fire Department is preparing to add a fourth ambulance...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2014
Last comment by Deep Throat, on Jul 24, 2014 at 4:28 pm | 3 comments | 1088 Views

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Mark Weiss

Mark Weiss is not a politician, and he is proud of it. He is a business owner who thinks the interests of business owners...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2009
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jul 24, 2014 at 6:46 am | 10 comments | 2591 Views

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City cracks down on businesses infringing on sidewalks

In response to complaints in recent months about downtown sidewalks becoming more and more crowded with outdoor seating and...

Original post made on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by a, on Jul 23, 2014 at 11:11 pm | 55 comments | 6874 Views
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