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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 BL, 1 hours ago | 70 comments | 5885 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, 8 hours ago | 12 comments | 2143 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 Seriously?, 11 hours ago | 20 comments | 3593 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 Attend the City Council Meeting August 4, 13 hours ago | 130 comments | 6874 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, 17 hours ago | 5 comments | 1172 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 Paly Alum, 18 hours ago | 74 comments | 5291 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, 19 hours ago | 42 comments | 3661 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, 20 hours ago | 1 comment | 43 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 | 2591 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 | 978 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 context, on Jul 24, 2014 at 2:02 pm | 78 comments | 6601 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 | 2578 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 | 6844 Views

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Citizens panel appointed for Comprehensive Plan update

Palo Alto has selected a new citizens panel that is charged with helping the city update its land-use bible, the Comprehensive...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2014
Last comment by Citizen, on Jul 23, 2014 at 8:40 pm | 32 comments | 2303 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 Crescent Park Dad, on Jul 23, 2014 at 1:49 pm | 45 comments | 2679 Views

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Palo Alto launches City Hall makeover

Palo Alto officials won't have to venture far this summer for signs that construction season is now in full bloom. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2014
Last comment by confused, on Jul 23, 2014 at 8:52 am | 32 comments | 4293 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 A, on Jul 22, 2014 at 11:28 pm | 7 comments | 1838 Views

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Implementing Parking Permit Program

In January of this year there was an article stating that the city council voted to begin steps towards implementing a city...

Original post made by anyprogress on Jul. 22, 2014
Last comment by curmudgeon, on Jul 22, 2014 at 1:14 pm | 1 comment | 104 Views

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Services for homeless, low-income residents face crisis

InnVision Shelter Network, the largest provider of services for homeless and needy persons in Palo Alto, is scrambling to...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by abc, on Jul 22, 2014 at 1:32 am | 31 comments | 4771 Views

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The terms of the debate

In the debate over Palo Alto's built environment, there are several key issues that residents and City Council members are...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Jul 21, 2014 at 12:12 pm | 13 comments | 651 Views
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