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Palo Alto seeks $9.4M from Mitchell Park Library contractor

Palo Alto is seeking more than $9 million from a contractor that the city deems primarily responsible for the botched reconstruction...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2014
Last comment by Frustrated Library Supporter, 4 minutes ago | 10 comments | 1416 Views

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Palo Alto nears finish line on new housing vision

The last time Palo Alto adopted a new housing vision for the city, the feeling around City Hall was more relief than satisfaction....

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by resident, 8 minutes ago | 35 comments | 2543 Views

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Palo Alto community fixture Ellen Wyman dies at 86

Ellen Wyman, a longtime resident and activist in Palo Alto, died on Sunday, Sept. 14, following years of frail health, her...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by Please fix headline, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 76 Views

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New fines target Palo Alto's water wasters

Water wasters in Palo Alto who ignore the city's admonitions to conserve could face fines of $100 per day under an enforcement...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Silly, 1 hour ago | 35 comments | 3745 Views

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Palo Alto eyes reforms after transparency gaffes

A week after Palo Alto officials offered public apologies for their secret and ultimately ill-fated negotiations with developer...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by senor blogger, 1 hour ago | 40 comments | 2344 Views

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Palo Alto eyes new rules for retrofitting buildings

With earthquakes topping the list of looming threats in Palo Alto, city officials indicated this week that they plan to upgrade...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by Joe, 2 hours ago | 1 comment | 278 Views

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Palo Alto school board candidates seek to differentiate themselves

While seeming to find common ground on many of the key issues facing the Palo Alto school district, the five candidates for...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2014
Last comment by Those 183 Votes, 3 hours ago | 22 comments | 2200 Views

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Quotes by Simitian making me not want to vote for Simitian

Wow, I used to support Simitian, but the quotes in the Scharff and Shepherd ads are just advertising how out of touch he...

Original post made by resident on Sep. 17, 2014
Last comment by Toss Them Out of Office, 4 hours ago | 4 comments | 132 Views

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Stanford professor wins MacArthur 'genius grant'

A Stanford professor who conducts research on race and inequality is among the 21 winners of the 2014 MacArthur Foundation's...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, 17 hours ago | 4 comments | 803 Views

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Mug shots and mental illness

How does one's beloved child become a mug shot in the local newspaper? This is our somewhat abbreviated story about the ravages...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by Sherry, 17 hours ago | 42 comments | 4388 Views

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Palo Alto prepares to launch new shuttles

Palo Alto's small fleet of shuttles could grow substantially in the coming months, as the city prepares to unveil new routes...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by Ahem, 21 hours ago | 41 comments | 3661 Views

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Investment adviser, hot dog vendor to receive Athena Awards

Palo Alto's most influential businesswomen in 2014 are a hot dog vendor and an investment adviser, the Palo Alto Chamber...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Sparty, on Sep 16, 2014 at 7:49 pm | 4 comments | 1421 Views

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Kidnapping suspect pleads not guilty

A man who allegedly stole a truck with three people in the backseat, crashed the truck then stole the car of a passerby pleaded...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Joyce, on Sep 16, 2014 at 5:40 pm | 1 comment | 51 Views

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Changes to Palo Alto Online

Over the past few days a few unannounced changes have occurred here. The narrowing of the body of the text with advertising...

Original post made by Resident on Sep. 4, 2014
Last comment by Clarity, on Sep 15, 2014 at 4:05 pm | 21 comments | 599 Views

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Downtown residents, workers near consensus on parking

It took decades of dreaming, years of complaining and months of painstaking negotiations, but a residential parking-permit...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by long time resident, on Sep 15, 2014 at 1:56 pm | 36 comments | 3059 Views

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An "iconnic" bridge

In response to an editorial of the same name, and to provide the perspective of a South Palo Altan who has already waited...

Original post made by Grace Pariante on Sep. 14, 2014
Last comment by The Shadow Knows......., on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:11 pm | 4 comments | 181 Views

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Editorial: An 'iconic' bridge?

We are delighted to see the city moving forward with plans for a new pedestrian and bike bridge across 101, but we would...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by Bob, on Sep 14, 2014 at 10:39 pm | 32 comments | 2156 Views

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Changes, new features for Town Square

As some of you have noticed, we are in the process of making a few changes in how Town Square operates. These stem from our...

Original post made by Bill Johnson on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by Quibble, on Sep 14, 2014 at 8:30 am | 19 comments | 974 Views

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Key ingredient for opening a restaurant in Palo Alto? Patience.

The City of Palo Alto has streamlined its processes to help new businesses open more quickly, but some restaurateurs say...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2014
Last comment by Wondering?, on Sep 13, 2014 at 1:34 pm | 4 comments | 2568 Views

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Editorial: A half-hearted mea culpa

While it acknowledges some sloppiness and poor judgment in keeping information from the public, the City of Palo Alto's defensive...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2014
Last comment by The Shadow Knows...., on Sep 13, 2014 at 12:13 pm | 57 comments | 3172 Views
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