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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 Resident, 6 minutes ago | 20 comments | 1014 Views

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Editorial: Growing the shuttle

As one piece of a multi-pronged approach to improving transit options and addressing parking and congestion, city officials...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by Mike, 24 minutes ago | 15 comments | 1320 Views

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Explain the "new" Town Forum

Maybe someone can explain the new Town Square and specifically the way editing works now. In some threads I see the following "Due...

Original post made by longtime weekly reader on Sep. 20, 2014
Last comment by George Orwell, 2 hours ago | 2 comments | 97 Views

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Debate over council size splits Palo Alto establishment

More than two centuries after Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton forced the nation to weigh the merits of democracy...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by citizens united, 3 hours ago | 31 comments | 1957 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 Crocodiles, 4 hours ago | 73 comments | 3176 Views

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Tap water smells and tastes terrible

A few weeks ago I noticed a pronounced change in the water pressure in our house. In my shower I'd guess that there is 50%...

Original post made by Duveneck Dad on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by Marie, 6 hours ago | 16 comments | 307 Views

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Palo Alto: Finding balance in a new world

Few places in the world epitomize the juxtaposition of the global and local as does Palo Alto. Our region has the most active...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2014
Last comment by longtime weekly reader, 8 hours ago | 4 comments | 136 Views

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New zoning law targets Palo Alto plating shops

Responding to concerns from the Barron Park neighborhood about potential hazards of a nearby plating shop, Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2014
Last comment by Longtime reader, 8 hours ago | 2 comments | 746 Views

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Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce replaces CEO David MacKenzie

The Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce will have a new CEO after its current leader, David MacKenzie, was asked to step down this...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by chamberexpert, 9 hours ago | 5 comments | 1383 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 Neighbors Helping Neighbors, on Sep 19, 2014 at 8:51 pm | 44 comments | 4634 Views

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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 Mike, on Sep 19, 2014 at 2:41 pm | 23 comments | 2959 Views

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Auditor finds flaws in Palo Alto Police Department's internal probe

Palo Alto's independent police auditors raised flags this week about the way the Police Department investigated an allegation...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by dillon, on Sep 19, 2014 at 1:56 pm | 2 comments | 998 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, on Sep 19, 2014 at 1:44 pm | 36 comments | 4009 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 boscoli, on Sep 19, 2014 at 11:32 am | 42 comments | 2874 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 JoyO, on Sep 19, 2014 at 11:24 am | 9 comments | 143 Views

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Plan to replace JJ&F meets with opposition, skepticism

A proposal by the project developer's son to run the new grocery store at College Terrace Centre proved to be a tough sell...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2014
Last comment by Zapatos, on Sep 18, 2014 at 5:23 pm | 26 comments | 7536 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 Offfice, on Sep 18, 2014 at 4:34 pm | 5 comments | 187 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, on Sep 18, 2014 at 10:15 am | 1 comment | 972 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, on Sep 17, 2014 at 7:03 pm | 4 comments | 1069 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, on Sep 17, 2014 at 3:13 pm | 41 comments | 4127 Views
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