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SF, Peninsula officials urge feds to OK Caltrain funds

Elected officials on Monday called on the Trump administration to approve federal funding for a Caltrain electrification...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2017
Last comment by Chris, 5 hours ago | 1 comment | 721 Views

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Audits find flaws in Palo Alto's purchasing policies

As Palo Alto heads into what promises to be a challenging budget season, a new review from the Office of City Auditor has...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2017
Last comment by resident, 7 hours ago | 10 comments | 2906 Views

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City finds compromise on accessory housing

With residents clamoring for both more housing and more government transparency, the Palo Alto City Council agreed Monday...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2017
Last comment by Annette, on Apr 25, 2017 at 12:47 pm | 116 comments | 6523 Views

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High price to pay

Teachers, techies, corporate attorneys and advocates for seniors don't always speak with the same voice, but when Palo Alto...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Apr 25, 2017 at 8:43 am | 117 comments | 17035 Views

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Exlusive interview with Rep. Anna Eshoo

On this week's "Behind the Headlines," Rep. Anna Eshoo discusses issues within and beyond Palo Alto, including airplane noise...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Apr 24, 2017 at 9:34 pm | 10 comments | 2768 Views

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Stop Castilleja Expansion signs

Stop Castilleja Expansion signs are all over Palo Alto asking PACC to Save PA Neighborhoods. Freedom of Speech in action!...

Original post made by Expansion signs on Feb. 9, 2017
Last comment by Should be stoped, on Apr 24, 2017 at 6:26 am | 49 comments | 2039 Views

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Council to rule on new Mercedes dealership near Baylands

Once a popular destination for diners seeking egg rolls, dim sum and Chinese chicken salad, the Embarcadero Road building...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2016
Last comment by Online Name, on Apr 22, 2017 at 3:34 pm | 29 comments | 4974 Views

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City, school district eye design consultant for Cubberley

The city and school district's work to start a master planning process for Cubberley Community Center crept forward on Thursday,...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2017
Last comment by Tax Payer, on Apr 21, 2017 at 1:46 pm | 1 comment | 1224 Views

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Palo Alto company Plastc goes bankrupt, makes off with money from 80,000 customers

News report from CNET: https://www.cnet.com/news/plastc-goes-bankrupt-after-raising-9m-for-all-in-one-card-credit-bank-cards/ Plastc...

Original post made by resident on Apr. 20, 2017
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Guest Opinion: It's time to set campaign contribution and spending caps

Palo Alto City Council candidates broke records for total contributions and expenditures. Large cash and nonmonetary contributions...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2017
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Apr 20, 2017 at 2:26 pm | 10 comments | 1607 Views

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La Comida struggling to find new location

La Comida Senior Nutrition, a longtime senior lunch program relied on by more than 160 seniors, is asking the community to...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2017
Last comment by Not needed, not wanted, on Apr 20, 2017 at 12:14 pm | 11 comments | 2688 Views

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Palo Alto eyes new direction for bus routes

Palo Alto bus riders could be in for a jolt in coming months as both the city and the county move ahead with efforts to shake...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2017
Last comment by Bob, on Apr 19, 2017 at 8:23 pm | 8 comments | 2883 Views

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New rules on accessory-housing spark debate

Palo Alto's plan to encourage more accessory-dwelling units will meet its first test tonight, when the City Council's ordinance...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2017
Last comment by YIMBY, on Apr 18, 2017 at 11:54 am | 95 comments | 3814 Views

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Palo Alto to get discounts on flood insurance

Flood insurance is about to get a little cheaper for thousands of Palo Alto property owners. Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2017/04/14/palo-alto-to-ge...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2017
Last comment by Orlando, on Apr 17, 2017 at 9:13 am | 3 comments | 2129 Views

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renting out sheds in the backyard

We have a neighbor who recently put in sheds in his backyard and is renting them out. The owner seems to think this is OK...

Original post made by resident on Oct. 14, 2011
Last comment by Marie, on Apr 16, 2017 at 11:37 pm | 17 comments | 2251 Views

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Return on Investment in a Politician

On December 12, 2016, the City Council passed an ordinance on Housing Impact Fees on a 5-3 vote that set the housing impact...

Original post made by Palo Alto Voter on Apr. 16, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Apr 16, 2017 at 9:02 pm | 6 comments | 197 Views

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Study: Earthquake damage could top $2.4 billion

If a giant earthquake were to shake up Palo Alto, it would likely devastate more than 200 buildings, cause about $2.4 billion...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2017
Last comment by musical, on Apr 15, 2017 at 4:48 pm | 10 comments | 3441 Views

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Palo Alto voters approve stormwater fee increase

Palo Alto's bid to raise stormwater fees to fund 13 projects cruised to victory Wednesday, with nearly two-thirds of the...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2017
Last comment by Paly Grad, on Apr 14, 2017 at 8:28 pm | 37 comments | 2982 Views

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Community Notebook: Adobe Creek under-crossing reopens

The City of Palo Alto has reopened the Adobe Creek under-crossing, according to the Palo Alto Public Works Department. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2017
Last comment by parent, on Apr 14, 2017 at 5:06 pm | 2 comments | 1088 Views

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Vigil in East Palo Alto protests Amazon, Facebook policies

Chants of "Jobs for EPA!" and "Hey hey, ho ho, racial profiling has got to go!" rang out Thursday night in front of 2100...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2017
Last comment by Me 2, on Apr 14, 2017 at 10:49 am | 34 comments | 1950 Views
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Best Of Palo Alto ballot is here

It's time to decide what local business is worthy of the title "Best Of Palo Alto" — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 21st issue of the Palo Alto Weekly.

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