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Editorial: The case for a train viaduct in Palo Alto

Palo Alto is only a couple of months away from deciding its "preferred" option (or options) for eliminating the four Caltrain...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2019
Last comment by Adi, on Apr 10, 2019 at 3:45 pm | 147 comments | 18221 Views

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Editorial: The housing fallacy

Palo Alto has become a community that is affordable only to those who have owned their homes for decades, inherited them...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2016
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Mar 30, 2016 at 5:12 pm | 147 comments | 19101 Views

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Nine names proposed for Jordan, Terman

The woman known as the "mother of Palo Alto schools," a Japanese-American Palo Altan who fought and died in World War II...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2018
Last comment by Standford Alumi, on Mar 20, 2018 at 8:50 pm | 147 comments | 20045 Views

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New vision for California Avenue advances

As Palo Alto prepares for a physical transformation of California Avenue, city planners are advancing a new vision document...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2014
Last comment by Stop the Once-lers, on Feb 23, 2014 at 1:50 am | 147 comments | 13100 Views

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Brutal day of plane noise over North Palo Alto

Today was an exceptionally bad day of plane noise over North Palo Alto. I had 25 planes over my home in 2 hours. That's about...

Original post made by tiredofthenoise on Feb. 22, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Mar 11, 2015 at 8:29 pm | 147 comments | 4536 Views

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Rail redesign stokes fears of property takings

As Palo Alto approaches a key decision point in selecting new designs for its four rail crossings, residents are increasingly...

Original post made on May. 30, 2018
Last comment by Reality Check, on Jun 16, 2018 at 9:04 pm | 147 comments | 17018 Views

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New pickleball courts planned for Mitchell Park

Pickelball's growing clout has not gone unnoticed at City Hall, where the City Council recently passed a special proclamation...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2018
Last comment by Parag, on Feb 26, 2018 at 11:15 am | 146 comments | 20176 Views

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Why is Ground Water Pumping Still Allowed in Palo Alto?

Last night I was walking my dog and saw a new house being built in the 2100 block of Cowper in OId Palo Alto. The site was...

Original post made by Bill Glazier on Apr. 9, 2015
Last comment by Paly Grad, on Aug 1, 2015 at 3:37 pm | 146 comments | 11631 Views

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Standard practice or 'misleading'? Mayor's official letter in support of SB 50 rankles council colleagues

With a passionate endorsement of Senate Bill 50, Palo Alto’s new Mayor Adrian Fine set himself apart from most of his colleagues...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jan 30, 2020 at 10:32 am | 145 comments | 16206 Views

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One dead from downtown police shooting

Palo Alto police: An officer-involved incident near downtown is in progress near downtown tonight. No officers have been...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2015
Last comment by an insider, on Feb 5, 2016 at 11:18 am | 144 comments | 44944 Views

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Council votes to take over Palo Alto Airport

Palo Alto Airport on Monday became Palo Alto's airport after the City Council unanimously agreed to transfer the facility...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2014
Last comment by Jetman, on Dec 26, 2014 at 6:00 pm | 143 comments | 28437 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 resident 1, on Jun 14, 2015 at 2:15 pm | 143 comments | 33428 Views

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Library effort raises $50,000, kicks off informational campaign

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Original post made on Jun. 27, 2008
Last comment by surveyed, on Jul 9, 2008 at 8:44 am | 141 comments | 8895 Views

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Knowledge, support low for PA bond measures

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Original post made on Oct. 2, 2007
Last comment by aw, on Oct 10, 2007 at 8:29 pm | 140 comments | 12384 Views

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'Meet this moment': Growing coalition calls for Palo Alto to expand access to Foothills Park

Calling it a policy that sends a terrible message, dozens of Palo Alto residents and community leaders are petitioning the...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 3, 2020 at 5:44 pm | 140 comments | 17139 Views

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High-speed rail could stop in Palo Alto

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Original post made on Dec. 28, 2007
Last comment by Person with the facts, on Nov 1, 2008 at 6:06 pm | 139 comments | 9113 Views

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Lynne Johnson will retire as police chief

Palo Alto Police Chief Lynne Johnson will retire and leave her job Dec. 19, City Manager James Keene announced Thursday following...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2008
Last comment by steveo, on Mar 11, 2009 at 11:30 am | 139 comments | 20317 Views

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Palo Alto treads cautiously on fiber network

With Google looming as a major wildcard, Palo Alto officials agreed on Monday to wait until next year before making any decisions...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, on Oct 16, 2015 at 3:51 pm | 138 comments | 15121 Views

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Diversity in Palo Alto Schools: Merit and Demerits

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Original post made by John on Jun. 25, 2007
Last comment by nancy, on Jun 30, 2007 at 8:07 pm | 137 comments | 11459 Views

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Giant sign approved for new Alma Plaza grocer

For decades, Alma Plaza in Palo Alto has served as a graveyard for grocers' dreams. On Monday, the City Council sent the...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by customer, on Jun 22, 2014 at 5:36 pm | 137 comments | 24270 Views
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