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Dear members of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church

Dear members of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, As you all know there will be denominational vote on this Sunday (March...

Original post made by Monica Dhandapani Mallon on Feb. 26, 2014
Last comment by Monica Dhandapani Mallon, on Aug 8, 2014 at 3:36 pm | 119 comments | 18328 Views

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Student thefts prompt CVS to start five-at-time policy

The CVS at Town & Country Village in Palo Alto is limiting the number of students who can enter the store during the Palo...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2019
Last comment by Carol Scheufele , on Dec 8, 2019 at 11:12 am | 118 comments | 25646 Views

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College Terrace Market plans to shutter

College Terrace Market announced its plans to close the long-awaited community grocery store in Palo Alto six months after...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2017
Last comment by Connect the dots, on Feb 2, 2018 at 3:43 am | 116 comments | 14871 Views

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Palo Alto Art Commission picks Szabo fountain

An abstract, vertical fountain designed by local artist Michael Szabo will replace the aged fountain at the end of California...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2011
Last comment by local yokel, on Jan 26, 2011 at 9:46 pm | 116 comments | 7244 Views

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Friday night 'Promenade'-- Was it a success?

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Original post made on Jul. 20, 2007
Last comment by Ben Reaves, on Aug 12, 2007 at 3:43 pm | 113 comments | 11916 Views

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Rising costs threaten 'iconic' bike bridge

It was supposed to be the centerpiece of Palo Alto's biking renaissance -- a slender, elegant bridge that would span U.S....

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2015
Last comment by PAmoderate, on Dec 15, 2015 at 4:09 pm | 113 comments | 12238 Views

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Residents sound off on Ross Road changes

After installing a host of "traffic calming" measures aimed at promoting bicycling on Ross Road, Palo Alto officials are...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2018
Last comment by Ready at the brake pedal, on Aug 10, 2018 at 6:16 am | 111 comments | 9547 Views

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Worried by rail redesign, residents seek to save their homes

A new alliance between Old Palo Alto and Southgate neighborhood residents has formed to influence the city's decision on...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2018
Last comment by @SilentAndInvisible, on May 18, 2018 at 10:34 am | 110 comments | 13625 Views

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Resident group petitions city for housing

A coaltion of Palo Alto residents, including eight former mayors, is petitioning the City Council to fix the city's affordable-housing...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2016
Last comment by Mike-Crescent Park, on Mar 18, 2016 at 4:58 pm | 110 comments | 9718 Views

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Should Palo Alto require reflectors and lights for pedestrians?

Palo Alto's residential streets are very dark at night, partially because of the very dim street lights and partially because...

Original post made by driver on Jan. 20, 2014
Last comment by Jon B, on Jan 26, 2014 at 8:03 am | 106 comments | 5958 Views

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Stanford is snapping up homes in College Terrace

New research by a group of media organizations has found that Stanford University's housing portfolio may be larger than...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Aug 29, 2019 at 4:49 pm | 105 comments | 15865 Views

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Libraries are the hot topic in Palo Alto

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Original post made by Resident on Sep. 21, 2008
Last comment by paloaltolibraries, on Sep 24, 2008 at 12:42 pm | 105 comments | 6256 Views

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In election protests, students urge love in the face of hate

Hundreds of Palo Alto high school and college students walked out of classes, onto their campuses and in city streets Tuesday...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2016
Last comment by still another anon, on Nov 21, 2016 at 9:55 am | 104 comments | 14779 Views

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On Impeachment Eve, protesters demand for Trump's removal from office

Hundreds of community members gathered at Lytton Plaza in downtown Palo Alto on Tuesday night as part of the more than 650...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2019
Last comment by Theodosia, on Dec 22, 2019 at 8:13 pm | 104 comments | 4994 Views

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Groundwater pumping irks Palo Alto residents

With the start of construction season, thousands of gallons of water have been gushing along city streets this month, the...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2015
Last comment by Misconceptions, on Jun 25, 2015 at 7:23 pm | 102 comments | 10135 Views

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Palo Alto to ban natural gas in new buildings

Palo Alto took its most dramatic action of the year on reducing greenhouse-gas emissions Monday night, when the City Council...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2019
Last comment by StupidSolution, on Nov 17, 2019 at 10:57 am | 102 comments | 12413 Views

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Palo Alto firefighters push law to prevent layoffs

Palo Alto's firefighters union is spearheading a new ballot measure that would keep the city from reducing the staffing levels...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2010
Last comment by Lori, on Apr 1, 2010 at 10:18 am | 101 comments | 7073 Views

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Palo Alto police begin using license-plate reader

The Palo Alto Police department began using an automated license-plate reader mounted atop a patrol car on Tuesday, July...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2013
Last comment by CAMD, on Feb 12, 2015 at 11:33 am | 101 comments | 34116 Views

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History of Fry's site complicates city's redevelopment plans

A Portage Avenue site that now houses Fry's Electronics has been deemed a historically significant property, which may delay...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2019
Last comment by Classic Ventura, on Aug 17, 2019 at 3:29 pm | 101 comments | 16441 Views

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Palo Alto aligns itself against 'one-size-fits-all' housing bills

Responding to a flurry of housing bills moving through Sacramento, Palo Alto's elected leaders took a stance on Monday night...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2019
Last comment by Have Your Cake & Eat It Too!, on Apr 30, 2019 at 6:08 pm | 100 comments | 9730 Views
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