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Residents split over Churchill closure at rail meeting

As Palo Alto kicked off on Thursday a fresh phase of outreach in its ambitious plan to redesign rail crossings, city staff...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2019
Last comment by Kerry55, 2 hours ago | 119 comments | 7062 Views

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Committee backs 'safe parking' program for vehicle dwellers

Facing a growing population of vehicle dwellers, a committee of Palo Alto council members signaled support Tuesday for a...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2019
Last comment by Nick, 8 hours ago | 28 comments | 2961 Views

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Off Deadline: Stanford's expansion/land-use wars taking a cease-fire timeout?

The surprise pullback on Nov. 1 of plans for major growth by Stanford University is almost certainly temporary, according...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2019
Last comment by JR, 8 hours ago | 3 comments | 947 Views

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Rent-cap law prompts calls for tenant protections in Palo Alto

With California's new rent-cap law set to take effect on Jan. 1, the Palo Alto City Council is preparing to pass an emergency...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2019
Last comment by Anon, 10 hours ago | 16 comments | 3150 Views

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Commission supports expanding access to Foothills Park

Seeking to grant more visitors access to the scenic Foothills Park, the Parks and Recreation Commission on Tuesday threw...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2019
Last comment by A Noun Ea Mus, on Nov 15, 2019 at 7:09 pm | 62 comments | 4329 Views

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Changes planned for hazardous south Palo Alto intersection

The intersection of San Antonio Road and East Charleston Road is perhaps the busiest junction in south Palo Alto, and certainly...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2019
Last comment by Rick, on Nov 15, 2019 at 6:13 pm | 45 comments | 7807 Views

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New Stanford Hospital will finally add missing piece to its $2 billion facility: patients

After spending $2 billion and 10 years in planning and construction a new hospital, Stanford Health Care is just days away...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Nov 15, 2019 at 9:35 am | 2 comments | 2792 Views

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Opinion: My town, a love letter

Dear Palo Alto, It has been almost 26 years since we fell in love with you as starry-eyed graduate students arriving from...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2019
Last comment by Don't be EVIL companies, on Nov 14, 2019 at 11:48 am | 67 comments | 6292 Views

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Over the past year, Stanford and Santa Clara County clashed over numerous issues. Here are three key points of contention.

Stanford University and the county of Santa Clara took fundamentally opposing viewpoints on a few key development issues,...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Nov 13, 2019 at 12:34 pm | 8 comments | 3226 Views

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Inside Stanford's bid to expand -- and how it came undone

The largest project in Santa Clara County's history got the axe just before noon on Nov. 1, a casualty of fundamental disagreements...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2019
Last comment by george drysdale, on Nov 12, 2019 at 9:02 am | 31 comments | 6822 Views

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Opinion: Traffic Study — a rhyme for our time

The future belongs to an incredible notion That tons of traffic must proceed in slow motion! As drivers learn the new math...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 10, 2019 at 4:24 pm | 71 comments | 3436 Views

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Stanford withdraws application for campus expansion

Stanford University abruptly abandoned on Friday its contentious plan to expand its campus by 3.5 million square feet, citing...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 10, 2019 at 6:49 am | 76 comments | 12282 Views

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PUBLIC AGENDA: Safe-parking program; establishing a 'priority development area' downtown; 2020 ballot measure

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Nov. 11. Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2019/11/08/public-agenda-safe-parking-program-estab...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2019
Last comment by MarySears, on Nov 9, 2019 at 1:14 pm | 1 comment | 1731 Views

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Editorial: On the eve of county approval, Stanford withdraws its development application and forfeits years of work. There was a better way.

Stanford University's decision last Friday to pull the plug on a plan that would have allowed it to build millions of square...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2019
Last comment by george drysdale, on Nov 9, 2019 at 12:54 pm | 10 comments | 2374 Views

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Shop Talk: Farmers market goes year-round; new boxing gym

In this week's Shop Talk column, news about the Downtown Palo Alto Farmers Market, a boxing gym with group workouts and a...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Nov 9, 2019 at 11:34 am | 1 comment | 3991 Views

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Editorial: After 45 years, it's finally time to seize the opportunity to build housing on the soon-to-be former Fry's site

The long, zigzagging history of why housing doesn't already exist on the Fry's Electronics site is a portrait of one of the...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Nov 8, 2019 at 3:55 pm | 47 comments | 6052 Views

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Palo Alto looks to empower citizens group on rail redesign

Seeking to bring clarity to Palo Alto's convoluted debate over the future of its rail corridor, the City Council agreed on...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2019
Last comment by Citizen, on Nov 7, 2019 at 7:58 pm | 27 comments | 4517 Views

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At updated Reuse Zone, residents can leave -- or pick up -- leftover paint, household cleaners

It might be an overstatement to say that the city of Palo Alto's Reuse Zone proves that one person's trash is another's treasure,...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2019
Last comment by sherber, on Nov 7, 2019 at 12:08 am | 5 comments | 2309 Views

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Smoke from Ranch Fire drifts into Bay Area

An air quality advisory due to smoke from the Ranch Fire in Tehama County has been extended through Wednesday. Read the...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2019
Last comment by resident, on Nov 6, 2019 at 12:40 pm | 2 comments | 1368 Views

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Editorial: Having failed so far, President Hotel buyers try financial inducements to build support for the zoning changes it needs

It's not clear whether Adventurous Journeys Capital Partners did a terrible job at researching the zoning obstacles they...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2019
Last comment by more corruption, on Nov 5, 2019 at 4:37 pm | 16 comments | 3718 Views
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