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In parting shot, planning commissioner slams council

For the past two years, Kate Downing has been one of Palo Alto's most passionate advocates for building more affordable housing....

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Jun 5, 2017 at 7:05 am | 342 comments | 55666 Views

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What does new home construction cost these days?

Folks, I live in a 1950 Eichler and am planning a remodel that will touch most of the house except for the existing foundation and...

Original post made by Resident of Midtown on Feb. 6, 2010
Last comment by Sk8marie, on Dec 17, 2015 at 2:08 pm | 57 comments | 53685 Views

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Council to rule on divisive senior-housing plan

After two emotional public meetings, Palo Alto officials are preparing to make a major ruling tonight on a development that...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2013
Last comment by Richard C. Placone, on Jun 10, 2013 at 1:03 pm | 23 comments | 52571 Views

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Power surge raises questions about SmartMeters

When 80 PG&E SmartMeters caught on fire and burned out after a power surge in East Palo Alto on Aug. 25, the incident raised...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2011
Last comment by What Color Are Their Helicopters?, on Feb 2, 2016 at 11:30 pm | 25 comments | 51962 Views

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Unfriendly skies: Residents, city officials gear up to fight increased airplane noise

At a gathering in the Holbrook-Palmer Park Pavilion in Atherton last month, as a resident began to speak about the incessant...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jan 6, 2015 at 9:34 am | 326 comments | 50326 Views

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Weekend water outage raises concerns

A routine replacement of an old water meter at a Palo Alto home conducted by the Utilities Department on Friday, Nov. 15,...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2013
Last comment by parishilton, on Feb 27, 2014 at 8:40 am | 22 comments | 49715 Views

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What you and your family can do to prepare for a major emergency

If you are reading this, my second column, you have already taken the first step towards becoming prepared. You have changed...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2012
Last comment by Divya, on Nov 18, 2012 at 12:21 pm | 1 comment | 49594 Views

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Contentious Maybell development wins approval

After several false starts, Palo Alto's bitter and deeply emotional debate over a proposed housing development on Maybell...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2013
Last comment by BP resident, on Jun 21, 2013 at 11:29 pm | 80 comments | 49145 Views

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Palo Alto eyes smoking ban downtown

Having snuffed out smoking at local parks earlier this year, Palo Alto officials are now proposing to extend the cigarette...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by Donald Steiny, on Dec 5, 2013 at 4:16 pm | 45 comments | 47909 Views

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New hotels could sustain city programs

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Original post made by Karen White on May. 31, 2006
Last comment by Ted Mulvaney, on Jun 1, 2006 at 4:44 pm | 3 comments | 46444 Views

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Coupa Cafe customers can buy items with bitcoins

When paying for a latte -- or any menu item -- at Coupa Cafe in downtown Palo Alto, customers have two options. Use cash...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2013
Last comment by CD, on Jul 24, 2013 at 4:57 pm | 18 comments | 46285 Views

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New voices join Palo Alto's growth debate

Palo Alto's aggressive push to get the public more involved in upgrading the city's official land-use vision appeared to...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2014
Last comment by Ahem, on Aug 14, 2014 at 12:31 am | 252 comments | 46178 Views

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Price tag swells for California high-speed rail project

The cost of California's proposed high-speed-rail system, originally pegged at about $36 billion, has nearly tripled since...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2011
Last comment by Public Private partnership, on Jan 22, 2012 at 3:25 pm | 52 comments | 45859 Views

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Palo Alto - Get Style!

I have come to the conclusion that Palo Altans are among the worst-dressed people in the Western world. I'm from here, so...

Original post made by PAStyleMatters on Oct. 13, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 19, 2011 at 3:36 pm | 69 comments | 45405 Views

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Fines proposed for construction laggards

Seeking to clamp down on mysterious, blight-inducing and seemingly never-ending construction projects, Palo Alto is preparing...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2013
Last comment by localmom, on Nov 14, 2013 at 6:32 pm | 8 comments | 44045 Views

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Palo Alto seeks flickers of hope for fiber network

As local technologists can readily vouch, Palo Alto's journey toward a citywide high-speed Internet network has been anything...

Original post made on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by just thinkin', on May 20, 2013 at 4:13 pm | 29 comments | 43460 Views

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Union charges Palo Alto with violating law

Palo Alto's largest labor union has filed an "unfair practice charge" against the city, accusing city officials of acting...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2009
Last comment by Dried up Nanny, on Sep 30, 2009 at 11:25 am | 86 comments | 43334 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 | 43226 Views

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Arrest made in burglary at Duveneck

Seven people have been linked to a school burglary that occurred in Palo Alto over the summer, police said today. Several...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2011
Last comment by monarch, on Dec 2, 2011 at 3:37 pm | 15 comments | 43115 Views

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Guest Opinion: 5G cell towers are coming to your neighborhood

Palo Alto neighborhoods may about to experience a significant increase in the number of cell towers along their streets,...

Original post made on May. 15, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jun 19, 2020 at 10:24 am | 105 comments | 42892 Views
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