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Committee backs new penalties for stalled construction

Residents who take too long to remodel their Palo Alto homes, leaving sections of their blocks fenced off and mired in construction...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Wonderer, on Nov 20, 2013 at 2:36 pm | 3 comments | 32467 Views

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Second Harvest needs turkeys

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties needs turkeys so...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2013
Last comment by Donate now, on Nov 21, 2013 at 11:26 am | 4 comments | 32434 Views

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Children in YMCA adult locker rooms questioned

The YMCA of Silicon Valley has been allowing children 7 years old and younger to join their opposite-sex parents in the locker...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by member, on Feb 17, 2015 at 4:03 pm | 33 comments | 32327 Views

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What is Measure D really about?

After hearing each side out during public meetings, in-depth interviews, a tour of the orchard site and dozens of conversations...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2013
Last comment by Tom DuBois, on Nov 3, 2013 at 4:05 pm | 246 comments | 32252 Views

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Palo Alto suspends 'planned community' projects

Few phrases stoke rage and cynicism in Palo Alto as effectively as "planned community," a process that allows developers...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Feb 6, 2014 at 10:38 am | 34 comments | 32140 Views

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Stanford officials look to solve Searsville dilemma

Stanford University officials are facing a mountain of decisions regarding what to do with Searsville Reservoir, which is...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2013
Last comment by Keith Cline, on Oct 6, 2014 at 11:38 am | 46 comments | 32137 Views

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'Hidden' earthquake faults underlay Peninsula

The San Andreas fault might be the iconic expression of the shifting tectonic plates sliding deep beneath Bay Area residents'...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2011
Last comment by Faulty Info.., on Feb 28, 2011 at 4:00 pm | 14 comments | 31949 Views

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Vehicle dwelling: Harmless or nuisance?

Vickie Boone sipped her beverage slowly outside Peet's Coffee & Tea on Charleston Road, recalling the day two years ago when...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2011
Last comment by Values a, on Jan 4, 2017 at 4:06 pm | 116 comments | 31776 Views

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What is that smell?

Recently, Kris Newby and her family unknowingly hosted uninvited visitors in their Palo Alto home: a family of skunks. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2013
Last comment by rathater, on Nov 21, 2013 at 8:41 am | 1 comment | 31561 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 | 31554 Views

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Jordan, Terman middle schools to be renamed

By the start of the 2018-19 school year, Palo Alto's David Starr Jordan and Terman middle schools will be no more. The school...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Nayeli, on Mar 18, 2017 at 11:05 pm | 31 comments | 31409 Views

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Report: Pollution spikes despite years of cleanup

Despite nearly three decades of clean-up efforts at a central Palo Alto Superfund site, groundwater contamination from a...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2010
Last comment by Residen Barron Park Ventura, on Apr 6, 2012 at 5:20 pm | 83 comments | 31381 Views

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City and union deadlocked over salary hikes

Palo Alto and its largest labor union remain nearly $3 million apart on a new contract, with the biggest dispute centering...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2014
Last comment by ISeeTheFuture, on Jan 26, 2014 at 10:48 am | 23 comments | 31373 Views

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Postal inspector investigates theft of birthday money

The U.S. Postal Service's Office of the Inspector General is investigating a series of thefts of money from mailed birthday...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2016
Last comment by Crime ring? , on Jul 12, 2017 at 6:12 am | 18 comments | 31235 Views

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Residents claim financial abuse at Vi at Palo Alto

A class action suit filed by residents of Vi at Palo Alto alleges its parent company, CC-Palo Alto, transferred millions...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2014
Last comment by Go Stanford, on Feb 24, 2014 at 11:57 pm | 26 comments | 30965 Views

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Cost of renting versus buying a house in PA

Can someone please explain why anyone in their right mind buy a house in Palo Alto these days? In our midtown cul-de-sac...

Original post made by Midtown resident on Jan. 4, 2010
Last comment by Ouch, on Aug 5, 2010 at 7:23 pm | 229 comments | 30893 Views

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A pandemic on the rise: Charts reveal how virus has spread at different rates in two counties

Through a series of charts, track how the coronavirus has infected and killed people in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties,...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 25, 2020 at 4:31 pm | 46 comments | 30609 Views

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Stanford geneticist Leonard Herzenberg dies

Leonard Herzenberg, a retired geneticist whose discoveries are said to have kept thousands of people alive, died Oct. 27...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Nov 15, 2013 at 11:43 am | 2 comments | 30587 Views

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Saving the Baylands

The Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve marshlands, home to the endangered salt marsh harvest mouse and the California clapper...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2013
Last comment by Sally, on Nov 6, 2013 at 6:24 pm | 15 comments | 30324 Views

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Palo Alto named second richest small city in nation

Movoto, a national real estate brokerage website, has named Palo Alto the second richest small city in America, based on...

Original post made on May. 1, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on May 6, 2014 at 1:43 pm | 17 comments | 30283 Views
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