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Right turns - how come so many drivers do not know this?

Cars turning right need to pull into the bike lane when the lines break, not turn right when they are at the corner. This...

Original post made by Driver on Mar. 7, 2010
Last comment by Anon., on Mar 12, 2010 at 12:10 am | 32 comments | 2738 Views

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Palo Alto's budget gap: Enforcing the code

Brian Reynolds' job is on the line. Proposed Palo Alto budget cuts could shrink the city's two-person code-enforcement team...

Original post made on May. 6, 2010
Last comment by JO, on May 10, 2010 at 1:48 pm | 32 comments | 4247 Views

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Former Palo Alto council members blast firefighters' measure, launch 'Safe Palo Alto'

Palo Alto's former elected leaders are joining the current City Council in opposing a ballot measure that would freeze staffing...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2010
Last comment by establishment-phobe, on Aug 7, 2010 at 1:05 pm | 32 comments | 4444 Views

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Rail authority's new report draws criticism

The agency charged with building California's high-speed rail system adopted a crucial environmental document for the rail...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2010
Last comment by YIMBY, on Sep 7, 2010 at 11:06 am | 32 comments | 3583 Views

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Boy on bike collides with bus in Palo Alto

A 13-year-old boy suffered a broken nose and cuts to his face this morning when he collided with a school bus while riding...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2010
Last comment by George K., on Nov 10, 2010 at 1:16 pm | 32 comments | 2802 Views

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End of the line for Caltrain?

Draconian cuts are planned for the 147-year-old Caltrain passenger-rail line, which is facing a $30 million deficit on a...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2011
Last comment by reader rider, on Feb 15, 2011 at 3:22 pm | 32 comments | 9223 Views

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Palo Alto OKs cell tower on Channing Avenue

A proposal to build a new 50-foot-tall cell tower and nine antennas at St. Albert the Great Church on Channing Avenue has...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2011
Last comment by joelja, on Apr 6, 2011 at 1:34 pm | 32 comments | 3528 Views

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Simitian's green-energy bill becomes law

A proposal by state Sen. Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) to require California utilities to draw one third of their electricity...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2011
Last comment by coooper, on Apr 15, 2011 at 11:29 am | 32 comments | 2983 Views

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Alma Plaza to get new traffic signal

Seeking to make life easier for shoppers at the city's renovated Alma Plaza, Palo Alto officials are planning to install...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2012
Last comment by Not a Fan, on Apr 10, 2012 at 10:51 pm | 32 comments | 2868 Views

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Professorville parking program rejected

Professorville residents looking to reclaim the parking spots on their streets from downtown employees will have to cope...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2012
Last comment by mom by Gunn, on Jul 22, 2012 at 12:29 am | 32 comments | 5379 Views

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Group tries to calm Palo Alto's parking debate

As Palo Alto's office workers and downtown neighborhoods continue to battle it out over parking, a group of residents has...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2013
Last comment by If you want to park you gotta pay!, on Aug 22, 2013 at 1:50 pm | 32 comments | 8286 Views

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Hypothermia killed woman at Heritage Park

The Palo Alto woman who died in Heritage Park on Saturday, Dec. 21, succumbed to complications from hypothermia, the Santa...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Feb 1, 2014 at 1:08 am | 32 comments | 10164 Views

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Palo Alto's accomplishments, civic trends in 2013

By many measures it's been a productive and prosperous year in Palo Alto -- even with its recent growing pains. Read the...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2013
Last comment by MightyTravels, on Jan 10, 2014 at 5:08 pm | 32 comments | 8102 Views

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Art commissioners favor arch design for new bike bridge

The Public Art Commission became the latest Palo Alto board on Thursday to weigh in on a proposed bike bridge over Highway...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2015
Last comment by pat, on Jan 27, 2015 at 5:22 pm | 32 comments | 7848 Views

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Palo Alto looks to extend its first 'bike boulevard'

More than three decades after Bryant Street became the nation's first "bicycle boulevard," Palo Alto officials are preparing...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2015
Last comment by Johnny, on Nov 21, 2015 at 11:35 am | 32 comments | 6809 Views

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What can we learn from the pedestrian death on Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park?

When a tragedy like this occurs there are two very different and equally appropriate responses. The first is to lament the...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Dec. 23, 2015
Last comment by Kazu, on Jan 8, 2016 at 3:45 pm | 32 comments | 1479 Views

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Plan to rebuild Hotel Parmani faces zoning hurdle

Located at the doorstep of the sprawling and bustling Stanford Research Park, the two-story Hotel Parmani keeps a decidedly...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2016
Last comment by resident 1, on Apr 9, 2016 at 9:01 am | 32 comments | 5134 Views

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Neighborhoods call for new parking restrictions in Palo Alto

The causes are different, but the problem facing the four Palo Alto neighborhoods seeking help from the city is the same:...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2016
Last comment by Ashamed of my Neighbors, on May 2, 2016 at 11:35 am | 32 comments | 4028 Views

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Retired judges oppose Persky recall

A letter released Wednesday by a group of retired Santa Clara County Superior Court judges speaks out against efforts to...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2016
Last comment by Michele Dauber, on Jul 10, 2016 at 2:37 pm | 32 comments | 9183 Views

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Peninsula Hardware closes after 63 years

A longtime fixture of Palo Alto's Midtown neighborhood, Peninsula Hardware, has closed its doors and will hold a store-closing...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2016
Last comment by Lowell, on Nov 28, 2016 at 10:44 pm | 32 comments | 10690 Views
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