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Palo Alto explores ways to pay for revamped Caltrain intersections

Despite years of discussions about the need to separate the Caltrain tracks from the local streets that intersect the rail...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2017
Last comment by Guess What, 2 hours ago | 90 comments | 6303 Views

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As costs grow, city may scale back garage plan

With cost estimates rising dramatically, Palo Alto is considering scaling down its plans for the California Avenue parking...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by Resident, 4 hours ago | 13 comments | 1076 Views

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Meeting set for Tuesday on Stanford expansion

Residents will have one of the last opportunities to give verbal input on Stanford University's General Use Permit application...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2018
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 5 hours ago | 8 comments | 1157 Views

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Palo Alto faces legal challenge over budget transfers

A resident's lawsuit and a court case involving the city of Redding could upend Palo Alto's century-long practice of transferring...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by Sense, 9 hours ago | 4 comments | 476 Views

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City seeks input on 'Grand Boulevard' project

Three community meetings are set for next week on re-envisioning the Palo Alto section of El Camino Real under the Grand...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2018
Last comment by musical, 9 hours ago | 47 comments | 4636 Views

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City prepares for massive downtown 'upgrade'

The streets of downtown Palo Alto will transform into a hive of construction activity this spring, when the city launches...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2018
Last comment by musical, 14 hours ago | 14 comments | 6304 Views

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Board members supportive of term limits, but some wary of cost

A proposal to impose a two-term limit on Palo Alto school board members received near unanimous support on Tuesday -- save...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2018
Last comment by Reader, on Jan 18, 2018 at 8:06 pm | 12 comments | 1613 Views

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Hotel plan draws opposition in south Palo Alto

Neighbors in a south Palo Alto residential complex are asking the city to reject a plan for a new five-story hotel that would...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2018
Last comment by Anon, on Jan 18, 2018 at 11:51 am | 8 comments | 3442 Views

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New accessory-dwelling units law brings hope, confusion

Palo Alto's recent effort to encourage more accessory-dwelling units has resulted in a modest uptick of these dwellings --...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2018
Last comment by no rights for next door neighbors, on Jan 18, 2018 at 11:13 am | 26 comments | 3106 Views

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New mayor signals heavy push on housing

Moments after Liz Kniss took center stage as Palo Alto's newly elected mayor Monday night, she brought up an issue that is...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2018
Last comment by Build, baby, build!, on Jan 18, 2018 at 10:25 am | 79 comments | 7461 Views

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Experts to talk quake predictions, social media in disasters

The ground's brief 4.4-magnitude jolt on Jan. 4 was a reminder that Bay Area residents are sitting on top of a potential...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2018
Last comment by annette, on Jan 18, 2018 at 10:20 am | 9 comments | 3191 Views

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New pickleball courts planned for Mitchell Park

Pickelball's growing clout has not gone unnoticed at City Hall, where the City Council recently passed a special proclamation...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2018
Last comment by Walls, on Jan 17, 2018 at 5:01 pm | 142 comments | 6077 Views

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Groundwater spurs basement changes

For city officials, the basement at 2121 Webster St. is kind of a big deal: the first residential basement project in Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2018
Last comment by Anon, on Jan 17, 2018 at 10:48 am | 15 comments | 7339 Views

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James Franco accused of inappropriate sexual behavior

Actor and Palo Alto native James Franco has become the latest high-profile man to face sexual-misconduct allegations. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2018
Last comment by Anon, on Jan 16, 2018 at 10:39 am | 24 comments | 1795 Views

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Webcast: Palo Alto: The Year Ahead

Weekly journalists discuss Palo Alto's recent mayoral election and the City Council's top priorities for the year ahead. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2018
Last comment by Online Name, on Jan 15, 2018 at 12:16 pm | 2 comments | 1433 Views

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As College Terrace Market closes, community asks: What's next?

College Terrace Market's Dec. 30 announcement of its impending closure leaves many unanswered questions about the future...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2018
Last comment by resident, on Jan 15, 2018 at 9:42 am | 80 comments | 5864 Views

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As Palo Alto picks next mayor, all eyes on Kniss

If tradition holds, City Council members on Monday will elect now-Vice Mayor Liz Kniss as the city's mayor -- but the political...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2018
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 10, 2018 at 10:57 am | 52 comments | 3474 Views

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Palo Alto to adopt new rules for dog parks

As Palo Alto prepares to open new dog parks in the coming year, city officials are also unleashing new rules that dog owners...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2018
Last comment by Resident1, on Jan 7, 2018 at 12:19 am | 23 comments | 4322 Views

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Palo Alto's pivotal year

The Palo Alto City Council made giant strides on some of its most pressing priorities and began to pivot from plans to action...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Jan 5, 2018 at 4:30 pm | 34 comments | 3426 Views

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Judge rules against city on Edgewood fines

A court decision regarding whether developer Sand Hill Property Company is required to pay $700,500 in penalties for failing...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2017
Last comment by Anon, on Jan 5, 2018 at 2:53 pm | 30 comments | 5021 Views
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