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Grand jury knocks Woodside building-permit process

The town of Woodside’s building-permit process came in for criticism Tuesday from the San Mateo County civil grand jury,...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2012
Last comment by Keely Thomas-Moore, on Jan 20, 2012 at 3:29 pm | 1 comment | 1401 Views

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Palo Alto braces for battle against housing mandates

If one believes regional projections, Palo Alto will have to build 12,500 new homes by 2035 to accommodate job growth and...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2012
Last comment by Palo Altan, on Jan 30, 2012 at 11:54 am | 4 comments | 2139 Views

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Simitian 'education update' set for Jan. 28

State Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, will discuss school funding and pending legislation in an "education update" in Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2012
Last comment by Say-Goodbye-Joe!, on Jan 23, 2012 at 12:55 pm | 7 comments | 1670 Views

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Neighborhoods roll out their agendas for 2012

Palo Alto's neighborhood leaders say they plan to address a variety of issues in 2012. But cars in neighborhoods, whether...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2012
Last comment by Just don't get it..., on Jan 25, 2012 at 11:08 am | 6 comments | 2394 Views

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Gung hay fat choy!

Children in Palo Alto celebrated Lunar New Year on Saturday by decorating lanterns and playing games at an event hosted by...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2012
Last comment by Carolyn, on Jan 25, 2012 at 11:15 am | 5 comments | 3863 Views

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Palo Alto faces tight deadlines for bond measure

Palo Alto's plan to pass a bond measure to fund a new public-safety building this year could be hampered by tight deadlines,...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2012
Last comment by pat, on Jan 25, 2012 at 1:11 pm | 19 comments | 2660 Views

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Palo Alto Fire Department unveils new ambulances

Cardiac patients who lay unresponsive on a Palo Alto Fire Department gurney will have a better chance of survival thanks...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2012
Last comment by Tom M, on Jan 31, 2012 at 3:52 pm | 22 comments | 3947 Views

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Cupertino Councilman Chang challenges Simitian for supervisor seat

Barry Chang, a Cupertino city councilman who has vigorously fought pollution by the Lehigh Southwest Cement Company, is challenging...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2012
Last comment by JW, on Jan 25, 2012 at 9:08 am | 9 comments | 2473 Views

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Ten people escape East Palo Alto house fire

Ten people escaped from a house fire in East Palo Alto Monday afternoon, Menlo Park Fire District officials said. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jan 25, 2012 at 2:55 pm | 11 comments | 1800 Views

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Palo Alto advised to change its ambulance service

Palo Alto's emergency medical services are already among the best in the region, but the city's program could benefit from...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2012
Last comment by Also..., on Jan 26, 2012 at 1:01 am | 10 comments | 2842 Views

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Eshoo finds few surprises in 'exceptional' State of the Union

U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, said President Obama threw down a "challenge to the Congress" in his State of the Union...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2012
Last comment by A Noun Ea Mus, on Jan 29, 2012 at 10:15 pm | 7 comments | 2521 Views

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Mountain View City Council passes smoking ban

It just got a lot harder to smoke in Mountain View. On Tuesday night the City Council narrowly passed a ban on smoking near...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2012
Last comment by some guy, on Jan 28, 2012 at 10:32 am | 4 comments | 2454 Views

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Golf course architect presents new plan

Golf-course architect Forrest Richardson presented a new plan for reconfiguring Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course, which would...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2012
Last comment by Marrol, on Jan 30, 2012 at 2:10 pm | 27 comments | 2493 Views

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'Cosmo girl' icon gives $30 million to Stanford, Columbia

Famed Cosmopolitan magazine editor Helen Gurley Brown is donating $30 million for a bicoastal "media innovation institute"...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2012
Last comment by Pad, on Feb 2, 2012 at 8:50 pm | 4 comments | 2194 Views

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Rare falcon rescued in Palo Alto dies

A rare falcon that was found injured in Palo Alto has been euthanized, a Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA spokesman said Monday. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2012
Last comment by Mark, on Feb 1, 2012 at 9:51 am | 5 comments | 1551 Views

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Facebook unveils bike plan

Making the streets of Menlo Park and East Palo Alto safer for bicyclists has hit the top of Facebook's community "to do"...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2012
Last comment by Hulkamania, on Feb 2, 2012 at 4:09 pm | 17 comments | 2271 Views

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Cafe vendor chosen for Mitchell Park Library

Palo Alto's quest to bring a cafe to the soon-to-be-completed Mitchell Park Library and Community Center has attracted an...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2012
Last comment by neighbor, on Feb 6, 2012 at 10:58 am | 37 comments | 3186 Views

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Fresh Market coming to Edgewood Plaza

The Fresh Market, a North Carolina-based, European-style specialty market will open its first West Coast store at Edgewood...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2012
Last comment by Pete , on Apr 10, 2013 at 12:54 pm | 80 comments | 12493 Views

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Stanford announces commencement speakers

Cory Booker, former Stanford University football player, Rhodes scholar and current mayor of Newark, N.J., will address graduates...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2012
Last comment by Damning with faint praise, on Feb 10, 2012 at 4:06 pm | 3 comments | 5442 Views

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Affordable Tree House apartment complex celebrates opening

Palo Alto's newest affordable housing development, located on 488 West Charleston Road, will hold its grand opening Wednesday,...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2012
Last comment by Orr, on Feb 13, 2012 at 6:21 pm | 11 comments | 2983 Views
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