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'Mayor's Challenge' takes on neighborhood unity

On March 25, the Mayor's Challenge -- a series of athletic events designed to bring neighborhoods together -- will kick off...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2012
Last comment by Susan, on Apr 9, 2012 at 8:47 pm | 13 comments | 2643 Views

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Editorial: Generous offer to electrify Caltrain, but at what cost?

In its struggle to gain credibility in the wake of more than doubling the cost to build a high-speed-rail line between San...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2012
Last comment by Anonymous, on Mar 21, 2012 at 6:15 pm | 27 comments | 3759 Views

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Palo Alto set to rule on major changes to Edgewood Plaza

The dilapidated Edgewood Plaza in Palo Alto would undergo a major transformation, including 10 new homes and a Fresh Market...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2012
Last comment by Jim_H, on Sep 6, 2012 at 11:23 am | 7 comments | 2400 Views

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California Avenue redesign stalled by lawsuits

Palo Alto's ambitious quest to turn California Avenue into the next University Avenue or Mountain View's Castro Street is...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2012
Last comment by Evan Thomas, on May 2, 2012 at 10:51 pm | 94 comments | 8806 Views

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$22M verdict against PAMF in malpractice lawsuit

The Palo Alto Medical Foundation was hit with one of the largest medical malpractice verdicts in Santa Clara County history...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2012
Last comment by Kim , on Mar 12, 2013 at 1:13 am | 40 comments | 16023 Views

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Warren Slocum ballot revised after complaint

Candidates for political office are expected to sing their own praises in hopes of swaying voters, but there are rules regarding...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2012
Last comment by Arch Conservative, on Mar 22, 2012 at 10:46 am | 1 comment | 2140 Views

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Stanford students' dream of women's shelter now a reality

For a dozen homeless women staying at the new Hotel de Zink Women's Shelter, sleeping at night now feels much safer. The...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2012
Last comment by Ricardo Pinho, on May 15, 2012 at 1:10 am | 6 comments | 5999 Views

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This week on Ad Libs...

Busy Palo Alto playwright Sharmon J. Hilfinger is having her seventh full-length play produced in the Bay Area. "Hanging...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2012
Last comment by Dawn Whelan, on Mar 22, 2012 at 3:00 pm | 1 comment | 1969 Views

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Caltrain's hopes ride on new rail agreement

Caltrain long-deferred dream of electrified tracks could finally become reality under a new proposal between the California...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2012
Last comment by Mila, on Mar 25, 2012 at 4:53 pm | 13 comments | 2389 Views

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Something to talk about

On a quiet section of Bryant Street in Palo Alto last November, a yellow road sign gave bicyclists a gentle, humorous warning:...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2012
Last comment by Jocelyn Dong, on Mar 24, 2012 at 1:04 pm | 4 comments | 2393 Views

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Rail funds could give Caltrain a chance to electrify on two tracks

Last spring, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, state Sen. Joe Simitian, and state Assemblyman Rich Gordon put forth a vision to implement...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2012
Last comment by time to retire, yoriko, on Mar 26, 2012 at 10:47 am | 5 comments | 2287 Views

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In Old Palo Alto, something to talk about

Last Halloween, Old Palo Alto resident Catherine Debs launched a beautification project in her neighborhood aimed at bringing...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2012
Last comment by Srsly?, on Nov 1, 2016 at 12:19 pm | 15 comments | 4104 Views

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Man shot in leg in East Palo Alto Friday

A car passenger was struck in the leg by one or more bullets in East Palo Alto Friday night, March 23, and police are seeking...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2012
Last comment by Mike L., on Mar 24, 2012 at 4:35 pm | 1 comment | 1957 Views

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Palo Alto lobbies USPS to sell downtown post office to city

Seeking to preserve the historic downtown post office for public use, Palo Alto officials last week submitted a letter of...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2012
Last comment by I like this idea, on Mar 28, 2012 at 3:16 am | 1 comment | 4558 Views

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Plan to modernize Caltrain sails through regional commission

Caltrain's stalled effort to electrify its tracks flickered to life Wednesday morning when the Metropolitan Transportation...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2012
Last comment by Larry Cohn, on Mar 31, 2012 at 11:52 pm | 31 comments | 6111 Views

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Worth a look

<B>Art Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=16557 posted Friday, March 23, 2012,...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2012
Last comment by Steve, on Mar 28, 2012 at 11:33 pm | 1 comment | 2090 Views

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Palo Alto seeks input about Caltrain corridor tonight

Palo Alto residents will have a chance to share their vision for the Caltrain corridor and provide feedback about a recent...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2012
Last comment by Stan, on Mar 29, 2012 at 8:27 pm | 3 comments | 1643 Views

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Large oak removal to impact traffic on Middlefield Road

A 100- to 200-year-old valley oak at Walter Hays Elementary School that arborists have determined is diseased will be removed...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2012
Last comment by Treeville, on Apr 29, 2012 at 8:38 am | 16 comments | 3368 Views

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Bigger isn't necessarily better

A far cry from the sprawling estate gardens you'd see in a European countryside (==I sigh ... ==), many Bay Area homes are...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2012
Last comment by shop local, on Mar 31, 2012 at 10:28 am | 2 comments | 2279 Views

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Hackers swarm 'Super Happy Block Party' in Palo Alto

Hackers, artists, entrepreneurs and self-proclaimed geeks of all stripes staged their own Occupy movement on a downtown block...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2012
Last comment by Took a licken, but still ticken, on Apr 3, 2012 at 11:25 am | 11 comments | 4624 Views
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