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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 eww, on Nov 16, 2011 at 2:14 pm | 118 comments | 22545 Views

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AT&T antennas get mixed reception in Palo Alto

AT&T's proposal to install cell antennas on utility poles throughout Palo Alto found a mixed reception at a public hearing...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2011
Last comment by JA3+, on Sep 8, 2011 at 1:19 pm | 36 comments | 11983 Views

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New energy-saving initiative banks on kids

Can kids teach their parents how to save energy? That's the idea behind a "schools outreach" program to be launched this...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2011
Last comment by Annie, on Aug 7, 2011 at 5:59 pm | 4 comments | 1374 Views

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PG&E to test Palo Alto pipeline next week

After a delayed start date, PG&E will begin to prepare next week for testing its natural gas transmission pipeline that runs...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2011
Last comment by KP, on Aug 8, 2011 at 10:56 am | 2 comments | 1351 Views

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Editorial: The slow death of high-speed rail

Back in 2008, Palo Alto voters, the City Council and the Weekly liked the idea of bullet trains zooming at more than 200...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2011
Last comment by Chuck, on Aug 9, 2011 at 2:51 pm | 31 comments | 3296 Views

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Around Town

<B>I DREAM OF THEATER ... </B>The looming departure of <B>Borders Books</B> from downtown Palo Alto has given some residents...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2011
Last comment by Who does he represent, on Aug 14, 2011 at 9:46 pm | 8 comments | 1439 Views

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Firefighters withdraw challenge to ballot measure

Palo Alto firefighters have withdrawn their challenge to a ballot measure that would strike the binding-arbitration provision...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2011
Last comment by steve, on Aug 10, 2011 at 5:00 pm | 14 comments | 1592 Views

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Who are the vehicle dwellers?

Profiles of three Palo Altans. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=22067 posted...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2011
Last comment by fire, on Aug 19, 2011 at 10:41 pm | 46 comments | 6539 Views

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Palo Alto's green camps gear up for campaign battle

Palo Alto City Council members, a developer and other residents are contributing their cash to two competing campaigns over...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2011
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Aug 13, 2011 at 5:54 pm | 48 comments | 2964 Views

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City of Palo Alto dollars being spent on homeless services

City of Palo Alto dollars being spent on homeless services. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=22066...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2011
Last comment by Jake, on Aug 16, 2011 at 2:52 pm | 7 comments | 1476 Views

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The new homeless: laid-off and middle-aged

A disturbing trend in laid-off middle-aged workers is growing on Palo Alto's streets, homeless advocates said. Read the...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2011
Last comment by kg2095, on Jun 24, 2014 at 7:21 pm | 11 comments | 3453 Views

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M. Kenneth Oshman, Silicon Valley pioneer, dies

Silicon Valley pioneer and Jewish community center benefactor M. Kenneth Oshman has died. He was 71. Oshman, an Atherton...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2011
Last comment by PAPD-Critic, on Aug 10, 2011 at 9:55 pm | 3 comments | 1500 Views

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Local political activists rally outside office of Rep. Anna Eshoo

About 50 local political activists sang, chanted and waved picket signs in front of U.S. Congresswoman Anna Eshoo's office...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2011
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Aug 11, 2011 at 5:55 pm | 14 comments | 2049 Views

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Editorial: A little sanity from fire union

After apparently rethinking its "shoot first, ask questions later" strategy, Local 1319 of Palo Alto Professional Firefighters...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2011
Last comment by ann, on Aug 16, 2011 at 8:48 am | 10 comments | 1745 Views

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PG&E pipeline-testing project in Palo Alto begins

The PG&E gas-pipeline-testing project began with staging and excavation Thursday and will continue through late September,...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2011
Last comment by Debra Katz, on Sep 7, 2011 at 10:42 am | 4 comments | 1297 Views

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Atherton set to hire firm to outsource services

The town of Atherton is poised to hire Interwest Consulting Group to provide services now performed by its building department...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2011
Last comment by Ryan, on Aug 17, 2011 at 3:11 pm | 6 comments | 1520 Views

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Study: High-speed rail could use Caltrain corridor

Caltrain officials on Wednesday presented the results of a study that tested the feasibility of integrating high-speed...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2011
Last comment by milt, on Aug 30, 2011 at 9:56 pm | 46 comments | 3245 Views

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VIDEO: 100th anniversary of women's suffrage

The League of Women Voters of Palo Alto recently hosted a summer gathering honoring the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Aug 19, 2011 at 4:33 pm | 2 comments | 2469 Views

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HP announces huge shift in strategy

In a dramatic strategy shift that left investors shaken, HP announced Thursday it is considering a spinoff of its PC business...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2011
Last comment by sellit, on Aug 22, 2011 at 9:50 pm | 17 comments | 2249 Views

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Palo Alto has ample vacant parking spaces

Hundreds of permit-parking spaces in downtown Palo Alto are unused, according to the recently completed parking analysis...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2011
Last comment by Business Owner, on Aug 23, 2011 at 12:16 am | 19 comments | 2183 Views
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