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Owner to be reunited with lost Super Bowl camera

The efforts of a New York woman to return a missing camera to its owner following a mix-up at the Super Bowl have reached...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2012
Last comment by Choice, on Feb 16, 2012 at 4:46 pm | 8 comments | 2456 Views

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Armed man robs 7-Eleven in Midtown Palo Alto

An armed, masked man robbed a 7-Eleven store in Palo Alto's Midtown neighborhood early Thursday morning, Palo Alto police...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2012
Last comment by JustMe, on Feb 21, 2012 at 10:23 am | 16 comments | 1755 Views

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Ronald McDonald House project moves ahead

A proposal by Ronald McDonald House to build a three-story addition to its Palo Alto facility got off to an auspicious start...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2012
Last comment by Melissa Tjeerdsma, on Feb 20, 2012 at 4:47 pm | 1 comment | 1747 Views

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On Deadline: Can Ping-Pong help bridge neighborhood cultural diversity?

Palo Alto's new mayor, Yiaway Yeh, is enthusiastically planning ways to bridge the cultural-diversity gap in Palo Alto neighborhoods,...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2012
Last comment by diversity, on Feb 21, 2012 at 10:25 am | 3 comments | 1520 Views

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City, residents set to ponder 'Future Palo Alto'

Palo Alto's long-term future needs, including new facilities and land-use priorities, will be the subject of a special public...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2012
Last comment by Watching the meeting, on Feb 22, 2012 at 7:15 pm | 8 comments | 1908 Views

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Palo Alto interested in buying downtown post office

As the U.S. Postal Service prepares to place Palo Alto's historic post office on the market, local officials are trying to...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2012
Last comment by SaveOurPostOffices, on Mar 4, 2012 at 7:39 pm | 18 comments | 2259 Views

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Sierra Club: City should say 'no' to more parking for 355 Alma

The local Sierra Club chapter says the City of Palo Alto should not require a developer to add more parking to a planned...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2012
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Feb 24, 2012 at 3:21 pm | 18 comments | 5071 Views

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Music company drops children's classics

An international music company has agreed to drop two children's songs -- "Shoo Fly" and "Jimmy Crack Corn" -- after a Palo...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2012
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Feb 25, 2012 at 1:14 am | 30 comments | 3531 Views

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City looks for allies against housing mandates

Seeking to carve out a leadership position in what promises to be a prolonged battle against regional housing mandates, Palo...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2012
Last comment by regional planning implementation results in joint lawsuit, on Mar 27, 2012 at 11:13 pm | 34 comments | 3589 Views

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Proposed 'Gateway' building wins key vote

An ambitious proposal to build a five-story building featuring a glassy tower, offices, apartments and a coffee shop at one...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2012
Last comment by Mark Weiss , on Apr 30, 2012 at 9:11 am | 32 comments | 3253 Views

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On Deadline: Echoes of the 'Great Massage Parlor Raid' of 33 years ago

The current mini-controversy that pits Palo Alto's massage-parlor ordinance against the innocent-sounding "Happy Feet" massage...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2012
Last comment by Markus F, on Feb 28, 2012 at 5:39 am | 5 comments | 2809 Views

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Editorial: Golden opportunity to acquire downtown post office

Palo Alto residents have been picking up their mail and buying stamps at the downtown post office since 1932, but change...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2012
Last comment by Marrol, on Feb 25, 2012 at 8:59 am | 7 comments | 1853 Views

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Palo Alto takes to Twitter for outreach

Palo Alto Mayor Yiaway Yeh and City Manager James Keene will answer questions in 140 characters or less Monday as part of...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2012
Last comment by A-Day-Late-And-A-Dollar-Short!, on Feb 24, 2012 at 12:28 pm | 1 comment | 1425 Views

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Palo Alto, police union deadlocked over contract

Five months after Palo Alto completed its long and bitter negotiations with the city's firefighters union, officials find...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2012
Last comment by Earn the respect, on Aug 10, 2012 at 11:34 pm | 82 comments | 4684 Views

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Yeh to present 'State of the City' address tonight

Palo Alto Mayor Yiaway Yeh will highlight the city's recent accomplishments and lay out his vision for the coming year at...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2012
Last comment by TV watcher, on Feb 27, 2012 at 8:01 pm | 2 comments | 1453 Views

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Yeh lays out vision for Palo Alto's 'renewal'

Proclaiming 2012 the year of "renewal," Mayor Yiaway Yeh used his "State of the City" address Monday to lay out a vision...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2012
Last comment by Nice but..., on Mar 2, 2012 at 1:01 pm | 22 comments | 4161 Views

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Despite tax growth, Palo Alto braces for deficits

After a two-year slump, Palo Alto is finally seeing some sunny news on the revenue front, though officials predict that the...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2012
Last comment by benefits and cost, on Mar 1, 2012 at 6:08 pm | 27 comments | 2138 Views

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Homebuilder signs deal for Alma Plaza

An ambitious plan to redevelop Alma Plaza in south Palo Alto took another leap forward Tuesday when builder D.R. Horton signed...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2012
Last comment by YIMBY, on Mar 6, 2012 at 3:18 pm | 9 comments | 2049 Views

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Man killed on train tracks Feb. 23 is identified

A man who was fatally struck by a train in Palo Alto on Feb. 23 has been identified as Wentao He, 23, of Mountain View, the...

Original post made on Feb. 29, 2012
Last comment by YIMBY, on Mar 6, 2012 at 3:22 pm | 13 comments | 2720 Views

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Palo Alto looks to hike refuse rates

Palo Alto residents who try to limit their waste by switching to smaller trash cans could find their garbage rates spiking...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2012
Last comment by Bart, on Mar 5, 2012 at 10:50 am | 57 comments | 3610 Views
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