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Harold Hohbach's 'Park Plaza' project wins approval

After years of litigation, appeals, revisions and public hearings, developer Harold Hohbach finally claimed on Monday the...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2012
Last comment by Waahhh!!, on Jul 23, 2012 at 6:52 pm | 8 comments | 2163 Views

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Only one Palo Alto church offers parking to campers

Out of 42 Palo Alto churches only one congregation is offering its parking lot so that people who live in their cars can...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2012
Last comment by N, on Jul 16, 2012 at 6:47 pm | 120 comments | 11472 Views

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Guest Opinion: Residents have their own perspective on Stanford trails

The decade-long Stanford trails saga has been playing out in county boardrooms, city councils, and the courts. Hopefully,...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2012
Last comment by Roslyn Bienenstock, on Jul 5, 2012 at 5:26 pm | 23 comments | 2673 Views

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Palo Alto hopes to settle compost dilemma by 2014

The future of Palo Alto's composting services probably won't be settled until at least early 2014 as the city prepares to...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2012
Last comment by John, on Jul 2, 2012 at 6:21 pm | 4 comments | 2686 Views

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Celebrating the Fourth of July

What does a chili cook-off have to do with social change? Ask some of the chefs at Palo Alto's Mitchell Park this Fourth...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2012
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Palo Alto looks to rein in rising benefit costs

Palo Alto's debate over the rising costs of employee benefits is about to get much more public. The City Council on Monday...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2012
Last comment by confused, on Jul 5, 2012 at 5:05 pm | 53 comments | 2501 Views

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City adopts plan to revamp waste operations

As Palo Alto prepares to dramatically overhaul how it handles its waste, city officials and residents remain at odds over...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2012
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Jul 12, 2012 at 2:20 pm | 38 comments | 2946 Views

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City's cell-tower plan meets cool reception from AT&T

A proposal by Palo Alto officials to create a citywide plan for cell towers is unlikely to prevent AT&T from installing dozens...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2012
Last comment by Georgia, on May 6, 2013 at 1:42 pm | 14 comments | 2777 Views

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Antiquated Newell bridge could be replaced by 2014

The narrow, hazardous Newell Road bridge that connects Palo Alto and East Palo Alto could be replaced in 2014 with a broader,...

Original post made on Jul. 4, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 17, 2012 at 6:01 pm | 74 comments | 3105 Views

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City hopes to break ground on California Avenue in fall 2013

Palo Alto plans to launch construction on an ambitious plan to redesign California Avenue in fall of 2013, provided the city...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2012
Last comment by John, on Jul 15, 2012 at 10:27 pm | 42 comments | 476 Views

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PUBLIC AGENDA: California Avenue streetscape project; Performance reviews for city manager, city attorney

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings this week. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=26039...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2012
Last comment by Oh well!!, on Jul 10, 2012 at 11:22 am | 2 comments | 1100 Views

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Palo Alto charges forward with new bike plan

Palo Alto's dream of leading the pack of America's most bike-friendly cities now has a roadmap -- an ambitious "master plan"...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2012
Last comment by Outta here, on Jul 12, 2012 at 11:08 pm | 56 comments | 5862 Views

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Second fire burns near Paly in six weeks

A Monday evening fire near Palo Alto High School burned in an area where the school district stores its buses. It was the...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2012
Last comment by Jeff, on Jul 12, 2012 at 5:58 am | 5 comments | 1217 Views

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Stanford grad Buscaglia overcomes a lot for his bid for the Summer Olympics

At an age when many young men might have fallen into bad habits and spiraled out of control, Stanford grad Alex Buscaglia...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2012
Last comment by ex-pat, on Jul 11, 2012 at 2:22 pm | 2 comments | 1156 Views

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PG&E work may affect traffic through July

Commuters experiencing traffic delays on East Bayshore Road near Embarcadero Road should expect slowdowns for the rest of...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2012
Last comment by Kate, on Jul 13, 2012 at 12:44 pm | 2 comments | 1005 Views

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California Avenue redesign evolves; opposition remains

Wider sidewalks, new plazas and a scattering of benches, trees and other streetscape amenities are the latest components...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2012
Last comment by John, on Jul 15, 2012 at 9:00 pm | 41 comments | 2504 Views

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City set to rule on Professorville parking permits

Professorville residents might soon get more muscle in their irksome tug-of-war with downtown workers over parking spots...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2012
Last comment by Mr.Recycle, on Jul 16, 2012 at 10:14 pm | 12 comments | 1851 Views

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Man arrested after break in at JJ&F Market

Palo Alto police arrested a man Wednesday night after he allegedly broke into JJ&F Market at 520 College Ave. through a rooftop...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2012
Last comment by Jaxk, on Jul 24, 2012 at 7:46 pm | 4 comments | 1241 Views

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Pensions: Palo Alto's ticking time bomb

In 2007, the year Warren Buffett famously described public pensions as a time bomb with a long fuse, Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2012
Last comment by Deep Throat, on Aug 24, 2012 at 4:04 pm | 136 comments | 25269 Views

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State investments take a bite out of local budgets

In the grand old days of the mid-2000s, few people talked about California's out-of-control public pensions. Read the full...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jul 13, 2012 at 10:05 am | 1 comment | 1159 Views
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