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Coming to the rescue

The day before Halloween in 2007, Sunnyvale resident Fred Burgener got the fright of his life. As he pulled up to a stoplight...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2012
Last comment by SMKabat, on Sep 12, 2012 at 1:22 am | 14 comments | 3097 Views

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Simitian to host forum on breast-density bill

State Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, will host a forum Tuesday night to discuss the risks associated with dense breast tissue...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2012
Last comment by Sue, on Sep 11, 2012 at 12:31 pm | 8 comments | 2060 Views

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Palo Alto council takes stand against marijuana measure

With marijuana advocates pushing for Palo Alto to allow pot dispensaries, city officials took a firm stance Monday night...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2012
Last comment by Thomas Seay, on Nov 6, 2012 at 11:38 am | 51 comments | 8397 Views

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Palo Alto survey to gauge local transportation habits

As Palo Alto zooms ahead with a broad plan to become a top-tier bicycling destination, city officials are embarking on a...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 10, 2012 at 8:20 pm | 21 comments | 2212 Views

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Palo Alto mobile-home park faces redevelopment

Buena Vista, the only surviving mobile-home park in Palo Alto, could soon be history, according to city officials. Residents...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2012
Last comment by name removed, on Jul 30, 2013 at 9:06 am | 65 comments | 10199 Views

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Police building tops city's priority list for 2014 bond measure

While the nation is fixated on the heated presidential race and the slew of state and local measures that will populate the...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2012
Last comment by Timothy Gray, on Sep 18, 2012 at 9:42 am | 26 comments | 2754 Views

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Palo Alto mulls 'neighborliness' grant program

Palo Alto residents looking to throw block parties, launch neighborhood-watch programs or promote other events geared at...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2012
Last comment by Trying to figure it out, on Sep 18, 2012 at 10:20 am | 34 comments | 3576 Views

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Editorial: No on Measure C

With Peninsula cities having almost uniformly passed ordinances prohibiting so-called medical-marijuana dispensaries, Palo...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2012
Last comment by Sharon, on Nov 5, 2012 at 8:50 pm | 47 comments | 3665 Views

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Senior housing planned for old orchard property

Palo Alto could gain 59 homes for seniors if an affordable-housing project by the Palo Alto Housing Corporation becomes a...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2012
Last comment by Power for our Seniors, on Sep 21, 2012 at 4:23 am | 13 comments | 1910 Views

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City hopes for residents' help with 2014 measure

As Palo Alto officials march toward a 2014 ballot measure to fund infrastructure repairs, they are keeping a close eye on...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2012
Last comment by Timothy Gray, on Sep 24, 2012 at 9:58 am | 40 comments | 4033 Views

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Senior-housing project wins early praise

A proposal by the Palo Alto Housing Corporation to build a senior-housing development and 15 homes on an old orchard site...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2012
Last comment by UNSAFE, DON'T DO IT!, on Mar 25, 2013 at 7:23 pm | 5 comments | 3776 Views

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Four office buildings, theater planned for downtown Palo Alto

The City of Palo Alto and billionaire philanthropist John Arrillaga are pushing forward a sweeping development plan that...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2012
Last comment by Constraints are a good thing, on Oct 1, 2012 at 12:06 pm | 85 comments | 5045 Views

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Police training session focuses on mental illness

In a bid to reduce conflicts and better help mentally ill people, Palo Alto police officers completed an innovative training...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2012
Last comment by Misha, on Sep 23, 2012 at 10:18 am | 15 comments | 3887 Views

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Editorial: Stretching the Brown Act

In the end, the idea of selling a small, seven-acre land-locked city-owned parcel in the foothills above Arastradero Preserve...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2012
Last comment by resident, on Oct 3, 2012 at 9:34 am | 12 comments | 1548 Views

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Historic Eichler building demolished at Edgewood Plaza

One of two historic Eichler commercial structures scheduled for renovation at Edgewood Plaza Shopping Center in Palo Alto...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2012
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Feb 8, 2013 at 4:03 pm | 87 comments | 32821 Views

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City View

City Council (Sept. 18) Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=17646 posted Friday,...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2012
Last comment by Wondering, on Sep 22, 2012 at 9:51 pm | 1 comment | 1115 Views

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Around Town

<B>BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD ... </B>While cities across the nation continue to bear economic pain and sluggish job growth,...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2012
Last comment by Sky is the limit?, on Oct 7, 2012 at 7:42 pm | 3 comments | 1004 Views

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Several injured in crash near San Antonio Road

Crews cleared an off-ramp on U.S. Highway 101 in Palo Alto Sunday after a solo vehicle crash in the area left multiple people...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2012
Last comment by miffed in midtown, on Sep 25, 2012 at 1:58 pm | 29 comments | 2394 Views

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Stanford Blood Center lawsuit on hold

A jury trial pitting a longtime blood donor against Stanford Blood Center that was scheduled to begin today has been postponed,...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2012
Last comment by Nevemore, on Oct 16, 2014 at 8:44 pm | 26 comments | 2502 Views

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Voters to weigh in on new 'arts district' in downtown Palo Alto

Palo Alto voters could have a say as early as next spring on a sweeping proposal by billionaire developer John Arrillaga...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2012
Last comment by Save Palm Drive, on Oct 8, 2012 at 10:15 pm | 85 comments | 10383 Views
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