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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto sees shrinking pool of City Council candidates

When Palo Alto made the switch from odd- to even-year City Council elections in 2010, one of the goals was to generate more...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2012
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Aug 22, 2012 at 1:16 am | 28 comments | 3600 Views

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Police search for suspect in Redwood City armed robberies

Police released a photo Wednesday of a man believed to be connected to as many as five armed robberies at businesses in North...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2012
Last comment by musical, on Aug 16, 2012 at 5:34 pm | 2 comments | 1775 Views

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Palo Alto raises red flags about rail funding

Nearly a month after California legislators passed a bill to begin construction of high-speed rail, Palo Alto officials are...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2012
Last comment by whaddayaknow, on Aug 16, 2012 at 3:04 pm | 1 comment | 1618 Views

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Bomb squad investigating suspicious package

Palo Alto police, fire officials and a bomb squad are investigating a suspicious package found on the front lawn of a residence...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2012
Last comment by LAWL, on Aug 17, 2012 at 5:01 pm | 1 comment | 1439 Views

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Locals aren't buying Palo Alto's newest green-energy program

Palo Alto may be land of the green and home of the tech-savvy, but the city's latest renewable-energy program has so far...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2012
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Aug 22, 2012 at 12:56 am | 3 comments | 2039 Views

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Suspect sought in Crescent Park groping

Palo Alto police are seeking a man who they say groped a woman standing next to her car in the Crescent Park neighborhood...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Aug 21, 2012 at 9:05 pm | 8 comments | 1875 Views

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Thieves break into four cars on Sand Hill Road

Clean cars, dirty cars, BMW, Audi -- the burglars weren't picky as they broke into four vehicles on Sand Hill Road on Aug....

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2012
Last comment by musical, on Aug 21, 2012 at 4:53 pm | 4 comments | 1576 Views

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Failure in Middlefield power line caused outage

A failure in the underground power line along Middlefield Road between Loma Verde and Colorado avenues caused 1,958 Palo...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2012
Last comment by Furious Writer, on Aug 26, 2012 at 9:05 am | 8 comments | 2318 Views

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Four-story building eyed for downtown Palo Alto

Just months after Palo Alto approved construction of a new four-story building in a prime downtown location, another major...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2012
Last comment by Mark Weiss , on Dec 12, 2012 at 1:45 am | 38 comments | 4355 Views

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Palo Alto would-be burglar interrupted by resident

A Palo Alto woman prevented a would-be burglar from entering her home last night by yelling at the man, Palo Alto police...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2012
Last comment by musical, on Aug 24, 2012 at 5:41 am | 11 comments | 2711 Views

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Developments trigger downtown Palo Alto study

Two new buildings in downtown Palo Alto, coupled with a flurry of complaints from downtown residents about parking, have...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2012
Last comment by curmudgeon, on Aug 28, 2012 at 11:28 am | 13 comments | 2113 Views

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Dinah's Poolside Grill may change hands

The future is murky for Sharon Magnuson, the operator of Dinah's Poolside Grill, whose 40 years of running the iconic Palo...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2012
Last comment by Palo Alto Resident, on Sep 6, 2012 at 3:39 pm | 17 comments | 3245 Views

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At Development Center, Palo Alto quietly untangles its bureaucracy

The Development Center at 285 Hamilton Ave. has undergone a quiet but dramatic transformation in the two years since City...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2012
Last comment by matt williams fan, on Aug 30, 2012 at 11:23 am | 18 comments | 24735 Views

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Residents oppose restaurant liquor license

In another round of preserving what residents say is the safety and quiet of their neighborhood, Barron Park residents are...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2012
Last comment by just thinkin', on Sep 14, 2012 at 3:34 pm | 17 comments | 3446 Views

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Palo Alto market robbed at gunpoint Saturday

A man with a black, semiautomatic handgun held up proprietors of the Valencia Market at 3487 El Camino Real in Palo Alto...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2012
Last comment by Language is Hard?, on Aug 27, 2012 at 11:00 am | 3 comments | 1918 Views

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Palo Alto looks to trim managers' benefits

While Gov. Jerry Brown and Sacramento legislators scramble to contain pension expenses for state employees, Palo Alto is...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2012
Last comment by Jake, on Sep 7, 2012 at 11:09 am | 19 comments | 5127 Views

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Stanford, PAMF unit fined in administrative errors

Stanford University Hospital and Menlo Park Surgical Hospital, a unit of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, were among 14...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2012
Last comment by Jan H., on Oct 6, 2012 at 9:34 pm | 22 comments | 2461 Views

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Trail to close Wednesday for mosquito-abatement repairs

A popular Palo Alto Baylands trail will be closed Wednesday, Sept. 5, while crews repair a hole beneath a floodgate that...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 5, 2012 at 11:26 pm | 17 comments | 5236 Views

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New trail proposal wins backing of Palo Alto City Council

An eleventh-hour request from Palo Alto and Stanford University for a grant that would greatly accelerate the city's ambitious...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2012
Last comment by jim sullivan, on Sep 9, 2012 at 8:24 am | 7 comments | 4539 Views

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Palo Alto teens arrested for arson

Two teenage boys who allegedly set a 4-foot-high orange plastic construction fence and a Krispy Kreme doughnut box ablaze...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2012
Last comment by disgusted, on Sep 9, 2012 at 5:12 pm | 13 comments | 2059 Views
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