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The promise and reality of electric cars

While environmentalists are calling for an end to fossil fuel pipelines, and oil company apologists claim that Greens want...

Original post made on May. 3, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on May 14, 2013 at 10:10 pm | 24 comments | 2673 Views

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Palo Alto officials to ponder city's 'core values'

After wading through the weeds of policymaking for much of the year, Palo Alto officials will consider a fuzzier, more philosophical...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2013
Last comment by Almighty US $, on Oct 1, 2013 at 2:36 pm | 24 comments | 5104 Views

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Voters to decide Measure D's fate tomorrow

After months of contentious battles between senior-housing advocates and rezoning hawks, voters tomorrow will decide the...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2013
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Nov 5, 2013 at 9:22 am | 24 comments | 4798 Views

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Anyone object to a new sign at Miki's Market?

I got a notice in the mail that Alma Village and the new grocery moving in want an exception for a permanent lighted sign...

Original post made by Tom DuBois on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Tom DuBois, on Feb 18, 2014 at 11:48 am | 24 comments | 22434 Views

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Residents, developer spar over plan for office complex

At a meeting that pitted the latest concepts in land-use against the grim reality of an already congested area of Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2013
Last comment by Rainer ingeborg eejit, on Dec 7, 2013 at 7:23 am | 24 comments | 8596 Views

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Fire Dept. burns through half its overtime budget

The Palo Alto Fire Department has burned through half of its annual overtime budget -- $718,000 -- during this fiscal year...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2013
Last comment by Walter White, on Dec 14, 2013 at 10:30 am | 24 comments | 8419 Views

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Stanford is shopping for firefighting service

Stanford University is looking around for a new provider of firefighting services, a move that could transform or even end...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2013
Last comment by Equestrienne, on Dec 27, 2013 at 6:36 pm | 24 comments | 7687 Views

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Palo Alto fails to find compromise in compost debate

After a brief respite, Palo Alto's leading environmentalists are once again clashing over the future of local composting...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on May 1, 2014 at 10:31 pm | 24 comments | 6680 Views

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Palo Alto mulls new fees for emergency medical services

Palo Alto may soon create fees for emergency services that involve medical treatment but do not include a trip to the emergency...

Original post made on May. 8, 2014
Last comment by Senior citizen, on May 12, 2014 at 9:29 pm | 24 comments | 5562 Views

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Editorial: Growing the shuttle

As one piece of a multi-pronged approach to improving transit options and addressing parking and congestion, city officials...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 24, 2014 at 1:21 pm | 24 comments | 6753 Views

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Questions abound over anonymous campaign mailer

An anonymous mailer urging recipients to vote for the three female candidates for Palo Alto's school board went out to an...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by Reason, on Oct 18, 2014 at 11:22 am | 24 comments | 2816 Views

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Stevenson House shakeup boots director, staff

A major shakeup at senior-housing community Stevenson House has resulted in the dismissal of its longtime executive director...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2015
Last comment by concerned resident, on Mar 8, 2015 at 6:39 pm | 24 comments | 7882 Views

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Guest Opinion: Now we can just enjoy our libraries

Ten years ago, all I wanted was to walk into the library, pick out a book, then sit down and read it. But there was a waiting...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Mom of internet fans., on Mar 16, 2015 at 1:38 pm | 24 comments | 3425 Views

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Editorial: Development limits--a modest start

After a series of three long and exhausting meetings, an ambivalent Palo Alto City Council Monday night mustered an unexpected...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Mar 30, 2015 at 3:24 pm | 24 comments | 2951 Views

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Palo Alto's Aquarius Theatre closes for remodel

Palo Alto's Aquarius Theatre has closed for significant interior renovations, with new seating, updated restrooms and an...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2015
Last comment by Norman, on Jun 22, 2015 at 2:07 pm | 24 comments | 5851 Views

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City looks to contract out parking program

Despite vehement opposition from the city's largest union and an unfavorable ruling this week from a fact-finding panel,...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2015
Last comment by S. Palo alto resident / DT worker, on Jun 21, 2015 at 1:48 pm | 24 comments | 2851 Views

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From the source

Downstream of a small canyon dotted with skinny ponderosa pines and incense cedar trees, rushing water cascades over large...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Parkie, on Jul 26, 2015 at 11:04 am | 24 comments | 6896 Views

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Adventures at the new Mitchell Park library

As a reader, writer and former English teacher, I'm more a buyer than a borrower of books. However, considering what I must...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jun 24, 2015 at 4:18 pm | 24 comments | 3500 Views

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Palo Alto seeks lobbyist help on pensions, taxes, plane noise

From pension reform to airplane noise, Palo Alto's elected leaders routinely find themselves wrestling over issues over which...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Jul 18, 2015 at 8:45 pm | 24 comments | 3076 Views

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More than hot air

Blasting air at up to 185 mph, leaf blowers can whip up hazardous particles and contaminants from the ground at speeds greater...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by Wildman, 22 hours ago | 24 comments | 3276 Views
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