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Plane crashes, flips in the Baylands

Three people on board a small Cessna plane escaped largely unharmed after the plane lost power, nosedived and flipped over...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on May 26, 2012 at 8:56 am | 32 comments | 3794 Views

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Palo Alto aims to slash waiting time for permits

Palo Alto's famously infuriating permit-review process is about to get a major makeover. The City Council decided Tuesday...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2011
Last comment by Bob, on Sep 9, 2011 at 12:33 pm | 32 comments | 4639 Views

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Palo Alto residents to see postal changes

With the U.S. Postal Service facing insolvency this month, Palo Alto and Menlo Park residents could soon see changes in their...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Oct 1, 2011 at 7:28 am | 32 comments | 10214 Views

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Palo Alto's ambitious bike plans ready to roll

Palo Alto's drive to make local streets safer for bicyclists and pedestrians will get a boost tonight (Monday), when the...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2011
Last comment by Oh please, on Nov 9, 2011 at 11:49 pm | 32 comments | 1861 Views

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Palo Alto looks to strengthen massage law

Palo Alto is plowing ahead with its plan to firm up regulation of local massage practices, but several City Council members...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2012
Last comment by Ken, on Jun 16, 2013 at 3:18 pm | 32 comments | 3272 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 | 3411 Views

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'Gateway' building sparks concerns over parking

An ambitious proposal to construct a high-profile "gateway" building at a prominent corner in downtown Palo Alto is facing...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2012
Last comment by OMV Resident, on Mar 22, 2012 at 11:43 pm | 32 comments | 4995 Views

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$70,000 in jewelry stolen from Palo Alto home

A burglar or burglars stole 23 pieces of jewelry and a laptop computer from a house on Maddux Drive in Palo Alto Tuesday,...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2012
Last comment by Sarah, on Mar 23, 2012 at 8:05 am | 32 comments | 2423 Views

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Palo Alto plans major revamp of Fire Department

Firefighters are typically associated in the popular imagination with burning buildings, wildfires and disaster response....

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 10, 2012 at 11:37 am | 32 comments | 3205 Views

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Palo Alto looks to expand plastic-bag ban

Palo Alto's crusade against plastic bags will significantly expand in the coming months as city officials plow forth with...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2012
Last comment by Seeker of Truth, on Jun 16, 2012 at 11:20 pm | 32 comments | 4026 Views

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Editorial: A worthless permit parking test

If the city is truly committed to giving Professorville and other residents living in homes adjacent to downtown some protection...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2012
Last comment by matthew, on Jul 7, 2012 at 9:47 pm | 32 comments | 3978 Views

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Local donations to presidential campaigns

Local residents listed here contributed at least $2,500 to the presidential campaigns of Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, according...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2012
Last comment by mattie, on Aug 16, 2012 at 12:20 am | 32 comments | 4817 Views

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Strong winds, rain cause storm drains to clog

The second of three storms cleared the Palo Alto area Friday afternoon but not before significantly flooding several Palo...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2012
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Dec 4, 2012 at 12:23 am | 32 comments | 5559 Views

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POST acquires 1,000 more acres of open space

The Peninsula Open Space Trust is richer in open space by nearly 1,000 acres after spending about $13.6 million for three...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2013
Last comment by Mike Alexander, on Jan 30, 2013 at 1:58 pm | 32 comments | 12533 Views

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Palo Alto allocates $167K to study Newell Bridge Replacement

Maybe this 112 year old structure should just disappear. http://www.mercurynews.com/peninsula/ci_23351497/palo-alto-consider-studying-other-options-newell-road...

Original post made by Anonymous on May. 30, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 9, 2013 at 4:13 pm | 32 comments | 1716 Views

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Plasma arc gassification of solid waste

I have long argued that anaerobic digestion (AD) schemes are a fiasco for Palo Alto; plasma arc is a much more rational scheme....

Original post made by Craig Laughton on Jul. 15, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Jul 18, 2013 at 3:01 pm | 32 comments | 1584 Views

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Downtown landowners may be asked to pay for new garages

As Palo Alto marches toward a 2014 vote to raise funds for infrastructure repairs, officials are backing away from the kind...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2013
Last comment by to be adult about it, on Sep 5, 2013 at 5:13 pm | 32 comments | 2635 Views

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City tries to put a value on 'public benefits'

With the traffic and parking impacts of Palo Alto's building boom dominating public discussion, officials on Wednesday balked...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2013
Last comment by Timothy Gray, on Sep 15, 2013 at 10:13 am | 32 comments | 4568 Views

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Analysis: City scrambles for residential parking solutions

Faced with massive pressure from residents and the City Council on parking shortages in residential areas, city planners...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by Juno, on Oct 8, 2013 at 3:39 pm | 32 comments | 15027 Views

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Palo Alto races against the clock on infrastructure fixes

When Palo Alto officials began their journey nearly three years ago to refresh the city's aged infrastructure, their expansive...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Oct 22, 2013 at 9:16 am | 32 comments | 15113 Views
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