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Editorial: Eshoo's big challenge

It is rare for a member of Congress to become a lightning rod for complaints about the local impacts of a federal agency's...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Mark L., 50 minutes ago | 113 comments | 3349 Views

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Buena Vista residents sue Palo Alto over closure approval

Residents of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park have filed a lawsuit against Palo Alto, challenging the city's decision in...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, 1 hour ago | 73 comments | 5564 Views

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Palo Alto residents adapt to new food-scrap collection program

Kitchen pails for food scraps made their way to Palo Alto residents in June, and the service collection began July 1. As...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Anne, 2 hours ago | 33 comments | 3421 Views

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where to safely discard medicine?

We have a nearly full bottle of tylenol + hydrocodone left over from my daughter's wisdom tooth extraction. Where can I safely...

Original post made by want to do the right thing on Aug. 29, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 3 hours ago | 10 comments | 176 Views

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Commission approves chain store limit on California Avenue

Palo Alto's effort to promote an eclectic and independent retail mix on California Avenue by limiting chain stores in the...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2015
Last comment by running scared, 6 hours ago | 21 comments | 3252 Views

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Palo Alto launches gas-safety initiative

The City of Palo Alto Utilities Department has launched a safety initiative to check local sewer systems for crossbores,...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2011
Last comment by Neighbor, 7 hours ago | 15 comments | 2397 Views

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Palo Alto opts to retain, fix contentious zoning tool

Palo Alto's controversial "planned-community" process, which allows developers to barter with the city over zoning exceptions,...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, 16 hours ago | 20 comments | 2171 Views

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Menlo Park is next on PG&E tree removal plan

PG&E has begun examining 1,300 trees in Menlo Park that are growing in its gas transmission line easements and might have...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2015
Last comment by Crossbore?, 17 hours ago | 1 comment | 934 Views

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Off Deadline: Training 'compassionate responders' for tense situations

Jacob Savage, a lifelong Palo Altan who signed up as a high school sophomore for the city's first police academy in 2006,...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Lynne, 21 hours ago | 2 comments | 1312 Views

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A groundling's lament; and call to action

This summer I became a reluctant advocate for quiet skies. I say reluctant because I am a teacher-librarian, not a rabble-rouser....

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by Stop Surf Air, 23 hours ago | 172 comments | 5759 Views

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In city's new wage law, a modest proposal

The regional wave toward a higher minimum wage this week swept through Palo Alto, where city officials set aside their differences...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by BernieSanders2016, 23 hours ago | 8 comments | 1870 Views

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Edgewood Plaza developer could face penalties for vacant grocery store

The developer of Edgewood Plaza will face a fine of $500 per day if the vacant grocery store formerly occupied by Fresh Market...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 29, 2015 at 8:22 am | 38 comments | 3155 Views

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Palo Alto stabbing victim identified

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Original post made on Mar. 11, 2008
Last comment by Another , on Aug 28, 2015 at 2:16 pm | 14 comments | 3643 Views

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New proposal for Maybell affordable housing site

Residents near the Maybell/Clemo property which was at the heart of the Measure D ballot measure two years ago have received...

Original post made by Jerry Underdal on Jul. 4, 2015
Last comment by Billi, on Aug 28, 2015 at 10:08 am | 11 comments | 485 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, on Aug 27, 2015 at 6:36 pm | 24 comments | 3352 Views

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Blown away

Several days a week, Stan and Kiyomi Hutchings relax on their brick-lined backyard patio in Old Palo Alto. They enjoy reading...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by Alan, on Aug 26, 2015 at 11:56 pm | 82 comments | 6905 Views

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Buena Vista Residents Sue City Over Park Closure

Buena Vista residents filed suit on Monday against the City of Palo Alto in Santa Clara Superior Court. The residents want...

Original post made by Joe on Aug. 26, 2015
Last comment by Winter, on Aug 26, 2015 at 10:16 pm | 10 comments | 301 Views

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Neighborhood-liaison program to begin this fall

The City of Palo Alto's planned Engagement with Neighborhoods initiative took a step forward on Tuesday night after the Policy...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2015
Last comment by May Belle, on Aug 26, 2015 at 6:29 pm | 11 comments | 1209 Views

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Who's idea was it to resurface streets on garbage day

Some bright spark didn't talk to another bright spark. All around our neighborhood, no parking signs, streets being resurfaced...

Original post made by Palo Verde on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Oh the irony, on Aug 26, 2015 at 3:06 pm | 4 comments | 161 Views

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Council set to revive -- and revise -- contentious zoning tool

After more than a year of hibernation, Palo Alto's most controversial zoning process is preparing to roar back to life. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by imby, on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:13 am | 37 comments | 2807 Views
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La Boulange Palo Alto set to close Sept. 3
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Transitions
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Transportation Element of the Comprehensive Plan: Big Questions
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The U.S. Economy, China and the Stock Market
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