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Palo Alto launches downtown parking-permit program

Marking a new era in parking policies, Palo Alto on Tuesday night approved a long-debated permit program that officials hope...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2014
Last comment by HOW Much?, 35 minutes ago | 50 comments | 8018 Views

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Editorial: Unfriendly skies

It doesn't take too many minutes of sitting in a backyard in Palo Alto or trying to sleep next to an open window to realize...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 1 hour ago | 100 comments | 5163 Views

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Parking restrictions to roll out next month in downtown Palo Alto

With new parking restrictions set to kick in in downtown Palo Alto next month, the city will host a community meeting tonight...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2015
Last comment by Mike, 1 hour ago | 11 comments | 1216 Views

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Conversation about race starts with events, book group

Vowing to change the nation's culture of racism by beginning locally, hundreds of Palo Alto residents gathered at the University...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2015
Last comment by white male Palo Altan, 3 hours ago | 17 comments | 2859 Views

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Zoo expansion prompts nature debate in Palo Alto

As Palo Alto's cramped but popular Junior Museum & Zoo prepares for a long-awaited expansion, city officials are struggling...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2015
Last comment by Zoo Neighbor, 3 hours ago | 10 comments | 1895 Views

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When dogs bite

Muffin got lucky the day a large labradoodle attacked him and his owner during a walk in their Crescent Park neighborhood....

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2015
Last comment by mauricio, 5 hours ago | 48 comments | 4142 Views

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In drought, Palo Alto reduces water use by 36 percent

With the hottest summer months at less than the halfway mark, Palo Alto is forging ahead toward meeting its state-mandated...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2015
Last comment by Numbers Check, 8 hours ago | 51 comments | 3763 Views

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FAA to work to reduce plane noise

Admitting that jet aircraft noise is a problem over Palo Alto and neighboring Bay Area cities, Federal Aviation Administration...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 10 hours ago | 194 comments | 9504 Views

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Off Deadline: Senior center expansion faces potentially turbulent parking challenge

Avenidas, the downtown Palo Alto senior-services center, has announced plans for a major expansion of its historic building...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2015
Last comment by Susan, 21 hours ago | 11 comments | 2145 Views

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Avenidas plans criticized over clashing styles

Hoping to accommodate Palo Alto's rapidly rising senior population, Avenidas is moving ahead with an ambitious plan to build...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2015
Last comment by South of Page Mill, on Aug 3, 2015 at 12:31 pm | 32 comments | 3640 Views

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Palo Alto looks to get people to switch off natural gas

Palo Alto's environmentalists cheered two years ago, when the city officially declared its electric portfolio "carbon neutral."...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Aug 3, 2015 at 11:09 am | 67 comments | 5094 Views

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How are the food pails working out for you?

Thought we needed a place to share our grievances about the new system which is going to cost us so much. ...

Original post made by Resident on Jul. 6, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 2, 2015 at 9:08 am | 66 comments | 2621 Views

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Come see the Best Of Palo Alto

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, step right up for a chance to see a show bursting with wonders and delights guaranteed...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2015
Last comment by Not A Designer, on Aug 1, 2015 at 4:46 pm | 17 comments | 3909 Views

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Why is Ground Water Pumping Still Allowed in Palo Alto?

Last night I was walking my dog and saw a new house being built in the 2100 block of Cowper in OId Palo Alto. The site was...

Original post made by Bill Glazier on Apr. 9, 2015
Last comment by Paly Grad, on Aug 1, 2015 at 3:37 pm | 146 comments | 4912 Views

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Bicycle Traffic Lights

Here's an article with some good ideas for bikes, pedestrians and vehicle traffic. Bike traffic lights are necessary at many...

Original post made by Resident on Jul. 31, 2015
Last comment by Good for spenders, on Jul 31, 2015 at 10:22 pm | 2 comments | 130 Views

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Income inequality in Bay Area exceeds national levels

A Silicon Valley economic research institute said today that income inequality in the Bay Area is now more severe than in...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2015
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Jul 31, 2015 at 4:51 pm | 28 comments | 2463 Views

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Community Notebook: Palo Alto police department receives funds to fight alcohol-related crimes

The Palo Alto Police Department has received a $41,000 grant from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2015
Last comment by ControBoard, on Jul 31, 2015 at 9:47 am | 2 comments | 1541 Views

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Unraveling the mystery of chronic fatigue syndrome

Researchers are making headway toward finding evidence of chronic fatigue syndrome and how it may change the brain. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2015
Last comment by Smegfa, on Jul 31, 2015 at 3:42 am | 9 comments | 5567 Views

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Follow up on PAHC issues?

I was walking on Maybell the other day and saw the executive director of the Palo Alto Housing Corporation coming out of...

Original post made by Citizen on Jul. 29, 2015
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Jul 30, 2015 at 2:04 pm | 4 comments | 198 Views

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Appraisal dispute complicates Buena Vista decision

When Palo Alto officials indicated on April 14 their plan to approve the closure of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park, they specified...

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by ResidentB, on Jul 29, 2015 at 3:36 pm | 14 comments | 2246 Views
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Trust But Verify
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The Remedy to Inadequate Citizen Input? More of the same
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The Four E's--State Transportation Investment Challenges
By Steve Levy | 1 comment | 461 views