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Plan for 'blended' rail system gains steam

A proposal by three lawmakers to blend high-speed rail and Caltrain on the Peninsula received a boost Friday when a panel...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Sep 4, 2011 at 7:28 am | 41 comments | 2479 Views

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Four-track design back on the table for high-speed rail

A new analysis by the California High-Speed Rail Authority calling for a four-track rail system between the Bay Area and...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2012
Last comment by kay, on Jul 27, 2012 at 11:08 am | 41 comments | 6570 Views

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Palo Alto mulls major reductions in animal services

Palo Alto residents would lose many of the animal services they currently enjoy, including the ability to voluntarily surrender...

Original post made on May. 7, 2012
Last comment by Tim, on May 27, 2012 at 7:29 am | 41 comments | 2288 Views

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California Avenue redesign evolves; opposition remains

Wider sidewalks, new plazas and a scattering of benches, trees and other streetscape amenities are the latest components...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2012
Last comment by John, on Jul 15, 2012 at 9:00 pm | 41 comments | 3103 Views

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Gun control events to be held this weekend

Advocates for gun control are hoping to raise the issue's profile this weekend as various local cities and community groups...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Feb 25, 2013 at 11:35 am | 41 comments | 4235 Views

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Armed man attempts downtown robbery

A man armed with a handgun attempted to rob a pedestrian in a downtown Palo Alto parking garage Friday night, Feb. 22, police...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2013
Last comment by asharpe, on Feb 26, 2013 at 9:52 pm | 41 comments | 3673 Views

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Planning commission lauds 'true mixed-use' project

A proposed mixed-use development at 3159 El Camino Real that has drawn attention for its high ratio of housing units to commercial...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2013
Last comment by present tense, on Jul 16, 2013 at 10:28 pm | 41 comments | 2531 Views

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Editorial: Up next, Jay Paul

The massive building developer Jay Paul is proposing is likely to be the largest commercial office development ever built...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2013
Last comment by Just us sardines, on Sep 16, 2013 at 5:23 pm | 41 comments | 5124 Views

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Palo Alto to ask residents for 'value' judgment

What are Palo Alto's core values? If you understand the question and have an answer, the City Council is all ears. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2013
Last comment by Marlen, on Oct 5, 2013 at 8:38 am | 41 comments | 8506 Views

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Parking program moves ahead

After years of dire warnings, angry complaints and impassioned pleas from downtown residents about their once-quiet streets...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jan 30, 2014 at 3:52 pm | 41 comments | 15218 Views

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Palo Alto to hire new contractor for Mitchell Park library

After firing the contractor responsible for the botched construction of the Mitchell Park Library and Community Center, Palo...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Mar 10, 2014 at 11:09 pm | 41 comments | 14649 Views

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Council reforms eyed for Palo Alto ballot

Palo Alto's already crowded November ballot could soon see more expansion as the City Council considers asking voters to...

Original post made on May. 8, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on May 16, 2014 at 7:01 am | 41 comments | 5608 Views

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Proposed Sherman Avenue development stirs anxieties in Palo Alto

A developer's plan to build a three-story building next to Sarah Wallis Park in the rapidly changing California Avenue business...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2014
Last comment by Property Owner at Birch Court, on Jan 31, 2015 at 11:30 pm | 41 comments | 5486 Views

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Controversial plan for office building ekes out approval

Despite a chorus of protests from residents, Palo Alto's architectural board on Thursday approved a new three-story building...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2014
Last comment by Tired of Overdevelopment, on Aug 25, 2014 at 8:57 pm | 41 comments | 7263 Views

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Editorial: Holman, Scharff, DuBois, Filseth, Wolbach for City Council

We recommend the re-election of two incumbents, Karen Holman and Greg Scharff, and three newcomers, Tom DuBois, Eric Filseth...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2014
Last comment by Sea REDDY, on Oct 28, 2014 at 6:57 am | 41 comments | 12183 Views

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Reforms recommended for contentious PC zoning process

After hours of agonizing, debating, copyediting and wrangling over definitions, Palo Alto's planning commissioners on Wednesday...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2015
Last comment by citizen pa, on Mar 16, 2015 at 6:11 pm | 41 comments | 6390 Views

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Developer scales down plan for Maybell site

Faced with criticism from the surrounding neighborhood, the developer looking to build houses on a much contested Maybell...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2015
Last comment by sea reddy, on Jul 28, 2015 at 6:11 am | 41 comments | 5162 Views

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Residents disturbed by short-cutting tech buses

A seeming invasion of rumbling commuter buses and large shuttles on Downtown North streets has some neighborhood residents...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2015
Last comment by Be Kind PA, on Aug 15, 2015 at 9:49 pm | 41 comments | 6316 Views

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Developer looks to replace six-story El Camino building

It's one of the tallest buildings in Palo Alto, though few would say it's one of its most welcoming. Now, plans are afoot...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on May 4, 2016 at 9:49 pm | 41 comments | 8719 Views

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As Palo Alto's fiber hopes grow, so do costs

As Palo Alto forges ahead with a plan to bring high-speed Internet access to every local home and business, city staff is...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2015
Last comment by Slow Down, on Dec 13, 2015 at 9:19 pm | 41 comments | 5678 Views
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