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Menlo Park bans smoking in public places

Menlo Park's City Council at its March 2 meeting passed an ordinance banning smoking in public places, including ATM lines...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 7, 2010 at 10:52 am | 32 comments | 2214 Views

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Right turns - how come so many drivers do not know this?

Cars turning right need to pull into the bike lane when the lines break, not turn right when they are at the corner. This...

Original post made by Driver on Mar. 7, 2010
Last comment by Anon., on Mar 12, 2010 at 12:10 am | 32 comments | 2521 Views

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Palo Alto's budget gap: Enforcing the code

Brian Reynolds' job is on the line. Proposed Palo Alto budget cuts could shrink the city's two-person code-enforcement team...

Original post made on May. 6, 2010
Last comment by JO, on May 10, 2010 at 1:48 pm | 32 comments | 3436 Views

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Former Palo Alto council members blast firefighters' measure, launch 'Safe Palo Alto'

Palo Alto's former elected leaders are joining the current City Council in opposing a ballot measure that would freeze staffing...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2010
Last comment by establishment-phobe, on Aug 7, 2010 at 1:05 pm | 32 comments | 3977 Views

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Rail authority's new report draws criticism

The agency charged with building California's high-speed rail system adopted a crucial environmental document for the rail...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2010
Last comment by YIMBY, on Sep 7, 2010 at 11:06 am | 32 comments | 3031 Views

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Boy on bike collides with bus in Palo Alto

A 13-year-old boy suffered a broken nose and cuts to his face this morning when he collided with a school bus while riding...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2010
Last comment by George K., on Nov 10, 2010 at 1:16 pm | 32 comments | 2358 Views

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End of the line for Caltrain?

Draconian cuts are planned for the 147-year-old Caltrain passenger-rail line, which is facing a $30 million deficit on a...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2011
Last comment by reader rider, on Feb 15, 2011 at 3:22 pm | 32 comments | 7712 Views

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Palo Alto OKs cell tower on Channing Avenue

A proposal to build a new 50-foot-tall cell tower and nine antennas at St. Albert the Great Church on Channing Avenue has...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2011
Last comment by joelja, on Apr 6, 2011 at 1:34 pm | 32 comments | 3089 Views

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Simitian's green-energy bill becomes law

A proposal by state Sen. Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) to require California utilities to draw one third of their electricity...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2011
Last comment by coooper, on Apr 15, 2011 at 11:29 am | 32 comments | 2656 Views

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Alma Plaza to get new traffic signal

Seeking to make life easier for shoppers at the city's renovated Alma Plaza, Palo Alto officials are planning to install...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2012
Last comment by Not a Fan, on Apr 10, 2012 at 10:51 pm | 32 comments | 2363 Views

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Palo Alto to consider design contest for 101 bike bridge

Just two years ago, Palo Alto's proposed bike bridge over U.S. Highway 101 was a pipe dream, one of the most expensive components...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 25, 2013 at 3:16 pm | 32 comments | 9119 Views

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Plastic bag era comes to an end in Palo Alto

For Palo Alto shoppers, the question "Paper or plastic?" officially becomes an anachronism Monday, as the city's new ban...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 1, 2013 at 8:29 am | 32 comments | 5589 Views

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Group tries to calm Palo Alto's parking debate

As Palo Alto's office workers and downtown neighborhoods continue to battle it out over parking, a group of residents has...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2013
Last comment by If you want to park you gotta pay!, on Aug 22, 2013 at 1:50 pm | 32 comments | 7306 Views

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Hypothermia killed woman at Heritage Park

The Palo Alto woman who died in Heritage Park on Saturday, Dec. 21, succumbed to complications from hypothermia, the Santa...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Feb 1, 2014 at 1:08 am | 32 comments | 9162 Views

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Palo Alto's accomplishments, civic trends in 2013

By many measures it's been a productive and prosperous year in Palo Alto -- even with its recent growing pains. Read the...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2013
Last comment by MightyTravels, on Jan 10, 2014 at 5:08 pm | 32 comments | 7474 Views

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Art commissioners favor arch design for new bike bridge

The Public Art Commission became the latest Palo Alto board on Thursday to weigh in on a proposed bike bridge over Highway...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2015
Last comment by pat, on Jan 27, 2015 at 5:22 pm | 32 comments | 7263 Views

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Palo Alto looks to extend its first 'bike boulevard'

More than three decades after Bryant Street became the nation's first "bicycle boulevard," Palo Alto officials are preparing...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2015
Last comment by Johnny, on Nov 21, 2015 at 11:35 am | 32 comments | 5954 Views

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What can we learn from the pedestrian death on Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park?

When a tragedy like this occurs there are two very different and equally appropriate responses. The first is to lament the...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Dec. 23, 2015
Last comment by Kazu, on Jan 8, 2016 at 3:45 pm | 32 comments | 1157 Views

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Plan to rebuild Hotel Parmani faces zoning hurdle

Located at the doorstep of the sprawling and bustling Stanford Research Park, the two-story Hotel Parmani keeps a decidedly...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2016
Last comment by resident 1, on Apr 9, 2016 at 9:01 am | 32 comments | 4311 Views

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Neighborhoods call for new parking restrictions in Palo Alto

The causes are different, but the problem facing the four Palo Alto neighborhoods seeking help from the city is the same:...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2016
Last comment by Ashamed of my Neighbors, on May 2, 2016 at 11:35 am | 32 comments | 3284 Views
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