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AROUND TOWN

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 | 7949 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 | 3149 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 | 2720 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 | 2493 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 | 9417 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 | 5825 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 | 7500 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 | 9391 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 | 7626 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 | 7396 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 | 6132 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 | 1229 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 | 4492 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 | 3487 Views

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Retired judges oppose Persky recall

A letter released Wednesday by a group of retired Santa Clara County Superior Court judges speaks out against efforts to...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2016
Last comment by Michele Dauber, on Jul 10, 2016 at 2:37 pm | 32 comments | 7907 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: Popular lunch spot Korean BBQ closes

Two more local restaurants are gone. The biggest surprise to many is the demise of Korean BBQ, which closed its doors Aug....

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2012
Last comment by Jan H., on Oct 7, 2012 at 1:04 pm | 32 comments | 17589 Views

RESTAURANTS

Plan to limit Cal Ave chain stores gains momentum

Palo Alto's push to limit chain stores in its eclectic "second downtown" gained steam Wednesday night when the city's planning...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2015
Last comment by Peter, on Jul 11, 2015 at 12:43 pm | 32 comments | 5214 Views

BOOKS

Thank You Harry Potter!

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Original post made by Family of Fans on Jul. 22, 2007
Last comment by Nat, on Sep 28, 2007 at 1:48 pm | 32 comments | 5634 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What Kind Of Forum Is This??

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Original post made by Observer on Jan. 31, 2007
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Feb 2, 2007 at 4:30 pm | 31 comments | 4813 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Do We Owe City Employees Lifetime Employment?

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Original post made by Chris on Mar. 20, 2007
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Mar 25, 2007 at 4:56 pm | 31 comments | 5267 Views
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