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Report: High-speed rail ridership data flawed

California high-speed rail ridership studies are flawed and are "unreliable for policy analysis," according to an independent...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2010
Last comment by Caltrain rider, on Jul 8, 2010 at 9:40 am | 30 comments | 4311 Views

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Zumot's lawyers press for documents

Attorneys for the Palo Alto man charged with killing his girlfriend and setting their cottage on fire have asked the court...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2010
Last comment by Interesting, on Aug 30, 2010 at 7:34 pm | 30 comments | 2500 Views

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Caltrain wants high-speed rail to start locally

Caltrain has joined a growing swell of Peninsula critics of California's proposed high-speed-rail system. But Caltrain isn't...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2010
Last comment by YIMBY, on Sep 19, 2010 at 6:39 pm | 30 comments | 3862 Views

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Palo Alto committee wants rail funding withheld

Hours after Palo Alto's high-speed-rail consultant released a report sharply critical of the California High-Speed Rail Authority's...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2010
Last comment by Larry Cohn, on Sep 20, 2010 at 3:42 pm | 30 comments | 3140 Views

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Palo Alto resident with webcam warns of intruder

A tech-savvy homeowner on Tennyson Avenue in Palo Alto used a webcam to record footage of a suspicious man taking pictures...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2011
Last comment by PAneighbor, on Feb 10, 2011 at 10:41 am | 30 comments | 3286 Views

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South Palo Alto housing proposal shot down

After seeing hundreds of housing units pop up in their part of the city over the past decade, dozens of south Palo Alto residents...

Original post made on May. 3, 2011
Last comment by Pecuniac, on May 4, 2011 at 11:44 am | 30 comments | 7743 Views

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New study, same arguments in Palo Alto's compost debate

Palo Alto's heated debate over the future of local composting reignited Monday night, with both supporters and opponents...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2011
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Oct 15, 2011 at 11:35 am | 30 comments | 2831 Views

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Obama to return to Woodside this Sunday

President Barack Obama is returning to Woodside on Sunday (Sept. 25) for a 4 p.m. gathering to meet and presumably break...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2011
Last comment by mj street, on Sep 22, 2011 at 10:46 am | 30 comments | 2079 Views

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Man attacked with a bat in downtown Palo Alto

A man who had been out drinking in downtown Palo Alto bars was attacked and beaten with a bat or stick near Pizza My Heart...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Dec 16, 2011 at 12:02 pm | 30 comments | 7436 Views

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Music company drops children's classics

An international music company has agreed to drop two children's songs -- "Shoo Fly" and "Jimmy Crack Corn" -- after a Palo...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2012
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Feb 25, 2012 at 1:14 am | 30 comments | 4238 Views

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Police: Avoid driving on Charleston during school rush hours

Officials are bracing for potential traffic gridlock on Charleston Road Thursday, Aug. 16, as Palo Alto students head back...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2012
Last comment by Road diet, on Aug 17, 2012 at 12:02 pm | 30 comments | 3026 Views

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Palo Alto seeks medical skills in new firefighters

Their job title may evoke burning buildings and forest flames, but Palo Alto's newest firefighters are expected to be just...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2012
Last comment by Wayne Martin, on Oct 28, 2012 at 12:20 pm | 30 comments | 4418 Views

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Former Paly baseball coach arrested for child molestation

Joel Kaufman, a former Palo Alto High School coach accused of child molestation, surrendered himself to Contra Costa sheriffs...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Mar 24, 2013 at 9:02 pm | 30 comments | 7186 Views

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Mobile-home residents pack school board meeting

About 375 Palo Alto residents -- including more than 100 children in local public schools -- would be displaced by the closure...

Original post made on May. 8, 2013
Last comment by palo alto parent, on May 11, 2013 at 2:17 pm | 30 comments | 8258 Views

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Palo Alto refines plan to replace Baylands trees

As Palo Alto officials prepare to chop down more than 500 trees at the city's golf course and to plant hundreds of other...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2013
Last comment by Name the Names, on Aug 30, 2013 at 5:11 pm | 30 comments | 3146 Views

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Editorial: In baby step, PCs are put on hold

After years of hearing citizen complaints about Palo Alto's practice of allowing developers to exceed zoning limits by offering...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 9, 2014 at 9:07 am | 30 comments | 4428 Views

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City to Castilleja: 'apply for new permit'

City planners are urging Castilleja School to apply for an amended use permit as a way to resolve neighborhood traffic concerns...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2014
Last comment by another deep throat, on Mar 7, 2014 at 4:20 pm | 30 comments | 6121 Views

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Off Deadline: Palo Alto's highest-anywhere jobs/housing imbalance causing real problems

A recent series in the San Jose Business Journal cites a 3.13-to-1 jobs-to-housing ratio for Palo Alto, which it calls "the...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2014
Last comment by Palo Altan, on Apr 14, 2014 at 4:05 am | 30 comments | 3590 Views

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Zuckerberg, Chan pledge $120 million for local schools

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and wife Dr. Priscilla Chan announced Friday a $120 million donation to local high-need schools,...

Original post made on May. 30, 2014
Last comment by JustMe, on Jun 2, 2014 at 12:59 pm | 30 comments | 5690 Views

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Palo Alto to review plan for new animal shelter

A proposal to rebuild and greatly expand Palo Alto's aged animal-services center got off to a promising start Monday night...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2014
Last comment by Bunny Wunny, on Jun 30, 2014 at 5:18 pm | 30 comments | 6459 Views
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