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Asian dust cloud reaches Bay Area today

A giant high-altitude cloud of desert dust and urban pollutants from China will reach the Bay Area today. Read the full...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2009
Last comment by YSK, on Mar 27, 2009 at 5:13 pm | 26 comments | 2077 Views

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New Lytton Plaza to debut downtown Palo Alto

Lytton Plaza -- the shabby but prominent gateway to Palo Alto's main retail strip -- is slated to be demolished and rebuilt...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2009
Last comment by Rain, on Jul 4, 2011 at 6:55 am | 26 comments | 2122 Views

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Major changes in store for Paly, Gunn

Architects presented "conceptual designs" for sweeping renovations at Palo Alto and Gunn high schools to the Palo Alto Unified...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2009
Last comment by Neighbor, on Sep 15, 2009 at 9:23 am | 26 comments | 2514 Views

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Trees: City acknowledges communication error

Calling it an "unacceptable mistake," Glenn Roberts, the City of Palo Alto's public works director, acknowledged Monday his...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2009
Last comment by CHinCider, on Sep 27, 2009 at 9:45 am | 26 comments | 1960 Views

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Editorial: Another Public Works communications disaster

The abrupt felling last week of 63 mature holly oak trees in Palo Alto's California Avenue commercial district has triggered...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2009
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Sep 26, 2009 at 6:16 pm | 26 comments | 1908 Views

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New traffic signal to be installed near Paly

A new traffic signal that will be installed starting Tuesday at the intersection of the Town & Country Shopping Center and...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2009
Last comment by Facts, on Oct 7, 2009 at 11:32 am | 26 comments | 2607 Views

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Editorial: Measure A tax plan needs more work

The debate over whether Palo Alto should have a business license tax has popped up periodically for at least four decades,...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2009
Last comment by PA resident, on Nov 2, 2009 at 9:30 am | 26 comments | 3888 Views

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Parent of SJ Mercury, Daily News to file for bankruptcy protection

The publisher of the Palo Alto Daily News, San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times, Tri-Valley Herald and 50 other daily...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2010
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Jan 21, 2010 at 12:41 am | 26 comments | 2543 Views

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Council members get close to Palo Alto baylands

City Couoncilman Greg Schmid prepares to dig in for a paddle stroke during a recent tour of the baylands. Two council members...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2010
Last comment by Anon., on Aug 18, 2010 at 3:46 pm | 26 comments | 1914 Views

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Menlo Park joins high-speed-rail lawsuit

Like an endless loop, the Menlo Park City Council voted 4-0 Tuesday (Sept. 21) to join neighboring cities in a lawsuit against...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2010
Last comment by parent, on Sep 25, 2010 at 11:55 pm | 26 comments | 2429 Views

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Palo Altans love their town, dislike developments

Palo Alto residents generally love their city, but their enthusiasm plummets when it comes to new developments, a new survey...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2011
Last comment by Resident 1, on Jan 25, 2011 at 12:06 pm | 26 comments | 2871 Views

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Couple arrested for DUI at Palo Alto golf course

A man and woman who allegedly had a drinking rendezvous at the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course netted double DUI arrests...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2011
Last comment by Steve C, on Feb 7, 2011 at 7:49 am | 26 comments | 1790 Views

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The cellular enigma: We love the phones but hate the towers

Even in high-tech Palo Alto, where about half of the residents possess advanced degrees and iPad penetration is likely beyond...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2011
Last comment by Kickit-It-Up, on Apr 3, 2011 at 6:27 pm | 26 comments | 2756 Views

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City may raise fees for car chargers, solar panels

For Palo Alto residents, installing a solar panel or an electric-car charger is about to get a little more expensive. The...

Original post made on May. 25, 2011
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on May 29, 2011 at 10:01 am | 26 comments | 2065 Views

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Palo Alto struggles to reach decision on arbitration

Palo Alto's debate over whether to strike the binding-arbitration requirement for police and firefighters from the City Charter...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2011
Last comment by Liz, on Jun 13, 2011 at 9:45 pm | 26 comments | 1854 Views

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Checking the facts on Measure E

What supporters and opponents of Measure E are saying. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=22946...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2011
Last comment by Tom Jordan, on Oct 27, 2011 at 7:47 pm | 26 comments | 3397 Views

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Palo Alto approves AT&T's antenna plan

AT&T's proposal to install antennas on 19 utility poles throughout Palo Alto has received the green light from the city's...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2011
Last comment by JC, on Dec 30, 2011 at 6:49 am | 26 comments | 3458 Views

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Group seeks to change Palo Alto smoking ordinance

On the heels of a toughened smoking ordinance adopted in Mountain View Tuesday, Breathe California, a San Jose tobacco-prevention...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2012
Last comment by Angelo_Frank, on Jan 29, 2012 at 6:44 pm | 26 comments | 2558 Views

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Residents call for changes at Palo Alto rail crossings

Palo Alto's vision for the Caltrain corridor should include better east-west connections and enhancements to busy intersections,...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2012
Last comment by better solution, on Apr 4, 2012 at 12:11 pm | 26 comments | 1943 Views

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Palo Alto to tackle infrastructure problem tonight

Palo Alto officials will consider ways to pay for infrastructure repairs and get their first look at the proposed city budget...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2012
Last comment by Budget waste, on May 1, 2012 at 10:08 am | 26 comments | 1381 Views
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