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Guest Opinion: Do your part to combat climate change — Get an EV

Most Palo Altans don't need to be convinced that climate change is real, human-caused and a major threat. The planet is already...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2016
Last comment by An Engineer, on Jan 26, 2016 at 4:36 pm | 29 comments | 4682 Views

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Jim Burch's change of heart

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Original post made by HRC on Apr. 4, 2007
Last comment by Haddaway, on Apr 13, 2007 at 1:34 am | 29 comments | 4897 Views

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'The Color of Palo Alto' wrap to cover City Hall

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Original post made on Mar. 21, 2008
Last comment by Phyllis Inghram, on Aug 17, 2008 at 12:22 pm | 29 comments | 3805 Views

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The Color of Palo Alto is ... up for a public vote?

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Original post made on Aug. 6, 2008
Last comment by more city waste, on Aug 12, 2008 at 9:47 am | 29 comments | 18799 Views

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Downtown merchants feeling the recession

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Original post made on Nov. 2, 2008
Last comment by time to enjoy, on Nov 5, 2008 at 7:15 pm | 29 comments | 6031 Views

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Palo Alto power outage hits 2,300

An underground piece of cable at Page Mill Road and Hansen Way failed at 12:03 p.m. Monday, causing a power outage throughout...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Sep 30, 2009 at 11:22 am | 29 comments | 2673 Views

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What up with the DISGUSTING Borders Bathrooms?

Has anyone ever had the unfortunate need to use the bathroom at the PA Borders Bookstore? I can only speak for the men's...

Original post made by Palo Parent on Jan. 2, 2011
Last comment by Palo Parent, on Apr 4, 2011 at 9:24 pm | 29 comments | 3224 Views

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Historic Sea Scout building transforming into 'EcoCenter'

The nonprofit Environmental Volunteers has been given a $146,000 grant from the Santa Clara County Historical Heritage Commission...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Feb 22, 2011 at 11:45 am | 29 comments | 3269 Views

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Palo Alto tackles Cubberley's conundrum

For Palo Alto officials, the sprawling Cubberley Community Center in the southern portion of the city is both a head-scratching...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 8, 2011 at 8:13 am | 29 comments | 3006 Views

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Suit filed over Palo Alto's park 'undedication'

Opponents of Palo Alto's plan to build a waste-to-energy facility in the Baylands have filed a lawsuit against the city challenging...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2011
Last comment by curmudgeon, on Dec 21, 2011 at 1:51 pm | 29 comments | 5705 Views

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Tech leaders meet with Vice President Joe Biden

Vice President Joe Biden dined with an A-list of tech business leaders at Zibibbo restaurant in downtown Palo Alto Wednesday...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2012
Last comment by Stuart JR, on Jan 20, 2012 at 12:16 pm | 29 comments | 3261 Views

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Downtown post office set to hit market in May

Palo Alto's iconic downtown post office, a fixture on Hamilton Avenue for the past 80 years, will hit the real-estate market...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2012
Last comment by John, on Feb 21, 2012 at 2:07 pm | 29 comments | 2976 Views

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Arrillaga protest gathers signatures in Menlo

Save Menlo, a group of community members not thrilled with the massive eight-acre, mixed-use complex developer John Arrillaga...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2012
Last comment by pat, on Dec 26, 2012 at 8:58 pm | 29 comments | 3970 Views

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Big bucks fuel campaign for Maybell development

Opponents of Measure D might have the signatures, but it's the supporters who have the funds, campaign-finance statements...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2013
Last comment by Fred, on Oct 4, 2013 at 9:22 am | 29 comments | 2767 Views

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Plan to widen El Camino sidewalks suffers setback

With pressure mounting against Palo Alto's effort to widen sidewalks on El Camino Real, the city's planning commissioners...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2014
Last comment by Garrett, on Apr 12, 2014 at 9:01 am | 29 comments | 14817 Views

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Verizon wins approval for cell antennas at Little League ballpark

Opponents of Verizon's plan to install a cell antenna at the Little League ballfield on Middlefield Road suffered a second...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by Julianne, on Jun 8, 2015 at 12:27 pm | 29 comments | 4821 Views

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Filoli volunteers upset over agreement

At Woodside's historic Filoli estate, many of the 1,300 volunteers, who do everything from selling tickets to building the...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Feb 23, 2015 at 1:20 pm | 29 comments | 8502 Views

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Downtown post office considers move to Alma

Citing critical loss of revenue, the U.S. Postal Service is considering moving its downtown branch to Alma Street at the...

Original post made on May. 21, 2015
Last comment by Long Time Resident, on May 28, 2015 at 11:29 pm | 29 comments | 7753 Views

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Palo Alto raises minimum wage

Palo Alto will have a minimum wage of $11 an hour starting next year thanks to a law that the City Council unanimously passed...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Garden Gnome, on Aug 26, 2015 at 12:00 pm | 29 comments | 5831 Views

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Neighborhood feathers are ruffling over Cuckoo's Nest Club

Palo Alto and Menlo Park residents living near San Francisquito Creek say a proposed bar at an exclusive club for Silicon...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Cuckoo neighbor, on Jul 5, 2016 at 9:18 pm | 29 comments | 6197 Views
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