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Discovering a 'newfound sense of purpose'

Several years ago Norman Williams found himself released from a federal penitentiary with nowhere to turn. He lacked the...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Lynn Huidekoper, 5 hours ago | 15 comments | 1853 Views

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Editorial: An elusive history museum

The Palo Alto City Council once again provided a lifeline to a nascent Palo Alto History Museum group that has repeatedly...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, 6 hours ago | 16 comments | 1777 Views

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Gunn High School wellness center to consolidate all student services, except one

A plan to build a comprehensive wellness center at Gunn High School has evolved, with the most recent design moving the college...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by make it easy, 8 hours ago | 6 comments | 3675 Views

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New website to predict Palo Alto flooding to debut in January

A new website to predict flooding from local creeks could be available to the public as soon as late January, Len Materman,...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., 11 hours ago | 3 comments | 1351 Views

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Jury takes a bold stance on new Palo Alto bike bridge

Three different design teams came to Palo Alto City Hall on Wednesday afternoon, each with a bridge to sell to the city. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by musical, 14 hours ago | 52 comments | 4087 Views

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Transportation chief's outside job raises concerns

Since he became Palo Alto's chief transportation official in 2009, Jaime Rodriguez has been an energetic, assertive and at...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by Online Name, 16 hours ago | 74 comments | 4086 Views

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Miki approved as new College Terrace grocer

Miki Werness, whose well acclaimed but financially troubled grocery store fizzled in Alma Village last year, will get another...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by Annette, 23 hours ago | 47 comments | 4358 Views

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Consultant hired to help Palo Alto with social-media updates

With Palo Alto's social-media efforts in full bloom, the City Council approved spending $160,000 on a consultant who will...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
Last comment by Connections, get your connections here, on Dec 19, 2014 at 11:48 am | 33 comments | 5718 Views

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Sean Parker pledges $24 million to launch Stanford allergy research center

Silicon Valley entrepreneur and philanthropist Sean Parker has gifted $24 million over the next two years to establish the...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by AJ, on Dec 18, 2014 at 8:52 pm | 1 comment | 1949 Views

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Palo Alto bans smoking in shopping districts

Palo Alto continued its crusade against cigarette smoke this week by expanding its existing ban to commercial districts,...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2014
Last comment by Surly, on Dec 18, 2014 at 3:44 pm | 23 comments | 1973 Views

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Palo Alto to explore incentives for slashing natural-gas use

After cutting carbon out of the city's electric supply, Palo Alto officials are now fixing their sights on the next frontier...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2014
Last comment by Jo Ann, on Dec 18, 2014 at 3:30 pm | 38 comments | 3779 Views

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Palo Alto ends legal feud with Mitchell Park Library contractor

Days after Palo Alto celebrated the grand opening of its new Mitchell Park Library and Community Center, the city has reached...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2014
Last comment by Jo Ann, on Dec 18, 2014 at 3:13 pm | 31 comments | 4680 Views

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Land use tops Palo Alto council members' concerns for 2015

Names and faces will change but Palo Alto's official priorities should remain largely fixed when the new City Council convenes...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Dec 18, 2014 at 9:25 am | 8 comments | 1754 Views

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Palo Alto's painful dilemma

In 2009, Palo Alto's elected leaders and top management responded to the financial walloping of the Great Recession by embarking...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2013
Last comment by Paco, on Dec 18, 2014 at 6:52 am | 3 comments | 1205 Views

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Palo Alto looks to regulate Airbnb rentals

With hotel-tax revenues on a happy upswing, Palo Alto officials are preparing to take aim at one source of competition for...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Dec 18, 2014 at 3:20 am | 45 comments | 3221 Views

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Kleinberg aims to restart Chamber as a 'startup'

The Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce must adopt the methods of a "startup" entrepreneurial company if it is going to reclaim...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 17, 2014 at 4:53 pm | 4 comments | 1316 Views

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Changing the conversation: Who, or what, is Palo Alto Forward?

Few local residents had heard of Palo Alto Forward before Sept. 30, when Cory Wolbach declared at a City Council candidates'...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Dec 16, 2014 at 4:32 pm | 175 comments | 8306 Views

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Editorial: A half-hearted mea culpa

While it acknowledges some sloppiness and poor judgment in keeping information from the public, the City of Palo Alto's defensive...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Dec 16, 2014 at 12:55 pm | 58 comments | 3842 Views

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Miki proposed as new grocer at former JJ&F market

Miki Werness, whose Alma Village market shuttered in April 2013 after less than six months of operation, may soon get another...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2014
Last comment by proactive, on Dec 16, 2014 at 11:33 am | 39 comments | 4761 Views

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Street Sweeping??

I've noticed in the past few weeks/months that the street sweeping has been done very poorly. Anyone else notice this? ...

Original post made by Old Palo Alto on Nov. 26, 2014
Last comment by Jason Browne, on Dec 16, 2014 at 8:32 am | 21 comments | 653 Views
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