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Federal funding halted for Caltrain electrification

The $1.96 billion Caltrain electrification project came to screeching halt on Friday, Feb. 17, after it was announced that...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Ahem, 2 hours ago | 64 comments | 5097 Views

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Committee members slam council for paring down Comprehensive Plan

The City Council's abrupt decision to remove all program from the city's guiding land-use document has left members of the...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Council watcher, 11 hours ago | 30 comments | 2888 Views

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Demolition and replacement of Brutalist building wins approval

One of the tallest and most distinct buildings on El Camino Real will be torn down and replaced with a more modern-looking...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2017
Last comment by David Franks, 15 hours ago | 24 comments | 5432 Views

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Council not sold on changing zoning for El Camino housing project

Palo Alto's battle between its appetite for new housing and its general disdain for densification came to a head Monday night,...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Feb 19, 2017 at 5:47 pm | 20 comments | 3226 Views

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Surf Air at Palo Alto Airport - clarification?

I saw a Surf Air plane land at Palo Alto Airport about 2:20PM today (Saturday). I was hiking nearby on a Baylands Path. It...

Original post made by anonymous on Feb. 18, 2017
Last comment by musical, on Feb 19, 2017 at 1:21 am | 3 comments | 153 Views

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The free speech revolutionary

Annie Folger, longtime Midpeninsula Community Media Center executive director, who retired Jan. 31, reflects on her nearly...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by EPAMom, on Feb 18, 2017 at 5:48 pm | 1 comment | 2174 Views

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Storm-damaged Arastradero Road won't be fixed until summer

A section of Arastradero Road in Palo Alto where the asphalt is crumbling and falling into Los Trancos Creek has nearby residents...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Tweeker, on Feb 18, 2017 at 5:12 pm | 14 comments | 8077 Views

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Despite pushback, 'retail protection' law passes

Every day, brick-and-mortar shops along Palo Alto's main commercial strips engage in a life-or-death battle against online...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Online Name, on Feb 16, 2017 at 8:28 pm | 42 comments | 4953 Views

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'No contest' plea in East Palo Alto spree

A 23-year-old man who was involved in three armed robberies in East Palo Alto that ended with a car crashing into a building...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2017
Last comment by Gethin, on Feb 16, 2017 at 3:04 pm | 1 comment | 2052 Views

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AT&T's sweeping antenna plan wins final OK

A contentious plan by AT&T to mount dozens of antennas on utility poles throughout Palo Alto cruised to the finish line Monday...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2013
Last comment by Don't Freaking Fry Me, on Feb 15, 2017 at 10:51 pm | 26 comments | 8801 Views

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Where does the paper bag charge go?

Due to a momentary lack of foresight (leaving bags at home) on a recent rainy day I was forced to "purchase" a bag to get...

Original post made by Questioning Mind on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Questioning Mind, on Feb 15, 2017 at 9:33 am | 9 comments | 182 Views

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Guest Opinion: When democracy is hijacked

Monday night, in a brazen display of power, some members of the Palo Alto City Council massacred our Comprehensive Plan,...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2017
Last comment by AL Franken, on Feb 14, 2017 at 5:30 pm | 77 comments | 5818 Views

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Guest Opinion: Measuring the challenges for city's future

There are five numbers that capture the size and scale of the challenges that the city faces. Our choice of how to deal with...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2017
Last comment by jh, on Feb 14, 2017 at 2:37 pm | 11 comments | 2068 Views

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Shop Talk: Pet Depot to close, Accent Arts moves

In the latest Palo Alto retail news, Pet Food Depot is set to close after 30-plus years, Amity Crossfit opens on California...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Shopper, on Feb 14, 2017 at 12:38 pm | 6 comments | 5863 Views

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Editorial: The retail quandary

The retail health of Palo Alto's various commercial districts has ebbed and flowed over the decades, influenced by economic...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2017
Last comment by Suspicious, on Feb 14, 2017 at 8:10 am | 7 comments | 2099 Views

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Stop Castilleja Expansion signs

Stop Castilleja Expansion signs are all over Palo Alto asking PACC to Save PA Neighborhoods. Freedom of Speech in action!...

Original post made by Expansion signs on Feb. 9, 2017
Last comment by YIMBY, on Feb 13, 2017 at 11:38 pm | 13 comments | 313 Views

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Cities unite for Midpeninsula bike route

In its most recent survey, the League of American Bicyclists gave accolades to almost every Midpeninsula city, singling them...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2017
Last comment by Rose , on Feb 13, 2017 at 5:30 pm | 24 comments | 4850 Views

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Guest Opinion: Council makes wise decisions on land use

Last week the Palo Alto City Council reviewed a series of policy and program choices sent to them by the Citizen's Advisory...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2017
Last comment by Retraction?, on Feb 12, 2017 at 4:20 pm | 27 comments | 2080 Views

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Common goals, hopes should help us meet challenges

Former Mayor Pat Burt reflects on his year as mayor and the challenges facing the city. Read the full guest opinion here...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2017
Last comment by Jim, on Feb 12, 2017 at 1:09 pm | 7 comments | 2773 Views

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Condominiums eyed for vacant El Camino site

In a city often described as "built out," one parcel along El Camino Real stands out precisely for what isn't there. Next...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2017
Last comment by YIMBY, on Feb 12, 2017 at 2:36 am | 79 comments | 8769 Views
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