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Palo Alto prepares to launch construction on bike bridge

It took far more time and money than anyone had expected, but construction is finally ready to launch on Palo Alto's long-awaited...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2019
Last comment by Pompeii Phil, 45 minutes ago | 16 comments | 4871 Views

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Sand Hill Property Company buys 'Four Corners' property in East Palo Alto

A property that is a linchpin of East Palo Alto's development plans at the corner of University Avenue and Bay Road has been...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, 4 hours ago | 9 comments | 3037 Views

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Palo Alto to pay $572,500 to Buena Vista resident after violent arrest

Palo Alto will pay out $572,500 and require all officers in the Police Department to go through two hours of LGBTQ sensitivity...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2019
Last comment by Nayeli, 4 hours ago | 16 comments | 1400 Views

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Palo Alto delays urgency law on eviction due to shortage of council members

A proposal in Palo Alto to prevent evictions before California's rent-cap law takes effect will not be discussed until early...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2019
Last comment by Comment Above Quite Incorrect, 8 hours ago | 7 comments | 1150 Views

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Commission supports expanding access to Foothills Park

Seeking to grant more visitors access to the scenic Foothills Park, the Parks and Recreation Commission on Tuesday threw...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2019
Last comment by Correction re: process, 14 hours ago | 73 comments | 5173 Views

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Palo Alto had $46M income "surplus" -- go towards $455M pension gap?

My understanding is that at the end of the fiscal year, Palo Alto had $46 million in net income. Shouldn't that somehow...

Original post made by Anon on Nov. 19, 2019
Last comment by Anon, 17 hours ago | 2 comments | 119 Views

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Rent-cap law prompts calls for tenant protections in Palo Alto

With California's new rent-cap law set to take effect on Jan. 1, the Palo Alto City Council is preparing to pass an emergency...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2019
Last comment by A resident, 20 hours ago | 38 comments | 4476 Views

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Changes planned for hazardous south Palo Alto intersection

The intersection of San Antonio Road and East Charleston Road is perhaps the busiest junction in south Palo Alto, and certainly...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2019
Last comment by Capt. Kirk, on Nov 19, 2019 at 1:58 pm | 57 comments | 9085 Views

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With new deal, Palo Alto banks on recycled water for drought protection

Seeking to fortify the city against future droughts, Palo Alto approved on Monday a 76-year deal with Santa Clara Valley...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2019
Last comment by Tom DuBois, on Nov 19, 2019 at 8:36 am | 1 comment | 1929 Views

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Committee backs 'safe parking' program for vehicle dwellers

Facing a growing population of vehicle dwellers, a committee of Palo Alto council members signaled support Tuesday for a...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Nov 17, 2019 at 9:17 pm | 33 comments | 3462 Views

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Residents split over Churchill closure at rail meeting

As Palo Alto kicked off on Thursday a fresh phase of outreach in its ambitious plan to redesign rail crossings, city staff...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2019
Last comment by Family Friendly, on Nov 17, 2019 at 3:02 pm | 120 comments | 7298 Views

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Off Deadline: Stanford's expansion/land-use wars taking a cease-fire timeout?

The surprise pullback on Nov. 1 of plans for major growth by Stanford University is almost certainly temporary, according...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2019
Last comment by lili li, on Nov 17, 2019 at 7:01 am | 4 comments | 2312 Views

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New Stanford Hospital will finally add missing piece to its $2 billion facility: patients

After spending $2 billion and 10 years in planning and construction a new hospital, Stanford Health Care is just days away...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Nov 15, 2019 at 9:35 am | 2 comments | 3539 Views

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Opinion: My town, a love letter

Dear Palo Alto, It has been almost 26 years since we fell in love with you as starry-eyed graduate students arriving from...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2019
Last comment by Don't be EVIL companies, on Nov 14, 2019 at 11:48 am | 67 comments | 6446 Views

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Over the past year, Stanford and Santa Clara County clashed over numerous issues. Here are three key points of contention.

Stanford University and the county of Santa Clara took fundamentally opposing viewpoints on a few key development issues,...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Nov 13, 2019 at 12:34 pm | 8 comments | 3637 Views

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Inside Stanford's bid to expand -- and how it came undone

The largest project in Santa Clara County's history got the axe just before noon on Nov. 1, a casualty of fundamental disagreements...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2019
Last comment by george drysdale, on Nov 12, 2019 at 9:02 am | 31 comments | 7662 Views

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Opinion: Traffic Study — a rhyme for our time

The future belongs to an incredible notion That tons of traffic must proceed in slow motion! As drivers learn the new math...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 10, 2019 at 4:24 pm | 71 comments | 3495 Views

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Stanford withdraws application for campus expansion

Stanford University abruptly abandoned on Friday its contentious plan to expand its campus by 3.5 million square feet, citing...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 10, 2019 at 6:49 am | 76 comments | 12438 Views

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PUBLIC AGENDA: Safe-parking program; establishing a 'priority development area' downtown; 2020 ballot measure

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Nov. 11. Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2019/11/08/public-agenda-safe-parking-program-estab...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2019
Last comment by MarySears, on Nov 9, 2019 at 1:14 pm | 1 comment | 1780 Views

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Editorial: On the eve of county approval, Stanford withdraws its development application and forfeits years of work. There was a better way.

Stanford University's decision last Friday to pull the plug on a plan that would have allowed it to build millions of square...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2019
Last comment by george drysdale, on Nov 9, 2019 at 12:54 pm | 10 comments | 2463 Views
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