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Palo Alto grants water to East Palo Alto

East Palo Alto received a much-needed infusion of water on Monday night after the Palo Alto City Council voted to transfer...

Original post made on May. 8, 2018
Last comment by resident, on May 21, 2018 at 7:32 am | 92 comments | 12745 Views

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Bitter fruit: An inside look at street vending

The strawberry vendors stand on street corners throughout Palo Alto, at busy intersections, outside shopping centers and...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2009
Last comment by Paula, on Sep 18, 2009 at 1:01 pm | 92 comments | 35584 Views

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Palo Alto to reopen tennis courts, restore access to nature preserves

Palo Alto's basketball, pickleball and tennis courts will reopen later this week after a monthlong hiatus, and nature lovers...

Original post made on May. 5, 2020
Last comment by Great trail riding right now, on May 15, 2020 at 3:44 pm | 92 comments | 20509 Views

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Palo Alto businesses protest Amazon tax resistance

Palo Alto's brick-and-mortar businesses that pay sales taxes are protesting Amazon.com's attempts to get an exemption for...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Aug 25, 2011 at 3:43 pm | 92 comments | 9115 Views

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Palo Alto's outgoing mayor has some choice words for the city's elected officials. 'Build' is one of them.

Housing crusader Adrian Fine sounds off on lip service liberalism and how Palo Alto became "part of the problem." Read the...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Dec 7, 2020 at 11:23 am | 91 comments | 23780 Views

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Stanford Hospital gives 'final offer' to nurses

Nurses at Stanford Hospital and Clinics and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital are at a heated impasse with hospital administrators...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2010
Last comment by CaliNurse, on May 12, 2010 at 5:08 pm | 91 comments | 12283 Views

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Police: Bicyclist ran stop sign in fatal Palo Alto accident

A bicyclist who was struck and killed in Palo Alto on Aug. 15 apparently ran a stop sign when he collided with a car, Palo...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2016
Last comment by Carlos Cortez , on Jan 25, 2017 at 3:36 pm | 91 comments | 20734 Views

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Gunn student remembered as 'smart, funny' classmate who loved music

The Gunn High School student who died in an apparent suicide Tuesday was remembered by friends as smart and funny, a boy...

Original post made on May. 6, 2009
Last comment by Gunn Student, on Jun 19, 2009 at 1:11 am | 90 comments | 12677 Views

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Candidates for Palo Alto school board debate the issues

In their first debate of the fall campaign season, the five candidates vying for two seats on the Palo Alto Board of Education...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by Parent too, on Sep 13, 2014 at 7:57 pm | 90 comments | 10832 Views

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Palo Alto could get $5 million for new bike bridge

Palo Alto's ambitious plan to give residents and bicyclists convenient, year-round access to the Baylands took a major leap...

Original post made on May. 16, 2012
Last comment by close the gates, on Apr 13, 2013 at 11:19 am | 90 comments | 9921 Views

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District: Kids' emotional health a top concern

In the wake of three student Caltrain suicides in four months, student emotional health is a top priority for the Palo Alto...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2009
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Aug 29, 2009 at 12:59 pm | 89 comments | 8189 Views

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Stanford Health Care to cut workers' wages by 20%

Employees of Stanford Health Care, including doctors and nurses who are caring for COVID-19 patients, will have their pay...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2020
Last comment by Nursing Assistant, on Apr 28, 2020 at 6:29 pm | 88 comments | 128561 Views

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University Art moving to Redwood City

Palo Alto's high rents and impossible land prices are causing another longtime retailer to leave the city. This time, it...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by Sad but realistic, on Apr 21, 2014 at 9:35 am | 88 comments | 51437 Views

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Caltrain 'modernization' to worsen Alma congestion

Caltrain's plan to power its trains by electricity rather than diesel is expected to improve service. But for Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2015
Last comment by ODB, on Jan 17, 2015 at 11:07 am | 88 comments | 19250 Views

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Embarcadero underpass to be Vikings' realm

The Embarcadero Road tunnel underpass next to Palo Alto High School may soon look a lot like Viking territory. Read the...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Apr 3, 2013 at 9:54 am | 88 comments | 5499 Views

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Buena Vista residents allowed to appeal park's closure

Palo Alto officials set the stage on Monday for an emotional battle over the future of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park when...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2015
Last comment by Greenacres, on Jan 19, 2015 at 12:12 am | 88 comments | 10535 Views

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City responds to parking woes on Edgewood Drive

Prompted by a flurry of complaints from Edgewood Drive residents about safety, litter, and an influx of cars from East Palo...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue, on Oct 29, 2013 at 11:18 am | 87 comments | 9253 Views

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Competition casts large shadow over fiber-to-the-home

For more than 15 years, Palo Alto has been chasing a dream of bringing ultra high-speed Internet to every local household,...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, on Sep 14, 2015 at 5:15 pm | 86 comments | 10484 Views

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Palo Alto bans vehicle dwelling

After two years of bitter debate and emotional soul searching, Palo Alto officials on Monday passed a deeply divisive law...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2013
Last comment by isez, on Aug 8, 2013 at 1:15 pm | 86 comments | 15125 Views

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Caltrain should back away from HSR

Time moves on and it has become obvious that the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the High-Speed Rail Authority...

Original post made by Morris Brown on Oct. 23, 2015
Last comment by ODB, on Oct 28, 2015 at 11:15 am | 85 comments | 3023 Views
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