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The things I remember about Palo Alto while growing up:

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Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Oct. 19, 2006
Last comment by Jeff Otterby, on Mar 9, 2020 at 1:39 pm | 1187 comments | 316150 Views

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Voters shoot down Maybell development

A grassroots campaign in Palo Alto to overturn an approved housing development on Maybell Avenue scored a sweeping Election...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by BabyBoomerGuru, on Dec 16, 2013 at 11:46 am | 262 comments | 30545 Views

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Miki's Market in Palo Alto to close

Less than six months after Miki's Farm Fresh Market opened its doors at Alma Plaza, filling a vacancy that has blighted the...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2013
Last comment by JP, on Feb 15, 2014 at 10:37 pm | 221 comments | 12328 Views

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Here is what happens when you actually measure airplane noise

From Atherton Town Manager's Report "Beginning at 2 pm on May 13 through 11 am on May 14, Coffman Associates (Airport...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jun. 25, 2015
Last comment by Just Passing Through, on Oct 23, 2015 at 7:05 pm | 209 comments | 7450 Views

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Report: Inequality on the rise in Silicon Valley

Despite a sizzling economy and an influx of wealth, Silicon Valley remains a bastion of inequality, with more residents now...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2019
Last comment by @Sanctimonious Poster, on Mar 12, 2019 at 10:48 am | 201 comments | 23377 Views

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Study aims to bring data to Palo Alto's loud debate over airplane noise

With citizen complaints about airplane noise on the rise, Palo Alto officials on Monday agreed to commission a study focused...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 29, 2015 at 6:54 pm | 201 comments | 9177 Views

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Eruv approved after eight years

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Original post made on Jun. 19, 2007
Last comment by Fireman, on Aug 23, 2007 at 8:55 pm | 199 comments | 15630 Views

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Eichler community divided over two-story houses

When a group of Fairmeadow residents launched an effort two years ago to ban new two-story buildings in their Eichler neighborhood,...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2010
Last comment by Anonymous, on Apr 6, 2010 at 8:07 am | 192 comments | 9580 Views

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City Council again looks for ways to sue FAA

The Palo Alto City Council directed staff on Monday night to develop a strategy that could lead to lawsuits over aircraft...

Original post made on May. 9, 2018
Last comment by musical, on May 31, 2018 at 10:25 pm | 184 comments | 10452 Views

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Shut Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant which is near to two fault lines.

I am pro-nuclear except when the plant is in seismically active areas. Diablo Canyon Power Plant is an electricity-generating...

Original post made by Annie on Mar. 15, 2011
Last comment by Wally sez, on Jul 10, 2013 at 1:16 pm | 182 comments | 17770 Views

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District seeks names for Jordan, Terman middle schools

Now is the time for the public to weigh in on ideas for new names for Palo Alto's Jordan and Terman middle schools, which...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2017
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Jan 25, 2018 at 3:57 pm | 181 comments | 11197 Views

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Palantir's plan for Cubberley party riles neighbors

Palo Alto's famously secretive data-mining giant Palantir entered the spotlight this week when its event organizers installed...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2017
Last comment by Patrick Toland, on May 6, 2017 at 8:49 pm | 173 comments | 15627 Views

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Palo Alto may sue state high-speed rail authority

Palo Alto community outrage and City Council skepticism will not stop the state agency in charge of the high-speed rail project...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2009
Last comment by Sharon, on Mar 14, 2009 at 7:57 am | 171 comments | 9938 Views

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Neighbors want Facebook to be better friend

A fleet of sleek, black buses designed to cut down on the amount of traffic generated by Facebook's 1,000 employees in the...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2010
Last comment by Rick, on Oct 7, 2010 at 10:40 am | 169 comments | 13445 Views

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Page Mill Road YMCA to close Oct. 1

The Page Mill Road YMCA in Palo Alto is closing this fall when its 10-year lease is up, Chief Operations Officer Elizabeth...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2014
Last comment by YOU STOLE OUR MONEY, on Jul 16, 2014 at 3:46 pm | 162 comments | 18653 Views

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Area Democrats laud 'historic' health care bill

A bill reforming America's health care system, what one Bay Area congressman said was "one of the most important bills in...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2010
Last comment by Alfred E Newman, on May 23, 2011 at 2:40 pm | 157 comments | 7312 Views

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Flustered over airplane noise

As airplane noise continues to plague Palo Alto, city officials agreed on Tuesday night to seek alliances, lobby hard and...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2018
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on May 1, 2018 at 9:58 am | 156 comments | 15559 Views

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Condoleezza Rice hints at returning to Stanford

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Original post made on May. 23, 2008
Last comment by Peter, on May 30, 2008 at 5:11 pm | 155 comments | 13481 Views

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Guest Opinion: SB 50 undermines single-family neighborhoods and diversity

Rather than reap the benefits of locally driven solutions, SB 50 pulls the rug from under them with radical, one-size-fits-all...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2019
Last comment by Oh Really?, on Mar 28, 2019 at 12:29 pm | 153 comments | 24469 Views

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When are they going to outlaw burning fires in fireplaces?

I haven't been able to open my windows for fresh air all evening because someone has been burning wood since this afternoon...

Original post made by Resident on Dec. 16, 2012
Last comment by Think About It, on Dec 21, 2012 at 4:27 pm | 147 comments | 23361 Views
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