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More action urged to save Buena Vista

With one month left until the final verdict, Buena Vista Mobile Home Park residents and their supporters on Monday night...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2015
Last comment by GoneOnTooLong, on Apr 30, 2015 at 7:01 am | 29 comments | 5236 Views

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Hidden in plain sight

The young man working at a Mountain View Safeway slammed his head on a commercial refrigerator door, unable to verbally express...

Original post made on May. 8, 2015
Last comment by Language Matters , on May 18, 2015 at 9:40 am | 29 comments | 31455 Views

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Traffic looms large in Burt's 'State of the City'

Steep housing prices, excessive office growth and a prolonged drought all loom as challenges for Palo Alto's future, but...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2016
Last comment by Johnny, on Feb 27, 2016 at 4:21 pm | 29 comments | 8062 Views

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In fight against traffic, Palo Alto finds business allies

From Caltrain passes for daily commuters to nimble shuttles for local residents, city leaders in Palo Alto have no shortage...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 18, 2016 at 2:23 pm | 29 comments | 7083 Views

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Labor groups boost Berman, Veenker in Assembly bids

With the primary election fast approaching, Palo Alto Councilman Marc Berman and patent attorney Vicky Veenker are getting...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2016
Last comment by Stephen, on Jun 7, 2016 at 8:22 pm | 29 comments | 6336 Views

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Council to rule on new Mercedes dealership near Baylands

Once a popular destination for diners seeking egg rolls, dim sum and Chinese chicken salad, the Embarcadero Road building...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2016
Last comment by Online Name, on Apr 22, 2017 at 3:34 pm | 29 comments | 9339 Views

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Officials to announce 'breakthrough development' in quest to preserve Buena Vista

An effort by Santa Clara County and Palo Alto to save Buena Vista Mobile Home Park from closure could be approaching a key...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2016
Last comment by anonymous, on Jun 15, 2016 at 3:36 pm | 29 comments | 6377 Views

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Palo Alto City Council taps the brakes on higher speed limits

Higher speed limits may boost Palo Alto's ability to conduct traffic enforcement on key roadways, but city officials indicated...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2016
Last comment by circle of destruction, on Nov 24, 2016 at 2:35 pm | 29 comments | 5991 Views

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Bad-tasting water due to Hetch Hetchy water reductions

Palo Alto and other local cities' residents who have been complaining about nasty-tasting water coming from their taps can...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2016
Last comment by Marie, on Dec 12, 2016 at 1:59 pm | 29 comments | 4252 Views

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Plan to replace Brutalist building sent back to drawing board

Love it or hate it, the Brutalist six-story building at 2600 El Camino Real is unlike any other in Palo Alto, a city better...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2016
Last comment by Untrustworthy developer, on Mar 17, 2017 at 6:28 pm | 29 comments | 9050 Views

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Committee recommends no stakeholder group in rail redesign

Palo Alto could move ahead with plans to transform its rail corridor without a formal community stakeholder group to provide...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2017
Last comment by Tom DuBois, on Aug 21, 2017 at 2:12 pm | 29 comments | 7095 Views

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Pension changes cloud city's budget outlook

Palo Alto's budget outlook is being dampened by a growing and unpredictable pension bill, one of the first issues that the...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2017
Last comment by Productivity, on Dec 28, 2017 at 8:02 am | 29 comments | 6469 Views

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James Franco accused of inappropriate sexual behavior

Actor and Palo Alto native James Franco has become the latest high-profile man to face sexual-misconduct allegations. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2018
Last comment by Samuel L., on Feb 6, 2018 at 9:01 pm | 29 comments | 5911 Views

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New accessory-dwelling units law brings hope, confusion

Palo Alto's recent effort to encourage more accessory-dwelling units has resulted in a modest uptick of these dwellings --...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2018
Last comment by nomo, on Jan 29, 2018 at 7:36 pm | 29 comments | 11764 Views

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The meaning of 'middle class'

The picture that emerges of the middle class in Palo Alto is one in which "keeping up with the Joneses" is increasingly difficult,...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2018
Last comment by Just for fun, on Feb 24, 2018 at 10:19 am | 29 comments | 40335 Views

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City set to review affordable-housing project

A proposal by Palo Alto Housing to construct 61 residential units on El Camino Real offers city officials something that...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2018
Last comment by Bill Bucy, on Jul 21, 2018 at 6:39 am | 29 comments | 8893 Views

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City may scrap downtown cap on commercial growth

The simmering community debate over how much office space Palo Alto should accommodate is set to flare up again Wednesday...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2018
Last comment by mauricio, on Jul 26, 2018 at 10:55 am | 29 comments | 6160 Views

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Guest Opinion: The President Hotel: Bird in the hand or another dead canary?

The President Hotel as workforce housing is, in itself, neither a solution to Palo Alto's affordable housing shortage nor,...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2018
Last comment by Kenny, on Oct 30, 2018 at 8:31 am | 29 comments | 4995 Views

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Audit finds flaws in code enforcement

Palo Alto's ever evolving and much maligned code-enforcement program will face fresh scrutiny from city leaders next week...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2018
Last comment by Alison, on Nov 20, 2018 at 6:25 am | 29 comments | 10651 Views

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Despite harassment allegations, Downtown Streets Team to receive Palo Alto funding

The Downtown Streets Team, a nonprofit that is facing multiple allegations of sexual harassment and a hard-partying culture,...

Original post made on May. 7, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on May 18, 2020 at 7:36 pm | 29 comments | 9137 Views
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