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At shuttered swim center, community seeks answers, action

Clients of the Betty Wright Aquatic Center pool in south Palo Alto expressed their sense of loss -- and anxiety -- Thursday...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2013
Last comment by Katharine Untch, on Apr 15, 2014 at 4:21 pm | 27 comments | 35140 Views

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North Korea acknowledges arresting Merrill Newman

North Korea said Saturday that it had arrested 85-year-old Palo Alto resident Merrill Newman for "hostile acts" against the...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2013
Last comment by marie, on Dec 2, 2013 at 3:21 pm | 27 comments | 6633 Views

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County looks to revamp Palo Alto's expressways

Some of Palo Alto's most congested thoroughfares could see dramatic modifications, including added lanes, advanced traffic...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2014
Last comment by Traffic circles redux, on Apr 6, 2014 at 2:25 pm | 27 comments | 9349 Views

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Plan to widen El Camino sidewalks falters

Faced with an uprising from property owners, conflicting recommendations from its advisory boards and deep ambivalence within...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2014
Last comment by Please don't throw out the baby with the bath water, on Jun 5, 2014 at 12:51 pm | 27 comments | 6253 Views

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Happy Donuts to reopen under new management Thursday

When Palo Alto's Happy Donuts abruptly announced its closure last week, fans feared the end of an era. But now they can rejoice....

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2014
Last comment by Duquesne, on Jun 13, 2014 at 12:12 am | 27 comments | 22337 Views

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Brentwood has Gigabit Internet before Palo Alto

http://www.contracostatimes.com/endorsements/ci_26125188/guest-commentary-ultra-high-speed-gigabit-service-comes I know...

Original post made by PAmoderate on Jul. 15, 2014
Last comment by Jeff Hoel, on Jul 17, 2015 at 3:50 pm | 27 comments | 1782 Views

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Palo Alto seeks to shield retailers from office boom

Seeking to protect neighborhood-serving retailers from the recent boom in office development, Palo Alto is considering a...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2014
Last comment by Jeff Selzer, on Nov 4, 2014 at 4:06 pm | 27 comments | 5560 Views

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Editorial: An inflection point in local politics

In a shifting of the power dynamic in our community not seen for more than 40 years, Palo Alto's traditional political movers...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2014
Last comment by Alice Schaffer Smith, on Nov 9, 2014 at 9:16 pm | 27 comments | 8241 Views

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Editorial: An elusive history museum

The Palo Alto City Council once again provided a lifeline to a nascent Palo Alto History Museum group that has repeatedly...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by wmartin46, on Dec 23, 2014 at 6:46 pm | 27 comments | 5438 Views

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Office building planned for three Cambridge Avenue parcels

A developer's proposal to enliven a mostly commercial street parallel to California Avenue with a new three-story office...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Mar 15, 2015 at 10:33 am | 27 comments | 6365 Views

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School board turns eye to its own practices

During the first day of an annual retreat on Tuesday, the school board and Superintendent Max McGee took a rare look inward...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2015
Last comment by Take Aways , on Jul 3, 2015 at 1:49 pm | 27 comments | 3502 Views

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Caltrain begins upgrade of fencing along tracks

Caltrain began removing vegetation Tuesday along the rail corridor in Palo Alto as part of a suicide prevention program approved...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 5, 2015 at 5:25 pm | 27 comments | 4985 Views

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Are there after effects of the PA Website hacking?

The article does not seem to be accepting any posts. http://paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/09/18/palo-alto-weekly-website-back-online-after-cyber-attack My...

Original post made by Resident on Sep. 19, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 23, 2015 at 8:44 pm | 27 comments | 1150 Views

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Town Square and Registered Users

When TS started the idea of closing a certain thread to all but registered users, the reason given was that it would make...

Original post made by Resident on Oct. 3, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Oct 6, 2015 at 6:39 pm | 27 comments | 1005 Views

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Neighborhood eyesores reduced to rubble

College Terrace resident Lucille Mellish made headlines in April after the Palo Alto Historic Resources Board declined her...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2015
Last comment by Kazu, on Oct 29, 2015 at 1:50 pm | 27 comments | 6371 Views

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Palo Alto looks to replace cramped fire house

The small wood-framed fire station known as Station 3 made its debut in 1948, the year of the Marshall Plan, Gandhi's assassination,...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2015
Last comment by Tell It Like It Is, on Dec 28, 2015 at 9:12 am | 27 comments | 5827 Views

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Palo Alto looks to expand parks

From the tranquil expanse of Foothills Park to the energized hive of Johnson Park, Palo Alto has no shortage of green spaces...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2016
Last comment by Downtown, on Feb 2, 2016 at 12:10 pm | 27 comments | 5664 Views

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Evergreen Park wants annexation to parking-permit program

With their neighborhood rapidly becoming a de facto commuter parking zone, residents of Evergreen Park want the Palo Alto...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2016
Last comment by Roger Overnaut, on Feb 13, 2016 at 5:29 pm | 27 comments | 4947 Views

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City makes emergency repairs of state-owned potholes

They might not be big enough to swallow a Mini Cooper, but the deteriorating conditions on westbound Oregon Expressway near...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 1, 2016 at 7:20 pm | 27 comments | 5948 Views

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Council hits the brakes on Mercedes proposal

A proposal to build a Mercedes-Benz dealership at the former site of Ming's Restaurant hit a dead end Tuesday morning when...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jun 9, 2016 at 6:33 pm | 27 comments | 7580 Views
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