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Residents petition city over Ross Road safety upgrades

Residents who say safety installations on Ross Road are making the bicycle boulevard more dangerous are petitioning the city...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2018
Last comment by @Bob, 15 minutes ago | 186 comments | 7409 Views

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Palo Alto initiative seeks to curb office growth

In a bid to rein in commercial growth in Palo Alto, a group of residents is preparing to place a measure on the November...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2018
Last comment by @Palantir in PA government, 35 minutes ago | 75 comments | 4113 Views

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City to narrow down redesign options for rail

Palo Alto's effort to reconfigure its four rail crossings will reach a critical juncture next month, when the City Council...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2018
Last comment by ODB, 37 minutes ago | 28 comments | 2869 Views

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Kniss makes a case for housing in 'State of the City'

Palo Alto’s housing crisis is threatening the city’s diversity and making it nearly impossible for the next generation...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2018
Last comment by 50's life is expensive , 53 minutes ago | 51 comments | 3050 Views

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Palo Alto's planning director resigns

Palo Alto Planning Director Hillary Gitelman will step down from her position next month, leaving the city with vacancy in...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2018
Last comment by Online Name, 54 minutes ago | 14 comments | 2918 Views

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Palo Alto looks to cement office cap

Nearly three years after Palo Alto first adopted an annual cap on office development in three commercial areas, the city...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2018
Last comment by Vasche LaMou, 1 hour ago | 5 comments | 242 Views

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Commissioner's ethics questioned

A legal dispute last fall between the city of Palo Alto and planning commissioner Michael Alcheck arose over converting two...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2018
Last comment by Good Enough for Government, 1 hour ago | 133 comments | 6644 Views

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Webcast: Debate over rail redesign

David Shen, member of the newly formed North Old Palo Alto neighborhood group, discusses concerns about the city's rail redesign...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2018
Last comment by bob.smith, 11 hours ago | 59 comments | 2692 Views

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'Workforce housing' project scores a victory

A developer looking to build a 57-unit apartment building at El Camino Real and Page Mill Road eked out a victory Thursday,...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2018
Last comment by Mark Weiss, 16 hours ago | 42 comments | 4739 Views

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Median housing prices hit record across Bay Area

Housing prices in the Bay Area jumped 14.7 percent from 2017 and hit a new peak of $820,000 in March, according to data released...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2018
Last comment by resident, 17 hours ago | 3 comments | 475 Views

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Palo Alto opts not to sue FAA

Palo Alto officials decided after a closed session Monday not to launch a lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2018
Last comment by HitTheMoney, on Apr 25, 2018 at 9:47 am | 46 comments | 3510 Views

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City to rev up outreach for bike projects

Palo Alto officials are preparing to increase their community-outreach efforts and take a more phased approach to constructing...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2018
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 24, 2018 at 5:58 pm | 56 comments | 4731 Views

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New principal named for Juana Briones Elementary School

The current principal of Hoover Elementary School will move to lead Juana Briones Elementary School next year, the district...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2018
Last comment by Retread, on Apr 23, 2018 at 7:16 pm | 18 comments | 3820 Views

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Neighborhood Snapshot: Ventura braces for big changes

Once described as a neighborhood with a "quiet" feel, Ventura is a little more noisy today with an influx of young families. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2018
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 23, 2018 at 8:17 am | 2 comments | 889 Views

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Report: Bay Area air quality among worst in nation

Original front page short The Bay Area has some of the worst air quality in the nation but numbers have gradually improved...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2018
Last comment by Online Name, on Apr 22, 2018 at 9:06 pm | 13 comments | 1453 Views

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Palo Alto takes stand against housing bill

A state bill that would increase zoning densities, relax parking requirements and curb cities' abilities to limit building...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2018
Last comment by Gary, on Apr 21, 2018 at 4:06 pm | 111 comments | 7145 Views

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Palo Alto may seek another hotel-tax increase

As construction costs continue to rise, Palo Alto officials are looking to place another hotel-tax increase on the November...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2018
Last comment by With Apologies ..., on Apr 20, 2018 at 7:15 pm | 13 comments | 1974 Views

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Dog-mauling case settled for $250K

A teen who was mauled by a Palo Alto police dog during an unprovoked attack has received a $250,000 settlement from the city...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2018
Last comment by swuzy, on Apr 20, 2018 at 3:45 pm | 3 comments | 2332 Views

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SFO airplane route changes slightly

Planes flying to San Francisco International Airport from the south started taking a slightly different route starting today,...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2018
Last comment by Raymond, on Apr 20, 2018 at 11:16 am | 54 comments | 4860 Views

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New operator to take charge at Baylands Golf Links

In late May, Palo Alto Baylands golfers will confront a transformed course, a reconstructed wetlands ecosystem and a new...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2018
Last comment by musical, on Apr 19, 2018 at 4:35 pm | 13 comments | 2089 Views
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