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Is this an incentive to use CalTrain?

As an infrequent commuter, I was running to catch the 8:36 CalTrain yesterday. To my chagrin, the last parking spot in the...

Original post made by Perturbed Parker on Mar. 11, 2011
Last comment by Time&Environment, on Mar 16, 2011 at 12:15 am | 45 comments | 5314 Views

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Palo Alto is California's 'most educated city'

Palo Alto is California's most educated city, according to a report by California Watch. Nearly eight in 10 residents aged...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2011
Last comment by Antoine Dodson, on Nov 19, 2011 at 4:09 am | 45 comments | 6067 Views

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Memorial service Dec. 17 for former Mayor Jim Burch

James E. Burch, former Palo Alto mayor, military veteran, advertising executive, and lifelong anti-war and environmental...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2011
Last comment by Llinda and Mike Hogan, on Dec 29, 2011 at 4:07 pm | 45 comments | 5376 Views

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Proposed downtown 'gateway' building hit with setback

A looming tower made of glass and connected to a new five-story building could soon become one of the most prominent features...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2012
Last comment by Public Benefits disappear, on Feb 2, 2012 at 6:47 pm | 45 comments | 3716 Views

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Stanford officials look to solve Searsville dilemma

Stanford University officials are facing a mountain of decisions regarding what to do with Searsville Reservoir, which is...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2013
Last comment by Keith Cline, on Oct 6, 2014 at 11:38 am | 45 comments | 27602 Views

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Palo Alto to experiment with less-frequent street sweeping

Residents of certain Palo Alto neighborhoods may notice their streets and sidewalks get a bit leafier in the coming months...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2013
Last comment by DC, on May 1, 2013 at 12:06 pm | 45 comments | 4693 Views

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City Council at odds over new name for Main Library

The name "Rinconada" has been attached to Palo Alto ever since the city's founders carved out some land for development from...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2013
Last comment by Robert, on Sep 17, 2013 at 3:36 pm | 45 comments | 13786 Views

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Fresh snags to delay opening of Mitchell Park Library

Palo Alto's frustrating slog to rebuild the Mitchell Park Library and Community Center is facing a fresh wave of construction...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2013
Last comment by pat, on Nov 15, 2013 at 2:17 pm | 45 comments | 7997 Views

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Palo Alto eyes smoking ban downtown

Having snuffed out smoking at local parks earlier this year, Palo Alto officials are now proposing to extend the cigarette...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by Donald Steiny, on Dec 5, 2013 at 4:16 pm | 45 comments | 45916 Views

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Traffic numbers prompt council head-scratching

Few would say that traffic in Palo Alto has been getting better in recent years, yet that was what graphs in a city staff...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by long-time resident, on Dec 5, 2013 at 10:09 pm | 45 comments | 10254 Views

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Editorial: In search of a 'community conversation'

Palo Alto's new planning director, Hillary Gitelman, got her first dose of the Palo Alto process Monday night, as the city...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2013
Last comment by crescent Park Dad, on Dec 10, 2013 at 7:21 am | 45 comments | 7144 Views

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A dining renaissance

There's a generally held perception that the Peninsula dining scene is dead. Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/01/17/a-dining-renaissance...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2014
Last comment by B Robertson, on Feb 29, 2016 at 5:42 pm | 45 comments | 20530 Views

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Palo Alto seeks consultant for traffic-reduction programs

Palo Alto is preparing to solicit proposals this month for a consultant who would help the city form a Transportation Management...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2014
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jul 17, 2014 at 9:16 am | 45 comments | 8520 Views

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Solve ABAG and Sr Housing by Channing House Increasing Density?

The more I think about this, the more it makes me wonder why no one thought of this before: http://www.paloaltoonline.com/square/2014/04/14/since-measure-d-what-has-the-city-and-ot...

Original post made by Resident on Apr. 14, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 21, 2014 at 9:50 am | 45 comments | 13131 Views

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Lydia Kou joins Palo Alto's council race

The race for the Palo Alto City Council heated up Tuesday as two more residents declared their intentions to run for a seat...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2014
Last comment by Cindy J, on Aug 26, 2014 at 10:54 pm | 45 comments | 37374 Views

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In wake of accident, a call for forum on seniors and driving safety

A Palo Alto geriatric social worker hopes to organize a community forum on driving safety and the area's growing population...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2014
Last comment by Not again, on Aug 2, 2014 at 1:07 pm | 45 comments | 7311 Views

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Buena Vista residents appeal closure decision

Seeking to stave off displacement, residents of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park are appealing a September decision by a hearing...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2014
Last comment by John B, on Oct 16, 2014 at 6:33 pm | 45 comments | 16737 Views

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Curbside pickup for food scraps approved

Palo Alto wasted no time Monday in approving a new trash-hauling program aimed at diverting local food scraps from landfills. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Mar 29, 2015 at 1:15 pm | 45 comments | 7101 Views

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Caltrain cautious about Palo Alto requests

While the City of Palo Alto is putting its weight behind the importance of restricting access to the rail corridor to prevent...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by NailOnTheHead, on May 6, 2015 at 11:44 am | 45 comments | 6277 Views

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Community notebook: Changing the conversation around climate change

For the average person who feels a certain hopelessness about climate change, the City of Palo Alto Library, environmental...

Original post made on May. 28, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 8, 2015 at 8:49 pm | 45 comments | 9924 Views
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Best Of Palo Alto ballot is here

It's time to decide what local business is worthy of the title "Best Of Palo Alto" — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 21st issue of the Palo Alto Weekly.

VOTE HERE