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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Work set to begin at busy El Camino intersection

One of Palo Alto's busiest and most dangerous intersections will soon be equipped with larger sidewalks, new signs and bulbouts...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2011
Last comment by Louise, on Feb 24, 2011 at 12:24 am | 41 comments | 4149 Views

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Caltrain slows train at Charleston crossing

Caltrain has ordered a dramatic slowdown of its trains going through the Charleston Road crossing in Palo Alto while the...

Original post made on May. 7, 2011
Last comment by machine, on May 11, 2011 at 12:21 pm | 41 comments | 4053 Views

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Young man killed on train tracks in Palo Alto

A 23-year-old man was struck and killed by a train at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday (July 7) near the Churchill Avenue crossing...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jul 10, 2011 at 11:37 am | 41 comments | 4155 Views

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Planners urge extension of Arastradero Road trial

Depending on who is talking, Palo Alto's lane-reduction experiment at Arastradero Road is either making the busy segment...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2011
Last comment by Directly Impacted, on Aug 3, 2011 at 10:03 am | 41 comments | 3905 Views

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Insistent marijuana petition pushers

The no doubt paid marijuana petition pushers are getting very pushy, especially the one outside of Walgreen's at Midtown...

Original post made by Tom on Jul. 14, 2011
Last comment by stick-to-topic, on Jul 23, 2011 at 12:07 am | 41 comments | 9421 Views

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Plan for 'blended' rail system gains steam

A proposal by three lawmakers to blend high-speed rail and Caltrain on the Peninsula received a boost Friday when a panel...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Sep 4, 2011 at 7:28 am | 41 comments | 3027 Views

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Palo Alto sees spike in retiree medical obligations

A surge of retirements, shifting demographics and rising health care costs are greatly inflating Palo Alto's obligations...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2012
Last comment by David Pepperdine, on Jul 20, 2012 at 10:39 am | 41 comments | 4401 Views

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Four-track design back on the table for high-speed rail

A new analysis by the California High-Speed Rail Authority calling for a four-track rail system between the Bay Area and...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2012
Last comment by kay, on Jul 27, 2012 at 11:08 am | 41 comments | 7777 Views

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Palo Alto mulls major reductions in animal services

Palo Alto residents would lose many of the animal services they currently enjoy, including the ability to voluntarily surrender...

Original post made on May. 7, 2012
Last comment by Tim, on May 27, 2012 at 7:29 am | 41 comments | 3064 Views

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California Avenue redesign evolves; opposition remains

Wider sidewalks, new plazas and a scattering of benches, trees and other streetscape amenities are the latest components...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2012
Last comment by John, on Jul 15, 2012 at 9:00 pm | 41 comments | 4141 Views

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Palo Alto welcomes new urban forester Walter Passmore

Nine weeks into his new position as Palo Alto's first city urban forester, Walter Passmore eschewed a stuffy City Hall office...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2012
Last comment by artbuilder, on Sep 30, 2016 at 11:20 am | 41 comments | 8406 Views

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Gun control events to be held this weekend

Advocates for gun control are hoping to raise the issue's profile this weekend as various local cities and community groups...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Feb 25, 2013 at 11:35 am | 41 comments | 5687 Views

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Armed man attempts downtown robbery

A man armed with a handgun attempted to rob a pedestrian in a downtown Palo Alto parking garage Friday night, Feb. 22, police...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2013
Last comment by asharpe, on Feb 26, 2013 at 9:52 pm | 41 comments | 5152 Views

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Maybell project wins approval -- for now

Palo Alto on Friday afternoon put the finishing touches on approving a highly controversial development on Maybell Avenue,...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2013
Last comment by a neighbor, on Jul 2, 2013 at 11:28 pm | 41 comments | 5314 Views

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Planning commission lauds 'true mixed-use' project

A proposed mixed-use development at 3159 El Camino Real that has drawn attention for its high ratio of housing units to commercial...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2013
Last comment by present tense, on Jul 16, 2013 at 10:28 pm | 41 comments | 3787 Views

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Editorial: Up next, Jay Paul

The massive building developer Jay Paul is proposing is likely to be the largest commercial office development ever built...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2013
Last comment by Just us sardines, on Sep 16, 2013 at 5:23 pm | 41 comments | 6646 Views

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Skyline Blvd. collision kills Woodside woman

A Woodside woman on a bicycle was struck and killed in a collision with a van Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2013
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Sep 24, 2013 at 10:52 pm | 41 comments | 5782 Views

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Palo Alto to ask residents for 'value' judgment

What are Palo Alto's core values? If you understand the question and have an answer, the City Council is all ears. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2013
Last comment by Marlen, on Oct 5, 2013 at 8:38 am | 41 comments | 10286 Views

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Parking program moves ahead

After years of dire warnings, angry complaints and impassioned pleas from downtown residents about their once-quiet streets...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jan 30, 2014 at 3:52 pm | 41 comments | 16931 Views

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Palo Alto to hire new contractor for Mitchell Park library

After firing the contractor responsible for the botched construction of the Mitchell Park Library and Community Center, Palo...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Mar 10, 2014 at 11:09 pm | 41 comments | 15830 Views
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