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Local donations to presidential campaigns

Local residents listed here contributed at least $2,500 to the presidential campaigns of Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, according...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2012
Last comment by mattie, on Aug 16, 2012 at 12:20 am | 32 comments | 7342 Views

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Strong winds, rain cause storm drains to clog

The second of three storms cleared the Palo Alto area Friday afternoon but not before significantly flooding several Palo...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2012
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Dec 4, 2012 at 12:23 am | 32 comments | 6892 Views

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POST acquires 1,000 more acres of open space

The Peninsula Open Space Trust is richer in open space by nearly 1,000 acres after spending about $13.6 million for three...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2013
Last comment by Mike Alexander, on Jan 30, 2013 at 1:58 pm | 32 comments | 13684 Views

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Palo Alto allocates $167K to study Newell Bridge Replacement

Maybe this 112 year old structure should just disappear. http://www.mercurynews.com/peninsula/ci_23351497/palo-alto-consider-studying-other-options-newell-road...

Original post made by Anonymous on May. 30, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 9, 2013 at 4:13 pm | 32 comments | 2711 Views

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Plasma arc gassification of solid waste

I have long argued that anaerobic digestion (AD) schemes are a fiasco for Palo Alto; plasma arc is a much more rational scheme....

Original post made by Craig Laughton on Jul. 15, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Jul 18, 2013 at 3:01 pm | 32 comments | 2376 Views

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Downtown landowners may be asked to pay for new garages

As Palo Alto marches toward a 2014 vote to raise funds for infrastructure repairs, officials are backing away from the kind...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2013
Last comment by to be adult about it, on Sep 5, 2013 at 5:13 pm | 32 comments | 4012 Views

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City tries to put a value on 'public benefits'

With the traffic and parking impacts of Palo Alto's building boom dominating public discussion, officials on Wednesday balked...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2013
Last comment by Timothy Gray, on Sep 15, 2013 at 10:13 am | 32 comments | 6031 Views

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Analysis: City scrambles for residential parking solutions

Faced with massive pressure from residents and the City Council on parking shortages in residential areas, city planners...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by Juno, on Oct 8, 2013 at 3:39 pm | 32 comments | 17796 Views

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Palo Alto races against the clock on infrastructure fixes

When Palo Alto officials began their journey nearly three years ago to refresh the city's aged infrastructure, their expansive...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Oct 22, 2013 at 9:16 am | 32 comments | 16196 Views

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City to consider appeal of Hamilton Ave. plan

The Palo Alto City Council will consider the appeal Monday of an approved modernist building that appellant Doug Smith, a...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2013
Last comment by curmudgeon, on Dec 10, 2013 at 10:30 am | 32 comments | 5566 Views

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Palo Alto voters to weigh in on a smaller council

Palo Alto voters will likely have a chance in November to do something that hasn't been done in more than four decades: change...

Original post made on May. 21, 2014
Last comment by Not smaller, on May 25, 2014 at 2:24 pm | 32 comments | 5527 Views

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Palo Alto looks to revamp street-sweeping program

Palo Alto's residential streets may soon get a bit leafier under a sweeping change proposed by the city's Public Works Department....

Original post made on May. 30, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Jun 7, 2014 at 12:45 pm | 32 comments | 5941 Views

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Palo Alto launches City Hall makeover

Palo Alto officials won't have to venture far this summer for signs that construction season is now in full bloom. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2014
Last comment by confused, on Jul 23, 2014 at 8:52 am | 32 comments | 8138 Views

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Editorial: An 'iconic' bridge?

We are delighted to see the city moving forward with plans for a new pedestrian and bike bridge across 101, but we would...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by Bob, on Sep 14, 2014 at 10:39 pm | 32 comments | 4252 Views

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Another 'Fiber to the Premise' resurrection for Palo Alto?

The long-discussed dream of getting true high-speed fiber-optic service for Palo Alto is looking like a real possibility....

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, on Nov 6, 2014 at 1:26 pm | 32 comments | 9424 Views

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Palo Alto women's shelter won't open

Heart and Home Collaborative, a startup that sheltered homeless Palo Alto women last year during the coldest winter months,...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2015
Last comment by realestatesrv, on Feb 24, 2016 at 10:12 pm | 32 comments | 8897 Views

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Comcast outage leaves Palo Alto customers without services

Comcast customers in Palo Alto are without phone and internet service Friday due to an outage. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Jan 6, 2015 at 6:03 am | 32 comments | 4145 Views

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Some schools lag in measles immunizations

Despite cases of the measles now showing up in Santa Clara County, some Palo Alto schools still have up to 12 percent of...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Sandy, on Jan 31, 2015 at 10:45 pm | 32 comments | 6543 Views

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Rate increases projected for Palo Alto utilities

After a few years of holding steady, Palo Alto's utility bills are about to embark on an upward climb. According to the most...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2015
Last comment by Sunshine, on Feb 5, 2016 at 6:14 pm | 32 comments | 7403 Views

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Downtown parking program now set for fall rollout

Initially slated for this spring, Palo Alto's long-awaited residential parking-permit program now is unlikely to fully launch...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2015
Last comment by Mike, on Jun 15, 2015 at 5:56 am | 32 comments | 6109 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