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Palo Alto Makes the City “Bike-Friendly”

Palo Alto Makes the City “Bike-Friendly”

Palo Alto Plans New Bike Routes Throughout City

Three decades after Palo Alto turned Bryant Street into the nation’s first “bicycle boulevard,” the city council is hearing a proposal to create similar bike-friendly routes on Greer Road, Wilkie Way, Park Boulevard and Stanford Avenue.

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Palo Alto High School Gym Bids Farewell

Palo Alto High School Gym Bids Farewell

Many Memories Were Made at the Palo Alto High School Gym

After 85 years of being a focal point for Viking pride and hosting thousands of events such as games, dances, and rallies, Palo Alto High School community members, esteemed alumni, and current students and staff will spend the afternoon of Sunday, March 16, bidding farewell to their beloved gymnasium. 

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New Alma Village Grocery Store Sign Getting Complaints

New Alma Village Grocery Store Sign Getting Complaints

Some People Think it’s Too Big

A supermarket that is expected to open in Palo Alto’s Alma Village next month is already drawing complaints over a large sign that recently was installed on Alma Avenue. The large sign is crucial for the grocery store’s survival according to the owner, and the City Council has already approved the size of the sign.

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Electric Vehicles Get Preference in New Palo Alto Homes

Electric Vehicles Get Preference in New Palo Alto Homes

In an effort to be more green oriented the Palo Alto City Council unanimously approved a requirement for all new homes built in the city to be pre-wired to charge electric vehicles. 

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Free Wireless Wi-Fi in Mountain View

Free Wireless Wi-Fi in Mountain View

Google Inks Wi-Fi Deal in Downtown Mountain View

Google Inc. said that it is ready to replace its Wi-Fi network in downtown Mountain View which will make the area a ‘free’ outdoor wireless hotspot.

On Tuesday night the Mountain View City Council voted to approve a new five-year contract with Google Inc. which will be in charge of the installation.

Google Inc. also gave a $500,000 grant to install and maintain networks at several city wide community facilities.

Mountain View’s eight-year old existing Wi-Fi network has had some problems with reliability and performance.

Thanks, Google!

 

(photo thanks to www.ci.mtnview.ca.us)

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Palo Alto Wants to Shift Drivers to Trains and Buses

Palo Alto Wants to Shift Drivers to Trains and Buses

Officials approve exploring an expanded shuttle system, new agency to manage traffic-reduction

After months of debate about new garages and permit programs, Palo Alto officials shifted gears on Monday in their search for parking solutions when they approved an ambitious initiative aimed at getting drivers out of cars altogether.

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California Avenue May Become Palo Alto’s New Business and Trendy Hub

California Avenue May Become Palo Alto’s New Business and Trendy Hub

Palo Alto’s city council is set to approve a $7.1 million overhaul of the city’s California Avenue commercial corridor as soon as next month — a much higher price tag than previously assigned to the economic development project.

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Palo Alto Inventory Inching Upwards Week Ending February 23

Palo Alto Inventory Inching Upwards Week Ending February 23

Inventory of homes and residences in Palo Alto moved up slightly this week.  Currently there are 23 homes and residences listed for sale in Palo Alto proper.  Seven of these properties have been on the market for less than seven (7) days. 

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Palo Alto Schools Superintendent Kevin Skelly Resigns

Palo Alto Schools Superintendent Kevin Skelly Resigns

Palo Alto Schools Superintendent Kevin Skelly informed teachers, parents, and school district personnel them that he will resign at the end of the school year from the Palo Alto Unified School District.

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Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce Moving to Lytton Gateway

Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce Moving to Lytton Gateway

The non-profit Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce has signed a new 10-year lease at the 101 Lytton Avenue four-story “Lytton Gateway” office development.  The Lytton Gateway is located at the corner of Lytton and Alma Street in downtown Palo Alto.

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