Posts by Shelly Roberson

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

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…

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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…

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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…

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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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Join Palo Alto Recreation Foundation for World Music Day

Mark Your Calendars for “Palo Alto World Music Day” Sunday, June 15, 2014 from 3:00P to 7:30P The Palo Alto Recreation Foundation presents the 6th Annual World Music Day. Over 50 musical groups will be performing in the heart of downtown Palo Alto. University Avenue will be closed to traffic to allow for a family…

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Palo Alto Passes Improved Public Art Program

Coming Soon For Palo Alto – More Public Art Palo Alto will be the recipient of more public art.  The City Council voted 8-0 last week to increase the “percent for art” policy which will now include residential projects of five units or more as well continuing to include commercial developments that are at least…

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Palo Alto – a History Lesson

Palo Alto Early History Discovery of Palo Alto, California Palo Alto’s earliest recorded history is from 1769, when Gaspar de Portolà discovered an Ohlone Indian settlement. A plaque is erected at Middlefield Road and Embarcadero Road to commemorate the remains an area of known Indian mounds.

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