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This is a test of the Palo Alto emergency breakfast system!

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The Palo Alto Fire Department raised eyebrows when it used a countywide emergency alerts system to send residents information about a charity pancake breakfast. AlertSCC, send messages to 27,000 people in Santa Clara County about Saturday’s charity event at park in Palo Alto. The event was intended to raise money for a city effort to…

Welcome to Palo Alto – Now empty out your pockets!

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For the millions of visitors who visit Palo Alto annually, that greeting, “Welcome to Palo Alto” represents a sign of friendship. However, for those who live just a stone’s throw away, in East Palo Alto, it’s more like an International Border crossing with unspoken conditions of travel appearing to be specially designed for the vast…

Palo Alto artwork some may find unpalatable

Silver Bull in a Dog's Park Park

There always seems to be this fear among Palo Alto’s leaders that if were not on the cutting edge of the latest city government trends, we’ve got to catch up. Whether it’s electric cars or banning plastic bags, recycling food scraps or adding green bike lanes, Palo Alto can’t fall behind the hip cities in…

Local man sues over mosquito accident related injuries

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A San Francisco man is suing the San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District, demanding it here his claim that one of its employees caused a car accident in which the man was injured. The mosquito district said Brandon Low failed to file the claim within the allotted amount of time and is refusing…

Palo Alto’s Tunnel of Love and Hate

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But you better be careful you just might be arrested. That was the experience of one MADD scientist from all places Stanford University as described in a detailed police report provide by PAPD Lt. Zachary Perron: Caitlin Ann Taylor (DOB 05-18-1990, female, 5’7” tall, 140 lbs, blonde hair, hazel eyes) was arrested on 09-17-2013 at…