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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Rising hopes for Buena Vista

With the Palo Alto City Council's final vote a month ago confirming that the Jisser family had met all the legal prerequisites...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2015
Last comment by John Galt, 25 minutes ago | 81 comments | 4451 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Penalized for saving water

I received notice from city of Palo Alto utilities. Water rates going up. Why? Due to the drought , water usage has dropped...

Original post made by Joe on Jun. 30, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 33 Views

AROUND TOWN

Here is what happens when you actually measure airplane noise

From Atherton Town Manager's Report "Beginning at 2 pm on May 13 through 11 am on May 14, Coffman Associates (Airport...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jun. 25, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 1 hour ago | 91 comments | 1092 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Emergency roadwork causes heavy traffic on Hwy. 101

Commuters have been facing headaches and delays today, June 30, on northbound U.S. Highway 101 in Palo Alto due to emergency...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2015
Last comment by Bike Commuter, 1 hour ago | 7 comments | 829 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City pledges funds to save Buena Vista

They haven't had much to cheer about over the past two years, but on Monday night about 300 residents of the Buena Vista...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, 2 hours ago | 21 comments | 3581 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City contracts out parking enforcement for new downtown program

If there's one thing that's more frustrating for downtown residents than finding parking on their congested streets, it's...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2015
Last comment by Joe, 2 hours ago | 8 comments | 1704 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Off Deadline: Impending sea-level rise will affect us all

Next month federal officials will release new rates for flood insurance in areas at risk for future flooding, and they will...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, 3 hours ago | 67 comments | 3823 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Proposed Drought Surcharges

We got a Notice of Proposed Water Rate Changes in the mail. It appears that the city is proposing a 'drought surcharge'...

Original post made by joe giraffe on Jun. 30, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, 3 hours ago | 4 comments | 103 Views

AROUND TOWN

The things I remember about Palo Alto while growing up:

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Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Oct. 19, 2006
Last comment by Debbie, 4 hours ago | 1037 comments | 160255 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford: Expanded crime reporting requirements go into effect

Under a new state law amendment that goes into effect July 1, Stanford University police officers, security personnel and...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2015
Last comment by Midtown Resident, 5 hours ago | 4 comments | 975 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why is Ground Water Pumping Still Allowed in Palo Alto?

Last night I was walking my dog and saw a new house being built in the 2100 block of Cowper in OId Palo Alto. The site was...

Original post made by Bill Glazier on Apr. 9, 2015
Last comment by SB, 5 hours ago | 131 comments | 4500 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Can social media play a role in youth suicide prevention?

An internationally known suicide prevention researcher visited the Stanford University School of Medicine on Monday to share...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2015
Last comment by Community, 5 hours ago | 6 comments | 4914 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: 520 Chef's Table now more affordable

Chef Clive Berkman of Garden Court Hotel has decided to offer his monthly, gourmet, multi-course meal for half the previous...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2015
Last comment by the Dining Dime, 8 hours ago | 6 comments | 2774 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The Eichler uprising

The dust had barely settled from Frank Ingle's first architectural battle when the next one came knocking on his door. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2015
Last comment by useless guidelines, 8 hours ago | 50 comments | 8028 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cementing protections for retail

After passing an urgency law earlier this year to preserve ground-floor retail from converting to offices, Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2015
Last comment by Downtown Worker, 9 hours ago | 14 comments | 955 Views

AROUND TOWN

Plan to fix Page Mill Road takes another twist

A proposal by Santa Clara County to add two driving lanes on a congested segment of Page Mill Road hit a speedbump in Palo...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2015
Last comment by Kazu, 22 hours ago | 72 comments | 5503 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto murderer dies after 'compassionate' parole

Kenneth C. Fitzhugh Jr. had always claimed innocence after being convicted in one of Palo Alto's most brutal murders. After...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2013
Last comment by Jane Dough, 23 hours ago | 12 comments | 14880 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Analysis: Supreme Court ruling likely to affect equal-rights laws

The U.S. Supreme Court's sweeping decision that same-sex marriage is protected by the Fourteenth Amendment will have widespread...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2015
Last comment by Anna Longwell, on Jun 29, 2015 at 6:39 pm | 4 comments | 2217 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to bring back traffic-enforcement team

After years of budget cuts and staff freezes, the Palo Alto Police Department is now experiencing an "early thaw" and looking...

Original post made on May. 17, 2013
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 29, 2015 at 1:54 pm | 43 comments | 4958 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Brentwood has Gigabit Internet before Palo Alto

http://www.contracostatimes.com/endorsements/ci_26125188/guest-commentary-ultra-high-speed-gigabit-service-comes I know...

Original post made by PAmoderate on Jul. 15, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jun 29, 2015 at 1:01 pm | 11 comments | 746 Views
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