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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: A view of the Comp Plan process

We need to take a careful look at how and why the Comp Plan process spiraled out of control so that we don't repeat the errors...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by resident, 6 minutes ago | 4 comments | 513 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Nature offers boost to storm drain fee increase campaign

Palo Alto officials could hardly have chosen a better week to start mailing out ballots for their campaign to raise fees...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2017
Last comment by Online Name, 17 minutes ago | 32 comments | 6257 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Storm-damaged Arastradero Road won't be fixed until summer

A section of Arastradero Road in Palo Alto where the asphalt is crumbling and falling into Los Trancos Creek has nearby residents...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by David, 22 minutes ago | 22 comments | 10402 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Child-development nonprofit pleads for financial help

Facing a financial crossroads, the Palo Alto nonprofit that provides subsidized after-school and child care services to more...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by Addison Parent, 24 minutes ago | 4 comments | 665 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Changes to 'megahouse' plan don't mollify neighbors

Proposed last July as an 11-bedroom, 14-bath home, plans for 1710 Newell Road in Palo Alto continue to upset neighbors —...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by resident, 35 minutes ago | 8 comments | 701 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bouncer receives eight months for punch that killed Palo Alto man

A bouncer who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of a Palo Alto resident outside a San Jose bar received...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Danny's Mom , 46 minutes ago | 8 comments | 9552 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Committee members slam council for paring down Comprehensive Plan

The City Council's abrupt decision to remove all program from the city's guiding land-use document has left members of the...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Annette, 1 hour ago | 39 comments | 3593 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Businesses slam downtown parking proposal

As Palo Alto prepares to adopt new parking restrictions on downtown's residential streets, a growing crowd of dentists, merchants,...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2017
Last comment by Palo, 1 hour ago | 36 comments | 5924 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High-tech satellites have Palo Alto soul

At more than 2,200 employees -- 40 percent of whom have been there more than 10 years -- Space Systems/Loral is one of Palo...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by resident, 2 hours ago | 3 comments | 6232 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Rescind, replace and approve

The Palo Alto Board of Education will make two important decisions next Tuesday night, and both will say a lot about what...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
There are no comments yet. 511 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council offers a lift to traffic-fighting nonprofit

Even though the City Council spent more than $500,000 to create the Palo Alto Transportation Management Association three...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
There are no comments yet. 398 Views

AROUND TOWN

Not too square to dance

As Kurt Gollhardt spins his dance partner across the floor during a recent "Tie-dye Friday" square dance party at St. Andrews...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
There are no comments yet. 513 Views

SPORTS

Kehillah Jewish makes the most of its first CCS appearance

==BI CCS Division V == Kehillah Jewish rode the energy of senior guard Yuval Luria and the dynamic scoring duo of Manor...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by yeah, 6 hours ago | 1 comment | 1533 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

County prepares for major housing boom

Santa Clara County is moving quickly on a strategy to build thousands of new homes for the county's low-income and homeless...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2017
Last comment by YIMBY, 9 hours ago | 41 comments | 6096 Views

AROUND TOWN

Newly visible

The Cantor Arts Center is celebrating the joys of directly engaging with art, thanks to a complete and dramatic overhaul...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1444 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Video captures Fairmeadow burglary suspects

Palo Alto police are looking for two men who they believe stole jewelry and other valuables from a home in the Fairmeadow...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2017
Last comment by musical, 12 hours ago | 6 comments | 3285 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council looks to revise zoning code

Developers whose buildings will result in 100 or more new car trips during busy commute hours will be required to submit...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by anon, 12 hours ago | 16 comments | 2248 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

County seeks injunction on executive order cutting funds for 'sanctuary jurisdictions'

Santa Clara County asked a federal court Thursday to grant a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking an executive order...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by Sarah1000, 13 hours ago | 6 comments | 893 Views

SPORTS

M-A freshman comes up big in CCS soccer victory over Paly

Goalkeeper Charlie McKay's varsity high school career is five games old and he played like a four-year veteran in helping...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by Henry Riggs, 13 hours ago | 1 comment | 826 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community Notebook: Forum on voting rights, and threats, this Saturday

A Palo-Alto based nonpartisan group will kickoff a series of lectures on Saturday, Feb. 25, around what it calls "threats...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by Sanctimonious City, 17 hours ago | 3 comments | 1207 Views
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