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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Labour weekend and school

This is not designed to be another go at the school calendar. I just want to know what families do now with Labor Day...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Sep. 1, 2014
Last comment by paly parent, 7 minutes ago | 3 comments | 93 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Commission: Palo Alto parks struggling to keep up with growth

With parking and traffic dominating Palo Alto's debate over a new "community vision," the Parks and Recreation Commission...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2014
Last comment by neighbor, 26 minutes ago | 64 comments | 2649 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Keeping water off the street

In the midst of California's driest year on record -- and $500 fines for sprinkler runoff as of Aug. 1 -- residents with...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by palo alto resident, 32 minutes ago | 4 comments | 936 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Want More Density, Height, and Overbuilding? No?

I received this today from our Comp Plan rep: September 2nd seems to be a preliminary date the city will receive initial...

Original post made by res on Aug. 29, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, 2 hours ago | 38 comments | 504 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Where do you walk?

Interviewed by the Weekly for an article about the health benefits of walking, one Palo Alto resident suggested that people...

Original post made by Jocelyn Dong on Aug. 30, 2014
Last comment by Leave the doo on your own property, 2 hours ago | 6 comments | 224 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto commission defends 'planned community' zoning

Despite much community anxiety, Palo Alto's planning commissioners made a case Wednesday for preserving the city's "planned...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by Craig Laughton, 3 hours ago | 52 comments | 2624 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Holman cleared by FPPC after 'conflict of interest' claim

Councilwoman Karen Holman did not violate state law when she urged city staff to explore rezoning sites on Arastradero Road...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2014
Last comment by Craig Laughton, 5 hours ago | 77 comments | 3125 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Ruling paves the way for Buena Vista's closure

The closure of Palo Alto's sole mobile-home park became more imminent Wednesday, when an administrative judge upheld the...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by palo alto resident, 5 hours ago | 48 comments | 3349 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Zipcar pulls up in downtown Palo Alto

Palo Alto's carless commuters and residents now have their pick from 10 available-for-rent Zipcars, thanks to the car-sharing...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by More-Craziness-From-City-Hall, 5 hours ago | 30 comments | 2993 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Does Common Core leave our kids behind?

As we are coming to terms with Common Core in our classroom there is criticism that it is dumbing down our kids' education. In...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Sep. 1, 2014
Last comment by Laggers all, 7 hours ago | 1 comment | 82 Views

AROUND TOWN

A new home for ancient ways

Standing inside the almost-complete prayer hall of Palo Alto's first freestanding mosque on San Antonio Road, Durriya Tyabji...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2014
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, 7 hours ago | 45 comments | 3895 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

"A" for the Palo Alto Police Department; "F" for our abysmal mental health system

My 37 year old son has suffered from severe mental illness for almost 15 years now. Like many others who have similar diagnoses,...

Original post made by John Jacobs on Aug. 31, 2014
Last comment by Hurdles, 11 hours ago | 4 comments | 134 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Lawn Signs

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Original post made by Voter on Sep. 1, 2014
There are no comments yet. 107 Views

AROUND TOWN

Where is the Frog Fountain?

This weekend I noticed that the whimsical frog fountain at the Stanford Shopping Center is gone, and seems not to have been...

Original post made by Nora Charles on Aug. 31, 2014
Last comment by Memories, 16 hours ago | 3 comments | 114 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto martial arts instructor arrested for allegedly trying to kiss a minor

Police have arrested an instructor from a martial arts studio on Middlefield Road in Palo Alto for allegedly attempting to...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2014
Last comment by rick, 18 hours ago | 13 comments | 5688 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Design contest set to kick off for Palo Alto's new bike bridge

Palo Alto officials agree that the city's new bike bridge over Highway 101 should be a "landmark" structure that showcases...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by Stan, 19 hours ago | 57 comments | 3386 Views

AROUND TOWN

Walk this way

With the popularity these days of marathon running, those of us who walk as our main exercise might be tempted to feel bad...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2014
Last comment by Resident, 22 hours ago | 8 comments | 1434 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Embarcadero Road fixes coming

Few road segments in Palo Alto flummox commuters and traffic engineers like the short but bustling stretch of Embarcadero...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2014
Last comment by observer, 22 hours ago | 56 comments | 3992 Views

AROUND TOWN

Greg Brown mural in downtown Palo Alto restored

Artist Greg Brown performed restoration work over the weekend on "Man Pushing Cat in Stroller," his fanciful mural in downtown...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2010
Last comment by Mark Weiss, 22 hours ago | 25 comments | 2729 Views

AROUND TOWN

Local library subscribes to novel music idea

For card-carrying members of the Palo Alto City Library, book and movie checkouts last for weeks but music downloads last...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2014
Last comment by Strange stuff, on Aug 31, 2014 at 2:59 pm | 5 comments | 352 Views
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