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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, 0 hours ago | 124 comments | 1550 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto takes aim at state's conflict-of-interest law

When the Palo Alto City Council met last month to consider creating an annual limit on new office development, one voice...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, 38 minutes ago | 15 comments | 1329 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Caltrain loses bid for EIR exemption

Caltrain must comply with the state's environmental quality act in electrifying its rail system between San Francisco and...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2015
Last comment by Joe Bloe, 45 minutes ago | 68 comments | 3567 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bridge replacement could jam up Highway 101 this week

Drivers on U.S. Highway 101 can expect lane closures during the evening, night and early morning hours this week as the California...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2015
Last comment by Slow Down, 56 minutes ago | 14 comments | 3753 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

How are the food scrap pails working out for you?

Thought we needed a place to share our grievances about the new system which is going to cost us so much. ...

Original post made by Resident on Jul. 6, 2015
Last comment by Neighbor, 1 hour ago | 41 comments | 1163 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 Sheeples, 4 hours ago | 83 comments | 4475 Views

AROUND TOWN

Local Realtors reign in national rankings

Six local Realtor teams and 17 individuals were among the top 250 salespeople in the country in 2015, according to rankings...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2015
Last comment by mm, 4 hours ago | 23 comments | 2664 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to beef up code enforcement

Blasting a gas-powered leaf blower is technically illegal in Palo Alto, but that offers little solace to residents who routinely...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, 7 hours ago | 53 comments | 3876 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Outage blacks out large swath in Palo Alto

A power outage is affecting a large area in Palo Alto on July 4 morning, according to Palo Alto Utilities. Read the full...

Original post made on Jul. 4, 2015
Last comment by Joe, 8 hours ago | 51 comments | 5510 Views

AROUND TOWN

Elmo & the Old Quackers snags July Fourth Chili Cook-Off title

Elmo & the Old Quackers bested 15 returning teams and five new competitors to take the top prize of Best Overall in this...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2015
Last comment by Lois, 9 hours ago | 2 comments | 1701 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Community notebook: End of era as Stanford Medical Center Auxiliary dissolves

Stanford University Medical Center Auxiliary members gathered for the last time on Feb. 28 after voting to dissolve the nonprofit...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2015
Last comment by Jennie, 9 hours ago | 4 comments | 2027 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

T&C/Paly Intersection Status?

Does anyone know where we stand on any progress towards a solution? Beside the obvious need to synchronize the three...

Original post made by Crescent Park Dad on Jul. 6, 2015
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 10 hours ago | 5 comments | 195 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rate increases projected for Palo Alto utilities

After a few years of holding steady, Palo Alto's utility bills are about to embark on an upward climb. According to the most...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2015
Last comment by sunshine, 11 hours ago | 30 comments | 5445 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board sticks with law firms

The Palo Alto school board opted Tuesday night to renew the district's contracts with its primary law firms, including one...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2015
Last comment by Confused, 11 hours ago | 78 comments | 3924 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Personal belief' exemption for vaccinations will end

Come July 2016, California parents will no longer be able to claim a "personal belief" exemption from requirements that all...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2015
Last comment by Priorities, 13 hours ago | 85 comments | 1733 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man dies in highway hit-and-run

A 29-year-old Palo Alto man died Saturday night after the motorcycle he was riding collided on a Milpitas highway with a...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2015
Last comment by ChrisC, 22 hours ago | 3 comments | 5051 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 Happy, 23 hours ago | 47 comments | 5134 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Key ingredient for opening a restaurant in Palo Alto? Patience.

The City of Palo Alto has streamlined its processes to help new businesses open more quickly, but some restaurateurs say...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2014
Last comment by Time is of the Essence, on Jul 6, 2015 at 4:31 pm | 6 comments | 4038 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A new center for geriatric, palliative care

Like all organizations that serve older adults, the Palo Alto Medical Foundation is preparing for a coming tsunami of Baby...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2015
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Jul 6, 2015 at 3:57 pm | 6 comments | 4036 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Fran's Market closes

Palo Alto's Fran's Market closes suddenly; owners and customers say the eviction notice came at a bad time. Read the full...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2015
Last comment by Agenda, on Jul 6, 2015 at 3:10 pm | 22 comments | 3424 Views
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