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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 village fool, 1 minutes ago | 40 comments | 2248 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 Oldster, 4 minutes ago | 43 comments | 3082 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 anonymous, 21 minutes ago | 43 comments | 2980 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 common sense girl, 23 minutes ago | 37 comments | 2847 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 Jerry Underdal, 26 minutes ago | 13 comments | 210 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 Civic life, 33 minutes ago | 5 comments | 463 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 Gertrude, 1 hour ago | 5 comments | 646 Views

AROUND TOWN

California Avenue work now set to stretch until March

Palo Alto's reconstruction of California Avenue, which officials had expected to complete by the end of this year, is now...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2014
Last comment by Neighbor, 2 hours ago | 23 comments | 4160 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Twelve vie for seats on the Palo Alto council

With the filing period concluding this week, 12 Palo Alto residents have officially entered the race for the five contested...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, 3 hours ago | 58 comments | 4780 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Our unsolicited PR advice for school district, city

There are two ways of looking at almost simultaneous decisions by Palo Alto City Manager Jim Keene and school district Superintendent...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2013
Last comment by just recalling, 3 hours ago | 23 comments | 4690 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 parent, 4 hours ago | 1 comment | 39 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto slammed for lack of transparency on Arrillaga proposals

Palo Alto officials circumvented the public process and ignored the city's own policies about leasing of public land when...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2014
Last comment by Dishonest?, 4 hours ago | 71 comments | 5147 Views

AROUND TOWN

Annual Baylands race returns to Palo Alto

The 30th annual Moonlight Run & Walk, a benefit event for local nonprofits supporting kids and families, returns next Friday,...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2014
Last comment by Love This Event, 5 hours ago | 3 comments | 1110 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto speeds ahead with new electric-vehicle requirements

Faster than a speeding Tesla, Palo Alto has dramatically expanded its requirements for electric-vehicle chargers, which thanks...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2014
Last comment by jennifer55, 10 hours ago | 27 comments | 5716 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Shop Talk: ribs ramp-up; vanishing florists; kids' coding school

In this week's Shop Talk column: a local car wash ribs stop kicks it up a notch; Palo Alto's florists continue to disappear;...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2014
Last comment by food, 14 hours ago | 7 comments | 3187 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 No Va, 17 hours ago | 24 comments | 2365 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

State Supreme Court rejects most misconduct claims against assistant DA

California Supreme Court justices have reversed a state appeals court ruling of egregious prosecutorial misconduct against...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, 18 hours ago | 3 comments | 625 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto 'world traveler' finds a home with Stanford football

Keller Chryst began attending Stanford games as soon as he moved to the area and went to almost every home game. At Palo...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2014
Last comment by Gus, 21 hours ago | 5 comments | 2742 Views

SPORTS

Stanford volleyball senior Gilbert digs her goal this season

Senior Kyle Gilbert won't mind if she doesn't get much recognition for her role in the success of the Stanford women's volleyball...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Aug 29, 2014 at 11:12 am | 1 comment | 287 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 resident, on Aug 29, 2014 at 10:41 am | 55 comments | 3183 Views
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