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PALO ALTO ISSUES

What can be done to address the shortage of affording housing?

When demand exceeds supply, prices increase. To reduce the price of any commodity, including housing, you increase the supply....

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 14 minutes ago | 42 comments | 1857 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Highway of change

Treasure Island Stamps and Coins doesn't look like a typical Palo Alto "destination." Crowds don't gather outside its doors...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Roger Shoaf, 27 minutes ago | 14 comments | 2588 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan for megahome raises neighbors' concerns

Neighbors in Palo Alto's Embarcadero Oaks are protesting a proposal to build an 11-bedroom, 14-bath residence with a one-car...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by pares, 42 minutes ago | 61 comments | 13782 Views

AROUND TOWN

Architectural Review

Without inciting a flurry of posts that are strictly opinion, I wish to ask if anyone can shed light on two things: 1) what...

Original post made by Annette on Aug. 25, 2016
Last comment by Inner peace , 1 hour ago | 5 comments | 428 Views

AROUND TOWN

Brock Turner judge to no longer hear criminal cases

Three months after Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky's controversial sentencing of former Stanford University student...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by @Sad Sajid, 2 hours ago | 8 comments | 2019 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto students show improvement in state test, but achievement gap persists

New results from the state’s standardized Smarter Balanced Assessment, released on Wednesday, show that most Palo Alto...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2016
Last comment by Resident, 3 hours ago | 15 comments | 2232 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Study of texting aims to improve crisis counseling

What a counselor says — or doesn't say — during a crisis counseling session can make a big difference in whether...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Yikes, 4 hours ago | 1 comment | 60 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest Opinion: 'Giftedness' overlooked in social-emotional education discussions

"Sharon, you're smart, you're nice, and you're good at sports. You're going to have a great life," a friend told me during...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Rheinlander, 4 hours ago | 39 comments | 7177 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kirke Comstock, former Palo Alto mayor, dies

Former Palo Alto councilman and mayor Kirke Comstock, who presided over the City of Palo Alto during the turbulent 1960s...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Naphtali Knox, 4 hours ago | 7 comments | 1708 Views

AROUND TOWN

Equestrians lose horse pasture at Stanford

Leland Stanford loved horses. They have been a part of the Stanford landscape dating from 1876, when he purchased his first...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Nickers, 4 hours ago | 1 comment | 127 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Unhealthy racket: Support city efforts to quiet our skies

In a series of open meetings throughout spring and summer, the Select Committee on South Bay Arrivals met with Federal Aviation...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Realist, 5 hours ago | 1 comment | 104 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tweaks to rooftop-solar program irk industry execs

It's been a banner year for solar energy in Palo Alto, with the city signing new long-term contracts for its supply of solar-powered...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Worried, 5 hours ago | 1 comment | 91 Views

AROUND TOWN

New partner proposed for Palo Alto animal shelter

Palo Alto's cramped but popular animal shelter would be preserved, renovated and turned into a "no kill" zone under a proposed...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Animal Activist, 5 hours ago | 4 comments | 971 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rent Watch: Room for rent

QMy parents recently retired and live on a fixed income. They want to keep living in their home of 30 years. One idea they...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by income, 6 hours ago | 1 comment | 282 Views

AROUND TOWN

Real Estate Matters: Palo Alto homes staying on market longer

There have been two noticeable trends in the Palo Alto property market this year so far. First, properties have stayed on...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2016
Last comment by PA vs MP price fiction, 6 hours ago | 22 comments | 1744 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto embraces new vision for public art

In an effort to encourage more streetscape whimsy and greatly expand the city's eclectic collection of murals and sculptures,...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2016
Last comment by Megan , 7 hours ago | 15 comments | 4145 Views

SPORTS

McNealy: Why he came back for his senior golf season

==BI In his own words == I truly believe that Stanford is the best place to improve my game and receive a world-class education....

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Barry Z. Rose , 7 hours ago | 1 comment | 809 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan for new dog parks wins support

An ambitious plan to create new dog parks throughout Palo Alto picked up fresh momentum this week, when the city's Parks...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Whambulance Driver, 7 hours ago | 2 comments | 776 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City looks to change, cement retail-protection law

Retail in Palo Alto is easier to appreciate than to preserve, particularly at a time when soaring rents drive shops out of...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by Me, 9 hours ago | 21 comments | 5428 Views

AROUND TOWN

Home sales

<B>Atherton Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/08/26/home-sales posted Friday, August...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
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