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PALO ALTO ISSUES

you thought the Chinese were driving up Palo Alto home prices?

Palo Alto Online recently ran questionable stories claiming that Chinese home buyers were driving up Palo Alto home prices....

Original post made by resident on Oct. 11, 2013
Last comment by boscoli, on Oct 12, 2013 at 4:54 pm | 17 comments | 1118 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

What should the possibilities of BART striking teach us in the Bay Area?

Not only are passengers being held hostage by BART, the possible double whammy of a bus strike makes East Bay commuters and...

Original post made by Resident on Oct. 15, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Oct 17, 2013 at 11:19 pm | 6 comments | 693 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Google buses for everyone - public transportation that works.

At last, innovative public transportation for everyone that has a realistic approach to getting commuters to where they work...

Original post made by Resident on Oct. 25, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 25, 2013 at 9:51 pm | 1 comment | 407 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Driverless cars are becoming a reality (not self drive cars)

A town in Britain will have driverless cars soon, why isn't the Bay Area doing something comprehensive along these lines....

Original post made by Resident on Nov. 7, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Nov 8, 2013 at 9:02 pm | 5 comments | 566 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Valley Key to Chinese Tech Giant - PA on Page Mill Road

In the SF Chronicle 11/20/13, Bloomberg Report is an article about the Chinese Suning Commerce Group opening a temporary...

Original post made by resident on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Nov 21, 2013 at 8:45 am | 5 comments | 4942 Views

AROUND TOWN

please don't park on the street on street sweeping days

Work crews try to sweep city streets once a week during the fall and winter. Unfortunately, scofflaws parking on the street...

Original post made by resident on Nov. 20, 2013
There are no comments yet. 2678 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Wednesday's heavy rain - usual problems?

I was driving in the worst of the rain on Wednesday, lots of water pooling on Oregon off ramp. Did we have problems with...

Original post made by Resident on Nov. 21, 2013
There are no comments yet. 2339 Views

AROUND TOWN

Please can we get the ugly back sides of buildings away from the street

I would like to return to seeing the fronts of buildings from the street, not the sides or the backs. All buildings have...

Original post made by Resident on Dec. 5, 2013
Last comment by Midtowner, on Dec 5, 2013 at 8:41 pm | 1 comment | 367 Views

AROUND TOWN

19-year-old Palo Alto native becomes youngest person to ski to South Pole

Inspiring story for adventurers and couch potatos alike. Report in the Mercury-News: http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_24791176/n-19-year-old-resident-becomes-youngest-per...

Original post made by resident on Dec. 24, 2013
There are no comments yet. 314 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Google ferry instead of bus?

Instead of busing employees along 101, it seems that Google may be trying to ferry them down the Bay. http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/01/08/forget-the-bus-google-commuters-now...

Original post made by Resident on Jan. 8, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 14, 2014 at 12:57 pm | 13 comments | 1032 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Would hovercrafts work as public transit around the Bay?

Now that Google are experimenting with ferries to get employees from San Francisco to Redwood City and then buses to Mountain...

Original post made by Resident on Jan. 13, 2014
Last comment by CIK, on Feb 6, 2014 at 7:54 pm | 14 comments | 1490 Views

AROUND TOWN

New 4 way stop on Loma Verde near El Carmelo School

A new stop sign has appeared on Loma Verde near El Carmelo school without any warning. As someone who regularly uses this...

Original post made by Resident on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 23, 2014 at 12:40 pm | 9 comments | 688 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Innovative suggestions for attracting people to public transit

This is the kind of innovative out of the box thinking that Bay Area transit, Caltrain, etc. need to do. Web Link It...

Original post made by Resident on Mar. 5, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Mar 5, 2014 at 6:20 pm | 1 comment | 268 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Time to talk to each other school board and council

Two articles in today's front page. 1. Citizens to aid panel in housing shortage http://www.paloaltoonline.com/square/2014/03/11/citizens-panel-to-aid-city-in-addressing-housing-...

Original post made by Resident on Mar. 12, 2014
Last comment by Agree, on Mar 13, 2014 at 9:09 am | 3 comments | 141 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Baylands boardwalk is closed

Saw this on the "Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve" Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PAbaylands The boardwalk...

Original post made by resident on Mar. 12, 2014
Last comment by WilliamR, on Mar 20, 2014 at 9:21 pm | 16 comments | 1254 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

most wanted criminal living in Palo Alto

From the Mercury-News "Palo Alto man Googles himself, surrenders to police after finding he's on 'most wanted' site": http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_25348091/palo-alto-m...

Original post made by resident on Mar. 14, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Mar 15, 2014 at 12:06 am | 1 comment | 267 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Wall Street Journal article about the homeless of Palo Alto

Article in today's Wall Street Journal about Palo Alto's homeless residents, including retired professionals who lost their...

Original post made by resident on Apr. 9, 2014
Last comment by James, on Apr 10, 2014 at 2:23 pm | 14 comments | 459 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Solve ABAG and Sr Housing by Channing House Increasing Density?

The more I think about this, the more it makes me wonder why no one thought of this before: http://www.paloaltoonline.com/square/2014/04/14/since-measure-d-what-has-the-city-and-ot...

Original post made by Resident on Apr. 14, 2014
Last comment by Lefty, 1 hour ago | 42 comments | 587 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why Palo Alto needs to slow development

The article below explains why California's water problems aren't being solved by our elected officials. We have outgrown...

Original post made by Resident 0.1 on Jan. 17, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jan 20, 2011 at 6:02 pm | 12 comments | 1124 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

. . . a new law that could lead to citizens challenging environmental destruction in court.

Bolivia is preparing to pass a new law that could lead to citizens challenging environmental destruction in court. A Ley...

Original post made by Resident 0.1 on Apr. 12, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Apr 12, 2011 at 12:40 pm | 1 comment | 1172 Views
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