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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 | 1148 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 | 1210 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Earth Day at the UN

There’s been the debate this week at the United Nations on a resolution on Harmony with Nature that was introduced by the...

Original post made by Resident 0.1 on Apr. 22, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1089 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Yet More Traffic?

Published: July 17, 2011 To the Editor: “Warning: Freeway Closed” (letter, July 12) put me in mind of the remark...

Original post made by Resident 0.1 on Jul. 18, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jul 18, 2011 at 5:13 pm | 1 comment | 882 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Do we want to increase taxes on Palo Alto residents?

Taxes will increase as we grow and need to replace infrastructure. If we decide to slow our growth, we can slow tax increases....

Original post made by Resident 0.1 on Jul. 21, 2011
There are no comments yet. 937 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Can we improve our Farmer's Markets?

Los Angeles Times food writer Russ Parsons observes that the incredible growth in farmers markets has come ... ... despite...

Original post made by Resident 1.0 on Aug. 23, 2011
There are no comments yet. 932 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What does new home construction cost these days?

Folks, I live in a 1950 Eichler and am planning a remodel that will touch most of the house except for the existing foundation and...

Original post made by Resident of Midtown on Feb. 6, 2010
Last comment by ModularHomeOwner, on May 10, 2014 at 12:30 am | 52 comments | 17649 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Charter School at All Costs?

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Original post made by Resident of PAUSD on Mar. 5, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Oct 22, 2009 at 1:22 pm | 14 comments | 5311 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

How to avoid another Alma Plaza

I pass by Alma Plaza every day and wonder how the builder got this passed. I remember 10 years of back and forth and this...

Original post made by Resident Ramona Street on Sep. 17, 2012
Last comment by Bg, on Jan 24, 2014 at 11:46 pm | 70 comments | 4400 Views

AROUND TOWN

Which council candidates would cross picket line?

As the SEIU considers going on strike against the city, voters should know which of the council candidates would cross a...

Original post made by Resident voter on Oct. 29, 2009
Last comment by Paul, on Oct 29, 2009 at 1:42 pm | 1 comment | 1496 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Aggressive Squirrels in Mitchell Park

Hi, just wanted to give a heads up to parents about aggressive squirrels in Mitchell Park. Yesterday another squirrel scratched...

Original post made by Resident w/kids on Jul. 31, 2013
Last comment by Anonymous, on Aug 1, 2013 at 3:06 pm | 5 comments | 1048 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Reporting incidents on the PAPD website

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Original post made by ResidentOfPaloAlto on Nov. 17, 2007
Last comment by Bad interface?, on Nov 18, 2007 at 9:05 pm | 3 comments | 2835 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mayor Pat Burt Doesn't Deserve His California Avenue "Tree-Planting" Photo-Op

Mayor Pat Burt failed to meet his responsibilities as a liaison to CAADA, by missing almost all but one of his appearances...

Original post made by Responsibility on Jan. 28, 2010
Last comment by cooper, on Feb 1, 2010 at 12:12 pm | 2 comments | 2126 Views

RESTAURANTS

Noisy restaurants boo!

It's gotten so bad that I hesitate to go someplace I haven't been before. Recently I've had dinner at several places where...

Original post made by Restaurant customer on May. 23, 2009
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Jun 2, 2009 at 3:27 am | 13 comments | 2910 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Obama's Book: A New Era of Responsibility. Is it true?

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123681860305802821.html Above is an article by Daniel Henninger concerning President Obama's...

Original post made by Results, not Intentions on Mar. 21, 2009
Last comment by Results, not Intentions, on Mar 21, 2009 at 6:45 pm | 7 comments | 1624 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Are people really paying 6% for realtor commissions?

What have people been able to negotiate for realtor commissions these days? 6% seems high considering how expensive housing...

Original post made by Reymundo on Dec. 19, 2008
Last comment by Sell It Yourself!, on Dec 27, 2008 at 9:34 pm | 7 comments | 1794 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

When do you have to register for kindergarten?

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Original post made by Reymundo on Jul. 25, 2008
Last comment by Parent without handles, on Jul 25, 2008 at 4:15 pm | 7 comments | 2993 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly vs. Gunn

We're planning on moving to PA this coming year and of course one of the factors we're considering is schools, particularly...

Original post made by Reymundo on Jan. 20, 2009
Last comment by anonymous, on Jan 30, 2009 at 9:14 am | 11 comments | 4359 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Lots of poilice motorcycles just off Encina nr. El Camino

Anyone know what happened here? When I passed, ca. 2pm, there were about 5 or 6 police motorcycles, some policemen were putting...

Original post made by rhody on Jun. 4, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1687 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police on La Para Ave - anyone know what's going on?

I just drove past 3 police cars on La Para Ave., and I think I saw one police person putting up crime scene tape. Anyone...

Original post made by rhody on Apr. 18, 2010
Last comment by neighbor, on Apr 21, 2010 at 2:58 pm | 1 comment | 1754 Views
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