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Guest Opinion: Deciding Palo Alto's future growth

The biggest issue in this year's City Council race is deciding how Palo Alto should grow. This year's council election is...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
Last comment by Theodore, 40 minutes ago | 14 comments | 1608 Views


Planning commission set for a shake-up

While Palo Alto prepares to elect new City Council members in November, another heated race is quietly taking place behind...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
Last comment by ResidentP, 1 hour ago | 8 comments | 3715 Views


Who are the true residentialist candidates?

Please someone clarify to me who are the true residentialist candidates. I don't want to vote for the PAF candidates, or...

Original post made by Resident on Sep. 25, 2016
Last comment by Water, 2 hours ago | 12 comments | 220 Views


What's with the PAUSD attendance this year? They must be bored.

Is the school district trying to gain cash for the school district? Why are they freaking-out this year over any tardy or...

Original post made by PAUSD Parent on Sep. 16, 2016
Last comment by anne, 3 hours ago | 22 comments | 937 Views


Council candidates make their pitches

A new senior center in south Palo Alto. A completely redeveloped Buena Vista Mobile Home Park. Also, more action, better...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2016
Last comment by Resident2, 3 hours ago | 78 comments | 6087 Views


Proposal to expand public access to Peninsula watershed draws opposition

A proposal to further open to the public a large tract of Peninsula open space controlled by the San Francisco Public Utilities...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2016
Last comment by Stan, 6 hours ago | 6 comments | 1452 Views


Local chess club puts Bay Area on national map

The tension in the room is high, and not a move is being made. Players sit across from each other, their brows furrowed as...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by William Lee, 6 hours ago | 8 comments | 11463 Views


For easing traffic jams, Palo Alto pins hopes on nonprofit

As Palo Alto looks ahead toward adopting a new long-term vision for transportation, officials are increasingly leaning on...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2016
Last comment by mauricio, 7 hours ago | 31 comments | 3141 Views


Spare the Air alert issued for Sunday

A Spare the Air alert has been issued for today in the Bay Area as heat, light winds and automobile exhaust combine for an...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2016
Last comment by parent, 9 hours ago | 1 comment | 505 Views


In pursuit of a plague

On a warm, sunny September afternoon, Ted Swiecki and Elizabeth Bernhardt stepped out of a silver SUV in the parking lot...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
Last comment by Caroline V., 9 hours ago | 7 comments | 6903 Views


Defense holds until offense rallies for comeback victory

After failing to find the end zone in the first 59:30, No. 7 Stanford football struck for two touchdowns over the final 24...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2016
Last comment by john, 10 hours ago | 1 comment | 722 Views


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 concerned, 11 hours ago | 64 comments | 15124 Views


Keeble & Shuchat to close in October

Facing a changing industry and declining profits, one of the Bay Area's last major brick-and-mortar camera stores, Palo Alto's...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2016
Last comment by musical, 20 hours ago | 100 comments | 26818 Views


Palo Alto explores two paths toward higher minimum wage

The goal is clear and undisputed: enacting a minimum wage of $15 per hour. But as Palo Alto officials prepare to plot on...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2016
Last comment by Me, on Sep 24, 2016 at 9:41 pm | 20 comments | 2451 Views


How to Buy your Way into the Best Private Colleges

Interesting article and discussion here:

Original post made by not surprised on Sep. 24, 2016
Last comment by dumb, on Sep 24, 2016 at 7:47 pm | 4 comments | 188 Views


VTA looking for feedback from commuters on Highway 280 corridor

Frequent commuters on Interstate Highway 280 from Palo Alto to San Jose can provide feedback on how to improve conditions...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 24, 2016 at 5:15 pm | 11 comments | 1195 Views


Bike Connection wins Palo Alto Little League city tourney title

==BI Of local note== Palo Alto Little League wrapped up its regular season in baseball with its annual City Tournament that...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
Last comment by Bob Gunderson, on Sep 24, 2016 at 11:00 am | 1 comment | 1638 Views


Palo Alto school board candidates face off in first debate

Enrollment, budget, mental health, innovation -- the five candidates vying for three seats on the Palo Alto Board of Education...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2016
Last comment by Agree, on Sep 24, 2016 at 10:01 am | 11 comments | 4664 Views


Explosion sound tonght at 2:20 am

Does anyone know the source of explosion sound tonght at 2:20 am?...

Original post made by Midtown resident on Jul. 17, 2016
Last comment by Near Cal Ave, on Sep 23, 2016 at 8:44 pm | 7 comments | 461 Views


More 'Easy' detective work

Life rarely goes smoothly for Ezekial "Easy" Rawlins. Chaos, racism and tragedy are part of the package of being a fictional...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
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The 2016-17 Info Guide is here!

Info Palo Alto, a resource guide for the Midpeninsula, features local information on schools, outdoors and recreation, government and arts & entertainment