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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Living large by living small

Like many Bay Area millennials, Alison Rush and husband Jordan Cowman face a difficult dilemma: housing. Read the full...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by cricket, on Dec 12, 2016 at 4:11 pm | 39 comments | 8342 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto moves toward 'carbon free' natural gas

Having already slashed carbon out of its electricity portfolio, Palo Alto is now looking to do the same to natural gas. Yet...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by Marie, on Dec 12, 2016 at 2:39 pm | 12 comments | 2639 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bad-tasting water due to Hetch Hetchy water reductions

Palo Alto and other local cities' residents who have been complaining about nasty-tasting water coming from their taps can...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2016
Last comment by Marie, on Dec 12, 2016 at 1:59 pm | 29 comments | 2575 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford administration suspends student-run marching band

The famously boundary-pushing Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band has been suspended for the rest of the academic...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2016
Last comment by bobby, on Dec 12, 2016 at 1:46 pm | 18 comments | 9121 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents urge deeper push to improve special ed

It was supposed to be the "golden ticket" for the Palo Alto Unified School District's special-education program: an in-depth,...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2016
Last comment by Parent, on Dec 12, 2016 at 12:50 pm | 24 comments | 6056 Views

AROUND TOWN

Column of blue-hanging Christmas lights

Hi. I live in Old Palo Alto and spent about 3 hours or so putting up Christmas lights in the standard bottom of roof pattern....

Original post made by Real Slim K on Dec. 10, 2016
Last comment by be Positive, on Dec 12, 2016 at 11:29 am | 3 comments | 286 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Citing political upheaval, Oaxacan students cancel trip to Palo Alto

The election of Donald Trump to the White House has cast a shadow over Palo Alto's relationship with its sister city in Mexico,...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 11, 2016 at 9:18 pm | 18 comments | 6859 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Dog poop left on curb

For last 3 weeks we are seeing dog poop on curb of Waverley Street between El Carmelo and Loma Verde. Any suggestions on...

Original post made by CleanNeighbor on Nov. 29, 2016
Last comment by Clean up after yourself, on Dec 11, 2016 at 3:54 pm | 8 comments | 369 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Maxing out your home sale

Getting a home ready to sell is like getting dressed for the prom, says Coldwell Banker realtor Tim Kerns. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2016
Last comment by troll, on Dec 10, 2016 at 7:54 pm | 6 comments | 1570 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto moves to boost East Palo Alto's water supply

A proposal by four members of the Palo Alto City Council to transfer a share of the city's water allocations to its parched...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2016
Last comment by Anna, on Dec 10, 2016 at 3:55 pm | 7 comments | 1885 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: A lost opportunity

Virtually every Palo Alto politician and community activist has been talking for months about the Bay Area's housing crisis...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Dec 10, 2016 at 12:40 pm | 19 comments | 3190 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents pumped up about groundwater 'waste'

With California's drought stretching through its fourth year, the sight of water gushing out of Palo Alto's construction...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2015
Last comment by Prove it to ME, on Dec 10, 2016 at 11:27 am | 98 comments | 9677 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Lawsuit: Stanford acted with 'deliberate indifference' to reports of sexual assault

A female Stanford University student who says the same male student sexually assaulted her and several other women has filed...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Skeptifemale, on Dec 10, 2016 at 10:56 am | 15 comments | 8358 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Repeal the Plastic Bag Ban

Seeing as we have people running for City Council, I am strongly urging the candidates to promise a repeal on the egregious...

Original post made by Resident on Jul. 18, 2016
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Dec 10, 2016 at 8:58 am | 18 comments | 718 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto set to move ahead with new garages

After years of planning, Palo Alto is preparing to take a significant step toward alleviating the worsening parking shortages...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2016
Last comment by Paly Grad, on Dec 9, 2016 at 11:24 pm | 25 comments | 4391 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Edgewood Plaza developer: Fines not 'warranted'

The developer for Edgewood Plaza in Palo Alto, who has faced steep daily fines for the vacant grocery-store space at the...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 9, 2016 at 5:25 pm | 58 comments | 5133 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student: Stanford offered settlement for sexual-assault case

A former Stanford University student whose 2014 sexual-assault case spurred campus protests and national media attention...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2016
Last comment by Ms. Irony, on Dec 9, 2016 at 5:23 pm | 5 comments | 4860 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Page Mill bike-safety fixes speed ahead

A highly dangerous section of Page Mill Road near Interstate 280 for bicyclists will hopefully become safer under a plan...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by Pete, on Dec 9, 2016 at 9:56 am | 15 comments | 6259 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: Anatolian Kitchen gets TV chef; a look at Vina Enoteca

In this week's Shop Talk column, Daryl Savage takes a closer look at new Italian restaurant Vina Enoteca, and talks to the...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2016
Last comment by M. Bülent SÜALP, on Dec 8, 2016 at 10:45 pm | 1 comment | 2485 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Illegal-housing crackdown leads to dozens of evictions

Nearly 40 East Palo Alto families in recent months have been turned out of their rental homes with as little as 10 days notice...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Dec 8, 2016 at 8:57 pm | 74 comments | 19776 Views
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