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PALO ALTO ISSUES

New fines target Palo Alto's water wasters

Water wasters in Palo Alto who ignore the city's admonitions to conserve could face fines of $100 per day under an enforcement...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Max Rattner, on Oct 4, 2014 at 1:51 pm | 40 comments | 7440 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Council incumbents, challengers vie in debate

Making no bones about their desire to shake up the Palo Alto City Council, self-described "residentialist" council candidates...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2014
Last comment by what, on Oct 3, 2014 at 12:55 am | 40 comments | 10244 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Living under the belly of a 'beast'

Fledgling airline Surf Air's marketing slogan is "Disruptive Innovation — A Revolutionary Approach to Air Travel."...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Oct 12, 2015 at 7:25 pm | 40 comments | 8305 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Wolbach edges out Kou for fifth seat on Palo Alto council

Cory Wolbach, a legislative aide for state Sen. Jerry Hill, has edged out emergency-preparedness leader Lydia Kou for the...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2014
Last comment by Jocelyn Dong, on Nov 18, 2014 at 4:34 pm | 40 comments | 7301 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

County looks to redesign Page Mill-Oregon, Foothill expressways

Some of the most dangerous and congested sections of Oregon Expressway/Page Mill Road from Alma Street to Foothill Expressway...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Nov 26, 2014 at 12:37 pm | 40 comments | 8907 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Dealership brings its fleet to animal shelter lot

In May of last year, Palo Alto's utility workers arrived at the Animal Services Center site on East Bayshore Road to move...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2015
Last comment by Dee, on Apr 21, 2015 at 9:58 pm | 40 comments | 10805 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown denizens split over proposed downtown development

On Monday night, the City Council is set to consider an appeal of the recently approved multi-story development at 429 University...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Apr 6, 2015 at 11:09 pm | 40 comments | 6708 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto urges safety improvements along Caltrain corridor

As the Palo Alto school district continues to work on its campuses to respond to a teen suicide cluster, the city has proposed...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Apr 9, 2015 at 10:25 pm | 40 comments | 8297 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Searsville Dam will stay for now; endangered fish to get more water

Stanford University released a 41-page report today outlining two plans that would allow water to flow around or through...

Original post made on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Water Board, on May 6, 2015 at 10:54 pm | 40 comments | 5536 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Surf Air continues plans to expand local flights

Local residents and officials who had been trying to meet with Surf Air CEO Jeff Potter since the company announced a major...

Original post made on May. 21, 2015
Last comment by short period of time, on May 23, 2015 at 9:26 am | 40 comments | 3553 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Edgewood Plaza developer could face penalties for vacant grocery store

The developer of Edgewood Plaza will face a fine of $500 per day if the vacant grocery store formerly occupied by Fresh Market...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by rainbow38, on Aug 31, 2015 at 11:11 am | 40 comments | 5223 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council adds south Palo Alto voices to Comprehensive Plan debate

A citizen panel charged with helping the city update its Comprehensive Plan acquired five new members on Monday night –...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2015
Last comment by Pat Markevitch, on Sep 2, 2015 at 8:10 pm | 40 comments | 4243 Views

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Eichler showdown heads toward May vote

A divided crowd of Royal Manor residents packed into Palo Alto City Hall on Monday night to argue for and against a proposed...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2016
Last comment by resident 1, on Apr 26, 2016 at 7:44 pm | 40 comments | 5716 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Facebook expansion traffic impacts

If Facebook builds two large office buildings and a hotel as it has proposed, an estimated 14,000 people could be commuting...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jul 10, 2016 at 5:41 pm | 40 comments | 5368 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto cautious about encouraging second-dwelling units

For some in Palo Alto, "second-dwelling units" represent one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways for addressing the...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2016
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Aug 9, 2016 at 3:44 pm | 40 comments | 6728 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Embarcadero project aims to give bicyclists a smoother ride

For Palo Alto's bicycles and drivers, the bustling stretch of Embarcadero Road near El Camino Real isn't just a shared commuter...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2016
Last comment by Online Name, on Sep 30, 2016 at 5:58 pm | 40 comments | 7647 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City explores new direction for Baylands bike bridge

When Palo Alto officials set out to build a bike bridge over U.S. Highway 101 five years ago, the plan was to create the...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2016
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Dec 27, 2016 at 7:32 pm | 40 comments | 6669 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New downtown condo rents for $32K -- per month

The condominium in one of the downtown's newest mixed-use buildings includes all the usual luxurious trappings of Silicon...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2016
Last comment by Developer is Reller, on Dec 24, 2016 at 12:49 pm | 40 comments | 10820 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

No 'felony prank' charge for Blaine Marchant

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Original post made on Jun. 13, 2007
Last comment by Disappointed in all of you, on Jun 21, 2007 at 9:11 am | 40 comments | 5537 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guidance on picking the best private school

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Original post made by JK on Aug. 7, 2007
Last comment by HA!, on Aug 6, 2008 at 11:23 pm | 40 comments | 14963 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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