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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Citizens panel appointed for Comprehensive Plan update

Palo Alto has selected a new citizens panel that is charged with helping the city update its land-use bible, the Comprehensive...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2014
Last comment by Ahem, on Sep 25, 2014 at 10:06 am | 40 comments | 3892 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Techie cafe approved for Palo Alto's Varsity Theatre

A plan to convert the historic Varsity Theatre on University Avenue into a "working cafe" for tech professionals and an event...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2014
Last comment by Fake Retail, on Sep 11, 2014 at 12:17 pm | 40 comments | 5580 Views

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 | 6895 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 | 9509 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 | 7394 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 | 6720 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 | 8410 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 | 9711 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 | 6114 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 | 7516 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to raise minimum wage to $15 by 2018

Palo Alto joined a regional trend toward a higher minimum wage when City Council committee endorsed a goal of requiring every...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by Charles White, on May 1, 2015 at 3:43 am | 40 comments | 5227 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 | 5009 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Seniors oppose 'ugly, depressing' new colors at apartments

More than 25 seniors and disabled residents have launched a petition against a new color scheme at their apartment building,...

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by Sheridan resident, on May 19, 2015 at 5:01 pm | 40 comments | 6745 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 | 3152 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 | 4618 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 | 3751 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 | 4554 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 | 4427 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 | 13223 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools hit 20-year high, but numbers puzzling

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Original post made on Sep. 24, 2008
Last comment by Cathy, on Sep 26, 2008 at 6:10 pm | 40 comments | 3713 Views
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