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AROUND TOWN

City to Castilleja: Shrink enrollment, pay $300K

Castilleja School needs to reduce the number of students it admits, pay $a 300,000 fine and cut back on the car traffic it...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2013
Last comment by PA School Citizen, on Oct 7, 2013 at 4:33 pm | 53 comments | 2914 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why do the libraries carry DVDs?

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Original post made by David on Oct. 24, 2006
Last comment by Suggest_It_To_Me, on Dec 28, 2006 at 1:59 pm | 52 comments | 10013 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Run High Speed Internet: Fiber to the home YET AGAIN??

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Original post made by Chris on Mar. 6, 2007
Last comment by Anonymous, on Mar 22, 2007 at 8:29 am | 52 comments | 5275 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Brigg's attorney assails release of police report

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Original post made on Jun. 7, 2008
Last comment by shifty defense, on Jun 15, 2008 at 4:32 pm | 52 comments | 2691 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council fast-tracks fiber Internet for Palo Alto

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Original post made on Jul. 15, 2008
Last comment by Show Me, on Jul 18, 2008 at 3:00 pm | 52 comments | 2779 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Green Party to run TV political ads locally

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Original post made on Oct. 28, 2008
Last comment by Gary, on Nov 20, 2008 at 2:25 pm | 52 comments | 2455 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Down times

After three years of chasing dreams and weathering storms in downtown Palo Alto, Lisa and Scott Hunter are packing it in....

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2009
Last comment by kirby, on May 3, 2012 at 5:15 pm | 52 comments | 4949 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Decision on College Terrace draws ire

Even after promising to subsidize a beloved neighborhood grocery store, developers of the proposed College Terrace Centre...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2009
Last comment by mj, on May 5, 2009 at 11:27 am | 52 comments | 2576 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown Palo Alto vacancies hit 10 percent

The retail vacancy rate in downtown Palo Alto has jumped to more than 10 percent, prompting city staff to examine whether...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2009
Last comment by Elena, on Aug 17, 2009 at 9:12 am | 52 comments | 2610 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Settlement reached on Edgewood Plaza lawsuit

A court settlement to preserve the Eichler-built Edgewood Plaza shopping center has been reached between the owners and a...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2009
Last comment by Local Resident, on Nov 5, 2009 at 9:19 am | 52 comments | 3015 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Keeping what matters

High land values in Palo Alto, the demand for new housing and changing shopping habits have led to the loss of places near...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2010
Last comment by Save the Bowl 2, on Jan 14, 2010 at 4:44 pm | 52 comments | 2505 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 | 17664 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Duraflame loses court battle over 'Spare the Air'

A firelog manufacturer lost its legal challenge to the Bay Area's wood-burning rule, according to an announcement Thursday...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2010
Last comment by Fed Up, again, on Oct 14, 2010 at 4:06 am | 52 comments | 5104 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Borders bookstore to close

Borders bookstore in downtown Palo Alto will close by the end of September as part of the liquidation of the national chain,...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2011
Last comment by Alysha Crawford, on Aug 29, 2011 at 8:05 pm | 52 comments | 2500 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Price tag swells for California high-speed rail project

The cost of California's proposed high-speed-rail system, originally pegged at about $36 billion, has nearly tripled since...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2011
Last comment by Public Private partnership, on Jan 22, 2012 at 3:25 pm | 52 comments | 3696 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Kniss, Schmid, Burt, Berman win council election

Palo Alto voters gave the city's political establishment an enthusiastic vote of confidence on Election Tuesday when they...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2012
Last comment by Sara Armstrong, on Nov 7, 2012 at 10:35 pm | 52 comments | 2145 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's year of disruptions

Palo Alto's City Council started the year with lofty aspirations, pledging to tackle nagging long-term problems in the city....

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2013
Last comment by Good changes, on Jan 4, 2014 at 1:54 am | 52 comments | 10126 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Google brings flicker of hope to Palo Alto's fiber dream

After failing in its initial bid to win Google Fiber and deliver high-speed Internet to the city's masses, Palo Alto is now...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by Scott, on Mar 4, 2014 at 2:40 pm | 52 comments | 8820 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Possible Compromise on Mandarin Immersion

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Original post made by Simon Firth on Dec. 13, 2006
Last comment by JLS Mom, on Dec 31, 2006 at 12:14 pm | 52 comments | 5023 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PA school board OKs grant for Mandarin program

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Original post made on Oct. 10, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Oct 14, 2007 at 5:43 pm | 52 comments | 3937 Views
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