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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 | 2634 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 | 3070 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 | 2517 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 | 18635 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 | 5215 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 | 3071 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 | 3850 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 | 2249 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 | 10727 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 | 10446 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 | 5074 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 | 3984 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Theatre 'Friends' pledge $35,000 in lieu of fees

Palo Alto's controversial proposal to set fees for young actors who participate in Children's Theatre productions could be...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2010
Last comment by anonymous, on Jun 18, 2010 at 2:22 pm | 52 comments | 2589 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teen injured in fight at Cal Ave train station

An after-school fight Thursday between two boys from Palo Alto High School ended with one being taken to the hospital and...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2011
Last comment by Follower, on Feb 12, 2011 at 8:19 pm | 52 comments | 2275 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn exploring change to morning start time

A change to the morning school start time is under consideration at Gunn High School, but an official stressed that no decision...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2011
Last comment by D, on Sep 14, 2011 at 9:08 am | 52 comments | 2493 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents seek reconsideration of 2012-13 school calendar

An organization of Palo Alto parents is urging its members to write letters or turn out at tonight's meeting of the Board...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2011
Last comment by critic, on Jan 2, 2012 at 6:37 pm | 52 comments | 1888 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board: College-essay writing help needed

Palo Alto students' need for help with college essay-writing emerged as a theme Tuesday in a Board of Education discussion...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2012
Last comment by Anne Knight, on May 3, 2012 at 12:57 pm | 52 comments | 10380 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Top high school test scores called 'blessing and curse'

Top test scores were cited as a blessing and a curse Tuesday, Oct. 23, as the Palo Alto Board of Education reviewed results...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2012
Last comment by determinant, on Oct 30, 2012 at 9:17 am | 52 comments | 2331 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police release sketch of man wanted for strong-arm robbery

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Original post made on Oct. 6, 2008
Last comment by its me, on Oct 28, 2008 at 3:25 pm | 52 comments | 2978 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

was the Ashley Todd "mugging" a hoax?

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Original post made by John M on Oct. 24, 2008
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Oct 27, 2008 at 2:08 am | 52 comments | 2377 Views
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