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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Foothills Park: Still (mostly) just for Palo Altans

On a warm Sunday morning early last fall, 24-year-old Katie Williams rode her bike from her East Palo Alto home up Page Mill...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2013
Last comment by rick, on Jul 3, 2013 at 2:59 am | 34 comments | 8809 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Airport gets ready to fly solo

Even as Palo Alto's airport risks losing $150,000 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant money, one representative...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2013
Last comment by can't wait, on Aug 22, 2014 at 4:53 pm | 34 comments | 11769 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto suspends 'planned community' projects

Few phrases stoke rage and cynicism in Palo Alto as effectively as "planned community," a process that allows developers...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Feb 6, 2014 at 10:38 am | 34 comments | 30176 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shop Talk: New hotel and more

The highly anticipated Epiphany Hotel stirs parking concerns; Town & Country Village gets two new retail tenants and Grocery...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2014
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Feb 19, 2014 at 7:55 pm | 34 comments | 9682 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mother-son film team takes on auto exhaust

A Palo Alto filmmaker launched a $21,000 fund-raising drive this week for a children's video analogizing auto exhaust to...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2014
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, on Jun 23, 2014 at 6:15 am | 34 comments | 6689 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Protesters block traffic on San Mateo bridge

More than 100 Stanford University students and community members stormed the San Mateo-Hayward bridge in a "Reclaim MLK"...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2015
Last comment by Keep-The-Roads-And-Bridges-Open, on Jan 21, 2015 at 4:21 pm | 34 comments | 11173 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Korean restaurant set to take over old Apple Store

A Korean restaurant with a rooftop terrace is setting its sights on the former Apple Store in the heart of downtown Palo...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2015
Last comment by Jay Park, on Mar 11, 2015 at 9:03 am | 34 comments | 8973 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Parisian nail salon to replace Fresh Market

A chain of organic nail salons that has taken Paris by storm will be moving into the space recently vacated by Fresh Market...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2015
Last comment by Zoe Barnes, on Apr 2, 2015 at 9:00 pm | 34 comments | 7543 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City pledges funds to save Buena Vista

They haven't had much to cheer about over the past two years, but on Monday night about 300 residents of the Buena Vista...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2015
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jul 3, 2015 at 5:25 pm | 34 comments | 7038 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City to reconsider minimum wage for tipped workers

Palo Alto's new minimum-wage law officially became a reality on Monday night, though in formally approving the new ordinance...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2015
Last comment by Carla, on Oct 27, 2015 at 8:12 am | 34 comments | 3977 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New rules target 'revolving door'

The revolving door between Palo Alto City Hall and the high-stakes world of private development is opaque and, for local...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2015
Last comment by Greg_H, on Oct 30, 2015 at 1:47 pm | 34 comments | 3275 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Midtown bike project veers off course

Both in terms of geography and significance, the proposed bike path along Matadero Creek was supposed to be the centerpiece...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2015
Last comment by Humble observer, on Nov 7, 2015 at 10:13 am | 34 comments | 4832 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Inside Station 6

A siren screamed as Engine 66 raced down El Camino Real on its way to a medical call. Once there, the three-man crew jumped...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2015
Last comment by Taxpayer, on Nov 15, 2015 at 2:43 pm | 34 comments | 8939 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council nixes planned downtown development

A contentious proposal to demolish an office building on Hamilton Avenue and replace it with a mixed-use development with...

Original post made on May. 17, 2016
Last comment by mauricio, on May 19, 2016 at 3:34 pm | 34 comments | 14442 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Foothills fire station debate reignites

For the past three decades, the seasonal fire station at Foothills Park has served as an insurance policy of sorts for the...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2016
Last comment by Nutzola, on Jul 26, 2016 at 6:09 pm | 34 comments | 5028 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What happened to civility?

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Original post made by Mandy Lowell & Carolyn Tucher on Feb. 13, 2007
Last comment by Anna, on Feb 18, 2007 at 1:03 pm | 34 comments | 7116 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MI Charter School in MV best move?

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Original post made by Language Lover on Mar. 26, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Mar 29, 2007 at 9:34 pm | 34 comments | 7222 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How many PAUSD seniors can solve this Chinese University entrance problem?

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Original post made by Mike on Apr. 25, 2007
Last comment by Former Paly student, on May 6, 2007 at 11:46 pm | 34 comments | 4877 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn and Paly shun Newsweek ranking

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Original post made by Tyler Hanley on May. 21, 2007
Last comment by Ithoughttheyshunned, on May 20, 2008 at 11:04 am | 34 comments | 5221 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Jordan Middle School principal resigns

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Original post made on Oct. 17, 2007
Last comment by another Jordan teacher, on Oct 18, 2007 at 8:31 pm | 34 comments | 5062 Views
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