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PALO ALTO ISSUES

In parting shot, planning commissioner slams council

For the past two years, Kate Downing has been one of Palo Alto's most passionate advocates for building more affordable housing....

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2016
Last comment by Robert, 26 minutes ago | 323 comments | 28731 Views

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City looks to change, cement retail-protection law

Retail in Palo Alto is easier to appreciate than to preserve, particularly at a time when soaring rents drive shops out of...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by Longtime Resident, 1 hour ago | 13 comments | 2229 Views

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Surf Air adds 31 flights a week at San Carlos Airport

Surf Air, the commuter airline that has been barraged with demands to reduce the noise its aircraft make over the Midpeninsula,...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2015
Last comment by JST, 3 hours ago | 208 comments | 10417 Views

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Eleven candidates to square off in council race

Eleven candidates, including planning commissioners, past contenders and a few political newcomers, will square off for four...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by Respect the character of PA, 3 hours ago | 56 comments | 3697 Views

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'All-gender' single-use restroom bill goes to governor

California businesses and state government buildings may be required to make single-occupancy restrooms available to all...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by Emperor is Wearing No Clothes, 5 hours ago | 6 comments | 606 Views

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Peter deCourcy Hero, who transformed Silicon Valley philanthropy, has died

The man who was instrumental in helping tech tycoons channel their millions to charitable giving, Peter deCourcy Hero, has...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2016
Last comment by From Mtn View, 5 hours ago | 3 comments | 2733 Views

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High price to pay

Teachers, techies, corporate attorneys and advocates for seniors don't always speak with the same voice, but when Palo Alto...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Gale Johnson, 6 hours ago | 96 comments | 11225 Views

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Plan for megahome raises neighbors' concerns

Neighbors in Palo Alto's Embarcadero Oaks are protesting a proposal to build an 11-bedroom, 14-bath residence with a one-car...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by CC&Rs, 6 hours ago | 51 comments | 12870 Views

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How were you able to become a Palo Alto homeowner

I thought it would be helpful to start a thread where Palo Alto homeowners explained how they got here. There seems to be...

Original post made by PAresident on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by tt, 22 hours ago | 27 comments | 836 Views

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Editorial: Let the campaigns begin

Buckle your seatbelts. This fall's Palo Alto City Council and school board races are likely to be among the most substantive...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Aug 22, 2016 at 2:43 pm | 17 comments | 1538 Views

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Council race heats up in Palo Alto

With just days to go until the filing deadline, the race for the City Council in Palo Alto is suddenly heating up, with four...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 22, 2016 at 1:11 pm | 55 comments | 5835 Views

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City: $15/hour wage, yes, but how soon?

After raising the minimum wage to $11 per hour this year, Palo Alto officials are now looking to push it even higher —...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by NoMoPa, on Aug 21, 2016 at 9:26 pm | 12 comments | 1380 Views

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Hotel California rooms to be reserved for affordable housing

Hotel California will be converted next month into an apartment complex for low-income residents -- a project that will bring...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2016
Last comment by Bobber, on Aug 21, 2016 at 9:04 pm | 19 comments | 5530 Views

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City Plans Orwellian Parking Scheme to Ticket Paly Kids

The City of Palo Alto has proposed a positively Orwellian "solution" to appease residents in Southgate who don't like Paly...

Original post made by Concerned Citizen on Aug. 21, 2016
Last comment by NoMoPa, on Aug 21, 2016 at 12:47 pm | 3 comments | 495 Views

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PBS NewsHour Program - High rents force some in Silicon Valley to live in vehicles

This was interesting and infromative. Tonight PBS NewsHour did a piece about the crisis of housing in Mountain View and...

Original post made by Winnie Bago on Aug. 14, 2016
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Aug 21, 2016 at 10:23 am | 12 comments | 401 Views

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Mindbending monstrosity

I have lived in Palo Alto for 46 years, the last 22 in College Terrace. I didn’t think bad architecture in this city could...

Original post made by Stephen Peeps on Jul. 7, 2016
Last comment by Need an Ugly Building list, on Aug 20, 2016 at 11:50 am | 25 comments | 765 Views

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Residents gather to plan future of Bol Park

With its meandering paths, great expanse of green, vintage agricultural tools and venerable donkeys, Bol Park has remained...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2016
Last comment by MelC, on Aug 20, 2016 at 8:27 am | 21 comments | 5299 Views

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Girl power

In 2008, the year that Hillary Clinton first made a bid for the presidency, women made up about 17 percent of the United...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by outsider, on Aug 19, 2016 at 3:33 pm | 3 comments | 2675 Views

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Palo Alto General Fund Subsidizes Developers' Planning Review Costs

Palo Alto General Fund Subsidizes Developers' Planning Review Costs Many of the significant projects that are proposed...

Original post made by Dollar Dollar Bill on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by Citizen, on Aug 18, 2016 at 12:26 pm | 1 comment | 72 Views

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Council strikes down Lytton Avenue project

A downtown resident scored a victory Monday night in his battle against a three-story development planned on his block when...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Aug 18, 2016 at 12:45 am | 45 comments | 9393 Views
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Weekly Candlelight Reconnection Ritual
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