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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto gives Alma Plaza the green light

Alma Plaza is coming. After five hours of debate, dozens of public comments, a series of convoluted proposals, a sequence...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2009
Last comment by Peter, on Jan 30, 2009 at 6:13 pm | 50 comments | 2255 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Elks Lodge design gets unanimous approval

On Thursday, Palo Alto's Architectural Review Board unanimously endorsed the architect's vision for the two-story Elks Lodge...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2009
Last comment by member, on Jan 21, 2011 at 2:44 pm | 50 comments | 3753 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Condoleezza Rice returning to Stanford Monday

Condoleezza Rice will return to Stanford University Monday (March 2), returning to her office in the Hoover Institution....

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2009
Last comment by YSK, on Mar 2, 2009 at 11:32 am | 50 comments | 1888 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Feds probe Utilities 'conspiracy,' false records

"Conspiracy" and "destruction, alteration, or falsification of records in a federal investigation" by Palo Alto's Utilities...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2009
Last comment by Fred, on Mar 1, 2009 at 4:04 pm | 50 comments | 2535 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mayor: 'Green revolution' will aid economy

The faltering economy could force Palo Alto to cut programs and delay a new public-safety building but it should not keep...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2009
Last comment by resident, on Mar 13, 2009 at 12:14 pm | 50 comments | 3105 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What are the rules of the road for bicycles?

Are bicyclists considered pedestrians or moving vehicles? Today, I saw a bicylclist coming at high speed through a crosswalk,...

Original post made by Nancy on Mar. 26, 2009
Last comment by Observer, on Mar 30, 2009 at 1:00 pm | 50 comments | 3303 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Todd Burpee found guilty in 2007 sexual assault

Todd Burpee, 22, was convicted today of six of seven felony counts in the Oct. 30, 2007, attack on a Gunn High student. Burpee,...

Original post made on May. 28, 2009
Last comment by smdh , on Oct 8, 2013 at 2:24 am | 50 comments | 2629 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Future of Downtown Library sparks debate

Palo Alto's effort to upgrade its aged Downtown Library has sparked a community debate over whether the new facility should...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2009
Last comment by Andy, on Jul 28, 2009 at 11:49 pm | 50 comments | 2623 Views

AROUND TOWN

Citizens want lead in California Ave. tree selection

Not waiting for the city to direct the California Avenue tree selection, an ad hoc group of residents took the initiative...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2009
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Oct 2, 2009 at 5:29 pm | 50 comments | 2027 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto woman surprises burglar in her bedroom, leading to arrest

A suspected residential burglar and convicted car thief was surprised in the bedroom of a Palo Alto woman in her Sierra Court...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2009
Last comment by Set the Record Straight, on Dec 19, 2009 at 4:52 pm | 50 comments | 2069 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Silicon Valley report shows a 'region at risk'

With rising competition from Bangalore to Beijing, Silicon Valley's dominance as the world's innovation hub is "at risk as...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2010
Last comment by pat, on Feb 15, 2010 at 11:19 am | 50 comments | 4612 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto proposes fees for parks, programs

Palo Alto's art lovers, park visitors and young actors are likely to feel the sting of the city's budget deficit after a...

Original post made on May. 12, 2010
Last comment by Dan, on May 14, 2010 at 4:34 pm | 50 comments | 2342 Views

AROUND TOWN

Peninsula Day Care site eyed by developer, school district

A housing developer and the Palo Alto school district have competing designs on a rare 3-acre parcel that will be available...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2010
Last comment by tom, on Feb 21, 2011 at 9:47 am | 50 comments | 3098 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Friends' seek to avert Caltrain demise

Without funding to stabilize Caltrain's operating costs, commuters could find themselves without the rail line on the Peninsula...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2010
Last comment by Deep Throat, on Nov 15, 2010 at 3:23 pm | 50 comments | 3016 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police outline assault on crime wave

A string of 20 robberies in Palo Alto neighborhoods is among the most serious some officers have seen in their careers because...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2011
Last comment by Not a Threat, on Jan 23, 2011 at 9:14 pm | 50 comments | 2635 Views

AROUND TOWN

Group seeks to stem Caltrain 'death spiral'

More than 200 Friends of Caltrain met on Saturday (Jan. 29) to find ways to keep the Peninsula railway from going into what...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2011
Last comment by anonymous, on Feb 8, 2011 at 9:46 am | 50 comments | 2363 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Hit-and-run driver strikes cyclist

A male bicyclist was struck in a hit-and-run accident on Cowper Street on Tuesday (July 19) morning, Palo Alto police and...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2011
Last comment by another biker, on Jul 22, 2011 at 8:07 am | 50 comments | 1815 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Vehicle crash closes University Avenue

University Avenue is closed in both directions Sunday morning (Sept. 11) due to a car crash. The road remains closed until...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2011
Last comment by peter preciado, on Oct 28, 2011 at 2:07 am | 50 comments | 2390 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto weighs options for new U.S. Highway 101 crossing

Palo Alto's ambitious plan to build a bridge over U.S. Highway 101 near Adobe Creek in south Palo Alto could receive a lift...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2011
Last comment by Richard, on Nov 28, 2011 at 8:15 pm | 50 comments | 3222 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Legislators need courage to end high-speed rail now

Readers! Please inundate our local state legislators with calls, emails, tweets, whatever, urging them to vote no on high-speed...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2012
Last comment by Toady, on Jun 13, 2012 at 11:35 am | 50 comments | 4874 Views
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