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PALO ALTO ISSUES

City weighs penalties after illegal demolition at Edgewood Plaza

The developer looking to renovate the long-dilapidated Edgewood Plaza in Palo Alto was supposed to preserve a historic building,...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2013
Last comment by litebug, on Sep 27, 2013 at 5:22 pm | 40 comments | 3140 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Jay Paul withdraws plan for office complex, police HQ

The Jay Paul Company has withdrawn its proposal to build an office complex at 395 Page Mill Road and a new police headquarters...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2013
Last comment by Big Picture, on Dec 23, 2013 at 7:01 pm | 40 comments | 9673 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Business registry proposed in Palo Alto

Palo Alto is famous for its love of data and wealth of jobs. But when it comes to data about jobs, city officials often find...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2014
Last comment by pat, on Feb 26, 2014 at 3:56 pm | 40 comments | 7293 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Little League tries for cell tower again

A community meeting held Thursday by the Palo Alto Little League and Verizon Wireless over a proposed cell antenna at the...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2014
Last comment by John, on Apr 5, 2014 at 11:16 am | 40 comments | 7360 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tom DuBois enters race for City Council

Tom DuBois, a Midtown resident who jumped into Palo Alto's land-use politics during last year's heated battle over a housing...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 10, 2014 at 8:22 am | 40 comments | 5194 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Flood-control project stymied by regional water board

For more than a decade, officials from Palo Alto, East Palo Alto and Menlo Park have been drawing up plans, scouring for...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2014
Last comment by Mr.Recycle, on Jun 28, 2014 at 9:16 pm | 40 comments | 6284 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Citizens panel appointed for Comprehensive Plan update

Palo Alto has selected a new citizens panel that is charged with helping the city update its land-use bible, the Comprehensive...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2014
Last comment by Ahem, on Sep 25, 2014 at 10:06 am | 40 comments | 3047 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Proposed Sherman Avenue development stirs anxieties in Palo Alto

A developer's plan to build a three-story building next to Sarah Wallis Park in the rapidly changing California Avenue business...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2014
Last comment by citizen, on Jul 18, 2014 at 1:04 am | 40 comments | 4184 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Techie cafe approved for Palo Alto's Varsity Theatre

A plan to convert the historic Varsity Theatre on University Avenue into a "working cafe" for tech professionals and an event...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2014
Last comment by Fake Retail, on Sep 11, 2014 at 12:17 pm | 40 comments | 4471 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New fines target Palo Alto's water wasters

Water wasters in Palo Alto who ignore the city's admonitions to conserve could face fines of $100 per day under an enforcement...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Max Rattner, on Oct 4, 2014 at 1:51 pm | 40 comments | 5293 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Council incumbents, challengers vie in debate

Making no bones about their desire to shake up the Palo Alto City Council, self-described "residentialist" council candidates...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2014
Last comment by what, on Oct 3, 2014 at 12:55 am | 40 comments | 6189 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Wolbach edges out Kou for fifth seat on Palo Alto council

Cory Wolbach, a legislative aide for state Sen. Jerry Hill, has edged out emergency-preparedness leader Lydia Kou for the...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2014
Last comment by Jocelyn Dong, on Nov 18, 2014 at 4:34 pm | 40 comments | 5149 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

County looks to redesign Page Mill-Oregon, Foothill expressways

Some of the most dangerous and congested sections of Oregon Expressway/Page Mill Road from Alma Street to Foothill Expressway...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Nov 26, 2014 at 12:37 pm | 40 comments | 6968 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Changes eyed for Palo Alto's animal shelter

Palo Alto's animal shelter is no longer in danger of closing, but city officials agreed on Tuesday night that it's time to...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Dec 13, 2014 at 3:58 pm | 40 comments | 3171 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

No 'felony prank' charge for Blaine Marchant

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Original post made on Jun. 13, 2007
Last comment by Disappointed in all of you, on Jun 21, 2007 at 9:11 am | 40 comments | 3894 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guidance on picking the best private school

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Original post made by JK on Aug. 7, 2007
Last comment by HA!, on Aug 6, 2008 at 11:23 pm | 40 comments | 10394 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools hit 20-year high, but numbers puzzling

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Original post made on Sep. 24, 2008
Last comment by Cathy, on Sep 26, 2008 at 6:10 pm | 40 comments | 3349 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New head named for language, Tinsley programs

A Palo Alto middle school administrator has been named district-wide "coordinator of academic success," with responsibility...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2011
Last comment by Svatoid, on Jul 3, 2011 at 11:22 am | 40 comments | 2125 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent Kevin Skelly wins contract extension

Despite recent strains over communication style, Superintendent Kevin Skelly Tuesday won a one-year contract extension through...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2012
Last comment by Former teacher, on May 10, 2013 at 8:04 pm | 40 comments | 4309 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Transcript and college admission fraud at Paly

Someone, maybe the Weekly, needs to investigate the following news. As the honest parents of an honest Paly 2014 senior who...

Original post made by Future former Paly parent on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by parent2, on Feb 21, 2014 at 6:34 pm | 40 comments | 4810 Views
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