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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Debate over council size splits Palo Alto establishment

More than two centuries after Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton forced the nation to weigh the merits of democracy...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by CrecentParkAnon., on Sep 22, 2014 at 11:54 pm | 46 comments | 6253 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to regulate Airbnb rentals

With hotel-tax revenues on a happy upswing, Palo Alto officials are preparing to take aim at one source of competition for...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2014
Last comment by PA Resident, on Jan 15, 2015 at 1:28 pm | 46 comments | 6799 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown parking program delayed after union criticism

Palo Alto's long-awaited downtown parking-permit program will be delayed by at least three months because of concerns from...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by Disguisted, on Mar 20, 2015 at 8:09 pm | 46 comments | 6724 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New rules approved for proposed cell towers

Much like bad cell reception, new wireless facilities have been causing plenty of static in Palo Alto neighborhoods of late....

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2015
Last comment by Roger Overnaut, on Jul 6, 2015 at 12:13 pm | 46 comments | 5852 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A scofflaw? Not I; just a good neighbor

I have always admired the way Palo Altans care about their community and engage with the political process when they have...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2015
Last comment by BillyBob, on Nov 9, 2015 at 12:52 pm | 46 comments | 5284 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown's parking-permit zone set to expand

With Palo Alto's parking congestion now spreading from the heart of downtown to surrounding neighborhoods, city officials...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2015
Last comment by T. Johnson, on Feb 1, 2016 at 10:12 am | 46 comments | 5133 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

As housing crisis worsens, city scrambles for solutions

From young professionals looking for homes near their jobs to native sons and daughters who have discovered they can no longer...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2016
Last comment by Buck Allday, on Mar 22, 2016 at 5:51 pm | 46 comments | 6803 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Maybell housing development wins approval

A former orchard on Maybell Avenue that three years ago was at the center of a citizen revolt in Palo Alto will soon be the...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2016
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Jul 6, 2016 at 3:58 pm | 46 comments | 9528 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Comcast restricting data in Palo Alto as of Nov 1

Check your email, it is now official, we are subject to Comcast data caps again in Palo Alto. After a few years of freedom,...

Original post made by NoMoPa on Oct. 7, 2016
Last comment by Theodore, on Oct 17, 2016 at 3:47 pm | 46 comments | 3466 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto mulls raising the height limit for new buildings

Palo Alto's 50-foot ceiling for new developments may start showing cracks next week, when the City Council considers new...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2016
Last comment by CH, on Nov 29, 2016 at 1:24 pm | 46 comments | 6498 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Ending Palo Alto's traffic and parking nightmare

Having grown up in Palo Alto, there's no doubt that traffic is far worse today than it was even a decade or two ago, and...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2017
Last comment by YIMBY, on Feb 2, 2017 at 1:54 am | 46 comments | 8129 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD Mandarin Immersion Feasibility Study available now!

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Original post made by Nico on Dec. 8, 2006
Last comment by Observer, on Dec 27, 2006 at 7:53 pm | 46 comments | 7547 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A NIMBY speaks to Mandarin Immersion

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Original post made by NIMBY on Jan. 20, 2007
Last comment by anonymous, on Jan 22, 2007 at 1:44 pm | 46 comments | 5537 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

More housing = more Kids

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Original post made by ToldUSo on Jan. 23, 2007
Last comment by A PARENT, on Mar 7, 2007 at 4:48 pm | 46 comments | 6144 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Jordan Middle School

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Original post made by PrivateSchoolParent on Mar. 30, 2007
Last comment by Mom, on Jun 23, 2011 at 5:27 pm | 46 comments | 6287 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn, Paly sports fields to get synthetic turf

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Original post made on Nov. 14, 2007
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Nov 20, 2007 at 5:40 pm | 46 comments | 6889 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto schools lottery process revamped

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Original post made on Feb. 21, 2008
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Feb 26, 2008 at 6:19 pm | 46 comments | 9488 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

For Most People, College Is a Waste of Time

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Original post made by joan on Aug. 13, 2008
Last comment by peter s, on Aug 16, 2008 at 9:37 pm | 46 comments | 3174 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Big jump in API score at Briones

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Original post made by anne on Sep. 14, 2008
Last comment by Me Too, on Sep 22, 2008 at 7:57 am | 46 comments | 4401 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Inspiring' Paly High sophomore dies in sleep

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Original post made on Sep. 15, 2008
Last comment by jackie wells, on Aug 28, 2010 at 11:07 am | 46 comments | 4742 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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