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Editorial: Chipping away at proposed office cap

The surprising consensus that emerged three months ago with a unanimous vote of the Palo Alto City Council — creating...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by History Repeats, on Oct 23, 2016 at 10:03 pm | 44 comments | 4001 Views


EIR raises concerns about city's future

Earlier this month, Palo Alto unveiled a draft environmental study of various strategies for city growth. The 837-page state-mandated...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2016
Last comment by Roger Overnaut, on Feb 22, 2016 at 2:55 pm | 44 comments | 7167 Views


New dog parks pitched in Palo Alto

Dogged by persistent complaints about inadequate park space for local pooches, Palo Alto officials are preparing to unleash...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2016
Last comment by Paloaltogirl , on Mar 31, 2016 at 10:06 am | 44 comments | 6055 Views


Lydia Kou announces bid for City Council

Lydia Kou, a longtime neighborhood volunteer who in recent years has emerged as a leading critic of Palo Alto's land-use...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2016
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Jul 18, 2016 at 3:42 pm | 44 comments | 6831 Views


Downtown project sent back to drawing board, again

In a stinging rejection Thursday, the Palo Alto Architectural Review Board voted 3-0, with two members recused, against a...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Aug 9, 2016 at 7:28 am | 44 comments | 8693 Views


Letter of complaint and retraction?


Original post made by Parent on Sep. 30, 2006
Last comment by Bill Johnson, on Oct 4, 2006 at 3:17 pm | 44 comments | 8706 Views


Are PAUSD Schools Excellent?


Original post made by Working Mother of Three on Feb. 14, 2007
Last comment by parent, on Feb 24, 2007 at 4:33 pm | 44 comments | 6157 Views


Is Diligence on New Superintendent Sufficient?


Original post made by RWE on May. 2, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on May 19, 2007 at 3:13 pm | 44 comments | 14622 Views


Your kids are smoking marijuana near my house


Original post made by Jim on Jul. 31, 2007
Last comment by anon., on Sep 2, 2009 at 10:42 am | 44 comments | 6526 Views


Bullies not welcome at Barron Park Elementary


Original post made on Oct. 25, 2007
Last comment by FF, on Nov 6, 2007 at 8:26 pm | 44 comments | 5819 Views


Palo Alto school district plans for boundary changes

With plans underway to reopen Garland School in November 2010, the school board discussed reconfiguring school boundaries...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2009
Last comment by Erin, on Feb 2, 2009 at 11:57 am | 44 comments | 3234 Views


School district will try again on new calendar

When the dust settled after Tuesday's rancorous Palo Alto Board of Education meeting, at which a scheduled vote on academic...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2010
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Nov 20, 2010 at 9:35 am | 44 comments | 5603 Views


School board enthusiastic about new classes at Paly

Three new classes proposed for Palo Alto High School next year are part of a larger effort to better "align" high school...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2012
Last comment by local parent, on Feb 24, 2012 at 10:35 am | 44 comments | 4908 Views


Overall school-bond tax bills to rise 19.5 percent

Property owners in the Palo Alto school district will see higher tax bills following school board approval last week of a...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2012
Last comment by Wayne Martin, on Jun 28, 2012 at 11:02 am | 44 comments | 5714 Views


Protest at Charlie Munger and Mandy Lowell's House -- PHOTOS

The Los Angeles Times covered the protest at Charlie Munger and Mandy Lowell's Hamilton Avenue home yesterday. Charlie and...

Original post made by Cal Teachers on Nov. 2, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Nov 5, 2012 at 11:53 am | 44 comments | 4856 Views


Editorial: So far, all take, no give on Cubberley site

We had high hopes in November, 2011 when the Palo Alto City Council adopted an ambitious work plan aimed at determining a...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2013
Last comment by Alex Panelli, on Mar 19, 2013 at 9:18 am | 44 comments | 4689 Views


McGee calls for committee work on new elementary school

The Palo Alto school district's debate over the urgency to open a 13th elementary school, defined by years of delays in decision...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2014
Last comment by JLS Mom, on Sep 30, 2014 at 12:13 am | 44 comments | 6759 Views


Mysterious school policy proposal becomes hot potato

Palo Alto school board Vice President Melissa Baten Caswell is asking her colleagues to consider adopting additional conflict-of-interest...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2014
Last comment by kludged, on Dec 8, 2014 at 8:36 am | 44 comments | 9094 Views


Editorial: A 'moon shot' denied

Three of Palo Alto's five school board members courageously and emphatically said 'no' Tuesday night to initiating a months-long...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2016
Last comment by Innovator, on Feb 1, 2016 at 11:54 pm | 44 comments | 7625 Views


Editorial: The looming election

Unusual opportunities exist this fall for qualified and motivated newcomers to seek and win seats on the Palo Alto City Council...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2016
Last comment by Bacon is bad for you, on Apr 3, 2016 at 10:20 pm | 44 comments | 4287 Views
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Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain
By Elena Kadvany | 25 comments | 11,836 views

Sing and celebrate
By Sally Torbey | 7 comments | 520 views


Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund

For the last 23 years, the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund has given away more than $4 million to local nonprofits serving children and families. When you make a donation, every dollar is automatically doubled, and 100% of the funds go directly to local programs. It’s a great way to ensure your charitable donations are working at home.