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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Huge crowd vents high-speed rail woes

A chance to question Congresswoman Anna Eshoo face-to-face drew hundreds of people to the Menlo Park City Council chambers...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2009
Last comment by Bianca, on Sep 7, 2009 at 4:14 pm | 34 comments | 2537 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Auditor urges police to seek diversity in recruits

The Palo Alto Police Department has taken giant steps to mend its relationship with minority communities, but its efforts...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Mar 4, 2010 at 5:42 pm | 34 comments | 1753 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks fairness in trash rates

Palo Alto may soon reduce its street-sweeping services, raise garbage rates and begin charging for recycling as part of its...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Apr 9, 2011 at 7:26 am | 34 comments | 1657 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to overhaul emergency services

Despite budget deficits and staffing reductions, Palo Alto is planning to create a $1 million Office of Emergency Services...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2011
Last comment by James, on Jun 8, 2011 at 11:51 am | 34 comments | 2276 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Vote yes on Measure E

More than 100 years ago, Palo Altans debated whether or not to establish a municipal utilities district. Fortunately, for...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2011
Last comment by cbliss, on Oct 18, 2011 at 11:55 am | 34 comments | 1613 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Fixes planned for Palo Alto's iconic egg sculpture

Palo Alto's famous circuit-board egg sculpture, "Digital DNA," may soon receive a major facelift -- and it won't be cheap....

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2011
Last comment by pat, on Dec 21, 2011 at 9:54 am | 34 comments | 5711 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City looks for allies against housing mandates

Seeking to carve out a leadership position in what promises to be a prolonged battle against regional housing mandates, Palo...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2012
Last comment by regional planning implementation results in joint lawsuit, on Mar 27, 2012 at 11:13 pm | 34 comments | 2520 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New Edgewood Plaza wins final approval

Edgewood Plaza, the only shopping area created by Palo Alto homebuilder Joseph Eichler, will soon welcome a new grocery store...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2012
Last comment by Tom, on Apr 29, 2013 at 1:18 pm | 34 comments | 2046 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto mulls 'neighborliness' grant program

Palo Alto residents looking to throw block parties, launch neighborhood-watch programs or promote other events geared at...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2012
Last comment by Trying to figure it out, on Sep 18, 2012 at 10:20 am | 34 comments | 3415 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plans to transform California Avenue win praise

Palo Alto's quest to transform California Avenue into the city's "second downtown" got off to a rough start in 2011, when...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2013
Last comment by Greg H, on Mar 25, 2013 at 11:45 am | 34 comments | 1136 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to revamp public-art program

Will Palo Alto's wave of developments usher in a public-art Renaissance? City officials certainly hope so, and on Monday...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2013
Last comment by Palo Altan, on Apr 11, 2013 at 5:46 pm | 34 comments | 1972 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Foothills Park: Still (mostly) just for Palo Altans

On a warm Sunday morning early last fall, 24-year-old Katie Williams rode her bike from her East Palo Alto home up Page Mill...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2013
Last comment by rick, on Jul 3, 2013 at 2:59 am | 34 comments | 2948 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto suspends 'planned community' projects

Few phrases stoke rage and cynicism in Palo Alto as effectively as "planned community," a process that allows developers...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Feb 6, 2014 at 10:38 am | 34 comments | 6758 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shop Talk: New hotel and more

The highly anticipated Epiphany Hotel stirs parking concerns; Town & Country Village gets two new retail tenants and Grocery...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2014
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Feb 19, 2014 at 7:55 pm | 34 comments | 6255 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mother-son film team takes on auto exhaust

A Palo Alto filmmaker launched a $21,000 fund-raising drive this week for a children's video analogizing auto exhaust to...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2014
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, on Jun 23, 2014 at 6:15 am | 34 comments | 4271 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What happened to civility?

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Original post made by Mandy Lowell & Carolyn Tucher on Feb. 13, 2007
Last comment by Anna, on Feb 18, 2007 at 1:03 pm | 34 comments | 4496 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MI Charter School in MV best move?

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Original post made by Language Lover on Mar. 26, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Mar 29, 2007 at 9:34 pm | 34 comments | 3853 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How many PAUSD seniors can solve this Chinese University entrance problem?

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Original post made by Mike on Apr. 25, 2007
Last comment by Former Paly student, on May 6, 2007 at 11:46 pm | 34 comments | 3748 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn and Paly shun Newsweek ranking

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Original post made by Tyler Hanley on May. 21, 2007
Last comment by Ithoughttheyshunned, on May 20, 2008 at 11:04 am | 34 comments | 3843 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Jordan Middle School principal resigns

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Original post made on Oct. 17, 2007
Last comment by another Jordan teacher, on Oct 18, 2007 at 8:31 pm | 34 comments | 4039 Views
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