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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Ban on feeding wildlife advances in Palo Alto

Feeding the ducks in the Palo Alto Baylands was once a popular local pastime, as common as hiking in the foothills or hacking...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2013
Last comment by Not rocket science, on Aug 31, 2013 at 2:16 pm | 38 comments | 3275 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High-speed-rail 'safeguard' bill signed into law

Legislation spearheaded by state Sen. Jerry Hill that makes it next to impossible for the California High-Speed Rail Authority...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2013
Last comment by Ruth, on Sep 13, 2013 at 8:13 pm | 38 comments | 20229 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why Not Help Save The Last Orchard in Palo Alto?

“A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can let alone.” Henry David Thoreau “There were...

Original post made by Margo Davis on Sep. 25, 2013
Last comment by Margaret Fruth, on Nov 2, 2013 at 10:44 am | 38 comments | 2983 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: After 25 years, time to phase out Cubberley lease

The financial condition of the Palo Alto Unified School District, like most public agencies, is not very transparent to the...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2013
Last comment by senot blogger, on Sep 30, 2013 at 1:46 pm | 38 comments | 4483 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Measure D opponents hang tough in cash battle

With Election Day just around the corner, the nonprofit looking to build a bitterly contested housing development on Maybell...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2013
Last comment by Vote AGAINST D, on Oct 28, 2013 at 2:46 pm | 38 comments | 4304 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to resolve 'retention crisis' with pay raises

With Palo Alto's economic recovery speeding along and tax revenues happily spiking, the city is doing something to try to...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2014
Last comment by Outsource, on Mar 15, 2014 at 7:27 pm | 38 comments | 9265 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto mulls dedicating new parkland

A long forgotten and largely abandoned parcel of city-owned land next to Foothills Park could be spruced up and added to...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2014
Last comment by Disgusted 2, on Mar 23, 2014 at 9:55 pm | 38 comments | 9984 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford wins approval for El Camino project

Stanford University's plan to build 250 housing units for its faculty in the College Terrace neighborhood scored another...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2014
Last comment by Annette, on Apr 8, 2014 at 2:22 pm | 38 comments | 10561 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Want More Density, Height, and Overbuilding? No?

I received this today from our Comp Plan rep: September 2nd seems to be a preliminary date the city will receive initial...

Original post made by res on Aug. 29, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Sep 1, 2014 at 2:21 pm | 38 comments | 943 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Living under the belly of a 'beast'

Fledgling airline Surf Air's marketing slogan is "Disruptive Innovation — A Revolutionary Approach to Air Travel."...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Nov 30, 2014 at 11:03 am | 38 comments | 6267 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to explore incentives for slashing natural-gas use

After cutting carbon out of the city's electric supply, Palo Alto officials are now fixing their sights on the next frontier...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2014
Last comment by Jo Ann, on Dec 18, 2014 at 3:30 pm | 38 comments | 5014 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Silicon Valley 'hot and getting hotter' -- yet with huge inequities

Silicon Valley is doing better than ever economically, and this time it's no bubble, Russell Hancock, president and CEO of...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2015
Last comment by PhDWoman, on Feb 23, 2015 at 8:00 pm | 38 comments | 7382 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Board to hold special meeting to amend parcel tax language

After being informed that Santa Clara County Counsel perceives as illegal the Palo Alto school district's inclusion of a...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2015
Last comment by Michael Wolk, on Apr 13, 2015 at 3:49 pm | 38 comments | 3793 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto set to make all new homes 'solar ready'

All new homes in Palo Alto will have to dedicate roof space to solar panels under a new law that the City Council is preparing...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 24, 2015 at 12:48 pm | 38 comments | 5633 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mercedes dealership planned for Ming's site

A glassy, three-story Mercedes dealership would go up next to the Baylands at the Embarcadero Road site of Ming's Restaurant...

Original post made on May. 8, 2015
Last comment by Brian, on May 14, 2015 at 9:05 am | 38 comments | 6023 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Edgewood Plaza developer could face penalties for vacant grocery store

The developer of Edgewood Plaza will face a fine of $500 per day if the vacant grocery store formerly occupied by Fresh Market...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Resident, 16 hours ago | 38 comments | 3120 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The Wright Side of the Brain

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Original post made by sue on May. 1, 2008
Last comment by mike w b, on May 3, 2008 at 3:08 pm | 38 comments | 2678 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Churches in (near) Palo Alto - programs for kids/teens

My wife and I went to church as a teenager but aren't really active any longer. Now that we have a teenager and a younger...

Original post made by anon-this-time. on Oct. 4, 2009
Last comment by Jim, on May 19, 2010 at 4:04 pm | 38 comments | 5513 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly Principal McEvoy to resign June 30

Palo Alto High School Principal Jacquie McEvoy has announced she will resign effective June 30, Superintendent Kevin Skelly...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2010
Last comment by Paly Student, on Jan 26, 2010 at 7:50 pm | 38 comments | 3526 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly teams earn honors in science, math contests

Students at Palo Alto High School continue to rack up national honors in science and mathematics this spring -- including...

Original post made on May. 18, 2010
Last comment by Pre-K Dad, on May 20, 2010 at 9:10 pm | 38 comments | 3011 Views
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