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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Caltrain trenching study wins green light

Declining to stand idle while change arrives along the Caltrain corridor, Palo Alto officials on Monday agreed to commission...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Nov 14, 2013 at 10:44 am | 28 comments | 25938 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Commissioners push for more traffic data

Palo Alto residents' ongoing frustration over worsening traffic surfaced again Wednesday night, even as city transportation...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2013
Last comment by We've seen it in MV, on Dec 22, 2013 at 12:34 am | 28 comments | 3744 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents raise issues with Pope-Chaucer bridge project

Despite organizational difficulties and a gym with poor acoustics, Palo Alto and Menlo Park residents clearly voiced their...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2014
Last comment by Save The Oaks, on Feb 3, 2014 at 12:56 pm | 28 comments | 8736 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto panel tackles housing issues

Affordable housing in Palo Alto is not only an urgent need but also a virtual oxymoron and a subject heated enough to spark...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2014
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on May 10, 2014 at 11:06 am | 28 comments | 4699 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista hearing opens in Palo Alto

A three-day public hearing on the fate of Palo Alto's only mobile-home park, Buena Vista, began Monday night. A room full...

Original post made on May. 13, 2014
Last comment by Greenacres, on May 14, 2014 at 7:29 pm | 28 comments | 1280 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Smoking ban spreads to Palo Alto business districts

From local parks and nature preserves to business districts, shopping centers and outdoor dining tables, Palo Alto's smoking...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by MS, on Jan 29, 2015 at 2:34 pm | 28 comments | 7249 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto nixes two-story additions to historic building

Calling a developer's planned renovation of a historic downtown building "a tipping point," Palo Alto City Council members...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2014
Last comment by Palo Alto Naive, on Jun 26, 2014 at 5:26 pm | 28 comments | 5300 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto speeds ahead with new electric-vehicle requirements

Faster than a speeding Tesla, Palo Alto has dramatically expanded its requirements for electric-vehicle chargers, which thanks...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2014
Last comment by DrewBarrymore, on Sep 2, 2014 at 4:10 am | 28 comments | 12117 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto opts not to sue Caltrain

Palo Alto has a few qualms about Caltrain's plan to electrify the rail corridor, but after a closed-door meeting early Tuesday...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Jan 30, 2015 at 3:19 am | 28 comments | 4887 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What's with the library hours being so limited?

What's with this schedule? How are we supposed to remember it with so many different hours? And why do our libraries close...

Original post made by Palo Altan on Feb. 2, 2015
Last comment by Oldster, on Feb 11, 2015 at 3:10 am | 28 comments | 947 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shady Lane moves to Menlo Park

After 40 years on University Avenue in Palo Alto, the eclectic Shady Lane gift shop and boutique is moving to a new home...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2015
Last comment by Barbara, on Mar 5, 2015 at 10:20 am | 28 comments | 4939 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto set to hire new assistant city manager

Palo Alto City Manager James Keene is preparing to fill one of City Hall's senior leadership positions in May, when Suzanne...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2015
Last comment by Waste of $$$$$$$$$, on Jul 2, 2015 at 7:56 pm | 28 comments | 4528 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto explores new partnership with neighborhoods

Seeking to strengthen the ties that bind City Hall to the city's 37 neighborhoods, the Palo Alto City Council on Monday agreed...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2015
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Apr 23, 2015 at 6:08 pm | 28 comments | 2720 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Payday at City Hall

The signs of success are striking: new libraries, a renovated City Hall, a rebuilt Art Center and a new downtown just a mile...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Joe, on Apr 25, 2015 at 8:02 pm | 28 comments | 4445 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Another buck for workers

A growing movement to adopt local minimum-wage ordinances is gaining momentum on the Peninsula and elsewhere in California,...

Original post made on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Density=Danger, on May 8, 2015 at 8:22 pm | 28 comments | 2584 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hidden in plain sight

The young man working at a Mountain View Safeway slammed his head on a commercial refrigerator door, unable to verbally express...

Original post made on May. 8, 2015
Last comment by Language Matters , on May 18, 2015 at 9:40 am | 28 comments | 12321 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Income inequality in Bay Area exceeds national levels

A Silicon Valley economic research institute said today that income inequality in the Bay Area is now more severe than in...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2015
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Jul 31, 2015 at 4:51 pm | 28 comments | 2810 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Connections Program at JLS

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Original post made by CKL on Apr. 16, 2007
Last comment by Connections...Getting There, on Jan 4, 2010 at 9:35 am | 28 comments | 7765 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A solution to the crowded schools problem

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Original post made by Parent on May. 14, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on May 21, 2007 at 1:30 am | 28 comments | 4230 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Language Immersion Program Compromise Brainstorm

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Original post made by Jane on Jun. 2, 2007
Last comment by A.J., on Jun 5, 2007 at 6:03 pm | 28 comments | 3852 Views
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