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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Lawsuits settled, but no changes at airport

It's been five years since a Cessna piloted by Tesla Motors employee Douglas Bourn crashed into an East Palo Alto neighborhood,...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 16, 2015 at 4:03 pm | 31 comments | 5446 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

State, federal funds sought to save Buena Vista

The effort to prevent the closure of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park has spread well beyond the city's borders in recent weeks,...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2015
Last comment by gz, on Mar 25, 2015 at 5:10 pm | 31 comments | 4989 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council set to approve new signage at City Hall

Seeking to make it easier for the public to find, and get around, the freshly renovated City Hall, Palo Alto plans to spend...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2015
Last comment by disconnected, on Apr 12, 2015 at 6:02 pm | 31 comments | 4499 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: The Buena Vista imperative

Constrained by advice from the city attorney aimed at keeping council members narrowly focused on their legal responsibilities,...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Apr 20, 2015 at 1:26 pm | 31 comments | 5101 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Off Deadline: Can vehicle traffic ever be controlled, or made 'sustainable'?

Joseph Kott, who resigned as Palo Alto's chief transportation official a decade ago, is taking a broader view these days...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2015
Last comment by Marie, on Aug 17, 2015 at 6:31 pm | 31 comments | 5242 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Chain-store limit adopted for California Ave

No area in Palo Alto has seen as much change over the past few years as California Avenue, which has just undergone a full-scale...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2015
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Sep 25, 2015 at 4:01 pm | 31 comments | 5590 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In search of the new commute

In late August, Wendy Silvani met with a group of employees from The Epiphany, an eight-story hotel that in many ways epitomizes...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2015
Last comment by Izzy, on Oct 18, 2015 at 5:28 pm | 31 comments | 9383 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council to weigh controversial Marriott proposal

With Palo Alto's hotel boom in full effect, the City Council will consider on Monday the latest entrant into the crowded...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2015
Last comment by Abitarian, on Dec 7, 2015 at 4:12 pm | 31 comments | 6188 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Kniss to run for fresh term on City Council

Palo Alto Councilwoman Liz Kniss, a two-time mayor whose political resume includes stints on the city's school board, the...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2016
Last comment by Big Question, on Jul 26, 2016 at 12:27 pm | 31 comments | 3775 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto readies ban on outdoor pot growing

Growing marijuana outdoors would remain illegal in Palo Alto, even if California voters agree on Election Day to legitimize...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2016
Last comment by Engr, on Nov 4, 2016 at 1:02 pm | 31 comments | 3995 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Planning commission considers new form of affordable housing

Palo Alto's big housing crisis could be eased by a small, new form of affordable housing: a converted bedroom with a kitchenette...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 2, 2016 at 10:00 pm | 31 comments | 6238 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Log jam blocks San Francisquito Creek

A log jam of branches and tree trunks clogged the West Bayshore overpass at San Francisquito Creek on Sunday afternoon and...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Jan 13, 2017 at 1:06 pm | 31 comments | 10748 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Opening 13th elementary school voted down

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Original post made by Palo Verde parent on Feb. 7, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Mar 6, 2007 at 6:10 pm | 31 comments | 6282 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School Facility Master Plan

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Original post made by aw on Apr. 24, 2007
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Apr 29, 2007 at 9:41 pm | 31 comments | 5623 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

International Baccalaureate Charter Proposal

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Original post made by Asher Waldfogel on May. 29, 2007
Last comment by A.J., on Jun 3, 2007 at 8:35 am | 31 comments | 5890 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Are your teens getting enough sleep?

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Original post made on May. 30, 2007
Last comment by Fred, on Jun 10, 2007 at 7:50 pm | 31 comments | 6362 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Spanish classes full?

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Original post made by Middle School Parent on Aug. 28, 2007
Last comment by Thoughts, on Sep 8, 2007 at 10:20 pm | 31 comments | 6188 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district preps for Draconian budget cuts

Palo Alto schools may face Draconian budget cuts due to the state budget crisis, school board members were warned Tuesday...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by common sense, on Jan 16, 2009 at 10:58 am | 31 comments | 3796 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly junior wins state debating championship

Palo Alto High School junior Avi Arfin earned the title of State Champion in the California High School Speech Association...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2009
Last comment by Nirvair Singh, on Jun 2, 2009 at 5:22 pm | 31 comments | 3276 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Our High Schools Should Start Later!

Here's new research about the tie between sleep deprivation and teen depression: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/11/13/MN1E1AFT5P.DTL&tsp=1 Our...

Original post made by Caring About Teens on Nov. 13, 2009
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Nov 16, 2009 at 8:11 pm | 31 comments | 4001 Views
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