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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto hires its first budget czar

Palo Alto has hired its first director of the new Office of Management and Budget, the latest addition to the city's expanding...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2013
Last comment by lazlo, on Jul 8, 2013 at 1:44 pm | 25 comments | 1968 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why is Town Square So Out of Sync With Dominant Free Speech Norms of the Internet; or, is this Forum Not a Forum Anymore Due to Heavy-Handed Editing of Posts

I have noticed a trend which seems to have accelerated recently in which the publisher of Paloaltoonline has edited not only...

Original post made by village idiot on Sep. 9, 2013
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on May 27, 2014 at 7:56 am | 25 comments | 3332 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks more polls before ruling on 2014 ballot

Palo Alto has a generous menu of options when it comes to tax measures that may appear on the November 2014 ballot, but with...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2013
Last comment by rich and stupid?, on Oct 7, 2013 at 1:39 pm | 25 comments | 4320 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Restaurant bag ban starts Friday

Plastic to-go bags at Palo Alto restaurants are going to go as of Friday, Nov. 1, when the third phase of Palo Alto's ordinance...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2013
Last comment by Jon, on Nov 1, 2013 at 4:37 pm | 25 comments | 21506 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

All 3 Palo Alto papers agree: Vote AGAINST D

Today, November 1, the Palo Alto Daily News joined the Palo Alto Weekly and the Daily Post in urging voters to vote NO on...

Original post made by Vote Against D on Nov. 1, 2013
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Nov 3, 2013 at 7:00 am | 25 comments | 1190 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

After resounding defeat, the lessons of Maybell

Housing advocates clashed with neighborhood preservationists in Palo Alto on Election Night. When the dust settled, it wasn't...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2013
Last comment by PA Dweller, on Nov 8, 2013 at 6:21 pm | 25 comments | 7738 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

NO to Nancy Shephard for Mayor

Nancy Shephard should NOT become the next mayor of Palo Alto! She has consistently been tone deaf to residents and unrepentant...

Original post made by NeedAlternative on Jan. 6, 2014
Last comment by Jim, on May 5, 2014 at 8:06 pm | 25 comments | 1274 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What's status of Mitchell Park Liberary???

Do we have a move-in date for the new library? Why is so little communication from the City?...

Original post made by J. W. on Feb. 24, 2014
Last comment by Leo, on Mar 5, 2014 at 4:03 pm | 25 comments | 1167 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto approves new deal with largest union

The Palo Alto City Council swiftly and unanimously approved on Monday night a new contract with the city's largest labor...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2014
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Mar 27, 2015 at 10:13 am | 25 comments | 3813 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City to look at new uses for Municipal Services Center site

A proposal to move Palo Alto's Municipal Services Center and the Animal Services Center from their existing locations on...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by Engineer, on Oct 30, 2014 at 11:24 pm | 25 comments | 2913 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan to expand Palo Alto's shuttle program speeds ahead

Seeking to reduce car congestion, Palo Alto officials approved on Monday night a plan to dramatically expand the city's shuttle...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2014
Last comment by Oldster, on Dec 8, 2014 at 2:02 pm | 25 comments | 3090 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New development on Forest Avenue to include 13 housing units

A proposal to redevelop a 0.52 acre lot in downtown Palo Alto is currently percolating, with the 13 new residential units...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by K, on Jan 30, 2015 at 8:05 pm | 25 comments | 3703 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In zeal to hear appeal, council butts up against state law

Members of the Palo Alto City Council accidentally ran afoul of state law late last week when they attempted to discuss over...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 6, 2015 at 9:21 am | 25 comments | 3325 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rate increases projected for Palo Alto utilities

After a few years of holding steady, Palo Alto's utility bills are about to embark on an upward climb. According to the most...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2015
Last comment by pares, on Feb 7, 2015 at 12:48 pm | 25 comments | 5067 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Where Will They Go?

If you're wondering why the Buena Vista issue is so vexing for many Palo Altans (and the city council), perhaps take a moment...

Original post made by JackB on Feb. 23, 2015
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Mar 7, 2015 at 10:43 am | 25 comments | 905 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Taking school concerns public seeks to manipulate

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Original post made by John Lents, Principal of Addison, on Oct. 3, 2006
Last comment by Parent, on Oct 6, 2006 at 1:38 pm | 25 comments | 5481 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

LA Hills Redistricting Plan Would Impact Palo Alto Schools

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Original post made by Brewster on Nov. 13, 2006
Last comment by Board Observer, on Mar 5, 2007 at 12:46 pm | 25 comments | 7915 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Choice vs. peer streaming trade-off??

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Original post made by ADL on Jan. 25, 2007
Last comment by Your neighbor, on Jan 30, 2007 at 2:02 pm | 25 comments | 4288 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parental Communication With Paly Online

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Original post made by Parent on Feb. 7, 2007
Last comment by Mom, on Jan 6, 2010 at 11:31 pm | 25 comments | 4598 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Will MI create a segregated school? Why? Why not?

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Original post made by Still Curious on Mar. 30, 2007
Last comment by Parent, on Apr 4, 2007 at 3:55 pm | 25 comments | 4531 Views
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