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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 | 6363 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 | 1552 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A library for everyone: Palo Alto branch reopens with new name, new features

Palo Alto Main Library — now renamed the Rinconada Library — fits into the current trend of how libraries are being...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2015
Last comment by User friendly is gone, on Apr 28, 2016 at 1:23 pm | 28 comments | 11142 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 | 6314 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 | 5853 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 | 3765 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 | 6611 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 | 3718 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 | 18043 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 | 4606 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Online launches 'pay meter'

Frequent visitors to Palo Alto Online will soon need to either become subscribing members to obtain full access to unlimited...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Feb 19, 2016 at 10:38 pm | 28 comments | 5546 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Getting out of cars

Ask any employer in Palo Alto, large or small, tech or restaurant, what its biggest business challenge is and you'll get...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2016
Last comment by commuter, on Mar 14, 2016 at 5:27 pm | 28 comments | 4607 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council to rule on new Mercedes dealership near Baylands

Once a popular destination for diners seeking egg rolls, dim sum and Chinese chicken salad, the Embarcadero Road building...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2016
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Jun 9, 2016 at 3:03 am | 28 comments | 4739 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Tax measure rushed and ill-advised

Palo Alto City Council members are right to worry about political fall-out from the ever-worsening traffic congestion around...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 28, 2016 at 6:48 am | 28 comments | 3426 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

FAA committee: Scrap existing flight path

A committee tasked with recommending ways to reduce airplane noise over the Midpeninsula voted last week in favor of a new...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2016
Last comment by Binocular, on Nov 28, 2016 at 11:42 pm | 28 comments | 8451 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan to replace Brutalist building sent back to drawing board

Love it or hate it, the Brutalist six-story building at 2600 El Camino Real is unlike any other in Palo Alto, a city better...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2016
Last comment by Untrustworthy developer, on Mar 17, 2017 at 6:28 pm | 28 comments | 6219 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 | 9499 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 | 5126 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 | 4968 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Yes on Measure A for schools' future

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Original post made on May. 8, 2008
Last comment by fuzzy list=no vote, on May 12, 2008 at 3:09 pm | 28 comments | 4886 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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