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AROUND TOWN

Residents: Less housing around East Meadow

A coffee shop would be nice, a garden would be great, and a bike path would be fantastic, but please, please, please no more...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2009
Last comment by YouShouldKnow, on Feb 5, 2009 at 6:52 pm | 66 comments | 4360 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto speeds ahead with traffic-calming projects

The ongoing debate about traffic-calming projects in Palo Alto is almost certain to become more common and more vehement...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Aug 7, 2011 at 6:16 pm | 66 comments | 10425 Views

AROUND TOWN

Planned bike bridge called too complex, pricey

Palo Alto's dream of a spacious, elegant bike bridge spanning Highway 101 and connecting residents to the Baylands should...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2011
Last comment by casual biker, on Sep 6, 2011 at 10:48 am | 66 comments | 3628 Views

AROUND TOWN

Water board deals a blow to flood-control effort

An long-planned effort to protect Palo Alto, East Palo Alto and Menlo Park from the flood-prone San Francisquito Creek suffered...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Mar 12, 2014 at 10:41 am | 66 comments | 19632 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Children's Theatre criminal probe to be dropped?

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Original post made on May. 8, 2008
Last comment by Hero, on May 19, 2008 at 8:38 am | 65 comments | 7882 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Old Elks Lodge building gets demolished

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Original post made on Jul. 8, 2008
Last comment by Ernie S P., on Jul 22, 2008 at 7:30 pm | 65 comments | 3824 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Huge jump in Palo Alto retirees' health benefits

Palo Alto's quest to reduce its ballooning retiree medical liability jumped forward Monday night when the City Council agreed...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2009
Last comment by Otis, on Aug 8, 2009 at 11:01 am | 65 comments | 5230 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto parents group wants to shut down Caltrain

A group of Palo Alto parents (unknown exactly who or how many they are) demands that Caltrain run its trains at 5mph through...

Original post made by train rider on Nov. 23, 2009
Last comment by false statement, on Dec 1, 2009 at 7:51 am | 65 comments | 3433 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto mobile-home park faces redevelopment

Buena Vista, the only surviving mobile-home park in Palo Alto, could soon be history, according to city officials. Residents...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2012
Last comment by name removed, on Jul 30, 2013 at 9:06 am | 65 comments | 18092 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Protesting ABAG's housing goals

Like many cities up and down the Peninsula, Palo Alto is struggling to find the best strategy for standing up to the unreasonable...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2013
Last comment by lcurtis, on Aug 31, 2013 at 2:01 pm | 65 comments | 7330 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents challenge proposed traffic signal on Page Mill

A proposal by state, county and local officials to add a traffic signal at the Interstate 280/Page Mill Road interchange...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2014
Last comment by Pete, on Nov 4, 2015 at 9:33 am | 65 comments | 10953 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Another plan for Maybell housing draws fire

The developer of 2.46 acres on Maybell Avenue near Arastradero Road may be up against a considerable battle with some Barron...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by About the Kids, on Feb 5, 2015 at 4:34 pm | 65 comments | 8563 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto opts for lighter touch in new Baylands bridge

Palo Alto's design competition for an iconic bike bridge leading to the Baylands reached a dramatic and surprising conclusion...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2015
Last comment by David, on Mar 21, 2015 at 11:28 am | 65 comments | 10602 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto moves ahead with 'urgency' law to protect retail

With Palo Alto's shopping centers thriving, its sales-tax revenues rising and its downtown vacancies virtually nonexistent,...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2015
Last comment by southbayresident , on May 29, 2015 at 2:04 am | 65 comments | 7920 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Rolling over for BART

Every time transportation sales-tax measures have appeared on Santa Clara County ballots since 1961, Palo Alto voters have...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2015
Last comment by dandelion, on Sep 29, 2015 at 10:25 pm | 65 comments | 6080 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents complain about geese invasion at Mitchell Park

Honking and flapping, flocks of Canada geese fly each morning over Ken Allen's house in Adobe Meadow. But rather than go...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2015
Last comment by Mike Alexander, on Oct 3, 2015 at 6:05 pm | 65 comments | 7033 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Warning: Height Limit Assault is Upon Us

Found this little surprise in the details of city housing proposals: H2.1.1 PROGRAM To allow for higher density residential...

Original post made by Crescent Park Dad on Mar. 21, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Mar 25, 2016 at 5:12 pm | 65 comments | 5297 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

After re-election, Palo Alto Vice Mayor Kniss reaps developers' cash

Ten days after Liz Kniss cruised to an Election Day victory, picking up more votes than any other candidate, contributions...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2017
Last comment by Silly rabbit , on Jan 25, 2017 at 1:47 pm | 65 comments | 7501 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent: Bad tenured teachers hard to fire

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Original post made by julie on Jun. 29, 2008
Last comment by Parent, on Jul 7, 2008 at 1:20 pm | 65 comments | 4592 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto high schools drop in latest Newsweek rankings

http://www.newsweek.com/id/201160/?s=&q=2009/rank/1 The latest Newsweek high school rankings just came out. Although...

Original post made by Concerned parent on Jun. 11, 2009
Last comment by Apples to apples, on Jun 16, 2009 at 9:15 am | 65 comments | 4493 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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