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What can be done to address the shortage of affording housing?

When demand exceeds supply, prices increase. To reduce the price of any commodity, including housing, you increase the supply....

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Resident, 4 minutes ago | 81 comments | 3699 Views

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Unhealthy racket: Support city efforts to quiet our skies

In a series of open meetings throughout spring and summer, the Select Committee on South Bay Arrivals met with Federal Aviation...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Tired of Cronyism, 1 hour ago | 12 comments | 1842 Views

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In parting shot, planning commissioner slams council

For the past two years, Kate Downing has been one of Palo Alto's most passionate advocates for building more affordable housing....

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2016
Last comment by Mary, 6 hours ago | 329 comments | 29700 Views

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High price to pay

Teachers, techies, corporate attorneys and advocates for seniors don't always speak with the same voice, but when Palo Alto...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by xPA, 8 hours ago | 112 comments | 12629 Views

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Highway of change

Treasure Island Stamps and Coins doesn't look like a typical Palo Alto "destination." Crowds don't gather outside its doors...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Devorah , 20 hours ago | 19 comments | 7099 Views

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Plan for megahome raises neighbors' concerns

Neighbors in Palo Alto's Embarcadero Oaks are protesting a proposal to build an 11-bedroom, 14-bath residence with a one-car...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by PAULI, 22 hours ago | 62 comments | 13956 Views

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Tweaks to rooftop-solar program irk industry execs

It's been a banner year for solar energy in Palo Alto, with the city signing new long-term contracts for its supply of solar-powered...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Me, on Aug 27, 2016 at 3:59 pm | 2 comments | 1713 Views

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Plan for new dog parks wins support

An ambitious plan to create new dog parks throughout Palo Alto picked up fresh momentum this week, when the city's Parks...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by parent, on Aug 27, 2016 at 2:41 pm | 9 comments | 1805 Views

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Festival of the Arts returns to downtown Palo Alto

Tens of thousands of art enthusiasts and revelers are expected to turn out for the 35th annual Palo Alto Festival of the...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2016
Last comment by parent, on Aug 27, 2016 at 1:27 pm | 4 comments | 4914 Views

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City looks to change, cement retail-protection law

Retail in Palo Alto is easier to appreciate than to preserve, particularly at a time when soaring rents drive shops out of...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by Me, on Aug 26, 2016 at 9:04 am | 21 comments | 5582 Views

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What to expect when Google Fiber comes to town

Google Fiber has been hailed by many observers as a much-needed shake-up for the local telecommunications market. But to...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2016
Last comment by 2 cents, on Aug 26, 2016 at 12:19 am | 93 comments | 8623 Views

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Community Notebook: Local Sierra Club chapter director has long history as volunteer

James Eggers, new director of the Palo Alto-based chapter of the Sierra Club, has plans to boost the number of volunteers...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2016
Last comment by cm, on Aug 25, 2016 at 5:09 pm | 1 comment | 1179 Views

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Residents in cottages feel the big-house squeeze

For more than 30 years, Crescent Park resident Marni Barnes has lived in a 1940s bungalow that is part of a cluster of four...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2016
Last comment by Be Positive, on Aug 24, 2016 at 3:56 pm | 71 comments | 11928 Views

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'All-gender' single-use restroom bill goes to governor

California businesses and state government buildings may be required to make single-occupancy restrooms available to all...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by @Emperor, on Aug 24, 2016 at 1:44 pm | 10 comments | 1451 Views

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Eleven candidates to square off in council race

Eleven candidates, including planning commissioners, past contenders and a few political newcomers, will square off for four...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Aug 24, 2016 at 9:17 am | 60 comments | 4015 Views

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Surf Air adds 31 flights a week at San Carlos Airport

Surf Air, the commuter airline that has been barraged with demands to reduce the noise its aircraft make over the Midpeninsula,...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2015
Last comment by JST, on Aug 23, 2016 at 4:24 pm | 208 comments | 10527 Views

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Peter deCourcy Hero, who transformed Silicon Valley philanthropy, has died

The man who was instrumental in helping tech tycoons channel their millions to charitable giving, Peter deCourcy Hero, has...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2016
Last comment by From Mtn View, on Aug 23, 2016 at 2:08 pm | 3 comments | 6547 Views

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How were you able to become a Palo Alto homeowner

I thought it would be helpful to start a thread where Palo Alto homeowners explained how they got here. There seems to be...

Original post made by PAresident on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by tt, on Aug 22, 2016 at 8:55 pm | 27 comments | 886 Views

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Editorial: Let the campaigns begin

Buckle your seatbelts. This fall's Palo Alto City Council and school board races are likely to be among the most substantive...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Aug 22, 2016 at 2:43 pm | 17 comments | 1663 Views

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Council race heats up in Palo Alto

With just days to go until the filing deadline, the race for the City Council in Palo Alto is suddenly heating up, with four...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 22, 2016 at 1:11 pm | 55 comments | 5950 Views
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