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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Where have all the Start-ups gone?

The city council election this fall will be decided on what voters embrace as the future vision for Palo Alto. One issue...

Original post made by Palo Alto Forced-out on Sep. 13, 2016
Last comment by Todd, on Sep 15, 2016 at 10:04 pm | 4 comments | 480 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Heavy flight noise from SJC today in S. Palo Alto

Arriving flights are being routed over Palo Alto today. Every 4-5 minutes, below 3000 feet. Ugh. So much for enjoying the...

Original post made by Resident11 on Sep. 13, 2016
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Sep 15, 2016 at 7:31 pm | 7 comments | 386 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: Palo Alto Breakfast House closes and more

This week's column features news on Palo Alto Breakfast House's closure, as well as a mysterious bake shop that might open...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2016
Last comment by Office, not Bakery, on Sep 15, 2016 at 5:51 pm | 4 comments | 10811 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Feds Target Local All-Cash Sales

According to today's "The Daily Journal": "Federal officials are turning an eye to the Bay Area's hot housing markets as...

Original post made by about time on Jul. 28, 2016
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Sep 15, 2016 at 1:23 pm | 23 comments | 1223 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto prepares to replace Baylands boardwalk

The timber boardwalk stretching from the Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Interpretive Center to the marshy nature preserve is...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2016
Last comment by MarkW, on Sep 15, 2016 at 12:01 pm | 15 comments | 6475 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board eyes more conservative budget projections

Palo Alto school board members supported a much more conservative budget outlook for the next five years during a discussion...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2016
Last comment by UdyRegan, on Sep 14, 2016 at 8:43 pm | 28 comments | 4122 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Sept. 11 memorial set up outside East Palo Alto fire station vandalized

A memorial set up outside an East Palo Alto fire station for the 15th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001 was vandalized, firefighters...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2016
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Sep 14, 2016 at 7:17 pm | 7 comments | 2783 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New plan reflects changing vision for prominent El Camino site

One year after Palo Alto swiftly shut down a plan to construct an office building at the busy intersection of El Camino Real...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2016
Last comment by Sunshine, on Sep 14, 2016 at 5:32 pm | 55 comments | 7994 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why is Paly renovating Haymarket?

Why not tear down Haymarket and build a 2-story classroom building? There are still portables in the middle of campus and...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Sep. 9, 2016
Last comment by OPar, on Sep 14, 2016 at 4:28 pm | 6 comments | 510 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Utility Efforts

Nearly 20 years ago, an initiative was passed to move electric utilities in town underground. I had a bad experience in...

Original post made by Paul Losch on Sep. 12, 2016
Last comment by Greatly Annoyed, on Sep 14, 2016 at 3:58 pm | 12 comments | 345 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Community Notebook: Test the Palo Alto Public Library mobile app

Library patrons and technology lovers are invited to Mitchell Park Library on Thursday, Sept. 15, to test the Palo Alto Public...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2016
Last comment by Marie, on Sep 14, 2016 at 11:34 am | 1 comment | 1451 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A push toward solar power, a retreat from natural gas

Since Palo Alto launched its own electric utility in 1900, its quest for power has involved everything from Belgian-made...

Original post made on May. 20, 2016
Last comment by UdyRegan, on Sep 13, 2016 at 8:01 pm | 5 comments | 4519 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto peace walk marks Sept. 11 anniversary

A multifaith march for peace in Palo Alto Sunday afternoon drew hundreds of participants. Walking along Alma Street and Middlefield...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2016
Last comment by No apples, no oranges , on Sep 13, 2016 at 4:54 pm | 17 comments | 7817 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Demand drives Bay Area gas price increase over the past month

Bay Area gas prices climbed to an average of $2.77 per gallon over the past month as refineries failed to keep pace with...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2016
Last comment by NoMoPa, on Sep 13, 2016 at 2:53 pm | 2 comments | 1399 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community gives feedback about budget shortfall

Palo Alto school board members opened the floor on Wednesday, Sept. 7, to the community to answer questions and receive feedback...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2016
Last comment by Mom, on Sep 13, 2016 at 9:06 am | 25 comments | 3546 Views

AROUND TOWN

New zone change proposed for busy El Camino Real intersection

With Palo Alto's controversial "planned community" process suspended indefinitely, a developer who was hoping to win the...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2014
Last comment by Annette Ross, on Sep 12, 2016 at 8:20 pm | 9 comments | 5699 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto to put sales tax on November ballot

The East Palo Alto City Council unanimously approved putting a 1/2-cent sales tax on the Nov. 8 ballot Tuesday night to maintain...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2016
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 12, 2016 at 8:15 pm | 3 comments | 2041 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto students show improvement in state test, but achievement gap persists

New results from the state’s standardized Smarter Balanced Assessment, released on Wednesday, show that most Palo Alto...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2016
Last comment by John94306, on Sep 12, 2016 at 5:53 pm | 16 comments | 3846 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Driver strikes hydrant, lands onto hedges

A driver who apparently hit the gas pedal lost control of the vehicle, sheared off a fire hydrant and struck another vehicle...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2016
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Sep 12, 2016 at 2:01 pm | 10 comments | 5856 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Worth watching Palo Alto - Menlo Park dev will impact schools

http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2016/09/12/menlo-park-how-rezoning-could-impact-citys-finances As we discuss the appropriate...

Original post made by SchoolImpacts on Sep. 12, 2016
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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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