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Angry residents disrupt Cal Ave tree meeting

Residents' outrage over the clearcutting of 63 mature trees along California Avenue disrupted a community meeting to discuss...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2009
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Oct 15, 2009 at 3:17 pm | 45 comments | 11651 Views


Neighbors protest tree removal at Alma Plaza

When John O'Neill heard the sound of chainsaws Tuesday morning and saw the first tree fall on Alma Plaza, he thought, "This...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2010
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jun 17, 2010 at 12:03 pm | 45 comments | 6341 Views


Big changes afoot at Gunn, Paly

Teenagers heading back to school this fall will find dramatically altered landscapes at Gunn and Palo Alto high schools. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2010
Last comment by Parent14, on Jul 26, 2010 at 9:46 am | 45 comments | 7177 Views


Palo Alto Airport - Involuntary Servitude

I listened on last night at our Finance Committee on a deliberation of a speculative enterprise most business persons would...

Original post made by Bob Wenzlau on Oct. 20, 2010
Last comment by Doug, on Oct 23, 2010 at 12:22 pm | 45 comments | 6194 Views


Skelly: Parents wrestle with expectations of kids

Palo Alto parents often fear that their children will not stand out in the sea of high-achievers, but Palo Alto Unified School...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2011
Last comment by parent of paly senior, on Feb 2, 2011 at 5:54 pm | 45 comments | 5518 Views


Is this an incentive to use CalTrain?

As an infrequent commuter, I was running to catch the 8:36 CalTrain yesterday. To my chagrin, the last parking spot in the...

Original post made by Perturbed Parker on Mar. 11, 2011
Last comment by Time&Environment, on Mar 16, 2011 at 12:15 am | 45 comments | 7258 Views


Palo Alto is California's 'most educated city'

Palo Alto is California's most educated city, according to a report by California Watch. Nearly eight in 10 residents aged...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2011
Last comment by Antoine Dodson, on Nov 19, 2011 at 4:09 am | 45 comments | 9248 Views


Memorial service Dec. 17 for former Mayor Jim Burch

James E. Burch, former Palo Alto mayor, military veteran, advertising executive, and lifelong anti-war and environmental...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2011
Last comment by Llinda and Mike Hogan, on Dec 29, 2011 at 4:07 pm | 45 comments | 8957 Views


Proposed downtown 'gateway' building hit with setback

A looming tower made of glass and connected to a new five-story building could soon become one of the most prominent features...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2012
Last comment by Public Benefits disappear, on Feb 2, 2012 at 6:47 pm | 45 comments | 6261 Views


Palo Alto to experiment with less-frequent street sweeping

Residents of certain Palo Alto neighborhoods may notice their streets and sidewalks get a bit leafier in the coming months...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2013
Last comment by DC, on May 1, 2013 at 12:06 pm | 45 comments | 6927 Views


City Council at odds over new name for Main Library

The name "Rinconada" has been attached to Palo Alto ever since the city's founders carved out some land for development from...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2013
Last comment by Robert, on Sep 17, 2013 at 3:36 pm | 45 comments | 15672 Views


Fresh snags to delay opening of Mitchell Park Library

Palo Alto's frustrating slog to rebuild the Mitchell Park Library and Community Center is facing a fresh wave of construction...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2013
Last comment by pat, on Nov 15, 2013 at 2:17 pm | 45 comments | 10261 Views


Palo Alto eyes smoking ban downtown

Having snuffed out smoking at local parks earlier this year, Palo Alto officials are now proposing to extend the cigarette...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by Donald Steiny, on Dec 5, 2013 at 4:16 pm | 45 comments | 48904 Views


Traffic numbers prompt council head-scratching

Few would say that traffic in Palo Alto has been getting better in recent years, yet that was what graphs in a city staff...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by long-time resident, on Dec 5, 2013 at 10:09 pm | 45 comments | 13050 Views


Editorial: In search of a 'community conversation'

Palo Alto's new planning director, Hillary Gitelman, got her first dose of the Palo Alto process Monday night, as the city...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2013
Last comment by crescent Park Dad, on Dec 10, 2013 at 7:21 am | 45 comments | 10912 Views


A dining renaissance

There's a generally held perception that the Peninsula dining scene is dead. Read the full story here

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2014
Last comment by B Robertson, on Feb 29, 2016 at 5:42 pm | 45 comments | 26095 Views


Palo Alto seeks consultant for traffic-reduction programs

Palo Alto is preparing to solicit proposals this month for a consultant who would help the city form a Transportation Management...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2014
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jul 17, 2014 at 9:16 am | 45 comments | 10544 Views


Solve ABAG and Sr Housing by Channing House Increasing Density?

The more I think about this, the more it makes me wonder why no one thought of this before:

Original post made by Resident on Apr. 14, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 21, 2014 at 9:50 am | 45 comments | 14370 Views


Lydia Kou joins Palo Alto's council race

The race for the Palo Alto City Council heated up Tuesday as two more residents declared their intentions to run for a seat...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2014
Last comment by Cindy J, on Aug 26, 2014 at 10:54 pm | 45 comments | 43691 Views


In wake of accident, a call for forum on seniors and driving safety

A Palo Alto geriatric social worker hopes to organize a community forum on driving safety and the area's growing population...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2014
Last comment by Not again, on Aug 2, 2014 at 1:07 pm | 45 comments | 9971 Views
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