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City apologizes for tree fiasco

City of Palo Alto officials, who were caught off guard last week by the chopping down of 63 holly oaks on California Avenue,...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2009
Last comment by oddities abound, on Sep 29, 2009 at 3:29 pm | 44 comments | 4741 Views


What's in a name? In Palo Alto, criteria for renaming landmarks are subject to interpretation

Throughout Palo Alto, open spaces and buildings have received the moniker of figures who range from local school leaders...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2010
Last comment by brett, on Feb 3, 2010 at 12:40 pm | 44 comments | 7163 Views


More than 50 vehicles vandalized in Palo Alto

The tires on more than 50 vehicles were slashed Saturday night in Palo Alto, but no one seems to have seen or heard anything...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2012
Last comment by Jon , on Mar 8, 2012 at 2:36 pm | 44 comments | 4646 Views


Palo Alto committee backs public-safety cuts

Palo Alto's traffic-enforcement team, which once consisted of seven officers, is now down to just two because of years of...

Original post made on May. 16, 2012
Last comment by Reasonable human being, on May 25, 2012 at 8:57 am | 44 comments | 7463 Views


Palo Alto council to debate budget changes

A budget that includes fee increases for a wide range of services, higher rates for plots at community gardens and elimination...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 12, 2012 at 11:41 am | 44 comments | 4572 Views


Downtown's growing pains

The rest of America may still be shaking off the economic hangover from the Great Recession, but downtown Palo Alto is fully...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2012
Last comment by Matt L, on Dec 1, 2012 at 9:46 pm | 44 comments | 14894 Views


More questions on Car Dwelling Ban

The headline reads "Ban on car dwelling loses support in Palo Alto" -- raises some questions for me. Does this mean that...

Original post made by pavoter on Nov. 24, 2012
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Dec 19, 2012 at 2:04 pm | 44 comments | 7056 Views


JJ&F Market renovation on hold

While residents are still absorbing the shock that Miki's Farm Fresh Market will close just six months after it opened at...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2013
Last comment by Old Teacher, on Mar 31, 2013 at 8:36 pm | 44 comments | 4846 Views


Palo Alto adds 'chief communications officer' to leadership team

Palo Alto added a new position to its leadership team this week, tapping a former California State University executive to...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2013
Last comment by Bill Bucy, on Apr 20, 2013 at 11:15 am | 44 comments | 7125 Views


Palo Alto embraces new laws to promote electric vehicles

Seeking to cement Palo Alto's position in the driver's seat of the electric-vehicle revolution, city officials on Monday...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2013
Last comment by peter huffton, on Oct 6, 2013 at 1:45 pm | 44 comments | 37841 Views


Palo Alto may delay car-dwelling ban

Palo Alto's vehicle habitation ban should be put on hold for at least a year, according to Palo Alto's city manager, who...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Dec 14, 2013 at 5:35 pm | 44 comments | 5914 Views


Palo Alto eyes two new downtown garages

With Palo Alto's commuters and residents battling over parking spots on downtown's increasingly congested residential streets,...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2014
Last comment by Resident 1, on Feb 10, 2014 at 10:18 pm | 44 comments | 14651 Views


Editorial: What's in a name?

Instead of returning to further debate over what the Main Library should be named, City Council should recognize the folly...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2014
Last comment by oops!, on Apr 7, 2014 at 3:16 pm | 44 comments | 9257 Views


Parking takes center stage in downtown's growth debate

Palo Alto residents and council members routinely lament downtown's worsening parking crisis, but a new study indicates that...

Original post made on May. 29, 2014
Last comment by Christian Hanson, on Jun 3, 2014 at 1:32 pm | 44 comments | 8538 Views


Strong storm expected to hit Wednesday, Thursday

The Bay Area can expect heavy rain and strong winds that could uproot trees, down power lines and cause flooding and mudslides...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2014
Last comment by Peninsula Commuter, on Dec 11, 2014 at 5:22 pm | 44 comments | 14381 Views


City looks to calm cars on bustling bike route

Palo Alto's busiest bike route may soon be furnished with wider bike lanes, enhanced crosswalks and a host of traffic-calming...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2015
Last comment by A Walker, on Apr 22, 2016 at 6:09 pm | 44 comments | 11456 Views


Editorial: Chipping away at proposed office cap

The surprising consensus that emerged three months ago with a unanimous vote of the Palo Alto City Council — creating...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by History Repeats, on Oct 23, 2016 at 10:03 pm | 44 comments | 7472 Views


EIR raises concerns about city's future

Earlier this month, Palo Alto unveiled a draft environmental study of various strategies for city growth. The 837-page state-mandated...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2016
Last comment by Roger Overnaut, on Feb 22, 2016 at 2:55 pm | 44 comments | 11883 Views


New dog parks pitched in Palo Alto

Dogged by persistent complaints about inadequate park space for local pooches, Palo Alto officials are preparing to unleash...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2016
Last comment by Paloaltogirl , on Mar 31, 2016 at 10:06 am | 44 comments | 10595 Views


Lydia Kou announces bid for City Council

Lydia Kou, a longtime neighborhood volunteer who in recent years has emerged as a leading critic of Palo Alto's land-use...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2016
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Jul 18, 2016 at 3:42 pm | 44 comments | 12413 Views
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