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Community notebook: Changing the conversation around climate change

For the average person who feels a certain hopelessness about climate change, the City of Palo Alto Library, environmental...

Original post made on May. 28, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 8, 2015 at 8:49 pm | 45 comments | 14220 Views


Palo Alto prepares to raise minimum wage

Palo Alto is a relative latecomer when it comes to establishing a minimum wage, but a new proposal that the City Council...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Aug 23, 2015 at 11:17 am | 45 comments | 7440 Views


Stanford announces 10 new retail stores

Stanford Shopping Center is entering its final phase of renovation, and on Tuesday, Simon Property Group, which owns the...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2015
Last comment by Tried and Failed, on Oct 23, 2015 at 1:05 pm | 45 comments | 27665 Views


Extreme Airplane Noise

The level of airplane noise was truly excessive tonight. In the hour from 10-11pm, I counted more than 20 extremely loud...

Original post made by Resident on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by NotAYuppy, on Jun 30, 2016 at 2:24 am | 45 comments | 3440 Views


Council strikes down Lytton Avenue project

A downtown resident scored a victory Monday night in his battle against a three-story development planned on his block when...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Aug 18, 2016 at 12:45 am | 45 comments | 14555 Views


Palo Alto changes course on housing fees

In an unusual move that reflected Palo Alto's shifting political dynamics, the City Council reversed on Monday night its...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Apr 1, 2017 at 2:42 pm | 45 comments | 11966 Views


Pension costs cast a shadow over city budget

As budget season kicked off in Palo Alto this week, there was no talk of service reductions, staffing cuts or painful choices....

Original post made on May. 4, 2017
Last comment by Joe, on May 11, 2017 at 2:44 pm | 45 comments | 6919 Views


High-end restaurant sparks debate over outdoor seating

When Anthony Secviar and Dennis Kelly, alums of three-Michelin-starred restaurant The French Laundry in Yountville, decided...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2017
Last comment by Cares, on Jun 13, 2017 at 2:05 pm | 45 comments | 13552 Views


Fire Department to cut positions as it deals with falling revenue

The Palo Alto Fire Department plans to eliminate 11 positions -- roughly 10 percent of its workforce -- to deal with falling...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2017
Last comment by Stewart Hill, on Oct 19, 2017 at 2:02 pm | 45 comments | 11350 Views


Facing eviction, residents seek urgency ordinance

As Palo Alto prepares for a possible legal showdown with the new owners of downtown's President Hotel over conversion of...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2018
Last comment by Not My Problem Either, on Aug 16, 2018 at 5:22 pm | 45 comments | 8798 Views


Affordable-housing project wins key zone change

Housing advocates scored a rare victory in Palo Alto on Wednesday night, when the city’s first truly affordable-housing...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2018
Last comment by R. Davis, on Oct 1, 2018 at 9:46 am | 45 comments | 11254 Views


Health care measure heads for defeat in Palo Alto

A proposal by a union of health care workers to impose caps on how much Palo Alto’s medical providers can charge patients...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2018
Last comment by Single and Free, on Nov 17, 2018 at 1:35 pm | 45 comments | 31284 Views


Abrica, Wallace-Jones lead in East Palo Alto Council race

East Palo Alto Mayor Ruben Abrica and tech executive Regina Wallace-Jones are in the lead in a race for two seats on East...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2018
Last comment by Another Day in EPA, on Dec 1, 2018 at 2:28 pm | 45 comments | 9566 Views


Guest Opinion: Should persistent developers get to ignore city laws?

How many years should a developer be allowed to wear down city staff and residents in order to push through bad construction...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2018
Last comment by Strange Indeed, on Dec 31, 2018 at 10:03 pm | 45 comments | 6957 Views


Guest Opinion: It's time for teacher housing at Cubberley

Cubberley's redesign presents an opportunity for the community to envision new uses for 35 acres of publicly owned land and...

Original post made on May. 31, 2019
Last comment by DuvMom, on Jun 5, 2019 at 4:35 pm | 45 comments | 7081 Views


Man wants to make wealth tax a reality in Palo Alto

Kevin Creaven came to Palo Alto last month with one ambitious goal: restrict sales of gasoline-fueled cars. Before long,...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jul 10, 2020 at 12:38 pm | 45 comments | 12737 Views


Palo Alto schools, closed since March, will reopen next week for high-need students

After being closed for six months, some Palo Alto Unified schools will reopen next week to serve small groups of struggling...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2020
Last comment by HS parent, on Sep 16, 2020 at 2:16 pm | 45 comments | 19612 Views


Developer proposes 'microstudio' project on Alma Street

Palo Alto's latest housing proposal would require more height and density than the city typically allows. But even despite...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2021
Last comment by Annette, on Apr 29, 2021 at 6:34 am | 45 comments | 14237 Views


Too much housing? Palo Alto among cities appealing their regional mandates

Despite general consensus that the region needs more housing, more than two dozen cities and Santa Clara County are appealing...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 15, 2021 at 3:17 am | 45 comments | 18264 Views


Castilleja School claims Palo Alto's move to reduce proposed garage is illegal

In an abrupt change of tone, Castilleja argued in a letter this week that the city's move to reduce the size of the its proposed...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2022
Last comment by Hulkamania, on Jan 20, 2022 at 7:19 am | 45 comments | 11002 Views
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