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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Missing a housing opportunity

The single greatest obstacle to creating additional housing in Palo Alto for anyone other than highly paid professionals...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2018
Last comment by Anon, 35 minutes ago | 22 comments | 2855 Views

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City adopts plan to build more housing

Palo Alto’s effort to triple its housing production got off to a promising start Monday night, when the City Council unanimously...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2018
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 49 minutes ago | 78 comments | 4578 Views

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Commissioners split over affordable-housing

A proposal to create a new zoning district to promote construction of affordable-housing developments in Palo Alto hit a...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2018
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, 49 minutes ago | 42 comments | 4397 Views

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Baylands trails set to reopen Monday

Sections of the Bay Trail closed due to construction were set to reopen Monday, according to the San Francisquito Creek Joint...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2018
Last comment by resident, 1 hour ago | 10 comments | 1898 Views

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Palo Alto Utilities tries to keep pace with technological change

When Palo Alto's founding fathers decided more than a century ago to launch a municipal utility, they could hardly have imagined...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2018
Last comment by Cur Mudgeon, 1 hour ago | 11 comments | 2257 Views

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We need new thinking about parking

I love our California Avenue merchants. There is no place in town I'd rather go for a pizza, a paintbrush or (if I thought...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2018
Last comment by Bill Bucy, 5 hours ago | 19 comments | 2369 Views

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Palo Alto takes stand against housing bill

A state bill that would increase zoning densities, relax parking requirements and curb cities' abilities to limit building...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2018
Last comment by Steve Dabrowski, 23 hours ago | 51 comments | 5108 Views

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New pickleball courts planned for Mitchell Park

Pickelball's growing clout has not gone unnoticed at City Hall, where the City Council recently passed a special proclamation...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2018
Last comment by Brandon, on Feb 19, 2018 at 7:52 am | 144 comments | 6810 Views

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Developer sues College Terrace Market owners

The now-defunct College Terrace Market was apparently facing steep financial challenges, a lawsuit filed in January against...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2018
Last comment by Michael O., on Feb 18, 2018 at 2:41 pm | 26 comments | 3951 Views

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Repairs begin at Buena Vista Mobile Home Park

Leaking pipes, faulty electrical switches and other badly needed repairs are underway this month at more than 100 homes in...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2018
Last comment by Deborah Farrington, Ed.D., on Feb 18, 2018 at 8:02 am | 14 comments | 2642 Views

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Webcast: Airplane noise

Weekly journalists discuss the topic of worsening airplane noise -- and Palo Alto's response to the problem - with Deputy...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2018
Last comment by @PA Weekly, on Feb 17, 2018 at 9:11 am | 1 comment | 1297 Views

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New approach needed for College Terrace grocery store

My family has been connected with the JJ&F Food Store brothers since the late 1940s, when they learned the trade at my mother's...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2018
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 14, 2018 at 8:42 am | 57 comments | 4234 Views

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The meaning of 'middle class'

The picture that emerges of the middle class in Palo Alto is one in which "keeping up with the Joneses" is increasingly difficult,...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2018
Last comment by maguro_01, on Feb 13, 2018 at 7:48 pm | 25 comments | 15625 Views

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Annual mosquito treatment at baylands starts Wednesday

Santa Clara County will begin its annual treatment Wednesday of the Palo Alto Baylands to prevent the spread of the winter...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2018
Last comment by Anon, on Feb 13, 2018 at 4:23 pm | 2 comments | 1910 Views

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To spur housing, city looks to 'go big' on zone changes

Seeking to significantly ramp up housing production, city of Palo Alto planners are preparing to advance a package of zoning...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2018
Last comment by Anon, on Feb 13, 2018 at 12:45 pm | 79 comments | 4871 Views

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Webcast: State of the Valley

Weekly journalists dig into a new report on Silicon Valley's trends and challenges and discuss Palo Alto's recent actions...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2018
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Feb 12, 2018 at 3:19 pm | 1 comment | 1471 Views

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New zoning district proposed for affordable housing

In an effort to spur the construction of more affordable housing, Palo Alto is preparing to create a new zoning district...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2018
Last comment by James, on Feb 12, 2018 at 7:36 am | 40 comments | 5153 Views

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Digital DNA artist threatens suit, starts petition

A lawyer representing the artist behind Digital DNA has threatened to sue the city over the planned removal of the 7-foot-tall...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2018
Last comment by Donster, on Feb 10, 2018 at 2:10 pm | 13 comments | 2696 Views

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Palo Alto to charge higher fees for car trips

In a bid to reduce congestion and pay for needed transportation projects, Palo Alto is preparing to significantly increase...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2018
Last comment by Anon, on Feb 9, 2018 at 9:56 am | 26 comments | 5198 Views

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Palo Alto council adopts 2018 goals

Palo Alto needs to approve 300 housing units, select a new alignment for the rail corridor and make inroads in fighting traffic...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2018
Last comment by The Fonz, on Feb 9, 2018 at 7:38 am | 24 comments | 5932 Views
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