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PALO ALTO ISSUES

To get more housing built, Palo Alto looks to loosen rules on San Antonio Road

Months after Palo Alto revised its zoning rules to encourage new housing in downtown and around California Avenue, the City...

Original post made on May. 21, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, 3 hours ago | 53 comments | 5610 Views

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Despite Stanford's objections, county calls for more housing in campus expansion

Stanford University would be required to build more than 2,000 housing units and to offer nearly half of them at below market...

Original post made on May. 22, 2019
Last comment by Mary O, 6 hours ago | 31 comments | 2328 Views

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How much do you and your neighbors pay in state taxes?

Think you pay too much in state income taxes? Well, if you made $82,643 and paid $5,000 to Sacramento, then for better or...

Original post made on May. 14, 2019
Last comment by Anon, 7 hours ago | 21 comments | 2697 Views

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Spurned by the FAA, city mulls suit over airplane noise

Frustrated by the Federal Aviation Administration persistent failure to address local concerns about airplane noise, Palo...

Original post made on May. 21, 2019
Last comment by Anon, 8 hours ago | 43 comments | 5320 Views

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Caltrain's proposed four-track station could disrupt Palo Alto's rail-redesign plans

Caltrain's plan to expand its system could require the agency to construct a four-track segment in Palo Alto -- a proposal...

Original post made on May. 15, 2019
Last comment by Ahem, 20 hours ago | 87 comments | 6867 Views

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City set to pull the plug on sewage-burning incinerators

Palo Alto will celebrate its most significant environmental milestone in years on June 5, when the city retires the two incinerators...

Original post made on May. 22, 2019
Last comment by musical, on May 22, 2019 at 10:13 pm | 1 comment | 1988 Views

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Opinion: Palo Alto needs a citywide municipal fiber-to-the-premises utility

The medium of choice for wired telecommunications networks is fiber optics. But the telecom incumbents are reluctant to abandon...

Original post made on May. 17, 2019
Last comment by Citizen, on May 22, 2019 at 8:29 pm | 18 comments | 2292 Views

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Scharff set return to City Hall — this time as utilities commissioner

Former Palo Alto Mayor Greg Scharff will return to the dais at City Hall -- this time as one of the newest members of the...

Original post made on May. 22, 2019
Last comment by mauricio, on May 22, 2019 at 5:21 pm | 3 comments | 1744 Views

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'Residents only' policy for Foothills Park sparks fresh debate

With its winding trails, scenic vistas and family-friendly camping sites, the sprawling Foothills Park is frequently described...

Original post made on May. 10, 2019
Last comment by funny stuff, on May 22, 2019 at 2:19 am | 134 comments | 7909 Views

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Plan to build homes at Cubberley gets pushback

As Palo Alto gets closer to the finish line in its collaborative effort to redesign and rebuild Cubberley Community Center,...

Original post made on May. 10, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on May 21, 2019 at 12:01 pm | 37 comments | 4360 Views

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Contentious state housing bill punted to 2020

Senate Bill 50, a contentious bill that aimed to encourage more housing near transit, suffered a setback Thursday when the...

Original post made on May. 16, 2019
Last comment by mauricio, on May 18, 2019 at 2:19 pm | 20 comments | 2527 Views

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Editorial: A parking strategy drowning in complexity and frustration seeks a lifeline

A new report on Palo Alto's residential preferential parking programs is vulnerable to failure due to the lack of stable...

Original post made on May. 17, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on May 17, 2019 at 4:41 pm | 4 comments | 1856 Views

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Transportation projects to get a boost in proposed budget

Signaling a renewed push to address local traffic and parking frustrations, the City Council's Finance Committee endorsed...

Original post made on May. 16, 2019
Last comment by Online Name, on May 16, 2019 at 3:39 pm | 6 comments | 1401 Views

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Palo Alto prepares to revamp neighborhood parking programs

Seeking to bring some stability, simplicity and sanity to the city's complex patchwork of residential parking programs, the...

Original post made on May. 14, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on May 15, 2019 at 9:11 pm | 11 comments | 2978 Views

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Proposed train tunnel hits a dead end in Palo Alto

After nearly a decade of dreaming, debating and designing, Palo Alto’s bid to build a train tunnel from the north end of...

Original post made on May. 14, 2019
Last comment by musical, on May 15, 2019 at 11:26 am | 49 comments | 5915 Views

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City eyes overhaul of residential parking districts

Despite the heavy demand, Palo Alto's residential parking programs have frustrated city workers, local employees and neighborhood...

Original post made on May. 10, 2019
Last comment by Michael H, on May 13, 2019 at 12:09 pm | 9 comments | 2253 Views

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Email: Stanford, school district skirted county ground rules

Emails released in response to a Public Records Act request show that Stanford and the school district worked together to...

Original post made on May. 10, 2019
Last comment by News or Advertising?, on May 10, 2019 at 10:41 pm | 4 comments | 2947 Views

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Cities take different paths on contentious housing bill

With a flurry of housing bills now sweeping through Sacramento, elected leaders from Palo Alto, Menlo Park and East Palo...

Original post made on May. 7, 2019
Last comment by Annette, on May 10, 2019 at 6:03 pm | 53 comments | 4479 Views

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How powerful lawmakers are killing California bills — by doing nothing

A new California Assembly rule gives committee chairs the power to shelve bills simply by not scheduling them for a hearing....

Original post made on May. 6, 2019
Last comment by musical, on May 10, 2019 at 3:40 am | 12 comments | 2218 Views

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Will Palo Alto's plans to speed up transportation projects spell traffic relief?

If things proceed as planned, this will be the year in which Palo Alto reforms its byzantine parking programs, embraces bike-...

Original post made on May. 8, 2019
Last comment by Michael, on May 9, 2019 at 10:05 pm | 17 comments | 3839 Views
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