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Growing chorus of Palo Altans calling for the renaming of Jordan Middle School

250 supporters have already come out in strong support of asking the PAUSD Board of Education to address the fact that David...

Original post made by Lars Johnsson on Nov. 22, 2015
Last comment by Knew Shockley, on Nov 25, 2015 at 5:37 pm | 35 comments | 2838 Views

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Foothills fire station debate reignites

For the past three decades, the seasonal fire station at Foothills Park has served as an insurance policy of sorts for the...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2016
Last comment by Nutzola, on Jul 26, 2016 at 6:09 pm | 35 comments | 8211 Views

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City to explore new affordable housing zoning

Three years after it suffered a stinging rebuff from Palo Alto voters, the city's leading affordable-housing developer is...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2016
Last comment by Marie, on Oct 27, 2016 at 3:25 pm | 35 comments | 7130 Views

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City of Palo Alto payroll on the rise

Despite a small dip in employee headcount, the City of Palo Alto's payroll went up by 3 percent in 2016, an increase that...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2017
Last comment by Mayfield, on Apr 13, 2017 at 2:32 pm | 35 comments | 9515 Views

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RV dwellers: Add affordable housing, not regulations

Palo Alto's own miniature Hooverville on wheels is situated within sight of the tower on the Stanford University campus bearing...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2017
Last comment by Anke, on Jul 3, 2017 at 6:52 pm | 35 comments | 12031 Views

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Palo Alto sets sights on affordable housing

Palo Alto is facing a "perfect storm" of obstacles that hinder construction of affordable housing, including sky-high land...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2018
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Mar 26, 2018 at 1:50 pm | 35 comments | 15588 Views

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Effort to relax parking rules sparks concerns

As Palo Alto considers lowering its parking requirements to spur production of multifamily housing, some residents are crying...

Original post made on May. 31, 2018
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Jun 5, 2018 at 7:04 pm | 35 comments | 7923 Views

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Mayer pitches new vision for Palo Alto's oldest funeral home

When Marissa Mayer bought the Roller & Hapgood & Tinney mortuary in Palo Alto's historic Professorville neighborhood five...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2018
Last comment by A Noun Ea Mus , on Oct 3, 2018 at 6:18 pm | 35 comments | 8395 Views

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Scharff and Holman wage expensive contest for open-district seat

The race between two Palo Alto City Council members for the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District has become the most...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2018
Last comment by Maya Collins, on Nov 5, 2018 at 11:05 pm | 35 comments | 7114 Views

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President Hotel residents told to leave by end of January

After months of negotiations that temporarily extended their stays, the remaining residents of President Hotel Apartments...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2019
Last comment by Witness To An Eviction, on Jan 23, 2019 at 8:31 pm | 35 comments | 11589 Views

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School board considers legal options for Stanford growth

The Palo Alto Unified school board will meet with the district's attorneys in closed session on Tuesday to discuss options...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2019
Last comment by Stan, on Jan 19, 2019 at 5:23 pm | 35 comments | 7496 Views

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Palo Alto approaches key decision on grade separation

Faced with a series of expensive, complex and, in some cases, deeply unpopular options for redesigning four local rail crossings,...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 27, 2019 at 10:03 am | 35 comments | 10616 Views

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Guest Opinion: Where are the Palo Alto police and traffic-safety planners in protecting our children?

The sun was shining that winter evening I saw my daughter almost get hit by a car. I had driven to pick up her up in a part...

Original post made on May. 4, 2019
Last comment by Kenny, on May 9, 2019 at 12:27 am | 35 comments | 5561 Views

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Residents urge more restrictions on cell antennas in Palo Alto

Palo Alto's rapidly shifting rules for installation of wireless communication equipment changed again on Monday when the...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Aug 22, 2019 at 10:39 pm | 35 comments | 6824 Views

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Council urged to take tough stance on Edgewood Plaza developer over grocery store

It's been a year and a half since Edgewood Plaza's new grocery store opened for business in Palo Alto, but the city and the...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Aug 26, 2019 at 10:20 am | 35 comments | 8211 Views

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VTA's new bus schedule leaves Gunn High in a quandary

With the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority poised to shake up its bus routes this weekend, Gunn High students who...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2019
Last comment by tmq800, on Dec 29, 2019 at 9:00 pm | 35 comments | 8870 Views

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No viaduct, no closure: Palo Alto resident aims for compromise on Churchill

The long controversy behind the Churchill Avenue rail redesign has put the city and its residents at a frustrating, but understandable...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2020
Last comment by Evergreen Park Resident, on Feb 26, 2020 at 4:51 pm | 35 comments | 10485 Views

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Opinion: Castilleja doesn't exist in a bubble

Our corner of Old Palo Alto, bounded by Alma Street, Embarcadero Road, Churchill Avenue and Waverley Street, is an eclectic...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2020
Last comment by mauricio, on Mar 7, 2020 at 5:06 pm | 35 comments | 7749 Views

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Can they do that? Construction hums along in Palo Alto

Even before the coronavirus pandemic hit Santa Clara County, some in Palo Alto have questioned the need for the new garage...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2020
Last comment by Rick, on Apr 1, 2020 at 10:19 am | 35 comments | 15488 Views

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New parking fee, lower visitor cap on the horizon at Foothills Park

After seeing a spike in visits to Foothills Park, the Palo Alto City Council moved on Tuesday to sharply curtail the number...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2021
Last comment by Context matters., on Jan 27, 2021 at 5:41 pm | 35 comments | 12471 Views
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