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Palo Alto bans smoking in shopping districts

Palo Alto continued its crusade against cigarette smoke this week by expanding its existing ban to commercial districts,...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2014
Last comment by Long Time Resident, on Jan 1, 2015 at 3:06 pm | 31 comments | 6054 Views


Bike improvements eyed around Palo Alto high schools

With about two dozen bike projects already in the works in Palo Alto, city officials are preparing to sign off on two more...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2015
Last comment by Paly parent, on Aug 14, 2015 at 11:34 am | 31 comments | 11654 Views


Santa Clara County supervisors vote to support Buena Vista Mobile Home Park

In a strong show of support for residents of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jan 31, 2015 at 3:47 pm | 31 comments | 10030 Views


Palo Alto eager to move ahead with minimum wage law

An effort to raise Palo Alto's minimum wage received a big lift Monday night when the City Council enthusiastically agreed...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2015
Last comment by Not Dead Yet, on Mar 5, 2015 at 9:17 pm | 31 comments | 10712 Views


Lawsuits settled, but no changes at airport

It's been five years since a Cessna piloted by Tesla Motors employee Douglas Bourn crashed into an East Palo Alto neighborhood,...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 16, 2015 at 4:03 pm | 31 comments | 8595 Views


State, federal funds sought to save Buena Vista

The effort to prevent the closure of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park has spread well beyond the city's borders in recent weeks,...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2015
Last comment by gz, on Mar 25, 2015 at 5:10 pm | 31 comments | 8687 Views


Council set to approve new signage at City Hall

Seeking to make it easier for the public to find, and get around, the freshly renovated City Hall, Palo Alto plans to spend...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2015
Last comment by disconnected, on Apr 12, 2015 at 6:02 pm | 31 comments | 7154 Views


Editorial: The Buena Vista imperative

Constrained by advice from the city attorney aimed at keeping council members narrowly focused on their legal responsibilities,...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Apr 20, 2015 at 1:26 pm | 31 comments | 9007 Views


Off Deadline: Can vehicle traffic ever be controlled, or made 'sustainable'?

Joseph Kott, who resigned as Palo Alto's chief transportation official a decade ago, is taking a broader view these days...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2015
Last comment by Marie, on Aug 17, 2015 at 6:31 pm | 31 comments | 8409 Views


Chain-store limit adopted for California Ave

No area in Palo Alto has seen as much change over the past few years as California Avenue, which has just undergone a full-scale...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2015
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Sep 25, 2015 at 4:01 pm | 31 comments | 12054 Views


In search of the new commute

In late August, Wendy Silvani met with a group of employees from The Epiphany, an eight-story hotel that in many ways epitomizes...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2015
Last comment by Izzy, on Oct 18, 2015 at 5:28 pm | 31 comments | 16955 Views


Council to weigh controversial Marriott proposal

With Palo Alto's hotel boom in full effect, the City Council will consider on Monday the latest entrant into the crowded...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2015
Last comment by Abitarian, on Dec 7, 2015 at 4:12 pm | 31 comments | 8845 Views


Kniss to run for fresh term on City Council

Palo Alto Councilwoman Liz Kniss, a two-time mayor whose political resume includes stints on the city's school board, the...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2016
Last comment by Big Question, on Jul 26, 2016 at 12:27 pm | 31 comments | 6687 Views


Palo Alto readies ban on outdoor pot growing

Growing marijuana outdoors would remain illegal in Palo Alto, even if California voters agree on Election Day to legitimize...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2016
Last comment by Engr, on Nov 4, 2016 at 1:02 pm | 31 comments | 9387 Views


Planning commission considers new form of affordable housing

Palo Alto's big housing crisis could be eased by a small, new form of affordable housing: a converted bedroom with a kitchenette...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 2, 2016 at 10:00 pm | 31 comments | 9814 Views


Log jam blocks San Francisquito Creek

A log jam of branches and tree trunks clogged the West Bayshore overpass at San Francisquito Creek on Sunday afternoon and...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Jan 13, 2017 at 1:06 pm | 31 comments | 16528 Views


Jordan, Terman middle schools to be renamed

By the start of the 2018-19 school year, Palo Alto's David Starr Jordan and Terman middle schools will be no more. The school...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Nayeli, on Mar 18, 2017 at 11:05 pm | 31 comments | 38980 Views


Dogged persistence

Dog parks have emerged as a key policy of the city's new Parks, Trails, Natural Space and Recreation Facilities Master Plan....

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2017
Last comment by Tom from Midtown, on Sep 12, 2017 at 12:43 pm | 31 comments | 8715 Views


Plan to add housing, retail on El Camino gets a boost

Palo Alto's effort to chip away at what many in City Hall acknowledge to be a “housing crisis” advanced on Wednesday...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2017
Last comment by Marie, on Jul 15, 2017 at 3:35 pm | 31 comments | 11079 Views


School board fails to OK superintendent raises in public

For two years in a row, the Palo Alto school board made a “mistake,” board President Terry Godfrey said, when it approved...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2017
Last comment by Watched them, on Sep 15, 2017 at 5:19 pm | 31 comments | 11524 Views
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