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Palo Alto goes electric with refuse truck

The familiar rumble of a garbage truck rolling down the block may soon fade out of certain Palo Alto neighborhoods, as the...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Nov 26, 2017 at 4:20 pm | 31 comments | 8420 Views


East Palo Alto to consider RV parking ban extension

East Palo Alto city staff will ask the City Council to extend a temporary parking prohibition on a portion of Weeks Street...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2017
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 24, 2017 at 1:12 pm | 31 comments | 6416 Views


Budget takes aim at pension costs in Palo Alto

Alarmed by rising pension costs, Palo Alto’s elected leaders took a highly unusual move Monday night when they passed an...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2018
Last comment by spending spree, on Jul 5, 2018 at 11:00 pm | 31 comments | 8816 Views


Editorial: Averting an unneeded election

Palo Alto Mayor Liz Kniss was so surprised Monday night by the electronic vote tally displayed on the wall of the council...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2018
Last comment by Online Name, on Aug 9, 2018 at 7:29 am | 31 comments | 8731 Views


Palo Alto sees rise in accessory dwelling units

Glimmers of hope are starting to emerge in backyards and garages throughout Palo Alto, where new accessory-dwelling units...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2018
Last comment by Willows Resident, on Aug 31, 2018 at 7:43 am | 31 comments | 10409 Views


Caution mixed with enthusiasm at Waymo meeting

Some residents at a community meeting in Palo Alto on Tuesday night vowed to put the brakes on Waymo's plans to test its...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2018
Last comment by @Waymo Alternative, on Dec 2, 2018 at 9:22 pm | 31 comments | 22177 Views


Regional housing plan splits elected leaders

A sweeping plan to preserve and expand the Bay Area's housing stock by passing new renter protections, loosening zoning restrictions...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2019
Last comment by Annette, on Jan 18, 2019 at 8:55 am | 31 comments | 8984 Views


Guest Opinion: On Castilleja, be careful of what you wish for

If I were a neighbor of Castilleja School, I would be more concerned with the disruption during construction and the added...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2019
Last comment by Bill, on Aug 24, 2019 at 3:59 pm | 31 comments | 7772 Views


Rapid spread of coronavirus prompts local organizers to cancel Chinese New Year events

The sponsors of two Chinese Lunar New Year fairs in Palo Alto that would have drawn thousands of people have canceled the...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2020
Last comment by Helen, on Mar 24, 2020 at 4:50 pm | 31 comments | 25312 Views


New plans for redeveloping Ventura 'go big' on housing. Some say, too big.

For housing advocates, new ideas for redeveloping the Ventura neighborhood in Palo Alto are a reasonable approach to addressing...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Feb 5, 2020 at 3:52 pm | 31 comments | 15187 Views


Stanford plans to bring half of its undergraduates back to campus this fall, but they'll still mostly learn online

Stanford University will alternate bringing half of its undergraduate students to campus for different quarters, with most...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2020
Last comment by Covid-19 ready, on Jul 19, 2020 at 8:21 pm | 31 comments | 17598 Views


Hungry for housing, Palo Alto seeks to lure developers to San Antonio Road

After failing to lure residential developments to its main downtown districts, Palo Alto is shifting its sights to a part...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2020
Last comment by Here SInce 1979, on Aug 27, 2020 at 4:54 pm | 31 comments | 11851 Views


Palo Alto banks on backyard dwellings to meet housing targets

Eager to see more accessory dwelling units throughout Palo Alto, city leaders agreed on Monday to revise the city's zoning...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Oct 15, 2020 at 8:12 pm | 31 comments | 10901 Views


After political slugfest, council backs away from lame-duck appointments

Facing public criticism and a bitter split in its own ranks, the Palo Alto City Council on Monday dropped its contentious...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Dec 17, 2020 at 10:58 am | 31 comments | 8451 Views


Editorial: When police control what the public learns about its activities, there can be no accountability

At a time when the need for public scrutiny of police conduct has never been greater, we can't afford to make that transparency...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2021
Last comment by Penelope Roberts, on Jun 15, 2021 at 8:14 pm | 31 comments | 17864 Views


Palo Alto modifies business tax as decision deadline looms

After seeing its negotiations with the business community fizzle, the Palo Alto City Council pressed on Monday with its plan...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Sep 11, 2022 at 5:58 pm | 31 comments | 8730 Views


Here's how this year's Palo Alto City Council candidates want to serve you if elected

In their own words, the seven candidates seeking three open seats on the Palo Alto City Council share their qualifications,...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2022
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Nov 3, 2022 at 2:32 pm | 31 comments | 9113 Views


Community debates Sobrato project one last time before council decision

The dominant voice at last night’s hearing came from those wanting to see the two-story cannery building preserved for...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2023
Last comment by Online Name, on Sep 12, 2023 at 3:55 pm | 31 comments | 5613 Views


To spur housing growth, Palo Alto set to further relax height and density limits

In its latest attempt get the state's blessing for its housing plans, the City Council is preparing to approve next week...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2023
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 17, 2023 at 11:43 am | 31 comments | 6338 Views


Opening 13th elementary school voted down


Original post made by Palo Verde parent on Feb. 7, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Mar 6, 2007 at 6:10 pm | 31 comments | 7648 Views
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