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Editorial: Tax measure rushed and ill-advised

Palo Alto City Council members are right to worry about political fall-out from the ever-worsening traffic congestion around...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 28, 2016 at 6:48 am | 28 comments | 7524 Views


FAA committee: Scrap existing flight path

A committee tasked with recommending ways to reduce airplane noise over the Midpeninsula voted last week in favor of a new...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2016
Last comment by Binocular, on Nov 28, 2016 at 11:42 pm | 28 comments | 12214 Views


Five-story hotel eyed for Su Hong site

The latest hotel proposal on south El Camino Real in Palo Alto calls for a five-story hotel to take over a site currently...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2017
Last comment by Su Hong, on Sep 21, 2017 at 1:06 pm | 28 comments | 14953 Views


As redevelopment looms, one homeowner stands firm

As the city prepares for long-term revitalization of the Ventura area, Olive Avenue residents find themselves in the center...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2017
Last comment by Gus L., on Nov 22, 2017 at 10:24 am | 28 comments | 13699 Views


Council looks to upgrade to City Hall technology

Seeking to replace aged technology and further spruce up the City Council's main meeting room, Palo Alto is preparing to...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2018
Last comment by Kevin, on Apr 3, 2018 at 11:34 pm | 28 comments | 11449 Views


Community Notebook: City to host bike boulevard education event

Seeking to address residents' concerns about the newly-constructed roundabout intersection at Ross Road and East Meadow Drive,...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2018
Last comment by Bike A 100 miles per week, on Apr 14, 2018 at 12:38 am | 28 comments | 3443 Views


Church may get a reprieve in neighborhood dispute

A bitter dispute between an Old Palo Alto church and its neighbors moved toward a shaky resolution Wednesday night, when...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2018
Last comment by Marie, on Apr 17, 2018 at 2:24 am | 28 comments | 9782 Views


Measure to limit office growth qualifies for November election

An initiative that would roughly halve the amount of new office space that could be built between now and 2030 has officially...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2018
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Jun 26, 2018 at 12:41 pm | 28 comments | 10785 Views


Historic downtown apartment building sold to hotel developer

The one-time fashionable President Hotel, whose iconic rooftop sign defined downtown Palo Alto skyline during its heyday,...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2018
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 17, 2018 at 6:23 pm | 28 comments | 12574 Views


Real Estate Matters: More inventory may be good news for buyers

As summer comes to a close, buyers and sellers want to know what to expect in the real estate market this fall. Read the...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2018
Last comment by musical, on Sep 27, 2018 at 11:03 pm | 28 comments | 7763 Views


We need "agree" and "disagree" buttons instead of "Like" Button on Town Square.

Many times I have used the "Like" button to agree with a comment. On many occasions I strongly disagree with the comment...

Original post made by Resident on Oct. 21, 2018
Last comment by 1 percenters? 13 percenters?, on Oct 26, 2018 at 9:27 am | 28 comments | 1598 Views


Proposed downtown garage sparks debate

Palo Alto's debate over whether the city should build a new downtown garage will resume Monday, when the City Council considers...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2019
Last comment by KC, on Apr 7, 2019 at 3:48 pm | 28 comments | 7460 Views


With pressure rising, city eyes overhaul of cell-antenna rules

Palo Alto is facing a flood of applications from telecommunications companies wanting to install new wireless antennas throughout...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2019
Last comment by The Scientific Palo Altan, on Apr 16, 2019 at 12:49 pm | 28 comments | 14467 Views


20,000 businesses in Palo Alto — or 3,000? Consultant didn't find the other 17,000

Despite vowing to reform its beleaguered business-registry program and hiring a consultant to lead the effort last year,...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 7, 2019 at 7:27 pm | 28 comments | 9865 Views


Condominium project tests the limit of Palo Alto's new housing law

Encouraged by the Palo Alto City Council's newfound appetite for housing along San Antonio Road, a local developer is moving...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2019
Last comment by Allen Akin, on Aug 15, 2019 at 10:13 pm | 28 comments | 13193 Views


Senate candidates clash over housing policies, PG&E's future at Palo Alto forum

Seven candidates vying to succeed state Sen. Jerry Hill clashed Wednesday over housing policies, charter schools and a new...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2020
Last comment by C, on Mar 3, 2020 at 9:53 am | 28 comments | 13730 Views


Palo Alto may pull back from Cubberley to cut costs

As Palo Alto grapples with a bleak budget picture, the fates of Cubberley Community Center and College Terrace Library are...

Original post made on May. 12, 2020
Last comment by Joe, on May 13, 2020 at 12:01 pm | 28 comments | 8439 Views


After spending a decade on commissions, Ed Lauing sets sights on City Council seat

Ed Lauing, a business executive who has spent the past decade serving on two influential citizen commissions, is joining...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2020
Last comment by Pat Markevitch, on Jul 23, 2020 at 9:44 pm | 28 comments | 6940 Views


City Council incumbents maintain cash edge in crowded Palo Alto race

The two incumbents in Palo Alto's crowded race for City Council seats are leading the 10-candidate field in cash raised,...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Oct 1, 2020 at 5:37 pm | 28 comments | 8953 Views


Former Palo Alto council members challenge approved downtown project

A dispute between three former Palo Alto council members and the city's Planning Department could determine the fate of a...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2020
Last comment by Building Owners, on Oct 12, 2020 at 3:02 pm | 28 comments | 6595 Views
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