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Survey: We love our neighborhoods but are miffed by development

Palo Altans generally feel rosy about their hometown, but attitudes tend to sour when the conversation shifts to housing,...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by Agenda, on Jan 30, 2015 at 6:06 pm | 35 comments | 7787 Views

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Lawyer: Buena Vista evictions could start next month

As local officials continue to scour for ways to save Buena Vista Mobile Home Park from imminent closure, the attorney for...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by member, on Apr 21, 2015 at 3:48 pm | 35 comments | 9793 Views

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ARB chair resigns, citing 'public perception'

Randy Popp, chair of Palo Alto's influential and occasionally embattled Architectural Review Board, resigned from the board...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2015
Last comment by Another resident, on Jun 27, 2015 at 2:19 pm | 35 comments | 9517 Views

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Off Deadline: Neighborhood power meets the Comprehensive Plan and 'the Common Good'

Next Tuesday (July 14) a group of 20 Palo Altans will meet for the first time as the new Citizens' Advisory Committee on...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2015
Last comment by JoAnn, on Jul 16, 2015 at 6:09 pm | 35 comments | 5790 Views

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Parking restrictions to roll out next month in downtown Palo Alto

With new parking restrictions set to kick in in downtown Palo Alto next month, the city will host a community meeting tonight...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2015
Last comment by Mike, on Aug 7, 2015 at 4:50 pm | 35 comments | 5751 Views

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Editorial: A parking 'miracle'

The much-anticipated and long-delayed launch of a broad strategy for alleviating parking problems that have plagued neighborhoods...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2015
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Sep 22, 2015 at 1:49 pm | 35 comments | 8382 Views

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City to residents: Don't sign PG&E tree removal contracts

Concerned about Pacific Gas & Electric's planned chop-down of hundreds of Palo Alto's mature trees, city officials have sent...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2015
Last comment by Newly minted Cynic, on May 4, 2017 at 9:04 am | 35 comments | 14765 Views

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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 | 2775 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 | 8092 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 | 7012 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 | 9360 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 | 11805 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 | 15372 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 | 7765 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 | 8163 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 | 6957 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 | 11384 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 | 7356 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 | 10473 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 | 5468 Views
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