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Bad-tasting water due to Hetch Hetchy water reductions

Palo Alto and other local cities' residents who have been complaining about nasty-tasting water coming from their taps can...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2016
Last comment by Marie, on Dec 12, 2016 at 1:59 pm | 29 comments | 4363 Views


Plan to replace Brutalist building sent back to drawing board

Love it or hate it, the Brutalist six-story building at 2600 El Camino Real is unlike any other in Palo Alto, a city better...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2016
Last comment by Untrustworthy developer, on Mar 17, 2017 at 6:28 pm | 29 comments | 9311 Views


Committee recommends no stakeholder group in rail redesign

Palo Alto could move ahead with plans to transform its rail corridor without a formal community stakeholder group to provide...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2017
Last comment by Tom DuBois, on Aug 21, 2017 at 2:12 pm | 29 comments | 7549 Views


Pension changes cloud city's budget outlook

Palo Alto's budget outlook is being dampened by a growing and unpredictable pension bill, one of the first issues that the...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2017
Last comment by Productivity, on Dec 28, 2017 at 8:02 am | 29 comments | 6745 Views


James Franco accused of inappropriate sexual behavior

Actor and Palo Alto native James Franco has become the latest high-profile man to face sexual-misconduct allegations. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2018
Last comment by Samuel L., on Feb 6, 2018 at 9:01 pm | 29 comments | 6247 Views


New accessory-dwelling units law brings hope, confusion

Palo Alto's recent effort to encourage more accessory-dwelling units has resulted in a modest uptick of these dwellings --...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2018
Last comment by nomo, on Jan 29, 2018 at 7:36 pm | 29 comments | 12332 Views


The meaning of 'middle class'

The picture that emerges of the middle class in Palo Alto is one in which "keeping up with the Joneses" is increasingly difficult,...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2018
Last comment by Just for fun, on Feb 24, 2018 at 10:19 am | 29 comments | 41286 Views


City set to review affordable-housing project

A proposal by Palo Alto Housing to construct 61 residential units on El Camino Real offers city officials something that...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2018
Last comment by Bill Bucy, on Jul 21, 2018 at 6:39 am | 29 comments | 9399 Views


City may scrap downtown cap on commercial growth

The simmering community debate over how much office space Palo Alto should accommodate is set to flare up again Wednesday...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2018
Last comment by mauricio, on Jul 26, 2018 at 10:55 am | 29 comments | 6594 Views


Guest Opinion: The President Hotel: Bird in the hand or another dead canary?

The President Hotel as workforce housing is, in itself, neither a solution to Palo Alto's affordable housing shortage nor,...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2018
Last comment by Kenny, on Oct 30, 2018 at 8:31 am | 29 comments | 5251 Views


Audit finds flaws in code enforcement

Palo Alto's ever evolving and much maligned code-enforcement program will face fresh scrutiny from city leaders next week...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2018
Last comment by Alison, on Nov 20, 2018 at 6:25 am | 29 comments | 11357 Views


Despite harassment allegations, Downtown Streets Team to receive Palo Alto funding

The Downtown Streets Team, a nonprofit that is facing multiple allegations of sexual harassment and a hard-partying culture,...

Original post made on May. 7, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on May 18, 2020 at 7:36 pm | 29 comments | 9591 Views


One message told 16 ways: Artists behind Black Lives Matter mural in Palo Alto ask what more will be done beyond street art

Right now, the public can visit Hamilton Avenue in front of City Hall to see a nearly 245-foot-long and 17-foot-tall vibrant...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 18, 2020 at 10:39 am | 29 comments | 31307 Views


Apartment proposal would be largest to date under 'planned housing' zone

The busy corner of Fabian Way and Charleston Road may soon be redeveloped to create one of Palo Alto's largest apartment...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2021
Last comment by In The Zone, on Apr 13, 2021 at 6:58 am | 29 comments | 10884 Views


Shifting politics boost Palo Alto's quest for a history museum

Palo Alto is preparing to advance next week a project that local leaders have been debating for the past two decades: the...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2021
Last comment by Orville Bentley, on Jun 29, 2021 at 1:31 pm | 29 comments | 10456 Views


City Council rejects proposal to sell Palo Alto's water rights

A proposal by two City Council members to sell some of Palo Alto's unused water rights to another city fell flat on Monday,...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Feb 10, 2022 at 9:04 am | 29 comments | 8929 Views


Nicole Chiu-Wang declares run for Palo Alto school board, incumbent Ken Dauber won't seek reelection

Chiu-Wang's priorities including improving mental health services and investing in early childhood education. Read the full...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2022
Last comment by Anony Mouse, on Sep 20, 2022 at 5:21 pm | 29 comments | 11833 Views


Nonprofits pitch affordable housing projects on Palo Alto's parking lots

When Palo Alto approved last fall a new program that would allow developers to build affordable housing on downtown parking...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2023
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 4, 2023 at 10:38 am | 29 comments | 6636 Views


Gearing up for school board elections


Original post made on Jun. 12, 2007
Last comment by Jon, on Jul 11, 2007 at 11:19 pm | 29 comments | 8126 Views


Are our schools re-writing history?


Original post made by Middle School Parent on Oct. 5, 2007
Last comment by PA Mom, on Oct 30, 2007 at 12:17 pm | 29 comments | 5768 Views
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