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PALO ALTO ISSUES

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 Neal, 1 hour ago | 6 comments | 363 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto marks MLK Day through activism

The Palo Alto community remembered the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. through volunteer events, a protest and...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by AllYouCanEat, 1 hour ago | 3 comments | 713 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New pickleball courts planned for Mitchell Park

Pickelball's growing clout has not gone unnoticed at City Hall, where the City Council recently passed a special proclamation...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2018
Last comment by Jack Kullman, 8 hours ago | 135 comments | 5611 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City seeks input on 'Grand Boulevard' project

Three community meetings are set for next week on re-envisioning the Palo Alto section of El Camino Real under the Grand...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2018
Last comment by Resident, 9 hours ago | 38 comments | 3408 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New mayor signals heavy push on housing

Moments after Liz Kniss took center stage as Palo Alto's newly elected mayor Monday night, she brought up an issue that is...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2018
Last comment by Rick, 9 hours ago | 72 comments | 5269 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto City Council considers marijuana regulations

Citing the city's long struggle with illegal drug sales and related crime, some East Palo Alto City Council members said...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2018
Last comment by Juan, 14 hours ago | 12 comments | 2586 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tesla's Model 3 debuts in Palo Alto

A handful of (almost) Tesla car owners gathered outside Tesla's showroom at Stanford Shopping Center just before 10 a.m....

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2018
Last comment by stanhutchings, 14 hours ago | 5 comments | 3937 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

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 Demographic, 15 hours ago | 23 comments | 1515 Views

AROUND TOWN

Is it okay to "save" a parking spot by standing in one?

I know this is a very random question but I am curious if others take issue with this as I do or am I overreacting? Yesterday...

Original post made by Palo Alto resident on Jan. 13, 2018
Last comment by Demographic, 19 hours ago | 17 comments | 431 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Webcast: Palo Alto: The Year Ahead

Weekly journalists discuss Palo Alto's recent mayoral election and the City Council's top priorities for the year ahead. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2018
Last comment by Online Name, 19 hours ago | 2 comments | 1166 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

As College Terrace Market closes, community asks: What's next?

College Terrace Market's Dec. 30 announcement of its impending closure leaves many unanswered questions about the future...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2018
Last comment by resident, 22 hours ago | 80 comments | 5712 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Experts to talk quake predictions, social media in disasters

The ground's brief 4.4-magnitude jolt on Jan. 4 was a reminder that Bay Area residents are sitting on top of a potential...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2018
Last comment by musical, 22 hours ago | 8 comments | 2748 Views

AROUND TOWN

Several community events to recognize MLK Day

Find out which local agencies will be offering limited or regular services on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which falls on...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2018
Last comment by Church, 22 hours ago | 1 comment | 1357 Views

AROUND TOWN

Expensive Gucci handbags stolen from Nordstrom

A group of thieves wielding box and wire cutters stormed the Nordstrom store at Stanford Shopping Center on Monday night...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2018
Last comment by musical, on Jan 15, 2018 at 4:15 am | 30 comments | 12000 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Editorial: new year, new mayor

The surprise, if one can call it that, wasn't the unanimous election Monday night of Liz Kniss as mayor of Palo Alto for...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2018
Last comment by Eternal Vigilance, on Jan 14, 2018 at 9:42 pm | 16 comments | 1448 Views

AROUND TOWN

Signatures filed to place judge recall on ballot

In a milestone for the grassroots effort to unseat Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky for his alleged bias in sexual violence...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2018
Last comment by Harry Merkin, on Jan 14, 2018 at 6:49 pm | 50 comments | 3864 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town

<B><B>LET THEM EAT CAKE ... </B> "After tonight, you can have a piece of your favorite council member," outgoing Mayor <B>Greg...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2018
Last comment by JA3+, on Jan 14, 2018 at 1:40 pm | 2 comments | 1583 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Groundwater spurs basement changes

For city officials, the basement at 2121 Webster St. is kind of a big deal: the first residential basement project in Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2018
Last comment by Dan Garber, on Jan 14, 2018 at 12:42 pm | 12 comments | 6543 Views

AROUND TOWN

New Ross Road really safer for bikers?

I drive a car and I also bike. The other day I biked on Ross Road. I was nearing one of the bumps where the road now narrows...

Original post made by CCW on Jan. 9, 2018
Last comment by Online Name, on Jan 14, 2018 at 11:47 am | 28 comments | 519 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Oregon Expressway flooding likely to continue

As the first rain in 2018 swept into the Bay Area, the underpass at Oregon Expressway near Alma Street flooded once again,...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2018
Last comment by Simple minded resident, on Jan 14, 2018 at 10:40 am | 35 comments | 4278 Views
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