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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto suspends 'planned community' projects

Few phrases stoke rage and cynicism in Palo Alto as effectively as "planned community," a process that allows developers...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Feb 6, 2014 at 10:38 am | 34 comments | 30760 Views

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Shop Talk: New hotel and more

The highly anticipated Epiphany Hotel stirs parking concerns; Town & Country Village gets two new retail tenants and Grocery...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2014
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Feb 19, 2014 at 7:55 pm | 34 comments | 10474 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mother-son film team takes on auto exhaust

A Palo Alto filmmaker launched a $21,000 fund-raising drive this week for a children's video analogizing auto exhaust to...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2014
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, on Jun 23, 2014 at 6:15 am | 34 comments | 7297 Views

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Protesters block traffic on San Mateo bridge

More than 100 Stanford University students and community members stormed the San Mateo-Hayward bridge in a "Reclaim MLK"...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2015
Last comment by Keep-The-Roads-And-Bridges-Open, on Jan 21, 2015 at 4:21 pm | 34 comments | 11973 Views

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Page Mill development to test Palo Alto's new affordable-housing law

A new Palo Alto law that allows developers who provide affordable housing to build more densely will get its first test on...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Jan 26, 2015 at 6:43 pm | 34 comments | 10418 Views

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Korean restaurant set to take over old Apple Store

A Korean restaurant with a rooftop terrace is setting its sights on the former Apple Store in the heart of downtown Palo...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2015
Last comment by Jay Park, on Mar 11, 2015 at 9:03 am | 34 comments | 9997 Views

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Parisian nail salon to replace Fresh Market

A chain of organic nail salons that has taken Paris by storm will be moving into the space recently vacated by Fresh Market...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2015
Last comment by Zoe Barnes, on Apr 2, 2015 at 9:00 pm | 34 comments | 8034 Views

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City pledges funds to save Buena Vista

They haven't had much to cheer about over the past two years, but on Monday night about 300 residents of the Buena Vista...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2015
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jul 3, 2015 at 5:25 pm | 34 comments | 7578 Views

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City to reconsider minimum wage for tipped workers

Palo Alto's new minimum-wage law officially became a reality on Monday night, though in formally approving the new ordinance...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2015
Last comment by Carla, on Oct 27, 2015 at 8:12 am | 34 comments | 4616 Views

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New rules target 'revolving door'

The revolving door between Palo Alto City Hall and the high-stakes world of private development is opaque and, for local...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2015
Last comment by Greg_H, on Oct 30, 2015 at 1:47 pm | 34 comments | 3703 Views

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Midtown bike project veers off course

Both in terms of geography and significance, the proposed bike path along Matadero Creek was supposed to be the centerpiece...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2015
Last comment by Humble observer, on Nov 7, 2015 at 10:13 am | 34 comments | 5571 Views

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Inside Station 6

A siren screamed as Engine 66 raced down El Camino Real on its way to a medical call. Once there, the three-man crew jumped...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2015
Last comment by Taxpayer, on Nov 15, 2015 at 2:43 pm | 34 comments | 11481 Views

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Council nixes planned downtown development

A contentious proposal to demolish an office building on Hamilton Avenue and replace it with a mixed-use development with...

Original post made on May. 17, 2016
Last comment by mauricio, on May 19, 2016 at 3:34 pm | 34 comments | 15277 Views

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Year in Review: Housing shortage takes center stage at City Hall

More than any other issue, Palo Alto's housing shortage was the leading driver of City Hall discussions in 2016. Read the...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Mar 15, 2017 at 8:46 am | 34 comments | 4795 Views

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County funds boost Palo Alto's effort to modify rail corridor

Even as Caltrain's electrification project faces fresh financial hurdles, Palo Alto officials signaled on Wednesday that...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2017
Last comment by musical, on Mar 14, 2017 at 3:03 am | 34 comments | 5025 Views

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Editorial: Renew stormwater fee

The system for moving rainwater from our streets out to the bay only gets our attention when something goes wrong, streets...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2017
Last comment by Online Name, on Mar 24, 2017 at 12:49 pm | 34 comments | 4901 Views

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Guest Opinion: City should flex height limit for creative development

The 50-foot building-height limit championed by some Palo Alto City Council members is a desirable objective but ought not...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2017
Last comment by Anonymous, on Mar 13, 2017 at 9:47 pm | 34 comments | 3875 Views

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Vigil in East Palo Alto protests Amazon, Facebook policies

Chants of "Jobs for EPA!" and "Hey hey, ho ho, racial profiling has got to go!" rang out Thursday night in front of 2100...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2017
Last comment by Me 2, on Apr 14, 2017 at 10:49 am | 34 comments | 2984 Views

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Palo Alto's pivotal year

The Palo Alto City Council made giant strides on some of its most pressing priorities and began to pivot from plans to action...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Jan 5, 2018 at 4:30 pm | 34 comments | 3461 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What happened to civility?

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Original post made by Mandy Lowell & Carolyn Tucher on Feb. 13, 2007
Last comment by Anna, on Feb 18, 2007 at 1:03 pm | 34 comments | 7516 Views
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