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PALO ALTO ISSUES

NIMBYs are preventing Palo Alto from moving into the future!

From large grocery stores, decent shopping of big box stores, Alma Plaza, Edgewood Plaza, improvements in Caltrain and HSR,...

Original post made by Resident on Oct. 5, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 20, 2010 at 10:37 am | 67 comments | 7802 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New Mitchell Park library slips further behind

Already more than a year behind schedule, the new Mitchell Park Library and Community Center will be even later than that,...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2013
Last comment by fact checker, on Feb 6, 2013 at 3:12 pm | 67 comments | 6179 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: A bridge apart

As the Palo Alto City Council's unanimous vote on Aug. 12 showed, there was little doubt that residents on streets near the...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Dec 11, 2013 at 11:57 pm | 67 comments | 7611 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Google brings flicker of hope to Palo Alto's fiber dream

After failing in its initial bid to win Google Fiber and deliver high-speed Internet to the city's masses, Palo Alto is now...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by Ahem, on Sep 13, 2014 at 12:04 am | 67 comments | 20295 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City looks to unleash local dogs with 'shared-use' park

Dog owners yearning for new places to let their companions run free might soon get a little treat from the city. Palo Alto...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2014
Last comment by Tired of Stepping in Dog Poop, on Sep 29, 2014 at 7:32 pm | 67 comments | 8095 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to raise minimum wage

Citing the sky-high costs of living in Palo Alto, a group of City Council members is leading a push to adopt a local minimum-wage...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Feb 10, 2015 at 2:01 pm | 67 comments | 8012 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rejecting appeal, Palo Alto approves Corina Way home

Despite protests from area residents and land-use watchdogs, Palo Alto officials approved on Monday a two-story home on Corina...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2015
Last comment by Resident of Barron Park, on Mar 2, 2015 at 11:21 pm | 67 comments | 11368 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto moves ahead with office cap

Facing a climate of steady office growth and rising community angst, Palo Alto officials on Monday agreed to trudge ahead...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2015
Last comment by Residential it's, on Mar 26, 2015 at 9:41 pm | 67 comments | 14777 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Parking program brings hope, anxiety to downtown Palo Alto

For downtown residents who have watched their streets transform into commuter parking lots in recent years, the trial of...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2015
Last comment by Critical Condition, on Aug 20, 2015 at 1:37 pm | 67 comments | 9895 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Burt returns to the mayor's chair in Palo Alto

After a pair of close votes, the Palo Alto City Council on Monday night elected Pat Burt and Greg Scharff to serve as the...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2016
Last comment by Think Again, on Jan 11, 2016 at 12:27 am | 67 comments | 8202 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

El Camino housing project earns cautious support

For Palo Alto's housing advocates, the apartment complex proposed for the busy corner of El Camino Real and Page Mill Road...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2016
Last comment by hewmin, on Sep 17, 2016 at 11:12 am | 67 comments | 10725 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

After re-election, Palo Alto Vice Mayor Kniss reaps developers' cash

Ten days after Liz Kniss cruised to an Election Day victory, picking up more votes than any other candidate, contributions...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2017
Last comment by conflicts II, on May 29, 2017 at 2:04 pm | 67 comments | 8545 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

State to probe Kniss' campaign for possible violations

Prompted by a citizen complaint, the California Fair Political Practices Commission has launched an investigation into the...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by Pants on fire, on Jun 4, 2017 at 11:50 am | 67 comments | 6492 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teen Egg Wars/Suspensions

Finding it challenging to get facts about what is happening at Paly. Rumors are flying. Would appreciate factual information...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Oct. 28, 2009
Last comment by JTay, on Oct 29, 2009 at 3:58 pm | 67 comments | 3908 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Is It Possible to Be a Student at Gunn or Paly and Not Be Stressed?

After reading so many posts about the stress levels at Gunn and Paly, I'm wondering whether it's even possible to be a student...

Original post made by Worried on Oct. 16, 2010
Last comment by parent, on Oct 19, 2010 at 8:44 pm | 67 comments | 4601 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What do your kids think about the new school schedule

What do you kids think about finishing the semester before break. Here's what I hear from high schoolers: --Teacher's didn't...

Original post made by parent on Jan. 5, 2013
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Jan 12, 2013 at 11:45 am | 67 comments | 8019 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teens enthusiastic about new school calendar

High school students soundly endorsed recent reforms to the Palo Alto's academic calendar in informal interviews conducted...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Jan 16, 2013 at 10:18 am | 67 comments | 4350 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Touchy school calendar issue is back

The hot-button issue of school calendars returns to the Board of Education Tuesday, Oct. 22, as members must vote before...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2013
Last comment by mom of 11th grade student, on Oct 23, 2013 at 11:49 am | 67 comments | 20051 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Changing the tide' on youth mental illness

More than 300 local parents, educators, clinicians and community members gathered Tuesday morning to discuss ways to combat...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2016
Last comment by Children's Health Council, on Mar 4, 2016 at 4:14 pm | 67 comments | 5553 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police arrest suspect following manhunt

Palo Alto police arrested Cameron Conley, 19, of Oakland after a nearly three-hour manhunt near downtown Palo Alto Thursday...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2012
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Sep 1, 2012 at 7:32 pm | 67 comments | 6935 Views
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Registration now open!

Registration is now open for the 33rd annual Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run and Walk. This family-friendly event which benefits local nonprofits serving kids and families will take place on Friday, Oct. 6 at the Palo Alto Baylands.

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