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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto eases rules for 'accessory dwelling units'

In a victory for housing advocates, the Palo Alto City Council approved late Tuesday night a series of reforms aimed at making...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2017
Last comment by MBM, on Mar 15, 2017 at 12:33 pm | 99 comments | 11978 Views

MOVIES

Get Smart

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Original post made by Sarah on Jun. 21, 2008
Last comment by Jon, on Jul 5, 2008 at 2:57 pm | 5 comments | 11978 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Zone changes bridge gap between city, critics

Palo Alto's elected officials and land-use watchdogs rarely walk in stride on zoning issues but as the City Council approved...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by Resident 1, on Jan 20, 2014 at 5:34 pm | 47 comments | 11977 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto family says they were harassed by men claiming to be ICE

An East Palo Alto family confronted by bounty hunters questioning their immigration status underscores how persons under...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Mar 18, 2017 at 10:45 pm | 8 comments | 11971 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Federal judge rules Prop. 8 unconstitutional

A federal judge in San Francisco today overturned Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage. U.S. District Judge...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2010
Last comment by Equality north, on May 24, 2012 at 10:43 am | 231 comments | 11968 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New report boosts effort to close Buena Vista Mobile Park

The proposed closure of Palo Alto's only mobile-home park took a big leap toward reality Thursday when the city accepted...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2014
Last comment by mom of teenagers, on Mar 1, 2014 at 4:42 pm | 111 comments | 11964 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

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 | 11964 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Judge sides with family in Palo Alto special education case

A federal judge has sided with a Palo Alto family in an interim ruling that orders the Palo Alto Unified School District...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2014
Last comment by village fool, on Sep 15, 2014 at 11:01 pm | 114 comments | 11964 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School administrators' pay tops $200K

The six senior district administrators in the Palo Alto Unified School District are each now earning more than $200,000 a...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2016
Last comment by Reprehensible, on Oct 26, 2016 at 1:38 pm | 80 comments | 11957 Views

AROUND TOWN

CDC releases preliminary findings from youth-suicide study

Preliminary findings from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's epidemiological investigation into youth suicide...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2016
Last comment by anne, on Jul 16, 2016 at 12:32 am | 16 comments | 11952 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Walgreens arsonist gets 20-year sentence

A man who was convicted of setting a fire in 2007 that destroyed a Palo Alto Walgreens store was sentenced 20 years in prison...

Original post made on May. 24, 2013
Last comment by RandallMcMurphy, on May 29, 2013 at 1:17 pm | 11 comments | 11947 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A groundling's lament; and call to action

This summer I became a reluctant advocate for quiet skies. I say reluctant because I am a teacher-librarian, not a rabble-rouser....

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by Maria Becce, on Aug 29, 2016 at 2:07 pm | 263 comments | 11930 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board candidates answer 20 questions

A recap of the answers given by five candidates for the Palo Alto Board of Education at a debate Sept. 11, with a guide to...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2014
Last comment by perspective, on Sep 17, 2014 at 7:49 am | 32 comments | 11930 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Undisclosed meetings, private funds cloud downtown debate

In July 2011, just weeks after Palo Alto approved the mammoth expansion of the Stanford University Medical Center -- the...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2012
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jun 20, 2014 at 10:33 am | 78 comments | 11929 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to sue High Speed Rail Authority

Palo Alto will urge federal and state officials to cut off funding for California's proposed high-speed rail and sue the...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2010
Last comment by Larry Cohn, on Sep 23, 2010 at 10:04 pm | 70 comments | 11926 Views

AROUND TOWN

Firefighters extinguish two weekend residential fires

Palo Alto firefighters put out two residential fires in Palo Alto this weekend, one on Friday afternoon and another Saturday. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2013
Last comment by GoodNoLivesLost, on Jun 17, 2013 at 2:58 pm | 2 comments | 11926 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

In pursuit of a plague

On a warm, sunny September afternoon, Ted Swiecki and Elizabeth Bernhardt stepped out of a silver SUV in the parking lot...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
Last comment by concerned, on Sep 26, 2016 at 10:14 pm | 8 comments | 11923 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why does Anyone Think Palo Alto is a Quiet Suburb?

When I moved to Palo Alto I knew a lot about the place I was going to live. I knew about Stanford where I was going to graduate...

Original post made by stephen levy on Jun. 27, 2009
Last comment by Irvin, on Jul 26, 2009 at 6:41 pm | 149 comments | 11922 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Storm-damaged Arastradero Road won't be fixed until summer

A section of Arastradero Road in Palo Alto where the asphalt is crumbling and falling into Los Trancos Creek has nearby residents...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Follow Speed Laws, on Feb 24, 2017 at 1:53 pm | 24 comments | 11920 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tax hike or not, council aims to build new police HQ

It's not easy to ask voters for a tax increase when city coffers are flush with cash, but that is the awkwardly enviable...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2014
Last comment by Julian, on Jan 31, 2014 at 7:49 pm | 39 comments | 11918 Views
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