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Are TDRs the new 'Planned Community' zoning hot potato?

In planning shorthand, a TDR is simply a "transfer of development rights" -- wherein a property owner or developer can buy rights from someone building less than...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on May. 2, 2015
Last comment by Howard, on Jun 3, 2015 at 6:45 pm | 9 comments | 1456 Views

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Two creative lights depart Palo Alto, leaving diverse legacies

Palo Alto lost two creative lights this month with the passing of longtime developer/poet Ryland Kelley and widely known muralist Greg Brown. While vastly different...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Sep. 25, 2014
Last comment by John Fredrich, on Sep 27, 2014 at 9:01 pm | 2 comments | 7954 Views

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Mayor Nancy Shepherd asking: What does 'Our Palo Alto' mean to YOU?

Faced with a significant community revolt relating to "overdevelopment," overflow parking and neighborhood-protection, still-new Mayor Nancy Shepherd is practicing...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Feb. 26, 2014
Last comment by Sea-Seelam Reddy, on Aug 21, 2014 at 4:08 am | 18 comments | 6272 Views

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On Deadline blog: Are there parallels between today's Palo Alto growth fights and the city's 1960s war?

A longtime friend and observer of Palo Alto issues and politics asked me an interesting question recently: Is there a parallel between today's neighborhood-level...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jul. 22, 2013
Last comment by neighbor, on Apr 25, 2014 at 2:25 pm | 39 comments | 5670 Views

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Greg Scharff reviews his 'too short' year as Palo Alto mayor: It was fun

Outgoing Palo Alto Mayor Greg Scharff sums up his "too short" term as mayor as a year of accomplishment and moving forward but with a couple of frustrations. Overall...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Dec. 23, 2013
Last comment by hoplandhophead, on Jan 9, 2014 at 12:32 pm | 11 comments | 2387 Views

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Off Deadline: Does 'parking overflow' slash housing prices near commercial areas?

Neighbors of Palo Alto's commercial areas have long complained about parking overflow being everything from a weekday nuisance to a severe impact on the quality...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by FSH, on Dec 17, 2013 at 9:26 am | 11 comments | 2016 Views

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Parking woes in downtown Palo Alto go back 60 years and 'will never be solved'

There are a lot of people counting cars, or rather parking spaces with someone else's car in them, in residential areas of north Palo Alto these days. What most...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Oct. 15, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Oct 21, 2013 at 1:04 am | 18 comments | 12073 Views

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Vigilance is still required even after 40 years of protecting open space, officials warn at 'Founders' Day'

Four decades of acquiring open space lands and 62,000 acres later, vigilance is still needed to protect the forested areas looming above Palo Alto and northwestern...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Sep. 21, 2013
Last comment by Garrett, on Sep 23, 2013 at 2:40 pm | 1 comment | 3248 Views

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Vigilance is still required even after 40 years of protecting open space, officials warn at 'Founders' Day'

Four decades of acquiring open space lands and 62,000 acres later, vigilance is still needed to protect the forested areas looming above Palo Alto and northwestern...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Sep. 21, 2013
Last comment by Garrett, on Sep 23, 2013 at 2:40 pm | 1 comment | 863 Views

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On Deadline Blog: Palo Alto Main -- Will it be a main library by any other name?

The firestorm that has flared up over the possible renaming of the Palo Alto Main Library is beginning to rival some of the forest fires ravaging parts of California...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Sep. 10, 2013
Last comment by bru, on Sep 14, 2013 at 5:29 pm | 6 comments | 2635 Views

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Palo Alto Main -- Will it be a main library by any other name?

The firestorm that has flared up over the possible renaming of the Palo Alto Main Library is beginning to rival some of the forest fires ravaging parts of California...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Sep. 10, 2013
Last comment by bru, on Sep 14, 2013 at 5:29 pm | 6 comments | 624 Views

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On Deadline blog: When John Beahrs saw combat -- in World War II and the Palo Alto City Council chambers

The recent passing of John Beahrs of Palo Alto at age 100 elicited many memories of a man who lived a full life. His experiences ranged from a loving marriage...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by Sic-Transit-Gloria-Mundi, on Aug 19, 2013 at 8:50 am | 1 comment | 2835 Views

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On Deadline blog: When John Beahrs saw combat -- in World War II and the Palo Alto City Council chambers

The recent passing of John Beahrs of Palo Alto at age 100 elicited many memories of a man who lived a full life. His experiences ranged from a loving marriage...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by Sic-Transit-Gloria-Mundi, on Aug 19, 2013 at 8:50 am | 1 comment | 1172 Views

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On Deadline blog: Are there parallels between today's Palo Alto growth fights and the city's 1960s war?

A longtime friend and observer of Palo Alto issues and politics asked me an interesting question recently: Is there a parallel between today's neighborhood-level...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jul. 22, 2013
Last comment by Just for the record, on Jul 29, 2013 at 11:36 pm | 37 comments | 1547 Views

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On Deadline blog: After secrecy of PRISM, why bother with 'privacy policy' notices?

The other day I received a large pull-open mailer from my cell-phone provider, Verizon Wireless, labeled "Important Privacy Information." It was about "How Verizon...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jun. 30, 2013
Last comment by Benjamins, on Jul 8, 2013 at 3:18 pm | 27 comments | 4244 Views

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On Deadline blog: After secrecy of PRISM, why bother with 'privacy policy' notices?

The other day I received a large pull-open mailer from my cell-phone provider, Verizon Wireless, labeled "Important Privacy Information." It was about "How Verizon...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jun. 30, 2013
Last comment by Benjamins, on Jul 8, 2013 at 3:18 pm | 27 comments | 3023 Views

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On Deadline blog: Planning Director: searching for someone who walks on hot coals?

The imminent departure (June 30) of Planning Director Curtis Williams leaves Palo Alto city officials searching for a replacement for the lightning-rod position....

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jun. 26, 2013
Last comment by Jay Thorwaldson, on Jun 30, 2013 at 10:34 am | 5 comments | 2858 Views

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On Deadline blog: Planning Director: searching for someone who walks on hot coals?

The imminent departure (June 30) of Planning Director Curtis Williams leaves Palo Alto city officials searching for a replacement for the lightning-rod position....

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jun. 26, 2013
Last comment by Jay Thorwaldson, on Jun 30, 2013 at 10:34 am | 5 comments | 1285 Views

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Will -- or should -- adult schools remain 'the quiet corner' of local education?

In about eight years, the Palo Alto Adult School will be observing its 100th anniversary -- a century of promoting the notion that learning can be for a lifetime....

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on May. 22, 2013
Last comment by local gem, on Jun 5, 2013 at 1:13 am | 6 comments | 4800 Views

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Will -- or should -- adult schools remain 'the quiet corner' of local education?

In about eight years, the Palo Alto Adult School will be observing its 100th anniversary -- a century of promoting the notion that learning can be for a lifetime....

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on May. 22, 2013
Last comment by local gem, on Jun 5, 2013 at 1:13 am | 6 comments | 2447 Views
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Calave wine bar opens in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 11 comments | 2,549 views

OK I Changed The Title
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Family Outing - Inside Out
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 573 views

Relay for Life, Menlo Park, August 8
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 200 views