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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Lydia Kou joins Palo Alto's council race

The race for the Palo Alto City Council heated up Tuesday as two more residents declared their intentions to run for a seat...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2014
Last comment by Nancy, 0 minutes ago | 19 comments | 1628 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

County embarks on long road to fix congested expressways

Faced with thickening traffic jams throughout its expressway network, Santa Clara County officials are considering a range...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by midtown resident, 3 minutes ago | 39 comments | 2860 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

District to hire temporary water-conservation enforcers

The Santa Clara Valley Water District board of directors last night unanimously approved the hiring of up to 10 temporary...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2014
Last comment by SP Phil, 6 minutes ago | 13 comments | 786 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Style wars: Is Palo Alto's architecture-review process broken?

Birge Clark wasn't just the most prolific and beloved architect in Palo Alto's history, he may have also been its most content. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by keenplanner, 19 minutes ago | 68 comments | 6128 Views

AROUND TOWN

President arriving in Bay Area for Los Altos Hills event

President Barack Obama is scheduled to fly into San Francisco International Airport tonight for a short fundraising visit...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2014
Last comment by traceychen, 1 hour ago | 10 comments | 3533 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Current council members pull papers for East Palo Alto council race

The East Palo Alto City Council race has stayed relatively quiet so far, with only current council members Ruben Abrica and...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2014
Last comment by Sandra, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 75 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

County mulls hiring 'water conservation enforcers'

The Santa Clara Valley Water District is set to vote tonight on a staff recommendation to hire up to 10 temporary "water...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2014
Last comment by palo alto resident, 1 hour ago | 30 comments | 1122 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Growth debate tests city's height limits

With development anxieties running high in Palo Alto, the city's planning commissioners on Wednesday pondered three different...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2014
Last comment by The real test, 2 hours ago | 44 comments | 2633 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Citizens panel appointed for Comprehensive Plan update

Palo Alto has selected a new citizens panel that is charged with helping the city update its land-use bible, the Comprehensive...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2014
Last comment by curmudgeon, 3 hours ago | 29 comments | 2216 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto launches City Hall makeover

Palo Alto officials won't have to venture far this summer for signs that construction season is now in full bloom. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2014
Last comment by confused, 3 hours ago | 32 comments | 4228 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Developer drops plan to buy Buena Vista Mobile Home Park

Prometheus Real Estate Group has backed away from its plan to build high-end apartments for tech workers on the site of Buena...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2014
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, 5 hours ago | 68 comments | 5789 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto VA employee alleges retaliation, gag order for flagging errors

An inpatient pharmacy technician supervisor at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System's Palo Alto facility said he experienced...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2014
Last comment by A, 13 hours ago | 7 comments | 1260 Views

AROUND TOWN

HP CEO Meg Whitman named board chair

Hewlett-Packard President and CEO Meg Whitman will add "chairman of the board of directors" to her title, the company announced...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by Neighbor, 14 hours ago | 7 comments | 599 Views

AROUND TOWN

ShopTalk: CPK, Palo Alto Grill close; longtime florist loses lease

In this week's ShopTalk column, closures dominate. More downtown Palo Alto restaurants bite the dust, as well as 25-year-old...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2014
Last comment by Marlen, 14 hours ago | 20 comments | 6376 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Calling all Gunn High School alumni, teachers, parents and friends

It was an era of optimism and expansion in Palo Alto when Henry M. Gunn High School opened 50 years ago. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by Jean, 15 hours ago | 5 comments | 3613 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Damage control at the Y

Many organizations have an immensely difficult time conveying bad news to their customers. Out of a desire to not displease...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by PageMillTown, 16 hours ago | 67 comments | 4893 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

YMCA: Shrinking membership is forcing gym closure

Citing for the first time a decline in membership and inability to attract new members due to an increasingly competitive...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by Too Late for Apologies, 18 hours ago | 119 comments | 6524 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 Anonymous22, 19 hours ago | 102 comments | 6423 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Rash of phone scams reported in Palo Alto

A range of phone scams have been reported in Palo Alto in recent weeks, including people posing as Internal Revenue Service...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by a, 20 hours ago | 20 comments | 3911 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford law professor nominated for state Supreme Court

Mariano-Florentino Cuellar, a Mexican-born Stanford Law School professor and former White House official, has been nominated...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2014
Last comment by neighbor, 20 hours ago | 2 comments | 1273 Views
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