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AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto set to approve digital artwork for City Hall lobby

The latest element in Palo Alto's roughly $4.5-million effort to enhance the ground floor at City Hall will be nearly impossible...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2014
Last comment by Craig, 18 minutes ago | 14 comments | 2171 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tree lighting to kick off holiday season

Downtown Palo Alto will launch the holiday shopping season on Saturday, Nov. 29, with the annual holiday tree lighting at...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2014
Last comment by Sad, 26 minutes ago | 1 comment | 322 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New housing proposal for Maybell Avenue site set for review

A year after Palo Alto voters struck down an approved housing development on Maybell Avenue, the city is preparing to review...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2014
Last comment by Parent, 26 minutes ago | 12 comments | 1643 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto brings new approach to old 'parking crisis'

If things go as planned, 2015 will be the year in which Palo Alto residents and workers say farewell to free parking. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2014
Last comment by Alma Resident, 38 minutes ago | 2 comments | 810 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn student, former teacher call for more balanced academic culture

A Gunn High School student and former teacher brought to the school board Tuesday night a rallying cry to create a healthier,...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2014
Last comment by Gary Gechlik, 1 hours ago | 128 comments | 9996 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto has the highest rental prices in the USA

According to the SF Chronicle, these are national rankings based on median home rental prices: 1. Palo Alto 2. San Francisco ... 5....

Original post made by Palo Alto is number 1 on Nov. 27, 2014
Last comment by Silly, 1 hours ago | 4 comments | 162 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan for dedicated bus lanes on El Camino Real back on the table

A controversial plan by Santa Clara County to create dedicated bus lanes on El Camino Real between Palo Alto and San Jose...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2014
Last comment by Jo Ann, 1 hour ago | 76 comments | 4116 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Street Sweeping??

I've noticed in the past few weeks/months that the street sweeping has been done very poorly. Anyone else notice this? ...

Original post made by Old Palo Alto on Nov. 26, 2014
Last comment by The Shadow knows......, 2 hours ago | 7 comments | 173 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Helping kids this season

Don't let the booming Silicon Valley technology-driven economy lull you into thinking that there isn't a continuing divide,...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2014
There are no comments yet. 180 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The journey to the starting line

The Downtown Residential Parking Permit Program Stakeholder Group has been meeting for eight months and at its final meeting...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2014
There are no comments yet. 298 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Is Crescent Park's parking 'creep' a sign of things to come?

Last year, Crescent Park residents learned all about the power — and the repercussions — of the city's parking...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2014
There are no comments yet. 279 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teens get uplift from downward dog

The physical and mental benefits of practicing yoga are numerous and well-supported by research: decreased stress, enhanced...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2014
There are no comments yet. 208 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Preparing for the unthinkable: School district maintenance foreman develops emergency-response system

In the event that a shooting were to take place at one of Palo Alto Unified School District's 17 campuses, teachers would...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
Last comment by Police Parent, 16 hours ago | 13 comments | 4369 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto: Three-story building proposed for Olive Garden site

In the latest sign of the construction boom happening around California Avenue, Palo Alto planners are considering a proposal...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2014
Last comment by Tired of greed, 20 hours ago | 20 comments | 3145 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police officer disciplined for texting photo of 'scantily clad' arrestee

A Palo Alto police officer faced disciplinary actions from the department earlier this year for texting to another officer...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2014
Last comment by FreePress, 20 hours ago | 14 comments | 3938 Views

AROUND TOWN

VIDEO: Stanford students protest decision in Ferguson

Stanford students and community members marched from the university to City Hall on Nov. 25, 2014, in protest of a Missouri...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2014
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Nov 27, 2014 at 10:11 am | 7 comments | 1508 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto mulls options for new Foothills 'parkland'

It's not often that a city discovers that it owns 7.7 acres of undeveloped land that City Council members didn't even know...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2014
Last comment by Neighbor, on Nov 27, 2014 at 2:54 am | 18 comments | 343 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto officials defend $4.6M upgrade of City Hall

Five months after Palo Alto officials approved a $4.6 million renovation of City Hall, council members made a public case...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2014
Last comment by Neighbor, on Nov 27, 2014 at 2:41 am | 30 comments | 3371 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto considers changing its policy for labor negotiations

Seeking to add transparency to its labor-negotiations process, Palo Alto is considering scrapping its practice of holding...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2014
Last comment by common sense, on Nov 26, 2014 at 7:21 pm | 9 comments | 1710 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Buildings of up to eight stories planned for East Palo Alto

With an eye on affordable housing and the city's bottom line, East Palo Alto officials on Monday night unveiled the city's...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Nov 26, 2014 at 4:45 pm | 40 comments | 4313 Views
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