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PALO ALTO ISSUES

In Buena Vista aftermath: sadness, hope

Residents of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park in Palo Alto said they are expecting eviction letters any day now since the...

Original post made on May. 29, 2015
Last comment by george drysdale, 23 minutes ago | 28 comments | 2940 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown Palo Alto post office unveils two new possible locations

Downtown post office patrons will have 30 days starting today to comment on a proposed plan to relocate the historic 83-year-old...

Original post made on May. 29, 2015
Last comment by Resident, 47 minutes ago | 11 comments | 2547 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto cap on office development threatens projects underway

Palo Alto's push to limit growth in office space may jeopardize as many as 10 proposed developments, some of which have been...

Original post made on May. 29, 2015
Last comment by mauricio, 1 hour ago | 36 comments | 1515 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Residents hope to drown out airplane noise with complaints

When Amy Christel moved from Barron Park to her new Midtown Palo Alto home last summer, she welcomed the time she could spend...

Original post made on May. 24, 2015
Last comment by rick, 1 hour ago | 153 comments | 7010 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Homeless shelter seeks neighbors' input

Heart and Home Collaborative, a nonprofit organization offering emergency shelter to homeless women, is exploring various...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Lynn Huidekoper, RN, 4 hours ago | 37 comments | 3317 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Marriott proposes two new Palo Alto hotels

In the latest sign of Palo Alto's surging hotel boom, Marriott has proposed to build two five-story hotels on San Antonio...

Original post made on May. 28, 2015
Last comment by The Baron, 4 hours ago | 30 comments | 3431 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: No beds for teens

It was a shock to us and many readers to discover that when local teens facing an acute mental health crisis need hospitalization,...

Original post made on May. 29, 2015
Last comment by a parent, 6 hours ago | 14 comments | 1319 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford student speaks out against 'culture of retaliation'

A Stanford University student who was retaliated against following a recent investigation into a fraternity has stepped forward...

Original post made on May. 28, 2015
Last comment by @bunyip, 7 hours ago | 19 comments | 3498 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New bell schedule approved for Gunn

Gunn High School will officially shift to a 75-minute rotating block schedule in the next school year after receiving the...

Original post made on May. 27, 2015
Last comment by Gunn Alumnus, 7 hours ago | 18 comments | 1729 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista closure approved

In a decision that may signal the end of the road for Palo Alto's only mobile-home park, city officials on Tuesday affirmed...

Original post made on May. 26, 2015
Last comment by BillyBob, 7 hours ago | 70 comments | 7361 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto's Givens earns three berths for state track meet

The 2015 Central Coast Section Track and Field Championships on Friday night at San Jose City College served two purposes....

Original post made on May. 29, 2015
Last comment by Gwen, 7 hours ago | 1 comment | 371 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shoptalk: Keen Garage steps into Palo Alto

Look for a mid-May opening for the footwear company Keen Garage coming to 278 University Ave. in downtown Palo Alto. Finishing...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2013
Last comment by Alex Romanovsky, 12 hours ago | 3 comments | 11995 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents seek to keep their Eichler neighborhoods from growing — upward

Residents in five Palo Alto Eichler neighborhoods said they plan to ask the city to institute zone changes that limit homes...

Original post made on May. 29, 2015
Last comment by MaryannH, 13 hours ago | 6 comments | 377 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Keeping Searsville Dam in place is a good solution

On May 1, the day Stanford University released its plans for Searsville Dam, an article titled "1000 dams down and counting"...

Original post made on May. 29, 2015
Last comment by Matt Stoecker, 14 hours ago | 8 comments | 380 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Early education, math key to closing achievement gap

With a sense of optimism around new leadership and a systematic plan for change after years of piecemeal efforts to reduce...

Original post made on May. 27, 2015
Last comment by JLS & Paly Parent, 15 hours ago | 15 comments | 2544 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Can Palo Alto close its achievement gap?

Recommendations for how to help low-income and minority students excel in Palo Alto schools will be reviewed by the Board...

Original post made on May. 26, 2015
Last comment by Carlos, 16 hours ago | 62 comments | 3654 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Despite cool reception, solar program to stay

Palo Alto's newest solar-energy program has plenty of fans but, so far, not a single user. Even so, city officials agreed...

Original post made on May. 28, 2015
Last comment by Conflict?, 16 hours ago | 14 comments | 2073 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Community notebook: Changing the conversation around climate change

For the average person who feels a certain hopelessness about climate change, the City of Palo Alto Library, environmental...

Original post made on May. 28, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, 17 hours ago | 21 comments | 1933 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PUBLIC AGENDA: Buena Vista appeal, teachers union contract, Comprehensive Plan summit

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of May 25. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/05/22/public-agenda-buena-vista-appeal-gunn-bell...

Original post made on May. 25, 2015
Last comment by musical, 17 hours ago | 3 comments | 1602 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New city jobs prove a tough sell in Palo Alto

The budget climate may be as sunny as ever in Palo Alto, but the city's elected officials have been casting clouds over proposals...

Original post made on May. 22, 2015
Last comment by musical, 17 hours ago | 20 comments | 2817 Views
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