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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto nears finish line on new housing vision

The last time Palo Alto adopted a new housing vision for the city, the feeling around City Hall was more relief than satisfaction....

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by Kate Vershov Downing, 0 minutes ago | 74 comments | 3306 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board hopefuls: more needed for minorities, special ed

A Saturday morning school board debate hosted by two Palo Alto parent groups that represent special education students and...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2014
Last comment by A Parent, 10 minutes ago | 21 comments | 1885 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Debate over council size splits Palo Alto establishment

More than two centuries after Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton forced the nation to weigh the merits of democracy...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by Citizen, 19 minutes ago | 42 comments | 2624 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Digital First Media to consider sale of company, local newspapers

Digital First Media, the media company that owns the San Jose Mercury News and The Daily News, announced Friday that it has...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by Share, 51 minutes ago | 9 comments | 1238 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tap water smells and tastes terrible

A few weeks ago I noticed a pronounced change in the water pressure in our house. In my shower I'd guess that there is 50%...

Original post made by Duveneck Dad on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by Brook, 1 hour ago | 18 comments | 370 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce replaces CEO David MacKenzie

The Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce will have a new CEO after its current leader, David MacKenzie, was asked to step down this...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by Carroll Harrington, 1 hour ago | 9 comments | 1940 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New zoning law targets Palo Alto plating shops

Responding to concerns from the Barron Park neighborhood about potential hazards of a nearby plating shop, Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2014
Last comment by Neighbor, 3 hours ago | 5 comments | 1617 Views

AROUND TOWN

Developer proposes 30 homes for Maybell Avenue

The new owner of the Maybell Avenue site at the heart of last year's citizen referendum in Palo Alto is proposing a housing...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by please, 5 hours ago | 49 comments | 3453 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wrong-way driver involved in fatal, early-morning crash

One man was killed after a wrong-way driver headed north on southbound Interstate Highway 280 early this morning near Los...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by Marcy, 6 hours ago | 16 comments | 4903 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Growing the shuttle

As one piece of a multi-pronged approach to improving transit options and addressing parking and congestion, city officials...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by shuttles for schools, 7 hours ago | 19 comments | 1872 Views

AROUND TOWN

iPhone 6 debut draws large crowd to Palo Alto store

The new Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus went on sale across the country on Friday, Sept. 19, with hundreds of people braving long...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2014
Last comment by Deep Throat, 7 hours ago | 4 comments | 612 Views

AROUND TOWN

Red light cameras in Palo Alto?

I entered an intersection while the traffic light was yellow and the light changed to red as I passed through. (The intersection...

Original post made by Driver on Sep. 20, 2014
Last comment by More cameras, please, 10 hours ago | 12 comments | 220 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto: Finding balance in a new world

Few places in the world epitomize the juxtaposition of the global and local as does Palo Alto. Our region has the most active...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2014
Last comment by Kid Friendly???, 10 hours ago | 8 comments | 299 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Twelve vie for seats on the Palo Alto council

With the filing period concluding this week, 12 Palo Alto residents have officially entered the race for the five contested...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2014
Last comment by PaulaBolduc, 12 hours ago | 59 comments | 5951 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to offer more grants to low-income entrepreneurs

The City of Palo Alto's year-old Microenterprise Assistance Program, which provides grants to low-income business owners,...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2014
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, 12 hours ago | 4 comments | 1033 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Investment adviser, hot dog vendor to receive Athena Awards

Palo Alto's most influential businesswomen in 2014 are a hot dog vendor and an investment adviser, the Palo Alto Chamber...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, 23 hours ago | 5 comments | 1762 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Explain the "new" Town Forum

Maybe someone can explain the new Town Square and specifically the way editing works now. In some threads I see the following "Due...

Original post made by longtime weekly reader on Sep. 20, 2014
Last comment by George Orwell, on Sep 20, 2014 at 6:30 pm | 2 comments | 130 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

One-on-one: School board candidates question each other

The five people running for two seats on the Palo Alto Board of Education were given a chance at the Sept. 16 debate, the...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2014
Last comment by Where's the beef?, on Sep 20, 2014 at 5:51 pm | 9 comments | 442 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cell tower on verge of approval for Little League field

It took many extra innings, but Verizon Wireless is now poised to score the winning run in its long and controversial effort...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by Another engineer, on Sep 20, 2014 at 1:45 pm | 26 comments | 3040 Views

AROUND TOWN

From R.I.P. to 'Live in Peace'

With its burgundy walls, Persian rugs, faux-leather seating and black cocktail tables, the basement of the single-story dwelling...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by Rev. Teirrah McNair, on Sep 20, 2014 at 1:32 pm | 5 comments | 2452 Views
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