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PALO ALTO ISSUES

What can be done to address the shortage of affording housing?

When demand exceeds supply, prices increase. To reduce the price of any commodity, including housing, you increase the supply....

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Theodore, 52 minutes ago | 101 comments | 5177 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Unhealthy racket: Support city efforts to quiet our skies

In a series of open meetings throughout spring and summer, the Select Committee on South Bay Arrivals met with Federal Aviation...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Cross Purposes, 1 hour ago | 26 comments | 3894 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents in cottages feel the big-house squeeze

For more than 30 years, Crescent Park resident Marni Barnes has lived in a 1940s bungalow that is part of a cluster of four...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2016
Last comment by Mr. Neighbor, 2 hours ago | 72 comments | 11965 Views

AROUND TOWN

Equestrians lose horse pasture at Stanford

Leland Stanford loved horses. They have been a part of the Stanford landscape dating from 1876, when he purchased his first...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Mike, 3 hours ago | 28 comments | 8559 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Judging the judges: Recalls may become easier, but is that better for California?

Amid a constellation of factors, some legal experts believe we could be plunging into a new era in which judges increasingly...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2016
Last comment by Willing to be corrected, 5 hours ago | 4 comments | 2102 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why does Jordan have bike lanes in the wrong direction?

Not only did the bike lane painting occur the FIRST day of school (Tuesday), but the bike lane in front of the bike cage...

Original post made by Mom on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Resident, 5 hours ago | 19 comments | 565 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto high schools tell board: Restore athletics funding

Students, parents and high-school athletics department staff made the case at Tuesday's school board meeting that sports...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2016
Last comment by Duck, 7 hours ago | 25 comments | 3377 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tweaks to rooftop-solar program irk industry execs

It's been a banner year for solar energy in Palo Alto, with the city signing new long-term contracts for its supply of solar-powered...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Bob, 8 hours ago | 6 comments | 3311 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan for megahome raises neighbors' concerns

Neighbors in Palo Alto's Embarcadero Oaks are protesting a proposal to build an 11-bedroom, 14-bath residence with a one-car...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Edward Hogan, 8 hours ago | 63 comments | 14080 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

External review delivers mixed results on Palo Alto's special-education department

A Harvard University researcher and longtime special-education advocate hired to assess the Palo Alto school district's special-education...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2016
Last comment by Floored, 10 hours ago | 19 comments | 3333 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford sex assault case judge accused of leniency toward another athlete, East Bay Times

Given the actions of Judge Persky in the case of Ikaika Gunderson, how can anyone reasonably argue that Persky does not have...

Original post made by Not A Stanford Alum on Aug. 27, 2016
Last comment by Floored, 10 hours ago | 1 comment | 92 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In parting shot, planning commissioner slams council

For the past two years, Kate Downing has been one of Palo Alto's most passionate advocates for building more affordable housing....

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2016
Last comment by musical, 11 hours ago | 332 comments | 29896 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teen drug abuse on the rise in county

It's never a slow day for Adolescent Counseling Services. The nonprofit's Palo Alto office is routinely packed during its...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2016
Last comment by PalyDad, 11 hours ago | 3 comments | 819 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A groundling's lament; and call to action

This summer I became a reluctant advocate for quiet skies. I say reluctant because I am a teacher-librarian, not a rabble-rouser....

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by Maria Becce, 12 hours ago | 263 comments | 9668 Views

AROUND TOWN

New partner proposed for Palo Alto animal shelter

Palo Alto's cramped but popular animal shelter would be preserved, renovated and turned into a "no kill" zone under a proposed...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Caitlin, 12 hours ago | 10 comments | 3062 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High price to pay

Teachers, techies, corporate attorneys and advocates for seniors don't always speak with the same voice, but when Palo Alto...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Immoral, 12 hours ago | 113 comments | 12874 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

VIDEO: Behind the Headlines -- The evolving El Camino Real

On this week's half-hour webcast, "Behind the Headlines," Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong leads a discussion with reporter Gennady...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2016
Last comment by winter, 13 hours ago | 1 comment | 1383 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Highway of change

Treasure Island Stamps and Coins doesn't look like a typical Palo Alto "destination." Crowds don't gather outside its doors...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by musical, 14 hours ago | 21 comments | 8161 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Study of texting aims to improve crisis counseling

What a counselor says — or doesn't say — during a crisis counseling session can make a big difference in whether...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Sally Bemus, 14 hours ago | 5 comments | 1601 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board eyes more conservative budget projections

Palo Alto school board members supported a much more conservative budget outlook for the next five years during a discussion...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2016
Last comment by Annette, 14 hours ago | 26 comments | 2860 Views
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