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PALO ALTO ISSUES

City hopes to preserve Palo Alto Square theater

Two efforts -- one relying on grassroots democracy and the other rooted in the zoning code -- have emerged to try to save...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2016
Last comment by Marie, 8 minutes ago | 19 comments | 3282 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bomb squad removes inert grenade in Palo Alto

Palo Alto police have confirmed that a hand grenade found near a Dumpster in the parking lot of a Palo Alto church Thursday...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2016
Last comment by Resident, 19 minutes ago | 1 comment | 525 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto cautious about encouraging second-dwelling units

For some in Palo Alto, "second-dwelling units" represent one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways for addressing the...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2016
Last comment by sheri, 36 minutes ago | 13 comments | 1276 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan to hike fees for developers raises concerns

A proposal in Palo Alto to sharply spike the fees that developers would have to pay to support affordable housing faced significant...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2016
Last comment by cm, 40 minutes ago | 12 comments | 1195 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What to expect when Google Fiber comes to town

Google Fiber has been hailed by many observers as a much-needed shake-up for the local telecommunications market. But to...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2016
Last comment by Jeff Hoel, 46 minutes ago | 41 comments | 7513 Views

AROUND TOWN

Spate of burglaries hits south Palo Alto

The face of a burglar was captured on video after a home surveillance system recorded a brazen theft from a south Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2016
Last comment by BP Resident, 48 minutes ago | 12 comments | 10205 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board asks for multiyear, ongoing impact of tax shortfall

All five Palo Alto school-board members agreed during a special meeting Wednesday afternoon that finding the most fiscally...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2016
Last comment by Board Disrespect Toward Others, 53 minutes ago | 15 comments | 1252 Views

AROUND TOWN

New bike corridors get green light in Palo Alto

Palo Alto's ambitious plan to making biking easier and safer on local streets received a burst of momentum this week when...

Original post made on May. 12, 2016
Last comment by Marie, 2 hours ago | 23 comments | 4315 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Candidate pool grows in Palo Alto council race

The pool of candidates for Palo Alto's City Council race may soon widen, with seven residents recently pulling candidacy...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2016
Last comment by Vote NO on VTA tax, 2 hours ago | 25 comments | 1768 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hotel California rooms to be reserved for affordable housing

Hotel California will be converted next month into an apartment complex for low-income residents -- a project that will bring...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2016
Last comment by Midtown, 2 hours ago | 14 comments | 2999 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board meets today to discuss tax shortfall

The Palo Alto Board of Education will hold a special meeting this afternoon to discuss how to address an unanticipated drop...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2016
Last comment by peninsula resident, 3 hours ago | 18 comments | 1589 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Caltrain swaps out old cars for larger ones to avoid overcrowding

Starting today, Caltrain will be replacing some of its trains with larger trains capable of accommodating more passengers,...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2016
Last comment by resident, 14 hours ago | 8 comments | 3253 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

CDC releases early findings from youth suicide study

Preliminary findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's epidemiological investigation into youth suicides...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2016
Last comment by anne, 15 hours ago | 17 comments | 499 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Visa to open new campus in Palo Alto

Credit card company Visa Inc. plans to open a new facility in Palo Alto's California Avenue Business District in November,...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2016
Last comment by Rez E Dent, 19 hours ago | 23 comments | 8393 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Making 'green waves' with traffic lights

Seeking to create a smoother ride for local drivers and bicyclists, Palo Alto plans to reprogram traffic lights along several...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 22 hours ago | 30 comments | 7727 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto parents ask public's help to find missing son

The parents of a Palo Alto man who vanished 11 days ago are seeking the public's help to find their son, 30-year-old Andrew...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2016
Last comment by community member, 23 hours ago | 20 comments | 20694 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man reported missing

A 30-year-old Palo Alto man has been missing for almost a week, Palo Alto police said Sunday. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2016
Last comment by Community Member, 23 hours ago | 24 comments | 17527 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Housing eyed at Page Mill and El Camino

After seeing its initial bid rebuffed by Palo Alto officials, the development team looking to construct a four-story building...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2016
Last comment by City That Hates Its Residents, on Jul 27, 2016 at 1:06 pm | 49 comments | 6349 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cinemark to close Palo Alto Square theater

Another cultural treasure in Palo Alto will flicker out of existence in August, when CinéArts at Palo Alto Square shuts...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2016
Last comment by Catherine Shinners, on Jul 27, 2016 at 11:06 am | 73 comments | 12103 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Advocates disagree on solutions to airplane noise

Residents throughout the Midpeninsula and Santa Cruz area agree that airplanes going to San Francisco International Airport...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2016
Last comment by Tired of Cronyism, on Jul 27, 2016 at 9:18 am | 236 comments | 9549 Views
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