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PALO ALTO ISSUES

New nonprofit to manage downtown Palo Alto's traffic problems

From a "satellite lot" on Embarcadero to new garage technologies, Palo Alto officials this month have been busily brainstorming...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2014
Last comment by If-Wishes-Were-Horses, 0 minutes ago | 17 comments | 1817 Views

AROUND TOWN

Zipcars - adding to the parking congestion?

Just saw this. http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/news/displaynews.asp?NewsID=2765&TargetID=268 How did this get by us without...

Original post made by Resident on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by Resident, 4 minutes ago | 1 comment | 7 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man arrested for hate crime, cane attack in downtown Palo Alto

Palo Alto police have arrested a man who they say committed a hate crime Saturday night when he yelled racial epithets and...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by myopinion, 9 minutes ago | 17 comments | 1879 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Design contest set to kick off for Palo Alto's new bike bridge

Palo Alto officials agree that the city's new bike bridge over Highway 101 should be a "landmark" structure that showcases...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by neighbor, 15 minutes ago | 39 comments | 1533 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 Well..., 49 minutes ago | 55 comments | 4529 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cupertino developer buys Fry's site in Palo Alto

Cupertino-based developer Sobrato Organization has purchased a 15-acre property in Palo Alto that includes Fry's Electronics...

Original post made on May. 2, 2011
Last comment by Anonymous, 1 hour ago | 77 comments | 4507 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

School board eyes data, evaluation as key to this year's goals

Palo Alto's top school officials kicked off the school year Tuesday with an enthusiastic discussion of five draft goals for...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by Replace Young and co., 1 hour ago | 6 comments | 629 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Six arrested in fatal Shoreline Ampitheatre shooting

Six people were arrested after a 38-year-old man died after being shot multiple times Friday night at a Wiz Khalifa show...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2014
Last comment by Who, 2 hours ago | 16 comments | 3950 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Fair housing veteran to helm East Palo Alto rent control program

A longtime advocate for fair housing in East Palo Alto has been picked as the city's new rent-control administrator, staff...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by Memories, 3 hours ago | 2 comments | 304 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Off-duty detective spots downtown robbery suspect

A man suspected of robbing a person he'd just befriended in downtown Palo Alto earlier this month was arrested for the crime...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2014
Last comment by biker, 3 hours ago | 6 comments | 869 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

County expands homeless programs while searching for new shelter

Faced with a shortage of beds to accommodate the county's homeless population this coming winter, the Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2014
Last comment by traceychen, 3 hours ago | 8 comments | 875 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to modify traffic signals on Embarcadero Road

Seeking to relieve traffic congestion and respond to years of residents' complaints, Palo Alto is preparing to remove a traffic...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2014
Last comment by Bob Wenzlau, 4 hours ago | 72 comments | 5467 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board to discuss revised goals in first meeting of the year

In the Palo Alto Board of Education's first meeting of the 2014-15 school year tonight, members will continue to discuss...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2014
Last comment by IAQ in PAUSQ, 6 hours ago | 9 comments | 1073 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board discusses vision, role in annual retreat

The Palo Alto school board met in its annual retreat Tuesday, and with the added opportunity of a new superintendent's fresh...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2014
Last comment by legal fees, 6 hours ago | 16 comments | 2121 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Historic Professorville home to be lifted and rotated

A century-old house at 221 Kingsley Ave. described as an "anchor" of the historic Professorville neighborhood will be lifted...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2014
Last comment by RomShady, 7 hours ago | 23 comments | 5331 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Valley entrepreneurs share job-creation ideas

To create jobs America must welcome entrepreneurial immigrants, transform education and get more students to choose engineering,...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2011
Last comment by Sandra, 9 hours ago | 15 comments | 1363 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

USGS warns strong aftershock could follow Napa earthquake

There is a 25 percent chance of a strong and potentially damaging aftershock in the next seven days following Sunday's 6.0-magnitude...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2014
Last comment by Sea-Seelam Reddy, 12 hours ago | 6 comments | 1851 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Holman cleared by FPPC after 'conflict of interest' claim

Councilwoman Karen Holman did not violate state law when she urged city staff to explore rezoning sites on Arastradero Road...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2014
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 15 hours ago | 69 comments | 2666 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Lydia Kou joins Palo Alto's council race

The race for the Palo Alto City Council heated up Tuesday as two more residents declared their intentions to run for a seat...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2014
Last comment by Cindy J, 17 hours ago | 45 comments | 5309 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mitchell Park Library set to open in the fall

Palo Alto's botched and beleaguered reconstruction of the Mitchell Park Library and Community Center is now set conclude...

Original post made on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, 18 hours ago | 62 comments | 5555 Views
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