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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks to shield retailers from office boom

Seeking to protect neighborhood-serving retailers from the recent boom in office development, Palo Alto is considering a...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2014
Last comment by member, 3 minutes ago | 2 comments | 305 Views

AROUND TOWN

It's Daylight Saving Time

Twice a year I go crazy listening to people say Daylight Savings Time. There's no s at the end of saving. Will the writer...

Original post made by Curious Observer on Oct. 30, 2014
Last comment by neighbor, 46 minutes ago | 2 comments | 99 Views

MOVIES

Citizen four at the Guild.

The Palo Alto Online review of "Citizenfour" http://www.paloaltoonline.com/movies/reviews/Citizenfour?review_id=2958 Director...

Original post made by CrescentParkAnon. on Oct. 31, 2014
Last comment by neighbor, 54 minutes ago | 1 comment | 41 Views

AROUND TOWN

Editorial: Yes on Measure C to update utility tax

Palo Alto currently generates about 7 percent of its general-fund revenue, or some $11 million, from the 5 percent utility...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2014
Last comment by not yet, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 29 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

California Avenue construction hits merchants hard

Merchants who are struggling through the dust and noise of the California Avenue Streetscape Project have lost as much as...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2014
There are no comments yet. 348 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Businesses to drive city's new traffic-fighting nonprofit

As Palo Alto prepares to launch new shuttles, impose downtown parking restrictions and offer other incentives for commuters...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2014
Last comment by Annette, 2 hours ago | 18 comments | 2072 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

VA tree-clearing taking place near Bol Park in Palo Alto

Joggers, cyclists and residents in the Barron Park neighborhood are concerned about a tree-clearing project that has removed...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Lilienstein, 2 hours ago | 9 comments | 1396 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A howl of a Halloween

Two dozen crows circling above Santa Rita Avenue on Tuesday afternoon suddenly appeared like a spooky omen of Halloween to...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by A disapproving Palo Altan, 6 hours ago | 15 comments | 4452 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Unfriendly skies: Residents, city officials gear up to fight increased airplane noise

At a gathering in the Holbrook-Palmer Park Pavilion in Atherton last month, as a resident began to speak about the incessant...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., 7 hours ago | 154 comments | 7652 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto Airport runway set for overdue repairs

It didn't take long for Palo Alto to reap the benefits of taking over its namesake airport from Santa Clara County. The city...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., 7 hours ago | 36 comments | 2589 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Yes on Measure B to increase hotel tax

Palo Alto Measure B would increase the city's transient occupancy tax, the tax added to hotel bills for visitors, from 12...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., 8 hours ago | 2 comments | 68 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What is wrong with the USPS in Palo Alto?

Today, I was waiting for a package from Amazon that would be delivered through the USPS. I was given a tracking number and...

Original post made by Nayeli on Oct. 25, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., 8 hours ago | 78 comments | 2563 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Living under the belly of a 'beast'

Fledgling airline Surf Air's marketing slogan is "Disruptive Innovation — A Revolutionary Approach to Air Travel."...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by musical, 9 hours ago | 25 comments | 3338 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district OCR legal bills top $366,000

The Palo Alto school district has spent a total of more than $366,000 in outside legal fees on Office for Civil Rights-related...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2014
Last comment by Natalie, 10 hours ago | 17 comments | 1485 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City to look at new uses for Municipal Services Center site

A proposal to move Palo Alto's Municipal Services Center and the Animal Services Center from their existing locations on...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by Engineer, 10 hours ago | 25 comments | 2383 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan to expand Palo Alto's shuttle program speeds ahead

Seeking to reduce car congestion, Palo Alto officials approved on Monday night a plan to dramatically expand the city's shuttle...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2014
Last comment by Mom of 3 , 13 hours ago | 22 comments | 2057 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Another 'Fiber to the Premise' resurrection for Palo Alto?

The long-discussed dream of getting true high-speed fiber-optic service for Palo Alto is looking like a real possibility....

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, 13 hours ago | 31 comments | 2753 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto prepares to launch new shuttles

Palo Alto's small fleet of shuttles could grow substantially in the coming months, as the city prepares to unveil new routes...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by Iconoclast, 14 hours ago | 43 comments | 5850 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Older biker hit my son's bike tonight and drove off

My son was riding his bike home tonight from Paly. When he was riding on Churchill towards Alma, an older fellow riding from...

Original post made by upset mom on Oct. 28, 2014
Last comment by parent, 19 hours ago | 3 comments | 288 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford students join in national sexual-assault protest

An almost funeral-like procession of about 100 somber Stanford University students marched from White Plaza to the Main Quad...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2014
Last comment by Nora Charles, 19 hours ago | 2 comments | 1357 Views
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King of the Slides
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Standardized Test Prep: When to Start and Whom to Hire?
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Finger Food and a Blood Lite?
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The Future of our Parks: Public Workshops this Week
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Subverting open, fair and honest debate (Measure D)
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