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PALO ALTO ISSUES

New plan reflects changing vision for prominent El Camino site

One year after Palo Alto swiftly shut down a plan to construct an office building at the busy intersection of El Camino Real...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2016
Last comment by Sunshine, on Sep 14, 2016 at 5:32 pm | 55 comments | 8110 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why is Paly renovating Haymarket?

Why not tear down Haymarket and build a 2-story classroom building? There are still portables in the middle of campus and...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Sep. 9, 2016
Last comment by OPar, on Sep 14, 2016 at 4:28 pm | 6 comments | 537 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Utility Efforts

Nearly 20 years ago, an initiative was passed to move electric utilities in town underground. I had a bad experience in...

Original post made by Paul Losch on Sep. 12, 2016
Last comment by Greatly Annoyed, on Sep 14, 2016 at 3:58 pm | 12 comments | 366 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Community Notebook: Test the Palo Alto Public Library mobile app

Library patrons and technology lovers are invited to Mitchell Park Library on Thursday, Sept. 15, to test the Palo Alto Public...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2016
Last comment by Marie, on Sep 14, 2016 at 11:34 am | 1 comment | 1491 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A push toward solar power, a retreat from natural gas

Since Palo Alto launched its own electric utility in 1900, its quest for power has involved everything from Belgian-made...

Original post made on May. 20, 2016
Last comment by UdyRegan, on Sep 13, 2016 at 8:01 pm | 5 comments | 4610 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto peace walk marks Sept. 11 anniversary

A multifaith march for peace in Palo Alto Sunday afternoon drew hundreds of participants. Walking along Alma Street and Middlefield...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2016
Last comment by No apples, no oranges , on Sep 13, 2016 at 4:54 pm | 17 comments | 7977 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Demand drives Bay Area gas price increase over the past month

Bay Area gas prices climbed to an average of $2.77 per gallon over the past month as refineries failed to keep pace with...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2016
Last comment by NoMoPa, on Sep 13, 2016 at 2:53 pm | 2 comments | 1452 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community gives feedback about budget shortfall

Palo Alto school board members opened the floor on Wednesday, Sept. 7, to the community to answer questions and receive feedback...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2016
Last comment by Mom, on Sep 13, 2016 at 9:06 am | 25 comments | 3643 Views

AROUND TOWN

New zone change proposed for busy El Camino Real intersection

With Palo Alto's controversial "planned community" process suspended indefinitely, a developer who was hoping to win the...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2014
Last comment by Annette Ross, on Sep 12, 2016 at 8:20 pm | 9 comments | 5761 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto to put sales tax on November ballot

The East Palo Alto City Council unanimously approved putting a 1/2-cent sales tax on the Nov. 8 ballot Tuesday night to maintain...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2016
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 12, 2016 at 8:15 pm | 3 comments | 2096 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto students show improvement in state test, but achievement gap persists

New results from the state’s standardized Smarter Balanced Assessment, released on Wednesday, show that most Palo Alto...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2016
Last comment by John94306, on Sep 12, 2016 at 5:53 pm | 16 comments | 3928 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Driver strikes hydrant, lands onto hedges

A driver who apparently hit the gas pedal lost control of the vehicle, sheared off a fire hydrant and struck another vehicle...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2016
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Sep 12, 2016 at 2:01 pm | 10 comments | 5933 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Worth watching Palo Alto - Menlo Park dev will impact schools

http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2016/09/12/menlo-park-how-rezoning-could-impact-citys-finances As we discuss the appropriate...

Original post made by SchoolImpacts on Sep. 12, 2016
There are no comments yet. 225 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 Grrrrr, on Sep 12, 2016 at 12:57 pm | 47 comments | 14244 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New Palo Alto city attorney pledges 'transparency'

Palo Alto's new city attorney passed her first test Monday night -- she sat through a four-hour debate on composting technologies...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2011
Last comment by Watchdog Ear, on Sep 11, 2016 at 8:39 pm | 8 comments | 4159 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Brock Turner judge launches anti-recall campaign

Just days before Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky is set to be reassigned from criminal cases and before former Stanford...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2016
Last comment by pearl, on Sep 11, 2016 at 5:00 pm | 58 comments | 10065 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community Notebook: Children's Health Council to host forum on youth-suicide study

Palo Alto nonprofit Children's Health Council will host this Wednesday, Sept. 7, a community forum to discuss the initial...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2016
Last comment by Recap?, on Sep 11, 2016 at 9:17 am | 4 comments | 2839 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Changes proposed for downtown's parking program

By most accounts, Palo Alto's yearlong experiment with permit parking on downtown's residential streets has been a mixed...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2016
Last comment by Me, on Sep 11, 2016 at 8:52 am | 42 comments | 5938 Views

AROUND TOWN

Remembering Andy Garcia on 9/11 anniversary

The annual Andy Garcia 5K run, walk and bike event in Portola Valley will be held on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5. The community...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2011
Last comment by Gail, on Sep 11, 2016 at 6:43 am | 3 comments | 3036 Views

AROUND TOWN

Redwood City Oktoberfest brings German flavor, beer

Munich's famous beer festival comes to Redwood City this weekend, Sept. 9-11. A decked-out Oktoberfest tent will be set up...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2016
Last comment by Resident 2, on Sep 11, 2016 at 3:13 am | 2 comments | 1269 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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