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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, on Sep 3, 2014 at 9:42 am | 82 comments | 4848 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto commission defends 'planned community' zoning

Despite much community anxiety, Palo Alto's planning commissioners made a case Wednesday for preserving the city's "planned...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by another voter, on Sep 3, 2014 at 9:30 am | 60 comments | 4749 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Volunteers build East Palo Alto playground in one day

A new playground at Bell Street Park in East Palo Alto -- constructed by volunteers Wednesday in all of six hours -- will...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2014
Last comment by concerned parent, on Sep 3, 2014 at 1:37 am | 8 comments | 3768 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto library subscribes to novel music idea

Palo Alto City library is one of around 3,000 in the United States and 5,000 worldwide that subscribe to Freegal Music, a...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2014
Last comment by Giants Fan, on Sep 2, 2014 at 9:14 pm | 4 comments | 3445 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto commences search for interim city manager

The East Palo Alto City Council tonight will review proposals from four recruitment firms, one of which will undertake the...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2014
Last comment by Cactus, on Sep 2, 2014 at 8:43 pm | 1 comment | 2466 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Educators: Ending 'tenure' no magic bullet

A court decision last week to throw out state teacher tenure rules may lead people to think that this is the solution for...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2014
Last comment by Fees, on Sep 2, 2014 at 7:07 pm | 77 comments | 12898 Views

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Walk this way

With the popularity these days of marathon running, those of us who walk as our main exercise might be tempted to feel bad...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2014
Last comment by parent, on Sep 2, 2014 at 2:18 pm | 11 comments | 5466 Views

AROUND TOWN

Suspect sought in Thursday groping near California Avenue

Palo Alto police are looking for a man who they say groped a woman near a Park Boulevard business on Thursday, Aug. 28. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2014
There are no comments yet. 1169 Views

AROUND TOWN

Local library subscribes to novel music idea

For card-carrying members of the Palo Alto City Library, book and movie checkouts last for weeks but music downloads last...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2014
Last comment by casey, on Sep 2, 2014 at 10:42 am | 6 comments | 2007 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Labour weekend and school

This is not designed to be another go at the school calendar. I just want to know what families do now with Labor Day...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Sep. 1, 2014
Last comment by Experienced Parent, on Sep 1, 2014 at 8:58 pm | 4 comments | 691 Views

AROUND TOWN

Where is the Frog Fountain?

This weekend I noticed that the whimsical frog fountain at the Stanford Shopping Center is gone, and seems not to have been...

Original post made by Nora Charles on Aug. 31, 2014
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Sep 1, 2014 at 8:57 pm | 4 comments | 737 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Keeping water off the street

In the midst of California's driest year on record -- and $500 fines for sprinkler runoff as of Aug. 1 -- residents with...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Sep 1, 2014 at 4:23 pm | 4 comments | 3930 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Want More Density, Height, and Overbuilding? No?

I received this today from our Comp Plan rep: September 2nd seems to be a preliminary date the city will receive initial...

Original post made by res on Aug. 29, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Sep 1, 2014 at 2:21 pm | 38 comments | 1129 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Where do you walk?

Interviewed by the Weekly for an article about the health benefits of walking, one Palo Alto resident suggested that people...

Original post made by Jocelyn Dong on Aug. 30, 2014
Last comment by Leave the doo on your own property, on Sep 1, 2014 at 2:03 pm | 6 comments | 789 Views

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A new home for ancient ways

Standing inside the almost-complete prayer hall of Palo Alto's first freestanding mosque on San Antonio Road, Durriya Tyabji...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2014
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, on Sep 1, 2014 at 9:00 am | 45 comments | 11397 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Lawn Signs

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Original post made by Voter on Sep. 1, 2014
There are no comments yet. 566 Views

AROUND TOWN

Greg Brown mural in downtown Palo Alto restored

Artist Greg Brown performed restoration work over the weekend on "Man Pushing Cat in Stroller," his fanciful mural in downtown...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2010
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 31, 2014 at 6:16 pm | 25 comments | 4439 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What is the definition of a park?

Is a park a large green area where we can walk, hike, play sports, picnic, children play? Or is it a tiny green area with...

Original post made by Resident on Apr. 25, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 31, 2014 at 9:40 am | 8 comments | 2147 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

State Supreme Court rejects most misconduct claims against assistant DA

California Supreme Court justices have reversed a state appeals court ruling of egregious prosecutorial misconduct against...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2014
Last comment by Right Decision, on Aug 30, 2014 at 5:52 pm | 4 comments | 3198 Views

AROUND TOWN

Annual Baylands race returns to Palo Alto

The 30th annual Moonlight Run & Walk, a benefit event for local nonprofits supporting kids and families, returns next Friday,...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2014
Last comment by Lynda, on Aug 30, 2014 at 5:13 pm | 4 comments | 4271 Views
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