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Palo Alto changes course on housing fees

In an unusual move that reflected Palo Alto's shifting political dynamics, the City Council reversed on Monday night its...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 11 hours ago | 43 comments | 4059 Views

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Jordan Principal Leaving

We just received word that the Jordan principal was leaving at the end of the year. ...

Original post made by Parent L on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by Not Bowers, 12 hours ago | 3 comments | 214 Views

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With some questions, trustees generally support reporting weighted grades

School board members were generally supportive Tuesday night of a proposal to report both unweighted and weighted grade point...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by Proven methods, 14 hours ago | 3 comments | 1124 Views

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$5K grant to help build new produce market for seniors

A new produce market for low-income seniors will be coming to southern end of town through a $5,000 grant from the Rotary...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by EPAMom, 18 hours ago | 1 comment | 1504 Views

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Palo Alto eyes emergency law to protect retail

With several long-time retail establishments recently shutting down to make way for offices in downtown Palo Alto, city officials...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Mar 28, 2017 at 4:36 pm | 70 comments | 7860 Views

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Talking trash

Phil Bobel, assistant director of public works for the City of Palo Alto, admits something that most people won't. He sometimes...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2017
Last comment by Ron, on Mar 28, 2017 at 3:53 pm | 13 comments | 489 Views

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Barron Park donkey Perry returns home

Perry the miniature donkey, who had been missing from his pasture since the death of his companion, Miner 49-er, about six...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2016
Last comment by Nayeli, on Mar 28, 2017 at 3:35 pm | 8 comments | 7597 Views

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How Do You Handle Neighbors with Barking Dogs?

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Original post made by Member on Aug. 17, 2006
Last comment by Golden Rule, on Mar 28, 2017 at 2:56 pm | 48 comments | 22397 Views

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Bike-share plan takes another turn

Palo Alto's effort to roll out a bike-share program for the community is set to take another turn Monday night, when the...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2017
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Mar 27, 2017 at 5:08 pm | 66 comments | 7965 Views

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Editorial: Failure to communicate

The city's voicemail box for questions is full and unable to take additional messages. Emailed questions go unanswered. A...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by mj, on Mar 27, 2017 at 1:37 pm | 12 comments | 2360 Views

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Planning Commission, public to discuss Stanford's major Menlo Park development

Stanford's revised plans to build 459,000 square feet of mixed-use development in Menlo Park will face a round of civic...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2017
Last comment by Online Name, on Mar 27, 2017 at 12:07 pm | 4 comments | 1701 Views

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Senior unassisted living: home maintenance and the compost bin

My son has just threatened to write my unflattering obit--Death by Compost Bin--because such a disaster almost came true....

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2016
Last comment by Online Name, on Mar 27, 2017 at 11:56 am | 24 comments | 5511 Views

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Safer streets - what's been done, what's possible

As traffic increases, dangers multiply. The question we really should be asking is: "How can the city help the community...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Hurting, on Mar 26, 2017 at 4:49 pm | 52 comments | 3582 Views

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An open letter to Palo Alto City Counicl

CITY COUNCIL NEEDS TO ENFORCE THE CUP Below is text of 1/2 page ad that appeared in todays Palo Alto Weekly Current...

Original post made by Stan Shore on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Mar 25, 2017 at 5:47 pm | 8 comments | 263 Views

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FPPC closes case against Adrian Fine with a warning

Palo Alto City Councilman Adrian Fine will not face a penalty for failing to put his campaign's identification number on...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2017
Last comment by Just saying, on Mar 25, 2017 at 5:41 pm | 9 comments | 2305 Views

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Contributions in council race spark outcry

A large and unexpected injection of cash into Palo Alto's City Council race in recent weeks has lifted the campaigns of two...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2016
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Mar 25, 2017 at 1:31 pm | 84 comments | 11858 Views

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Huge political contributions spark outcry, suspicion

As September wound down, Palo Alto City Council candidate Lydia Kou's campaign had plenty of endorsements but not a lot of...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2016
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Mar 25, 2017 at 12:08 pm | 4 comments | 602 Views

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Stop Castilleja Expansion signs

Stop Castilleja Expansion signs are all over Palo Alto asking PACC to Save PA Neighborhoods. Freedom of Speech in action!...

Original post made by Expansion signs on Feb. 9, 2017
Last comment by Mary, on Mar 25, 2017 at 11:31 am | 38 comments | 1186 Views

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Editorial: Making amends

Faced with a strong backlash from residents across Palo Alto's political spectrum and angry colleagues who felt disrespected,...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Annette, on Mar 24, 2017 at 6:04 pm | 14 comments | 2625 Views

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City moves toward compromise on growth vision

Responding to an uproar of criticism from residents and community volunteers, members of the Palo Alto City Council swiftly...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by Abitarian, on Mar 24, 2017 at 1:56 pm | 52 comments | 5266 Views
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Coupon for Yourself and Your Partner
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 7,376 views

Housing Impact Fees and the Economy
By Steve Levy | 7 comments | 3,608 views

California Restaurant Association tests out public-awareness campaign in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 8 comments | 2,361 views

Driverless self-driving car testbed issues
By Douglas Moran | 3 comments | 1,131 views

Luck despite bad luck
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