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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto set to 'enthusiastically' back open-space bond

Palo Alto officials are set to offer their endorsement tonight to an ambitious bond measure that would fund 25 open-space...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2014
Last comment by amused, on Apr 22, 2014 at 12:15 am | 17 comments | 1610 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New flood-insurance laws hang premiums out to dry

Changes in flood-insurance laws may help assuage some anxieties faced by Palo Alto homeowners, as the federal Homeowner Flood...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Apr 21, 2014 at 10:06 pm | 15 comments | 3978 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plane Noise

Does anyone feel like they are hearing constant plane noise flying over their home? What is going on? The plane noise is...

Original post made by Catherine on Apr. 5, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 21, 2014 at 7:06 pm | 601 comments | 3972 Views

RESTAURANTS

Treading water

Opportunity knocked, opportunity not answered -- at least for now. That's Dale Benson's assessment of Sam's Chowder House...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2014
Last comment by Illuminato, on Apr 21, 2014 at 6:53 pm | 4 comments | 551 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford law student receives award for helping crime victims

Stanford University law student Natasha Haney entered law school in part out of a desire to seek justice for crime victims....

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2014
Last comment by Natasha Haney, on Apr 21, 2014 at 6:04 pm | 3 comments | 1614 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Highway 101 construction - what is the latest?

I have been patiently (?) waiting for the work to end and all lanes to open. I have been trying to find out from the plethora...

Original post made by Driver on Apr. 20, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Apr 21, 2014 at 5:51 pm | 13 comments | 222 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council set to adopt new vision for California Avenue

As jackhammers and excavators roar forth with an ambitious and expensive beautification of California Avenue, Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by JO, on Apr 21, 2014 at 5:06 pm | 21 comments | 3708 Views

AROUND TOWN

Will the Milk Pail survive?

To many residents, the Milk Pail market is a charming Mountain View institution, celebrating its 40th year selling affordable...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 21, 2014 at 2:59 pm | 6 comments | 2097 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

EPA Residents Urged To Contact Council

A special meeting of the East Palo Alto City Council will be held tomorrow - Tuesday, April 22. This meeting has closed...

Original post made by Hmmm on Apr. 21, 2014
Last comment by EPAforever, on Apr 21, 2014 at 2:56 pm | 1 comment | 78 Views

AROUND TOWN

Second-hand smoke ignites debates over proposed bans

Secondhand smoke in apartments, townhouses and condominiums is the No. 1 complaint received by the Breathe California of...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2010
Last comment by delores, on Apr 21, 2014 at 2:07 pm | 47 comments | 3472 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PARKING PROGRESS: "The High Cost of Free Parking" by Donald C Shoup

Parking downtown, and neighborhood parking, seems like it needs a fresh look. This book (2011) mentions PALO ALTO many times,...

Original post made by John hackmann on Sep. 4, 2012
Last comment by Right On!, on Apr 21, 2014 at 2:04 pm | 3 comments | 998 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks consultant for traffic-reduction programs

Palo Alto is preparing to solicit proposals this month for a consultant who would help the city form a Transportation Management...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2014
Last comment by Traffic counts, on Apr 21, 2014 at 2:03 pm | 41 comments | 2220 Views

AROUND TOWN

Local marathoners reflect on what makes them run

Nine local runners reflect on why, time and time again, they push their bodies to run 26.2 miles in a race that is the ultimate...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2014
Last comment by Yupp, on Apr 21, 2014 at 1:32 pm | 3 comments | 1454 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Where do (Us) Nerds Go to Retire?

Palo Alto is too urban these days. I don't want to retire here anymore, even if I could afford it. Please suggest good...

Original post made by Long-time Palo Altan on Mar. 31, 2014
Last comment by East Side!, on Apr 21, 2014 at 12:51 pm | 16 comments | 613 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto woman arrested for stealing diamonds, replacing with fakes

Police arrested a Palo Alto woman on Monday after she was lured back to a San Mateo jewelry store where she allegedly stole...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2014
Last comment by Hmm, on Apr 21, 2014 at 12:48 pm | 7 comments | 2429 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Youth drug use is down, but potency up

Use of narcotics -- like those allegedly ingested by the Palo Alto 18-year-old who was arrested after trespassing and fighting...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2014
Last comment by Counselor, on Apr 21, 2014 at 12:31 pm | 24 comments | 3627 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to offer more aid to local nonprofits

With Palo Alto's economy sizzling, City Council members are preparing for the first time in more than a decade to raise the...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2014
Last comment by Looking for loopholes, on Apr 21, 2014 at 12:06 pm | 8 comments | 1647 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Solve ABAG and Sr Housing by Channing House Increasing Density?

The more I think about this, the more it makes me wonder why no one thought of this before: http://www.paloaltoonline.com/square/2014/04/14/since-measure-d-what-has-the-city-and-ot...

Original post made by Resident on Apr. 14, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 21, 2014 at 9:50 am | 45 comments | 662 Views

AROUND TOWN

University Art moving to Redwood City

Palo Alto's high rents and impossible land prices are causing another longtime retailer to leave the city. This time, it...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by Sad but realistic, on Apr 21, 2014 at 9:35 am | 88 comments | 10593 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Modern, but no 'museum'

The Old Palo Alto home that architect Mary Maydan's client purchased in 2012 was handsomely built in the 1980s, but it didn't...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2014
Last comment by Chilly, on Apr 21, 2014 at 8:55 am | 2 comments | 123 Views
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