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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto officials protest rapid-bus plan

A proposal by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) to establish dedicated bus lanes and remove more than...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Pam, on Apr 23, 2015 at 5:57 pm | 30 comments | 10737 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tenants sue East Palo Alto's biggest landlord

Two renters and a family member are suing Equity Residential for maintaining dangerous conditions that resulted in severe...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 5, 2014 at 12:10 am | 17 comments | 10736 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Fears of stock market crash fuel home sales

A surge of homes coming on the market in Palo Alto have flipped the local real-estate scene upside down, creating a panic...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2014
Last comment by Stretch, on Apr 1, 2014 at 8:55 pm | 7 comments | 10730 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Trial begins in Stanford sex-assault case

Just over a year since two Stanford University graduate students found former student and all-star swimmer Brock Turner on...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2016
Last comment by Eddy Thompson, on May 18, 2016 at 7:45 am | 9 comments | 10726 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" is the latest in a series of modern Hollywood action reboots, which aim to transform a campy...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jul 12, 2014 at 6:26 pm | 1 comment | 10718 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Three bicyclists hit by car on Page Mill Road

Three bicyclists who were hit by a vehicle on upper Page Mill Road above Foothills Park Sunday were transported to Stanford...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2011
Last comment by MJP_Cyclist, on Apr 27, 2015 at 9:03 pm | 99 comments | 10716 Views

AROUND TOWN

Officials declare Friday a 'Spare the Air' day

Burning wood will be banned in the Bay Area on Friday, Dec. 27, for the fifth day in a row and the 20th day this season,...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2013
Last comment by Huh?, on Dec 31, 2013 at 10:01 am | 34 comments | 10703 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'Boyhood'

You've watched actors grow up on screen before, whether it be Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Taylor or Jerry Mathers (as the Beaver). Read...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2014
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Jul 30, 2014 at 10:30 am | 1 comment | 10703 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Palo Alto's long debate on library branches is history -- let's move ahead

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Original post made on Jan. 11, 2008
Last comment by 2manybranches, on Jan 23, 2008 at 9:12 am | 159 comments | 10676 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Price walks fine line in supporting high-speed-rail brief

Palo Alto may be one of the staunchest opponents of California's controversial high-speed rail system, but one council member...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Feb 16, 2014 at 2:37 pm | 47 comments | 10674 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Atherton residents rattled by noise of 'executive' planes from San Carlos Airport

Saw this story in the SJ Mercury: http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_24551120/atherton-residents-rattled-by-noise-executive-planes-from Found...

Original post made by Bill on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 10, 2013 at 11:13 pm | 7 comments | 10671 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rejecting appeal, Palo Alto approves Corina Way home

Despite protests from area residents and land-use watchdogs, Palo Alto officials approved on Monday a two-story home on Corina...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2015
Last comment by Resident of Barron Park, on Mar 2, 2015 at 11:21 pm | 67 comments | 10666 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A library for everyone: Palo Alto branch reopens with new name, new features

Palo Alto Main Library — now renamed the Rinconada Library — fits into the current trend of how libraries are being...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2015
Last comment by User friendly is gone, on Apr 28, 2016 at 1:23 pm | 28 comments | 10656 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Caltrain shifts to new rail operator

Over the next five months, Caltrain operations will transition from Amtrak to TransitAmerica Services Inc., following the...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2011
Last comment by chris, on Sep 5, 2011 at 3:31 pm | 3 comments | 10654 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Man shot, killed in East Palo Alto Saturday

A 21-year-old man was shot multiple times Saturday night, Jan. 26, in East Palo Alto and died of his wounds on the scene,...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2013
Last comment by Karan, on Feb 8, 2013 at 9:53 pm | 49 comments | 10644 Views

AROUND TOWN

UPDATE: Hillary Clinton to visit Bay Area for private fundraiser

UPDATE: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be in Redwood City on Wednesday, Aug. 24, for a private fundraising...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by Stretch, on Aug 25, 2016 at 8:48 am | 29 comments | 10639 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Federal judge rules Prop. 8 unconstitutional

A federal judge in San Francisco today overturned Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage. U.S. District Judge...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2010
Last comment by Equality north, on May 24, 2012 at 10:43 am | 232 comments | 10634 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown Palo Alto residents seek relief from train noise

Living next to downtown Palo Alto's bustling train station has many benefits, but for residents of 101 Alma St., a good night's...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2014
Last comment by Cameron Turner, on Feb 3, 2015 at 1:21 pm | 66 comments | 10631 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New drought rules limit irrigation in Palo Alto

With the statewide drought lingering for the fourth straight year, Palo Alto this week adopted a new rule barring residents...

Original post made on May. 13, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on May 17, 2015 at 1:11 pm | 57 comments | 10630 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Redwood's removal sparks dismay

It's happened again: A long-standing redwood that residents in one Palo Alto neighborhood have come to love has been cut...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2015
Last comment by Palo Alto resident , on Mar 28, 2015 at 9:43 pm | 33 comments | 10625 Views
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