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PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Widow maker' tree limb nearly hits resident

A large tree limb from an aged eucalyptus tree nearly struck a Crescent Park resident and has sparked a debate about the...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2010
Last comment by Widow Maker Defined, on Mar 10, 2010 at 8:35 pm | 41 comments | 8378 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Suit threatened over city's car-camping ban

A group of Palo Alto attorneys is threatening to sue the city over a recently adopted ban on people living in their cars,...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by Neighbors Helping Neighbors, on Dec 15, 2013 at 5:54 pm | 13 comments | 8375 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto rises to the 'Cool Cities Challenge'

Palo Alto's next green program won't rely on tough energy standards or strict building codes but on hundreds of volunteer...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2012
Last comment by anecdote Annie, on Oct 25, 2012 at 12:41 pm | 23 comments | 8374 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents, developer spar over plan for office complex

At a meeting that pitted the latest concepts in land-use against the grim reality of an already congested area of Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2013
Last comment by Rainer ingeborg eejit, on Dec 7, 2013 at 7:23 am | 24 comments | 8371 Views

AROUND TOWN

New 'density bonus' law put to immediate test

Just weeks after Palo Alto officials adopted a law that creates a menu of zoning perks that developers of affordable housing...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2014
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Jan 30, 2014 at 6:25 pm | 25 comments | 8371 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto opts for lighter touch in new Baylands bridge

Palo Alto's design competition for an iconic bike bridge leading to the Baylands reached a dramatic and surprising conclusion...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2015
Last comment by David, on Mar 21, 2015 at 11:28 am | 65 comments | 8369 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto library bonds win by close margin

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Original post made on Nov. 5, 2008
Last comment by resident, on Nov 10, 2008 at 5:46 pm | 90 comments | 8365 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto in 'uncharted' territory on compost

The future of organic waste in Palo Alto remains hazy, but city officials hope to solve this messy and divisive dilemma by...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2012
Last comment by carla carvalho, on Oct 22, 2012 at 8:18 pm | 18 comments | 8363 Views

AROUND TOWN

Today's news: tomorrow's history

As the Palo Alto Historical Association marks 100 years, those fascinated by the history of Palo Alto say the past is still...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2013
Last comment by Sara, on Dec 1, 2013 at 7:17 pm | 4 comments | 8363 Views

SPORTS

Cheerleaders

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Original post made by Annoyed athlete on Jan. 6, 2007
Last comment by Roxanne, on Sep 12, 2012 at 1:18 pm | 34 comments | 8341 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MI letter to school board

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Original post made by Board Observer on May. 2, 2007
Last comment by pa resident, on May 10, 2007 at 3:41 pm | 137 comments | 8333 Views

AROUND TOWN

Dispute over Jewish tradition could nix Christmas trees

Every autumn, for more than a decade, Abraham Berman's sukkah made an appearance on the second-floor patio of Sheridan Apartments,...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2011
Last comment by saichele, on Dec 11, 2011 at 10:16 pm | 135 comments | 8322 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student's transcript change sparks probe

Gunn and Palo Alto high schools are reviewing changes in transcripts for all members of the class of 2014 after a student...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2014
Last comment by wow, on Feb 23, 2014 at 8:29 am | 15 comments | 8307 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Proposed parking program a tough sell downtown

Palo Alto's residents and business owners rarely see eye to eye when it comes to downtown parking, but the city's latest...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2013
Last comment by ken again, on Jan 4, 2014 at 12:35 pm | 22 comments | 8303 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

'Undocumented' but inspiring

Immigration reform activist Jose Antonio Vargas spoke at to a near-capacity crowd at Los Altos High School last weekend,...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2012
Last comment by Legal immigrant, on Dec 3, 2012 at 9:18 pm | 40 comments | 8300 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents, developers clash over city's vision

Palo Alto's Comprehensive Plan is intended to sum up the values of the city and guide officials' decisions on how the city...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2013
Last comment by like a 2 x 4, on Jul 23, 2013 at 7:31 pm | 111 comments | 8293 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Investigation into Garth Li's death

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Original post made by A Palo Alto parent on Aug. 1, 2006
Last comment by ex gunn student, on May 5, 2009 at 4:45 pm | 14 comments | 8289 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 | 8287 Views

RESTAURANTS

Full steam ahead

Jeannie Lee found a need and filled it with Steam, little-sister restaurant to her family's elegant Tai Pan in downtown Palo...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2013
Last comment by Wondering, on Jun 18, 2013 at 12:07 pm | 2 comments | 8286 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students slam school leaders on zero period

A large group of impassioned Gunn High School students turned out to Tuesday's board meeting to deliver a fierce condemnation...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2015
Last comment by My Thoughts, on Apr 23, 2015 at 1:37 pm | 157 comments | 8285 Views
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