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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto eases rules for 'accessory dwelling units'

In a victory for housing advocates, the Palo Alto City Council approved late Tuesday night a series of reforms aimed at making...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2017
Last comment by MBM, on Mar 15, 2017 at 12:33 pm | 99 comments | 8137 Views

AROUND TOWN

Group tries to calm Palo Alto's parking debate

As Palo Alto's office workers and downtown neighborhoods continue to battle it out over parking, a group of residents has...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2013
Last comment by If you want to park you gotta pay!, on Aug 22, 2013 at 1:50 pm | 32 comments | 8137 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New civil-rights complaints filed against Palo Alto district

The Palo Alto Unified School District received notification last week that federal investigators are probing two new cases...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2013
Last comment by Eileen 1, on Apr 21, 2013 at 10:56 am | 148 comments | 8135 Views

AROUND TOWN

Groundwater pumping irks Palo Alto residents

With the start of construction season, thousands of gallons of water have been gushing along city streets this month, the...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2015
Last comment by Misconceptions, on Jun 25, 2015 at 7:23 pm | 102 comments | 8135 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around the block

PACKAGE PINCHERS ... Residents expecting to receive at-home package deliveries are being warned to beware of package thieves....

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2012
Last comment by leash them, on Nov 14, 2012 at 6:30 pm | 7 comments | 8134 Views

AROUND TOWN

sad news about Briones house

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Original post made by joyce on Mar. 9, 2007
Last comment by someone who reads, on Apr 22, 2010 at 5:39 pm | 41 comments | 8133 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Chinese New Year celebration welcomes all

Palo Alto residents won't have to travel to San Francisco's Chinatown to celebrate this year's Chinese Lunar New Year. The...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2016
Last comment by Hopeful, on Feb 23, 2016 at 8:52 am | 10 comments | 8131 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Un-fare competition?

If you ask Bikram Singh what's happened to most of his taxi cabs, he'll take out his phone and show you photos of the "Monster...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2016
Last comment by Kelly, on Nov 3, 2016 at 5:33 pm | 17 comments | 8131 Views

AROUND TOWN

City unveils new Household Hazardous Waste facility

With just a little bit of embarrassment about what is hiding in his garage, Palo Alto City Councilman Marc Berman officially...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2013
Last comment by Great idea, on Sep 27, 2013 at 4:57 pm | 8 comments | 8130 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista residents, supporters ask for comparable compensation

The washing machines and dryers are infested with cockroaches, but Blanca Fonseca still wants to live in Buena Vista Mobile...

Original post made on May. 14, 2014
Last comment by village fool, on May 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm | 58 comments | 8127 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

'Landlords from hell' plead guilty in four felony counts

A husband and wife dubbed the "landlords from hell" for a series of escalating actions and threats made against their tenants...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 24, 2013 at 7:20 pm | 13 comments | 8127 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City taps Napa veteran as top planner

Palo Alto has chosen a new planning director, tapping the top planning official at Napa County for one of the city's most...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2013
Last comment by Juno, on Sep 13, 2013 at 10:08 am | 22 comments | 8125 Views

BOOKS

BEECH STREET...The Summer of 59'

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Original post made by Marie on Oct. 7, 2006
Last comment by April, on Oct 12, 2006 at 6:12 pm | 4 comments | 8123 Views

AROUND TOWN

Barnes & Noble opening in downtown Palo Alto

Bookstore giant Barnes & Noble is moving into downtown Palo Alto, but shoppers will still need to head to Redwood City because...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2010
Last comment by Too Much Traffic, on Aug 19, 2010 at 6:03 am | 13 comments | 8120 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Police theater probe reaches back to early '90s

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Original post made on Feb. 29, 2008
Last comment by litebug, on Mar 8, 2008 at 4:28 pm | 85 comments | 8118 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: The push for 27 University

If you're confused by the process by which the City Council is considering a massive commercial office project put forth...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2012
Last comment by pat, on Dec 3, 2012 at 10:40 pm | 50 comments | 8116 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to get people to switch off natural gas

Palo Alto's environmentalists cheered two years ago, when the city officially declared its electric portfolio "carbon neutral."...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2015
Last comment by common sense, on Aug 9, 2015 at 9:45 pm | 72 comments | 8116 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto's bicycle pioneer Ellen Fletcher dies

Ellen Fletcher, a former Palo Alto City Councilwoman who spearheaded the city's transformation into a nationally recognized...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2012
Last comment by Joe Breeze, on Mar 1, 2014 at 10:56 am | 24 comments | 8114 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New plan reflects changing vision for prominent El Camino site

One year after Palo Alto swiftly shut down a plan to construct an office building at the busy intersection of El Camino Real...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2016
Last comment by Sunshine, on Sep 14, 2016 at 5:32 pm | 55 comments | 8109 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Legal costs soar as Palo Alto school board begins OCR lobbying

The Palo Alto school district spent more than $200,000 in the first seven months of 2014 in legal fees related to its cases...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2014
Last comment by George Orwell, on Sep 30, 2014 at 7:52 am | 57 comments | 8109 Views
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