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Palo Alto to explore new laws to spur affordable housing production

With housing production falling well short of their goals, City Council members clashed and compromised Monday over the best...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Oct 17, 2019 at 12:07 pm | 67 comments | 5864 Views

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Maastrich buries its traffic underground, Caltrain stays above ground

I've just read that the Dutch city of Maastricht has buried the motorway that used to split the city into two and created...

Original post made by atotic on Oct. 16, 2019
Last comment by Ahem, on Oct 16, 2019 at 9:50 pm | 3 comments | 172 Views

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FPPC: Filseth, Kniss no longer have conflicts of interest on grade separation

The state Fair Political Practices Commission said that Mayor Eric Filseth and Councilwoman Liz Kniss can now engage in decisions...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2019
Last comment by Morris, on Oct 14, 2019 at 10:17 pm | 4 comments | 1844 Views

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'Workforce housing' project in limbo because of dispute with neighbor

More than a year after it won approval, a housing development proposed for the prominent corner of El Camino Real and Page...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2019
Last comment by Another Giveaway, on Oct 12, 2019 at 9:22 pm | 27 comments | 8984 Views

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Editorial: Why our next 40 years depends on you

Palo Alto Weekly Publisher Bill Johnson reflects on the evolution of journalism over the last four decades -- and the crisis...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2019
Last comment by I believe in subscriptions and excellent journalism, on Oct 11, 2019 at 8:14 pm | 2 comments | 3002 Views

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Parking reforms top Palo Alto's transportation to-do list

Frustrated by the city's confusing patchwork of residential parking programs, Palo Alto transportation leaders are preparing...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Oct 11, 2019 at 12:26 pm | 25 comments | 4068 Views

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What makes a local business last for nearly half a century or more in Palo Alto?

What makes a business last nearly half a century or more? Often it's being in the right place at the right time -- or buying...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2019
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Supervisors decline to restart negotiations with Stanford on campus expansion

Frustrated by its inability to negotiate a deal with Santa Clara County for a significant campus expansion, Stanford University...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2019
Last comment by LSJU79, on Oct 10, 2019 at 7:17 pm | 11 comments | 4339 Views

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Stanford Research Park gains traction in effort to shift workers' commute habits

After gradually expanding its commute services options, Stanford Research Park's Transportation Management Association formed...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2019
Last comment by Bill, on Oct 10, 2019 at 9:37 am | 4 comments | 3551 Views

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Webcast: Vaping's rise and risks

Kyle Greenman of Adolescent Counseling Services' Adolescent Substance Abuse Program, discusses the growing prevalence of...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Oct 8, 2019 at 1:33 pm | 1 comment | 2335 Views

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Editorial: Now with a department of its own, can city's transportation priorities finally get accomplished?

City Manager Ed Shikada and the council are in the process of implementing a major shift in how transportation issues are...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Oct 7, 2019 at 10:35 pm | 13 comments | 3334 Views

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Missing elderly man with dementia found safe

An 84-year-old man with dementia who was reported missing out of Palo Alto since Saturday afternoon has been found, police...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2019
Last comment by :D, on Oct 7, 2019 at 2:41 pm | 3 comments | 1817 Views

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12 questions the city won't answer

Repeated attempts by the Weekly to get answers from the city of Palo Alto about why first responders mishandled a June 3...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Oct 7, 2019 at 11:58 am | 11 comments | 2367 Views

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Living on four wheels: The people inside the RVs on Palo Alto's El Camino Real

The more than 40 recreational vehicles parked along El Camino Real, just outside Stanford University, have been deemed eyesores...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2019
Last comment by Ahem, on Oct 7, 2019 at 7:48 am | 125 comments | 12486 Views

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Flood protection project along San Francisquito Creek up for a vote

On Monday, a final document about the environmental impacts of expanding the San Francisquito Creek's capacity to handle...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2019
Last comment by Concerned Taxpayer, on Oct 2, 2019 at 5:50 pm | 4 comments | 1602 Views

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Editorial: Used to getting its way, Stanford struggles to gain control over county review process

Stanford University and Santa Clara County are locked in an unusual conflict over how the university's application should...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Oct 2, 2019 at 7:51 am | 17 comments | 4632 Views

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City Council has questions about mishandled 911 call

Palo Alto City Council members on Monday afternoon said they have questions about the police response to a June 3 911 call...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2019
Last comment by David, on Oct 1, 2019 at 4:25 pm | 17 comments | 3720 Views

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Guest Opinion: It's time to address leaf blowers (again)

A longtime Palo Alto resident wants to take the fight over leaf blowers to the homeowners and property managers who hire...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Oct 1, 2019 at 12:14 pm | 61 comments | 5298 Views

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On the ground and suffering a seizure, a Palo Alto woman pleaded to be taken to the hospital. But police kept paramedics from helping her for 14 long minutes.

For one Palo Alto woman, a 911 call in June turned into a nightmare when police officers prevented paramedics from attending...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2019
Last comment by Midtown Resident, on Sep 30, 2019 at 2:49 pm | 148 comments | 25847 Views

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A tug of war for information

Palo Alto City Manager Ed Shikada has ordered city staff not to answer questions or make comments on the mishandled June...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 29, 2019 at 10:17 pm | 7 comments | 2164 Views
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