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PALO ALTO ISSUES

New mayor signals heavy push on housing

Moments after Liz Kniss took center stage as Palo Alto's newly elected mayor Monday night, she brought up an issue that is...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2018
Last comment by Steve Dabrowski, 7 minutes ago | 74 comments | 5551 Views

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New accessory-dwelling units law brings hope, confusion

Palo Alto's recent effort to encourage more accessory-dwelling units has resulted in a modest uptick of these dwellings --...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2018
Last comment by Novelera, 10 minutes ago | 13 comments | 1163 Views

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City seeks input on 'Grand Boulevard' project

Three community meetings are set for next week on re-envisioning the Palo Alto section of El Camino Real under the Grand...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2018
Last comment by Anon, 4 hours ago | 41 comments | 3715 Views

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James Franco accused of inappropriate sexual behavior

Actor and Palo Alto native James Franco has become the latest high-profile man to face sexual-misconduct allegations. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2018
Last comment by Anon, 4 hours ago | 24 comments | 1562 Views

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New pickleball courts planned for Mitchell Park

Pickelball's growing clout has not gone unnoticed at City Hall, where the City Council recently passed a special proclamation...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2018
Last comment by Jack Kullman, 16 hours ago | 135 comments | 5695 Views

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Webcast: Palo Alto: The Year Ahead

Weekly journalists discuss Palo Alto's recent mayoral election and the City Council's top priorities for the year ahead. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2018
Last comment by Online Name, on Jan 15, 2018 at 12:16 pm | 2 comments | 1213 Views

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As College Terrace Market closes, community asks: What's next?

College Terrace Market's Dec. 30 announcement of its impending closure leaves many unanswered questions about the future...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2018
Last comment by resident, on Jan 15, 2018 at 9:42 am | 80 comments | 5727 Views

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Experts to talk quake predictions, social media in disasters

The ground's brief 4.4-magnitude jolt on Jan. 4 was a reminder that Bay Area residents are sitting on top of a potential...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2018
Last comment by musical, on Jan 15, 2018 at 9:38 am | 8 comments | 2790 Views

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Groundwater spurs basement changes

For city officials, the basement at 2121 Webster St. is kind of a big deal: the first residential basement project in Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2018
Last comment by Dan Garber, on Jan 14, 2018 at 12:42 pm | 12 comments | 6651 Views

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Hotel plan draws opposition in south Palo Alto

Neighbors in a south Palo Alto residential complex are asking the city to reject a plan for a new five-story hotel that would...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2018
Last comment by m2grs, on Jan 10, 2018 at 1:52 pm | 6 comments | 3326 Views

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As Palo Alto picks next mayor, all eyes on Kniss

If tradition holds, City Council members on Monday will elect now-Vice Mayor Liz Kniss as the city's mayor -- but the political...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2018
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 10, 2018 at 10:57 am | 52 comments | 3420 Views

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Palo Alto to adopt new rules for dog parks

As Palo Alto prepares to open new dog parks in the coming year, city officials are also unleashing new rules that dog owners...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2018
Last comment by Resident1, on Jan 7, 2018 at 12:19 am | 23 comments | 4245 Views

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Palo Alto's pivotal year

The Palo Alto City Council made giant strides on some of its most pressing priorities and began to pivot from plans to action...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Jan 5, 2018 at 4:30 pm | 34 comments | 3394 Views

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Judge rules against city on Edgewood fines

A court decision regarding whether developer Sand Hill Property Company is required to pay $700,500 in penalties for failing...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2017
Last comment by Anon, on Jan 5, 2018 at 2:53 pm | 30 comments | 4992 Views

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Law firm issues final report on Paly sex-assault case

A law firm the school district asked to investigate a student sexual-assault case at Paly has issued its final report, with...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2017
Last comment by Steven Kotke, on Jan 5, 2018 at 10:24 am | 46 comments | 4269 Views

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Pot Smoking in Palo Alto. What is the law?

I am concerned about the new legalization of pot and have many questions. Are the police going to be ticketing those who...

Original post made by Concerned on Jan. 1, 2018
Last comment by Gin Martini (shaken), on Jan 5, 2018 at 10:13 am | 8 comments | 350 Views

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The year in words

As we took a look back at 2017, several words jumped out in our coverage that sum up the year in Palo Alto. We've compiled...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
Last comment by John, on Jan 1, 2018 at 11:24 am | 4 comments | 2253 Views

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In Memoriam: Notable Palo Alto area people who died this year

We look back at people who left a lasting impression on many in the Palo Alto community and beyond through their accomplishments,...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
Last comment by Still Grieving Friend, on Dec 31, 2017 at 4:37 pm | 3 comments | 5738 Views

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Christmas Tree Lane

Curious as to what might have set "Mary" off re political signs on Christmas Tree Lane, I went by Fulton St. to see what...

Original post made by Stephen on Dec. 27, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 30, 2017 at 3:44 pm | 23 comments | 720 Views

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Cambridge Avenue proposal meets opposition

Residents and business owners on Cambridge Avenue are raising concerns about a proposed three-story development that they...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2017
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 29, 2017 at 5:08 pm | 22 comments | 3805 Views
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