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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bold downtown plan spurs debate over Palo Alto's growth

A colossal proposal by billionaire developer John Arrillaga to build a theater and four office towers in downtown Palo Alto...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2012
Last comment by More about Pat Burt, on Nov 5, 2012 at 9:31 pm | 152 comments | 19400 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Vote YES on Measure N for libraries in our lifetimes

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Original post made on Oct. 3, 2008
Last comment by Actually Gunn is strongly opposed, on Oct 7, 2008 at 2:14 pm | 151 comments | 8447 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New condos planned for El Camino site

A pair of three-story buildings that are slated to go up on vacant lot in the Barron Park neighborhood have some area residents...

Original post made on May. 15, 2014
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on May 21, 2014 at 8:47 am | 151 comments | 14448 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly principal's streaker response portends problems

Paly's Principal sent out this email today: August 15, 2013 Dear Parent/Guardian, We're reaching out today for help...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Aug. 15, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Aug 22, 2013 at 6:43 pm | 151 comments | 10518 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents demand probe of 'egg war' investigation

Angry Palo Alto High School parents are calling for a probe by the school board and district superintendent into how Paly...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2009
Last comment by A Noun Ea Mus, on Nov 25, 2009 at 10:13 pm | 150 comments | 18469 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bay Area health officers fast-track regional stay-at-home order

Bay Area health officers plan to implement the state's new regional stay-at-home order early next week rather than wait until...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2020
Last comment by Anon Anony, on Dec 9, 2020 at 7:58 pm | 150 comments | 18764 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why does Anyone Think Palo Alto is a Quiet Suburb?

When I moved to Palo Alto I knew a lot about the place I was going to live. I knew about Stanford where I was going to graduate...

Original post made by stephen levy on Jun. 27, 2009
Last comment by Irvin, on Jul 26, 2009 at 6:41 pm | 149 comments | 14345 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

California Avenue trees get the axe

The planned removal of 50 mature street trees lining the California Avenue business district has some residents, shoppers...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2009
Last comment by Lauren, on Mar 23, 2010 at 12:45 am | 149 comments | 20053 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

It's time to rethink our high schools

Thank you to all of the Gunn students who have spoken out recently after the suicide of your classmate. It's your courage...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2014
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, on Dec 23, 2014 at 5:02 pm | 149 comments | 26412 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

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 | 38356 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 | 11755 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Gunn 16-year-old died in car crash early July 6

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Original post made by Southgate neighbor on Jul. 7, 2006
Last comment by , on Nov 12, 2007 at 5:09 am | 148 comments | 21209 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Can anyone explain Prop 8 to me?

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Original post made by Ralph on Oct. 16, 2008
Last comment by Louise, on Oct 24, 2008 at 12:38 am | 148 comments | 6738 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New vision for California Avenue advances

As Palo Alto prepares for a physical transformation of California Avenue, city planners are advancing a new vision document...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2014
Last comment by Stop the Once-lers, on Feb 23, 2014 at 1:50 am | 147 comments | 12414 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Brutal day of plane noise over North Palo Alto

Today was an exceptionally bad day of plane noise over North Palo Alto. I had 25 planes over my home in 2 hours. That's about...

Original post made by tiredofthenoise on Feb. 22, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Mar 11, 2015 at 8:29 pm | 147 comments | 4235 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: The housing fallacy

Palo Alto has become a community that is affordable only to those who have owned their homes for decades, inherited them...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2016
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Mar 30, 2016 at 5:12 pm | 147 comments | 17817 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Nine names proposed for Jordan, Terman

The woman known as the "mother of Palo Alto schools," a Japanese-American Palo Altan who fought and died in World War II...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2018
Last comment by Standford Alumi, on Mar 20, 2018 at 8:50 pm | 147 comments | 18897 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rail redesign stokes fears of property takings

As Palo Alto approaches a key decision point in selecting new designs for its four rail crossings, residents are increasingly...

Original post made on May. 30, 2018
Last comment by Reality Check, on Jun 16, 2018 at 9:04 pm | 147 comments | 15731 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: The case for a train viaduct in Palo Alto

Palo Alto is only a couple of months away from deciding its "preferred" option (or options) for eliminating the four Caltrain...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2019
Last comment by Adi, on Apr 10, 2019 at 3:45 pm | 147 comments | 16350 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Eminent Domain and more is on the way for Palo Alto

The high speed rail will create a significant amount of eminent domain in Palo Alto (or worse - the state may just seize...

Original post made by Parent on Dec. 1, 2008
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Dec 13, 2008 at 2:09 am | 147 comments | 14632 Views
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