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Palo Alto grapples with retail preservation

With retail protection now a pressing priority in Palo Alto, members of the City Council wrestled on Monday with the questions...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2014
Last comment by member, on Nov 5, 2014 at 11:14 pm | 20 comments | 6183 Views


College Terrace Centre market operator named

The convoluted evolution of the College Terrace Centre and the market that will replace the beloved JJ&F Market took another...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2014
Last comment by Jayne, on Nov 11, 2014 at 5:57 am | 20 comments | 14458 Views


Noisy, screaming children at Mitchell Park Library

My three visits to the new library -- with a children's section downstairs, with large atrium/stairway to second floor--...

Original post made by Midtown Man on Dec. 24, 2014
Last comment by Library user, on Jan 1, 2015 at 10:48 am | 20 comments | 3159 Views


Palo Alto seeks feedback on new traffic-reduction nonprofit

Palo Alto's bid to create a nonprofit that would manage downtown's traffic-reduction programs will be the focus of a community...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2015
Last comment by PA, on Jan 22, 2015 at 12:06 pm | 20 comments | 6866 Views


City still struggling to find site for new police station

Palo Alto's long search for a place where it can build a new police building remains hampered by a shortage of options, though...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 28, 2015 at 5:12 pm | 20 comments | 7399 Views


75% increase in driving cost is coming!

Pertinent to Palo Alto Sustainability / Climate Action Plan (S/CAP) discussion: Unique in our 50 states, the draft 2040...

Original post made by Steve Raney on Apr. 19, 2015
Last comment by Steve Raney, on Apr 21, 2015 at 7:11 pm | 20 comments | 3034 Views


Palo Alto passes urgency law to protect retail

Seeking to shield local shops against an office incursion, Palo Alto officials unanimously passed late Monday night an emergency...

Original post made on May. 12, 2015
Last comment by Abitarian, on May 14, 2015 at 8:46 am | 20 comments | 12231 Views


New city jobs prove a tough sell in Palo Alto

The budget climate may be as sunny as ever in Palo Alto, but the city's elected officials have been casting clouds over proposals...

Original post made on May. 22, 2015
Last comment by musical, on May 29, 2015 at 1:46 pm | 20 comments | 7215 Views


Highway 101 lane closures scheduled for Friday, Saturday nights

To prepare for the replacement of bridges over San Francisquito Creek, lanes along U.S. Highway 101 in Palo Alto will be...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Jul 14, 2015 at 12:58 am | 20 comments | 15914 Views


Why does summer school start at 8 am?

Why does PAUSD's summer school starts at 8 am with all HS classes held at Gunn HS? My child is a night owl and getting to...

Original post made by night owl\'s dad on Jun. 14, 2015
Last comment by FozzieQ, on Jun 24, 2015 at 6:22 pm | 20 comments | 2852 Views


Palo Alto opts to retain, fix contentious zoning tool

Palo Alto's controversial "planned-community" process, which allows developers to barter with the city over zoning exceptions,...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Aug 29, 2015 at 11:27 pm | 20 comments | 6505 Views


Avenidas seeks city support for expansion

As Palo Alto's senior population continues to expand, the downtown nonprofit that serves this growing population is trying...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Oct 22, 2015 at 7:14 pm | 20 comments | 6980 Views


Single-story limit eyed for Los Arboles

For residents of the Los Arboles, the squat and glass-doored Eichler isn't just the architectural norm – it's a symbol...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2015
Last comment by Play Parent, on Nov 6, 2015 at 2:41 pm | 20 comments | 6071 Views


Palo Alto looks to raise age for tobacco sales

Seeking to make Palo Alto a regional leader in a crusade against cigarette smoke, city officials are preparing to raise the...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2016
Last comment by Paco, on Feb 16, 2016 at 11:41 pm | 20 comments | 6447 Views


Old Palo Alto launches 'sharrow' revolt

<I>Editor's note: This article was posted on April 1 -- April Fools' Day. It is satire, and thus, while occasionally referencing...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 3, 2016 at 7:11 pm | 20 comments | 2453 Views


Palo Alto council set to rule on new housing development on Maybell

For the second time in three years, Palo Alto in preparing to approve a housing development for a former orchard site on...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2016
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Jun 26, 2016 at 11:14 pm | 20 comments | 7790 Views


Political outsiders look to shake up status quo in council race

One candidate running for a City Council seat in Palo Alto says he wants to eliminate the Architectural Review Board and...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2016
Last comment by margaret heath, on Sep 8, 2016 at 8:08 pm | 20 comments | 7273 Views


Election Cost

It strikes me as fundamentally wrong that local elections are so expensive that candidates are building hefty war chests,...

Original post made by Annette on Oct. 7, 2016
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Oct 12, 2016 at 8:42 pm | 20 comments | 1857 Views


New citizens group to craft tax measure for transportation

Palo Alto officials continued their drive toward a local transportation measure on Monday night when they agreed to form...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2016
Last comment by Online Name, on Oct 31, 2016 at 5:43 pm | 20 comments | 5131 Views


Palo Alto looks to fine developers who fail traffic-reduction goals

Trust but verify. The dictum, made famous by Ronald Reagan in discussing Soviet arms control, is gradually becoming Palo...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2016
Last comment by Higher Edgewood Penalties Long Overdue, on Nov 4, 2016 at 1:54 pm | 20 comments | 5008 Views
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