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Palo Alto eyes another shake-up to parking policies in commercial areas

Seeking to add flexibility to the city's rigid and confusing parking policies, Palo Alto is preparing to adopt new rules...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2021
Last comment by Pat Markevitch, on Apr 15, 2021 at 11:32 am | 1030 comments | 9522 Views

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Plane Noise

Does anyone feel like they are hearing constant plane noise flying over their home? What is going on? The plane noise is...

Original post made by Catherine on Apr. 5, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 21, 2014 at 7:06 pm | 601 comments | 22879 Views

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FAA to work to reduce plane noise

Admitting that jet aircraft noise is a problem over Palo Alto and neighboring Bay Area cities, Federal Aviation Administration...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2015
Last comment by Paly Grad, on Aug 5, 2016 at 6:51 pm | 457 comments | 33503 Views

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San Francisco Airport Incoming Flight Patterns and Noise Pollution

Is it my imagination or have the incoming flight patterns changed such that more flights into San Francisco Airport are brought...

Original post made by Bill Stewart on Jul. 14, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 7, 2014 at 4:47 pm | 345 comments | 24018 Views

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In parting shot, planning commissioner slams council

For the past two years, Kate Downing has been one of Palo Alto's most passionate advocates for building more affordable housing....

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Jun 5, 2017 at 7:05 am | 342 comments | 54850 Views

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Palo Alto labor union may call strike

Palo Alto's largest labor union voted Thursday to authorize a strike if the city continues to call for long-term concessions...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2009
Last comment by stretch, on Sep 23, 2009 at 2:19 pm | 328 comments | 25946 Views

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Unfriendly skies: Residents, city officials gear up to fight increased airplane noise

At a gathering in the Holbrook-Palmer Park Pavilion in Atherton last month, as a resident began to speak about the incessant...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jan 6, 2015 at 9:34 am | 326 comments | 49156 Views

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Vote Yes on Measure N

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Original post made by PTA member on Oct. 7, 2008
Last comment by Sad to say No, on Oct 17, 2008 at 10:11 am | 290 comments | 10389 Views

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A groundling's lament; and call to action

This summer I became a reluctant advocate for quiet skies. I say reluctant because I am a teacher-librarian, not a rabble-rouser....

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by Maria Becce, on Aug 29, 2016 at 2:07 pm | 263 comments | 15633 Views

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ABAG goals would 'wreak havoc' on PA schools

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Original post made on Oct. 25, 2007
Last comment by John, on Nov 5, 2007 at 2:37 pm | 256 comments | 19088 Views

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New voices join Palo Alto's growth debate

Palo Alto's aggressive push to get the public more involved in upgrading the city's official land-use vision appeared to...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2014
Last comment by Ahem, on Aug 14, 2014 at 12:31 am | 252 comments | 45882 Views

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What is Measure D really about?

After hearing each side out during public meetings, in-depth interviews, a tour of the orchard site and dozens of conversations...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2013
Last comment by Tom DuBois, on Nov 3, 2013 at 4:05 pm | 246 comments | 32252 Views

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Dreams of a train tunnel slip away

A new study highlighting the high costs and steep engineering challenges of separating roads from the rail line is leading...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2018
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 8, 2018 at 9:53 am | 244 comments | 21380 Views

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Editorial: Eshoo's big challenge

It is rare for a member of Congress to become a lightning rod for complaints about the local impacts of a federal agency's...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Sep 6, 2015 at 5:07 am | 240 comments | 12049 Views

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A call for more housing in Palo Alto

With home values soaring and affordable housing in short supply, Palo Alto residents appealed to the City Council on Monday...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2015
Last comment by Ahem, on Dec 15, 2015 at 11:37 pm | 239 comments | 19643 Views

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Weekly rescinds judgeship endorsement

After learning Friday that San Jose attorney Steven Pogue contributed $500 to the 2008 Proposition 8 campaign to ban gay...

Original post made on May. 25, 2012
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 6, 2012 at 1:40 pm | 235 comments | 24401 Views

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Cost of renting versus buying a house in PA

Can someone please explain why anyone in their right mind buy a house in Palo Alto these days? In our midtown cul-de-sac...

Original post made by Midtown resident on Jan. 4, 2010
Last comment by Ouch, on Aug 5, 2010 at 7:23 pm | 229 comments | 30893 Views

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Editorial: Filseth, DuBois and Cormack for City Council

For a more productive council that hopefully will focus on solutions rather than political gamesmanship or personal insults,...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2018
Last comment by Keep Palo Alto Palo Alto, on Nov 6, 2018 at 9:48 pm | 229 comments | 19529 Views

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Residents launch referendum petition to keep ban on nonresidents at Foothills Park

Palo Alto's recent decision to expand access to Foothills Park by welcoming nonresidents to the exclusive nature preserve...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2020
Last comment by Jennifer Landesmann, on Dec 16, 2020 at 5:11 pm | 227 comments | 19943 Views

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Too much noise!

Plane, after plane, after plane, non-stop for hours. What is going on? Is anyone noticing this problem tonight?...

Original post made by Luanne on Jun. 1, 2015
Last comment by Ears open, on Jun 17, 2015 at 7:34 am | 223 comments | 7597 Views
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