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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Log jam blocks San Francisquito Creek

A log jam of branches and tree trunks clogged the West Bayshore overpass at San Francisquito Creek on Sunday afternoon and...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Jan 13, 2017 at 1:06 pm | 31 comments | 14800 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Jordan, Terman middle schools to be renamed

By the start of the 2018-19 school year, Palo Alto's David Starr Jordan and Terman middle schools will be no more. The school...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Nayeli, on Mar 18, 2017 at 11:05 pm | 31 comments | 28841 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Dogged persistence

Dog parks have emerged as a key policy of the city's new Parks, Trails, Natural Space and Recreation Facilities Master Plan....

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2017
Last comment by Tom from Midtown, on Sep 12, 2017 at 12:43 pm | 31 comments | 5752 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan to add housing, retail on El Camino gets a boost

Palo Alto's effort to chip away at what many in City Hall acknowledge to be a “housing crisis” advanced on Wednesday...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2017
Last comment by Marie, on Jul 15, 2017 at 3:35 pm | 31 comments | 9283 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

School board fails to OK superintendent raises in public

For two years in a row, the Palo Alto school board made a “mistake,” board President Terry Godfrey said, when it approved...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2017
Last comment by Watched them, on Sep 15, 2017 at 5:19 pm | 31 comments | 9558 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto goes electric with refuse truck

The familiar rumble of a garbage truck rolling down the block may soon fade out of certain Palo Alto neighborhoods, as the...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Nov 26, 2017 at 4:20 pm | 31 comments | 6324 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

East Palo Alto to consider RV parking ban extension

East Palo Alto city staff will ask the City Council to extend a temporary parking prohibition on a portion of Weeks Street...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2017
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 24, 2017 at 1:12 pm | 31 comments | 5118 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Budget takes aim at pension costs in Palo Alto

Alarmed by rising pension costs, Palo Alto’s elected leaders took a highly unusual move Monday night when they passed an...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2018
Last comment by spending spree, on Jul 5, 2018 at 11:00 pm | 31 comments | 6878 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Averting an unneeded election

Palo Alto Mayor Liz Kniss was so surprised Monday night by the electronic vote tally displayed on the wall of the council...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2018
Last comment by Online Name, on Aug 9, 2018 at 7:29 am | 31 comments | 6797 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto sees rise in accessory dwelling units

Glimmers of hope are starting to emerge in backyards and garages throughout Palo Alto, where new accessory-dwelling units...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2018
Last comment by Willows Resident, on Aug 31, 2018 at 7:43 am | 31 comments | 7848 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Caution mixed with enthusiasm at Waymo meeting

Some residents at a community meeting in Palo Alto on Tuesday night vowed to put the brakes on Waymo's plans to test its...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2018
Last comment by @Waymo Alternative, on Dec 2, 2018 at 9:22 pm | 31 comments | 17178 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Regional housing plan splits elected leaders

A sweeping plan to preserve and expand the Bay Area's housing stock by passing new renter protections, loosening zoning restrictions...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2019
Last comment by Annette, on Jan 18, 2019 at 8:55 am | 31 comments | 6357 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: On Castilleja, be careful of what you wish for

If I were a neighbor of Castilleja School, I would be more concerned with the disruption during construction and the added...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2019
Last comment by Bill, on Aug 24, 2019 at 3:59 pm | 31 comments | 5808 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rapid spread of coronavirus prompts local organizers to cancel Chinese New Year events

The sponsors of two Chinese Lunar New Year fairs in Palo Alto that would have drawn thousands of people have canceled the...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2020
Last comment by Helen, on Mar 24, 2020 at 4:50 pm | 31 comments | 18302 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New plans for redeveloping Ventura 'go big' on housing. Some say, too big.

For housing advocates, new ideas for redeveloping the Ventura neighborhood in Palo Alto are a reasonable approach to addressing...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Feb 5, 2020 at 3:52 pm | 31 comments | 11136 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford plans to bring half of its undergraduates back to campus this fall, but they'll still mostly learn online

Stanford University will alternate bringing half of its undergraduate students to campus for different quarters, with most...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2020
Last comment by Covid-19 ready, on Jul 19, 2020 at 8:21 pm | 31 comments | 12160 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hungry for housing, Palo Alto seeks to lure developers to San Antonio Road

After failing to lure residential developments to its main downtown districts, Palo Alto is shifting its sights to a part...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2020
Last comment by Here SInce 1979, on Aug 27, 2020 at 4:54 pm | 31 comments | 7458 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Opening 13th elementary school voted down

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Original post made by Palo Verde parent on Feb. 7, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Mar 6, 2007 at 6:10 pm | 31 comments | 6914 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School Facility Master Plan

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Original post made by aw on Apr. 24, 2007
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Apr 29, 2007 at 9:41 pm | 31 comments | 6395 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

International Baccalaureate Charter Proposal

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Original post made by Asher Waldfogel on May. 29, 2007
Last comment by A.J., on Jun 3, 2007 at 8:35 am | 31 comments | 6877 Views
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