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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Parking

I am a long time resident of Palo Alto, so it saddens me to find a dubious parking revenue generating scheme our city employs...

Original post made by Palo Alto Resident on Mar. 24, 2016
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why Electrify....

Why electrify? Palo Alto's Electrification Plan may lower GHG, but at what cost? The plan will double monthly heating bills...

Original post made by pestocat on Jun. 8, 2016
Last comment by An Engineer, on Jun 11, 2016 at 5:00 pm | 2 comments | 741 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Missing the Forest for the Trees?

I appreciate that this issue has become another tempest in the teapot that is Palo Alto, but it is worth remembering that...

Original post made by Deborah Sivas on Feb. 3, 2018
Last comment by Parent , on Feb 4, 2018 at 7:46 am | 1 comment | 740 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly frosh-soph baseball learns how tough it is to finish perfect

Bob Budelli is all about teaching and learning. He and his coaches teach while their Palo Alto frosh-soph baseball players...

Original post made on May. 6, 2016
Last comment by Bob Nitrio, on May 6, 2016 at 1:19 pm | 2 comments | 739 Views

AROUND TOWN

Close Palo Alto Airport to save the endangered Aedes aegypti

The Aedes aegypti is one of Palo Alto's most beautiful creatures, and each year the presence of this airport inhibits their...

Original post made by Richard Clark on Sep. 18, 2016
Last comment by Jenny, on Sep 18, 2016 at 9:49 am | 2 comments | 738 Views

AROUND TOWN

Gunn HS presents The Crucible

I just observed a rehearsal for Gunn High School Theatre's "The Crucible. If you are looking for high quality, local theatre,...

Original post made by Local Theatre Lover on Oct. 25, 2016
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AROUND TOWN

Third consecutive Spare the Air alert issued

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a third consecutive Spare the Air alert for Wednesday because of...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2016
Last comment by Smoke and Mirrors, on Jul 26, 2016 at 6:44 pm | 3 comments | 736 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto in the Fifties

What a great place to grow up. We could ride our bikes anywhere, almost. I was on the traffic patrol squad crossing...

Original post made by Paul Duggan on Jan. 9, 2017
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Lots of low planes over S. Palo Alto

The past three days have seen lots of low (well below 5000ft) planes over S. Palo Alto. Seems like they are making or testing...

Original post made by Flight changes on Apr. 26, 2017
Last comment by David, on Apr 27, 2017 at 1:22 pm | 3 comments | 735 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Correct Headline: PA Council Considering 27% Trash Rate Hike Over 3 Years

This is outrageous. http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/06/13/new-trash-contract-would-hike-rates-by-9-percent...

Original post made by Crescent Park Dad on Jun. 16, 2015
Last comment by Outraged Citizen, on Jun 16, 2015 at 2:46 pm | 3 comments | 734 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Elevated Thinking on Buses

Are Transit Elevated Buses (TEB) the solution to El Camino and even the railroad on Central Expressway? A new concept...

Original post made by Palo Alto Pedestrian on May. 27, 2016
Last comment by Roger Overnaut, on May 28, 2016 at 12:47 pm | 3 comments | 733 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bay Area better for Housing Than Many Parts of the Country

This recent study on rental housing http://www.jchs.harvard.edu/americas-rental-housing concludes that the Bay area is...

Original post made by BayAreaBetter on Dec. 11, 2015
Last comment by Paly Alum, on Dec 11, 2015 at 7:57 pm | 1 comment | 732 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Keep Natural Gas for Palo Alto

My recently completed web site http://www.paloaltoenergy.org describes and shows in detail that resident's and business's...

Original post made by pestocat on May. 30, 2016
Last comment by pestocat, on May 30, 2016 at 4:50 pm | 4 comments | 731 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

UC Caught with lower standards for out-of-staters

In case you missed it, proof came out this week through a formal audit that UC has been lowering admission standards for...

Original post made by MP parent on Mar. 31, 2016
Last comment by Needs a law, on Mar 31, 2016 at 5:11 pm | 1 comment | 730 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cyclist safety/traffic issue: City should create bike lane on Page Mil between El Camino and Park Blvd

Page Mill is one of few major east-west roads traveled by cyclists headed east from the Foothill/Junipero Sera area. It...

Original post made by Alex on Jul. 16, 2017
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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Campaign underway to name Paly court after former coach

Palo Alto High School's basketball court at the spectacular Peery Family Center could bear the name of former coach Clem...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2017
Last comment by Gus L., on Nov 9, 2017 at 6:58 pm | 1 comment | 729 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Cupertino Residents worried about housing being built a mile from Apple campus

Vallco is being demolished. Cupertino residents are concerned that the housing that will be replacing it will bring more...

Original post made by Resident on Oct. 11, 2018
Last comment by Grump 2.0, on Oct 13, 2018 at 12:49 pm | 8 comments | 729 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

How Often will Page Mill Flood

I think we should start a contest to predict how often the underpass at Page Mill and the train tracks will flood this year. Both...

Original post made by Marc on Dec. 11, 2015
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bad Precedent at Maybell

The City Council will hold a public hearing Monday on a proposal to develop the Maybell property that was the focus of a...

Original post made by Jerry Underdal on Jun. 16, 2016
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AROUND TOWN

Man arrested in Palo Alto for firing stun gun a cab driver

Palo Alto police have arrested a San Jose resident who they say repeatedly discharged a stun gun at a taxi driver after refusing...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2016
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The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category. Sponsored by Kepler's Books, Linden Tree Books and Bell's Books.

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