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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto considers a 'net-zero' growth vision

As Palo Alto moves toward adopting a new vision for growth, officials are considering one ambitious alternative that would...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Jul 20, 2014 at 1:04 pm | 63 comments | 26805 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Into thin air -- Why Silicon Valley Wi-Fi fizzled

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Original post made on Jul. 9, 2008
Last comment by Brett Glass, on Jul 20, 2008 at 5:34 pm | 13 comments | 26665 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council ratchets up pressure on Edgewood Plaza developer

First, they lost their neighborhood grocery store. Then, their patience. Now, residents near Edgewood Plaza are hoping that...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2016
Last comment by Big Time Crooks, on Dec 5, 2016 at 1:35 pm | 48 comments | 26598 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 | 26571 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Proposed law aims to make new homes EV-friendly

Seeking to remain in the driver's seat of the electric-vehicle revolution, Palo Alto officials on Tuesday enthusiastically...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by Concerned Local Citizen, on Dec 1, 2013 at 5:15 pm | 47 comments | 26513 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board eyes data, evaluation as key to this year's goals

Palo Alto's top school officials kicked off the school year Tuesday with an enthusiastic discussion of five draft goals for...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by Sanity, on Aug 29, 2014 at 9:29 am | 21 comments | 26450 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto approves new firefighter contract

Palo Alto's tortuous struggle with its firefighters union over a new labor deal came to an official conclusion Monday night...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2011
Last comment by JC Meoff, on Oct 26, 2011 at 9:55 am | 22 comments | 26410 Views

AROUND TOWN

Court overturns ruling in $18M home dispute

A Woodside couple will be stripped of $125,000 in attorney fees stemming from a 7-year feud with a Palo Alto contractor,...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2012
Last comment by contractor, on May 20, 2013 at 2:46 pm | 19 comments | 26404 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Riding Palo Alto's clean-tech revolution

Energy efficiency is steadily emerging as one of the hottest sub-sectors in the expanding world of green technology. While...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2010
Last comment by Just Wondering, on Apr 18, 2010 at 6:46 pm | 3 comments | 26379 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan to replace JJ&F meets with opposition, skepticism

A proposal by the project developer's son to run the new grocery store at College Terrace Centre proved to be a tough sell...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2014
Last comment by Zapatos, on Sep 18, 2014 at 5:23 pm | 26 comments | 26370 Views

AROUND TOWN

Members of Page Mill YMCA look to city for help

Calling the proposed closure of the Page Mill YMCA a colossal loss for the Palo Alto community, patrons of the gym on Monday...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2014
Last comment by Sea=Seelam, on Aug 21, 2014 at 1:25 pm | 78 comments | 26303 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

10% Back to Schools

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Original post made by Edith on Jul. 31, 2006
Last comment by DJ, on Aug 5, 2006 at 6:49 pm | 1 comment | 26282 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Federal budget cuts raise affordable-housing rents

In July, a Palo Alto single mother of two who lives in affordable housing received a letter alerting her that the rent for...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by Neighbors Helping Neighbors, on Oct 25, 2013 at 10:19 am | 25 comments | 26278 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to weigh uses for new Foothills Park land

In a moment acknowledged to be three decades overdue, an enthusiastic City Council on Monday night officially dedicated as...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2014
Last comment by Neighbor, on Aug 22, 2014 at 11:12 pm | 48 comments | 26262 Views

AROUND TOWN

Grocery Outlet opens today at Alma Village

Discount food store Grocery Outlet will open its first Palo Alto store on Thursday, April 3, with a ribbon cutting and a...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2014
Last comment by ...and now...., on Jun 22, 2014 at 1:56 pm | 50 comments | 26226 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Printed documents may self-erase in future

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Original post made on Jan. 2, 2008
Last comment by A.L., on Jan 3, 2008 at 11:41 am | 5 comments | 26216 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Betty Wright Aquatic Center pool shuts down

The Betty Wright Aquatic Center pool in south Palo Alto has closed due to irreparable problems with the facility, Abilities...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2013
Last comment by Shocked, on Oct 15, 2013 at 3:26 pm | 31 comments | 26201 Views

AROUND TOWN

Trying a new online neighborhood tool

I live on Kings Lane, and have just recently signed up with a site I read about on TechCrunch called Nextdoor, basically...

Original post made by Chris Zaharias on Nov. 1, 2011
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Nov 1, 2011 at 8:21 pm | 6 comments | 26198 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent emphasizes need for review, unity, proactivity

On the second day of the Palo Alto school board's annual retreat, new Superintendent Max McGee introduced six ambitious goals...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2014
Last comment by parent, on Aug 27, 2014 at 4:51 pm | 50 comments | 26168 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

YMCA: Shrinking membership is forcing gym closure

Citing for the first time a decline in membership and inability to attract new members due to an increasingly competitive...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Jun 14, 2015 at 2:15 pm | 143 comments | 26143 Views
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