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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto puts finishing touches on new flagship library

When the Mitchell Park Library opens its glassy doors to the public in a "soft" opening next month and the first stream of...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2014
Last comment by Just saying, on Nov 5, 2014 at 9:31 am | 29 comments | 8665 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto: Three-story building proposed for Olive Garden site

In the latest sign of the construction boom happening around California Avenue, Palo Alto planners are considering a proposal...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2014
Last comment by Long Time Resident, on Jan 22, 2015 at 1:58 am | 29 comments | 9305 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New Junior Museum & Zoo would double size

Palo Alto's Junior Museum & Zoo would be demolished and rebuilt at twice its current size as part of an ambitious makeover...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2015
Last comment by Just right, on Mar 24, 2015 at 2:24 am | 29 comments | 7545 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Architecture critic threatens to sue over approved development

One of downtown's most vehement critics of modernist architecture has threatened to file a lawsuit if Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2015
Last comment by mauricio, on Apr 7, 2015 at 5:58 am | 29 comments | 4073 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

More action urged to save Buena Vista

With one month left until the final verdict, Buena Vista Mobile Home Park residents and their supporters on Monday night...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2015
Last comment by GoneOnTooLong, on Apr 30, 2015 at 7:01 am | 29 comments | 3633 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Utility rates set to rise in Palo Alto

Palo Alto residents should brace themselves for a dramatic spike in their utility bills in July, with electricity, gas, water...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by Anonymous, on Feb 14, 2016 at 10:12 am | 29 comments | 7199 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Traffic looms large in Burt's 'State of the City'

Steep housing prices, excessive office growth and a prolonged drought all loom as challenges for Palo Alto's future, but...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2016
Last comment by Johnny, on Feb 27, 2016 at 4:21 pm | 29 comments | 4794 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In fight against traffic, Palo Alto finds business allies

From Caltrain passes for daily commuters to nimble shuttles for local residents, city leaders in Palo Alto have no shortage...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 18, 2016 at 2:23 pm | 29 comments | 4835 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Labor groups boost Berman, Veenker in Assembly bids

With the primary election fast approaching, Palo Alto Councilman Marc Berman and patent attorney Vicky Veenker are getting...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2016
Last comment by Stephen, on Jun 7, 2016 at 8:22 pm | 29 comments | 3287 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council to rule on new Mercedes dealership near Baylands

Once a popular destination for diners seeking egg rolls, dim sum and Chinese chicken salad, the Embarcadero Road building...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2016
Last comment by Online Name, on Apr 22, 2017 at 3:34 pm | 29 comments | 5001 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Officials to announce 'breakthrough development' in quest to preserve Buena Vista

An effort by Santa Clara County and Palo Alto to save Buena Vista Mobile Home Park from closure could be approaching a key...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2016
Last comment by anonymous, on Jun 15, 2016 at 3:36 pm | 29 comments | 4183 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Neighbor challenges downtown development proposal

Vincent Leung wasn't looking for a political battle, but when the Kipling Street resident learned about a three-story building...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2016
Last comment by Mark Rothschild, on Aug 15, 2016 at 11:02 am | 29 comments | 6853 Views

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Palo Alto City Council taps the brakes on higher speed limits

Higher speed limits may boost Palo Alto's ability to conduct traffic enforcement on key roadways, but city officials indicated...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2016
Last comment by circle of destruction, on Nov 24, 2016 at 2:35 pm | 29 comments | 3168 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bad-tasting water due to Hetch Hetchy water reductions

Palo Alto and other local cities' residents who have been complaining about nasty-tasting water coming from their taps can...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2016
Last comment by Marie, on Dec 12, 2016 at 1:59 pm | 29 comments | 2794 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gearing up for school board elections

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Original post made on Jun. 12, 2007
Last comment by Jon, on Jul 11, 2007 at 11:19 pm | 29 comments | 6396 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Are our schools re-writing history?

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Original post made by Middle School Parent on Oct. 5, 2007
Last comment by PA Mom, on Oct 30, 2007 at 12:17 pm | 29 comments | 4340 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Day off school

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Original post made by Parent on Apr. 25, 2008
Last comment by Mom, on Mar 13, 2009 at 10:19 am | 29 comments | 3982 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Number participating in 'egg war' dropped to 50

Only about 50 Palo Alto High School students -- far fewer than initial reports from stuents of 100 to 200 -- were involved...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2009
Last comment by student, on Nov 5, 2009 at 1:31 am | 29 comments | 2691 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford University admits 753 early applicants

Stanford University has sent acceptance letters to 753 early applicants for the class of 2014, the university announced Monday....

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2009
Last comment by Admin, on Dec 19, 2009 at 10:25 pm | 29 comments | 4529 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto parents in denial about their teens?

Are Palo Alto parents in denial about what really goes on in their teenagers' lives? Survey results suggest that the answer...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2010
Last comment by Alex, on Jun 14, 2010 at 8:43 pm | 29 comments | 4293 Views
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