Palo Alto kicked off its Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, hoping to increase bike ridership and improve routes to qualify for the League of American Bicyclists’ platinum-level community status.
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Menlo Park’s City Council passed an ordinance banning smoking in public places. The law takes effect in November, giving the city one of the toughest smoking laws in the state.
Four years old is too young to go to public school in California, according to a new state law that was the brainchild of two Palo Alto teachers.
An East Palo Alto City Council member scolded PG&E last week, saying the utility’s mistake in naming the wrong location of a potential at-risk pipeline in the city highlights a larger problem: lack of respect.
Council member Peter Evans wasn’t satisfied with a public apology by PG&E representative Jimmy Harris during the Sept. 27 City Council meeting.
“We’re seeing you now because you’ve failed any type of relationship with us,” Evans said. “You gave our community no respect, sir. No respect at all. And we don’t appreciate that.
The Palo Alto school district’s proposed new academic calendar, designed to alleviate stress among high school students, has met varying levels of support and resistance from the community.
Superintendent Kevin Skelley would like to see Palo Alto students at all grade levels start classes a week earlier, on Aug. 16. First-semester finals would be shifted to December to prevent high school students from spending their winter break studying for exams.
Over 50 U.S. cities, including East Palo Alto, now use gunshot detection and location technology in neighborhoods known for gun violence.
Los Altos City Council will vote on Feb. 9 to approve plans to revitalize 1st Street. Although construction is not scheduled until 2012, shop owners wonder if their stores will survive construction. And cycling advocates wish there’d be a bike lane.
The 2009-2010 Stanford University club hockey players manage, fund and schedule their own team. Practicing at midnight and playing in front of only a handful of fans, the players clearly play for the love of the game.
Today marks the third straight month of darkness for Redwood Citys historic Fox Theatre, and city officials are searching for buyers who could bring downtowns foreclosed landmark back to its glory days.