Palo Alto’s environmentalists are locked in debate with one another over plans to construct a compost-to-energy facility. Residents are divided over whether the city should use the land to convert organic waste into clean energy.
Open to travelers since 1926, Buena Vista Mobile Home Park may close within a year. Neighbors in Palo Alto are advocating for alternative housing options for the hundreds of residents who will be displaced if it closes.
A San Jose proposal to build townhomes in a residential neighborhood is being challenged by environmental advocates who say that its location in a floodplain and its proximity to creek wildlife could pose problems for residents and animals.
Police were called to Pete’s Harbor in February to settle a dispute; escalating tensions since the city’s planning commission approved a plan to privatize the marina, displacing some 100 boater-residents.