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Policy, politics clash as Palo Alto looks to appoint planning commissioners
The Palo Alto City Council's decision to appoint new commissioners next month, rather than wait until the spring, will give... Last comment on Dec 2, 2020 at 3:24 pm | 34 comments

Sobrato pitches townhome project at former site of Fry's Electronics
The Sobrato Organization's new proposal for 85 townhouses in a place long considered as a prime opportunity zone may constrain... Last comment 1 hour ago | 51 comments

Downtown Streets Team declines to divulge investigation into sexual harassment by top executives
Palo Alto's close partnership with the Downtown Streets Team will be put to the test on Nov. 30, when the City Council will... Last comment on Nov 28, 2020 at 11:43 am | 25 comments

Despite zoning dispute, planning commission advances Castilleja's expansion plan
Castilleja School eked out a hard-fought and limited victory Wednesday night, when a divided Planning and Transportation... Last comment on Nov 25, 2020 at 11:17 am | 30 comments

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State to enter more serious regional stay-in-place order in coming days
In an attempt to prevent a crisis in hospitals and intensive care units in the coming weeks due to ballooning cases of COVID-19, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday announced a regional stay-at-home order for most areas of the state. Thursday, 3:58 PM | 4 comments

Santa Clara County faced with 'alarming' spike in COVID-19 cases in nursing homes, homeless shelters
Santa Clara County public health officials are warning of an "alarming" spike in COVID-19 cases among residents and staff in congregate settings in recent weeks, including a major surge in cases at one of the largest homeless shelters. Thursday, 3:11 PM

How an entire Palo Alto household of six got COVID-19
All it took was one slip-up for Zoila Hernandez and her whole household of six people to become infected with COVID-19. Wednesday, 9:02 AM | 10 comments

City to grant incentives for demolishing, replacing seismically shaky buildings
In settling a dispute between city staff and three appellants, the Palo Alto City Council found itself weighing a question with a significant zoning ramification: Should demolition be treated like rehabilitation? Wednesday, 2:13 PM | 3 comments

Cities slam VTA plan to reroute Measure B funding toward BART
In 2016, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority vowed to upgrade streets and rail crossings through a sales tax increase approved by voters. Its new proposal, however, would direct almost all near-term proceeds to BART. Tuesday, 5:14 PM | 9 comments

Mountain View High alumna is the Bay Area's first female Eagle Scout
In February 2019, Boy Scouts of America, after 110 years of boys-only programming, for the first time in the organization's history granted girls earn the rank of Eagle Scout. From there, the race was on. Thursday, 8:39 AM

Residents launch referendum petition to keep ban on nonresidents at Foothills Park
Palo Alto's recent decision to expand access to Foothills Park by welcoming nonresidents to the exclusive nature preserve is facing a challenge from a group of residents who are hoping to reverse it through a referendum. Tuesday, 8:58 AM | 107 comments

Man whose body was found on Highway 35 identified as East Palo Alto resident
A homicide investigation was launched Tuesday after San Mateo County sheriff's deputies were alerted to a body found near state Highway 35 in Woodside and later identified as Eddy Cervantes. Wednesday, 3:52 PM | 2 comments

Nearly 4 million people vote in Bay Area during general election
Of the nearly 4 million Bay Area residents who voted in this year's general election, Santa Clara County saw the largest turnout across nine counties with a turnout of more than 850,000 people. Thursday, 9:31 AM

Amid spiking COVID-19 cases, high school sports put on hold
Local high school student-athletes whose seasons have been delayed this year won't be playing games any time soon, with the California Interscholastic Federation pausing all full practice and competition. Wednesday, 9:05 AM | 3 comments

Coronavirus central: Santa Clara County rolling average of new cases exceeds 500

Police offer $20K reward in 2018 double homicide, ID alleged shooter

Newsom: State leaders could issue stay-at-home order

Seeking more details about sexual harassment allegations, city delays vote on Downtown Streets Team contract

Shrugging off new rules, City Council prepares to let lame-duck members appoint commissioners

Record-breaking COVID-19 cases prompt new health restrictions

Local restaurants push for a cap on food delivery app fees in Santa Clara County

Palo Alto's outgoing mayor has some choice words for the city's elected officials. 'Build' is one of them

Holiday Fund: With Live In Peace, at-risk students get something they didn't think they had — choice

How you can help those in need this holiday season

PUBLIC AGENDA: Discussion on economic recovery strategies; special study session on Title IX

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