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New council, same priorities in Palo Alto in 2023
Housing, climate change, economic recovery and community safety will continue to dominate City Council discussions in Palo... Last comment on Jan 31, 2023 at 5:40 pm | 11 comments

Stanford scrutinized over deputy who drew gun on Black man
Stanford police are receiving scrutiny after an officer drew a gun on a Black driver over the weekend, an incident that has... Last comment 20 hours ago | 15 comments

Developer looks to demolish The Fish Market, build 380 apartments
The two buildings on El Camino Real in Palo Alto that currently house the Fish Market and a McDonald's restaurant would be... Last comment 24 minutes ago | 41 comments

What's eating College Terrace? Survey points to resident dissatisfaction
With its walkable streets and proximity to Stanford, College Terrace doesn't seem like the grumpiest neighborhood in Palo... Last comment 17 hours ago | 27 comments

 
 
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"Addison joins Climate Strike"
The three fifth grade classrooms from Addison Elementary School walked to Palo Alto City Hall on Sept. 27 to deliver a packet of letters expressing their concerns about climate change. City Council member Alison Cormack joined them and engaged them in a great conversation. She then gave them a tour of the Council Chambers and explained how Council meetings work. Submitted by Jocelyn on Oct 15, 2019

 
 
 
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Three-alarm fire hits 4 businesses in Midtown
A three-alarm fire that broke out late Wednesday night damaged four businesses in Palo Alto's Midtown neighborhood. Thursday, 10:00 AM | 3 comments

Palo Alto looks to crack down on gas-powered leaf blowers
Nearly 20 years after Palo Alto adopted a ban on gas-powered leaf blowers in residential areas, the appliance and the public opposition to them remain as loud as ever. Now, the city plans to take action. Thursday, 9:30 AM

Santa Clara County to close mass COVID-19 vaccination, testing sites by end of month
Santa Clara County will close its mass COVID-19 vaccination and testing sites by the end of the month as they are no longer essential to the county's pandemic response, county officials said Wednesday. Wednesday, 4:50 PM

California, other states reach impasse over Colorado River
Despite a federal deadline, California -- the largest user of Colorado River water -- has refused to cut back as much as six other states proposed in a new plan. Thursday, 9:45 AM

Developer looks to demolish The Fish Market, build 380 apartments
The two buildings on El Camino Real in Palo Alto that currently house The Fish Market and a McDonald's restaurant would be torn down and replaced with a seven-story housing complex under a new proposal. Tuesday, 3:50 PM | 41 comments

Palo Alto environmentalist Walter Hays dies
Walter Hays, a prominent Palo Alto resident, environmental champion and individual who set a standard for volunteerism, died on Jan. 25, his son, Walter Thomas Hays, said. Wednesday, 9:03 AM | 1 comments

Child attacked by mountain lion in unincorporated San Mateo County
A child was attacked by a mountain lion in unincorporated San Mateo County, the Sheriff's Office announced on Tuesday. Wednesday, 9:43 AM

Farmworkers displaced by mass shooting won't return to 'deplorable' housing conditions
Since the Jan. 23 mass shooting that killed seven people on two Half Moon Bay mushroom farms, roughly 40 residents who lived on-site have been staying in hotels, with no estimate of when they can return. Tuesday, 1:55 PM | 1 comments

Stanford scrutinized over deputy who drew gun on Black man
Stanford police are receiving scrutiny after an officer drew a gun on a Black driver over the weekend, an incident that has gained national attention following a viral Twitter thread from a witness. Tuesday, 9:54 AM | 15 comments

Janitors get a boost as Palo Alto firms up labor rules
Spurred by allegations of wage theft against the city's janitorial contractor, Palo Alto city leaders agreed on Monday to mandate union wages and collective-bargaining rights for workers who clean city facilities. Monday, 10:50 PM | 6 comments

San Mateo County Board of Supervisors remembers victims of Half Moon Bay shootings
The Board of Supervisors honored the victims of last week's mass shooting in Half Moon Bay to start its regular meeting on Tuesday, as supervisors pledged to improve living conditions for farm laborers. Wednesday, 9:23 AM

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PUBLIC AGENDA: City Council's annual retreat; One Water Plan update

 

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