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Palo Alto looks to revamp review process for housing projects
Palo Alto is preparing to overhaul its process for approving new housing developments by leaning on "objective standards"... Last comment 4 hours ago | 11 comments

Santa Clara among 3 Bay Area counties urging employers to implement vaccination policy
As the Bay Area experiences an increased rate of COVID-19 cases, particularly among the unvaccinated population, three county... Last comment on Jul 25, 2021 at 11:56 am | 8 comments

Only 60% of Palo Alto police report being vaccinated
Despite getting early access to COVID-19 vaccines, inoculation rates among local law enforcement agencies fall below the... Last comment 3 hours ago | 115 comments

Bike plan in south Palo Alto faces uphill climb
Months after the City Council enthusiastically endorsed the creation of new bikeways south Palo Alto, the effort has run... Last comment on Jul 24, 2021 at 11:47 am | 36 comments

 
 
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State announces new proof-of-vaccination mandate
Amid climbing numbers of hospitalizations and a test positivity rate of 80% for the COVID-19 delta variant, state employees and health care workers must show proof of vaccination, state officials announced Monday. Monday, 11:56 AM | 10 comments

Federal funds aid city's bid to replace aged fire station
Palo Alto's effort to rebuild Fire Station 4 next to Mitchell Park just received a big boost, with U.S. Sen. Alex Padilla including $6 million in funding for the project in his allocation request. Tuesday, 9:43 AM | 1 comments

Forever chemicals: California unveils health goals for contaminated drinking water
California has taken the first big step toward regulating "forever chemicals." Its proposed goals, which aim to make cancer risk negligible, are lower than federal guidelines for drinking water. Tuesday, 8:49 AM

Seven new 'breakthrough' COVID-19 cases reported at Stanford in a week
Seven vaccinated students at Stanford University have tested positive for COVID-19 this week, university leaders said in an announcement to students and staff on Thursday. Friday, 9:44 AM | 5 comments

Santa Clara among 3 Bay Area counties urging employers to implement vaccination policy
As the Bay Area experiences an increased rate of COVID-19 cases, particularly among the unvaccinated population, three county health officers urged employers on Thursday to consider implementing a vaccination mandate in the workplace. Thursday, 2:12 PM | 8 comments

Matadero Creek diesel spill, still under observation, appears to be waning
The May 6 diesel spill that contaminated Matadero Creek in Palo Alto continues to show signs that it is abating, according to a joint update published Monday by the city and VA. Friday, 9:48 AM

School district fires contractor after trapped squirrels die
Palo Alto Unified terminated its contract with a pest control company on July 14 after ground squirrels that it trapped were recently found languishing in so-called live or humane traps. Wednesday, 8:58 AM | 20 comments

Only 60% of Palo Alto police report being vaccinated
Despite getting early access to COVID-19 vaccines, inoculation rates among local law enforcement agencies fall below the Santa Clara County average, with only 60% of Palo Alto Police Department personnel reporting they're vaccinated. Thursday, 4:55 PM | 115 comments

San Mateo County to start requiring face masks at county facilities on Monday
Face coverings will be required at San Mateo County facilities regardless of vaccination status "out of an abundance of caution" due to rising COVID-19 case rates. Monday, 8:45 AM | 1 comments

High school students challenge own political beliefs through domestic exchange program
This week, 11 students arrived in Palo Alto as part of the American Exchange Project, a program in which U.S. teens can confront political polarization head-on and discover they have more in common. Friday, 9:17 AM | 13 comments

Around Town: Palo Alto Utilities cautions customers about phone scams

Coronavirus central: Track the latest vaccination and case counts

Bullet train budget battle: Should California spend more on urban transit, not high-speed rail?

Opinion: California reopened, and it's time to return to health

As housing bills advance in Sacramento, critics and advocates amplify the debate

Inspired by the pandemic, women create phone buddy program for isolated seniors

Developer drops housing plan near California Avenue

Bike plan runs into opposition from East Meadow residents

Parent sues Palo Alto Unified for barring student from attending class without a mask

To create more equitable communities, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative updates Community Fund program

PUBLIC AGENDA: No City Council meeting this week

 

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