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Prodded by state mandates, Palo Alto launches new housing vision
As Palo Alto launches the complex process of identifying sites to accommodate more than 6,000 new residences, city leaders... Last comment 1 hour ago | 53 comments

Planned admission fees for new Junior Museum and Zoo draw opposition
With Palo Alto's newly renovated Junior Museum and Zoo set to reopen this fall, supporters of the museum are raising fresh... Last comment 10 hours ago | 78 comments

Palo Alto settles suit, agrees to issue refunds to phone customers
Palo Alto will have to spend $1.275 million on refunds to phone customers and attorneys fees as part of a settlement that... Last comment on May 11, 2021 at 12:45 pm | 17 comments

Legal challenge over utility transfers adds to Palo Alto's budget woes
A legal challenge to Palo Alto's practice of moving funds from utilities to its general fund has added to its budget pain,... Last comment on May 9, 2021 at 1:51 pm | 11 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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Survey shows city falls short on diversity
Despite Palo Alto's recent efforts to promote social justice, the percentage of resident who think the city is doing a good job in welcoming people with diverse backgrounds is at its lowest point in nearly two decades, a survey shows. Friday, 6:59 AM | 2 comments

Palo Alto Unified to offer Pfizer vaccine to eligible students
With one of three COVID-19 vaccines now available to children ages 12 and up in Santa Clara County, the Palo Alto school district is opening up its first vaccine site for eligible students on Sunday. Thursday, 10:52 PM

This prosecutor is on a mission to help the Asian Pacific Islander community fight race-based crime
From hosting meetings to educating business owners, Alexander Adams has taken decisive steps to empower victims against hate. Friday, 6:59 AM | 1 comments

Retiring teachers reflect on decades of change in their profession
Thirty Palo Alto Unified teachers -- all of whom have taught at the district between 20 to 50 years -- are closing a chapter in their lives after what some have deemed the most challenging year ever. Friday, 6:59 AM

Opinion: Do we really need a municipal broadband system?
We do not need another broadband system and we should be suspicious about how successful the city can be in building and operating such a project. Friday, 6:59 AM | 4 comments

San Mateo County launches COVID-19 vaccination clinics for children 12-15
San Mateo County began offering COVID-19 vaccinations to 12- to 15 year-olds at its Pfizer vaccine clinics on Thursday, and is holding a clinic in East Palo Alto on Saturday.
Friday, 9:19 AM

Palo Alto prepares to tap into federal funds, reserves to avoid budget cuts
Elected leaders moved this week to reverse most of the cuts in City Manager Ed Shikada's proposed budget, which includes library closures, the elimination of art programs and reduced police staffing. Thursday, 9:12 AM | 15 comments

Police investigate hate vandalism at city park
A vandalism case at El Camino Park, where racial slurs were found scrawled in black marker in several areas in the public restroom, is being investigated as a hate crime, police said on Tuesday. Tuesday, 9:53 AM | 18 comments

To help students impacted by pandemic catch-up, Palo Alto Unified to expand summer learning program

Coronavirus central: Santa Clara County residents ages 12 and up can get vaccinated

Prodded by state mandates, city launches new housing vision

Fuel spill into Matadero Creek prompts concerns about environmental damage

San Mateo County moves to least-restrictive yellow tier

Jury finds Menlo Park man guilty on 15 felony counts related to child molestation

Foothill-De Anza refinances bonds, saving taxpayers $26.6M

In less than a year, Mountain View opens new 100-unit homeless housing complex

Events planned all month to honor Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage

PUBLIC AGENDA: Proposed budget discussions; hearings on housing proposals

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