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New poll finds 71% of Bay Area residents think quality of life has declined
Bay Area residents grappling with the high cost of living, growing homelessness and high taxes say the quality of life has... Last comment 19 hours ago | 104 comments

California pulls the plug on gas-powered leaf blowers under new law
Nearly three decades after Peninsula cities began implementing bans on gas-powered leaf blowers, the effort has found a foothold... Last comment 18 hours ago | 19 comments

Renters form a group to fight for their rights
Founded a year ago, the Palo Alto Renters' Association has four priorities: create a citywide rent registry, develop a public... Last comment on Oct 19, 2021 at 9:23 am | 25 comments

City prepares to switch to 'smart meters'
Seeking to advance its conservation goals and improve reliability of its municipal utilities, Palo Alto is preparing to approve... Last comment on Oct 15, 2021 at 4:34 pm | 7 comments

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New tax figures hint at economic recovery, but not quite to prepandemic levels
After falling into a deep funk in spring 2020, Palo Alto's economy is starting to show signs of life, with hotel and sales tax revenues now exceeding the city's projections, a new revenue analysis shows. Wednesday, 3:46 PM

Local woman found safe after missing for two days in Sierra National Forest
After going missing for 48 hours and weathering 5 inches of new snow, Palo Alto resident Jolly Bose was found safe by a search and rescue team on Tuesday, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office said. Wednesday, 1:23 PM | 4 comments

Palo Alto Unified maps out short- and long-term plans for Cubberley
After years of uncertainty and community brainstorming, the Palo Alto Unified School District is closing in on a plan for its portion of Cubberley Community Center, the rundown 35-acre former high school in south Palo Alto. Wednesday, 9:51 AM | 5 comments

Former tutor now faces 55 counts related to alleged lewd acts on students
Former Palo Alto math tutor Mark Allan Hodes' plea hearing was postponed after prosecutors added more charges that allege multiple lewd and lascivious acts against girls whom he had taught in his home. Wednesday, 9:20 AM

Police seek public's help in locating 73-year-old woman
Police have asked for the public's assistance in locating a 73-year-old woman who went missing last week from San Leandro and is known to spend time in Palo Alto. Wednesday, 11:12 AM

To support affordable housing, Palo Alto hikes developer 'impact fees'
Commercial builders in Palo Alto will have to pay significantly more to support the city's affordable housing projects after the City Council voted on Monday night to hike up the city's "impact fees." Tuesday, 12:09 PM | 10 comments

Elizabeth Holmes trial: Former Theranos project manager testifies no intent to deceive
Elizabeth Holmes's defense team spent much of Wednesday trying to undo damaging testimony by former Theranos project manager Daniel Edlin. Wednesday, 4:03 PM

Santa Clara County supervisors seek to create a new clinic serving north county
Santa Clara County runs a robust network of health care services with three hospitals and 13 primary care clinics, but none are in the north or west sections of the county. That could change soon. Wednesday, 9:43 AM

Newsom declares statewide drought emergency
Gov. Newsom has expanded the California drought emergency from 50 counties to statewide. He didn't order mandatory water conservation, but authorized regulators to ban wasteful water use, such as spraying down public sidewalks. Wednesday, 12:34 PM

Palo Alto set to strengthen tree protection rules
Palo Alto famously loves its trees -- as its namesake redwood, official seal and Urban Forest Master Plan proudly testify. But laws that protect trees are due for an update, the City Council agreed Monday. Tuesday, 12:29 AM | 16 comments

Three rain systems and a possible atmospheric river head toward Bay Area

Utility customers to get 'smart meters'

'Get the Zuck out': Protesters call for Mark Zuckerberg's removal as Facebook CEO

A death at the Opportunity Center raises questions about security and care

Palo Alto scrambles to react to barrage of new housing laws

Around Town: How community members can prepare for an earthquake

Out of weeds grows a Palo Alto pumpkin patch — and community spirit

Coronavirus central: FDA approves Moderna, J&J boosters and 'mix and match' vaccinations

Photo essay: Life under the coronavirus

PUBLIC AGENDA: Discussion on housing impact fees; updates on school construction projects


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