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Palo Alto eyes another shake-up to parking policies in commercial areas
Seeking to add flexibility to the city's rigid and confusing parking policies, Palo Alto is preparing to adopt new rules... Last comment 5 hours ago | 1030 comments

City Council clashes over appointments to new housing panel
Palo Alto's effort to craft a new housing vision got off to a rocky start Monday, with the City Council at odds over appointments... Last comment on Apr 14, 2021 at 11:49 am | 76 comments

Peninsula Creamery Dairy Store, Rick's Ice Cream ransacked two days apart
Break-ins were reported at two local ice cream stores in the space of two days last week, including one in which the ashes... Last comment on Apr 8, 2021 at 11:50 am | 12 comments

Editorial: When police control what the public learns about its activities, there can be no accountability
At a time when the need for public scrutiny of police conduct has never been greater, we can't afford to make that transparency... Last comment on Apr 13, 2021 at 12:54 pm | 25 comments

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Local agencies are preparing for another big wildfire year
With the drought in full swing this year, Cal Fire and other agencies are warning that fires are already becoming a threat. Thursday, 4:17 PM

Is Palo Alto ready for rent stabilization? City explores new policies to help tenants
Seeking to address the plight of low-income residents in a city famous for its astronomical rents, Palo Alto is considering a wide range of new programs designed to protect and assist tenants facing displacement. Thursday, 11:11 AM

Family of slain Palo Alto teacher sues Redwood City police
The family of teacher Kyle Hart has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Redwood City and members of its police department for the December 2018 shooting that mortally wounded Hart during a mental health crisis. Wednesday, 6:40 PM | 20 comments

Man arrested for sexual assault on elderly woman
A man has been arrested after a violent sexual assault of a woman, who he reportedly harassed on an ongoing basis, in a downtown parking lot earlier this month, Palo Alto police said Wednesday. Thursday, 9:12 AM | 1 comments

City hikes development 'impact fees' for first time in 20 years
Developers looking to build in Palo Alto will have to pay significantly more to support local parks, libraries and community centers under a fee revision that the City Council voted to adopt on Monday. Thursday, 9:13 AM | 10 comments

COVID-19 vaccine eligibility expands to people ages 16 and up in Santa Clara County
The county will receive about 300,000 additional COVID-19 vaccine doses and plans to open up tens of thousands of additional vaccine appointments this week, health leaders said Tuesday. Tuesday, 3:04 PM

Palo Alto looks to restore police auditor's power to review internal complaints
The City Council surprised many police watchdogs in 2019 when it moved to strip away the power of an independent auditor to investigate internal complaints. Now, it is looking to undo that action. Tuesday, 11:18 PM | 6 comments

Santa Clara, San Mateo counties halt use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine
A rare side effect from the one-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine has caused health leaders in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties to pause its administration, they announced on Tuesday. Tuesday, 1:38 PM | 11 comments

Palo Alto steers housing plans away from single-family neighborhoods
The Palo Alto City Council moved Monday to curtail its most promising -- and unpredictable -- zoning tool when it voted to keep "planned home" projects out of single-family neighborhoods. Tuesday, 12:37 AM | 23 comments

Human remains found near Skylonda/Woodside
The remains of an as-yet-unidentified person were found on Monday at about 9 a.m. in the Skylonda/Woodside area near Kebet Ridge Road, the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office said. Tuesday, 10:39 AM

Palo Alto OKs church to house homeless in parking lot

Power outage affects about 2,000 customers in Palo Alto

Teen substance use treatment center shutters after few show up for services

Our better nature: Six ideas to diversify the outdoors

Stanford plans to resume in-person learning this fall

Hundreds march against anti-Asian hate in Mountain View rally

May Fête Parade calls on community to offer their version of a 'Wonderful World'

Coronavirus central: Track the latest vaccination and case counts

PUBLIC AGENDA: Consideration of impact fees for community amenities, renter protection policies

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