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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 36 minutes ago | 77 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 on Oct 15, 2021 at 3:21 pm | 14 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 23 minutes ago | 24 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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'Get the Zuck out': Protesters call for Mark Zuckerberg's removal as Facebook CEO
A caravan of about 20 protesters parked by Mark Zuckerberg's Palo Alto residence on Sunday afternoon to honk up a storm and deliver a message to Facebook's CEO: "Get the Zuck out!" Sunday, 4:53 PM | 7 comments

Youth's input on state government sought at Marc Berman's town hall
Young people have a chance to share their thoughts with state Assembly member Marc Berman, D-Menlo Park, at a youth town hall that the California legislator is hosting this Wednesday. Monday, 9:43 AM

A death at the Opportunity Center raises questions about security and care
Jeffrey Cutter's death in his apartment at Palo Alto's Opportunity Center on June 12 has raised questions for his mother, who feels that her mentally ill son didn't receive the kind of care that could've prevented the tragedy. Friday, 6:56 AM | 7 comments

Around Town: How community members can prepare for an earthquake
In the latest column, earthquake preparedness tips ahead of the Great California ShakeOut, an introduction to the Palo Alto Library's latest robot and details on a former local police chief's new federal job. Sunday, 9:13 AM

Weather service forecasts rain for Bay Area as soon as Tuesday
The National Weather Service is forecasting a return of rainy weather to the Bay Area this week for the first time in a while. Sunday, 9:08 AM

Palo Alto scrambles to react to barrage of new housing laws
City planners are crafting an "urgency ordinance" to comply with laws that streamline approval processes for residential projects, relax density regulations and effectively abolish single-family zoning. Friday, 9:22 AM | 11 comments

City prepares to switch to 'smart meters'
Seeking to advance its conservation goals, Palo Alto is preparing to approve more than $18 million in contracts on Monday to transition all electricity, gas and water customers to "smart meters." Friday, 8:58 AM | 7 comments

With return of in-person education, schools grapple with staffing shortages
Midpeninsula school districts are having trouble finding people to fill a variety of positions, including substitute teachers, crossing guards, bus drivers and classroom assistants. Thursday, 9:26 AM | 1 comments

California pulls the plug on gas-powered leaf blowers under new law
Nearly three decades after Peninsula cities began enacting bans on gas-powered leaf blowers, the effort has found a foothold at the state level, with the governor signing a bill that will phase out their sales. Wednesday, 1:28 PM | 14 comments

New poll finds 71% of Bay Area residents think quality of life has declined
Residents grappling with the high cost of living, high taxes and growing homelessness say the quality of life has sunk in recent years, with a record number looking to leave the region, a new survey shows. Monday, 2:32 PM | 77 comments

Man charged after alleged violent downtown hate crime
Two people were attacked during a violent hate crime assault in downtown Palo Alto early Sunday morning, and the suspect had to be taken into custody with the assistance of a police dog, police said. Thursday, 5:16 PM | 27 comments

Developer sues Palo Alto over failure to build downtown garage

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

By popular demand, Palo Alto prepares to expand Boulware Park

Stanford professor shares Nobel prize in economics

Burglars break into home, flee when confronted by resident

Coronavirus central: FDA advisory panel recommends Moderna booster for vulnerable groups

Photo essay: Life under the coronavirus

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

 

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