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Policy, politics clash as Palo Alto looks to appoint planning commissioners
The Palo Alto City Council's decision to appoint new commissioners next month, rather than wait until the spring, will give... Last comment 6 hours ago | 31 comments

Sobrato pitches townhome project at former site of Fry's Electronics
The Sobrato Organization's new proposal for 85 townhouses in a place long considered as a prime opportunity zone may constrain... Last comment 5 hours ago | 38 comments

Downtown Streets Team declines to divulge investigation into sexual harassment by top executives
Palo Alto's close partnership with the Downtown Streets Team will be put to the test on Nov. 30, when the City Council will... Last comment 13 hours ago | 25 comments

Despite zoning dispute, planning commission advances Castilleja's expansion plan
Castilleja School eked out a hard-fought and limited victory Wednesday night, when a divided Planning and Transportation... Last comment on Nov 25, 2020 at 11:17 am | 30 comments

 
 
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Record-breaking COVID-19 cases prompt new health restrictions
Record-shattering numbers of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Santa Clara County have prompted worried health leaders to issue new directives, while San Mateo County slipped into the 'purple tier' and a curfew. Saturday, 4:57 PM | 18 comments

Palo Alto's outgoing mayor has some choice words for the city's elected officials. 'Build' is one of them.
Housing crusader Adrian Fine sounds off on lip service liberalism and how Palo Alto became "part of the problem." Saturday, 8:47 AM | 38 comments

Sobrato pitches townhome project at former site of Fry's Electronics
The Sobrato Organization's new proposal for 85 townhouses in a place long considered as a prime opportunity zone may constrain Palo Alto's dreams of adding affordable housing, parkland and community amenities. Friday, 7:46 AM | 38 comments

Downtown Streets Team declines to divulge investigation into sexual harassment by top executives
Palo Alto's close partnership with the Downtown Streets Team will be put to the test on Nov. 30, when the City Council will be asked to look past allegations of sexual harassment by nonprofit executives and approve a new contract. Tuesday, 12:50 PM | 25 comments

Holiday Fund: With Live In Peace, at-risk students are given something they didn't think they had: choice
Students who at one point were at-risk of not getting a high school diploma have found support through Live In Peace's Gap-Year Project. Thursday, 3:09 PM

Crab for Christmas? Dungeness crab season delayed to mid-December
The original opening date for the commercial Dungeness crab season of Dec. 1 has been moved to Dec. 16 due to various factors including whale presence and low-quality crab meat. Friday, 8:03 AM | 2 comments

How you can help those in need this holiday season
With the holiday season now in full swing, Midpeninsula nonprofits are offering safe ways for the community to help provide food, toys and other items to locals in need. Friday, 8:05 AM

Inmates file fraudulent unemployment claims estimated to cost state $1B
A collaborative investigation across California has found inmates filed 35,003 fraudulent claims for federal funding to assist people out of work due to the pandemic. Wednesday, 9:08 AM | 11 comments

Stanford releases Title IX report as university navigates concerns around new federal regulations
Stanford received 92 fewer reports of sexual misconduct in 2019-20 than the prior school year, though the drop is attributed to the fact that the campus was closed for nearly half of the reporting period due to the pandemic. Tuesday, 8:24 AM | 6 comments

City, transit agencies modify services for Thanksgiving weekend
We've rounded up the details on which local and regional agencies in the Palo Alto area will be adjusting or temporarily changing their schedules on Thanksgiving and the long holiday weekend. Wednesday, 1:06 PM

Santa Clara County to step up enforcement of COVID-19 restrictions for holiday weekend

Policy, politics clash as Palo Alto looks to appoint planning commissioners

Undersheriff, Apple security chief, businessman indicted in bribery schemes

City asserts housing growth mandate is a recipe for 'failure'

Calling for 'increased vigilance,' Stanford to require COVID-19 testing for all on-campus employees

Car thefts, home break-ins spike amid pandemic, police data shows

Cantor Arts Center head is asked to leave

Fentanyl deaths rising steeply, Santa Clara County officials say

Separated by the pandemic, families face difficult question: When will I see you again?

Coronavirus central: Santa Clara County hits record COVID-19 cases

PUBLIC AGENDA: Study session on COVID-19 recovery; update on utilities financial forecast

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