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Out of weeds grows a Palo Alto pumpkin patch

The land behind the Midtown Palo Alto Baskin-Robbins store has been empty for a long time. This fall, thanks to the ice cream...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2021
Last comment by MaxineLofgren, 4 hours ago | 12 comments | 5252 Views

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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...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2021
Last comment by MaxineLofgren, 4 hours ago | 8 comments | 4874 Views

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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...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2021
Last comment by Jennifer, 10 hours ago | 21 comments | 7368 Views

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Newsom signs housing bills that reform single-family zoning

Having survived the recall attempt, the governor has signed two bold housing bills, including one that would reform zoning...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2021
Last comment by Long Time Builder, on Oct 14, 2021 at 3:29 pm | 37 comments | 20858 Views

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As workers return to offices, city plans parking shake-up

Even before the pandemic shifted local commute patterns, Palo Alto’s parking policies were in constant flux as the city...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2021
Last comment by Cat, on Oct 13, 2021 at 9:54 pm | 15 comments | 9078 Views

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Around Town

<B><B>THE RIGHT REMEDY ...</B> Visitors at<B>MayView Palo Alto</B> clinic will notice major renovations and expanded onsite...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2021
Last comment by Fr0hickey, on Oct 12, 2021 at 5:22 pm | 2 comments | 7881 Views

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Palo Alto to shift to virtual permits for parking enforcement

As Palo Alto prepares to shift to automatic license plate readers to enforce parking regulations, hangtags and decals that...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2021
Last comment by Virginia Smedberg, on Oct 12, 2021 at 3:09 am | 11 comments | 7876 Views

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New residential community eyed next to Greer Park

The new residential community that SummerHill Homes plans to build in Palo Alto bears little resemblance to most of the other...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2021
Last comment by Bill Bucy, on Oct 11, 2021 at 8:26 am | 19 comments | 11024 Views

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To reopen courthouses and restore judicial services, county supervisors seek more state court funding

The Palo Alto courthouse has been closed since March 2020 due to the pandemic, and in that time, Santa Clara County Supervisor...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2021
Last comment by Jess Phillips, on Oct 8, 2021 at 12:35 pm | 1 comment | 4023 Views

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Palo Alto is insufficiently prepared for cyber threats, a new audit finds

Palo Alto's city leaders often tout the city's reputation as a technological powerhouse, but when it comes to preventing...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, on Oct 7, 2021 at 1:37 pm | 4 comments | 6211 Views

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Coalition plans to eliminate family homelessness by 2025

Santa Clara County officials, in collaboration with nonprofit housing partners and the city of San Jose, are looking to house...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2021
Last comment by Julian Guiterrez, on Oct 6, 2021 at 12:50 pm | 3 comments | 2576 Views

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City Council poised to hike housing fees for office projects

The Palo Alto City Council will try to strike a delicate balance later this month, when it considers how much the city charges...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2021
Last comment by Keith, on Oct 6, 2021 at 11:05 am | 5 comments | 4973 Views

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Palo Alto advances redevelopment plan for Ventura. Property owners have other ideas.

After more than two years of planning for change in the Ventura neighborhood, Palo Alto officials coalesced on Monday around...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2021
Last comment by Tecsi, on Oct 5, 2021 at 1:11 pm | 10 comments | 15257 Views

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Palo Alto appeals ruling over 'illegal tax' on gas customers

After being ordered to refund more than $12 million to gas customers, Palo Alto suffered another court setback this month,...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2021
Last comment by Chris, on Oct 5, 2021 at 1:03 pm | 17 comments | 13181 Views

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Laurene Powell Jobs to invest $3.5B towards climate change initiatives

Laurene Powell Jobs, president of the Emerson Collective and widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, plans to invest $3.5 billion...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2021
Last comment by Joe Tighe, on Oct 4, 2021 at 3:46 am | 3 comments | 8266 Views

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Vehicle stolen from home's driveway in Charleston Meadows

Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a burglar who stole car keys from an unlocked garage and drove...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2021
Last comment by mjh, on Oct 2, 2021 at 2:40 pm | 8 comments | 6879 Views

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Pick a pumpkin in person once again at the Great Glass Pumpkin Patch

After going virtual in 2020, the Great Glass Pumpkin Patch reopens to visitors this year, with over 10,000 blown-glass gourds...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2021
There are no comments yet. 4004 Views

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After lawsuits and calls for his firing, police agent leaves Palo Alto

A police officer who has been named in numerous lawsuits, including one stemming from his violent arrest of Julio Arevalo...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2021
Last comment by Jennifer, on Oct 1, 2021 at 8:42 pm | 15 comments | 15982 Views

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Man confronts officers, allegedly attempts to ram patrol car

A 28-year-old San Jose man who allegedly tried to provoke a confrontation with Palo Alto police and ram a police cruiser...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2021
Last comment by Lennie, on Oct 1, 2021 at 3:22 pm | 4 comments | 6697 Views

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Opinion: Everyone should serve as a city commissioner, at least once

Being a commissioner has allowed me to serve the community without having to run for office and get elected. It has allowed...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2021
Last comment by Paul Blackburn, on Oct 1, 2021 at 9:09 am | 1 comment | 4608 Views
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