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Rapid spread of coronavirus prompts local organizers to cancel Chinese New Year events

The sponsors of two Chinese Lunar New Year fairs in Palo Alto that would have drawn thousands of people have canceled the...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2020
Last comment by Resident, 5 hours ago | 5 comments | 6762 Views

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Palo Alto moves to place employee-count tax on November ballot

Emboldened by recent survey results and examples from neighboring cities, Palo Alto's elected leaders agreed Monday to place...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2020
Last comment by Fewer employees?, 8 hours ago | 22 comments | 2157 Views

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Auditors slam plan to reform their office

A proposal to reform the City Auditor's Office is facing pushback and a threat of a lawsuit from employees of the department,...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2020
Last comment by An auditor, 8 hours ago | 17 comments | 2919 Views

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No viaduct, no closure: Palo Alto resident aims for compromise on Churchill

The long controversy behind the Churchill Avenue rail redesign has put the city and its residents at a frustrating, but understandable...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2020
Last comment by Ped/Bike Crossing, 9 hours ago | 28 comments | 5900 Views

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Downtown Streets Team executives accused of sexual harassment, creating drinking culture

Downtown Streets Team is embroiled in a scandal in which its top executives have been accused of sexual harassment, creating...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2020
Last comment by Dennis Upton, 17 hours ago | 35 comments | 7781 Views

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School board poised to place parcel tax on May ballot

The Palo Alto school board will likely approve at its Tuesday meeting putting an increased parcel tax to voters in a special...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2020
Last comment by Old Joe, 19 hours ago | 19 comments | 1729 Views

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Standard practice or 'misleading'? Mayor's official letter in support of SB 50 rankles council colleagues

With a passionate endorsement of Senate Bill 50, Palo Alto’s new Mayor Adrian Fine set himself apart from most of his colleagues...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2020
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jan 27, 2020 at 8:34 pm | 143 comments | 7549 Views

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Behind the Headlines: Mike Price's big idea

Southgate resident Mike Price joins Weekly journalists for a discussion of his proposal to improve the Churchill Avenue rail...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2020
Last comment by Ummmm...What about Charleston and Meadow?, on Jan 27, 2020 at 2:22 pm | 4 comments | 1899 Views

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Guest Opinion: Why not try ideas that work?

Palo Alto's Comprehensive Plan has a goal to build 300 housing units per year. That's 3,000 housing units over the next 10...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2020
Last comment by Asher Waldfogel, on Jan 25, 2020 at 9:49 am | 46 comments | 4908 Views

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Despite time pressures, Palo Alto opts to study more rail design options

Palo Alto's never-ending effort to pick new designs for rail crossings got a little more complicated on Tuesday, when the...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2020
Last comment by TBM, on Jan 25, 2020 at 8:44 am | 22 comments | 4575 Views

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New plan aims to shake Palo Alto out of housing slump

Stuck in a housing drought, Palo Alto leaders are considering more dramatic actions to encourage residential construction,...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2020
Last comment by NeilsonBuchanan, on Jan 24, 2020 at 2:15 pm | 22 comments | 6590 Views

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Group tasked with cutting rail-redesign options instead adds 3 more

When Palo Alto established a committee last year to work on a proposed redesign of local rail crossings, the goal was to...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2020
Last comment by member, on Jan 23, 2020 at 2:30 pm | 63 comments | 6000 Views

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Around Town: Pompeo dines at Palo Alto Italian restaurant; Firefighter launches 625-mile hike

In the latest Around Town column, news about Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's meal with Stanford University leaders and a...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2020
Last comment by traffic wrecker, on Jan 23, 2020 at 6:05 am | 26 comments | 8756 Views

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Condo owners upset as board approves their new neighbor: A five-story hotel

Despite heavy pushback from nearby residents, a proposal for a five-story hotel on the southern edge of Palo Alto scored...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, on Jan 22, 2020 at 9:20 pm | 60 comments | 9624 Views

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Palo Alto looks to designate downtown as a 'priority area' for growth

In a bid to attract state funding and lure development toward the city's main transit hub, the Palo Alto City Council will...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2020
Last comment by friendlyneighbor, on Jan 22, 2020 at 8:57 am | 19 comments | 3522 Views

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Fine, DuBois to lead Palo Alto council in 2020

Adrian Fine, one of Palo Alto’s most passionate housing advocates, will have a chance to directly shape the City Council...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jan 21, 2020 at 4:57 pm | 48 comments | 4544 Views

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City OKs letting people live in cars in parking lots of houses of worship

Responding to a growing population of vehicle dwellers on neighborhood streets, Palo Alto on Monday became the latest Peninsula...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jan 21, 2020 at 4:12 pm | 56 comments | 9567 Views

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Feeling Sacramento pressure, Palo Alto eases rules for new 'granny units'

Prodded by new state laws, the Palo Alto City Council voted Monday to further relax local rules pertaining to accessory dwelling...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2020
Last comment by NatureLover, on Jan 20, 2020 at 8:35 pm | 33 comments | 4761 Views

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Palo Alto boosts affordable-housing project with $10.5 million loan

With affordable housing in short supply, Palo Alto offered a $10.5-million lifeline this week to a 59-unit residential development...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2020
Last comment by Barbara, on Jan 20, 2020 at 11:52 am | 5 comments | 3084 Views

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Houses of worship get ready to welcome car campers

For Peninsula Bible Church, the increasingly prominent issue of people living in their cars is more than just a citywide...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2020
Last comment by RHHNA, on Jan 18, 2020 at 8:27 pm | 9 comments | 3408 Views
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