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New survey boosts Palo Alto's push for a business tax

Buoyed by favorable results from a new survey, a Palo Alto City Council committee took another step on Tuesday toward placing...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2022
Last comment by mjh, 1 hour ago | 9 comments | 3156 Views

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Billionaire donor for new city gym revealed — and his money comes with strings attached

If Palo Alto were to accept millions of dollars to construct a new gym, it would also have to expedite the project's approval...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2022
Last comment by RobLancefield, 1 hour ago | 25 comments | 7218 Views

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Planning commission not swayed by Castilleja's plan to add students

Castilleja's hopes for speeding up approval of its redevelopment plan were quickly dashed on Wednesday, with members of the...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2022
Last comment by Annette, 9 hours ago | 27 comments | 2985 Views

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Palo Alto police chief announces plan to retire

Palo Alto Police Chief Robert Jonsen is planning to retire as he eyes a run to replace Laurie Smith as Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2022
Last comment by White Senior fears Palo Alto Police, on Jan 21, 2022 at 4:19 pm | 5 comments | 2516 Views

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Castilleja School claims Palo Alto's move to reduce proposed garage is illegal

In an abrupt change of tone, Castilleja argued in a letter this week that the city's move to reduce the size of the its proposed...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2022
Last comment by Hulkamania, on Jan 20, 2022 at 7:19 am | 45 comments | 8260 Views

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Opinion: The Palo Alto Police Department's continuing problems

The lack of transparency in the Palo Alto Police Department is increasing month by month, now in a worrisome way. Read the...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2022
Last comment by It.is.what.it.is, on Jan 19, 2022 at 8:30 am | 6 comments | 3400 Views

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Palo Alto treads cautiously on adopting new Ventura vision

Palo Alto's vision for transforming the Ventura neighborhood by adding affordable housing, parking and retail continued to...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2022
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Jan 17, 2022 at 2:21 pm | 25 comments | 5199 Views

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Palo Alto police chief may run for county sheriff

Palo Alto Police Chief Robert Jonsen is considering entering the race to replace Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith,...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2022
Last comment by Kirsten Lakin, on Jan 16, 2022 at 2:15 pm | 7 comments | 3750 Views

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Palo Alto's first SB9 project would bring four homes to Barron Park lot

​​Two days after California’s new split-lot law took effect, Palo Alto received its first application: a proposal to...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2022
Last comment by Carol, on Jan 14, 2022 at 9:24 am | 44 comments | 16715 Views

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City strategies for housing growth target industrial areas, transit corridors

Facing a regional mandate to plan for more than 6,000 units, Palo Alto is taking a closer look at the commercial and industrial...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2022
Last comment by mjh, on Jan 13, 2022 at 5:30 pm | 7 comments | 2291 Views

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Teacher housing project wins final OK from Santa Clara County supervisors

A 110-unit teacher housing project is on its way to Grant Avenue in Palo Alto after the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Jan 13, 2022 at 3:41 pm | 4 comments | 4519 Views

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Burt and Kou to lead Palo Alto as mayor and vice mayor in 2022

​​Pat Burt will lead the Palo Alto City Council in 2022 after his colleagues elected him to serve as mayor for the third...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2022
Last comment by Annette, on Jan 13, 2022 at 12:28 pm | 18 comments | 6656 Views

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Pension costs, omicron variant cloud Palo Alto's budget forecast

Palo Alto is bracing for another year of budget challenges, with pension costs climbing and the COVID-19 omicron variant...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2022
Last comment by Chris, on Jan 13, 2022 at 8:21 am | 3 comments | 2938 Views

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Around Town: Tom DuBois applauded for work as Palo Alto's mayor in 2021

In the latest Around Town column, news about recognition for City Council member Tom DuBois' work as Palo Alto's top elected...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2022
Last comment by PaloAltoVoter, on Jan 10, 2022 at 7:43 pm | 7 comments | 2978 Views

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Palo Alto School District COVID Clinics Cancel non-PAUDS Appoints

Very disappointed as my daughter showed up at Cubberly Community Center where PAUSD has a Covid Testing Clinic which my daughter...

Original post made by Diana Lee on Jan. 10, 2022
There are no comments yet. 252 Views

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Palo Alto seeks dismissal of suit over Black Lives Matter mural

Palo Alto is asking the court to dismiss a suit from a group of police officers over a Black Lives Matter mural that the...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2021
Last comment by Lennie, on Jan 9, 2022 at 6:10 pm | 26 comments | 6700 Views

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Where to get a COVID-19 test in Palo Alto

We've compiled a list of places to get a COVID-19 test in Palo Alto. The locations offer tests during weekdays and most recommend...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3818 Views

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Grand jury takes aim at affordable housing in Mountain View, Palo Alto

Why is Palo Alto so far behind Mountain View in affordable housing production and what can both cities do to improve their...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jan 5, 2022 at 11:21 am | 34 comments | 7226 Views

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Palo Alto considers relaxed rules for Foothills Nature Preserve entry

After an initial spike, the number of visitors to Foothills Nature Preserve has tapered off in recent months, prompting city...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2021
Last comment by Serg, on Jan 4, 2022 at 10:12 pm | 15 comments | 12285 Views

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In a year marked by rapid adjustments, Palo Alto advances some key goals but fell short on others

Despite COVID-19, Palo Alto made significant progress this year on numerous goals that preceded the pandemic. We take a look...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2021
Last comment by Oleede, on Jan 3, 2022 at 9:58 pm | 8 comments | 5067 Views
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