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Artists block street to guard new Black Lives Matter mural

A group of demonstrators has parked cars on top of the new Black Lives Matter mural on Hamilton Avenue in Palo Alto, guarding...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2020
Last comment by JustSayin, 2 hours ago | 4 comments | 750 Views

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Activist group calls on city to 'desegregate' Foothills Park

About a dozen activists met under the full moon on Sunday night to paint the message 'Desegreate' along Page Mill Road in...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2020
Last comment by Granny B, 5 hours ago | 99 comments | 4561 Views

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Black in Palo Alto: Longtime residents describe painful toll of everyday racism

Five African Americans, all longtime local residents who have endured painful and repeated incidents of racial discrimination...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2020
Last comment by shawna, 5 hours ago | 45 comments | 19370 Views

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Man wants to make wealth tax a reality in Palo Alto

Kevin Creaven came to Palo Alto last month with one ambitious goal: restrict sales of gasoline-fueled cars. Before long,...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2020
Last comment by net worth, 7 hours ago | 37 comments | 7256 Views

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Opinion: Non-elected regional bodies are threatening Palo Alto's neighborhoods

July 10 will be the last chance to appeal dramatic changes by two non-elected regional bodies that will threaten the character...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, 7 hours ago | 84 comments | 13021 Views

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Tech companies, research institutes cash in on federal loan program

Research institutes, tech companies and hotels were among Midpeninsula's biggest beneficiaries of the federal Paycheck Protection...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2020
Last comment by neighbor, 9 hours ago | 4 comments | 2974 Views

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Effort to lower voting age in Palo Alto faces its biggest obstacle: A City Council on vacation

Proponents of lowering the voting age in Palo Alto argue that it would improve turnout, strengthen democracy and enhance...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2020
Last comment by Anon, 10 hours ago | 25 comments | 3355 Views

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Gunn High teacher Greer Stone joins race for City Council

Greer Stone, a Gunn High School history teacher and former chair of the Palo Alto's Human Relations Commission, has joined...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2020
Last comment by Anon, 15 hours ago | 39 comments | 2845 Views

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Stanford plans to bring half of its undergraduates back to campus this fall, but they'll still mostly learn online

Stanford University will alternate bringing half of its undergraduate students to campus for different quarters, with most...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2020
Last comment by student, 16 hours ago | 23 comments | 7983 Views

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One message told 16 ways: Artists behind Black Lives Matter mural in Palo Alto ask what more will be done beyond street art

Right now, the public can visit Hamilton Avenue in front of City Hall to see a nearly 245-foot-long and 17-foot-tall vibrant...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2020
Last comment by Oldster, on Jul 8, 2020 at 3:19 am | 26 comments | 12246 Views

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After hiatus, Pat Burt looks to return to City Council

Pat Burt, a two-time mayor and one of the leading architects of Palo Alto's land-use policies and infrastructure plans, is...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 7, 2020 at 9:51 am | 61 comments | 4359 Views

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Police chiefs, community leaders tackle systemic racism as calls for change get louder

On Thursday, a panel of community leaders discussed use-of-force policies and ways to reform policing to improve accountability. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2020
Last comment by Reality Check, on Jul 6, 2020 at 5:39 pm | 27 comments | 4119 Views

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Not all neighborhoods were created equal in Palo Alto

Housing restrictions have existed in neighborhoods throughout Palo Alto for decades until the U.S. Supreme Court voided racial...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 6, 2020 at 1:33 pm | 13 comments | 5311 Views

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Guest Opinion: Council reduced the size of the HRC because of me

Members of the community have asked why did the Palo Alto City Council reduced the size of its Human Relations Commission...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 6, 2020 at 1:22 pm | 39 comments | 5879 Views

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Palo Alto will open University Avenue daily to foot traffic only, but will the benefits outweigh the potential risks?

As business owners are doing their utmost to welcome back customers on downtown Palo Alto's main strip, health officials...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 5, 2020 at 1:44 pm | 8 comments | 8761 Views

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Guest Opinion: Please open Foothills Park to all

As a member of the Lee family who owned the property that became Foothills Park and as a park ranger who worked there for...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 2, 2020 at 12:34 pm | 64 comments | 5579 Views

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Palo Alto signals support for 187-unit development in Stanford Research Park

Eager to spur housing production, the City Council signaled its support Monday night for one of the most ambitious projects...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jul 1, 2020 at 12:40 pm | 53 comments | 6061 Views

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In-person class twice a week? School district eyes hybrid model this fall

When Palo Alto Unified middle and high schools reopen this fall, students could be attending school in person twice a week...

Original post made on May. 13, 2020
Last comment by Author Jack, on Jul 1, 2020 at 4:37 am | 95 comments | 25975 Views

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Free Palo Alto COVID-19 test site draws in 500 people on first day

Palo Alto's first-ever pop-up COVID-19 testing site inside City Hall received a constant influx of patients on Tuesday. A...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2020
Last comment by parent, on Jun 30, 2020 at 4:33 pm | 10 comments | 6884 Views

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City ban on selling electronic cigarettes, flavored tobacco is a blow to Mac's

Mac's Smoke Shop has lived through almost every imaginable crisis over the past 86 years. Now, it's facing another that could...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jun 28, 2020 at 7:26 pm | 33 comments | 8220 Views
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