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Opinion: It's time to talk about switching to electric

While some may feel that Palo Alto's reputation as an environmental leader has dimmed somewhat in the past few years, the...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2023
Last comment by MyFeelz, 6 hours ago | 14 comments | 1432 Views

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Palo Alto rejects calls to pick mayor by rotation

Palo Alto swiftly rejected on Monday calls to reconsider how it elects its mayor, opting to retain the city's longstanding...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2023
Last comment by Parent of Two, 14 hours ago | 3 comments | 1017 Views

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Palo Alto looks to crack down on gas-powered leaf blowers

Nearly 20 years after Palo Alto adopted a ban on gas-powered leaf blowers in residential areas, the appliance and the public...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2023
Last comment by Nayeli, 17 hours ago | 11 comments | 2874 Views

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New council, same priorities in Palo Alto in 2023

Housing, climate change, economic recovery and community safety will continue to dominate City Council discussions in Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2023
Last comment by Annette, 17 hours ago | 13 comments | 4625 Views

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Environmentalists pumped as nonprofit hub replaces its space heaters

Environmental activists gathered in a parking lot near the Baylands on Wednesday afternoon for an unusual activity: watching...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2023
Last comment by Paly02, 18 hours ago | 5 comments | 3831 Views

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Developer looks to demolish The Fish Market, build 380 apartments

The two buildings on El Camino Real in Palo Alto that currently house the Fish Market and a McDonald's restaurant would be...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2023
Last comment by Bystander, 18 hours ago | 50 comments | 12374 Views

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What's eating College Terrace? Survey points to resident dissatisfaction

With its walkable streets and proximity to Stanford, College Terrace doesn't seem like the grumpiest neighborhood in Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2023
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Feb 1, 2023 at 4:20 pm | 27 comments | 8731 Views

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Janitors get a boost as Palo Alto firms up labor rules

Spurred by allegations of wage theft against the city's janitorial contractor, Palo Alto city leaders agreed on Monday to...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2023
Last comment by Grew Up Here, on Feb 1, 2023 at 11:08 am | 6 comments | 2958 Views

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Opinion: Palo Alto needs a road safety policy

Palo Alto does better on road safety than many U.S. cities; however, anyone who has walked or bicycled in the city can understand...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2023
Last comment by Rose, on Jan 27, 2023 at 7:00 pm | 20 comments | 6913 Views

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Emergency pet hospital looks to open in Ventura

A veterinary company that offers emergency pet services at 40 locations across the nation is preparing to open its newest...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2023
Last comment by CC, on Jan 27, 2023 at 11:32 am | 2 comments | 3786 Views

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Got sandbags? Don't discard them just yet

Across Palo Alto, many residents were in the same situation earlier this month -- using sandbags to keep the rainwater at...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2023
There are no comments yet. 3248 Views

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Palo Alto set to approve new contracts for SEIU workers, firefighters

The city is preparing to approve multiyear contracts that would include raises and new benefits for its largest employee...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2023
Last comment by Bill Bucy, on Jan 26, 2023 at 6:30 pm | 2 comments | 3068 Views

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Palo Alto prepares for higher utility bills as reservoir levels dip

Palo Alto's utility customers will see a jolt in January, with residential bills set to rise by about 20% thanks to growing...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Jan 26, 2023 at 9:31 am | 22 comments | 6308 Views

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History looms large as Palo Alto vets redevelopment plan for Fry's site

With plans to redevelop the former site of Fry's Electronics slowly advancing, the Historic Resources Board on Thursday blasted...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2023
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jan 24, 2023 at 11:18 am | 30 comments | 11149 Views

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Around Town: Residents voice concerns at community storm check-in

Read news about Palo Alto checking in with residents on the recent storms, a fire side chat with former Supreme Court Justice...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2023
Last comment by Bystander, on Jan 23, 2023 at 4:39 am | 1 comment | 4607 Views

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Missing-dog mystery sparks police investigation

Carolina Bruchilari thought her beloved German shepherd, Scott, would only be gone for two weeks when she entrusted him to...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2023
Last comment by Jen, on Jan 22, 2023 at 1:24 pm | 20 comments | 41056 Views

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Palo Alto survey points to growing concerns over mental health, retirement

Ask Palo Alto residents how they feel about their city, and many will praise its bountiful parks, job opportunities and educational...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2023
Last comment by Old PA Resident, on Jan 21, 2023 at 12:51 pm | 9 comments | 7975 Views

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Stanford surpasses Getty Museum as largest recipient of property tax exemptions in California

Stanford is the largest recipient of property tax exemptions in California. It received more than $16.8 billion in exemptions...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2022
Last comment by community member, on Jan 17, 2023 at 6:36 pm | 28 comments | 10540 Views

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Palo Alto educators set to receive a 7% pay increase

Palo Alto Unified teachers and other school staff will get a 7% raise under tentative deals that the district has reached...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2023
Last comment by Aletheia, on Jan 17, 2023 at 2:32 pm | 1 comment | 2377 Views

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Forecast shows Palo Alto revenues climbing after pandemic downturn

A new financial forecast suggests that Palo Alto is well on its way to recovering from its pandemic doldrums. But growing...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2023
Last comment by Annette, on Jan 15, 2023 at 11:13 am | 6 comments | 4724 Views
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