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After political split, City Council reappoints planning commissioners

Concluding an unusually fractious and political appointment process, the City Council moved on Monday to award fresh four-year...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2021
Last comment by mjh, 50 minutes ago | 4 comments | 974 Views

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Palo Alto prepares for more budget cuts amid prolonged revenue slump

As the pandemic continues to pummel the local economy, the City Council plans to explore additional ways to pare down the...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, 2 hours ago | 102 comments | 7901 Views

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New name, new rules: Foothills Park is in for more changes

After opening Foothills Park to the broader public in December, the City Council is preparing to consider new visitor limits,...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2021
Last comment by Ashley, 3 hours ago | 74 comments | 12529 Views

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Town Square changes announced

Several changes to Palo Alto Online's popular reader forum will be implemented over the next few weeks in an effort to reduce...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, 6 hours ago | 37 comments | 4285 Views

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Santa Clara County enters the red tier on Wednesday, loosening public health restrictions

Movie theaters, gyms and restaurants can reopen in Santa Clara County starting Wednesday, after county officials announced...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, 7 hours ago | 1 comment | 2531 Views

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Becker, local leaders demand East Palo Alto gets vaccine priority

State Sen. Josh Becker joined city and county leaders on Monday to call on the federal and state governments to prioritize...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2021
Last comment by Mark Dinan, on Mar 2, 2021 at 3:44 pm | 8 comments | 1913 Views

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Santa Clara County unveils plans for a $233M psychiatric hospital serving kids and adults

In a bid to create desperately needed psychiatric hospital beds for children and teens in crisis, Santa Clara County officials...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2021
Last comment by Eleanor Willemsen, on Mar 1, 2021 at 12:14 pm | 3 comments | 7976 Views

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Home sales: Mountain View has week's top seller at $6.52 million for property with rare large lot, development potential

A complete list of home sales on the Midpeninsula, where Mountain View had the top sale at $6.52 million for a property with...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2021
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Palo Alto opens its first 'safe parking' site for unhoused residents

Responding to a steady increase of residents living in vehicles, Palo Alto on Friday opened its first "safe parking" site. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2021
Last comment by esther phillips, on Feb 27, 2021 at 8:18 am | 39 comments | 12769 Views

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As more students and staff return to schools, Palo Alto Unified wants to test them regularly for COVID-19

With Palo Alto Unified gearing up to bring more people back to campuses, the district is looking to increase its COVID-19...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2021
Last comment by Lizeth, on Feb 27, 2021 at 3:26 am | 2 comments | 7891 Views

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Housing plan stirs opposition in College Terrace

When Palo Alto's city leaders created a "planned housing" zone last year to encourage developers to build new housing, they...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2021
Last comment by Here SInce 1979, on Feb 26, 2021 at 1:17 pm | 80 comments | 17911 Views

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New numbers, same concerns as Palo Alto challenges housing mandate

A recent adjustment by regional planners could lower the number of housing units the city is required to plan for between...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Feb 25, 2021 at 4:42 pm | 38 comments | 6083 Views

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Palo Alto banks on automated license plate readers to save money, manage parking

Palo Alto's newest tool for parking management -- automated license plate readers -- is expected to save money and provide...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2021
Last comment by Come on!, on Feb 23, 2021 at 10:32 pm | 9 comments | 5837 Views

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State bill seeks to take politics out of VTA governance

Responding to years of complaints about poor governance at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, state Assemblyman...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2021
Last comment by William Hitchens, on Feb 22, 2021 at 5:02 pm | 4 comments | 3063 Views

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Mountain View's NASA Ames Research Center played major role in rover landing on Mars

After launching nearly six months ago, NASA's Perseverance Rover finally landed on Mars on Thursday and Mountain View's NASA...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2021
Last comment by pearl, on Feb 22, 2021 at 2:26 pm | 4 comments | 3527 Views

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Palo Alto looks for new strategies to battle climate change

As Palo Alto struggles to meet its ambitious sustainability goals, the City Council is preparing to consider new measures,...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2021
Last comment by Anonymous, on Feb 21, 2021 at 9:49 pm | 17 comments | 3883 Views

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Palo Alto mayor faces state fine over campaign disclosures

Mayor Tom DuBois is facing a $402 fine for twice failing to file semiannual reports on behalf of his campaign in 2019, a...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2021
Last comment by community member, on Feb 21, 2021 at 6:11 pm | 9 comments | 3453 Views

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Teacher housing plan gains momentum as City Council voices support

A proposal to build 110 apartments for teachers and school district staff near California Avenue gained momentum last week,...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2021
Last comment by Marie, on Feb 19, 2021 at 3:47 pm | 5 comments | 3716 Views

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Besieged by vacancies, Town & Country Village wants to welcome medical offices

With vacancy rates climbing at Town & Country Village, Palo Alto's Planning and Transportation Commission has recommended...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, on Feb 18, 2021 at 10:33 pm | 24 comments | 8766 Views

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'Persistent' and 'consistent.' Report highlights Palo Alto's legacy of discrimination.

The history of Black and brown communities in Palo Alto is blighted by discrimination, exclusion and everyday indignities...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2021
Last comment by [email protected], on Feb 17, 2021 at 1:21 pm | 99 comments | 9265 Views
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