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To fill long-vacant city auditor role, Palo Alto set to hire international firm

After months of recruiting, Palo Alto is preparing to pull the trigger on hiring a new city auditor, with the City Council...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2020
Last comment by Jennifer Landesmann, 6 hours ago | 24 comments | 2700 Views

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Here's when elementary, middle and high school students could return to school under proposed plan

Palo Alto Unified is proposing to reopen schools in a phased schedule over the next four months, starting with the district's...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2020
Last comment by PA parent, 7 hours ago | 29 comments | 8057 Views

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Guest Opinion: Palo Alto Utilities' dilemma — it's really ours, too

Why are we seemingly so incapable of shifting direction when it's so clear we must stop burning fossil fuels? The story of...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, 13 hours ago | 9 comments | 3186 Views

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Palo Alto faces lawsuit over 'residents-only' policy at Foothills Park

A group of civil rights organizations and residents filed a lawsuit against Palo Alto on Tuesday in a bid to repeal a contentious...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2020
Last comment by TimR, 13 hours ago | 61 comments | 8083 Views

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With new zoning tool, Palo Alto looks to relieve housing drought

As Palo Alto looks to revise its zoning code to encourage more affordable housing, the City Council remains split on a crucial...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, 13 hours ago | 7 comments | 2892 Views

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Santa Clara County cracks down on hospitals falling behind on COVID-19 testing

Santa Clara County announced Wednesday a new public health order forcing local health care providers to provide quick and...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2020
Last comment by TimR, on Sep 18, 2020 at 5:52 pm | 7 comments | 3779 Views

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Letters to the editor

<B>Bravo to Castilleja report Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2020/09/18/letters-to-the-editor...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2020
Last comment by CM, on Sep 18, 2020 at 5:34 pm | 3 comments | 259 Views

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New 'planned home' zone could be put to the test with 119-unit project

With Palo Alto's plan to add housing in the Ventura neighborhood mired in uncertainty, a developer has put forward a plan...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2020
Last comment by jc, on Sep 18, 2020 at 2:56 pm | 2 comments | 2141 Views

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To combat vacancies, Palo Alto may repeal 'retail protection' law

With businesses buckling during the economic shutdown, a bitterly divided City Council took a step on Monday toward reversing...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2020
Last comment by More transparency, on Sep 18, 2020 at 10:38 am | 17 comments | 5468 Views

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Palo Alto approves 'safe parking' for vehicle dwellers

A parking lot near the Palo Alto Baylands will be transformed into a shelter for vehicle dwellers, equipped with a shower,...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Sep 17, 2020 at 7:16 pm | 11 comments | 5046 Views

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How to help the homeless and housing-insecure amidst a pandemic? Local leaders compare tactics

As the end of the statewide eviction moratorium draws closer, local leaders convened Saturday to share advice on how to help...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2020
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Sep 16, 2020 at 6:39 pm | 5 comments | 3048 Views

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Incumbent builds strong financial lead in crowded Palo Alto City Council race

With two months to go until Election Day, City Councilman Greg Tanaka has amassed a formidable financial advantage over the...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2020
Last comment by Staying Young Through Kids, on Sep 16, 2020 at 5:57 pm | 35 comments | 6274 Views

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Palo Alto schools, closed since March, will reopen next week for high-need students

After being closed for six months, some Palo Alto Unified schools will reopen next week to serve small groups of struggling...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2020
Last comment by HS parent, on Sep 16, 2020 at 2:16 pm | 45 comments | 14401 Views

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Castilleja School wins key vote in contentious expansion proposal

Castilleja School received a long-awaited boost Wednesday in its bid to rebuild its campus and expand student enrollment...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2020
Last comment by Observer, on Sep 15, 2020 at 9:44 pm | 44 comments | 5077 Views

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State will not investigate Tanaka's campaign contributions

The Fair Political Practices Commission has decided to not investigate a complaint that was filed against Councilman Greg...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2020
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Sep 15, 2020 at 7:09 pm | 15 comments | 2839 Views

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Palo Alto looks to launch 'safe parking' program for people living in cars

A parking lot near the Palo Alto Baylands would be transformed into a temporary haven for people living in cars under a proposal...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2020
Last comment by Mama, on Sep 14, 2020 at 2:39 pm | 20 comments | 6135 Views

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Want to get to know your local candidates? Here's a list of election debates, forums

We've compiled a list of local election debates and forums taking place virtually for Midpeninsula voters ahead of the Nov....

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2020
Last comment by Sheri, on Sep 14, 2020 at 12:32 pm | 4 comments | 3379 Views

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An Alternative View: Is the city keeping information from the public?

It's been 18-plus months and Palo Alto residents still haven't been told officially whether there has been a selection for...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2020
Last comment by Rebecca Eisenberg, on Sep 12, 2020 at 8:11 pm | 5 comments | 2389 Views

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September is National Emergency Preparedness Month – Are You Prepared?

2020 has seen the perfect storm of disasters and human suffering in the US. COVID-19, sheltering in place, recent and ongoing...

Original post made by AnnetteG on Sep. 4, 2020
Last comment by resqpro911, on Sep 8, 2020 at 9:27 am | 14 comments | 490 Views

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Castilleja School struggles to find compromise in expansion plan

Castilleja School's ambitious plan to redevelop its campus ran into a fresh complication Wednesday, with Palo Alto planning...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2020
Last comment by mauricio, on Sep 6, 2020 at 3:50 pm | 16 comments | 4746 Views
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