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Too much housing? Palo Alto among cities appealing their regional mandates

Despite general consensus that the region needs more housing, more than two dozen cities and Santa Clara County are appealing...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2021
Last comment by Optimist Pessimist Realist , 2 hours ago | 14 comments | 2505 Views

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Only 60% of Palo Alto police report being vaccinated

Despite getting early access to COVID-19 vaccines, inoculation rates among local law enforcement agencies fall below the...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2021
Last comment by Hughie Daniels, 8 hours ago | 122 comments | 13461 Views

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Sewage shows spread of coronavirus across Santa Clara County

The amount of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in local wastewater has tripled, and in some cases quadrupled, since June 16, indicating...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2021
Last comment by Hughie Daniels, 8 hours ago | 23 comments | 20685 Views

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Stanford University's first new school in seven decades takes shape

Stanford University is honing in on climate and sustainability issues at its new school that is dedicated to the environmental...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2021
Last comment by Hinrich, on Jul 31, 2021 at 8:25 am | 3 comments | 19092 Views

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'Is something around the corner?' Small businesses reopen to find new challenges

California's economy is no longer at its nadir. But small businesses are still working to get back to normal, and are struggling...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2021
Last comment by John B. Sails, on Jul 31, 2021 at 6:42 am | 3 comments | 3877 Views

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Why are key California affordable housing bills bottled up?

Affordable housing advocates are asking why bills supported by Senate leader Toni Atkins are stuck in the Assembly. One answer...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2021
Last comment by pat, on Jul 29, 2021 at 5:46 pm | 3 comments | 2731 Views

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Forever chemicals: California unveils health goals for contaminated drinking water

California has taken the first big step toward regulating "forever chemicals." Its proposed goals, which aim to make cancer...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2021
Last comment by ALB, on Jul 27, 2021 at 7:26 pm | 1 comment | 4112 Views

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Palo Alto looks to revamp review process for housing projects

Palo Alto is preparing to overhaul its process for approving new housing developments by leaning on "objective standards"...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2021
Last comment by eileen , on Jul 27, 2021 at 1:25 pm | 11 comments | 6209 Views

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Federal funds aid city's bid to replace aged fire station

Palo Alto's effort to rebuild Fire Station 4 next to Mitchell Park just received a big boost, with U.S. Sen. Alex Padilla...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2021
Last comment by Local Resident, on Jul 27, 2021 at 11:07 am | 1 comment | 6499 Views

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Five Palo Alto officers challenge city over Black Lives Matter mural

Five Palo Alto police officers have filed a complaint against the city, which they claim discriminated and retaliated against...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2021
Last comment by Robert Montez, on Jul 25, 2021 at 11:54 am | 153 comments | 20321 Views

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Seven new COVID cases reported at Stanford University in one week

Seven vaccinated students at Stanford University have tested positive for COVID-19 this week, university leaders said in...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2021
Last comment by PA Community Advocate, on Jul 23, 2021 at 8:59 pm | 5 comments | 9525 Views

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Why historic homes come with a unique set of challenges

Palo Alto's historic homes and neighborhoods can be highly desirable, but these vintage properties come with a unique set...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2021
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PAMF, Sutter Health face suit over allegedly racist workplace

An eye surgeon who was once the highest-ranking Black physician in a leadership role at Palo Alto Medical Foundation has...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2021
Last comment by Anneke, on Jul 20, 2021 at 9:20 am | 13 comments | 21224 Views

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Palo Alto sets the stage for 'smart meter' switch

After eight years of wavering, debating and planning, Palo Alto is preparing to begin its switch to "smart meters," a $20...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2021
Last comment by Moctod, on Jul 17, 2021 at 12:12 pm | 15 comments | 9578 Views

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Palo Alto looks to accessory dwelling units to address affordability crisis

Encouraged by the recent proliferation of accessory dwelling units in neighborhoods, the city is now exploring incentives...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2021
Last comment by C, on Jul 16, 2021 at 11:52 pm | 9 comments | 8946 Views

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Planned admission fees for new Junior Museum and Zoo draw opposition

With Palo Alto's newly renovated Junior Museum and Zoo set to reopen this fall, supporters of the museum are raising fresh...

Original post made on May. 6, 2021
Last comment by Local Educator , on Jul 15, 2021 at 12:21 pm | 84 comments | 11891 Views

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City Council rejects appeal, allows Verizon to install wireless equipment

Rejecting an appeal from a group of residents, the Palo Alto City Council approved last week a plan by Verizon to install...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2021
Last comment by Loren Pfister, on Jul 12, 2021 at 8:50 am | 9 comments | 5879 Views

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Long-awaited, and potentially ground-breaking, drop-in clinic for youth opens

A clinic with an ambitious approach to mental health care for youth has opened in Palo Alto, a one-stop shop where anyone...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2021
Last comment by cmarg, on Jul 10, 2021 at 1:58 pm | 6 comments | 11217 Views

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Developer proposes condominium project in Ventura

As Palo Alto continues to reconsider the future of the Ventura neighborhood, a developer has come forward with a plan to...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 9, 2021 at 11:14 am | 7 comments | 7701 Views

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City nixes plan for medical offices at Town & Country Village

After flirting with the idea of allowing medical businesses at the Town & Country Village shopping center, the Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 1, 2021 at 12:31 pm | 23 comments | 8872 Views
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