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Guest Opinion: Palo Alto is ready for more housing

You're 80 years old. You've lived in your apartment for decades. Your landlord keeps the rent low. You're walking distance...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2022
Last comment by Butch Logan, -1 hours ago | 87 comments | 8404 Views

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Kiely Nosé tapped to stay on as assistant city manager

Kiely Nosé, a City Hall veteran who has been filling in as City Manager Ed Shikada's top lieutenant since March 2021, is...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2022
Last comment by NeilsonBuchanan, 3 hours ago | 3 comments | 1201 Views

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Hopes dim for restoring former Fry's building

Poor conditions and new building codes have challenged the city's efforts to preserve the old cannery on Portage Avenue that...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2022
Last comment by Jane, 5 hours ago | 20 comments | 2585 Views

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Soccer star's parents sue Stanford University after her death

The parents of a Stanford women's soccer star who died by suicide after learning she faced disciplinary action filed a lawsuit...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2022
Last comment by resident3, on Dec 1, 2022 at 5:10 pm | 14 comments | 5996 Views

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As e-biking accelerates, Palo Alto eyes new restrictions in nature preserves

With e-bikes growing in popularity, Palo Alto officials are racing to keep up with the changing legal landscape and impose...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2022
Last comment by staying home, on Dec 1, 2022 at 10:30 am | 17 comments | 4442 Views

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Form Fitness told to leave after failing to pay rent

After more than two decades in downtown Palo Alto, Form Fitness now appears to be entering its final stretch. Read the full...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2022
Last comment by jaclyn schrier, on Nov 28, 2022 at 1:37 pm | 15 comments | 8823 Views

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Water board race: Eisenberg gains local donor support; Kremen attracts unions

Valley Water District Board incumbent Gary Kremen and challenger Rebecca Eisenberg have attracted divergent streams of donor...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 26, 2022 at 10:00 am | 35 comments | 6413 Views

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Electrification project to temporarily close Caltrain pedestrian crossings, part of Oregon Expressway

Caltrain has announced planned rail crossings and street closures in Palo Alto that will take place starting this Monday,...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2022
Last comment by Frank, on Nov 22, 2022 at 10:58 am | 6 comments | 5143 Views

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Residents petition for dog park in Barron Park

More than 300 dog owners in Palo Alto's Barron Park plan to submit a petition to the city to open a dog park in their neighborhood. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2022
Last comment by Consider Your Options. , on Nov 20, 2022 at 1:13 pm | 7 comments | 3782 Views

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Battling bias in law enforcement: What data reveals about the Palo Alto police

An analysis of the 962 stops of individuals by Palo Alto police officers during the first three months of this year indicates...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2022
Last comment by super chicana, on Nov 19, 2022 at 2:14 pm | 28 comments | 10097 Views

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Incumbent Gary Kremen concedes defeat in Valley Water race

As Santa Clara County's vote counts for the Nov. 8 midterm election continue to trickle in, one contest finally has a winner:...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 18, 2022 at 8:35 pm | 3 comments | 3593 Views

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Palo Alto releases plan to add more than 6,000 dwellings

​​Palo Alto released on Monday its plan for adding more than 6,000 dwellings by 2031, a strategy that banks on backyard...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 17, 2022 at 11:10 am | 60 comments | 8037 Views

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Palo Alto's on-demand shuttle system set for spring debut

Fueled by a regional grant, Palo Alto's new on-demand shuttle system is set to hit the streets this spring. Read the full...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Nov 15, 2022 at 5:39 pm | 2 comments | 3466 Views

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Dispatcher error triggered Tuesday power outage in Palo Alto

When Palo Alto shut off power to about 1,700 customers during Tuesday's heatwave, it was following a order that officials...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2022
Last comment by Annette, on Nov 13, 2022 at 10:12 pm | 10 comments | 5938 Views

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Segal and Dharap lead in race for two Palo Alto school board seats

First-time candidate Shana Segal and incumbent Shounak Dharap led in the race for two seats on the Palo Alto school board...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2022
Last comment by Anony Mouse, on Nov 13, 2022 at 5:11 pm | 11 comments | 9352 Views

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City Council splits over dinosaur sculptures at Junior Museum and Zoo

It's an expenditure that could raise eyebrows in the best of times -- seven dinosaur sculptures and giant fossils that would...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2022
Last comment by eileen , on Nov 13, 2022 at 4:45 pm | 18 comments | 4014 Views

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Voters approve business tax, back use of gas funds to pay for city services

Palo Alto voters offered the City Council a financial lifeline Tuesday when they overwhelmingly approved a business tax and...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Nov 10, 2022 at 9:48 am | 10 comments | 3173 Views

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State to withhold $1B in funding to spur more aggressive efforts to reduce homelessness

California will withhold $1 billion in funding until the state's local governments develop new plans to reduce homelessness,...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2022
Last comment by Clarice Lowell, on Nov 8, 2022 at 4:19 pm | 6 comments | 2160 Views

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Endorsements reveal political split among Palo Alto City Council candidates

With Election Day approaching, candidates for City Council are offering different approaches on housing, with some embracing...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2022
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Nov 8, 2022 at 10:22 am | 39 comments | 9136 Views

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With new building code, Palo Alto doubles down on electrification

Seeking to wean local residents and businesses off natural gas, Palo Alto adopted on Monday night an ambitious new building...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2022
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Nov 7, 2022 at 5:47 pm | 47 comments | 8670 Views
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