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Town Hall series aims to promote dialogue between neighborhoods and City Hall

Eager to strengthen the relationship between City Hall and Palo Alto residents, the City Council agreed on Monday to launch...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2022
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Apr 11, 2022 at 11:59 am | 13 comments | 4720 Views


Palo Alto's human resources director to retire in May

Palo Alto Human Resources Director Rumi Portillo plans to retire in May, City Manager Ed Shikada said in a report Thursday....

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Apr 11, 2022 at 11:41 am | 2 comments | 3813 Views


Despite business objections, Palo Alto advances new tax

Emboldened by promising survey results, City Council members on Monday pushed to place on the ballot a business tax and measure...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2022
Last comment by Annette, on Apr 8, 2022 at 8:43 am | 21 comments | 9452 Views


Small plane makes hard landing, sustains moderate damage at Palo Alto Airport

A small plane sustained moderate damage after making a hard landing at the Palo Alto Airport on Wednesday afternoon, resulting...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2022
Last comment by Moctod, on Apr 8, 2022 at 8:27 am | 3 comments | 5434 Views


Palo Alto police push back against attempts to reverse radio encryption

Palo Alto police are pushing back against attempts by some members of the City Council to reverse its policy of encrypting...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Apr 6, 2022 at 1:19 pm | 20 comments | 9087 Views


Foothill College's president wants job back after being placed on administrative leave

Five months after being placed on paid administrative leave amid a rift with faculty members, Foothill College President...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2022
Last comment by KEN HOROWITZ, on Apr 5, 2022 at 10:41 pm | 8 comments | 7409 Views


Alleged stalker of Apple CEO agrees to restraining order, gives up firearms

A woman who allegedly stalked Apple CEO Tim Cook, at one point taking a cross-country drive to find him in his Palo Alto...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2022
Last comment by Please Don't, on Apr 4, 2022 at 11:12 am | 3 comments | 5583 Views


Pets In Need extends its stay in Palo Alto for six months

In a gesture of reconciliation after last year's dramatic rupture, Pets In Need has told Palo Alto that it will delay the...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2022
There are no comments yet. 4954 Views


Could future housing be built in Stanford Research Park?

Palo Alto's plan for adding over 6,000 residences in the next eight years came into focus on Monday, when the City Council...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2022
Last comment by SteveDabrowski, on Mar 29, 2022 at 1:22 pm | 30 comments | 11109 Views


Citing SB 9 concerns, Palo Alto moves to expand historic registry

​​Citing a desire to protect local landmarks from demolition and redevelopment, the Palo Alto City Council agreed Monday...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2022
Last comment by Jane, on Mar 28, 2022 at 10:36 am | 21 comments | 8517 Views


Gov. Newsom makes his offer on gas tax rebate

Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed $11 billion in a California tax rebate to offset high gas prices, including $400 debit cards...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2022
Last comment by David, PA Hills, on Mar 25, 2022 at 3:59 pm | 5 comments | 2208 Views


Palo Alto defies grand jury recommendations for more 'area plans' to boost affordable housing

Palo Alto is taking a defiant stance toward a recommendation from the Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury that it pursue...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Mar 25, 2022 at 1:53 pm | 42 comments | 7814 Views


Architecture board boosts Castilleja School's redevelopment plan

Castilleja School eked out a victory Thursday for its contentious proposal to redevelop its Bryant Street campus when Palo...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2022
Last comment by rita vrhel, on Mar 24, 2022 at 5:15 pm | 11 comments | 5906 Views


Palo Alto looks to expand historic registry to prevent redevelopment

Palo Alto is preparing to expand its list of historic properties to shield them from redevelopment under Senate Bill 9, a...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2022
Last comment by Evergreen Park Observer, on Mar 23, 2022 at 11:00 am | 21 comments | 8090 Views


Residents demand more transparency, accountability in next police chief

Palo Alto's next police chief needs to show a firm commitment to transparency and accountability as well as greater respect...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2022
Last comment by Barron Parker Too, on Mar 20, 2022 at 10:54 pm | 9 comments | 6369 Views


As traffic returns to Bay Area highways, congestion is still less than before the pandemic

So far, highway data shows commuter traffic into Silicon Valley has not bounced all the way back, but how long will it last? Read...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Mar 18, 2022 at 7:54 am | 8 comments | 7219 Views


Palo Alto seeks answers about new police policies after canine attack

Seeking to learn more about recent changes to police policies, the City Council directed the Police Department to issue a...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2022
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Mar 17, 2022 at 8:45 pm | 4 comments | 4497 Views


Aged electric grid threatens Palo Alto's climate change goals

With Palo Alto encouraging a widespread push toward "electrification" to meet the city's goals on climate change, utility...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2022
Last comment by William Hitchens, on Mar 13, 2022 at 5:46 pm | 18 comments | 9160 Views


Council to consider audit of Police Department's hiring practices

With Palo Alto looking to add police officers and replace its police chief, the city's independent police auditor is preparing...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2022
Last comment by Jon Harris, on Mar 12, 2022 at 9:35 am | 7 comments | 4689 Views


Judge set to toss lawsuit from police officers over Black Lives Matter mural

A Santa Clara County Superior Court judge is preparing to toss a lawsuit from six Palo Alto police officers over a Black...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2022
Last comment by vmshadle, on Mar 11, 2022 at 10:48 am | 19 comments | 7655 Views
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