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Pagemill Pastures accused of stealing water from fire hydrant

A Palo Alto equestrian center has received a demand from the city of Palo Alto to stop siphoning water from a city fire hydrant,...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2022
Last comment by Hulkamania, on Jul 11, 2022 at 2:56 pm | 10 comments | 7607 Views

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Wanted: Short-term home with loving foster family for puppies seeking adoption

Menlo Park resident Molly McComas began fostering dogs with her mother when she was 15, after adopting from Pound Puppy Rescue....

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2022
Last comment by JB, on Jul 11, 2022 at 10:55 am | 1 comment | 3063 Views

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​​Housing plan stretches Palo Alto's height limit

For decades, developers looking to build in Palo Alto faced a formidable restriction: a 50-foot height ceiling that limited...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2022
Last comment by Annette, on Jul 10, 2022 at 10:59 am | 8 comments | 6242 Views

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Audit finds flaws in Palo Alto's management of nonprofits

Palo Alto is preparing to tighten its policies around contracts with nonprofits after an audit found that the city's existing...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Jul 8, 2022 at 12:23 pm | 14 comments | 7101 Views

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Police investigate racist graffiti at Pardee Park as a hate crime

Police are investigating racist graffiti left on a play structure at Eleanor Pardee Park as a hate crime. Investigators do...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2022
Last comment by Mike-Crescent Park, on Jul 5, 2022 at 3:25 pm | 1 comment | 3379 Views

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Opinion: Palo Alto's water use is not what it should be

Palo Alto has a strong sustainability focus. So, it was a surprise to learn that Palo Alto is ranked 22 out of 26 local water...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2022
Last comment by Dee, on Jun 29, 2022 at 12:22 pm | 25 comments | 7555 Views

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More candidates explore run for Palo Alto City Council

The pool of candidates seeking to fill seats on the Palo Alto City Council may soon expand, with three residents recently...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2022
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Jun 26, 2022 at 10:01 pm | 1 comment | 5292 Views

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Palo Alto council backs design revisions to proposed LifeMoves shelter

Despite uncertainty over funding, Palo Alto is continuing to refine its plan to build a transitional-housing complex that...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2022
Last comment by Laura Taylor, on Jun 25, 2022 at 6:45 pm | 2 comments | 4224 Views

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Sweeping deal aims to transform former Fry's Electronics site

Palo Alto and The Sobrato Organization have reached a deal that would pave the way for new townhomes, a park, affordable...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2022
Last comment by JonnyK, on Jun 24, 2022 at 10:42 am | 6 comments | 9070 Views

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Update: Stanford cancels classes through Friday due to power outage

A power failure caused by damage to transmission equipment from the Edgewood Fire in San Mateo County has caused Stanford...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2022
Last comment by wmconlon, on Jun 24, 2022 at 2:21 am | 1 comment | 6623 Views

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Palo Alto passes 'restoration' budget as revenues recover

With revenues bouncing back after a pandemic slump, the Palo Alto City Council approved on Monday a budget that restores...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2022
Last comment by Annette, on Jun 23, 2022 at 12:27 pm | 5 comments | 3503 Views

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Bill to remove police radio encryption faces pushback

Sen. Josh Becker's bill that would restore media access to police radio communications got past the Assembly Public Safety...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2022
Last comment by Local Resident, on Jun 23, 2022 at 11:04 am | 1 comment | 3738 Views

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Drought, maintenance costs raise Palo Alto's utility rates

Palo Alto residents will see their utility rates go up this summer due to a combination of rising water prices, dry hydroelectric...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2022
Last comment by Annette, on Jun 22, 2022 at 8:32 am | 11 comments | 5686 Views

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With help from new housing laws, SummerHill wins approval for townhome project

Despite getting panned during Palo Alto's architectural review process, SummerHill Homes got the green light for a 48-townhome...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 21, 2022 at 1:54 pm | 3 comments | 4489 Views

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City faces legal challenge from Sobrato over former Fry's site

As Palo Alto's plans for the north Ventura area remain murky, the City Council will meet behind closed doors on Monday to...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jun 20, 2022 at 9:30 pm | 13 comments | 7532 Views

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Economic anxieties complicate Palo Alto's march toward business tax

As Palo Alto prepares to place a business tax to the November ballot, city leaders are bracing for an onslaught of opposition...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2022
Last comment by ArtL, on Jun 18, 2022 at 8:54 am | 15 comments | 6105 Views

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Castilleja wins approval for campus reconstruction

Castilleja School will be able to reconstruct its Bryant Street campus and increase enrollment after the Palo Alto City Council...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2022
Last comment by Annette, on Jun 16, 2022 at 11:53 am | 48 comments | 13788 Views

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Ed Lauing makes fresh bid for City Council seat

Ed Lauing, a City Hall veteran who currently chairs Palo Alto's Planning and Transportation Commission, said Tuesday that...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2022
Last comment by Ferdinand , on Jun 15, 2022 at 10:24 pm | 8 comments | 4415 Views

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New Palo Alto law would triple number of 'protected' trees

Palo Alto is preparing to pass a law next week that would roughly triple the number of trees classified as "protected" and...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2022
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Jun 13, 2022 at 2:27 pm | 19 comments | 8114 Views

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Palo Alto passes law to protect more trees

Seeking to preserve the city's urban forest, the City Council roughly tripled the number of trees classified as "protected"...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2022
Last comment by Chris, on Jun 13, 2022 at 8:25 am | 5 comments | 6013 Views
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