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Condo development eyed for Country Inn Motel site in south Palo Alto

A new housing development with 55 condominiums, six townhomes and six accessory dwelling units could go up on the southern...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2022
Last comment by Marcella Marquez, on Jul 29, 2022 at 8:16 am | 38 comments | 9276 Views

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Monkeypox is spreading in the Bay Area. Stanford wastewater data shows the region's hot spots.

Evidence of the monkeypox virus has shown up in Bay Area wastewater since mid-June, indicating the presence of infection,...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2022
Last comment by toransu, on Jul 26, 2022 at 11:55 pm | 4 comments | 84583 Views

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Palo Alto plans more changes to rules on accessory dwelling units

​​As ADUs proliferate throughout Palo Alto, the city is preparing to once again change the rules around the structures...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2022
Last comment by James, on Jul 26, 2022 at 8:54 am | 16 comments | 11304 Views

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Proposed Sobrato deal boosts effort to naturalize Matadero Creek

A proposed development agreement between Palo Alto and The Sobrato Organization could pave the way for an idea that until...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2022
Last comment by Chris, on Jul 24, 2022 at 3:24 am | 6 comments | 6323 Views

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Vicki Veenker launches campaign for City Council

Vicki Veenker, an attorney and mediator who launched the Sister Siblings USA program to create partnerships between cities...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2022
Last comment by SteveDabrowski, on Jul 23, 2022 at 4:39 pm | 6 comments | 5059 Views

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Lisa Forssell makes it official. She is running for Palo Alto City Council

Lisa Forssell, who has spent the past six years on the city's Utilities Advisory Commission, announced Monday that she is...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2022
Last comment by Jeff Hoel, on Jul 19, 2022 at 3:30 pm | 6 comments | 7266 Views

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Mobile mental health crisis services are coming to north Santa Clara County

The county has teamed up with two mental health providers to bring the Trusted Response Urgent Support Team program to Palo...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2022
Last comment by Marie, on Jul 19, 2022 at 11:04 am | 1 comment | 4114 Views

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First Congregational Church moves ahead with safe-parking program for homeless residents

First Congregational Church is poised to welcome unhoused individuals to its parking lot after securing Palo Alto's tentative...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2022
Last comment by staying home, on Jul 18, 2022 at 1:19 pm | 51 comments | 9177 Views

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Revisions to tax proposal fail to sway business leaders

Palo Alto's elected leaders have yet to finalize the details of the city's proposed business tax, but the campaigns for and...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2022
Last comment by Paige, on Jul 18, 2022 at 11:20 am | 19 comments | 5925 Views

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New number for suicide-prevention lifeline will go into effect nationwide on Saturday

A new phone and text number for those dealing with suicidal thoughts will launch on Saturday. The three-digit code, 988,...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2022
Last comment by Julie Lythcott-Haims, on Jul 15, 2022 at 10:58 am | 1 comment | 4064 Views

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Efforts to curb airplane noise leave Palo Alto leaders fuming

As the San Francisco International Airport explores new flights procedures for reducing airplane noise over Bay Area communities,...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2022
Last comment by resident3, on Jul 13, 2022 at 8:53 am | 45 comments | 12292 Views

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Silicon Valley Bank plans to open Cal. Ave. branch

The building on California Avenue that until recently served as a branch of Bank of the West is slated to receive a major...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2022
Last comment by Theo Lane, on Jul 12, 2022 at 5:55 pm | 8 comments | 5537 Views

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Stanford medical researcher seeks City Council seat

Hope Lancero, a medical researcher at Stanford University School of Medicine, has joined the race for a seat on the Palo...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2022
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jul 11, 2022 at 3:53 pm | 9 comments | 4245 Views

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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 | 7960 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 | 3259 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 | 6553 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 | 7355 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 | 3546 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 | 7871 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 | 5542 Views
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