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PALO ALTO ISSUES

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 | 9474 Views

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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 | 4901 Views

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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 | 8107 Views

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County sanctions Palo Alto smoke shop for violating vaping ban

Raw Smoke Shop is set to have its permit to sell tobacco suspended for 90 days after Santa Clara County found that the shop...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2022
Last comment by Aletheia, on Mar 8, 2022 at 5:42 pm | 5 comments | 8524 Views

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Two years of COVID: Poll seeks to gauge readers' experiences

As we near the two-year mark since the pandemic was declared, we're conducting a survey to learn more about the community's...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Mar 5, 2022 at 8:30 am | 1 comment | 3902 Views

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California Avenue to remain car-free

‚Äč‚ÄčCalifornia Avenue will likely remain closed to cars for the foreseeable future. It's also heading for another transformation,...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2022
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Mar 4, 2022 at 3:41 pm | 28 comments | 11694 Views

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Palo Alto delays new contract for rail redesign

The city has yet to begin reconstruction work on its four rail crossings, but it has already spent close to $3 million on...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2022
Last comment by Leslie York, on Mar 1, 2022 at 11:22 pm | 4 comments | 5173 Views

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State orders Palo Alto to revise its rules on accessory dwelling units

Palo Alto will have to revise its new laws pertaining to accessory dwelling units after the California Department of Housing...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2022
Last comment by RPopp, on Feb 28, 2022 at 1:50 pm | 18 comments | 14578 Views

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Avalon Yoga International closes after nearly 40 years on Cal. Ave.

A nearly 40-year-old yoga studio on California Avenue has closed due to the rising cost of a new lease, leaving yet another...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2022
Last comment by marc665, on Feb 27, 2022 at 7:22 pm | 15 comments | 9549 Views

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New law seeks to aid Palo Alto tenants facing eviction

Palo Alto tenants who face eviction could be eligible for relocation assistance from their landlords thanks to a law that...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2022
Last comment by Jim King, on Feb 27, 2022 at 9:08 am | 13 comments | 5051 Views

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Palo Alto considers relaxed rules for Foothills Nature Preserve entry

After an initial spike, the number of visitors to Foothills Nature Preserve has tapered off in recent months, prompting city...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2021
Last comment by Reid, on Feb 26, 2022 at 12:30 pm | 16 comments | 14897 Views

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Crews extinguish fire inside wall of El Camino Real business

A building fire on El Camino Real in Palo Alto late Thursday night took firefighters several hours to fully extinguish because...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2022
Last comment by felix, on Feb 25, 2022 at 10:57 am | 1 comment | 4653 Views

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Castilleja School's new plan to rebuild campus gets mixed response

Despite numerous revisions to its proposal to rebuild its campus, Castilleja continues to polarize the community, with some...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2021
Last comment by Bill Bucy, on Feb 24, 2022 at 5:57 am | 26 comments | 6946 Views

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Power restored to more than 4,500 customers impacted by outage

More than 4,500 customers in Palo Alto lost power for about an hour on Friday afternoon in an outage that began shortly after...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2022
Last comment by Terry Morse, on Feb 22, 2022 at 9:38 am | 6 comments | 3156 Views

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Despite signs of promise, Palo Alto's newest housing tool fails to deliver

When Palo Alto created the "planned home" zoning designation in 2020, city leaders hoped it would spark a wave of new housing,...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Feb 18, 2022 at 6:21 pm | 7 comments | 5763 Views

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Former Historic Resources Board chair faces city scrutiny over home remodel

Palo Alto architect Martin Bernstein found himself in an unusual position last month when the city informed him that he was...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2022
Last comment by Carol, on Feb 18, 2022 at 8:46 am | 5 comments | 3298 Views

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As Cubberley progress stalls, city ponders land swap with school district

After watching its plan to rebuild Cubberley Community Center in a partnership with the school district go off the rails,...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Feb 17, 2022 at 8:15 pm | 23 comments | 8318 Views

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Palo Alto, Pets In Need vow to pursue new agreement

Seeking to preserve their relationship after a rancorous split, Palo Alto and its animal services provider, Pets In Need,...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2022
Last comment by K-Mart, on Feb 16, 2022 at 11:47 am | 3 comments | 4544 Views

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Affordable housing, economic recovery top Palo Alto's priority list in 2022

Economic recovery will remain a top priority in Palo Alto in 2022, city leaders agreed on Saturday, though they had different...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Feb 12, 2022 at 8:51 am | 19 comments | 6966 Views

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City Council rejects proposal to sell Palo Alto's water rights

A proposal by two City Council members to sell some of Palo Alto's unused water rights to another city fell flat on Monday,...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Feb 10, 2022 at 9:04 am | 29 comments | 7831 Views
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