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As City Council prepares for decision, Castilleja plan continues to polarize

​​As the City Council prepares to rule on Castilleja School's contentious proposal to rebuild its campus and increase...

Original post made on May. 17, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 6, 2022 at 4:39 pm | 59 comments | 6834 Views

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New design rules for Palo Alto housing projects govern everything from window sizes to architecture styles

On Wednesday, Palo Alto adopted a slew of new design rules that housing developers would need to meet to win approval. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2022
Last comment by Eric Filseth, on Jun 5, 2022 at 3:37 pm | 4 comments | 5241 Views

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Sheriff's plan to shutter Palo Alto Courthouse gets pushback

Citing staffing shortages, Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith plans to shut down the Palo Alto and Morgan Hill courthouses...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2022
Last comment by JR, on Jun 4, 2022 at 9:12 pm | 10 comments | 3806 Views

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California's fire season 'well underway,' state and federal officials warn

State firefighters have responded to nearly 2,300 wildfires so far in 2022, burning nearly 11,000 acres, state and federal...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Jun 2, 2022 at 8:57 am | 1 comment | 2427 Views

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Plan for condominium development near Greer Park wins support

A proposal to build a condominium community next to Greer Park appears to be on the fast track toward approval thanks to...

Original post made on May. 26, 2022
Last comment by William Hitchens, on May 31, 2022 at 5:47 pm | 7 comments | 4754 Views

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Palo Alto shifts to domestic markets for recycled goods

Palo Alto takes pride in its record on recycling, but the city's recent efforts to track materials that get shipped out to...

Original post made on May. 25, 2022
Last comment by Citizen, on May 28, 2022 at 11:10 am | 9 comments | 6175 Views

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Senate approves Becker's bill to limit police radio encryption

A bill from State Sen. Josh Becker that would require California law enforcement agencies to find alternatives to radio encryption...

Original post made on May. 27, 2022
Last comment by Local Resident, on May 27, 2022 at 11:19 am | 1 comment | 2833 Views

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Living in a pod? New concept in affordable shared housing emerges in Palo Alto

Its name has the cache of a trendy Brooklyn home, but Brownstone Shared Housing has brought a new housing concept that is...

Original post made on May. 3, 2022
Last comment by MyFeelz, on May 25, 2022 at 8:41 pm | 55 comments | 49493 Views

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Graduate debt-free? University of California leaders think it's possible

The University of California is vowing to offer its California undergraduates a debt-free college experience by 2030 as part...

Original post made on May. 24, 2022
Last comment by Von Halstead, on May 25, 2022 at 10:27 am | 2 comments | 2758 Views

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Caltrain returns to its regular schedule this week, after construction reduced its service

Caltrain returned to its regular schedule this week with 104 trains each day following the completion of mid-county signal...

Original post made on May. 23, 2022
Last comment by William Hitchens, on May 23, 2022 at 6:36 pm | 1 comment | 1826 Views

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The Great Culling: Which California bills did legislators kill?

On suspense file day, legislators killed about 220 California bills on issues including education, health care, housing and...

Original post made on May. 22, 2022
Last comment by Erica Decker, on May 23, 2022 at 9:52 am | 2 comments | 2733 Views

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Palo Alto looks to restore positions in police and fire departments

After two years of attrition, the Palo Alto City Council is preparing to boost spending in the city's police and fire departments...

Original post made on May. 19, 2022
Last comment by mjh, on May 20, 2022 at 11:58 am | 2 comments | 2566 Views

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Alison Cormack will not seek second term on Palo Alto City Council

Alison Cormack, who was elected to the City Council in 2018 and who has been a vocal advocate for building more housing and...

Original post made on May. 13, 2022
Last comment by Local news junkie, on May 20, 2022 at 7:23 am | 24 comments | 6711 Views

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Opinion: A Palo Alto business tax and the space-time continuum

Here in Palo Alto we can do our part by adopting a fair, appropriate tax on those companies that can most afford it. Silicon...

Original post made on May. 13, 2022
Last comment by Joe in Green Acres, on May 18, 2022 at 11:26 am | 17 comments | 4337 Views

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Audit scrutinizes Palo Alto's frustrating permit process

A new audit has found Palo Alto's permit process for solar panels and other home upgrades is hobbled by long lead times for...

Original post made on May. 6, 2022
Last comment by Anonymous, on May 16, 2022 at 1:00 pm | 20 comments | 5409 Views

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Palo Alto looks to upgrade historic building, complete critical bike project as revenues recover

Palo Alto is looking to advance an ambitious infrastructure plan that would rehabilitate the Roth Building, fix roofs at...

Original post made on May. 12, 2022
Last comment by Chris, on May 13, 2022 at 9:28 am | 9 comments | 6290 Views

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With 'The Hub,' Stanford Research Park banks on return of workforce

The newest development at Stanford Research Park is unlike all the others. Known as The Hub, it is a community center, a...

Original post made on May. 13, 2022
There are no comments yet. 4871 Views

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Palo Alto will not advance hate-speech law

Despite widespread concern about a recent spate of racist incidents, the Palo Alto City Council on Monday dropped a controversial...

Original post made on May. 10, 2022
Last comment by Paly02, on May 12, 2022 at 7:42 pm | 4 comments | 3568 Views

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Proposed hate speech law prompts debate in Palo Alto

Seeking to demonstrate their commitment to oppose racism, Palo Alto leaders are preparing to debate on Monday a legally dubious...

Original post made on May. 5, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on May 12, 2022 at 6:25 am | 21 comments | 4789 Views

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Opinion: 'Streamlining' the city's residential parking program, really?

Despite the fact that we have more employees per population than almost any other city in California, Palo Alto contracted...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2022
Last comment by Judith Kenney, on May 11, 2022 at 10:19 am | 16 comments | 4572 Views
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