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'Builder's remedy' project could bring 350 apartments to Fabian Way site

With Palo Alto struggling to get state approval for its plan to add housing, a developer is preparing to build a complex...

Original post made on May. 11, 2023
Last comment by Consider Your Options. , on May 16, 2023 at 6:11 pm | 15 comments | 4761 Views

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Opinion: Safer streets, rail crossings, bike paths are key to a better community

It's a tough reality to admit, but right now, a lot of Palo Alto's roads, railroad crossings and the bicycle routes our kids...

Original post made on May. 12, 2023
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on May 15, 2023 at 10:29 am | 7 comments | 2948 Views

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More churches step up to provide 'safe parking' for the unhoused

When Palo Alto rolled out in 2020 a new program that allowed local congregations to host vehicle dwellers on their lots,...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2023
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on May 15, 2023 at 10:18 am | 36 comments | 5765 Views

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Audit urges Palo Alto City Hall to tighten up policies for its remote workers

When Palo Alto adopted policies to allow city employees to work from home, its main goal was public-health safety rather...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2023
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on May 13, 2023 at 1:45 am | 1 comment | 3403 Views

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Palo Alto eyes more traffic enforcement, expanded library hours as budget outlook brightens

After seeing city revenues and services oscillate wildly during the pandemic, Palo Alto is hoping for stability as it prepares...

Original post made on May. 12, 2023
Last comment by Online Name, on May 12, 2023 at 11:05 am | 1 comment | 3390 Views

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Palo Alto needs your opinion on sustainability initiatives and communications!

Hi there, I'm a third-year student at Stanford working with the City of Palo Alto's Office of Sustainability to gather information...

Original post made by Member on May. 11, 2023
Last comment by Mondoman, on May 11, 2023 at 12:45 pm | 2 comments | 391 Views

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Ballot measure could overturn Palo Alto's new business tax

Palo Alto is gearing up for a battle against a 2024 state ballot initiative that would make it harder for the state and cities...

Original post made on May. 10, 2023
Last comment by Bystander, on May 11, 2023 at 6:49 am | 6 comments | 3868 Views

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Palo Alto utilities customers could see $17 a month increase

Utility bills in Palo Alto are expected to increase this summer, though city leaders are expecting to avert the type of sharp...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2023
Last comment by Crescent Park Rez, on May 10, 2023 at 7:06 am | 15 comments | 4607 Views

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At long last, Palo Alto home under construction for 16 years is nearly finished

After 16 years of construction, the long-awaited completion of a single-family home in Palo Alto's Southgate neighborhood...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2023
Last comment by Seer, on May 8, 2023 at 6:05 pm | 21 comments | 24362 Views

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The future uncertain, La Comida scrambles to find new space downtown

A popular takeout meal program for low-income seniors is in jeopardy, facing a July 1 deadline to find a space for sit-down...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2023
Last comment by PaloAltoVoter, on May 8, 2023 at 10:01 am | 17 comments | 5481 Views

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Though sympathetic to homeowners, City Council unable to OK request to divide College Terrace residential lot

A request to subdivide a single-family residential lot into two separate substandard lots in Palo Alto's College Terrace...

Original post made on May. 2, 2023
Last comment by Kathryn, on May 8, 2023 at 9:00 am | 8 comments | 4910 Views

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Pandemic recovery continues as city contends with inflation, economic uncertainty in budget

The coming year represents a "pivot point" for Palo Alto's finances, according to the proposed budget, with city staff recommending...

Original post made on May. 3, 2023
Last comment by Brian Hamachek, on May 3, 2023 at 2:36 am | 1 comment | 2847 Views

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New housing proposal looks to aid Palo Alto teachers

Palo Alto's newest housing proposal has a very specific aim: to help teachers in the local school district afford a place...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2023
Last comment by Barron Park Denizen, on Apr 28, 2023 at 7:43 pm | 27 comments | 8206 Views

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New deal for animal services gains momentum

Seeking to mend their relationship after two years of acrimony, Palo Alto and Pets In Need took a step toward a new deal...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2023
Last comment by Optimist Pessimist Realist , on Apr 24, 2023 at 6:17 pm | 7 comments | 3242 Views

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Palo Alto adopts new utility plans as officials seek rate stability

Still stung by a sharp winter spike in utility bills, Palo Alto officials on Monday adopted new strategies that they hope...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2023
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Apr 24, 2023 at 10:13 am | 11 comments | 4777 Views

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Palo Alto to appeal $900K court ruling on parking fees

Palo Alto plans to challenge an appeals court ruling that ordered the city to refund more than $900,000 to a downtown developer...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2023
Last comment by Mondoman, on Apr 23, 2023 at 4:26 am | 4 comments | 2336 Views

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Person brings grenades, ammunition to police HQ

Palo Alto police blocked off their headquarters after Vietnam War-era grenades and ammunition were brought in for evaluation...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2023
Last comment by Optimist Pessimist Realist , on Apr 19, 2023 at 2:26 pm | 4 comments | 2956 Views

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Judge denies Elizabeth Holmes' request to remain free while appeal is resolved

Time is running out for Elizabeth Holmes, the convicted founder and CEO of Theranos, the now-defunct blood-testing company....

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2023
Last comment by Online Name, on Apr 18, 2023 at 11:07 am | 5 comments | 2610 Views

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After wild weather season, residents raise alarms about falling trees

Leah Russin was sitting on her living room sofa, her 3-year-old daughter on her lap, on March 21 when a towering Douglas...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2023
Last comment by Monroe, on Apr 17, 2023 at 11:26 am | 14 comments | 6197 Views

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First 'builder's remedy' development proposed in Palo Alto

Two years after he received a mixed reaction for a proposed condo project, developer Roger Fields has filed a new application...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2023
Last comment by Amie, on Apr 16, 2023 at 9:30 am | 4 comments | 6011 Views
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