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Palo Alto voters: Here's how to cast your primary election ballot by mail, in person

Under Santa Clara County's Voter's Choice Act, all registered voters will be sent mail-in ballots for the June 7 primary...

Original post made on May. 6, 2022
Last comment by Citizen, on May 10, 2022 at 11:59 pm | 2 comments | 3475 Views

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Stanford investigating noose found in tree as hate crime

A noose was found hanging outside a dorm at Stanford University on Sunday and campus police are investigating it as a hate...

Original post made on May. 10, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1793 Views

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Palo Alto prepares to revamp parklet program

When parklets sprung up two years ago, city leaders viewed them as a necessary tool to help both restaurants and diners during...

Original post made on May. 4, 2022
Last comment by Palo Alto Res, on May 8, 2022 at 1:22 pm | 7 comments | 5970 Views

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Palo Alto looks to boost public safety departments after years of cuts

With the local economy picking up steam, the Palo Alto City Council kicked off on Monday its review of a budget that beefs...

Original post made on May. 3, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on May 3, 2022 at 11:13 am | 3 comments | 4539 Views

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As Palo Alto debates rail crossings, other cities line up for federal funds

When the Metropolitan Transportation Commission board of directors met last month to approve a list of rail projects to endorse...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2022
Last comment by Bill Bucy, on May 3, 2022 at 9:12 am | 12 comments | 6438 Views

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Palo Alto's downtown plan would focus on housing

Fueled by federal funds, the city is preparing to undertake a three-year planning process aimed at answering a critical question:...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on May 3, 2022 at 8:40 am | 8 comments | 5490 Views

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Stanford nurses overwhelmingly ratify agreement with hospitals

Nurses at Stanford and Lucile Packard Children's hospitals have overwhelmingly voted to end a weeklong strike, their union,...

Original post made on May. 2, 2022
Last comment by Beth, on May 2, 2022 at 10:01 pm | 1 comment | 3725 Views

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After pandemic slump, Palo Alto budget set to grow by nearly a third

Palo Alto's operating budget would swell by nearly a third over the next year thanks in large part to new utility projects,...

Original post made on May. 2, 2022
Last comment by William Hitchens, on May 2, 2022 at 5:27 pm | 5 comments | 2909 Views

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City banks on business tax for housing, transportation projects

If Palo Alto voters approve a new business tax in November, the City Council agreed that affordable housing and transportation...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2022
Last comment by JH, on May 2, 2022 at 10:42 am | 12 comments | 4985 Views

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Planning commission deals setback to Castilleja's growth plan

Castilleja School suffered a blow to its ambitious plans for increasing enrollment Wednesday when a divided Planning and...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2022
Last comment by community member, on May 1, 2022 at 5:13 pm | 39 comments | 6539 Views

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

In 2019, Palo Alto decided to streamline its Residential Preferential Parking program as part of a citywide overhaul of its...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Apr 29, 2022 at 9:01 am | 4 comments | 660 Views

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Nurses at Stanford, Packard hospitals start strike this morning

Nurses at Stanford and Lucile Packard Children's hospitals went on strike this morning after more than three months of unsuccessful...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Apr 27, 2022 at 11:03 am | 23 comments | 19331 Views

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Palo Alto opts to keep police radios encrypted

Facing resistance from the Palo Alto Police Department, the Palo Alto City Council reluctantly agreed on Monday to keep police...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2022
Last comment by Avery Stone, on Apr 26, 2022 at 10:36 am | 27 comments | 8387 Views

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Palo Alto council splits over downtown housing plan

Despite general consensus that downtown Palo Alto is the perfect place to add residential development, the City Council clashed...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Apr 25, 2022 at 6:19 pm | 4 comments | 7168 Views

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Residents square off over Castilleja's redevelopment plan

With Castilleja School's proposal to rebuild its Bryant Street campus inching toward approval, supporters and opponents of...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2022
Last comment by Palo Alto native, on Apr 19, 2022 at 6:46 pm | 17 comments | 6241 Views

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LaDoris Cordell: Jackson has 'made the U.S. Supreme Court look more and more like America'

Retired Judge LaDoris Cordell said she was overjoyed when the U.S. Senate votes were tallied on Thursday afternoon and Judge...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2022
Last comment by Hinrich, on Apr 17, 2022 at 6:11 pm | 24 comments | 7341 Views

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Dr. Yvonne Maldonado has been on the frontline of global health challenges. Nothing prepared her for COVID-19.

Dr. Yvonne "Bonnie" Maldonado has since made significant contributions in the study of SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19....

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2022
Last comment by Roy M, on Apr 15, 2022 at 11:41 am | 1 comment | 5161 Views

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Nurses set to strike at Stanford, Packard hospitals starting April 25

The union for nurses at Stanford and Lucile Packard Children's hospitals formally issued a strike letter to the hospitals...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2022
Last comment by Enough, on Apr 15, 2022 at 11:06 am | 4 comments | 12618 Views

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City Council moves to revise height limit in 'transition zones'

The Palo Alto City Council on Monday revised the zoning code to lower the height limit for buildings within 150 feet of residential...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Apr 14, 2022 at 11:37 am | 5 comments | 4072 Views

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In 'State of the City' speech, Burt details city's emergence from pandemic

Palo Alto Mayor Pat Burt used his "State of the City" address on Saturday to paint a picture of a city in transition, with...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Apr 14, 2022 at 10:47 am | 10 comments | 5331 Views
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