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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 | 5336 Views

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Palo Alto's climate change goals may be out of reach

Despite making some recent gains on their climate-change goals, Palo Alto officials confronted on Monday a harsh reality:...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2022
Last comment by Larry, on Apr 14, 2022 at 10:30 am | 21 comments | 5918 Views

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San Mateo County grants $3.2 million to summer programs

San Mateo County is distributing $3.2 million to local summer programs to help combat the so-called summer slide, including...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2022
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Apr 13, 2022 at 11:10 am | 3 comments | 2955 Views

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Town Hall series aims to promote dialogue between neighborhoods and City Hall

Eager to strengthen the relationship between City Hall and Palo Alto residents, the City Council agreed on Monday to launch...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2022
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Apr 11, 2022 at 11:59 am | 13 comments | 4536 Views

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Palo Alto's human resources director to retire in May

Palo Alto Human Resources Director Rumi Portillo plans to retire in May, City Manager Ed Shikada said in a report Thursday....

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Apr 11, 2022 at 11:41 am | 2 comments | 3582 Views

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Despite business objections, Palo Alto advances new tax

Emboldened by promising survey results, City Council members on Monday pushed to place on the ballot a business tax and measure...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2022
Last comment by Annette, on Apr 8, 2022 at 8:43 am | 21 comments | 9121 Views

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Small plane makes hard landing, sustains moderate damage at Palo Alto Airport

A small plane sustained moderate damage after making a hard landing at the Palo Alto Airport on Wednesday afternoon, resulting...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2022
Last comment by Moctod, on Apr 8, 2022 at 8:27 am | 3 comments | 5311 Views

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Palo Alto police push back against attempts to reverse radio encryption

Palo Alto police are pushing back against attempts by some members of the City Council to reverse its policy of encrypting...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Apr 6, 2022 at 1:19 pm | 20 comments | 8800 Views

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Foothill College's president wants job back after being placed on administrative leave

Five months after being placed on paid administrative leave amid a rift with faculty members, Foothill College President...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2022
Last comment by KEN HOROWITZ, on Apr 5, 2022 at 10:41 pm | 8 comments | 7041 Views

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Alleged stalker of Apple CEO agrees to restraining order, gives up firearms

A woman who allegedly stalked Apple CEO Tim Cook, at one point taking a cross-country drive to find him in his Palo Alto...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2022
Last comment by Please Don't, on Apr 4, 2022 at 11:12 am | 3 comments | 5370 Views

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Pets In Need extends its stay in Palo Alto for six months

In a gesture of reconciliation after last year's dramatic rupture, Pets In Need has told Palo Alto that it will delay the...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2022
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Could future housing be built in Stanford Research Park?

Palo Alto's plan for adding over 6,000 residences in the next eight years came into focus on Monday, when the City Council...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2022
Last comment by SteveDabrowski, on Mar 29, 2022 at 1:22 pm | 30 comments | 10698 Views

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Citing SB 9 concerns, Palo Alto moves to expand historic registry

​​Citing a desire to protect local landmarks from demolition and redevelopment, the Palo Alto City Council agreed Monday...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2022
Last comment by Jane, on Mar 28, 2022 at 10:36 am | 21 comments | 8171 Views

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Gov. Newsom makes his offer on gas tax rebate

Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed $11 billion in a California tax rebate to offset high gas prices, including $400 debit cards...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2022
Last comment by David, PA Hills, on Mar 25, 2022 at 3:59 pm | 5 comments | 2147 Views

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Palo Alto defies grand jury recommendations for more 'area plans' to boost affordable housing

Palo Alto is taking a defiant stance toward a recommendation from the Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury that it pursue...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Mar 25, 2022 at 1:53 pm | 42 comments | 7566 Views

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Architecture board boosts Castilleja School's redevelopment plan

Castilleja School eked out a victory Thursday for its contentious proposal to redevelop its Bryant Street campus when Palo...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2022
Last comment by rita vrhel, on Mar 24, 2022 at 5:15 pm | 11 comments | 5765 Views

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Palo Alto looks to expand historic registry to prevent redevelopment

Palo Alto is preparing to expand its list of historic properties to shield them from redevelopment under Senate Bill 9, a...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2022
Last comment by Evergreen Park Observer, on Mar 23, 2022 at 11:00 am | 21 comments | 7932 Views

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Residents demand more transparency, accountability in next police chief

Palo Alto's next police chief needs to show a firm commitment to transparency and accountability as well as greater respect...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2022
Last comment by Barron Parker Too, on Mar 20, 2022 at 10:54 pm | 9 comments | 6058 Views

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As traffic returns to Bay Area highways, congestion is still less than before the pandemic

So far, highway data shows commuter traffic into Silicon Valley has not bounced all the way back, but how long will it last? Read...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Mar 18, 2022 at 7:54 am | 8 comments | 6527 Views

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Palo Alto seeks answers about new police policies after canine attack

Seeking to learn more about recent changes to police policies, the City Council directed the Police Department to issue a...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2022
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Mar 17, 2022 at 8:45 pm | 4 comments | 4316 Views
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