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Here's how this year's Palo Alto City Council candidates want to serve you if elected

In their own words, the seven candidates seeking three open seats on the Palo Alto City Council share their qualifications,...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2022
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Nov 3, 2022 at 2:32 pm | 31 comments | 7715 Views

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No slates, but plenty of affinities in Palo Alto's council race

Each of Palo Alto's seven candidates for City Council is officially running an independent campaign and is not a party to...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2022
Last comment by resident3, on Nov 3, 2022 at 10:45 am | 26 comments | 5947 Views

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Julie Lythcott-Haims: Thriving together

Julie Lythcott-Haims jumped into the City Council race because, she says, there are things worth fighting for: housing, youth...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2022
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Nov 1, 2022 at 4:32 pm | 14 comments | 2892 Views

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Fundraising and loans give Lythcott-Haims and Summa financial edge in City Council race

Boosted by a strong fundraising month and personal loans, author Julia Lythcott-Haims and planning commissioner Doria Summa...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2022
Last comment by LovingPA, on Nov 1, 2022 at 9:55 am | 16 comments | 4409 Views

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PUBLIC AGENDA: Discussion on options for Fiber to the Premises; review changes to council procedures handbook

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Oct. 31. Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2022/10/27/public-agenda-discussion-on-options-for-...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2022
Last comment by Concerned, on Oct 31, 2022 at 4:46 pm | 2 comments | 1875 Views

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Plan to restore Baylands site as parkland divides environmentalists

A proposal to "rededicate" a 10-acre site near Byxbee Park as parkland has revived an old debate in Palo Alto's environmentalist...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2022
Last comment by ArtL, on Oct 28, 2022 at 7:48 am | 2 comments | 4726 Views

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Palo Alto mulls license plate readers to combat theft

In a bid to combat retail thefts and brazen robberies, Palo Alto is preparing to turn to a tool that in the past has sparked...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2022
Last comment by Jerry, on Oct 27, 2022 at 5:39 pm | 17 comments | 4353 Views

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New media platform aims to make accessing local politics simpler

Based on your location, CivicBell automatically creates a feed from the elected officials who represent you, from the smallest...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2022
Last comment by CivicBell Team, on Oct 27, 2022 at 3:02 pm | 6 comments | 2757 Views

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Palo Alto moves toward adoption of license plate readers

Palo Alto edged closer to installing automated license plate readers in about two dozen locations around town when the City...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2022
Last comment by Gnar, on Oct 27, 2022 at 1:04 pm | 2 comments | 3507 Views

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Editorial: Kevin Jensen for Sheriff

The next sheriff will face a monumental challenge to improve transparency, accountability and communication after years of...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2022
Last comment by Brian, on Oct 27, 2022 at 8:41 am | 4 comments | 12072 Views

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South bay earthquake elicits surprised reactions from Palo Alto residents

Palo Alto residents were jolted by an earthquake that struck the south bay late Tuesday morning. The temblor happened at...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2022
Last comment by P2L1, on Oct 26, 2022 at 7:20 pm | 6 comments | 8064 Views

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Santa Clara Valley Water District candidates focus on a sustainable water future

The two people who are facing off in the Nov. 8 election for the district 7 seat on the Valley Water board of directors weigh...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2022
Last comment by Sameoldthing, on Oct 26, 2022 at 1:32 pm | 17 comments | 7908 Views

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Residents, activists irked by evolving Ventura plan

As Palo Alto's plan to revitalize a section of the Ventura neighborhood enters its final phase, neighborhood residents and...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2022
Last comment by resident3, on Oct 26, 2022 at 8:41 am | 10 comments | 4443 Views

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Power outage Saturday affects 123 Palo Alto customers

City of Palo Alto Utilities is reporting a power outage for 123 customers in the Garland and Midtown neighborhoods. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2022
Last comment by Stronger Together, on Oct 24, 2022 at 10:47 am | 5 comments | 2418 Views

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CalMatters 2022 general election Vote Guide makes nonpartisan information accessible to all Californians

CalMatters' fall 2022 Voter Guide has debuted ahead of election day to be a nonpartisan resource for all Californians. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2022
Last comment by nitamiller, on Oct 24, 2022 at 9:10 am | 1 comment | 1510 Views

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Safe parking site offers refuge in one of the Bay Area's most expensive cities

While safe parking sites like the one near the Palo Alto Baylands allows residents to access services and assistance, finding...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2022
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Oct 22, 2022 at 11:23 pm | 35 comments | 6487 Views

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Editorial: Yes on Measure L to allow gas utility profits to continue supporting the general fund

For the time being, the transfers from the gas utility need to continue, at least until the city develops a full financial...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2022
Last comment by Annette, on Oct 20, 2022 at 11:07 am | 14 comments | 4058 Views

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Perspectives for and against Palo Alto ballot measures

In the interests of providing voters with the reasoning behind support and opposition for measures K and L, we're publishing...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2022
Last comment by Palo Alto native, on Oct 19, 2022 at 7:19 am | 3 comments | 3469 Views

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Editorial: Yes on Measure K, establishing modest business tax

Although Measure K is far from ideal, Palo Alto is currently one of the few cities of its size in the area to have no local...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2022
Last comment by Rob, on Oct 18, 2022 at 9:02 am | 11 comments | 4637 Views

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Opinion: No on Measure L

If gas utility profits are transferred to the general fund, they'll be allocated among all the competing budget items that...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2022
Last comment by staying home, on Oct 17, 2022 at 1:41 pm | 17 comments | 3109 Views
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