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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, 4 minutes ago | 42 comments | 4773 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 | 1832 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 | 5960 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 | 3721 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 | 5031 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 14, 2022 at 11:25 am | 55 comments | 46133 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 | 5710 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. 4289 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 | 3105 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 | 4458 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 | 4304 Views

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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 | 2920 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. 1603 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 | 5491 Views

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City faces legal challenge from Sobrato over former Fry's site

As Palo Alto's plans for the north Ventura area remain murky, the City Council will meet behind closed doors on Monday to...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on May 7, 2022 at 7:39 pm | 10 comments | 5953 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 | 4170 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 | 5989 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 | 5188 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 | 3393 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 | 2693 Views
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