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Palo Alto readies ban on outdoor pot growing
Growing marijuana outdoors would remain illegal in Palo Alto, even if California voters agree on Election Day to legitimize... Last comment 47 minutes ago | 16 comments

Group claims 'impersonation' over PAC registration
Since Palo Alto Forward came into existence in 2014, its members have been among the city's staunchest advocates for more... Last comment 17 hours ago | 93 comments

Editorial: Keller, Kou, Kniss and Fine for City Council
In deciding whom to recommend in this year's City Council race we find ourselves in a dilemma similar to two years ago --... Last comment 16 hours ago | 98 comments

Editorial: Collins, DiBrienza for school board
Holding our local elected officials accountable for their performance in office is not something we do very well in Palo... Last comment on Oct 21, 2016 at 1:39 am | 42 comments

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New citizens group to craft tax measure for transportation
Palo Alto officials continued their drive toward a local transportation measure on Monday night when they agreed to form a stakeholder committee that will craft the measure. Wednesday, 9:52 AM

Sexual offenses, alcohol arrests top Stanford crimes
A new Stanford University safety and security report found that the number of reported sexual crimes and alcohol-related offenses rose in 2015. The campus continues to be the most likely place for students to be sexually assaulted as opposed to Stanford's off-campus sites, according to the report.
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Rain expected Thursday in Bay Area
Showers will leave the North Bay Tuesday, but another storm is due to arrive in the Bay Area on Thursday and possibly over the weekend, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials. Tuesday, 4:55 PM

California Avenue gets the Halloween treatment
Witches, wizards, and creatures of all ages are expected to turn out for the 22nd annual Trick-or-Treat and Blossom Halloween Carnival on California Avenue on Sunday, Oct. 30. Tuesday, 3:32 PM

Palo Alto council candidates trade barbs over negative ads
City Council candidate Adrian Fine is pushing back against a series of negative ads that his opponents Arthur Keller and Lydia Kou have issued in recent weeks, calling them unfair, dishonest and factually incorrect. Tuesday, 9:38 AM | 65 comments

Palo Alto to explore new zoning for affordable housing
Three years after it suffered a stinging rebuff from Palo Alto voters, the city's leading affordable-housing developer is preparing for a comeback. On Monday, the City Council signaled that it's ready to welcome Palo Alto Housing back, even if it means revising zoning rules to accommodate new developments. Monday, 10:47 PM | 28 comments

Community Notebook: Palo Alto to honor vets Nov. 7
To honor local veterans and those currently serving in the United States Armed Forces, as well as the families and caregivers who support them, the City of Palo Alto is hosting a Veterans Day Recognition Event on Monday, Nov. 7. Tuesday, 7:42 AM

Palo Alto moves ahead with ban on outdoor pot growth
Growing marijuana outdoors would remain illegal in Palo Alto, even if California voters agree on Election Day to legitimize the practice elsewhere in the state, thanks to a ordinance that the City Council passed Monday night. Tuesday, 8:45 AM | 16 comments

East Palo Alto landlord accused of trying to force tenants out
An East Palo Alto landlord has been charged with felony destruction of property in an attempt to force his rent-controlled tenants out, according to a police department press release. Monday, 7:12 PM | 4 comments

Palo Alto Forward claims 'impersonation' over PAC

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