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Just three weeks ago, it was hard to imagine the imminent human and economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. Yet here we... Last comment on Jun 9, 2020 at 10:46 am | 43 comments

Palo Alto moves to expand access to 'residents-only' nature preserve
Palo Alto's prolonged and polarizing debate over whether non-residents should be allowed to visit Foothills Park moved toward... Last comment on Aug 12, 2020 at 1:54 pm | 61 comments

Palo Alto's COVID-19 numbers are growing
Nearly five months into the coronavirus shutdown and the number of new COVID-19 cases in Palo Alto is rising sharply after... Last comment on Aug 12, 2020 at 10:53 pm | 60 comments

School district and union reach tentative agreement on distance learning, reopening conditions
After months of negotiations over working conditions for the new school year, which starts remotely on Aug. 17, Palo Alto... Last comment on Aug 10, 2020 at 9:53 am | 26 comments

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"Addison joins Climate Strike"
The three fifth grade classrooms from Addison Elementary School walked to Palo Alto City Hall on Sept. 27 to deliver a packet of letters expressing their concerns about climate change. City Council member Alison Cormack joined them and engaged them in a great conversation. She then gave them a tour of the Council Chambers and explained how Council meetings work. Submitted by Jocelyn on Oct 15, 2019


City briefly cuts power to 4K customers due to hot weather
High temperatures caused nearly 4,000 utilities customers to lose power for two hours Friday night due to a state mandate that required the city to deliberately cut some electrical service. Friday, 11:45 PM | 2 comments

Former district principal, parent Matt Nagle is running for school board
Matt Nagle, a former Juana Briones Elementary School principal, longtime educator and district parent, is making a bid for a seat on the Palo Alto school board in the November election. Friday, 1:53 PM | 1 comments

Hungry for housing, Palo Alto seeks to lure developers to San Antonio Road
After failing to lure residential developments to its main downtown districts, Palo Alto is shifting its sights to a part of the city that few in the past had envisioned as an ideal housing destination: San Antonio Road. Friday, 3:03 PM | 5 comments

They made posters to highlight racism in Palo Alto. Hours later, the project was defaced with Pro-Trump messages.
Palo Alto Youth Art Protest's anti-racism posters were defaced on Aug. 8 by a man seen on video spray-painting the messages with offensive rhetoric that led to a citation from the Police Department. Friday, 4:52 PM | 2 comments

Stanford undergraduates will no longer come to campus this fall
Stanford University has reversed course on reopening, announcing Thursday that undergraduate students will not be coming back to campus this fall as planned. Thursday, 1:26 PM | 8 comments

Stuck at home, TV travel show host continues to collect stories from around the world
Nothing could more swiftly impede Megan Zhang's work as host of "Travelogue," an international travel show, than a global pandemic. Still, it hasn't stopped her passion for telling other people's stories. Friday, 6:59 AM | 2 comments

City Council candidate hopes to change Palo Alto's 'anti-business' climate
Crescent Park resident Ajit Varma believes Palo Alto isn't doing enough to support local businesses and encourage diversity. He hopes to do something about it by joining the City Council. Thursday, 8:57 AM | 19 comments

Coronavirus central: Santa Clara County adds over 500 new cases

Santa Clara County imposes fines on public health violators as COVID-19 cases surge

Heat wave heads to Bay Area this weekend

As Target eyes former Fry's building, Palo Alto rethinks its housing plan

Special ed families want their kids in school as soon as possible. The unions don't.

'Unattainable' or 'necessary'? City Council spars over new housing target

Nonprofits in need of back-to-school supplies for distance learning

PUBLIC AGENDA: Zoning revision to comply with ADU laws; Castilleja growth plan review

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