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Fire Department set to launch ambulance insurance program
The department's new insurance program, which allows residents and businesses to pay a monthly fee for ambulance transfers,... Last comment 15 minutes ago | 9 comments

Housing over parking? Architects propose building apartments on public lots
As Palo Alto advances a new vision for housing growth, two local architects are pitching an idea that they believe could... Last comment 14 minutes ago | 17 comments

After court defeat, Palo Alto eyes hike to utility tax
After facing a costly court defeat over its historic practice of transferring money from its gas operation to pay for basic... Last comment 14 minutes ago | 16 comments

Palo Alto advances redevelopment plan for Ventura. Property owners have other ideas.
After more than two years of planning for change in the Ventura neighborhood, Palo Alto officials coalesced on Monday around... Last comment 14 minutes ago | 9 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

 
 
 
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Around Town: Tech error leads emergency notification for fire to disappear
In the latest Around Town column, answers to why an emergency notification for a Sept. 14 fire at a home owned by Larry Page disappeared and a community contest in support of the Great California Shakeout. Saturday, 10:50 AM

City appeals ruling over 'illegal tax' on gas customers
After being ordered to refund more than $12 million to gas customers, Palo Alto suffered another court setback this month, when a judge rejected the city's plan to pay back half the funds in small increments over the next decade. Friday, 5:16 PM | 2 comments

Palo Alto woman arrested in connection with Fawn Fire in Shasta County
Law enforcement officers from Cal Fire have arrested a Palo Alto woman they believe is responsible for igniting the Fawn Fire in Shasta County that had burned 5,850 acres as of Friday. Friday, 9:03 AM | 6 comments

Housing over parking? Architects propose building apartments on public lots
As Palo Alto advances a new vision for housing growth, two local architects are pitching an idea that they believe could generate as many as 1,000 new dwellings near downtown and California Avenue: constructing housing on public lots. Thursday, 9:16 AM | 17 comments

El Camino Park bathroom vandalized with hateful graffiti for a third time
Hateful graffiti with "derogatory language directed at white people" was found in the men's restroom of El Camino Park on Tuesday night by Public Works employees, according to police. Thursday, 1:19 PM | 6 comments

Santa Clara County supervisors propose $25M grant for homeless housing expansion
Two Santa Clara County supervisors are looking to pour $25 million into creating an ambitious network of homeless housing complexes across the county, with hopes of constructing up to 10 projects. Thursday, 4:37 PM | 1 comments

As Foothill reopens its campus, a quarter of the students return in person
Classes are back in session on Foothill College's campus this fall, but the majority of students are still learning remotely as the Los Altos Hills community college phases in its reopening. Thursday, 4:27 PM | 2 comments

Coronavirus central: State announces plans to roll out vaccine boosters after full federal approval
California health officials intend to ensure that enough doses of the Pfizer vaccine and vaccine administrators will be available to meet demand. Friday, 9:50 AM

As California's drought deepens, water use drops only 1.8%
Next year's cuts in water supply could go even deeper as severe drought grips nearly 90% of California. Residents of the North Coast and Bay Area conserved more than Southern Californians did. Thursday, 9:37 AM | 8 comments

City advances redevelopment plan for Ventura. Property owners have other ideas.
After more than two years of planning for change in the Ventura neighborhood, city officials coalesced Monday around a shared vision -- one that diverges sharply with the wishes of the area's two largest property owners. Tuesday, 12:55 AM | 9 comments

Stanford welcomes largest-ever incoming class as university reopens
Thousands of Stanford students have returned to campus for face-to-face classes for the fall quarter, which began Monday. This marks the first time since the pandemic hit that in-person instruction is the norm. Monday, 1:43 PM | 1 comments

After court defeat, Palo Alto eyes hike to utility tax

Housing proposal near Mitchell Park targets low-income residents

Bicyclist steers clear of attempted robber on bridge

Fire Department set to launch ambulance insurance program

Elizabeth Holmes trial: Nurse practitioner describes alarming, inaccurate Theranos test results

People paid a premium to build their home gyms. Will fitness clubs lure them back?

Three arrested for spree of robberies, purse snatches that targeted Asian women

Judy Kleinberg, former mayor and community leader, to receive Athena Award from Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce

Nearly 50 years after father's murder, his family still waits for answers

Photo essay: Life under the coronavirus

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