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Houses of worship get ready to welcome car campers

For Peninsula Bible Church, the increasingly prominent issue of people living in their cars is more than just a citywide...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2020
Last comment by LifeMoves, 2 hours ago | 6 comments | 1552 Views

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Condo owners upset as board approves their new neighbor: A five-story hotel

Despite heavy pushback from nearby residents, a proposal for a five-story hotel on the southern edge of Palo Alto scored...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2020
Last comment by Gnar, 3 hours ago | 19 comments | 5476 Views

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Guest Opinion: Why not try ideas that work?

Palo Alto's Comprehensive Plan has a goal to build 300 housing units per year. That's 3,000 housing units over the next 10...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2020
Last comment by Robert Neff, 3 hours ago | 19 comments | 1578 Views

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Group tasked with cutting rail-redesign options instead adds 3 more

When Palo Alto established a committee last year to work on a proposed redesign of local rail crossings, the goal was to...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2020
Last comment by Reality Check, 4 hours ago | 33 comments | 3617 Views

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Seeking grants, Palo Alto designates downtown as ripe for growth

Despite a shared desire to direct new development toward the transit-rich downtown area, members of the Palo Alto City Council...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2020
Last comment by Not Fine!, 6 hours ago | 13 comments | 2478 Views

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Palo Alto boosts affordable-housing project with $10.5 million loan

With affordable housing in short supply, Palo Alto offered a $10.5-million lifeline this week to a 59-unit residential development...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2020
Last comment by Greenacres, 7 hours ago | 1 comment | 826 Views

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Feeling Sacramento pressure, Palo Alto eases rules for new 'granny units'

Prodded by new state laws, the Palo Alto City Council voted Monday to further relax local rules pertaining to accessory dwelling...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2020
Last comment by musical, 9 hours ago | 30 comments | 4067 Views

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Editorial: 'Safe parking' program is a very small first step

While communities throughout California are trying to respond to the growing humanitarian crisis of homelessness, it is disappointing...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2020
Last comment by @Novelera, 10 hours ago | 5 comments | 1125 Views

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City OKs letting people live in cars in parking lots of houses of worship

Responding to a growing population of vehicle dwellers on neighborhood streets, Palo Alto on Monday became the latest Peninsula...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, 12 hours ago | 48 comments | 8155 Views

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Acrimony breaks out over alleged slights and 'barbs' on Human Relations Commission

A Palo Alto Human Relations Commission deliberation to select a new chair and vice chair turned acrid on Jan. 9, with two...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2020
Last comment by Eyemax, on Jan 16, 2020 at 7:17 pm | 25 comments | 2709 Views

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Editorial: The only thing iconic about this bridge will be its price tag

It won't be a bridge to nowhere, but a new overcrossing connecting south Palo Alto with the Baylands and the Googleplex may...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2019
Last comment by NeilsonBuchanan, on Jan 16, 2020 at 6:32 pm | 21 comments | 5790 Views

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We need a better Safeway

Midtown Safeway is looking tired and runs out of items regularly. It is too small, shelves are often empty, it has no bakery,...

Original post made by Midtown on Jan. 5, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jan 16, 2020 at 5:25 pm | 34 comments | 1579 Views

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As Khoury's Market closes, building owner seeks to get out of paying $140,000 in fines

To get out of paying the city of Palo Alto hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines, the owner of College Terrace Centre...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2020
Last comment by mjh, on Jan 16, 2020 at 2:48 pm | 34 comments | 5265 Views

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Study: If Churchill intersection is closed, road improvements could mostly handle increased traffic

With Palo Alto debating a contentious proposal to close Churchill Avenue to traffic near the railroad tracks, critics ask:...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2020
Last comment by Much Ado, on Jan 15, 2020 at 6:10 pm | 36 comments | 4832 Views

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Error caused city to delay passage of renter-protection law

Palo Alto City Attorney Molly Stump said Monday that she had erred on Dec. 2 when she told the City Council that it did not...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2019
Last comment by Online Name, on Jan 14, 2020 at 4:19 pm | 10 comments | 2282 Views

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Trio steals drugs from Safeway pharmacy in Palo Alto

Three people stole drugs from the Safeway grocery store pharmacy in an armed robbery in Palo Alto’s Midtown neighborhood...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2020
Last comment by Crime & Punishment, on Jan 14, 2020 at 3:19 pm | 22 comments | 4457 Views

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Palo Alto looks to designate downtown as a 'priority area' for growth

In a bid to attract state funding and lure development toward the city's main transit hub, the Palo Alto City Council will...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2020
Last comment by Robert , on Jan 14, 2020 at 8:19 am | 18 comments | 3223 Views

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Fine, DuBois to lead Palo Alto council in 2020

Adrian Fine, one of Palo Alto’s most passionate housing advocates, will have a chance to directly shape the City Council...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jan 12, 2020 at 10:23 am | 44 comments | 4095 Views

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City faces color quandary over bus shelters at Stanford Research Park

Some Palo Alto officials have raised concerns about a proposal to build bus shelters at Stanford Research Park, which they...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 10, 2020 at 5:53 pm | 20 comments | 2898 Views

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Slammed by critics, VTA strives to fix leadership

Pretty much everyone seems to agree that the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority desperately needs a leadership fix...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2020
Last comment by Alex, on Jan 9, 2020 at 10:51 pm | 21 comments | 2879 Views
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