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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to lean on churches for help with vehicle dwellers

Facing a flood of complaints about car campers parked on local streets, Palo Alto is once again looking to local churches...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, 13 hours ago | 42 comments | 6189 Views

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Around Town

<B><B>SHADY BUSINESS ...</B> For years, Palo Alto has encouraged developers to steer away from paved parking lots and toward...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, 13 hours ago | 25 comments | 2457 Views

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Webcast: Rising wildfire risks

Fire agencies warn that the Santa Cruz Mountains could produce a large-scale blaze, similar to recent wildfires in the north...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2019
Last comment by Close BBQ-Land, AKA Foothills Park, 19 hours ago | 2 comments | 1226 Views

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Rent-cap law prompts calls for tenant protections in Palo Alto

With California's new rent-cap law set to take effect on Jan. 1, the Palo Alto City Council is preparing to pass an emergency...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2019
Last comment by george drysdale, 21 hours ago | 49 comments | 6075 Views

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Forecast shows tax revenues on the rise in Palo Alto

Despite mounting infrastructure costs and colossal pension obligations, Palo Alto is banking on good times ahead when it...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 7, 2019 at 9:57 am | 14 comments | 2149 Views

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Palo Alto prepares to launch construction on bike bridge

It took far more time and money than anyone had expected, but construction is finally ready to launch on Palo Alto's long-awaited...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2019
Last comment by Hurry, on Dec 5, 2019 at 10:55 pm | 19 comments | 7129 Views

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Committee backs 'safe parking' program for vehicle dwellers

Facing a growing population of vehicle dwellers, a committee of Palo Alto council members signaled support Tuesday for a...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2019
Last comment by Posted by Considering a Move to Palo Alto, on Dec 4, 2019 at 1:40 pm | 34 comments | 4172 Views

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Google co-founders Brin, Page step down from Alphabet roles

In a surprise announcement Tuesday, Sergey Brin and Larry Page said they were stepping down from their leadership positions...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2019
Last comment by R. Ortiz, on Dec 4, 2019 at 12:22 pm | 5 comments | 1709 Views

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Palo Alto delays 'urgency' law to protect renters -- again

A proposal in Palo Alto to pass an "emergency law" to protect tenants facing evictions before California's new renter-protection...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2019
Last comment by george drysdale, on Dec 4, 2019 at 11:31 am | 30 comments | 3803 Views

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New Cubberley plan sets stage for tense debate

With the Palo Alto City Council and school district struggling to forge a common vision for redeveloping Cubberley Community...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2019
Last comment by CubberlyCommunityHousingYes, on Dec 3, 2019 at 6:04 pm | 23 comments | 5545 Views

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Bill that would provide overnight parking for homeless community college students pushed to next legislative session

The author of legislation that would require California community colleges to open their parking lots overnight to homeless...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 2, 2019 at 2:58 pm | 16 comments | 3852 Views

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Much ado about Churchill: Plans for busy rail crossing drive wedge between neighbors

The battle over Churchill Avenue's future in Palo Alto's grade-separation project has set off a political storm, pitting...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2019
Last comment by Me 2, on Dec 2, 2019 at 10:20 am | 83 comments | 7130 Views

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Palo Alto to pay $572,500 to Buena Vista resident after violent arrest

Palo Alto will pay out $572,500 and require all officers in the Police Department to go through two hours of LGBTQ sensitivity...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 2, 2019 at 9:09 am | 63 comments | 5450 Views

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Webcast: The Churchill dilemma

Should Palo Alto close Churchill Avenue to cars near the railroad tracks as part of a broader plan to redesign the rail corridor?...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2019
Last comment by DES, on Dec 1, 2019 at 9:17 am | 23 comments | 2527 Views

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Palo Alto delays urgency law on eviction due to shortage of council members

A proposal in Palo Alto to prevent evictions before California's rent-cap law takes effect will not be discussed until early...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2019
Last comment by Ming Zhao, on Nov 30, 2019 at 9:10 pm | 10 comments | 2457 Views

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Holiday Fund: Nonprofit helps homeless team members turn their lives around

The Downtown Streets Team has revived a fund that it uses to help team members pay for application fees, background checks,...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2019
Last comment by An Even Better Idea, on Nov 30, 2019 at 8:54 pm | 1 comment | 2229 Views

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Commission supports expanding access to Foothills Park

Seeking to grant more visitors access to the scenic Foothills Park, the Parks and Recreation Commission on Tuesday threw...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Nov 30, 2019 at 6:22 pm | 78 comments | 6659 Views

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Palo Alto explores new ways to settle giant pension bill

Seeking to settle the city's astronomical pension bill, Palo Alto is preparing to adopt a policy that would commit the city...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Nov 30, 2019 at 4:12 pm | 30 comments | 5408 Views

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Thanksgiving holiday to impact city services, public transit schedules

Find out which local and regional services throughout the Palo Alto area will be closed on Thursday due to the Thanksgiving...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2019
Last comment by I can't wait for this bridge!, on Nov 27, 2019 at 7:01 pm | 1 comment | 2017 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 It was karen, on Nov 25, 2019 at 4:16 pm | 20 comments | 5257 Views
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