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Palo Alto prepares to approve conversion of President Hotel

A plan to convert the iconic President Hotel building from residences to a boutique hotel could be approved this month, despite...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2020
Last comment by Still more, on Jun 25, 2020 at 4:48 pm | 46 comments | 8502 Views

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Town Hall on race and policing to be held Thursday

In the wake of weeks of protests over the killing of George Floyd and calls for change to eliminate racism and police brutality,...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2020
Last comment by Bias in Policing and the Criminal Justice System, on Jun 25, 2020 at 10:25 am | 3 comments | 3103 Views

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Santa Clara County votes to adopt new reforms for Sheriff's Office

The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to adopt a proposal requiring the Sheriff's Office to implement policy reforms and...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2020
Last comment by Accountability, on Jun 24, 2020 at 12:25 pm | 1 comment | 2308 Views

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Annual deaths rising in Santa Clara County's homeless population

Deaths among homeless people in Santa Clara County have risen sharply over the last two decades, surprisingly as the county's...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2020
Last comment by This story makes my heart ache., on Jun 23, 2020 at 1:50 pm | 1 comment | 5542 Views

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Palo Alto to explore new laws to curb gas vehicles, appliances

Four years after they adopted a lofty goal of cutting emissions by 80% by 2030, Palo Alto's elected leaders are confronting...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jun 23, 2020 at 11:58 am | 52 comments | 5341 Views

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Massive march for change calls attention to racism in Palo Alto area

Thousands of protesters flocked to Palo Alto City Hall on Saturday, where leaders, parents and youth grabbed onto the momentum...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2020
Last comment by Tony Favero, on Jun 23, 2020 at 7:21 am | 64 comments | 19296 Views

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Palo Alto bans eviction of tenants who can't pay rent during pandemic

Palo Alto landlords will not be allowed to evict residential tenants whose ability to pay rent is being hindered by the coronavirus...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2020
Last comment by Michelle , on Jun 21, 2020 at 9:10 pm | 21 comments | 7839 Views

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Palo Alto ban on flavored tobacco leaves adult-only retailers fuming

Palo Alto reaffirmed on Tuesday its decision to ban flavored tobacco throughout the city, despite an attempt by three City...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2020
Last comment by Granny R, on Jun 21, 2020 at 4:34 am | 25 comments | 6491 Views

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Guest Opinion: Is the City Council working for residents or city staff?

I implore the City Council to work on saving us money, without curtailing services; hire a consultant to design a new organizational...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2020
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Jun 20, 2020 at 9:53 pm | 16 comments | 3505 Views

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After hiatus, Pat Burt looks to return to City Council

Pat Burt, a two-time mayor and one of the leading architects of Palo Alto's land-use policies and infrastructure plans, is...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 19, 2020 at 12:16 pm | 58 comments | 4211 Views

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University, California avenues could close to traffic as soon as June 4, providing relief to restaurants

University and California avenues could be closed to traffic four days a week as soon as next week, allowing restaurants...

Original post made on May. 30, 2020
Last comment by Carl, on Jun 19, 2020 at 10:42 am | 49 comments | 24253 Views

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Guest Opinion: 5G cell towers are coming to your neighborhood

Palo Alto neighborhoods may about to experience a significant increase in the number of cell towers along their streets,...

Original post made on May. 15, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jun 19, 2020 at 10:24 am | 105 comments | 14116 Views

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Man wants to make wealth tax a reality in Palo Alto

Kevin Creaven came to Palo Alto last month with one ambitious goal: restrict sales of gasoline-fueled cars. Before long,...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jun 18, 2020 at 8:54 pm | 35 comments | 7132 Views

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Defying critics, Palo Alto grants over $300K to Downtown Streets Team

Despite public calls for more scrutiny of the sexual harassment allegations against the Downtown Streets Team, the City Council...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jun 18, 2020 at 11:32 am | 4 comments | 4910 Views

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City Council to vote tonight on Cubberley lease which evicts tenants, separates Theatre from dressing rooms

The Palo Alto City Council is scheduled to vote tonight on a proposed lease for Cubberley Community Center which evicts long-standing...

Original post made by Jeremy Erman on Jun. 15, 2020
Last comment by Jeremy Erman, on Jun 17, 2020 at 5:27 pm | 10 comments | 1586 Views

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A new COVID-19 test site is coming to Palo Alto. Here's how to access it.

For the first time, Santa Clara County is opening a pop-up test site in Palo Alto for free COVID-19 tests at City Hall for...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2020
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Jun 16, 2020 at 9:15 pm | 18 comments | 10180 Views

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Guest Opinion: Palo Alto needs reform now

Our country continues to contend with the horrific killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. Across the...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2020
Last comment by Annette, on Jun 16, 2020 at 8:30 am | 92 comments | 10550 Views

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Palo Alto bans police from using neck holds, eyes further improvements

Facing calls for police reforms in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, City Manager Ed Shikada...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2020
Last comment by Midtown Local, on Jun 15, 2020 at 2:49 pm | 3 comments | 3362 Views

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What will police reform look like in Palo Alto?

As the Palo Alto City Council pivots from offering symbolic support for the Black Lives Matter movement to debating real...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 14, 2020 at 8:30 am | 11 comments | 4913 Views

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Local bans on residential evictions extended into August, but may leave business tenants behind

Cities and counties throughout California are racing to extend emergency rules prohibiting landlords from evicting tenants...

Original post made on May. 30, 2020
Last comment by @PA Renter, on Jun 13, 2020 at 8:08 pm | 5 comments | 5462 Views
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