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Palo Alto backs restrictions on use of force by police

Responding to calls for police reform, the Palo Alto City Council unanimously backed on Monday revisions to the Police Department...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2020
Last comment by MVresident2003, on Sep 4, 2020 at 1:56 pm | 70 comments | 7096 Views

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Power grid operator issues flex alert ahead of expected heat wave this weekend

California's power grid operator issued a flex alert Thursday in advance of another expected heat wave this weekend. A scorching...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, on Sep 4, 2020 at 10:28 am | 2 comments | 1868 Views

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Councilman Greg Tanaka faces complaint over campaign contributions

An anonymous complaint against Councilman Greg Tanaka alleges he received a flurry of campaign contributions from local developers...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Sep 3, 2020 at 10:54 am | 54 comments | 5571 Views

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Palo Alto looks to revise police use-of-force policies, but chief warns some changes go too far

After quickly banning officers from using the carotid hold, Palo Alto police is pushing back against some reforms that the...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Sep 2, 2020 at 1:47 pm | 20 comments | 6228 Views

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Monitor air quality along the Midpeninsula in real time

Residents can track the air quality in their neighborhoods through an interactive, crowdsourced map that uses information...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2020
Last comment by Julia, on Sep 2, 2020 at 12:15 pm | 4 comments | 14211 Views

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State Legislature approves — and limits — eviction protections amid pandemic

Hours before California's eviction ban was set to expire, state legislators approved a bill Monday that will both extend...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2020
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Sep 2, 2020 at 10:25 am | 1 comment | 3211 Views

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School board race expands with two newcomers, one incumbent

The Palo Alto Unified school board race is heating up, with two additional newcomers in the running and an incumbent announcing...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2020
Last comment by Facts and Figures, on Aug 30, 2020 at 12:24 pm | 20 comments | 7876 Views

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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...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2020
Last comment by Here SInce 1979, on Aug 27, 2020 at 4:54 pm | 31 comments | 7472 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 Lee Forrest, on Aug 27, 2020 at 8:48 am | 67 comments | 21147 Views

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Palo Alto launches Virtual Town Hall to solicit feedback on rail redesign

With Palo Alto approaching a key decision in its multiyear effort to redesign four rail crossings, the city has launched...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2020
Last comment by Kathy, on Aug 24, 2020 at 11:03 am | 1 comment | 4750 Views

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Palo Alto Hills residents prepare for wildfire evacuations

The massive wildfire in the Santa Cruz Mountains might still be 3 miles away from the county's border, but residents in the...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2020
Last comment by iSez, on Aug 24, 2020 at 1:35 am | 4 comments | 30571 Views

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City Council candidate Ajit Varma 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....

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2020
Last comment by TS Member, on Aug 22, 2020 at 12:45 pm | 26 comments | 6463 Views

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As Castilleja revises redevelopment plan, some neighbors remain firmly opposed

The latest proposal from Castilleja School calls for a smaller garage, preservation of two homes and new limits on special...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2020
Last comment by Gerry, on Aug 20, 2020 at 10:17 am | 16 comments | 3650 Views

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Palo Alto customers may lose power as heat wave strains electric grid

As California's record-breaking heat wave continues to strain electric supplies, City of Palo Alto Utilities is asking customers...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Aug 18, 2020 at 9:11 pm | 11 comments | 7254 Views

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One message told 16 ways: Artists behind Black Lives Matter mural in Palo Alto ask what more will be done beyond street art

Right now, the public can visit Hamilton Avenue in front of City Hall to see a nearly 245-foot-long and 17-foot-tall vibrant...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 18, 2020 at 10:39 am | 29 comments | 19173 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 Online Name, on Aug 17, 2020 at 11:54 pm | 54 comments | 6088 Views

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Covid: Time for local solutions - please!

We've been in pandemic mode for months now. Hospitalizations in the Bay Area went over the 700 mark for the first time this...

Original post made by Solutions on Aug. 16, 2020
Last comment by Huh?, on Aug 17, 2020 at 5:58 am | 1 comment | 281 Views

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Red flag warning in effect for region starting late Saturday

Thunderstorms in the Bay Area forecast could bring lightning strikes overnight, prompting the National Weather Service to...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 16, 2020 at 1:31 pm | 4 comments | 3156 Views

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It's hot - please don't make smoke

To whoever in the neighborhood thinks it's okay to go out at 10pm and barbecue, or for whatever reason to start a chimney...

Original post made by Your neighbor without A/C on Aug. 15, 2020
There are no comments yet. 495 Views

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Incumbent Todd Collins, parent Jesse Ladomirak detail campaigns for school board

The race for three open seats on the Palo Alto Unified school board continues to expand, with President Todd Collins confirming...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2020
Last comment by Catherine, on Aug 15, 2020 at 7:10 pm | 8 comments | 3646 Views
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