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PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Council incumbents maintain cash edge in crowded Palo Alto race

The two incumbents in Palo Alto's crowded race for City Council seats are leading the 10-candidate field in cash raised,...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Oct 1, 2020 at 5:37 pm | 28 comments | 6519 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 Joan Gross, on Oct 1, 2020 at 12:47 pm | 21 comments | 9211 Views

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With new zoning tool, Palo Alto looks to relieve housing drought

As Palo Alto looks to revise its zoning code to encourage more affordable housing, the City Council remains split on a crucial...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Oct 1, 2020 at 10:22 am | 16 comments | 4567 Views

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Ladomirak ahead in school-board campaign fundraising, trailed by incumbents

Newcomer Jesse Ladomirak has a lead in campaign contributions in the school board race with over $20,000, while incumbents...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2020
Last comment by Allyson, on Sep 27, 2020 at 1:59 pm | 4 comments | 3964 Views

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Guest Opinion: Housing over parking lots? Time to look into it

Palo Alto's recent setbacks resulting from the pandemic only reinforce the need to seriously consider the feasibility of...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2020
Last comment by David L Hirsch, on Sep 26, 2020 at 4:49 pm | 7 comments | 2905 Views

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Guest Opinion: Palo Alto Utilities' dilemma — it's really ours, too

Why are we seemingly so incapable of shifting direction when it's so clear we must stop burning fossil fuels? The story of...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2020
Last comment by David Coale, on Sep 26, 2020 at 11:13 am | 13 comments | 5182 Views

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Blue trees and recycled labyrinths: The art of public art

"Public art is a really powerful thing that can stimulate conversation in a way that artwork in a gallery doesn't," according...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2020
Last comment by ALB, on Sep 25, 2020 at 9:38 pm | 5 comments | 3144 Views

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Palo Alto faces lawsuit over 'residents-only' policy at Foothills Park

A group of civil rights organizations and residents filed a lawsuit against Palo Alto on Tuesday in a bid to repeal a contentious...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Sep 25, 2020 at 3:52 pm | 78 comments | 11237 Views

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Here's when elementary, middle and high school students could return to school under proposed plan

Palo Alto Unified is proposing to reopen schools in a phased schedule over the next four months, starting with the district's...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2020
Last comment by Sarah, on Sep 25, 2020 at 3:13 am | 38 comments | 11844 Views

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Palo Alto looks to loosen parking, retail rules to encourage affordable housing

What would it take to get affordable housing built in Palo Alto? It's a question that the City Council wrestled with Monday...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2020
Last comment by Staying Young Through Kids, on Sep 24, 2020 at 7:04 pm | 25 comments | 6763 Views

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CZU August Lightning Complex fires are 100% contained

Now that the CZU August Lightning Complex Fires, one of the largest on record in San Mateo County, reached full containment...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2020
Last comment by jc, on Sep 23, 2020 at 4:38 pm | 1 comment | 2535 Views

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New 'planned home' zone could be put to the test with 119-unit project

With Palo Alto's plan to add housing in the Ventura neighborhood mired in uncertainty, a developer has put forward a plan...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Sep 22, 2020 at 9:13 am | 8 comments | 3768 Views

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To combat vacancies, Palo Alto may repeal 'retail protection' law

With businesses buckling during the economic shutdown, a bitterly divided City Council took a step on Monday toward reversing...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2020
Last comment by chris, on Sep 21, 2020 at 11:52 pm | 19 comments | 7040 Views

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Castilleja School wins key vote in contentious expansion proposal

Castilleja School received a long-awaited boost Wednesday in its bid to rebuild its campus and expand student enrollment...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2020
Last comment by Observer, on Sep 21, 2020 at 6:23 pm | 46 comments | 5950 Views

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Santa Clara County cracks down on hospitals falling behind on COVID-19 testing

Santa Clara County announced Wednesday a new public health order forcing local health care providers to provide quick and...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2020
Last comment by Concerned about PAMF, on Sep 21, 2020 at 1:59 pm | 8 comments | 5259 Views

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Letters to the editor

<B>Bravo to Castilleja report Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2020/09/18/letters-to-the-editor...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2020
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Sep 21, 2020 at 10:23 am | 4 comments | 485 Views

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To fill long-vacant city auditor role, Palo Alto set to hire international firm

After months of recruiting, Palo Alto is preparing to pull the trigger on hiring a new city auditor, with the City Council...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2020
Last comment by Jennifer Landesmann, on Sep 20, 2020 at 12:05 am | 24 comments | 4201 Views

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Palo Alto approves 'safe parking' for vehicle dwellers

A parking lot near the Palo Alto Baylands will be transformed into a shelter for vehicle dwellers, equipped with a shower,...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Sep 17, 2020 at 7:16 pm | 11 comments | 6625 Views

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How to help the homeless and housing-insecure amidst a pandemic? Local leaders compare tactics

As the end of the statewide eviction moratorium draws closer, local leaders convened Saturday to share advice on how to help...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2020
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Sep 16, 2020 at 6:39 pm | 5 comments | 4175 Views

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Palo Alto schools, closed since March, will reopen next week for high-need students

After being closed for six months, some Palo Alto Unified schools will reopen next week to serve small groups of struggling...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2020
Last comment by HS parent, on Sep 16, 2020 at 2:16 pm | 45 comments | 16086 Views
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