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Despite zoning dispute, planning commission advances Castilleja's expansion plan

Castilleja School eked out a hard-fought and limited victory Wednesday night, when a divided Planning and Transportation...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2020
Last comment by PACC Reputation - New and Old, on Nov 25, 2020 at 11:17 am | 30 comments | 4926 Views

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Palo Alto asserts housing growth mandate is a recipe for 'failure'

Faced with a mandate to plan for 10,000 new housing units, Palo Alto officials vowed early Tuesday morning to lodge a protest,...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 22, 2020 at 5:16 pm | 36 comments | 8090 Views

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Guest Opinion: Put parking costs where they belong — on businesses

Ending all-day business parking in all residential neighborhoods is a straightforward goal that contributes to making our...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2020
Last comment by jc, on Nov 21, 2020 at 12:16 pm | 11 comments | 3437 Views

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County officials step in after Sheriff Laurie Smith refuses to release records to oversight group

With Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith refusing to sign an agreement allowing a civilian law enforcement watchdog access...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Nov 21, 2020 at 7:35 am | 2 comments | 5338 Views

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Barron Park donkey Jenny dies after falling ill

Jenny, one of Palo Alto's beloved donkeys who called the Barron Park neighborhood home, has died. She was euthanized on Wednesday...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2020
Last comment by Jamie , on Nov 20, 2020 at 4:03 pm | 8 comments | 9774 Views

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Funding, patience in short supply as Palo Alto plans for new history museum

City leaders often tout Palo Alto's role as a pioneer in the fields of technology, education and medicine. On Tuesday, however,...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Nov 20, 2020 at 2:29 pm | 10 comments | 5041 Views

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Council members cry foul over lame-duck appointments

In a bitter split, the Palo Alto City Council voted this week to give its outgoing members the opportunity to appoint commissioners...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2020
Last comment by Laruie, on Nov 17, 2020 at 9:06 pm | 18 comments | 4795 Views

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In a reversal, Palo Alto moves to increase police oversight

Facing public pressure for more police accountability, the Palo Alto City Council agreed on Monday to empower the city's...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2020
Last comment by Albert K Henning, on Nov 17, 2020 at 3:20 pm | 2 comments | 3466 Views

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As Castilleja plans its expansion, city seeks firm assurances on traffic impacts

If Castilleja School moves ahead with its ambitious plan to rebuild its campus and increase enrollment, it may have to do...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2020
Last comment by Old Palo Alto, on Nov 13, 2020 at 2:52 pm | 17 comments | 4631 Views

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The results are in ... almost

More than a week after Election Day, ballot counting is nearly its unofficial conclusion in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties,...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2020
Last comment by Great Choice, on Nov 13, 2020 at 7:57 am | 1 comment | 612 Views

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Family-owned grocery store seeks to set up shop at College Terrace Centre

A family-owned and operated grocer could open in the College Terrace Center before the holidays if the Palo Alto City Council...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Nov 13, 2020 at 6:53 am | 22 comments | 11572 Views

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What we know so far about school reopenings in California

Despite limited testing requirements, California schools that have reopened for in-person classes have largely avoided COVID-19...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2020
Last comment by Teacher , on Nov 12, 2020 at 4:50 pm | 4 comments | 4668 Views

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Burt and Kou at front of crowded race for Palo Alto City Council seats

Former Palo Alto Mayor Pat Burt is poised to return to the City Council and Council member Lydia Kou appears set to win a...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 10, 2020 at 6:48 pm | 15 comments | 8436 Views

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Voters back Measure RR to fund Caltrain with sales tax

Caltrain has lost significant ridership and subsequent funding during the COVID-19 pandemic, but after the Nov. 3 election,...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2020
Last comment by NeilsonBuchanan, on Nov 10, 2020 at 11:04 am | 1 comment | 2282 Views

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Elderly woman dies following collision in downtown Palo Alto

A woman in her 70s who was struck by a car while crossing a street in downtown Palo Alto on Thursday morning died soon after...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2020
Last comment by Jennifer, on Nov 9, 2020 at 8:14 pm | 14 comments | 14351 Views

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As Palo Alto expands Foothills Park access, council members spar over confidential information

Mayor Adrian Fine and Council member Lydia Kou clashed Monday after he accused her of divulging private details to the public...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 5, 2020 at 10:03 am | 21 comments | 3380 Views

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Anxious voters find relief as they cast ballots in person

From wiping down surfaces to providing answers on ballot security, volunteer election workers put their training into practice...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2020
Last comment by Alias, on Nov 4, 2020 at 12:26 pm | 2 comments | 3422 Views

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Editorial: Burt, Lauing, Stone, Kou for City Council

The Palo Alto Weekly editorial board's recommendations for council reflect a desire to choose candidates who have the governance...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2020
Last comment by Concerned Resident, on Oct 31, 2020 at 8:09 am | 58 comments | 12254 Views

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When and how will Palo Alto Unified's middle and high schools reopen?

With Palo Alto Unified's youngest students returning to school this month, the school district is turning its focus to the...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2020
Last comment by LillianJ, on Oct 30, 2020 at 3:22 am | 4 comments | 5647 Views

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City Council incumbents retain cash edge as Election Day looms

City Council member Greg Tanaka continues to enjoy a sizable lead in cash raised over his nine opponents in the council race,...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2020
Last comment by Support your priorities, on Oct 27, 2020 at 3:07 pm | 7 comments | 3954 Views
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