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Elected officials release statement calling for voters to decide Caltrain funding

A joint statement issued by seven elected officials calls for letting voters decide on funding for the Caltrain service between...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2020
Last comment by Annette, on Jul 21, 2020 at 3:25 pm | 14 comments | 2832 Views

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In effort to reform policing, experts call adoption of 8 Can't Wait platform 'inadequate'

The city of Palo Alto's prospective adoption of the 8 Can't Wait platform for police reform was met with significant skepticism...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2020
Last comment by Nayeli, on Jul 20, 2020 at 9:26 pm | 13 comments | 4541 Views

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Activist group calls on city to 'desegregate' Foothills Park

About a dozen activists met under the full moon on Sunday night to paint the message 'Desegreate' along Page Mill Road in...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 20, 2020 at 8:24 am | 198 comments | 10261 Views

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Stanford plans to bring half of its undergraduates back to campus this fall, but they'll still mostly learn online

Stanford University will alternate bringing half of its undergraduate students to campus for different quarters, with most...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2020
Last comment by Covid-19 ready, on Jul 19, 2020 at 8:21 pm | 31 comments | 11282 Views

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Opinion: Non-elected regional bodies are threatening Palo Alto's neighborhoods

July 10 will be the last chance to appeal dramatic changes by two non-elected regional bodies that will threaten the character...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2020
Last comment by Joe in Green Acres, on Jul 18, 2020 at 1:29 pm | 95 comments | 16464 Views

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Air district asks employers to 'cut the commute' by expanding remote work options

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District along with Santa Clara County asked employers to sign a pledge that extends...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2020
Last comment by neighbor, on Jul 18, 2020 at 12:30 pm | 5 comments | 2604 Views

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Too many managers? Palo Alto's largest union urges city to study 'span of control' as budget talks collapsed

Palo Alto's budget crisis has strained the relationships between city management and its largest labor union, whose members...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2020
Last comment by Carol, on Jul 18, 2020 at 10:07 am | 22 comments | 5038 Views

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Study: High-speed rail could slow down emergency responders on Peninsula

Despite a decade of delays, funding uncertainties and political hurdles, California's embattled high-speed rail project continues...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2020
Last comment by Morris, on Jul 17, 2020 at 5:45 pm | 27 comments | 8266 Views

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Facing recruiting challenges, Palo Alto cuts seats on two commissions

Citing difficulties in recruiting new volunteers, Palo Alto has reduced the number of seats on two citizen commissions, including...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2020
Last comment by Another Former Commissioner, on Jul 16, 2020 at 7:52 pm | 10 comments | 3686 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 Paly Student , on Jul 16, 2020 at 6:48 pm | 27 comments | 17152 Views

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Black in Palo Alto: Longtime residents describe painful toll of everyday racism

Five African Americans, all longtime local residents who have endured painful and repeated incidents of racial discrimination...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2020
Last comment by Kenny, on Jul 12, 2020 at 8:04 pm | 46 comments | 31358 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 Jul 10, 2020 at 12:38 pm | 45 comments | 8239 Views

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Not all neighborhoods were created equal in Palo Alto

Housing restrictions have existed in neighborhoods throughout Palo Alto for decades until the U.S. Supreme Court voided racial...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2020
Last comment by Green Gables, on Jul 9, 2020 at 12:15 pm | 17 comments | 8368 Views

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Tech companies, research institutes cash in on federal loan program

Research institutes, tech companies and hotels were among Midpeninsula's biggest beneficiaries of the federal Paycheck Protection...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2020
Last comment by neighbor, on Jul 8, 2020 at 7:18 pm | 4 comments | 5600 Views

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Effort to lower voting age in Palo Alto faces its biggest obstacle: A City Council on vacation

Proponents of lowering the voting age in Palo Alto argue that it would improve turnout, strengthen democracy and enhance...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jul 8, 2020 at 5:34 pm | 25 comments | 4294 Views

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Gunn High teacher Greer Stone joins race for City Council

Greer Stone, a Gunn High School history teacher and former chair of the Palo Alto's Human Relations Commission, has joined...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jul 8, 2020 at 12:51 pm | 39 comments | 4563 Views

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Police chiefs, community leaders tackle systemic racism as calls for change get louder

On Thursday, a panel of community leaders discussed use-of-force policies and ways to reform policing to improve accountability. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2020
Last comment by Reality Check, on Jul 6, 2020 at 5:39 pm | 27 comments | 4884 Views

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Guest Opinion: Council reduced the size of the HRC because of me

Members of the community have asked why did the Palo Alto City Council reduced the size of its Human Relations Commission...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 6, 2020 at 1:22 pm | 39 comments | 7098 Views

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Palo Alto will open University Avenue daily to foot traffic only, but will the benefits outweigh the potential risks?

As business owners are doing their utmost to welcome back customers on downtown Palo Alto's main strip, health officials...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 5, 2020 at 1:44 pm | 8 comments | 10525 Views

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Guest Opinion: Please open Foothills Park to all

As a member of the Lee family who owned the property that became Foothills Park and as a park ranger who worked there for...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 2, 2020 at 12:34 pm | 64 comments | 6787 Views
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