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Free Palo Alto COVID-19 test site draws in 500 people on first day

Palo Alto's first-ever pop-up COVID-19 testing site inside City Hall received a constant influx of patients on Tuesday. A...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2020
Last comment by parent, on Jun 30, 2020 at 4:33 pm | 10 comments | 7709 Views

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'What are you going to do after today?' Black residents speak to hundreds at Juneteenth rally

Black community members spoke in raw detail to hundreds of masked people gathered at Palo Alto's King Plaza for a rally to...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 28, 2020 at 8:46 am | 101 comments | 10911 Views

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Inspired by protests, Palo Alto promises to reform -- but not defund -- police

Spurred by a public outcry for social justice and police reform, the Palo Alto City Council vowed on Monday night to improve...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2020
Last comment by workingclassstiff, on Jun 27, 2020 at 10:46 pm | 56 comments | 6818 Views

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Medic! Fire! .... Nights-and-Weekend Brownout Approval Tomorrow Evening, UNLESS You Act Now

Palo Alto and Stanford Resident, Palo Alto Business Owner and Business Employee, For the first time in memory, at least...

Original post made by Fred Balin on Jun. 21, 2020
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Jun 27, 2020 at 7:59 pm | 7 comments | 856 Views

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Spurred by public outrage, Palo Alto plans to rethink police services

Answering public calls for police reform, the Palo Alto City Council began to debate a more fundamental question early Tuesday:...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2020
Last comment by AnnetteG, on Jun 26, 2020 at 8:06 am | 60 comments | 8067 Views

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Despite calls for action, Palo Alto is in no rush to expand Foothills Park access

Weeks after pledging to promote inclusion, the City Council abruptly postponed considering a proposal that many say would...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2020
Last comment by Keep it closed, on Jun 25, 2020 at 5:05 pm | 24 comments | 4497 Views

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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 | 9138 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 | 3516 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 | 6051 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 | 5765 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 | 8153 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 | 3895 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 | 24967 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 | 17814 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 | 5253 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 | 1706 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 | 11317 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 | 11691 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 | 3676 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 | 5476 Views
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