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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to launch 'safe parking' program for people living in cars

A parking lot near the Palo Alto Baylands would be transformed into a temporary haven for people living in cars under a proposal...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2020
Last comment by Mama, on Sep 14, 2020 at 2:39 pm | 20 comments | 6865 Views

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Want to get to know your local candidates? Here's a list of election debates, forums

We've compiled a list of local election debates and forums taking place virtually for Midpeninsula voters ahead of the Nov....

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2020
Last comment by Sheri, on Sep 14, 2020 at 12:32 pm | 4 comments | 8387 Views

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An Alternative View: Is the city keeping information from the public?

It's been 18-plus months and Palo Alto residents still haven't been told officially whether there has been a selection for...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2020
Last comment by Rebecca Eisenberg, on Sep 12, 2020 at 8:11 pm | 5 comments | 2973 Views

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September is National Emergency Preparedness Month – Are You Prepared?

2020 has seen the perfect storm of disasters and human suffering in the US. COVID-19, sheltering in place, recent and ongoing...

Original post made by AnnetteG on Sep. 4, 2020
Last comment by resqpro911, on Sep 8, 2020 at 9:27 am | 14 comments | 610 Views

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Castilleja School struggles to find compromise in expansion plan

Castilleja School's ambitious plan to redevelop its campus ran into a fresh complication Wednesday, with Palo Alto planning...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2020
Last comment by mauricio, on Sep 6, 2020 at 3:50 pm | 16 comments | 4967 Views

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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 | 7694 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 | 2013 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 | 6615 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 | 14836 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 | 3520 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 | 7759 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 | 21691 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 | 4952 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 | 31158 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 | 7126 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 | 3845 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 | 7514 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 | 20359 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 | 6231 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 | 319 Views
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