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Particulates matter: 10 questions for a Stanford researcher on the health hazards of wildfire smoke

Stanford University's Dr. Mary Prunicki answers our questions about day-to-day health amid fire season. Read the full story...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2020
Last comment by ALB, on Oct 27, 2020 at 9:44 am | 1 comment | 4209 Views

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As forecasted high winds pick up, PG&E to cut power to thousands in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties

With dry conditions and wind gusts at high points throughout the Bay Area expected to hit up to 70 miles per hour, PG&E has...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Oct 26, 2020 at 8:03 pm | 2 comments | 7294 Views

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With new parking garage, Palo Alto looks to drive workers out of residential neighborhoods

When a parking garage near California Avenue opens next month, it will stand out as both one of the largest structures in...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, on Oct 26, 2020 at 2:11 pm | 13 comments | 9107 Views

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Supporters of Santa Clara Valley Water District clean water measure raise nearly $340K

A clean water and flood protection measure that would extend an existing Valley Water program indefinitely has nearly $340,000...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2020
Last comment by Golden Spigot, on Oct 26, 2020 at 10:58 am | 1 comment | 3946 Views

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An Alternative View: Why a gag order for Palo Alto city commissioners?

In a proposed new handbook for Palo Alto's boards and commissions, one recommendation states that these council appointees...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Oct 25, 2020 at 11:43 am | 8 comments | 2433 Views

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Pre-Covid Memories in Palo Alto | What do you miss?

Thoughts about the days before the pandemic hit. - I miss the intermissions at the Stanford Theatre. That combined sound...

Original post made by Ardan Michael Blum on Oct. 21, 2020
Last comment by Ardan Michael Blum, on Oct 23, 2020 at 2:23 pm | 8 comments | 707 Views

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Excessive slang? Palo Alto seeks dismissal of lawsuit from violent Happy Donuts arrest

Facing another lawsuit alleging police brutality over an arrest in the Barron Park neighborhood, Palo Alto's attorneys are...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2020
Last comment by Nayeli, on Oct 23, 2020 at 1:42 pm | 11 comments | 4266 Views

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Santa Clara County restaurants, congregations can resume indoor service as COVID-19 cases drop

Restaurants and congregations in Santa Clara County will be able to reopen for indoor service on Wednesday under a revised...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2020
Last comment by jr1, on Oct 21, 2020 at 6:30 am | 38 comments | 10786 Views

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Rebecca Eisenberg: Swinging for the fences

Palo Alto City Council candidate Rebecca Eisenberg, a corporate attorney, believes current council members have repeatedly...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Oct 19, 2020 at 11:52 am | 18 comments | 4478 Views

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Palo Alto moves to expand access to 'residents-only' nature preserve

Palo Alto's prolonged and polarizing debate over whether non-residents should be allowed to visit Foothills Park moved toward...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Oct 17, 2020 at 11:15 am | 64 comments | 22641 Views

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Cari Templeton: Ready to listen

Palo Alto City Council candidate Cari Templeton wants to turn down the temperature in the city's heated debates about housing...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, on Oct 17, 2020 at 10:58 am | 7 comments | 3511 Views

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Councilman Greg Tanaka faces complaint over campaign contributions

An anonymous complaint against Councilman Greg Tanaka alleges he received a flurry of campaign contributions from local developers...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2020
Last comment by PaloAltoVoter, on Oct 17, 2020 at 9:47 am | 56 comments | 6699 Views

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Gaines tapped to serve as Palo Alto's deputy city manager

Chantal Cotton Gaines, a fixture in Palo Alto's recent efforts to launch the Office of Transportation and advance a new vision...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2020
Last comment by Ardan Michael Blum, on Oct 16, 2020 at 8:34 am | 7 comments | 5331 Views

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Incumbent builds strong financial lead in crowded Palo Alto City Council race

With two months to go until Election Day, City Councilman Greg Tanaka has amassed a formidable financial advantage over the...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2020
Last comment by Gunn Papa, on Oct 15, 2020 at 8:31 pm | 38 comments | 7703 Views

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Palo Alto banks on backyard dwellings to meet housing targets

Eager to see more accessory dwelling units throughout Palo Alto, city leaders agreed on Monday to revise the city's zoning...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Oct 15, 2020 at 8:12 pm | 31 comments | 7363 Views

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Santa Clara County revises order to reopen indoor activities, with caveats

Santa Clara County officials on Monday revised its risk reduction order that could allow indoor dining and indoor gatherings,...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2020
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on Oct 14, 2020 at 2:49 pm | 19 comments | 14239 Views

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Guest Opinion: Dare to clean up part of Prop. 13? Vote 'yes' on Prop. 15

It's time to close a Prop. 13 tax loophole that has allowed commercial property owners to pay less and less in support of...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2020
Last comment by Jon, on Oct 13, 2020 at 5:41 pm | 26 comments | 9130 Views

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Former Palo Alto council members challenge approved downtown project

A dispute between three former Palo Alto council members and the city's Planning Department could determine the fate of a...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2020
Last comment by Building Owners, on Oct 12, 2020 at 3:02 pm | 28 comments | 5117 Views

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Former Palo Alto police sergeant charged with assault during 2018 arrest

Former Palo Alto police Sgt. Wayne Benitez has been charged with the assault of a Buena Vista Mobile Home Park man during...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Oct 12, 2020 at 1:32 pm | 24 comments | 6960 Views

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Palo Alto drops plan to suspend 'percent-for-art' program

After placing a public art program on the chopping block earlier this year, the City Council decided Monday that the city...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2020
Last comment by Jeremy E., on Oct 11, 2020 at 10:42 pm | 6 comments | 3321 Views
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