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Webcast: The Churchill dilemma

Should Palo Alto close Churchill Avenue to cars near the railroad tracks as part of a broader plan to redesign the rail corridor?...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2019
Last comment by DES, on Dec 1, 2019 at 9:17 am | 23 comments | 2933 Views

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Palo Alto delays urgency law on eviction due to shortage of council members

A proposal in Palo Alto to prevent evictions before California's rent-cap law takes effect will not be discussed until early...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2019
Last comment by Ming Zhao, on Nov 30, 2019 at 9:10 pm | 10 comments | 2755 Views

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Holiday Fund: Nonprofit helps homeless team members turn their lives around

The Downtown Streets Team has revived a fund that it uses to help team members pay for application fees, background checks,...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2019
Last comment by An Even Better Idea, on Nov 30, 2019 at 8:54 pm | 1 comment | 2583 Views

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Commission supports expanding access to Foothills Park

Seeking to grant more visitors access to the scenic Foothills Park, the Parks and Recreation Commission on Tuesday threw...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Nov 30, 2019 at 6:22 pm | 78 comments | 7357 Views

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Palo Alto explores new ways to settle giant pension bill

Seeking to settle the city's astronomical pension bill, Palo Alto is preparing to adopt a policy that would commit the city...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Nov 30, 2019 at 4:12 pm | 30 comments | 5785 Views

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Thanksgiving holiday to impact city services, public transit schedules

Find out which local and regional services throughout the Palo Alto area will be closed on Thursday due to the Thanksgiving...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2019
Last comment by I can't wait for this bridge!, on Nov 27, 2019 at 7:01 pm | 1 comment | 2254 Views

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New parking restrictions in Old Palo Alto seek to redirect Caltrain commuters

In a bid to drive Caltrain commuters out of Old Palo Alto's residential streets, the City Council approved on Monday a new...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 23, 2019 at 3:35 pm | 27 comments | 5693 Views

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Sand Hill Property Company buys 'Four Corners' property in East Palo Alto

A property that is a linchpin of East Palo Alto's development plans at the corner of University Avenue and Bay Road has been...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Nov 22, 2019 at 8:13 am | 10 comments | 5126 Views

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At long last, Palo Alto will have a mental health center where teens can walk in for help  

A yearslong effort to open a first-of-its-kind youth mental health center in Palo Alto reached a major milestone on Tuesday:...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2019
Last comment by Jacob Towery, MD, on Nov 21, 2019 at 12:55 pm | 7 comments | 9797 Views

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Palo Alto had $46M income "surplus" -- go towards $455M pension gap?

My understanding is that at the end of the fiscal year, Palo Alto had $46 million in net income. Shouldn't that somehow...

Original post made by Anon on Nov. 19, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Nov 20, 2019 at 10:13 am | 2 comments | 209 Views

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Changes planned for hazardous south Palo Alto intersection

The intersection of San Antonio Road and East Charleston Road is perhaps the busiest junction in south Palo Alto, and certainly...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2019
Last comment by Capt. Kirk, on Nov 19, 2019 at 1:58 pm | 57 comments | 10122 Views

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With new deal, Palo Alto banks on recycled water for drought protection

Seeking to fortify the city against future droughts, Palo Alto approved on Monday a 76-year deal with Santa Clara Valley...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2019
Last comment by Tom DuBois, on Nov 19, 2019 at 8:36 am | 1 comment | 2837 Views

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Residents split over Churchill closure at rail meeting

As Palo Alto kicked off on Thursday a fresh phase of outreach in its ambitious plan to redesign rail crossings, city staff...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2019
Last comment by Family Friendly, on Nov 17, 2019 at 3:02 pm | 120 comments | 8063 Views

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Off Deadline: Stanford's expansion/land-use wars taking a cease-fire timeout?

The surprise pullback on Nov. 1 of plans for major growth by Stanford University is almost certainly temporary, according...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2019
Last comment by lili li, on Nov 17, 2019 at 7:01 am | 4 comments | 3709 Views

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New Stanford Hospital will finally add missing piece to its $2 billion facility: patients

After spending $2 billion and 10 years in planning and construction a new hospital, Stanford Health Care is just days away...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Nov 15, 2019 at 9:35 am | 2 comments | 4396 Views

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Opinion: My town, a love letter

Dear Palo Alto, It has been almost 26 years since we fell in love with you as starry-eyed graduate students arriving from...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2019
Last comment by Don't be EVIL companies, on Nov 14, 2019 at 11:48 am | 67 comments | 7459 Views

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Over the past year, Stanford and Santa Clara County clashed over numerous issues. Here are three key points of contention.

Stanford University and the county of Santa Clara took fundamentally opposing viewpoints on a few key development issues,...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Nov 13, 2019 at 12:34 pm | 8 comments | 6121 Views

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Opinion: Traffic Study — a rhyme for our time

The future belongs to an incredible notion That tons of traffic must proceed in slow motion! As drivers learn the new math...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 10, 2019 at 4:24 pm | 71 comments | 3827 Views

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PUBLIC AGENDA: Safe-parking program; establishing a 'priority development area' downtown; 2020 ballot measure

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Nov. 11. Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2019/11/08/public-agenda-safe-parking-program-estab...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2019
Last comment by MarySears, on Nov 9, 2019 at 1:14 pm | 1 comment | 1958 Views

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Editorial: On the eve of county approval, Stanford withdraws its development application and forfeits years of work. There was a better way.

Stanford University's decision last Friday to pull the plug on a plan that would have allowed it to build millions of square...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2019
Last comment by george drysdale, on Nov 9, 2019 at 12:54 pm | 10 comments | 3078 Views
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