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Local bans on residential evictions extended into August, but may leave business tenants behind

Cities and counties throughout California are racing to extend emergency rules prohibiting landlords from evicting tenants...

Original post made on May. 30, 2020
Last comment by @PA Renter, on Jun 13, 2020 at 8:08 pm | 5 comments | 6154 Views

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Noise issue and "property line" definition

I live in a small apartment building which butts up against the property line. The neighbor next door(single family house)...

Original post made by Andrew L on Jun. 13, 2020
Last comment by police officer is wrong, on Jun 13, 2020 at 3:22 pm | 1 comment | 548 Views

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Affordable housing project hinges on East Palo Alto Sanitary District's decision

The fate of an affordable housing development could be in the hands of the East Palo Alto Sanitary District Board when its...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2020
Last comment by Doria summa , on Jun 13, 2020 at 11:59 am | 3 comments | 3523 Views

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Human Relations Commission calls for swift public safety policy changes

Members of the Palo Alto Human Relations Commission crafted a series of recommendations on reforms and oversight of the city's...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2020
Last comment by Community Together, on Jun 13, 2020 at 11:50 am | 2 comments | 3141 Views

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An Alternative View: Should Palo Alto police be reformed?

Our transparency over police issues is becoming more opaque every day, in a very disturbing way. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2020
Last comment by YSK, on Jun 12, 2020 at 4:26 pm | 5 comments | 2749 Views

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Message from our publisher: An appeal for your support of good journalism

Just three weeks ago, it was hard to imagine the imminent human and economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. Yet here we...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2020
Last comment by ResidentX, on Jun 9, 2020 at 10:46 am | 43 comments | 20667 Views

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Gov. Gavin Newsom calls for end of carotid artery restraint by police

Gov. Gavin Newsom expressed his support for ending the use of carotid holds on detainees which is similar to the one used...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jun 9, 2020 at 10:20 am | 9 comments | 3497 Views

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Palantir threatens to move out of downtown Palo Alto

An interview with the CEO of Palantir: https://www.axios.com/palantir-alex-karp-headquarters-california-1dd44454-89c5-4773-a01d-c0f183654c08.html "We...

Original post made by resident on May. 26, 2020
Last comment by Abitarian, on Jun 9, 2020 at 9:25 am | 44 comments | 2252 Views

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Before second coronavirus wave comes, local doctors work to stock senior care facilities with PPE

Rather than wait around for the government to figure out a way to get personal protective equipment to senior care facilities...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2020
Last comment by Fact check, on Jun 8, 2020 at 2:32 pm | 6 comments | 5179 Views

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Despite calls to think smaller, Newell Road Bridge replacement plan wins final approval

A regional effort to replace and expand the narrow Newell Road bridge between Palo Alto and East Palo Alto reached a crucial...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jun 8, 2020 at 2:04 pm | 26 comments | 5473 Views

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Santa Clara County's COVID-19 testing continues to lag

Santa Clara County public health managers have gained significant ground in controlling the coronavirus among vulnerable...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2020
Last comment by resident, on Jun 6, 2020 at 1:44 pm | 13 comments | 3560 Views

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Facing budget shortfall, Palo Alto agrees to cut more than 70 positions

Facing a public outcry about recent proposals to cut funding for popular art and teen programs, the Palo Alto City Council...

Original post made on May. 27, 2020
Last comment by Stewart Carl, on Jun 6, 2020 at 1:08 pm | 38 comments | 10834 Views

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'It was not the right decision': Palo Alto abruptly ends curfew

Palo Alto City Manager Ed Shikada on Thursday lifted the curfew that the city imposed on Tuesday, which banned residents...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2020
Last comment by Another Giveaway, on Jun 6, 2020 at 11:50 am | 67 comments | 20280 Views

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Fearing a 'resurgence' of infections, Stanford plans to limit students on campus with mostly online classes this fall

Travel restrictions and half of all undergraduates on campus at a time: A Stanford education will look vastly different this...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2020
Last comment by Fact Checker, on Jun 5, 2020 at 12:27 pm | 7 comments | 4753 Views

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Guest Opinion: A better way to save vital city services

The COVID emergency is forcing our city government to face the most difficult challenges it has encountered in decades. Valued...

Original post made on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jun 5, 2020 at 12:07 am | 54 comments | 5363 Views

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Palo Alto managers plan to take pay cut during budget crisis

With Palo Alto facing a gaping budget deficit, City Manager Ed Shikada said Monday that he plans to take a 20% pay cut and...

Original post made on May. 19, 2020
Last comment by Firehim, on Jun 4, 2020 at 9:04 pm | 47 comments | 6636 Views

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School board to discuss reopening plan, budget cuts

The Palo Alto school board will discuss on Tuesday a detailed plan for reopening schools this fall, including proposed bell...

Original post made on May. 26, 2020
Last comment by Check the Checker, on Jun 4, 2020 at 5:35 pm | 69 comments | 9585 Views

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Palo Alto imposes 10-day curfew starting Tuesday night

Citing reports of criminal activity planned for local commercial districts, Palo Alto is instituting a curfew tonight and...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 4, 2020 at 4:56 pm | 211 comments | 64726 Views

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Police auditor reports

For the past 15 years, an independent police auditor has been reviewing citizen complaints against Palo Alto officers, as...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 4, 2020 at 3:11 pm | 2 comments | 702 Views

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Palo Alto leaders condemn police brutality, vow to protect demonstrators

Hours after staged local protests on Monday over the killing of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody, city leaders...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 4, 2020 at 11:25 am | 25 comments | 5491 Views
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