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Guest Opinion: It's time to take Cubberley 'co-design' to a higher level

It is time to search for consultants who can develop a more appropriate plan for Cubberley Community Center's future use. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jun 21, 2019 at 6:45 pm | 1 comment | 2252 Views

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Budget boosts council's efforts on pensions, traffic

Signaling its renewed push to tackle local traffic problems, the City Council approved on Monday a budget that establishes...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 19, 2019 at 4:50 am | 12 comments | 3357 Views

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Study recommends widening Newell Road Bridge

The Newell Road Bridge is old, narrow and, according to the state Department of Transportation, "functionally obsolete." Read...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Jun 18, 2019 at 9:02 pm | 26 comments | 5113 Views

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With bans on straws, produce bags, city seeks to curb plastic waste

Palo Alto sharply escalated its war on plastic waste Monday night, when the City Council passed a ban on straws, utensils,...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2019
Last comment by @jerry99, on Jun 17, 2019 at 6:12 pm | 25 comments | 6995 Views

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RV parking program proposed, again

Following the lead of East Palo Alto and Mountain View, two members of the Palo Alto City Council are proposing an overnight...

Original post made on May. 31, 2019
Last comment by RVer in MV, on Jun 13, 2019 at 5:08 pm | 117 comments | 6468 Views

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City looks to ban plastic straws, produce bags

Plastic straws, disposable utensils and beverage stirrers may soon be on their way out of Palo Alto as part of the city's...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2019
Last comment by use paper and compost, on Jun 13, 2019 at 4:02 pm | 51 comments | 4648 Views

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Environmentalists cheer as Palo Alto retires incinerators

On Wednesday, the city bid farewell to its incinerators and debuted a new facility where sludge from Palo Alto and surrounding...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2019
Last comment by John, on Jun 12, 2019 at 1:52 pm | 9 comments | 3448 Views

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Afternoon power outage affects nearly 5,000 Palo Alto Utilities customers

A power outage has put nearly 5,000 Palo Alto Utilities without electricity this afternoon in the southern section of the...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2019
Last comment by Zhang Zhou, on Jun 12, 2019 at 1:36 pm | 36 comments | 9544 Views

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Guest Opinion: I feel sorry for Stanford University

Stanford is a precious community asset dedicated to educating students and providing research in all fields that affect all...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 12, 2019 at 12:18 pm | 67 comments | 6009 Views

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Community Notebook: 'Grand reopening' of downtown celebrates the end of construction

After a year of road closures and construction, Palo Alto plans to mark a "grand reopening" of its downtown with a Tuesday...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2019
Last comment by Tom from Midtown, on Jun 11, 2019 at 12:13 pm | 6 comments | 2147 Views

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Palo Alto chips in $10M for affordable housing project

A proposal to build 59 apartments for low-income residents in Palo Alto's Ventura neighborhood received a boost late Monday...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2019
Last comment by Kenny, on Jun 10, 2019 at 11:45 pm | 25 comments | 3454 Views

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Power outage affects nearly 3,000 customers in south Palo Alto

A power outage has left nearly 3,000 Palo Alto Utilities customers in the southern section of the city without electricity...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2019
Last comment by Not Again, on Jun 10, 2019 at 3:19 pm | 8 comments | 4053 Views

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Should the school district build teacher housing at Cubberley?

As the debate over whether to build housing at Cubberley Community Center heats up at the city level, the Palo Alto school...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jun 10, 2019 at 9:15 am | 30 comments | 4151 Views

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Palo Alto to raise dozens of fees to support growing salaries

With City Hall salaries on the rise, Palo Alto plans to raise most of its fees by 7.5% in July to keep up with growing expenses...

Original post made on May. 27, 2019
Last comment by Wayne Martin, on Jun 7, 2019 at 2:55 pm | 25 comments | 5078 Views

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Council clashes, compromises over housing at Cubberley

Palo Alto residents and City Council members clashed Monday night over a question that has come to dominate recent discussiona...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jun 7, 2019 at 8:13 am | 42 comments | 4674 Views

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Residents, students sound off on Stanford expansion

With Stanford University preparing for its next growth spurt, residents and students crammed into Palo Alto City Hall on...

Original post made on May. 31, 2019
Last comment by Former Stanford Grad Spouse, on Jun 6, 2019 at 2:01 pm | 26 comments | 4739 Views

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Community Notebook: Caltrain unveiling construction plans in preparation for electric fleet

Caltrain officials plan to host a public meeting on Tuesday to discuss upcoming construction at its two stations in Palo...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2019
Last comment by Ahem, on Jun 5, 2019 at 4:50 pm | 7 comments | 2481 Views

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Guest Opinion: It's time for teacher housing at Cubberley

Cubberley's redesign presents an opportunity for the community to envision new uses for 35 acres of publicly owned land and...

Original post made on May. 31, 2019
Last comment by DuvMom, on Jun 5, 2019 at 4:35 pm | 45 comments | 3806 Views

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Off Deadline: Stanford-growth plan is a huge dose of deja vu, and irony, for some

The big hurdle to approving Stanford University's growth application may be simply one of trust, which was at a low point...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2019
Last comment by Farmer Joe, on Jun 4, 2019 at 6:23 pm | 7 comments | 4075 Views

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To get more housing built, Palo Alto looks to loosen rules on San Antonio Road

Months after Palo Alto revised its zoning rules to encourage new housing in downtown and around California Avenue, the City...

Original post made on May. 21, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jun 4, 2019 at 9:37 am | 67 comments | 7548 Views
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