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As stores struggle, Palo Alto prepares to let offices fill retail spaces

Seeking to stem the economic damage from COVID-19, Palo Alto is weighing a measure that could shake up the local retail scene:...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2020
Last comment by Murphy, on Nov 9, 2020 at 10:55 pm | 32 comments | 8408 Views

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Nonprofit book bag sale; free books for nonprofits

The Friends of the Palo Alto Library is offering 30,000+ used books for sale, at $5 per bag, throughout the month of November....

Original post made by kareninca on Nov. 5, 2020
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Fewer events, more enforcement: City proposes conditions for Castilleja's expansion

Seeking to bridge the yawning gap between Castilleja School and a vocal group of neighbors who vehemently oppose the school's...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, on Nov 4, 2020 at 10:52 am | 31 comments | 5053 Views

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Palo Alto commissioners bristle at council's push to exert more control over advisory bodies

A new effort by the City Council to strengthen its control over the city's commission system is facing backlash from some...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 4, 2020 at 10:16 am | 24 comments | 3837 Views

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Facing a lawsuit, Palo Alto looks to permanently expand Foothills Park access

Spurred by a lawsuit from a coalition that includes the ACLU and the NAACP, Palo Alto is preparing to permanently abolish...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2020
Last comment by PaloAltoCitizen, on Nov 3, 2020 at 7:31 am | 109 comments | 11214 Views

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Philippe Rey of Adolescent Counseling Services honored with Kiwanis Angel award

Philippe Rey, executive director of Adolescent Counseling Services, has won the ninth annual Kiwanis Angel Award for his...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2020
Last comment by Sally Bemus, on Nov 2, 2020 at 3:03 pm | 2 comments | 4074 Views

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As Target eyes former Fry's building, Palo Alto rethinks its housing plan

With prospects for housing at the former site of Fry's Electronics fading, city leaders and residents are weighing a more...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Oct 31, 2020 at 4:19 pm | 54 comments | 14487 Views

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Around Town: Volunteers make a difference by building book cubbies

In the latest Around Town column, news about local volunteers building book cubbies for low-income students, a group of musicians...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3183 Views

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Pacific Art League goes 'Beyond 2020' with new exhibition

The Pacific Art League (PAL) has decided to brave the storm and hold its annual anniversary exhibition while finding innovative...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2020
Last comment by , on Oct 30, 2020 at 3:58 pm | 1 comment | 2503 Views

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Shop Talk: Levi's new NextGen store, Gorjana jewelry join Stanford Shopping Center

In the latest Shop Talk retail column, read about a jewelry brand and Levi's first North American NextGen store at Stanford...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2741 Views

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Palo Alto nixes plan to 'muzzle' commissioners

The City Council backed away Monday from contentious proposals that would have restricted the ability of local commissioners...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Oct 29, 2020 at 9:57 pm | 3 comments | 2571 Views

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Plummeting revenues threaten planned public safety building

With the local economy in tatters and city revenues on a steep decline, Palo Alto is preparing to reconsider its most ambitious...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2020
Last comment by Rebecca Eisenberg, on Oct 26, 2020 at 5:56 pm | 23 comments | 6502 Views

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Around Town: Magical Bridge playground set to reopen in Palo Alto

In the latest Around Town column, news about plans to reopen the popular Magical Bridge playground in Palo Alto, why Santa...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2020
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California schools see big jump in homeless students

California's escalating cost of living has led to a 48% surge in the state's homeless student population over the past decade,...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2020
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Oct 22, 2020 at 7:10 pm | 1 comment | 2539 Views

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Bucking California's relaxed guidelines for large venues, Santa Clara County to keep stadiums, theme parks closed

Professional sporting events will not be allowed to have audiences and theme parks will not resume operation anytime soon...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2020
Last comment by chris, on Oct 22, 2020 at 12:48 pm | 5 comments | 4775 Views

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Mystery behind donated photo album leads woman on search for long-lost family connection

A donation to the Friends of the Palo Alto Library led to the discovery of a series of photographs of a now-deceased Palo...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2020
Last comment by Donald R. Beal, on Oct 21, 2020 at 8:34 am | 7 comments | 10895 Views

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Palo Alto's 'inclusive' playground excluded from reopening plan

Since opening in 2015, the Magical Bridge has stood out as the city's only "inclusive" playground -- geared toward visitors...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2020
Last comment by Ben Wahl, on Oct 20, 2020 at 11:09 pm | 6 comments | 6407 Views

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With new rules, City Council looks to tighten its grip over boards, commissions

Palo Alto's long-standing system of citizen boards and commissions could see a shake-up Monday, when the City Council prepares...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Oct 19, 2020 at 4:20 pm | 15 comments | 2778 Views

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malls and retail Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County is now allowing malls and retails to open for indoor customers without any capacity limitations. Anyone...

Original post made by Natalie Fisher on Oct. 19, 2020
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Why doesn’t City Council ban trick-or-treating?

Wouldn’t that be the right thing to do during this pandemic? Beverly Hills just banned it....

Original post made by Resident on Oct. 18, 2020
Last comment by MVresident2003, on Oct 18, 2020 at 9:32 pm | 1 comment | 306 Views
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