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Vote NO on Measure RR; the sales tax for CalTrain

There are many reasons to not approve Measure RR. RR is an increase in the already woefully high sales taxes being charged...

Original post made by looking on on Sep. 26, 2020
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How Misfits Bakehouse became the source of the Bay Area's best gluten-free goods

An interview with Mina Makram an Egyptian refugee, former engineer and self-taught baker determined to overcome the "stigma"...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2020
Last comment by MidtownMom, on Sep 24, 2020 at 3:07 pm | 3 comments | 3595 Views

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Veterans thank their Caregivers

This is one of a number of banners that have just been placed at numerous Palo Alto VA Health Care System sites by the Veterans...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Sep. 23, 2020
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Fire evacuation warnings sparked confusion for some Palo Alto Hills residents

Palo Alto Hills residents have drawn concern about messages from the city about a possible evacuation warning for their community,...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 19, 2020 at 8:59 pm | 9 comments | 5089 Views

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Around Town: Cities, groups invite locals to make their mark on a 'Wishing Tree'

In the latest Around Town column, news about a Paly student's project that aims to bridge generations, a community "Wishing...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2020
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House fire displaces family, forces evacuations in Palo Alto

A midday blaze that burned a two-story home on Tuesday forced a family of four to flee the building and caused police to...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2020
Last comment by Rebecca Eisenberg, on Sep 16, 2020 at 3:43 pm | 2 comments | 14052 Views

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State moves Santa Clara County to red tier, allowing more businesses to reopen

Santa Clara County has moved to the less restrictive red tier in California's color-coded classification system that determines...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2020
Last comment by chris, on Sep 15, 2020 at 7:50 pm | 10 comments | 11144 Views

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Labor talks sputter as Palo Alto approves major budget cuts

Palo Alto concluded one of its most brutal budget seasons in recent memory on Monday night, when the City Council approved...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2020
Last comment by Rebecca Eisenberg, on Sep 13, 2020 at 9:12 pm | 28 comments | 8140 Views

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Around Town: COVID-19 survivor meets man who received her convalescent plasma

In the latest Around Town column, news about two COVID-19 survivors connected through a donation of convalescent plasma,...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2020
There are no comments yet. 6226 Views

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Men's apparel brand closes 'top store' in Palo Alto after more than 40 years

Patrick James, an upscale menswear retailer, is closing one of its brick-and mortar-stores in Palo Alto's Town & Country...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2020
Last comment by Fancher, on Sep 12, 2020 at 9:19 am | 4 comments | 15373 Views

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Wildfire smoke darkens sky while layer of fog protects Bay Area air quality

Smoke from the August Complex fires in Mendocino County settled on top of a marine layer in the Bay Area Wednesday, turning...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Sep 11, 2020 at 11:43 pm | 4 comments | 8051 Views

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Santa Clara County advises businesses to seek legal counsel for customer COVID-19 issues

Santa Clara County officials advised business owners Wednesday to seek legal counsel rather than appealing to the county...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2020
Last comment by SCC Rules = SCC Enforcement, on Sep 10, 2020 at 2:04 pm | 4 comments | 2690 Views

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One woman's homemade meals feed a community in need

A new friendship between two Palo Alto neighbors that began with a delivery of nightly meals has led to a self-published...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2020
Last comment by NanaDi, on Sep 10, 2020 at 12:33 pm | 4 comments | 4719 Views

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Palo Alto ponders supporting state propositions on tax reform, affirmative action

Palo Alto voters will get to weigh in on a dizzying array of issues this fall, with measures and propositions on voting eligibility,...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2020
Last comment by Jennifer Bestor, on Sep 10, 2020 at 10:39 am | 3 comments | 4427 Views

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Man shoots, kills woman outside her birthday party

A man who allegedly shot and killed his ex-girlfriend during her birthday party and a memorial event for her brother in East...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2020
Last comment by MMH72, on Sep 8, 2020 at 7:43 pm | 1 comment | 37088 Views

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The things I remember about Palo Alto while growing up:

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Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Oct. 19, 2006
Last comment by Steve L, on Sep 8, 2020 at 5:52 am | 1199 comments | 362963 Views

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Around Town: With $2K donation, humane society supports Barron Park donkeys' medical expenses

In the latest Around Town column, news about a donation to Barron Park's beloved donkeys, candidates for Palo Alto's Human...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2020
Last comment by think again, on Sep 7, 2020 at 1:42 pm | 2 comments | 4630 Views

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Officials urge electrical conservation amid heat wave

Palo Alto Utilities and the California Independent System Operator officials are renewing an appeal for electrical conservation...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Sep 6, 2020 at 6:42 pm | 2 comments | 2892 Views

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Here's a list of schools in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties that can reopen for in-person instruction

Here is a list of the Santa Clara and San Mateo county districts and schools that have been approved to reopen early for...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2020
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Lightning-sparked fires spread smoke over the Midpeninsula

Multiple lightning-ignited fires in San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties began sending smoke into Palo Alto and other local...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2020
Last comment by Judith Wasserman, on Sep 4, 2020 at 11:12 am | 15 comments | 37742 Views
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