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PALO ALTO ISSUES

New numbers, same concerns as Palo Alto challenges housing mandate

A recent adjustment by regional planners could lower the number of housing units the city is required to plan for between...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2021
Last comment by Longtime Resident, 29 minutes ago | 9 comments | 4025 Views

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Palo Alto middle, high schools unlikely to reopen this school year

It's unlikely that Palo Alto Unified middle and high schools will reopen for hybrid instruction this academic year, Superintendent...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2021
Last comment by Parent, 10 hours ago | 14 comments | 5684 Views

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Prime for housing? New apartment plan targets 'moderate' earners

A residential block in the College Terrace neighborhood could become the site of a 24-unit apartment building under a proposal...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, on Jan 17, 2021 at 1:43 am | 3 comments | 2273 Views

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Letters to the editor

<B>Day from hell Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2021/01/15/letters-to-the-editor posted...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, on Jan 15, 2021 at 6:49 pm | 2 comments | 247 Views

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After political tussle, Burt on track to join the VTA board

When elected leaders from four north Santa Clara County cities meet later this month to pick their representative for the...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2021
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jan 15, 2021 at 5:12 pm | 14 comments | 3478 Views

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Debate over Foothills Park access continues as Palo Alto weighs new restrictions

Nearly a month after Palo Alto opened the once-exclusive Foothills Park to the broader public, city leaders are preparing...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2021
Last comment by R. Cavendish, on Jan 15, 2021 at 3:01 pm | 14 comments | 4976 Views

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Relief, gratitude among seniors receiving COVID-19 vaccines

Residents at Channing House, a senior independent living and long-term care center, say COVID-19 vaccines are the first step...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2978 Views

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An Alternative View: Drastic decision keeps police information from the public

The Palo Alto Police Department definitely made a mistake when it abruptly sent an email to local media on Tuesday, Jan....

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2021
Last comment by Exactly , on Jan 15, 2021 at 5:47 am | 1 comment | 1301 Views

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As visitors flock to Foothills Park, city plans to restrict access

Concerned about the recent surge of visitors to Foothills Park, city leaders are planning to restrict access to the preserve...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jan 14, 2021 at 8:01 am | 55 comments | 11964 Views

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Poor decision to encrypt police radio transmissions should be reconsidered

For a city famous for its long, drawn-out deliberations involving plenty of public input, this week's sudden announcement...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, on Jan 11, 2021 at 11:51 am | 10 comments | 4750 Views

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Politics cast a cloud over Palo Alto's representation on the VTA

As Palo Alto prepares to win representation on the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority board, City Council members...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jan 9, 2021 at 1:45 pm | 7 comments | 3227 Views

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Plans for Palo Alto History Museum remain in limbo as City Council rebuffs funding requests

Facing a financial downturn, Palo Alto's elected leaders are rebuffing a request for more funding from a nonprofit looking...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2020
Last comment by James, on Jan 6, 2021 at 4:26 pm | 21 comments | 5659 Views

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DuBois and Burt tapped to lead Palo Alto as mayor, vice mayor

Tom DuBois, a steadfast member of the Palo Alto City Council's "residentialist" majority, and Pat Burt, a political veteran...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jan 6, 2021 at 11:08 am | 20 comments | 7107 Views

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Best Of Palo Alto: Real estate software transforms museum collection into a virtual gallery

How do you take an entire museum and put it online during a global health crisis? For the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2021
Last comment by community member, on Jan 5, 2021 at 2:38 pm | 1 comment | 5882 Views

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Best Of Palo Alto: Iconic bookstore weathers pandemic without a single layoff

When the pandemic forced Kepler's Books & Magazines to close its doors to the public in March, the independent bookseller...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2021
Last comment by Linda Heiliger, on Jan 4, 2021 at 3:38 pm | 3 comments | 10117 Views

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Nearly 100K COVID-19 vaccines received by Santa Clara County, second doses to begin next week

Almost 100,000 health care workers and first responders have received COVID-19 vaccines as of Dec. 31. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2021
Last comment by Barron Parker Too, on Jan 4, 2021 at 3:16 pm | 2 comments | 4874 Views

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Does the water taste different to anyone?

Over the last day or two, I noticed that the water in Palo Alto has a strange taste to it. Well, specifically, it has a strange...

Original post made by Nayeli on Jan. 4, 2021
There are no comments yet. 201 Views

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Test your knowledge of Palo Alto happenings in 2020 with our news quiz

Think you know a thing or two about the past 12 months in Palo Alto news? Take our quiz to find out if you've really been...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3088 Views

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No longer exclusive, Foothills Park welcomes residents from outside Palo Alto for the first time

A park that for decades has had what might be the highest "entry fee" in the country -- that is, the price of a Palo Alto...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2020
Last comment by TimR, on Dec 31, 2020 at 8:02 pm | 118 comments | 20787 Views

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As COVID-19 batters the local economy, Palo Alto plots a comeback

City leaders have found themselves staring at two distinct but related assignments: manage a raging health crisis and try...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Dec 24, 2020 at 7:25 pm | 34 comments | 12379 Views
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