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Police auditor sees its caseload swell as Palo Alto calls for more oversight

Armed with a broader scope, Palo Alto's police auditor is preparing to release its reviews of 16 different incidents involving...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2021
Last comment by Brenner, 2 hours ago | 3 comments | 2983 Views

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Sobrato threatens lawsuit over city's plans for Fry's site

Concerned about Palo Alto's plans to phase out some of the commercial uses at the former Fry's site, the owner of the property...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2021
Last comment by David L Hirsch, 10 hours ago | 1 comment | 2355 Views

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Stevenson House drops appeal of church's safe parking program

A proposal by Unitarian Universalist Church to host a safe parking program for unhoused vehicle dwellers received a boost...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2021
Last comment by relentlesscactus, 16 hours ago | 6 comments | 2924 Views

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City looks for help in fighting economic slump

With tax revenues plunging and businesses struggling to stay afloat, Palo Alto's elected leaders agree that they will need...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, 18 hours ago | 14 comments | 5515 Views

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Only 60% of Palo Alto police report being vaccinated

Despite getting early access to COVID-19 vaccines, inoculation rates among local law enforcement agencies fall below the...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, on Sep 14, 2021 at 10:48 am | 132 comments | 15621 Views

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Sutter Health settles Medicare false claims civil case for $90M

Sutter Health has agreed to pay $90 million to settle a civil lawsuit that alleged the company had overcharged a federal...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2021
Last comment by community member, on Sep 13, 2021 at 4:25 pm | 12 comments | 4288 Views

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Downtown, El Camino feel the brunt of Palo Alto's economic pain

While just about every community in Santa Clara County suffered economic setbacks during the pandemic, the pain has been...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2021
Last comment by Los Altan, on Sep 10, 2021 at 11:05 am | 51 comments | 14868 Views

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Supply shortages delay opening of Palo Alto's new bike bridge

Facing construction delays and supply shortages, Palo Alto now plans to open its new bike bridge over U.S. Highway 101 in...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2021
Last comment by AllenPod , on Sep 9, 2021 at 9:43 am | 7 comments | 8368 Views

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Locals contribute over $3.4M to fight Newsom recall

With the California recall election less than three weeks away, the campaign fighting the effort to oust Gov. Gavin Newsom...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2021
Last comment by community member, on Sep 7, 2021 at 2:27 pm | 10 comments | 12333 Views

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Apartment building eyed for The Fish Market site

The building on El Camino Real could be replaced with a five-story building with 129 apartments and ground-floor retail under...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2021
Last comment by I miss my small town feel, on Sep 7, 2021 at 8:27 am | 10 comments | 8387 Views

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Palo Alto looks to tax businesses based on square footage

As Palo Alto advances its effort to bring a business tax to the November 2022 ballot, the City Council is moving toward a...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2021
Last comment by Leland , on Sep 5, 2021 at 11:02 am | 26 comments | 6529 Views

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Police: Man shot air rifle intending to hit a student

A man who lives behind a Palo Alto elementary school has been arrested for allegedly shooting a BB gun and striking a child,...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2021
Last comment by Paige O'Neill, on Sep 4, 2021 at 4:07 pm | 7 comments | 6112 Views

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Changes for busy Palo Alto intersection just down the road

In a bid to improve traffic flow at a key Stanford Research Park intersection, Santa Clara County is moving ahead with a...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2021
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Sep 3, 2021 at 3:39 pm | 2 comments | 11358 Views

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Bill to allow more density in single-family zones passes Assembly

A housing bill that would loosen up restrictions in single-family zones by allowing subdivisions for up to four dwellings...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2021
Last comment by Lennie, on Sep 2, 2021 at 6:55 pm | 44 comments | 13662 Views

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Running dry: Reservoirs serving Valley Water reach historic lows

Extreme drought conditions have caused the Santa Clara Valley Water District's reservoirs to drop to just 12.5% of capacity,...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2021
Last comment by Resident11, on Sep 2, 2021 at 6:28 pm | 3 comments | 2867 Views

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Palo Alto to lean on police officers to address homelessness

Spurred by complaints from downtown business leaders and property owners, Palo Alto is preparing to expand the Police Department's...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2021
Last comment by Realistic, on Sep 2, 2021 at 12:36 am | 18 comments | 7177 Views

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As fire danger increases, emergency responders keep watchful eye on the foothills

With wildfire threats growing, Palo Alto is looking to shut down barbecue pits in the foothills, accelerate its efforts to...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2021
Last comment by TimR, on Sep 1, 2021 at 7:44 pm | 2 comments | 6261 Views

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Opinion: To restore California's ecosystems, we must adopt smarter permitting

Many of these ecosystems are in dire health, and climate change is now accelerating the loss of biodiversity already underway. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2021
Last comment by community member, on Aug 31, 2021 at 4:39 pm | 3 comments | 4167 Views

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Housing bill that allows cities to increase density clears state Assembly

A state bill that would allow cities to override voter-enacted zoning restrictions to construct housing developments eked...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2021
Last comment by Andy, on Aug 31, 2021 at 3:38 pm | 20 comments | 8200 Views

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New committee seeks to boost Palo Alto's climate-change efforts

It's been over five years since the City Council adopted an ambitious goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 80%...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2021
Last comment by Annette, on Aug 29, 2021 at 1:56 pm | 18 comments | 11772 Views
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