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In Palo Alto City Council race, it's anybody's game

Here's what you need to know about the seven people running for Palo Alto City Council and where they stand on key issues....

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2022
Last comment by resident3, 1 hour ago | 6 comments | 1529 Views

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Palo Alto school board candidates share their experiences in education

In their own words, the four candidates seeking two open seats on the Palo Alto Board of Education share their experience...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2022
Last comment by Greene and Paly Parent, 1 hour ago | 11 comments | 3424 Views

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Brian Hamachek: Preserve and protect

Brian Hamachek wants to change City Hall culture to preserve the character of the city. More than any other candidate in...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2022
Last comment by Local Resident, 3 hours ago | 1 comment | 588 Views

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No slates, but plenty of affinities in Palo Alto's council race

Each of Palo Alto's seven candidates for City Council is officially running an independent campaign and is not a party to...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2022
Last comment by Sheri, 5 hours ago | 7 comments | 2211 Views

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Caltrain plan to rebuild San Francisquito Bridge may upend Palo Alto's rail priorities

A proposal by Caltrain to replace the aged bridge over San Francisquito Creek may force Palo Alto to speed up its plans for...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2022
Last comment by Chase Belker, 6 hours ago | 24 comments | 7570 Views

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'Pod house' found in violation of several city building codes

A Palo Alto home that's been touted as a model for affordable shared housing because it's been renovated with 14 small sleeping...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2022
Last comment by Native to the BAY, 8 hours ago | 40 comments | 16512 Views

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With fiber expansion, Palo Alto prepares for fierce competition

Palo Alto is still at least five years away from a citywide fiber network, but 738 residents had already contributed $50...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2022
Last comment by densely, 10 hours ago | 40 comments | 6602 Views

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Palo Alto takes aim at water heaters to curb carbon emissions

Seeking to accelerate its climate change efforts, Palo Alto unveiled on Tuesday an ambitious new program that would replace...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2022
Last comment by Walter Sobchak, 11 hours ago | 30 comments | 6880 Views

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Santa Clara Valley Water District candidates focus on a sustainable water future

The two people who are facing off in the Nov. 8 election for the district 7 seat on the Valley Water board of directors weigh...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2022
Last comment by Palo Alto Madiha, on Sep 29, 2022 at 10:27 pm | 10 comments | 2380 Views

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Where the Palo Alto City Council candidates stand on rail crossings

This year's seven City Council candidates explain which designs they support for Palo Alto's rail crossings and how to get...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2022
Last comment by William Hitchens, on Sep 28, 2022 at 11:39 am | 19 comments | 5046 Views

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The sheriff's race: What they'd do if elected

How the scandal-plagued Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office will operate in a post-Laurie Smith era will be determined by...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2022
Last comment by Neal, on Sep 27, 2022 at 8:16 pm | 2 comments | 3324 Views

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Junior Museum and Zoo removes birds from view amid avian flu outbreak

Concerned about a bird flu outbreak, the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo has removed its birds from public viewing and canceled...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2022
Last comment by Consider Your Options. , on Sep 27, 2022 at 2:05 pm | 5 comments | 3047 Views

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Where the Palo Alto City Council candidates stand on crime, policing

This year's seven council candidates explain their greatest concerns when it comes to crime and to how the city's police...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2022
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 27, 2022 at 7:31 am | 23 comments | 4531 Views

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Where the Palo Alto City Council candidates stand on housing

The candidates propose how Palo Alto should plan for meeting a state mandate of 6,000 more housing units while keeping single-family...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2022
Last comment by PaloAltoVoter, on Sep 26, 2022 at 3:07 pm | 1 comment | 2297 Views

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Here's how this year's Palo Alto City Council candidates want to serve you if elected

In their own words, the seven candidates seeking three open seats on the Palo Alto City Council share their qualifications,...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Sep 25, 2022 at 5:50 pm | 30 comments | 6246 Views

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Audit scrutinizes complaint against Palo Alto officer over 'race card' comment

Palo Alto's independent police auditor took issue with the department's response to an officer who reportedly joked about...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2022
Last comment by Mike Taylor, on Sep 25, 2022 at 9:45 am | 12 comments | 2684 Views

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Stanford purchases 759 apartments off Sand Hill Road

Seizing an unexpected opportunity to increase its housing options, Stanford has purchased Oak Creek Apartments, a 759-unit...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2022
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Sep 23, 2022 at 10:08 am | 8 comments | 3753 Views

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Palo Alto reaches settlement in suit over gas transfers

The city of Palo Alto would issue refunds totaling $17 million to its gas customers under a proposed settlement with a resident...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Sep 21, 2022 at 11:13 pm | 17 comments | 3198 Views

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Landlords push back against proposed rental registry

Protections for renters have long been a hot topic in Palo Alto, where sky-high rents have contributed to what city leaders...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2022
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Sep 21, 2022 at 1:21 pm | 37 comments | 6778 Views

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What issues matter to this year's Palo Alto City Council candidates?

This year's City Council candidates explain what issues are of high concern to them and what they propose should be done...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2022
Last comment by tmp, on Sep 21, 2022 at 10:53 am | 1 comment | 2977 Views
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