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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 Enough, on Oct 27, 2020 at 11:16 am | 1 comment | 1437 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 Leslie York, on Oct 27, 2020 at 3:48 am | 75 comments | 7743 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 | 5571 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 Pat Markevitch, on Oct 25, 2020 at 8:52 am | 21 comments | 3106 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
There are no comments yet. 2576 Views

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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 | 1899 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 | 3880 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 | 9692 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 | 5693 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 | 2326 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
There are no comments yet. 279 Views

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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 | 199 Views

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Palo Alto Unified's youngest students return to school with a new set of norms

About 650 transitional kindergarten, kindergarten and first-grade students went back to campus in person on Monday following...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2020
Last comment by Facts and Figures, on Oct 18, 2020 at 2:12 pm | 22 comments | 11472 Views

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Around Town: Stanford economists wake up to news of their Nobel Prize

In the latest Around Town column, the story of how two Stanford economists learned they won a Nobel Prize and news about...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3017 Views

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Alleged robber causes scare with replica handgun at Stanford Shopping Center

A man who reportedly had a gun at Stanford Shopping Center was arrested by Palo Alto police in connection with a robbery...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2020
Last comment by AlexDeLarge, on Oct 16, 2020 at 11:13 pm | 8 comments | 4442 Views

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Palo Alto artist exhibits painting at de Young Museum

The colorful artwork of longtime Palo Alto resident Flo de Bretagne has graced the walls of local schools, hospitals and...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2020
Last comment by Judy Kramer, on Oct 14, 2020 at 1:15 pm | 2 comments | 1282 Views

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Avenidas CEO Amy Andonian found safe

UPDATE: Amy Andonian has been found safe and unharmed by a family member, her mother, Sandra Carlson said on Tuesday afternoon....

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2020
Last comment by Bruce Gee, on Oct 13, 2020 at 12:53 pm | 4 comments | 19287 Views

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COVID-19 outbreak at Palo Alto's Channing House underscores dangers despite precautions against virus

As health leaders warn of a possibly dangerous fall and winter that could lead to new COVID-19 cases, recent outbreaks at...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2020
Last comment by Marie, on Oct 13, 2020 at 12:06 pm | 5 comments | 17225 Views

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Students protest in Palo Alto over supervisor's vote on sex assault policy study

A group of high school students on Sunday protested outside the Palo Alto home of a Santa Clara County supervisor over a...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2020
Last comment by Mom, on Oct 13, 2020 at 8:13 am | 12 comments | 2955 Views

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Two Stanford University economists win Nobel Prize

A pair of Stanford economists will share the 2020 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2020
Last comment by Bud Green, on Oct 12, 2020 at 11:04 am | 2 comments | 5207 Views
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