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Palo Alto briefly cuts power to 4K customers due to hot weather Friday night

High temperatures caused nearly 4,000 utilities customers to lose power for two hours Friday night due to a state mandate...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2020
Last comment by Erick Fred, 3 hours ago | 2 comments | 634 Views

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They made posters to support the Black Lives Matter movement. Hours later, the project was defaced with racist messages.

Palo Alto Youth Art Protest's anti-racism posters were defaced on Aug. 8 by a man seen on video spray-painting the messages...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2020
Last comment by Outsider, 8 hours ago | 2 comments | 1654 Views

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As Target eyes former Fry's building, Palo Alto rethinks its housing plan

With prospects for housing at the former site of Fry's Electronics fading, city leaders and residents are weighing a more...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, 11 hours ago | 27 comments | 8458 Views

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Palo Alto's Gallery House reopens for first in-person exhibition

Even pre-pandemic, it's fair to say most galleries were always "touchless" but the concept has taken on a couple of new meanings...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2020
Last comment by Joan Hancock, 16 hours ago | 1 comment | 892 Views

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Silicon Valley's underground food movement is driven by Instagram and COVID economics

While informal food ventures have long existed in neighborhoods throughout the Bay Area, a new wave of businesses have taken...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2020
Last comment by joannaas, 16 hours ago | 5 comments | 3249 Views

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Palo Alto's COVID-19 numbers are growing

Nearly five months into the coronavirus shutdown and the number of new COVID-19 cases in Palo Alto is rising sharply after...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2020
Last comment by Jim, on Aug 12, 2020 at 10:53 pm | 60 comments | 30146 Views

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Santa Clara County considers fines for COVID-19 health code violations

Neglecting to wear a mask in public or failing to socially distance could soon carry a hefty fine of up to $500 in Santa...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2020
Last comment by Really??, on Aug 12, 2020 at 9:49 am | 8 comments | 4395 Views

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Palo Alto Speaks forum aims to shed light on race, equity

Palo Alto is seeking input from members of the Black and brown communities regarding their experiences in the city with race...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 12, 2020 at 9:42 am | 5 comments | 1451 Views

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Open Foothills Park to all? The costs are high, panel says

More visitors -- regardless of ZIP code -- and the behaviors they exhibit would affect the health of Foothills Park, a panel...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2020
Last comment by Maggie, on Aug 11, 2020 at 8:09 pm | 32 comments | 5360 Views

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When jazz royalty came to Paly: Monk's long-lost record (nearly) goes public

Jazz fans looking forward to this week's release of "Palo Alto" by Thelonious Monk are in for some bad news. Read the...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 11, 2020 at 9:54 am | 9 comments | 8505 Views

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Why is California failing so badly to stop the Covid 19 virus?

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/usa/california/ 1 - Lack of Personal Responsibility We took a long walk...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jul. 13, 2020
Last comment by mauricio, on Aug 10, 2020 at 10:16 am | 26 comments | 914 Views

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Former Palo Alto City Councilman Grant Spaeth dies at 88

Grant Spaeth, a former Palo Alto city councilman, died on July 28 at 88 years old. His wife, Lori Spaeth, said the cause...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by Michael Novelli, on Aug 9, 2020 at 1:47 pm | 5 comments | 3935 Views

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Around Town: Bay Trail extension gives nature lovers more room to roam

In the latest Around Town column, a rundown of a new place for Midpeninsula nature lovers to roam, the lack of local measures...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 8, 2020 at 8:24 pm | 1 comment | 3952 Views

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Tobacco retailers sue Palo Alto over new ban

Four Palo Alto tobacco-shop owners are suing the city, claiming its new ban on vape and flavored tobacco products violates...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2020
Last comment by Palo Alto Resident, on Aug 8, 2020 at 7:59 am | 11 comments | 6075 Views

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Shop Talk: Midpeninsula loses Muji, Jos. A. Bank

In the latest Shop Talk column, news about Japanese retailer Muji and men's clothing company Jos. A. Bank closing their Palo...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2020
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Despite opposition, Chick-fil-A lands in Redwood City with long lines

Despite some initial controversy, a franchise of fast food chain Chick-fil-A is now open for takeout at 536 Whipple Ave....

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2020
Last comment by DanWaylonis, on Aug 6, 2020 at 4:33 pm | 1 comment | 1915 Views

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Around Town: Palo Alto firefighters return after nine days at the Hog Fire

In the latest Around Town column, news about a Palo Alto fire crew that helped deter the Hog Fire in Lassen County, a $2...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2020
Last comment by Palo Alto Resident, on Aug 3, 2020 at 11:51 am | 2 comments | 2999 Views

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Santa Clara County supervisors propose sales tax to fill $250M deficit

The board of supervisors is looking into a sales tax measure to patch up a massive hole in the county's budget during the...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2020
Last comment by musical, on Jul 30, 2020 at 6:11 pm | 20 comments | 4549 Views

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CASP presents its first virtual exhibition

Palo Alto's city-sponsored Cubberley Artist Studio Program is presenting its first virtual exhibition, featuring the work...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by cloudja, on Jul 30, 2020 at 5:46 pm | 1 comment | 1085 Views

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Around Town: T-shirt fundraiser utilizes Black Lives Matter mural to assist nonprofit

In the latest Around Town column, news about Palo Alto's Black Lives Matter mural now available on a new T-shirt, a renewed...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2020
Last comment by Nadir, on Jul 30, 2020 at 2:35 pm | 3 comments | 4149 Views
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