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Local voter guide

It's just hours before Election Day polls open. While many voters have already cast their votes through early polling or...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2016
Last comment by Mama, on Nov 7, 2016 at 7:39 pm | 20 comments | 10950 Views


Palo Alto to raise water and refuse rates

The drought may be over, but Palo Alto's water forecast shows rates going up every year for the next decade, starting with...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2017
Last comment by musical, on Jun 21, 2017 at 11:00 pm | 20 comments | 6127 Views


Festival of the Arts to draw tens of thousands downtown

The Palo Alto Festival of the Arts returns to downtown this weekend, when visitors view by more than 300 artists, bring their...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2017
Last comment by Julie Armitano, on Aug 28, 2017 at 2:22 pm | 20 comments | 6080 Views


Council votes to create Palo Alto Day

Residents, mark your calendars. Palo Alto Day is right around the corner. Read the full story here

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2018
Last comment by John Kelley, on Apr 10, 2018 at 9:08 am | 20 comments | 8245 Views


Real Estate Matters: Market showing signs of chilling

With the beginning of fall, buyers and sellers want to know what to expect in the real estate market this season. Read the...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2018
Last comment by Changing Demographics of PA, on Nov 21, 2018 at 7:10 pm | 20 comments | 7100 Views


Google buys SSL site for $70 million

Google has reportedly purchased a 100,693-square-foot manufacturing building at 3850 Fabian Way in Palo Alto's Adobe-Meadows...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2018
Last comment by resident, on Dec 20, 2018 at 11:50 am | 20 comments | 25038 Views


County activates cold-weather shelter services

Plummeting temperatures have prompted Santa Clara County officials to open additional bed spaces to help shelter homeless...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2019
Last comment by R.Davis, on Jan 12, 2019 at 5:18 pm | 20 comments | 6921 Views


Plan for downtown Palo Alto garage stalls

Palo Alto’s multi-year effort to build a new downtown garage took a unexpected turn Monday night, when the City Council...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2019
Last comment by Not Hayes Architects please, on Feb 26, 2019 at 7:14 pm | 20 comments | 9698 Views


In a bid to woo Google, Palo Alto shared confidential utility information

Newly released documents reveal that the city of Palo Alto, in its effort to join Google Fiber Cities program, provided the...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2019
Last comment by Citizen, on Mar 20, 2019 at 6:38 pm | 20 comments | 17263 Views


Palo Alto rejects application for President Hotel

A proposal to convert President Hotel Apartments to a luxury hotel hit a roadblock this week, when Palo Alto’s Planning...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2019
Last comment by Give him money, on Mar 11, 2019 at 6:34 pm | 20 comments | 10829 Views


Palo Alto fixes zoning 'mistake,' invites legal challenge

The Palo Alto City Council adopted a law on Monday that gives owners of non-compliant downtown buildings greater flexibility...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2019
Last comment by Rick, on Apr 9, 2019 at 10:11 am | 20 comments | 9349 Views


Palo Alto looks to distance cell antennas from homes, schools

Seeking to strike a balance between federal requirements and resident concerns, Palo Alto approved on Monday night a new...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2019
Last comment by Rick, on Apr 19, 2019 at 11:46 pm | 20 comments | 10621 Views


Contentious state housing bill punted to 2020

Senate Bill 50, a contentious bill that aimed to encourage more housing near transit, suffered a setback Thursday when the...

Original post made on May. 16, 2019
Last comment by mauricio, on May 18, 2019 at 2:19 pm | 20 comments | 6444 Views


Stanford fires back at county over new housing requirements

Stanford University pushed back this week against Santa Clara County's proposed housing requirements as part of Stanford's...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2019
Last comment by Kim Suz, on Aug 17, 2019 at 4:37 pm | 20 comments | 9267 Views


Business tax proposal moves ahead in Palo Alto

Palo Alto forged ahead Monday toward placing a business tax on the 2020 ballot when the City Council majority signaled its...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2019
Last comment by Beenherea while, on Sep 19, 2019 at 3:26 pm | 20 comments | 7339 Views


City faces color quandary over bus shelters at Stanford Research Park

Some Palo Alto officials have raised concerns about a proposal to build bus shelters at Stanford Research Park, which they...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 10, 2020 at 5:53 pm | 20 comments | 6325 Views


School board poised to place parcel tax on May ballot

The Palo Alto school board will likely approve at its Tuesday meeting putting an increased parcel tax to voters in a special...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Feb 11, 2020 at 8:49 am | 20 comments | 5757 Views


Hotels nearly empty as coronavirus 'recession' hits Palo Alto

Like other Bay Area cities, Palo Alto has seen its hotel industry screech to a halt, a development that is particularly ominous...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2020
Last comment by Elizabeth, on Mar 25, 2020 at 11:22 am | 20 comments | 12587 Views


Guest Opinion: Open streets to save Palo Alto

There is no V-shaped recovery. As we've seen in states with low cases and rapid opening, people only gradually return to...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2020
Last comment by Restaurants should be paying rent to the CITY, not their landlord, for for sidewalk space. , on Aug 4, 2020 at 3:31 pm | 20 comments | 10167 Views


Palo Alto looks to revise police use-of-force policies, but chief warns some changes go too far

After quickly banning officers from using the carotid hold, Palo Alto police is pushing back against some reforms that the...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Sep 2, 2020 at 1:47 pm | 20 comments | 9900 Views
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