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AROUND TOWN

City turns focus on hate crimes at community meeting this Wednesday

Palo Alto is holding an open discussion this Wednesday to help inform the public about hate crimes and how the city and Santa...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2021
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Oct 19, 2021 at 8:36 pm | 2 comments | 3703 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Plan for lifting mask mandate announced by Bay Area health officers

The counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma and the City of Berkeley...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2021
Last comment by Jane, on Oct 19, 2021 at 8:03 pm | 48 comments | 9710 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Utility customers to get 'smart meters'

In a move that aims to make Palo Alto's utilities more efficient, city leaders voted to approve $18.1 million in contracts...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2021
Last comment by Jane, on Oct 19, 2021 at 7:53 pm | 9 comments | 6633 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City moves to expand tree-protection rules

Palo Alto famously loves its trees -- as its namesake redwood, official seal and Urban Forest Master Plan proudly testify....

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2021
Last comment by cmarg, on Oct 19, 2021 at 7:15 pm | 16 comments | 9136 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

A death at the Opportunity Center raises questions about security and care

Jeffrey Cutter's death in his apartment at Palo Alto's Opportunity Center on June 12 has raised questions for his mother,...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2021
Last comment by Neighborhood moms, on Oct 19, 2021 at 1:38 pm | 8 comments | 12577 Views

AROUND TOWN

Developer sues Palo Alto over failure to build downtown garage

After exploring and rejecting the idea of constructing a new downtown garage, Palo Alto is now embroiled in litigation with...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2021
Last comment by ccb in midtown, on Oct 19, 2021 at 10:17 am | 8 comments | 7923 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan for interim housing facility near the Baylands moves ahead

Inspired by the example of Mountain View, Palo Alto on Monday enthusiastically advanced a proposal to build an interim housing...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2021
Last comment by ccb in midtown, on Oct 19, 2021 at 9:25 am | 5 comments | 9824 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto scrambles to react to barrage of new housing laws

City planners are crafting an "urgency ordinance" to comply with laws that streamline approval processes for residential...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2021
Last comment by Local, on Oct 17, 2021 at 9:37 pm | 11 comments | 11092 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man arrested after alleged violent downtown hate crime

Two people were attacked during a violent hate crime assault in downtown Palo Alto early Sunday morning, and the suspect...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2021
Last comment by Paly02, on Oct 17, 2021 at 7:38 pm | 27 comments | 11124 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PUBLIC AGENDA: Discussion on housing impact fees; updates on school construction projects

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Oct. 18. Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2021/10/15/public-agenda-discussion-on-housing-impa...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3106 Views

SPORTS

MacLeod 'magic' helps drive Menlo-Atherton's potent offense

Matt MacLeod put on a display of precision passing Friday, completing 20 of 22 passes for 294 yards and four touchdowns to...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3603 Views

AROUND TOWN

By popular demand, Palo Alto prepares to expand Boulware Park

When Ventura residents talk about their vision for the neighborhood's future, parks usually top the wish list. Now, with...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2021
Last comment by Citizen, on Oct 16, 2021 at 9:26 am | 3 comments | 7355 Views

BOOKS

The Zoppé Family Circus carries on a centuries-old tradition

Having survived multiple wars and two pandemics, the Zoppé Circus is celebrating its 12th anniversary in Redwood City, with...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1858 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Are immigrants getting left out of California's rent relief?

Non-English speaking immigrants face some of the biggest hurdles to receiving California rent relief. Advocates say informal...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2021
Last comment by Ron Davis, on Oct 15, 2021 at 3:45 pm | 3 comments | 6188 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pandemic induces staff shortages at local schools

Midpeninsula school districts are having trouble finding people to fill a variety of positions, including substitute teachers,...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on Oct 15, 2021 at 9:26 am | 1 comment | 6313 Views

AROUND TOWN

Earthwise Productions hosts a free show with singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier

Singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier performs a free outdoor concert Oct. 17 in Palo Alto, where she'll perform songs from her...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2021
Last comment by , on Oct 14, 2021 at 7:35 pm | 1 comment | 1540 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

End-of-life law now reduces waiting period to 48 hours

The state's process of approving requests by terminally ill patients to end their lives will be streamlined, thanks to a...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2021
Last comment by Lillian Taylor, on Oct 14, 2021 at 3:44 pm | 6 comments | 4107 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Newsom signs housing bills that reform single-family zoning

Having survived the recall attempt, the governor has signed two bold housing bills, including one that would reform zoning...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2021
Last comment by Long Time Builder, on Oct 14, 2021 at 3:29 pm | 37 comments | 21535 Views

SPORTS

Prep football preview: What games to watch this weekend

After snapping a four-game losing streak with a 14-13 win over Terra Nova, Sacred Heart Prep heads to Menlo-Atherton for...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3672 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Out of weeds grows a Palo Alto pumpkin patch

The land behind the Midtown Palo Alto Baskin-Robbins store has been empty for a long time. This fall, thanks to the ice cream...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on Oct 14, 2021 at 8:29 am | 11 comments | 6601 Views
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