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As fire danger increases, emergency responders keep watchful eye on the foothills

With wildfire threats growing, Palo Alto is looking to shut down barbecue pits in the foothills, accelerate its efforts to...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2021
Last comment by TimR, on Sep 1, 2021 at 7:44 pm | 2 comments | 6322 Views

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Opinion: To restore California's ecosystems, we must adopt smarter permitting

Many of these ecosystems are in dire health, and climate change is now accelerating the loss of biodiversity already underway. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2021
Last comment by community member, on Aug 31, 2021 at 4:39 pm | 3 comments | 4219 Views

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Housing bill that allows cities to increase density clears state Assembly

A state bill that would allow cities to override voter-enacted zoning restrictions to construct housing developments eked...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2021
Last comment by Andy, on Aug 31, 2021 at 3:38 pm | 20 comments | 8302 Views

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New committee seeks to boost Palo Alto's climate-change efforts

It's been over five years since the City Council adopted an ambitious goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 80%...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2021
Last comment by Annette, on Aug 29, 2021 at 1:56 pm | 18 comments | 11826 Views

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Opinion: What most people don't know will hurt us

Earlier this year, the City Council agreed to work toward this scenario in a decade: Almost every new car in Palo Alto is...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2021
Last comment by Robert Neff, on Aug 26, 2021 at 11:15 pm | 26 comments | 10579 Views

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Council drops exploration of train viaduct in south Palo Alto

Faced with few good options for redesigning south Palo Alto’s two rail crossings, the City Council agreed Monday to eliminate...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2021
Last comment by Old Steve, on Aug 25, 2021 at 4:26 pm | 19 comments | 16659 Views

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Census data highlights shifting demographics in Palo Alto neighborhoods

Data from the 2020 census offers a snapshot of a city that continues to undergo steady -- if uneven -- change. In some areas,...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2021
Last comment by Anonymous, on Aug 23, 2021 at 5:41 pm | 16 comments | 23063 Views

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Groups to hold Sunday rally in light of racist incident at Fuki Sushi

The Ventura Neighborhood and Barron Park associations are hosting a rally at Bol Park on Sunday at 11 a.m. to celebrate diversity...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, on Aug 22, 2021 at 1:19 pm | 4 comments | 7412 Views

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As church prepares to welcome vehicle dwellers, neighbors clamor for background checks

Unitarian Universalist Church's plans to launch a safe parking program on its lot has faced a new obstacle from its neighbors...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2021
Last comment by Laura Cannon, on Aug 21, 2021 at 1:21 pm | 65 comments | 11281 Views

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State effort to decertify officers picks up political momentum

California state legislators are advancing a bill that would permanently strip badges from police officers found guilty of...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2021
Last comment by Covid-Kid, on Aug 21, 2021 at 11:23 am | 4 comments | 5387 Views

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Palo Alto mulls COVID vaccine requirement for city workers

As Palo Alto moves ahead with reopening in-person services at City Hall, the city is considering whether to institute a vaccine...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2021
Last comment by Roger Azarian, on Aug 19, 2021 at 3:14 pm | 30 comments | 7315 Views

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Lambert Avenue housing project wins support in Palo Alto

Despite concerns about affordability and density, the Palo Alto City Council gave generally positive reviews Monday to the...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2021
Last comment by Me 2, on Aug 19, 2021 at 12:28 pm | 11 comments | 8826 Views

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After receiving vulgar phone calls and death threat, Palo Alto council member is speaking out

City Council member Lydia Kou was the target of sexual harassment and a death threat, and now she's speaking out to prevent...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2021
Last comment by ALB, on Aug 18, 2021 at 10:49 pm | 23 comments | 10738 Views

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Developer proposes 73 housing units on University Avenue block

After dropping its plans to build apartments next to the California Avenue Caltrain station, Smith Development is now proposing...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2021
Last comment by Anonymous, on Aug 18, 2021 at 8:11 pm | 17 comments | 6031 Views

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Family hopes to preserve Lefkowitz legacy at site of new bike bridge

Benjamin Lefkowitz never got to ride through the seasonal undercrossing that bears his name. Now, as the city moves to replace...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2021
Last comment by Me 2, on Aug 18, 2021 at 12:13 pm | 16 comments | 6363 Views

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Sheriff comes out swinging against county supervisors' allegations of jails mismanagement

Embattled Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith said on Tuesday she would support investigations into her management of...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2021
Last comment by Not Good Enough, on Aug 17, 2021 at 7:33 pm | 1 comment | 4498 Views

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Too much housing? Palo Alto among cities appealing their regional mandates

Despite general consensus that the region needs more housing, more than two dozen cities and Santa Clara County are appealing...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 15, 2021 at 3:17 am | 45 comments | 10922 Views

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Stanford University's first new school in seven decades takes shape

Stanford University is honing in on climate and sustainability issues at its new school that is dedicated to the environmental...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2021
Last comment by community member, on Aug 14, 2021 at 3:53 pm | 4 comments | 22308 Views

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Council backs plan for transitional housing near the Baylands

Eager to strike a blow against homelessness, Palo Alto agreed late Monday night to pursue a transitional-housing complex...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 13, 2021 at 1:03 pm | 25 comments | 8900 Views

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Opinion: Wasting away, Palo Alto style

Palo Alto has always been ahead of its time -- open space, open classrooms, bike lanes. Though not everyone has agreed on...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on Aug 13, 2021 at 1:03 pm | 2 comments | 10048 Views
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