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<B>More bikes, fewer cars Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2021/06/25/letters posted...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2021
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Jun 25, 2021 at 11:18 pm | 2 comments | 909 Views

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To control diesel fuel spill, city plans to dig up Matadero Creek bank

In an effort to rid Matadero Creek of the last vestiges of a May 6 fuel spill that has contaminated the waterway, experts...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2021
Last comment by Not Good Enough, on Jun 25, 2021 at 1:21 pm | 3 comments | 5545 Views

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Enjoying Foothills Park after dark

Looking for a local adventure doable on a weeknight? Reporter Kate Bradshaw took her dog camping at Palo Alto's Foothills...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2021
Last comment by marc665, on Jun 25, 2021 at 11:27 am | 5 comments | 7723 Views

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Opinion: Robust connectivity is critical to Palo Alto's future

Our nation's leaders understand robust connectivity is critical to our country’s future growth. Unfortunately, Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2021
Last comment by Malcom Welby, on Jun 24, 2021 at 4:52 pm | 32 comments | 7963 Views

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Palo Alto hopes to hone its lobbying efforts in Sacramento

Seeking to expand its influence in Sacramento, the Palo Alto City Council agreed on Tuesday night to take a more focused...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2021
Last comment by Paly02, on Jun 24, 2021 at 1:24 pm | 1 comment | 3914 Views

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Divided council opts to averts budget cuts

Pointing at a brightening financial outlook, a divided City Council approved on Monday a budget that avoids most of the service...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 23, 2021 at 4:21 pm | 14 comments | 6237 Views

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University and California avenues will stay car-free through September

Palo Alto's experiment with car-free downtown streets will stretch at least until the end of September after the City Council...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 23, 2021 at 3:41 pm | 10 comments | 10025 Views

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To support affordable housing, Palo Alto eyes fee hike for office projects

Seeking to get more funding for affordable housing projects, Palo Alto is renewing its effort to sharply increase the impact...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 23, 2021 at 2:09 pm | 2 comments | 4520 Views

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Palo Alto resumes drive toward business tax

After dropping its plan for a business tax last spring, Palo Alto officially resuscitated it on Tuesday night as it seeks...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2021
Last comment by PA Community Advocate, on Jun 19, 2021 at 7:45 pm | 9 comments | 7158 Views

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New plan would reopen University Avenue to traffic in July

Palo Alto's experiment with a car-free University Avenue may come to an abrupt end next month, with the city proposing to...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2021
Last comment by Andy, on Jun 18, 2021 at 4:36 pm | 51 comments | 16201 Views

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Are local cops getting vaccinated? It depends on the police department

Police departments throughout Santa Clara and San Mateo counties are encouraging officers to get vaccinated, but the results...

Original post made on May. 26, 2021
Last comment by Illya Petrovsky, on Jun 18, 2021 at 9:50 am | 13 comments | 7236 Views

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Facing division over Ventura plan, Palo Alto delays action

With Palo Alto's plans for the Ventura neighborhood mired in uncertainty and facing heavy community opposition, the City...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2021
Last comment by Pat Markevitch, on Jun 17, 2021 at 9:45 pm | 19 comments | 7668 Views

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San Francisco's Wildseed gets ready to lay down Peninsula roots

San Francisco eatery Wildseed is bringing its diverse plant-based cuisine to the Peninsula. The restaurant plans to open...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2021
Last comment by ALB, on Jun 17, 2021 at 9:39 pm | 1 comment | 7414 Views

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Editorial: When police control what the public learns about its activities, there can be no accountability

At a time when the need for public scrutiny of police conduct has never been greater, we can't afford to make that transparency...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2021
Last comment by Penelope Roberts, on Jun 15, 2021 at 8:14 pm | 31 comments | 10312 Views

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Departure of Fry's Electronics leaves Palo Alto with a zoning dilemma

The City Council has a rare opportunity to exercise some power over the future of 340 Portage Ave. site for potential housing...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2021
Last comment by Clifton DePaul, on Jun 14, 2021 at 3:44 pm | 7 comments | 9285 Views

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Three things to know about Gavin Newsom's spending spree

Gov. Newsom is proposing to spend California's $100 billion windfall on schools, small businesses, homelessness and more,...

Original post made on May. 16, 2021
Last comment by Buford Lange, on Jun 13, 2021 at 5:07 pm | 69 comments | 9620 Views

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Keeping an eye on drought, Palo Alto approves water management plan

As Palo Alto approved on Monday a plan for water management, some residents and City Council members suggested that the proposed...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 11, 2021 at 11:32 am | 18 comments | 9786 Views

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New contract to expand police auditor's reach

Palo Alto's independent police auditor would have new powers to review instances involving violent arrests and internal disputes...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2021
Last comment by scott, on Jun 10, 2021 at 3:13 pm | 4 comments | 4217 Views

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Palo Alto police seek suspects in Louis Vuitton bag heist

A group of 11 people took 36 handbags from the Louis Vuitton store at Stanford Shopping Center on Monday afternoon before...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2021
Last comment by Neal, on Jun 10, 2021 at 2:38 pm | 27 comments | 13586 Views

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Palo Alto takes heat over solar permitting

Contractors and Palo Alto residents are awash with horror stories about the city's permitting process, whether for solar...

Original post made on May. 21, 2021
Last comment by funky, on Jun 8, 2021 at 8:29 pm | 52 comments | 23528 Views
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