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Head of Menlo Church steps down over 'poor judgment'

The senior pastor of Menlo Church has resigned following an outcry over the church board's investigation that some current...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by Nayeli, on Aug 4, 2020 at 8:57 am | 34 comments | 8729 Views

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Palo Alto leaders could decide Monday whether to open Foothills Park to nonresidents

A thorny issue that has created controversy for decades is about to get a hearing on Aug. 3 before the City Council: whether...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2020
Last comment by supply & demand, on Aug 4, 2020 at 7:48 am | 41 comments | 6786 Views

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'Meet this moment': Growing coalition calls for Palo Alto to expand access to Foothills Park

Calling it a policy that sends a terrible message, dozens of Palo Alto residents and community leaders are petitioning the...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 3, 2020 at 5:44 pm | 140 comments | 11668 Views

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City ban on selling electronic cigarettes, flavored tobacco is a blow to Mac's

Mac's Smoke Shop has lived through almost every imaginable crisis over the past 86 years. Now, it's facing another that could...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 3, 2020 at 12:26 pm | 39 comments | 10022 Views

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Guest Opinion: Now's not the time for full Foothills Park discussion

It makes no sense to be discussing the issue of expanding access at Foothills Park during these unusual times, especially...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jul 31, 2020 at 5:56 pm | 42 comments | 4736 Views

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Promoter Danny Scher looks back on his local music legacy

If you've been to an event at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, you're already familiar with Danny Scher's music-industry...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jul 30, 2020 at 5:26 pm | 1 comment | 3228 Views

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Four firms contend for auditor contract as Palo Alto moves to outsource one of city's key functions

Looking to save the city a considerable amount of money, Palo Alto's Council Appointed Officers Committee on Tuesday will...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 30, 2020 at 9:51 am | 8 comments | 4139 Views

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New check-in system aims to reduce waiting in line at COVID-19 testing sites

Santa Clara County is implementing a new check-in system at walk-up COVID-19 testing sites that provides wristbands to reduce...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2020
Last comment by resident, on Jul 30, 2020 at 8:52 am | 3 comments | 3440 Views

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Panel to shed light on whether Palo Alto should expand Foothills Park access tonight

Seeking to provide deeper insight into opening Foothills Park to non-Palo Alto residents, the city's Parks and Recreation...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2020
Last comment by sallyfwood, on Jul 28, 2020 at 8:22 pm | 3 comments | 4049 Views

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Palo Alto attorney plans to seek City Council seat

Rebecca Eisenberg, a Palo Alto attorney who has criticized the City Council for being too friendly to developers, announced...

Original post made on May. 12, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 28, 2020 at 4:48 pm | 59 comments | 10773 Views

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PUBLIC AGENDA: Evaluation of auditing services proposals; discussion on Foothills Park residents-only policy

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of July 27. Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2020/07/24/public-agenda-evaluation-of-auditing-ser...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jul 28, 2020 at 12:36 pm | 6 comments | 2183 Views

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Artists block street to guard new Black Lives Matter mural

A group of demonstrators has parked cars on top of the new Black Lives Matter mural on Hamilton Avenue in Palo Alto, guarding...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jul 28, 2020 at 6:10 am | 113 comments | 18896 Views

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Santa Clara County votes to adopt new reforms for Sheriff's Office

The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to adopt a proposal requiring the Sheriff's Office to implement policy reforms and...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2020
Last comment by Gene Workers, on Jul 26, 2020 at 2:58 pm | 2 comments | 3083 Views

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Black Lives Matter activist Raven Malone contends for City Council seat

Raven Malone, an engineer who wants to bring a community-led approach to policing in Palo Alto, has added her name to the...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2020
Last comment by Leteisha Brown, on Jul 25, 2020 at 11:11 pm | 102 comments | 8061 Views

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Seeking a more 'progressive' government, human relations commissioner joins council race

Steven Lee, a member of the Human Relations Commission and an outspoken critic of the Palo Alto City Council's recent record...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 25, 2020 at 10:09 am | 30 comments | 5174 Views

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New order allows a few retailers, service businesses to get back to work

Owners and employees of Midpeninsula businesses that will be allowed to operate again under the modified shelter-at-home...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2020
Last comment by asksolutions01, on Jul 24, 2020 at 11:39 pm | 25 comments | 13411 Views

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Mayor defends letter backing Caltrain tax, accuses vice mayor of favoring 'do-nothing' approach

The dispute between Palo Alto's mayor and vice mayor over a ballot measure to fund Caltrain escalated Tuesday when Mayor...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2020
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on Jul 24, 2020 at 12:21 am | 30 comments | 3957 Views

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After spending a decade on commissions, Ed Lauing sets sights on City Council seat

Ed Lauing, a business executive who has spent the past decade serving on two influential citizen commissions, is joining...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2020
Last comment by Pat Markevitch, on Jul 23, 2020 at 9:44 pm | 28 comments | 4433 Views

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After hiatus, Pat Burt looks to return to City Council

Pat Burt, a two-time mayor and one of the leading architects of Palo Alto's land-use policies and infrastructure plans, is...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jul 22, 2020 at 8:10 am | 63 comments | 5704 Views

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Elected officials release statement calling for voters to decide Caltrain funding

A joint statement issued by seven elected officials calls for letting voters decide on funding for the Caltrain service between...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2020
Last comment by Annette, on Jul 21, 2020 at 3:25 pm | 14 comments | 3112 Views
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