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What would it take to offer overnight parking to homeless students at Foothill College? $830K and political will.

Foothill College President Thuy Nguyen says questions remain about the financial and operational challenges created by Assembly...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 15, 2019 at 8:31 am | 36 comments | 8891 Views

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California wants to allow credit cards at the DMV, but it'll cost you a fee

Got a driver's license to renew or a vehicle to register? Well, if you were planning to pay for it with a credit card, you...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2019
Last comment by rsmithjr, on Jul 13, 2019 at 1:52 pm | 3 comments | 6416 Views

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Grand jury report blasts VTA for inefficiencies, poor oversight

VTA, the taxpayer-funded agency in charge of offering transit solutions to Santa Clara County's traffic jams, is currently...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2019
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jul 11, 2019 at 4:12 pm | 9 comments | 4869 Views

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East Palo Altans form tenants union to fight housing crisis

More than 60 East Palo Alto residents voted on Saturday to form a tenants union to combat rising housing costs that they...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2019
Last comment by Seriously?, on Jul 11, 2019 at 2:23 pm | 44 comments | 5171 Views

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Would you like a nuclear-free future? Explore how to get there at a free public meeting July 17, 7-9 pm

Free Public meeting Wed. July 17, 7-9pm, Mitchell Park Library, Midtown Room, 3700 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto 94303. Sponsored...

Original post made by Judy A on Jul. 11, 2019
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Peninsula beekeepers divided on the best way to fight a plague

Some treat their hives for mites while others say bees can fight off the invaders on their own. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2019
Last comment by Donny Moscow, on Jul 9, 2019 at 9:41 am | 2 comments | 1960 Views

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Planning Commission backs Stanford's campus expansion

Stanford University's bid to massively expand its campus received the Santa Clara County Planning Commission's endorsement...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2019
Last comment by Stephen, on Jul 4, 2019 at 12:56 am | 24 comments | 5760 Views

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Supreme Court blocks 2020 census citizen question, for now

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked for now a plan by the administration of President Donald Trump to include...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2019
Last comment by Novelera, on Jun 28, 2019 at 11:52 am | 1 comment | 1459 Views

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Editorial: As county review proceeds, Stanford should focus on public's desire to see future development impacts contained on the campus

The first test of whether Santa Clara County policymakers are willing to back up the recommendations of its planning staff...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2019
Last comment by Jimbo, on Jun 28, 2019 at 10:00 am | 17 comments | 4594 Views

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Google pledges $1 billion for rapid new housing growth in Bay Area

As the housing crisis reaches new levels of despair, Google is launching a $1 billion campaign to reverse the trend. The...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2019
Last comment by Long Time Resident, on Jun 27, 2019 at 9:27 pm | 21 comments | 3617 Views

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Community Notebook: East Palo Alto to hold community meetings on office, mixed-use projects this Thursday

East Palo Alto residents will have the opportunity to hear about two development projects along major thoroughfares in the...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Jun 27, 2019 at 11:48 am | 6 comments | 2837 Views

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East Palo Alto to add affordable homes, new transit connections with $20M grant

An East Palo Alto coalition will receive $20 million to add additional affordable housing units at Light Tree Apartments...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 24, 2019 at 10:23 am | 1 comment | 5824 Views

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VTA union rejects offer, may go on strike

A transit workers union voted overwhelmingly Wednesday night against a labor contract offer by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2019
Last comment by common sense, on Jun 23, 2019 at 9:32 pm | 10 comments | 2284 Views

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Lawmaker behind SB 50 makes case for zoning reforms to address state housing crisis

Scott Wiener, whose housing bill has energized housing advocates and galvanized local officials, came to Palo Alto on Friday...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jun 23, 2019 at 10:46 am | 105 comments | 7306 Views

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Menlo Park woman using oxygen dies in accidental fire

A woman who was smoking in her Menlo Park home while also using oxygen in a medical cylinder to breathe died Friday night...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2019
Last comment by So sorry, on Jun 17, 2019 at 4:23 pm | 2 comments | 4145 Views

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Letters to the editor

<B>Stanford could worsen housing crisis Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2019/06/14/letters-to-the-editor...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2019
Last comment by Minority Resident, on Jun 16, 2019 at 1:26 pm | 4 comments | 915 Views

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A journey of 9,500 miles. Why recyclables are heading overseas to Asia.

As Palo Alto works to achieve zero waste, there are new environmental obstacles arising from changes in global recycling...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2019
Last comment by Recycle For Constructive Purposes, on Jun 16, 2019 at 12:57 pm | 23 comments | 9354 Views

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County supervisors reject informing ICE when inmates are released

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 Tuesday to reject changing course and notifying Immigration and Customs...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jun 13, 2019 at 11:23 am | 39 comments | 3440 Views

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Peninsula Photo Contest winners capture awe-inspiring moments in a click

For the second consecutive year, the Palo Alto Weekly and Palo Alto Art Center have teamed up to bring exposure to a greater...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2019
Last comment by Amy, on Jun 12, 2019 at 6:53 pm | 2 comments | 4035 Views

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Bay Area under third straight Spare the Air alert Tuesday

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air Alert for Tuesday due to high temperatures and light...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2019
Last comment by Rose, on Jun 11, 2019 at 12:03 pm | 1 comment | 1952 Views
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