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Around Town: Palo Alto firefighters return after nine days at the Hog Fire

In the latest Around Town column, news about a Palo Alto fire crew that helped deter the Hog Fire in Lassen County, a $2...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2020
Last comment by Palo Alto Resident, on Aug 3, 2020 at 11:51 am | 2 comments | 2473 Views

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Former Palo Alto City Councilman Grant Spaeth dies at 88

Grant Spaeth, a former Palo Alto city councilman, died on July 28 at 88 years old. His wife, Lori Spaeth, said the cause...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by GolfWeb co-founder, on Aug 1, 2020 at 2:55 am | 4 comments | 3129 Views

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When jazz royalty came to Paly: Monk's long-lost record (nearly) goes public

Jazz fans looking forward to this week's release of "Palo Alto" by Thelonious Monk are in for some bad news. Read the...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2020
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jul 31, 2020 at 12:02 pm | 8 comments | 6988 Views

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Open Foothills Park to all? The costs are high, panel says

More visitors -- regardless of ZIP code -- and the behaviors they exhibit would affect the health of Foothills Park, a panel...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2020
Last comment by Blue Corn Moon, on Jul 31, 2020 at 3:25 am | 31 comments | 4613 Views

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Santa Clara County supervisors propose sales tax to fill $250M deficit

The board of supervisors is looking into a sales tax measure to patch up a massive hole in the county's budget during the...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2020
Last comment by musical, on Jul 30, 2020 at 6:11 pm | 20 comments | 4317 Views

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CASP presents its first virtual exhibition

Palo Alto's city-sponsored Cubberley Artist Studio Program is presenting its first virtual exhibition, featuring the work...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by cloudja, on Jul 30, 2020 at 5:46 pm | 1 comment | 1019 Views

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Around Town: T-shirt fundraiser utilizes Black Lives Matter mural to assist nonprofit

In the latest Around Town column, news about Palo Alto's Black Lives Matter mural now available on a new T-shirt, a renewed...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2020
Last comment by Nadir, on Jul 30, 2020 at 2:35 pm | 3 comments | 3869 Views

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Santa Clara County supervisors vote to endorse Proposition 13 reform measure

A state ballot measure that would upend decades of property tax protections for large commercial owners will soon have another...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jul 29, 2020 at 11:06 am | 22 comments | 7813 Views

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Fires point to risky conditions in Ravenswood Triangle

A 60-acre grass-and-marsh area with homeless encampments, most of which is supposed to be protected habitat for endangered...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2020
Last comment by Alex , on Jul 28, 2020 at 11:00 am | 10 comments | 5504 Views

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'On again, off again': State's watchlist creates uncertainty for businesses

With 37 of California's 58 counties under state monitoring, questions have surfaced about what will happen when a county...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2020
Last comment by S_mom, on Jul 27, 2020 at 3:36 pm | 24 comments | 6242 Views

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Palo Alto commission calls for more restrictions on use of force by police

Palo Alto's effort to discourage excessive force by police officers advanced on Wednesday night, when the city's Human Relations...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jul 26, 2020 at 9:13 pm | 14 comments | 3758 Views

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Greg Tanaka, Palo Alto's leading fiscal hawk, seeks another four years on City Council

Greg Tanaka, a tech CEO who over the past four years has established himself as the City Council's most vocal fiscal hawk,...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jul 26, 2020 at 8:08 am | 75 comments | 6408 Views

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Palo Altan Grace Mah seeks fourth term on county school board

Grace Mah, a Palo Alto resident, parent and longtime community volunteer, is seeking a fourth term on the Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2020
Last comment by Bullis and Summit update!, on Jul 25, 2020 at 11:29 pm | 28 comments | 4294 Views

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Stanford students connect public to free student lunches via texting service

A group of Stanford University students has developed a text service to help parents identify nearby locations to find free...

Original post made on May. 28, 2020
Last comment by Michaela, on Jul 23, 2020 at 9:55 pm | 3 comments | 4690 Views

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San Francisco supervisors defend refusal to support Caltrain sales tax

San Francisco supervisors Shamann Walton and Aaron Peskin on Wednesday stood by their refusal to support asking voters in...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2020
Last comment by Haters thrive here, on Jul 23, 2020 at 10:45 am | 18 comments | 3052 Views

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Beautiful new raised pedestrian walkway in the Baylands

Friends, if you ride out on the Bay Trail north of Cooley Landing, you'll come across a beautiful, brand new raised pedestrian/bike...

Original post made by Richard Clark on Jul. 22, 2020
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After more coronavirus closures, how deep will California's recession go?

As the health crisis unfolds, changing state and local health orders have combined with intense financial anxiety and confusion...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 22, 2020 at 8:32 am | 19 comments | 8908 Views

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Shop Talk: Vacancies mount at Town & Country Village

The number of vacant storefronts at Palo Alto's Town & Country Village seems to be growing. At least nine out of the center's...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2020
Last comment by merry, on Jul 21, 2020 at 7:42 pm | 11 comments | 7576 Views

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Chair of planning commission enters City Council race

Carolyn Templeton, a community volunteer and housing advocate who chairs Palo Alto's Planning and Transportation Commission,...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2020
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jul 20, 2020 at 3:48 pm | 35 comments | 3849 Views

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Around Town: Four sets of twins born within 32 hours at Stanford hospital

In the latest Around Town column, news about a new record at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, where four sets...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2020
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