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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 Mark Weiss, on Aug 11, 2020 at 9:54 am | 9 comments | 11520 Views

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Why is California failing so badly to stop the Covid 19 virus?

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/usa/california/ 1 - Lack of Personal Responsibility We took a long walk...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jul. 13, 2020
Last comment by mauricio, on Aug 10, 2020 at 10:16 am | 26 comments | 1138 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 Michael Novelli, on Aug 9, 2020 at 1:47 pm | 5 comments | 4536 Views

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Around Town: Bay Trail extension gives nature lovers more room to roam

In the latest Around Town column, a rundown of a new place for Midpeninsula nature lovers to roam, the lack of local measures...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 8, 2020 at 8:24 pm | 1 comment | 4682 Views

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Tobacco retailers sue Palo Alto over new ban

Four Palo Alto tobacco-shop owners are suing the city, claiming its new ban on vape and flavored tobacco products violates...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2020
Last comment by Palo Alto Resident, on Aug 8, 2020 at 7:59 am | 11 comments | 7349 Views

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Shop Talk: Midpeninsula loses Muji, Jos. A. Bank

In the latest Shop Talk column, news about Japanese retailer Muji and men's clothing company Jos. A. Bank closing their Palo...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2020
There are no comments yet. 8510 Views

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Despite opposition, Chick-fil-A lands in Redwood City with long lines

Despite some initial controversy, a franchise of fast food chain Chick-fil-A is now open for takeout at 536 Whipple Ave....

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2020
Last comment by DanWaylonis, on Aug 6, 2020 at 4:33 pm | 1 comment | 2199 Views

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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 | 3571 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 | 4867 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 | 1214 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 | 4604 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 | 8754 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 | 5931 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 | 7463 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 | 4430 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 | 9051 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 | 5239 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 | 4899 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 | 3440 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
There are no comments yet. 405 Views
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