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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Police identify alleged shooter in 2018 double homicide

East Palo Alto police have identified Julian Rico Santana as the person who allegedly shot and killed two men during a Halloween...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2020
Last comment by Sue Dremann, 0 hours ago | 2 comments | 2276 Views

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Residents launch referendum petition to keep ban on nonresidents at Foothills Park

Palo Alto's recent decision to expand access to Foothills Park by welcoming nonresidents to the exclusive nature preserve...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2020
Last comment by What Will They Do Next, 21 minutes ago | 28 comments | 2951 Views

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Politics loom large as Palo Alto reforms commission system

After more than a year of debate, the Palo Alto City Council agreed on Monday to adopt a new set of rules for the city's...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2020
Last comment by John, 32 minutes ago | 12 comments | 1413 Views

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Seeking more details about sexual harassment allegations, Palo Alto delays vote on Downtown Streets Team contract

With Downtown Streets Team leadership facing allegations of sexual harassment, the City Council postponed its vote on a $336,400...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2020
Last comment by Corey Levens, 1 hour ago | 2 comments | 837 Views

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Palo Alto strikes ban on non-residents at Foothills Park

Seeking to settle a lawsuit from the NAACP and the ACLU and resolve a long-standing community debate, the Palo Alto City...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2020
Last comment by YP, 4 hours ago | 72 comments | 20147 Views

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Bay Area's new growth plan eyes massive housing influx in Silicon Valley

Palo Alto, which has consistently failed to meet its own housing targets, would be required to plan for more than 10,000...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 28, 2020 at 8:08 am | 115 comments | 10027 Views

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Stanford releases Title IX report as university navigates concerns around new federal regulations

Stanford received 92 fewer reports of sexual misconduct in 2019-20 than the prior school year, though the drop is attributed...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 25, 2020 at 4:42 pm | 6 comments | 2754 Views

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Despite zoning dispute, planning commission advances Castilleja's expansion plan

Castilleja School eked out a hard-fought and limited victory Wednesday night, when a divided Planning and Transportation...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2020
Last comment by PACC Reputation - New and Old, on Nov 25, 2020 at 11:17 am | 30 comments | 4271 Views

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Palo Alto asserts housing growth mandate is a recipe for 'failure'

Faced with a mandate to plan for 10,000 new housing units, Palo Alto officials vowed early Tuesday morning to lodge a protest,...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 22, 2020 at 5:16 pm | 36 comments | 6198 Views

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Guest Opinion: Put parking costs where they belong — on businesses

Ending all-day business parking in all residential neighborhoods is a straightforward goal that contributes to making our...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2020
Last comment by jc, on Nov 21, 2020 at 12:16 pm | 11 comments | 2903 Views

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County officials step in after Sheriff Laurie Smith refuses to release records to oversight group

With Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith refusing to sign an agreement allowing a civilian law enforcement watchdog access...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Nov 21, 2020 at 7:35 am | 2 comments | 4748 Views

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Barron Park donkey Jenny dies after falling ill

Jenny, one of Palo Alto's beloved donkeys who called the Barron Park neighborhood home, has died. She was euthanized on Wednesday...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2020
Last comment by Jamie , on Nov 20, 2020 at 4:03 pm | 8 comments | 8699 Views

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Funding, patience in short supply as Palo Alto plans for new history museum

City leaders often tout Palo Alto's role as a pioneer in the fields of technology, education and medicine. On Tuesday, however,...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Nov 20, 2020 at 2:29 pm | 10 comments | 4629 Views

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Council members cry foul over lame-duck appointments

In a bitter split, the Palo Alto City Council voted this week to give its outgoing members the opportunity to appoint commissioners...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2020
Last comment by Laruie, on Nov 17, 2020 at 9:06 pm | 18 comments | 4460 Views

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In a reversal, Palo Alto moves to increase police oversight

Facing public pressure for more police accountability, the Palo Alto City Council agreed on Monday to empower the city's...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2020
Last comment by Albert K Henning, on Nov 17, 2020 at 3:20 pm | 2 comments | 3024 Views

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As Castilleja plans its expansion, city seeks firm assurances on traffic impacts

If Castilleja School moves ahead with its ambitious plan to rebuild its campus and increase enrollment, it may have to do...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2020
Last comment by Old Palo Alto, on Nov 13, 2020 at 2:52 pm | 17 comments | 4324 Views

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The results are in ... almost

More than a week after Election Day, ballot counting is nearly its unofficial conclusion in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties,...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2020
Last comment by Great Choice, on Nov 13, 2020 at 7:57 am | 1 comment | 484 Views

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Family-owned grocery store seeks to set up shop at College Terrace Centre

A family-owned and operated grocer could open in the College Terrace Center before the holidays if the Palo Alto City Council...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Nov 13, 2020 at 6:53 am | 22 comments | 9476 Views

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What we know so far about school reopenings in California

Despite limited testing requirements, California schools that have reopened for in-person classes have largely avoided COVID-19...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2020
Last comment by Teacher , on Nov 12, 2020 at 4:50 pm | 4 comments | 4168 Views

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Burt and Kou at front of crowded race for Palo Alto City Council seats

Former Palo Alto Mayor Pat Burt is poised to return to the City Council and Council member Lydia Kou appears set to win a...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 10, 2020 at 6:48 pm | 15 comments | 7758 Views
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