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PALO ALTO ISSUES

New housing proposals meet with resistance from their neighbors

Two proposals for new housing in north and south Palo Alto neighborhoods reflect both promising and worrying trends, according...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2021
Last comment by eileen, 1 hour ago | 9 comments | 7223 Views

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As budget outlook brightens, residents call for more leaf-blower enforcement

Facing an unexpected revenue boost, the City Council began to pivot Monday from a protracted period of budget cuts to restoration....

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2021
Last comment by DTN Paul, 5 hours ago | 6 comments | 1720 Views

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Person fatally struck by Caltrain near Charleston Road rail crossing

A person was struck and killed near the Charleston Road rail crossing in Palo Alto on Tuesday at 12:25 p.m., a Caltrain spokesperson...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, 7 hours ago | 1 comment | 12057 Views

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Federal grant helps Palo Alto bring back firefighter positions

After slashing five firefighter positions because of budget challenges last year, Palo Alto is now preparing to revive them...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2021
Last comment by Local Resident, 11 hours ago | 3 comments | 2104 Views

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City warns Google co-founder Larry Page about using a residential home for business purposes

The city of Palo Alto has issued a notice of violation to a company connected to Google cofounder Larry Page warning that...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2021
Last comment by community member, on Oct 26, 2021 at 9:36 pm | 9 comments | 34360 Views

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To support affordable housing, Palo Alto hikes developer 'impact fees'

Commercial builders in Palo Alto will have to pay significantly more to support the city's affordable housing projects after...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2021
Last comment by GaleJohnson, on Oct 25, 2021 at 6:10 pm | 16 comments | 7280 Views

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New tax figures hint at economic recovery, but not quite to prepandemic levels

After falling into a deep funk in spring 2020, Palo Alto's economy is starting to show signs of life, with hotel and sales...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, on Oct 25, 2021 at 9:18 am | 1 comment | 4730 Views

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How a Palo Alto mother survived 48 freezing hours, lost in the Sierras

During her 48 hours lost and alone somewhere in the Sierra National Forest, Jolly Bose faced temperatures so low her breath...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2021
Last comment by TimR, on Oct 24, 2021 at 6:16 pm | 2 comments | 17899 Views

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Palo Alto police to start informing the public of all hate crimes

With eight reported hate crimes overall in Palo Alto so far this year, two of them violent, police are stepping up their...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2021
Last comment by Ozymandias, on Oct 22, 2021 at 3:38 pm | 7 comments | 4924 Views

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Renters form a group to fight for their rights

Founded a year ago, the Palo Alto Renters' Association has four priorities: create a citywide rent registry, develop a public...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, on Oct 21, 2021 at 10:28 pm | 27 comments | 8681 Views

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City moves to expand tree-protection rules

Palo Alto famously loves its trees -- as its namesake redwood, official seal and Urban Forest Master Plan proudly testify....

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2021
Last comment by cmarg, on Oct 19, 2021 at 7:15 pm | 16 comments | 9144 Views

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Plan for interim housing facility near the Baylands moves ahead

Inspired by the example of Mountain View, Palo Alto on Monday enthusiastically advanced a proposal to build an interim housing...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2021
Last comment by ccb in midtown, on Oct 19, 2021 at 9:25 am | 5 comments | 9826 Views

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Palo Alto scrambles to react to barrage of new housing laws

City planners are crafting an "urgency ordinance" to comply with laws that streamline approval processes for residential...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2021
Last comment by Local, on Oct 17, 2021 at 9:37 pm | 11 comments | 11103 Views

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PUBLIC AGENDA: Discussion on housing impact fees; updates on school construction projects

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Oct. 18. Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2021/10/15/public-agenda-discussion-on-housing-impa...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3109 Views

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Newsom signs housing bills that reform single-family zoning

Having survived the recall attempt, the governor has signed two bold housing bills, including one that would reform zoning...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2021
Last comment by Long Time Builder, on Oct 14, 2021 at 3:29 pm | 37 comments | 21540 Views

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Out of weeds grows a Palo Alto pumpkin patch

The land behind the Midtown Palo Alto Baskin-Robbins store has been empty for a long time. This fall, thanks to the ice cream...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on Oct 14, 2021 at 8:29 am | 11 comments | 6603 Views

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As workers return to offices, city plans parking shake-up

Even before the pandemic shifted local commute patterns, Palo Alto’s parking policies were in constant flux as the city...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2021
Last comment by Cat, on Oct 13, 2021 at 9:54 pm | 15 comments | 9709 Views

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Around Town

<B><B>THE RIGHT REMEDY ...</B> Visitors at<B>MayView Palo Alto</B> clinic will notice major renovations and expanded onsite...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2021
Last comment by Fr0hickey, on Oct 12, 2021 at 5:22 pm | 2 comments | 8893 Views

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Palo Alto to shift to virtual permits for parking enforcement

As Palo Alto prepares to shift to automatic license plate readers to enforce parking regulations, hangtags and decals that...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2021
Last comment by Virginia Smedberg, on Oct 12, 2021 at 3:09 am | 11 comments | 8155 Views

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New residential community eyed next to Greer Park

The new residential community that SummerHill Homes plans to build in Palo Alto bears little resemblance to most of the other...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2021
Last comment by Bill Bucy, on Oct 11, 2021 at 8:26 am | 19 comments | 11198 Views
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