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City Council candidate Ajit Varma hopes to change Palo Alto's 'anti-business' climate

Crescent Park resident Ajit Varma believes Palo Alto isn't doing enough to support local businesses and encourage diversity....

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2020
Last comment by Anonymous, 4 hours ago | 19 comments | 3957 Views

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Hungry for housing, Palo Alto seeks to lure developers to San Antonio Road

After failing to lure residential developments to its main downtown districts, Palo Alto is shifting its sights to a part...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, 7 hours ago | 5 comments | 1320 Views

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Incumbent Todd Collins, parent Jesse Ladomirak detail campaigns for school board

The race for three open seats on the Palo Alto Unified school board continues to expand, with President Todd Collins confirming...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2020
Last comment by Michelle Arden, 13 hours ago | 7 comments | 2184 Views

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'Unattainable' or necessary? Palo Alto council members spar over new housing mandate

A state push to more than double Bay Area's housing production in the next eight years is stoking opposition, with some City...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 14, 2020 at 12:23 am | 37 comments | 5121 Views

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Santa Clara County imposes fines on public health violators as COVID-19 cases surge

Violating public health orders in Santa Clara County now carries a hefty fine of up to $500, giving teeth to mask requirements...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2020
Last comment by chris, on Aug 13, 2020 at 1:20 pm | 14 comments | 20310 Views

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Palo Alto mayor will not seek reelection to City Council

Palo Alto Mayor Adrian Fine, a staunch housing advocate who has frequently clashed with his City Council's colleagues on...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2020
Last comment by Lennie, on Aug 12, 2020 at 6:04 pm | 26 comments | 7213 Views

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Palo Alto extends 'Summer Streets' program until winter to promote outdoor dining

Seeking to provide a lifeline to businesses and further enhance the city's outdoor dining program, the City Council has agreed...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2020
Last comment by CGPA, on Aug 12, 2020 at 2:25 pm | 4 comments | 3549 Views

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Palo Alto moves to expand access to 'residents-only' nature preserve

Palo Alto's prolonged and polarizing debate over whether non-residents should be allowed to visit Foothills Park moved toward...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2020
Last comment by Sunshine, on Aug 12, 2020 at 1:54 pm | 61 comments | 14095 Views

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What can you do to fight racism in your community? These young activists have some ideas.

Three young Black women expressed on a virtual panel Thursday a mix of optimism and pessimism, motivation and anger about...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2020
Last comment by Hinrich, on Aug 11, 2020 at 1:53 pm | 2 comments | 2868 Views

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Guest Opinion: City's flavored tobacco ban a win for our children

The Palo Alto City Council this week gave final approval to a measure prohibiting retail sales of flavored tobacco products....

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2020
Last comment by NeilsonBuchanan, on Aug 10, 2020 at 11:39 am | 7 comments | 3535 Views

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To get OK for school expansion, Castilleja proposes plan with lesser traffic impacts

A new alternative that seeks to reduce traffic impacts of Castilleja School's proposed expansion is included in a much-anticipated...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by Facts and Figures, on Aug 10, 2020 at 9:31 am | 32 comments | 5091 Views

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Palo Alto ban on flavored tobacco leaves adult-only retailers fuming

Palo Alto reaffirmed on Tuesday its decision to ban flavored tobacco throughout the city, despite an attempt by three City...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, on Aug 9, 2020 at 1:55 pm | 27 comments | 7193 Views

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School board race expands with two newcomers, one incumbent

The Palo Alto Unified school board race is heating up, with two additional newcomers in the running and an incumbent announcing...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2020
Last comment by Michelle, on Aug 7, 2020 at 12:45 pm | 18 comments | 6865 Views

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Should Palo Alto extend its street closure programs for outdoor dining and retail?

The city of Palo Alto is hosting a community meeting today at 5:30 p.m. to gather feedback on the Summer Streets program...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2020
Last comment by Jim Fruchterman, on Aug 6, 2020 at 9:04 am | 6 comments | 3949 Views

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Parent organization to host two town hall webinars this week

The Palo Alto Council of PTAs is hosting two town hall webinars on Monday and Tuesday to give families an opportunity to...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2020
Last comment by Paly Teacher, on Aug 5, 2020 at 10:51 pm | 8 comments | 3149 Views

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Going down? Maybe not. State reports technical glitch led to COVID-19 undercount

California's daily count of COVID-19 cases appears to be falling, but that may be due to underreporting caused by technical...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2020
Last comment by MVresident2003, on Aug 5, 2020 at 10:30 pm | 2 comments | 1609 Views

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Supervisor: Federal relief, mediation needed to avoid large scale evictions in Santa Clara County

Delays in the Senate over a new stimulus package will likely have detrimental effects in Santa Clara County, said county...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2020
Last comment by Low Income PA Single Parent, on Aug 5, 2020 at 11:02 am | 1 comment | 2365 Views

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Guest Opinion: Open streets to save Palo Alto

There is no V-shaped recovery. As we've seen in states with low cases and rapid opening, people only gradually return to...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2020
Last comment by Restaurants should be paying rent to the CITY, not their landlord, for for sidewalk space. , on Aug 4, 2020 at 3:31 pm | 20 comments | 7108 Views

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Mayor faces blowback from colleagues after declaring city's support for advancing Caltrain tax measure

The regional debate over funding for Caltrain swept through Palo Alto on Monday, when Mayor Adrian Fine submitted a letter...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 4, 2020 at 10:11 am | 69 comments | 8437 Views

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Lydia Kou seeks fresh term on Palo Alto City Council

City Councilwoman Lydia Kou, who over the past four years established herself as one of Palo Alto's most strident opponents...

Original post made on May. 28, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 4, 2020 at 10:07 am | 79 comments | 6255 Views
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