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As Target eyes former Fry's building, Palo Alto rethinks its housing plan

With prospects for housing at the former site of Fry's Electronics fading, city leaders and residents are weighing a more...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2020
Last comment by BruceS, 1 hour ago | 26 comments | 6530 Views

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Palo Alto's COVID-19 numbers are growing

Nearly five months into the coronavirus shutdown and the number of new COVID-19 cases in Palo Alto is rising sharply after...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2020
Last comment by Jim, 14 hours ago | 60 comments | 29182 Views

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Santa Clara County considers fines for COVID-19 health code violations

Neglecting to wear a mask in public or failing to socially distance could soon carry a hefty fine of up to $500 in Santa...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2020
Last comment by Really??, on Aug 12, 2020 at 9:49 am | 8 comments | 4247 Views

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Palo Alto Speaks forum aims to shed light on race, equity

Palo Alto is seeking input from members of the Black and brown communities regarding their experiences in the city with race...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 12, 2020 at 9:42 am | 5 comments | 1339 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 Maggie, on Aug 11, 2020 at 8:09 pm | 32 comments | 5293 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 Mark Weiss, on Aug 11, 2020 at 9:54 am | 9 comments | 8348 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 | 894 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 | 3887 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 | 3801 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 | 5925 Views

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Silicon Valley's underground food movement is driven by Instagram and COVID economics

While informal food ventures have long existed in neighborhoods throughout the Bay Area, a new wave of businesses have taken...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2020
Last comment by Hungry Resident, on Aug 7, 2020 at 6:44 pm | 2 comments | 2842 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
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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 | 1870 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 | 2933 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 | 4525 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 | 1074 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 | 4115 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 | 8125 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 | 5687 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 | 6756 Views
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