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Builder's Remedy Application Filed in Palo Alto

05/20/2024

Developer of stalled Palo Alto 63-unit apartment complex on University Avenue resorts to builder's remedy.

Why UC Grad Students Are Going Out on Strike

05/19/2024

The job action starting today at UC Santa Cruz isn’t about pay, but instead is in response to how UC deployed police to clear pro-Palestinian encampments on campuses.

Mountain View Advances New Tax

05/17/2024

In its May 15 meeting, the Mountain View City Council voted to proceed with placing a property transfer tax measure on the November ballot.

Shakespeare Returns to Cupertino in July

05/17/2024

Free Shakespeare will return to Memorial Park this summer thanks to sponsors at the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival.

$20 Billion: The Delta Tunnel’s New Price Tag

05/16/2024

The centerpiece of California’s water wars pits Gov. Newsom against local communities and environmentalists. A new report says the benefits of the tunnel exceed the cost since other water supplies would cost more.

California’s Staggering Budget Deficit Squashes Hundreds of Bills

05/16/2024

The state’s multibillion-dollar shortfall shapes which spending bills survived the ‘suspense file’ hearings by the Assembly and Senate appropriations committees.

California’s Lagging Economy Hinders Efforts to Close State Budget Deficit

05/16/2024

As Gov. Gavin Newsom and state legislators spend the next few weeks fashioning a state budget that’s plagued by a multibillion-dollar deficit, they can’t count on a booming economy to make their task easier.

Should California Doctors Report Domestic Abuse to Police? Here’s How Physician Lawmakers Voted

05/16/2024

Pending legislation would lift requirements for California’s doctors to report all domestic abuse cases to police. The Assembly’s three physicians had different opinions.

These California Schools Connect Kids to Community Services. Will They Survive Budget Cuts?

05/16/2024

Gov. Gavin Newsom launched the community school initiative with $4.1 billion in grants to connect students and their families to medical care, counseling and other services.

Residential Development Proposed for Near Downtown San Jose

05/16/2024

Plans for a 300 unit residential development on West Julian Street have been filed.

Mountain View Seeks to Fund Affordable Housing Project

05/16/2024

The City of Mountain View must cover a funding shortfall to build a 120 unit affordable housing project on Bryant Street.

Cupertino Approves Housing Element

05/16/2024

In its May 14 meeting, the Cupertino City Council approved its new general plan housing element which mandates the building of 4,588 new homes over the next 10 years.

History Museum Hit With Rising Costs

05/15/2024

Increases in construction costs for the renovation of the Palo Alto Museum have it turning to the City for help.

Palo Alto Updates Meeting Comment Policy

05/14/2024

Due to the increase of hateful rants over zoom during city council meetings, comments are disabled for the public for items that are not on the agenda.

Palo Alto Approves Wastewater Plant

05/14/2024

In its May 13 meeting, the Palo Alto City Council approved $63 million in funding to build a wastewater purification plant adjacent to the Regional Water Quality Control Plant on Embarcadero Way.

Pro-Palestine Encampment Sprouts at San Jose State

05/14/2024

On the night of May 13, students at San Jose State University set up a pro-Palestine encampment of tents and canopies and a posted list of demands.

Proposals for Transit Hub Unveiled

05/14/2024

Preliminary proposals for a rail and transit hub in downtown San Jose adjacent to Diridon Station have been released, with costs of billions of dollars projected.

Homeless Camps Along Creeks and Rivers Targeted

05/14/2024

The Santa Clara Valley Water District is proposing a new ordinance banning encampments along local waterways to address increasing negative impacts.

Palo Alto Adding Restrooms to Four Local Parks

05/13/2024

The City of Palo Alto is upgrading and building new restroom facilities at four local parks over the next several months.

Palo Alto Served by Single Fire Engine Crew

05/13/2024

In its May 14 meeting, the Palo Alto City Council heard from the fire department chief about plans to staff an additional engine at the College Terrace station by July 1.

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