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Halloween Planning & Resources

Halloween is just around the corner and we can’t wait! Planning will be a bit different this year, but it can be safe and fun even during a pandemic.


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2020 Census Deadline is Approaching

Palo Alto’s 2020 census response rate is at 79%. Get counted and help raise our response rate! Deadline is Sept. 30.


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Beat the Heat at Community Cooling Center Sunday & Monday

With temperatures expected to reach the mid-90s or higher, the Community Cooling Center at Mitchell Park Community Center will be open Sunday-Monday, Sept. 27 & 28, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


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Flags Flown at Half-Staff in Honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The flag outside Palo Alto City Hall, the Municipal Service Center, and all City buildings and fire stations are being flown at half-staff in commemoration of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg


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City Council to Appoint Kyle O'Rourke of Baker Tilly as City Auditor

The City Council is slated to approve a contract through June 2022 with an option to extend for three years with Baker Tilly US, LLP (Baker Tilly) and appoint Kyle O’Rourke, MPA, CIA, CGAP, CRMA, Senior Consulting Manager in Baker Tilly's Public Sector practice, as City Auditor on September 28.


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You're Invited! Uplift Local Community Meeting

Have you strolled University and Cal Avenues to enjoy Uplift Local?


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Flags Flown at Half-Staff in Honor of September 11

The flag outside Palo Alto City Hall, the Municipal Service Center, and all City buildings and fire stations are being flown at half-staff in commemoration of the September 11 terrorist attacks.


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Free COVID-19 Testing Returns to Palo Alto Art Center Friday

COVID-19 testing returns to the Palo Alto Art Center this Friday, Sept. 11 from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Testing is by appointment only so be sure to schedule an appointment here.


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Summer Streets Expands to Uplift Local Retail Experience

The City announced today the rebrand of its popular Summer Streets effort to Uplift Local, reflecting the City’s expansion of its pedestrian only outdoor dining, shopping and curbside pickup areas through the changing of the seasons until December 31. The new name and rebrand to Uplift Local, effective Tuesday, September 8, celebrates Palo Alto connecting the community together and supporting local businesses during this ongoing COVID-19 health emergency.


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Webinar on Renters' Rights During COVID-19

The City of Palo Alto, and the County and State have taken several steps to protect renters during COVID-19.


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