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GreenWaste Expands Clean Up Day Service

GreenWaste is expanding its Clean Up Day service starting in September. The Clean Up Day service provides curbside collection of bulky items, excess recyclables and yard trimmings, and other items.


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Palo Alto Police Recruiting for Citizens Police Academy

The Palo Alto Police Department is now accepting applications for its next Basic Citizens Police Academy, which runs from September to November 2019.


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Heat Advisory Issued Through Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for Santa Clara County and most of the Bay Area for Wednesday, August 14 through 8 p.m. Thursday, August 15.


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Progress Report for Fire Station Replacement Project

The infrastructure replacement project for Fire Station No. 3 on Embarcadero Road is making solid progress and is expected to be complete this fall, despite several setbacks, including the bankruptcy of a subcontractor.


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Palo Alto Names Next Chief Communications Officer

Palo Alto City Manager Ed Shikada today announced the City's next Chief Communications Officer.


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New Fire Chief & Top Transportation Official Have Strong Ties to Palo Alto

City Manager Ed Shikada announced that an in-house candidate and a returning manager have been selected to become the City’s next Fire Chief and Chief Transportation Official, respectively.


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Short Story Kiosk Comes to Mitchell Park Library for Summer Reading Program

The Short Story Dispenser is on the move again, now at Mitchell Park Library to be one of the features of the Summer Reading Program.


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Our Palo Alto: A Monthly Community Conversation

The budget is passed, school is out and summer is here. Read this month’s Our Palo Alto to get caught up on the latest Council action and find some fun events the whole family can experience here in town this summer.


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Palo Alto Addresses Gaps in Stanford’s GUP & Community Plan Amendment

The City of Palo Alto is responding to the letter Stanford submitted on Monday, June 24 to Santa Clara County regarding the Stanford General Use Permit (GUP) and the Stanford Community Plan (SCP) Amendment.


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Council Approves Fiscal Year 2020 Budget

On Monday, June 17, Council approved the Fiscal Year 2020 budget that addresses long-term pension obligations and establishes an Office of Transportation.


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Local Olympians to Celebrate Olympic Day in Lytton Plaza

Palo Alto Olympian Lily Zhang and other local Olympians will gather in Lytton Plaza on Sunday, June 23 at 1 p.m. to celebrate Olympic Day and help usher in Palo Alto’s recent installation of two new ping pong tables.


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Palo Alto's Ban to Keep Plastics Out of Ocean and Landfill

Palo Alto just might be ground zero in the rejuvenated war against plastics. On Monday, June 10, Council approved one of the region’s strictest restrictions on plastics by banning plastic straws, produce and meat bags, utensils and other single-use items that bypass the recycling sorting process.


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Our Palo Alto: A Monthly Community Conversation

Five months into the new year, Council continues to make progress and deliver on its 2019 Priorities. The City recently pulled the plug on sludge burning incinerators and ushered in a cleaner form of wastewater treatment, while also voting to eliminate a citywide tunnel scenario.


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Weigh In on Newell Road Bridge Replacement Project

Weigh in on the Newell Road Bridge Replacement Project during the public comment period that runs through July.



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California Avenue Garage Construction Inauguration

Construction for the first phase of the California Avenue Area Parking Garage and Public Safety Building Infrastructure Project is underway at the site of the new parking garage at 350 Sherman Avenue.


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Spice Up the 4th of July at the Annual Chili Cook Off

Tasting tickets are now available for the 38th Annual Chili Cook Off held each 4th of July at Mitchell Park.


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Prepare for Seismic Hazards & Other Emergencies

The large magnitude earthquakes that occurred in Southern California’s Mojave Desert on July 4 and 5 serve as a reminder of how important it is to be prepared for an emergency.


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Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Sacramento Officer Killed in Line of Duty

The flag outside Palo Alto City Hall, the Municipal Service Center and all City fire stations are being flown at half-staff on Thursday, June 20, in honor of Sacramento police officer, Tara O’Sullivan, killed in the line of duty.


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Spice Up the Chili Cookoff: Enter to Compete by June 14

Think you have a sizzling chili recipe that packs the heat and could take home a prize? Enter by Friday, June 14 to compete in the 38th Annual Chili Cook Off held every 4th of July at Mitchell Park.


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Celebrate the Completion of Upgrade Downtown

Join us for a "grand reopening" of University Avenue now that the Upgrade Downtown construction project is complete.


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Summer Reading Program to Celebrate 125 Years of Community

The Palo Alto City Library launches its annual Summer Reading Program on June 1.


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Council Votes to Eliminate Citywide Tunnel for Rail Priority

The Connecting Palo Alto rail program continues to move full steam ahead on this year’s Grade Separation Council Priority.


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Climate-Friendly Sludge Treatment to Replace Aging Incinerator

Palo Alto is ushering in more environmentally-friendly technologies to handle sewage sludge at its Regional Water Quality Control Plant (RWQCP) on Embarcadero Way.


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Peace Officers Memorial Day Tribute Holds Special Significance in Palo Alto

The flag outside Palo Alto City Hall, all City fire stations, and the Municipal Service Center will be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, May 15 in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day.



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World Music Day Returns to University Avenue on Father's Day

Get ready to celebrate dads, grads and music makers at the 11th Annual Palo Alto World Music Day taking place on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16 from 3-7:30 p.m.


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ADA Transition Plan in the Works

Palo Alto is in the process of updating its current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan.


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City Manager Outlines FY20 Budget

City Manager Ed Shikada provided an overview of the proposed Fiscal Year 2020 budget at the City Council’s April 22 meeting.


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Final Cubberley Co-Design Meeting

Help complete the Cubberley master planning process at the fourth and final Cubberley Co-Design meeting on Thursday, May 9, 7 p.m. at the Cubberley Pavilion.


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Our Palo Alto: A Monthly Community Conversation

April brings the first of several yearlong celebrations as Palo Alto turns 125 years young this month. Plus, the San Francisquito Creek trails reopened this month, just in time for the warmer weather and the release of our annual Earth Day Report.


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Adobe Creek Bike/Pedestrian Undercrossing Reopens

The Adobe Creek undercrossing re-opened on April 12 for bicycle and pedestrian traffic, three days ahead of its slated April 15 opening.


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