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Chili Cook Off Tasting Tickets Now Available

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


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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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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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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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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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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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