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City rejects developers' proposals for new garage
New parking garages may be an urgent priority in Palo Alto, but city officials balked Monday at giving private developers... Last comment 1 hour ago | 17 comments

Palo Alto to seek public input on trenching train tracks
Digging a trench for Caltrain would be a colossal undertaking with a price tag that could be higher than $1 billion, but... Last comment 40 minutes ago | 31 comments

Editorial: Holman, Scharff, DuBois, Filseth, Wolbach for City Council
We recommend the re-election of two incumbents, Karen Holman and Greg Scharff, and three newcomers, Tom DuBois, Eric Filseth... Last comment on Oct 19, 2014 at 11:28 am | 37 comments

Editorial: Terry Godfrey, Ken Dauber for Palo Alto school board
While we value the backgrounds of all the school board candidates, in our opinion Terry Godfrey and Ken Dauber are clearly... Last comment on Oct 5, 2014 at 1:55 pm | 13 comments

 
 
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Downtown Palo Alto residents seek relief from train noise
Living next to downtown Palo Alto's bustling train station has many benefits, but for residents of 101 Alma St., a good night's sleep isn't one of them. With train horns keeping them up at night, many are now urging the council to establish a "quiet zone" near their homes. Tuesday, 3:52 PM | 4 comments

Palo Alto rejects developers' proposals for new garage
New parking garages may be an urgent priority in Palo Alto, but city officials balked Monday at giving private developers a shot at building the new structures. Tuesday, 2:16 AM | 17 comments

Palo Alto to seek public input on trenching train tracks
Digging a trench for Caltrain would be a colossal undertaking with a price tag that could be higher than $1 billion, but Palo Alto officials agreed on Monday that it's an option that the city can't afford not to explore. Tuesday, 9:57 AM | 31 comments

Mortgage broker who scammed residents goes to prison
A San Jose mortgage broker who defrauded East Palo Alto and South Bay residents out of hundreds of thousands of dollars and caused them to lose their homes will serve time in federal prison, according to the U.S. Attorney General's office. Tuesday, 9:52 AM

Coroner releases identity of man killed on train tracks
A man who died on the train tracks in Palo Alto on Oct. 15 has been identified by the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's office. Monday, 2:17 PM | 13 comments

Another flashing incident reported in Palo Alto
With Palo Alto police on the lookout for a man involved in a string of flashing incidents earlier this month, a parent has reported that her 13-year-old daughter witnessed a similar case of indecent exposure in early August, police said. Monday, 1:25 PM | 4 comments

Teen well-being collaborative seeks new model
Palo Alto's broad-reaching mental health coalition formed five years ago in response to teen suicides, Project Safety Net, today finds itself at a crossroads after losing its second director in two years. Monday, 9:03 AM | 23 comments

Shop Talk: Bloomies goes high-tech, Common Ground closes
A brand new Bloomingdale's opens at the Stanford Shopping Center, Mac's Smoke Shop and Gryphon Stringed Instruments celebrate big birthdays, and Mandarin Gourmet and Common Ground both close. Monday, 8:53 AM | 11 comments

Candidates pledge 'positive campaign' in heated race

Man arrested for slashing roommate with a steak knife

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