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Palo Alto commission defends 'planned community' zoning
Despite much community anxiety, Palo Alto's planning commissioners made a case Wednesday for preserving the city's "planned... Last comment 7 hours ago | 26 comments

School board eyes data, evaluation as key to this year's goals
Palo Alto's top school officials kicked off the school year Tuesday with an enthusiastic discussion of five draft goals for... Last comment 1 hour ago | 18 comments

Ruling paves the way for Buena Vista's closure
The closure of Palo Alto's sole mobile-home park became more imminent Wednesday, when an administrative judge upheld the... Last comment 7 minutes ago | 31 comments

New nonprofit to manage downtown Palo Alto's traffic problems
From a "satellite lot" on Embarcadero to new garage technologies, Palo Alto officials this month have been busily brainstorming... Last comment 8 hours ago | 23 comments

 
 
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Speeding driver hits four parked cars
A man driving at 40 to 50 miles per hour out of the Fry's Electronics parking lot Thursday morning collided with a nearby parked car, causing a domino-effect crash that left four unoccupied cars damaged. The driver has been taken to Stanford Hospital to be treated for minor injuries. Thursday, 11:54 AM | 14 comments

Zipcar pulls up in downtown Palo Alto
Palo Alto's carless commuters and residents now have their pick from 10 available-for-rent Zipcars, thanks to the car-sharing company's expansion into the city's downtown garages Thursday. Thursday, 3:48 PM | 12 comments

Ruling paves the way for Buena Vista's closure
The closure of Palo Alto's sole mobile-home park became more imminent Wednesday, when an administrative judge upheld the property owner's plan for compensating the roughly 400 residents who would be displaced when Buena Vista Mobile Home shutters. Wednesday, 11:57 PM | 31 comments

Planning commission defends 'planned community' zoning
Despite much community anxiety, Palo Alto's planning commissioners made a case Wednesday for preserving the city's "planned community" zoning process, a controversial procedure by which developers circumvent zoning regulations in exchange for negotiated "public benefits." Thursday, 9:55 AM | 26 comments

Irrigation upgrades deliver water savings during drought
In the midst of California's driest year on record -- and $500 fines for sprinkler runoff as of Aug. 1 -- residents with out-of-date or problematic irrigation systems are due for an upgrade. Thursday, 8:24 AM | 10 comments

Open space district to hold study session on bond money
How will the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District spend money from a $300 million bond measure approved by voters in June?
Thursday, 9:21 AM

Board eyes data, evaluation as key to this year's goals
Palo Alto's top school officials kicked off the school year Tuesday with an enthusiastic discussion of five draft goals for the year that encourage a more data-driven, evaluation-based approach to instruction and governance. Wednesday, 9:39 AM | 18 comments

Design contest set for Palo Alto's new bike bridge
Palo Alto officials agree that the city's new bike bridge over U.S. Highway 101 should be a "landmark" structure that showcases the region's spirit of innovation while at the same time providing a gentle transition into the marshy nature preserves of the Baylands. But coming up with the perfect design promises to be a lengthy and complex affair. Tuesday, 10:28 PM | 54 comments

Man arrested for hate crime, cane attack downtown

County expands homeless programs, including InnVision

Fair housing veteran to helm rent control program

Off-duty detective spots downtown robbery suspect

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