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Opposition to new office space unites council candidates
Stewart Carl believes Palo Alto needs to immediately enact a moratorium on office construction, a view that is shared by... Last comment 36 minutes ago | 32 comments

School board seeks innovation at existing schools, rather than new sites
A majority of the Palo Alto school board decided Tuesday that given declining enrollment and an already tight budget, there... Last comment on Sep 29, 2016 at 5:28 pm | 4 comments

Bike Palo Alto hopes to draw another large crowd
In past years, Bike Palo Alto has welcomed hundreds of cyclists and encouraged many residents to ride their bikes for local... Last comment 14 hours ago | 19 comments

School board approves first round of budget measures
A majority of the Palo Alto school board backed a series of budget-savings measures -- some ongoing, some short term; some... Last comment 18 hours ago | 22 comments

 
 
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Faircourt feud over two-story homes heads to council
On Tuesday night, the City Council will consider Faircourt's proposal to create a "single-story overlay district," a zoning designation that prohibits new two-story homes and second floors and that has become increasingly popular in the past year. Saturday, 7:53 AM | 1 comments

Off Deadline: Book program illustrates 'power of one'
A simple book read during a family trip to Lesotho triggered an insight that changed Portola Valley resident Chris Bradshaw's life, the lives of her family and the lives of uncounted children and adults in villages and communities throughout large areas of rural Africa. Saturday, 7:53 AM | 1 comments

Tanaka and Kniss take fundraising lead in council race
With the City Council election about five weeks away, Palo Alto's longest-serving council member and its longest-serving planning commissioner are leading the crowded candidate field when it comes to cash raised. Friday, 12:42 PM | 7 comments

Collins, DiBrienza lead in school-board campaign funding
Two challengers in the race for the Palo Alto school board have amassed bigger campaign war chests than the two incumbents, according to campaign finance documents filed Thursday. Saturday, 9:09 AM | 10 comments

Governor signs sexual-assault bill inspired by Turner case
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law today a new bill that would establish a mandatory prison sentence of three to eight years for anyone convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious or intoxicated person -- the same crime that former Stanford University student-athlete Brock Turner eventually served three months in county jail for. Friday, 4:48 PM | 3 comments

Opposition to new office space unites council candidates
In Palo Alto, where the number of jobs is roughly three times the number of employed residents, and where traffic and parking continue to dominate political discussions, opposition to commercial growth is a mainstream position that has been embraced by just about every candidate seeking a seat on the City Council, including those generally seen as more amenable to growth and development. Friday, 7:41 AM | 32 comments

East Palo Alto council candidates address issues

Shikada to stay on as head of Utilities Department

Editorial: Yes on Santa Clara County measures A, B

Gov. Brown signs bill on alcohol detection devices in cars

PUBLIC AGENDA: building codes, single-story overlay district, energy storage

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