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Edgewood Plaza developer: Fines not 'warranted'
The developer for Edgewood Plaza in Palo Alto, who has faced steep daily fines for the vacant grocery-store space at the... Last comment 5 minutes ago | 44 comments

Panel: Stepping off college admissions treadmill
New York Times columnist Frank Bruni, Harvard University educator Richard Weissbourd and Challenge Success founder Denise... Last comment 1 hour ago | 80 comments

Planning commission throws support behind granny units
For several years now, Palo Alto officials have been looking at one possible way to ease the city's affordable housing crisis:... Last comment 3 hours ago | 50 comments

Court ruling invalidates Palo Alto's 2011 repeal of binding arbitration
A state appellate court has ruled that the City of Palo Alto violated the law when it did not confer with its unions before... Last comment on Dec 2, 2016 at 3:01 pm | 9 comments

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Palo Alto moves toward 'carbon free' natural gas
Having already slashed carbon out of its electricity portfolio, Palo Alto is now looking to do the same to natural gas. Yet the program that the City Council endorsed Monday night has some green leaders arguing that the city isn't going far enough. Tuesday, 11:31 AM

Suit: Stanford acted with 'deliberate indifference' to reports of sexual assault
A female Stanford University student who says the same male student sexually assaulted her and several other women has filed a lawsuit against the university, alleging Stanford violated federal anti-discrimination law Title IX and acted negligently by failing to protect her and others from a "known sexual predator on campus." Tuesday, 8:59 AM | 1 comments

City seeks to snuff out smoke in apartments
Palo Alto struck another blow against tobacco on Monday night, when the City Council decreed that every apartment building in the city will soon be no-smoke zones. Tuesday, 2:12 AM | 2 comments

Did city hold adequate hearings on Buena Vista closure?
A Santa Clara County Superior Court judge is considering whether Palo Alto city officials were adequate in holding hearings surrounding an application approved last year to close the city's only mobile home park. Tuesday, 8:48 AM | 1 comments

Bad-tasting water due to Hetch Hetchy water reductions
Palo Alto and other local cities' residents who have been complaining about nasty-tasting water coming from their taps can blame it on water reductions from the Hetch Hetchy supply and blending from other sources, according to City of Palo Alto Utilities spokeswoman Catherine Elvert. Tuesday, 9:52 AM

East Palo Alto girl, 2, died of blunt-force trauma
A 2-year-old East Palo Alto girl died of blunt-force trauma and her mother's boyfriend now faces murder charges in her death, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve4 Wagstaffe said this week. Tuesday, 11:18 AM | 1 comments

Breakthrough Prize honors local science pioneers at Moffett
It was a constellation of stars, science and Silicon Valley luminaries at the Nasa Ames Research Park on Sunday for the annual Breakthrough Prize. Now in its fifth year, the award ceremony honors scientific achievement with the glitz of a Hollywood gala, and it did not disappoint.
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Burglars smash vehicle into Apple Store

Facebook donates $20M for East Palo Alto housing

Edgewood Plaza developer: City fines are not 'warranted'

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