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City hopes to preserve Palo Alto Square theater
Two efforts -- one relying on grassroots democracy and the other rooted in the zoning code -- have emerged to try to save... Last comment 4 hours ago | 16 comments

Hotel California rooms to be reserved for affordable housing
Hotel California will be converted next month into an apartment complex for low-income residents -- a project that will bring... Last comment 4 hours ago | 12 comments

Making 'green waves' with traffic lights
Seeking to create a smoother ride for local drivers and bicyclists, Palo Alto plans to reprogram traffic lights along several... Last comment 12 hours ago | 30 comments

Caltrain swaps out old cars for larger ones to avoid overcrowding
Starting today, Caltrain will be replacing some of its trains with larger trains capable of accommodating more passengers,... Last comment 3 hours ago | 8 comments

 
 
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Plan to hike fees for developers raises concerns
A proposal in Palo Alto to sharply spike the fees that developers would have to pay to support affordable housing faced significant scrutiny and criticism Wednesday, with several planning commissioners and housing advocates making the case that the change may actually hinder the city's efforts to make progress on the increasingly urgent issue. Thursday, 12:03 AM | 1 comments

School board asks for multiyear, ongoing impact of tax shortfall
All five Palo Alto school-board members agreed during a special meeting Wednesday afternoon that finding the most fiscally and educationally sound path forward from a sudden $3.7 million budget shortfall, due to lower-than-anticipated property tax revenue, must include careful consideration of the ongoing impact of the revenue drop beyond just this year. Wednesday, 9:12 PM

Spate of burglaries hits south Palo Alto
The face of a burglar was captured on video after a home surveillance system recorded a brazen theft from a south Palo Alto residence last Friday. The burglary, which took place in Midtown, was just the latest in a string of residential break ins to strike south Palo Alto neighborhoods, according to Palo Alto Police Department crime logs. Wednesday, 9:47 AM | 11 comments

Candidate pool grows in Palo Alto council race
The pool of candidates for Palo Alto's City Council race may soon widen, with seven residents recently pulling candidacy papers. Wednesday, 3:36 PM | 1 comments

City hopes to preserve Palo Alto Square theater
Two efforts -- one relying on grassroots democracy and the other rooted in the zoning code -- have emerged to try to save the CinéArts theater at 3000 El Camino Real in Palo Alto from closing. Wednesday, 9:25 AM | 16 comments

Hotel California rooms to be reserved for affordable housing
Hotel California will be converted next month into an apartment complex for low-income residents -- a project that will bring 20 units of affordable housing into the heart of Palo Alto's "second downtown." Wednesday, 9:42 AM | 12 comments

Palo Alto school board meets today on tax shortfall

Fourth consecutive Spare the Air alert issued for Thursday

Palo Alto seeks to make 'waves' with traffic lights

Third consecutive Spare the Air alert issued

Visa to open new campus in Palo Alto

Caltrain swaps train sets to prevent overcrowding

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