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Palo Alto explores two paths toward higher minimum wage
The goal is clear and undisputed: enacting a minimum wage of $15 per hour. But as Palo Alto officials prepare to plot on... Last comment on Sep 24, 2016 at 9:41 pm | 20 comments

Palo Alto school board candidates face off in first debate
Enrollment, budget, mental health, innovation -- the five candidates vying for three seats on the Palo Alto Board of Education... Last comment on Sep 24, 2016 at 10:01 am | 11 comments

For easing traffic jams, Palo Alto pins hopes on nonprofit
As Palo Alto looks ahead toward adopting a new long-term vision for transportation, officials are increasingly leaning on... Last comment 7 hours ago | 31 comments

Council candidates make their pitches
A new senior center in south Palo Alto. A completely redeveloped Buena Vista Mobile Home Park. Also, more action, better... Last comment 3 hours ago | 78 comments

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Spare the Air alert issued for Sunday
A Spare the Air alert has been issued for today in the Bay Area as heat, light winds and automobile exhaust combine for an unhealthy level of smog, officials with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District said. Sunday, 9:44 AM | 1 comments

Palo Alto planning commission set for a shake-up
While Palo Alto prepares to elect new City Council members in November, another heated race is quietly taking place behind the scenes, where 16 residents are competing to fill three seats on the city's influential, and at times controversial, Planning and Transportation Commission. Saturday, 7:31 AM | 8 comments

Guest Opinion: Deciding Palo Alto's future growth
The biggest issue in this year's City Council race is deciding how Palo Alto should grow. This year's council election is particularly important because the newly elected council will vote on adopting Palo Alto's Comprehensive Plan Update. This document defines the city's policies toward growth for the next 15 years and will be the basis for the city's zoning. Saturday, 7:31 AM | 14 comments

Palo Alto temps to reach 91 degrees Sunday, Monday
A heat advisory has been issued for Sunday and Monday in the San Francisco Bay Area as western winds keep cool ocean air out to sea, according to officials with the National Weather Service. Saturday, 8:18 AM

VIDEO: Behind the Headlines -- Palo Alto City Council and school board candidates
On this week's news webcast, "Behind the Headlines," Palo Alto Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong hosts a reporters' roundtable with Elena Kadvany and Gennady Sheyner. They discuss the 11 candidates for the Palo Alto City Council as well as the five candidates vying for three seats on the Palo Alto school board. Saturday, 1:25 AM

Deadly disease plagues plants high above Silicon Valley
Phytophthora, a fungus-like water mold whose name means "plant destroyer," is every bit as deadly as it sounds. Experts worry that it could wipe out whole populations of plants and change entire ecosystems. Friday, 7:48 AM | 7 comments

School board candidates meet in second debate

Editorial: An imperfect wage increase

Police arrest East Palo Alto teens for strong-arm robbery

VTA looking for feedback from commuters on Highway 280

PUBLIC AGENDA: Cubberley Community Center, minimum wage, schools budget

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