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Group tasked with cutting rail-redesign options instead adds 3 more
When Palo Alto established a committee last year to work on a proposed redesign of local rail crossings, the goal was to... Last comment 16 hours ago | 62 comments

Condo owners upset as board approves their new neighbor: A five-story hotel
Despite heavy pushback from nearby residents, a proposal for a five-story hotel on the southern edge of Palo Alto scored... Last comment 1 hour ago | 52 comments

Families want Palo Alto schools to offer Hindi as a foreign language. The school district says it's complicated.
Palo Alto Unified parents are eager to work with the school district to offer Hindi as a world language at its two high schools. Read... Last comment 51 minutes ago | 60 comments

Guest Opinion: Why not try ideas that work?
Palo Alto's Comprehensive Plan has a goal to build 300 housing units per year. That's 3,000 housing units over the next 10... Last comment 4 minutes ago | 31 comments

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"Addison joins Climate Strike"
The three fifth grade classrooms from Addison Elementary School walked to Palo Alto City Hall on Sept. 27 to deliver a packet of letters expressing their concerns about climate change. City Council member Alison Cormack joined them and engaged them in a great conversation. She then gave them a tour of the Council Chambers and explained how Council meetings work. Submitted by Jocelyn on Oct 15, 2019


Downtown Streets Team execs accused of sexual harassment, creating drinking culture
Downtown Streets Team is embroiled in a scandal in which its top executives have been accused of sexual harassment, creating a hostile work environment and encouraging a drinking culture. Wednesday, 2:20 PM

Update: Shooting victim dies from injuries
A man who was shot in the stomach at a south Palo Alto parking lot early Tuesday morning has died, police said. A $20,000 reward is being offered for information related to the shooting. Wednesday, 1:48 PM | 7 comments

School board to reflect on its own function, effectiveness
The Palo Alto school board will hold a special meeting on Thursday to reflect on its own performance and effectiveness. Afterwards, the board will evaluate the superintendent in closed session. Wednesday, 11:36 AM

New plan aims to shake Palo Alto out of housing slump
Stuck in a housing drought, Palo Alto leaders are considering more dramatic actions to encourage residential construction, including reviving a contentious zoning tool that allows developers to exceed height and density limits. Wednesday, 1:22 PM

Despite time pressures, Palo Alto opts to study more rail design options
Palo Alto's never-ending effort to pick new designs for rail crossings got a little more complicated on Tuesday, when the City Council added two new options to the list. Wednesday, 1:27 AM | 7 comments

State Senate candidate's mom puts $460K toward son's campaign
A candidate seeking to represent South San Francisco to Sunnyvale in the state Senate received a major boost when his mother created a $460,000 independent expenditure committee to aid his campaign. Tuesday, 8:46 PM | 6 comments

Standard practice or 'misleading'? Mayor's official letter in support of SB 50 rankles council colleagues
With a passionate endorsement of Senate Bill 50, Palo Alto's new Mayor Adrian Fine set himself apart from most of his colleagues -- and ruffled some feathers in the process. Monday, 4:25 PM | 107 comments

State Senate candidates weigh in on ideas to tackle climate crisis

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative gives $3.5M to local nonprofits

Newsom's big move on homelessness may be just in political time, new poll suggests

Study: When it comes to polarization across the globe, America leads the way

Episode 214: A tidal phenomenon

PUBLIC AGENDA: Potential changes to city auditor's office; school board operations discussion

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