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Commission: Move quickly on new dog park
Palo Alto Parks and Recreation commissioners support building a new dog park at Peers Park in the north part of town, urging... Last comment 14 hours ago | 23 comments

Regional plans for major housing growth up for approval
Elected officials from all nine Bay Area counties are set to vote this week on a road map for sustainable growth in the region... Last comment 7 hours ago | 15 comments

Police warn of telephone scam demanding ransom
A virtual kidnapping scam involving a demand for ransom in exchange for a loved one's release reported across the country... Last comment on Jul 26, 2017 at 4:45 pm | 8 comments

City cracks down on tenants at First Baptist
After more than two years of providing counseling to Palo Alto teenagers dealing with mental health issues out of an office... Last comment 11 hours ago | 68 comments

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Commission recommends office-cap extension
The Palo Alto Planning and Transportation Commission supported the city staff's recommendation to extend the 50,000 square foot office-cap ordinance on Wednesday. Thursday, 9:50 AM | 16 comments

City eyes higher fees for companies renting public parks
The city is eyeing new requirements, including charging potentially higher fees, for private organizations that want to use public parks for events. Wednesday, 6:18 PM | 19 comments

Brick-and-mortar retailers face steep challenges
Downtown Palo Alto stores are struggling with high costs, difficulties in finding employees who will work for minimum or low wage and a parking shortage, among other problems, a panel of business owners said Wednesday morning during a discussion on the future of retail. Wednesday, 10:45 PM | 3 comments

Man reports assault, robbery along Oregon Expressway
A man has reported to police that he was punched, kicked and robbed in Palo Alto on July 10, after experiencing car problems and pulling over on Oregon Expressway, police said Wednesday. Wednesday, 1:09 PM | 5 comments

Man gets jail in East Palo Alto cockfighting case
An East Palo Alto man who faced charges in one of San Mateo County's largest cockfighting cases in history pleaded guilty to a single felony charge of animal cruelty and a misdemeanor on Wednesday. Thursday, 9:47 AM | 3 comments

Parks commission: Move quickly on dog park for Peers Park
Palo Alto Parks and Recreation commissioners support building a new dog park at Peers Park in the north part of town, urging city staff Tuesday night to accelerate a timeline that currently plans to start construction in early 2018. Wednesday, 9:37 AM | 23 comments

'Not guilty' plea in attempted murder of doctors
A Visalia man accused of plotting to kill three Bay Area doctors for treatments he claims harmed him pleaded not guilty to three counts of premeditated attempted murder on Tuesday.
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Police warn of phone scam demanding ransom

Actor found dead in hotel room

Man charged for fatal East Palo Alto collision

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Woman arrested for fatal crash on El Camino

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