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Caltrain's proposed four-track station could disrupt Palo Alto's rail-redesign plans
Caltrain's plan to expand its system could require the agency to construct a four-track segment in Palo Alto -- a proposal... Last comment 31 minutes ago | 58 comments

What $9 million won't get you in Old Palo Alto: A house on a lot
A quarter-acre property for sale in Palo Alto is turning heads for what's not included in its $9-million price tag: a house. Read... Last comment on May 18, 2019 at 12:22 pm | 22 comments

With Stanford offer on hold, school board members voice disappointment — and one goes on the offensive
Three Palo Alto school board members voted on Tuesday night to suspend consideration of a tentative agreement with Stanford... Last comment on May 19, 2019 at 7:26 pm | 78 comments

Report: Santa Clara County sees big surge in homeless population
New data released by Santa Clara County shows that homelessness is a rapidly growing problem, with thousands of additional... Last comment 1 hour ago | 51 comments

 
 
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Episode 183: RV parking program takes off
Alicia Garcia of the nonprofit Project WeHope talks about East Palo Alto's pioneering new Safe Lot program, which is giving people living in their RVs a safe place to park overnight, along with offering them critical services. Friday, 4:24 PM | 10 comments

Fond memories of a friend, a series of bake sales and one boy's hope to fund a cure to cancer
Addison Elementary School fifth-grader Nathan Carlsen died of a rare brain cancer on March 19, 2018. Now, his friends are raising funds for research into a cure. Friday, 8:05 PM | 2 comments

East Palo Alto celebrates grand opening of U.S. Highway 101 overpass
A new walkway connecting East Palo Alto neighborhoods on the east and west of U.S. Highway 101 debuted on Saturday. Construction of the $14 million project took 18 months from start to completion. Sunday, 8:51 AM | 18 comments

Arrest in 1970s cold-case murder points to serial killer
Nearly six months after a Hayward man was charged in another murder that had gone unsolved for decades, DNA evidence has led investigators to accuse him of the 1974 killing of a 21-year-old woman near the Stanford University campus. Thursday, 5:21 PM | 10 comments

With artificial intelligence looming, debate over 'basic income' heats up
Proponents say universal basic income could help end poverty, but others argue that it would be prohibitively expensive and de-incentivize people from working. Friday, 6:58 AM | 12 comments

Shop Talk: Greek-Turkish eatery, vegan cafe, women's boutique open
In the latest Shop Talk column, read about two new local restaurants, including one with a 100% plant-based menu, and a new women's clothing store. Monday, 2:29 PM

Around Town: Outsmarted; Affordable Housing Week
In this week's column: how a Paly teacher fared on "Jeopardy!," a proclamation recognizing the city's efforts in creating more affordable housing and local spots C-SPAN visited for a special feature on Palo Alto. Saturday, 8:30 AM | 9 comments

Contentious state housing bill punted to 2020

Editorial: A parking strategy drowning in complexity and frustration seeks a lifeline

Opinion: Palo Alto needs a citywide municipal fiber-to-the-premises utility

With Stanford offer on hold, school board members voice disappointment — and one goes on the offensive

Caltrain's proposed four-track station could disrupt Palo Alto's rail-redesign plans

Report: Santa Clara County sees big surge in homeless population

Transportation projects to get a boost in proposed budget

Ravenswood board approves contract for interim superintendent

PUBLIC AGENDA: Airplane noise discussion; proposed budget review

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