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Palo Alto moves toward business tax to pay for transportation
After four years of false starts and sharp disagreements, Palo Alto kicked off on Monday a new effort to place a business... Last comment 6 hours ago | 27 comments

Midpeninsula mayors, tech company transportation leaders convene to talk traffic
In view of a hulking manzanita tree branch hung from the wall at the Unitarian Universalist Church in south Palo Alto, mayors... Last comment 10 hours ago | 34 comments

Editorial: Hoping for goodwill and leverage, Stanford may wind up with neither
The self-congratulatory press release issued late Monday by Stanford University and Palo Alto school Superintendent Don Austin... Last comment 6 hours ago | 46 comments

Palo Alto aligns itself against 'one-size-fits-all' housing bills
Responding to a flurry of housing bills moving through Sacramento, Palo Alto's elected leaders took a stance on Monday night... Last comment 4 hours ago | 80 comments

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School district to lose chief business officer
Palo Alto Unified's Chief Business Officer Jim Novak, whose hiring was hailed by a school board member last year as "a real coup," is retiring at the end of the school year due to personal health issues, he said Thursday. Thursday, 4:00 PM | 2 comments

Armed robber in bandana steals money from 7-Eleven store
A bandana-wearing man robbed the 7-Eleven store in Midtown Palo Alto of money at gunpoint early Wednesday morning, triggering a neighborhood search that turned out fruitless, police said. Wednesday, 8:45 PM | 13 comments

Popular but expensive train-tunnel proposal splits council
As Palo Alto approaches a decision on the best way to separate the railroad tracks from local streets, city leaders remain divided over the most ambitious and expensive option on the table: an underground tunnel stretching from one end of the city to the other. Thursday, 8:39 AM | 46 comments

City budget proposes more transportation staff, continued defraying of pension costs
Palo Alto plans to freeze four Police Department positions, raise its stake in employee pensions and take a less central role in Project Safety Net, a community collaboration to promote youth well-being, under a budget that City Manager Ed Shikada presented Monday night. Tuesday, 4:22 PM | 3 comments

Teachers push back against reorganization of arts department
For the second time in as many years, Palo Alto Unified art teachers, students and parents are protesting the consolidation of a district-level art position, a decision they said was made without consulting those who would be impacted by it. Wednesday, 9:45 AM | 19 comments

Smash-and-grab car burglars caught minutes before their attempt to flee
Two men who were caught allegedly burglarizing two cars at a downtown Palo Alto parking garage were arrested late last week with help from a witness who notified authorities of the break-ins as they unfolded, police said Wednesday. Wednesday, 8:57 AM | 25 comments

VTA offers free transit on Thursday
On Thursday, April 25, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority wants to treat you to your commute.
Wednesday, 12:23 PM

Shop Talk: Pizza Chicago relocates; Mike's Cafe to reopen soon

Palo Alto revives its interest in a business tax

District, teachers union reach tentative agreement on 2% raise

Following reports of explosion, two sent to hospital with 'serious' burns

Busted sprinkler head leaves Old Pro sports bar with significant water damage

Holiday Fund drive raises record-breaking $411K for local nonprofits

PUBLIC AGENDA: Proposed 2020 ballot measure; park improvement ordinance

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