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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 3 hours ago | 38 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 6 hours ago | 27 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 10 hours ago | 46 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 6 hours ago | 22 comments

 
 
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Sheriff: Stanford student found dead at campus residence
The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a student who was found unresponsive at a Stanford University's residence on Friday morning. No foul play is suspected, according to the Sheriff's Office. Saturday, 3:53 PM | 2 comments

Around Town: Pompeo dines at Cafe Pro Bono; Firefighter launches 625-mile hike
In the latest Around Town column, news about Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's meal with Stanford University leaders and a Palo Alto fire's campaign to raise awareness of veterans' and first responders' mental health. Saturday, 7:39 AM | 6 comments

Episode 214: A tidal phenomenon
City Naturalist Corinne DeBra speaks with Weekly staff about how king tides occur and how the local flora and fauna are impacted. Another round of these tides is expected on Feb. 9. Friday, 5:57 PM

Rare bird sightings bring over 1K people to the Baylands, thanks to the king tides
More than 1,000 people recently flocked to the Palo Alto Baylands to see king tides, during which rare birds were spotted in the marsh, unafraid of the visitors with zoom lenses and binoculars. Friday, 6:58 AM

Palo Alto boosts affordable-housing project with $10.5M loan
With affordable housing in short supply, Palo Alto offered a $10.5-million lifeline this week to a 59-unit residential development known as Wilton Court. Friday, 4:04 PM | 4 comments

Condo owners upset as board approves their new neighbor: A five-story hotel
Despite heavy pushback from residents, a proposal for a hotel on the southern edge of Palo Alto scored a significant win Thursday when the Architectural Review Board threw its support behind the project. Thursday, 4:25 PM | 27 comments

Editorial: 'Safe parking' is a very small first step
As communities throughout the state try to respond to the growing crisis of homelessness, it is disappointing that it has taken Palo Alto almost a year to adopt a watered-down version of the initiative. Friday, 6:57 AM | 5 comments

Guest Opinion: Why not try ideas that work?
Palo Alto's Comprehensive Plan has a goal to build 300 housing units per year. How do we get there? The short answer is we need approaches that work financially and at scale. Friday, 6:57 AM | 22 comments

Houses of worship get ready to welcome car campers
For Peninsula Bible Church, the increasingly prominent issue of people living in their cars is more than just a citywide problem: For the congregation, it's personal. Friday, 9:41 AM | 9 comments

Serial robber who took $69K across Northern California sentenced

Music school faces civil suit over sexual abuse of student

Group tasked with cutting rail-redesign options adds 3 more

Families want Palo Alto schools to offer Hindi as a foreign language

County court puts out call for volunteer watchdogs

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

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