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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 45 minutes 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 25 minutes ago | 51 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 3 hours ago | 59 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 12 hours ago | 24 comments

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At an abandoned hotel n the West Bank. Submitted by Laurie Naiman on Oct 20, 2017


Palo Alto 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. Tuesday, 9:15 PM | 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 California Senate received a major campaign boost when his mother created a $460,000 independent expenditure committee to aid his run for higher office. Tuesday, 8:46 PM

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 | 99 comments

State Senate candidates weigh in on ideas to tackle climate crisis
Five of the seven candidates running for state Senate in District 13 vied to win over Peninsula voters by showing their passion and knowledge on a range of environmental topics at a panel held last week at Menlo-Atherton High School. Tuesday, 9:00 PM | 2 comments

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative gives $3.5M to local nonprofits
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative distributed nearly $3.5 million in grants to 40 Bay Area organizations working to address critical community needs in East Palo Alto, Belle Haven, North Fair Oaks and Redwood City. Monday, 4:42 PM | 13 comments

Palo Alto boosts affordable-housing project with $10.5M loan
A 59-apartment affordable-housing project known as Wilton Court got a $10-million lifeline on Jan. 13 from the city of Palo Alto -- after expected state funding to build the complex didn't come through. Sunday, 6:14 PM | 5 comments

Stanford student found dead at fraternity house identified
The Stanford University sophomore who was found dead at a the Theta Delta Chi fraternity house last Friday was Eitan Michael Weiner, son of a university professor and Stanford associate vice president, the university announced Monday. Sunday, 6:17 PM

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

Around Town: Pompeo dines at Cafe Pro Bono; Firefighter launches 625-mile hike

Episode 214: A tidal phenomenon

Condo owners upset as board approves their new neighbor: A five-story hotel

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

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