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After early speed bumps, Palo Alto steers bike boulevards in a new direction
After a rocky start and a sudden stop, Palo Alto is preparing to resume its ambitious plan to build a network of bike boulevards,... Last comment 2 hours ago | 36 comments

NTSB: Tesla's Autopilot steered Model X into highway median, causing fatal crash
An Apple employee died from a high-speed crash because his Tesla Model X's Autopilot driving system steered the car into... Last comment on Feb 27, 2020 at 5:28 pm | 19 comments

Palo Alto's last dive bar faces uncertain future
Three years after its colorful owner passed away, Antonio's Nut House, Palo Alto's last authentic dive bar, is still open,... Last comment 19 hours ago | 43 comments

Palo Alto Tailoring closed three years ago. Customers want their clothes back.
Customers of a Palo Alto tailoring business say they have been trying to get their clothing back for nearly three years,... Last comment on Feb 26, 2020 at 7:14 pm | 25 comments

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As third coronavirus case comes to light in Santa Clara County, Palo Alto Unified alerted to parent exposed to disease
Santa Clara County public health department leaders have reported a third case of coronavirus within the county on Friday, the same day Palo Alto Unified officials learned a parent of two students may have been exposed to the virus. Friday, 7:30 PM | 34 comments

VIDEO: Critical juncture at auditor's office
As the City Council prepares to outsource the city auditor position, former City Auditor Sharon Erickson discusses the auditor's function and her belief that moving it out of City Hall would be a mistake. Friday, 3:08 PM | 1 comments

Auditors face toughest review — their own
Palo Alto City Council's recent move to outsource the city auditor position, which was created by the voters in 1983, is facing criticism from past and current employees who believe the shift would reduce oversight at City Hall. Friday, 6:48 AM | 6 comments

More homes? Too many people? Residents find little consensus on plans for Ventura's future
Responding to concerns from residents and property owners about a proposed new vision for the Ventura neighborhood, city planning staff unveiled on Thursday night a scaled-back set of options. Friday, 9:48 AM | 6 comments

FPPC dismisses complaint against state Senate candidate Annie Oliva
After an initial query, the Fair Political Practices Commission has said it will not conduct further investigations into a claim that state Senate candidate Annie Oliva has collaborated with an independent spending committee. Friday, 1:02 PM

Editorial: Return those ballots
Next Tuesday's early California primary election puts voters in a position to have an unprecedented impact on the Democratic presidential race. Friday, 6:48 AM

Police chief says use of force is 'very rare.' Critics are not convinced.
Facing numerous allegations of excessive force by local police officers, Palo Alto police Chief Robert Jonsen assured the City Council on Monday that officers who cross the line will be held accountable. Tuesday, 12:12 AM | 13 comments

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The developer bonus tucked into the school bond on your ballot

Governor: Coronavirus changing 'by the hour' in California

Stanford student died from accidental fentanyl overdose, coroner confirms

After early speed bumps, Palo Alto steers bike boulevards in a new direction

Bay Area developer pledges $55M to alleviate Stanford medical students' debt

PUBLIC AGENDA: Extension of bike share program; proposed utilities rate changes

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