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No viaduct, no closure: Palo Alto resident aims for compromise on Churchill
The long controversy behind the Churchill Avenue rail redesign has put the city and its residents at a frustrating, but understandable... Last comment 5 hours ago | 26 comments

Downtown Streets Team executives accused of sexual harassment, creating drinking culture
Downtown Streets Team is embroiled in a scandal in which its top executives have been accused of sexual harassment, creating... Last comment 12 hours ago | 34 comments

High school shakeup: Paly's Adam Paulson to resign, Gunn's Kathie Laurence to leave for district job
Both Palo Alto and Gunn high schools will lose their principals at the end of the school year, the district announced on... Last comment 3 hours ago | 53 comments

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... Last comment 5 hours ago | 143 comments

 
 
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"Exhibit on U.S. presidents"
Life-sized cutouts of Abraham Lincoln, Bill Clinton and other U.S. presidents are scattered in an exhibit on display at Walter Hays Elementary School on Feb. 20, 2018. Photo by Connie Jo Cotton. Submitted by Jamey Padojino on Feb 21, 2018

 
 
 
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Learning from neighbors, Palo Alto prepares to adopt 'headcount' tax
Emboldened by recent survey results and examples from neighboring cities, Palo Alto's elected leaders agreed Monday to place a business tax based on employee count on the November ballot. Monday, 10:45 PM | 1 comments

High school shakeup: Paly's Paulson to resign, Gunn's Laurence to take district job
Both Palo Alto and Gunn high schools will lose their principals at the end of the school year, the district announced on Friday. Friday, 11:08 AM | 53 comments

VIDEO: Mike Price's big idea
Southgate resident Mike Price discusses his proposal to improve the Churchill Avenue rail crossing by building a road underpass -- an idea that received a boost from the City Council last Tuesday. Friday, 5:21 PM | 4 comments

School board poised to place parcel tax on May ballot
The Palo Alto school board will likely approve at its Tuesday meeting putting an increased parcel tax to voters in a special mail-in election this May. Monday, 11:34 AM | 10 comments

Wages for Foothill student workers lag behind local cities
For the more than 1,000 student employees working campus jobs across the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, getting paid the local minimum wage would be a big improvement. Monday, 10:39 AM

Palo Alto auditors slam plan to reform their office
A proposal to reform the City Auditor's Office is facing pushback and a threat of a lawsuit from employees of the department, which has been hobbled for years by leadership turnover and internal bickering. Friday, 6:53 AM | 15 comments

Downtown Streets Team execs accused of sexual harassment, creating drinking culture
Former employees of Downtown Streets Team allege they were subjected to inappropriate behavior that went on for years at the nonprofit, pointing to disturbing patterns of behavior. Wednesday, 2:20 PM | 34 comments

No viaduct, no closure: Palo Altan aims for compromise on Churchill
The long controversy behind the Churchill Avenue rail redesign has put the city and its residents at a frustrating, but understandable impasse. Southgate Michael Price believes he might have the answer. Monday, 12:08 PM | 26 comments

Shooting victim dies from injuries

Around Town: Man running 8 marathons in 8 days; A visit by Ms. Wheelchair California

13 vehicles burglarized on Stanford campus Saturday

Bonds on the ballot: Will billions of dollars help California cope with climate change?

Nine seniors who exemplify the meaning of being selfless

PUBLIC AGENDA: New city-MidPen Media Center agreement; school board vote on parcel tax

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