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Residents call for 'road diet' to curb accidents on Middlefield
For John Guislin and his neighbors on Middlefield Road, screeching tires and clanging metal have become increasingly familiar... Last comment 25 minutes ago | 16 comments

School board approves 12 percent pay increases for teachers
The Palo Alto school board approved Tuesday night in a 4-to-1 vote a 12 percent base salary increase for teachers over three... Last comment 0 hours ago | 8 comments

Block-long development approved for Olive Garden site
The already sizzling construction climate around California Avenue is set to heat up even further after the City Council... Last comment 13 minutes ago | 37 comments

Independent groups pump cash into Assembly campaign
With the crowded race to succeed Assemblyman Rich Gordon in the 24th District heading into the final stretch, independent... Last comment 5 hours ago | 9 comments

 
 
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Video released in fatal Christmas shooting in Palo Alto
Officers who fatally shot a mentally ill man on a Palo Alto street on Christmas Day were justified when they discharged their weapons, the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office has determined. Wednesday, 9:50 AM | 9 comments

School board OKs 12 percent pay increases for teachers
The Palo Alto school board approved Tuesday night in a 4-to-1 vote a 12 percent base salary increase for teachers over three years, with all but one board member arguing that that level of pay hike is necessary to help the district retain and attract high-quality teachers. Wednesday, 8:26 AM | 8 comments

School board approves full-day kindergarten for all
All kindergartners entering the Palo Alto Unified School District this fall and in future years will attend school for a full day under a proposal the school board approved Tuesday night, despite opposition from parents and a claim that the majority of kindergarten teachers do not support this shift. Wednesday, 9:15 AM | 2 comments

Residents call for 'road diet' to curb accidents on Middlefield
For John Guislin and his neighbors on Middlefield Road, screeching tires and clanging metal have become increasingly familiar sounds in recent years. To curb the recent rash of traffic accidents, residents are now petitioning the city to create a "road diet" on Middlefield, reducing the number of lanes from four to two. Tuesday, 3:23 PM | 16 comments

Measure A to extend funding for county's parks
Santa Clara County voters will decide whether they want to prolong a park preservation fund on the June 7 ballot.
Tuesday, 2:32 PM

Block-long development approved for Olive Garden site
The already sizzling construction climate around California Avenue is set to heat up even further after the City Council approved on Monday night a proposal to demolish the Olive Garden restaurant on El Camino Real and replace it with a mixed-use development featuring offices, condominiums and retail space. Tuesday, 1:33 AM | 37 comments

Independent groups pump cash into Assembly campaign
With the crowded race to succeed Assemblyman Rich Gordon in the 24th District heading into the final stretch, independent political action committees are throwing hundreds of thousands of dollars into the contest in hopes of influencing the outcome. So far, Palo Alto City Councilman Marc Berman has been the chief beneficiary. Monday, 4:28 PM | 9 comments

UPDATE: Sketch shows would-be Crescent Park burglar

With new contract, 70 percent of teachers will earn over $100K

Stanford names new Graduate School of Business dean

Assembly candidate submits murky donor reports

PUBLIC AGENDA: Golf course, full-day kindergarten, bike bridge

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