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Transportation chief's outside job raises concerns
Since he became Palo Alto's chief transportation official in 2009, Jaime Rodriguez has been an energetic, assertive and at... Last comment 1 hour ago | 51 comments

Rash of auto burglaries hits Palo Alto
Seven vehicles were broken into and items stolen in the span of a little more than an hour in Palo Alto on Monday, Dec. 15,... Last comment 9 hours ago | 12 comments

Land use tops Palo Alto council members' concerns for 2015
Names and faces will change but Palo Alto's official priorities should remain largely fixed when the new City Council convenes... Last comment 16 hours ago | 8 comments

Consultant hired to help Palo Alto with social-media updates
With Palo Alto's social-media efforts in full bloom, the City Council approved spending $160,000 on a consultant who will... Last comment on Dec 15, 2014 at 7:48 pm | 29 comments

 
 
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Jennifer Cullenbine, executive director at the Family Giving Tree, and Jonathan Becher, chief marketing officer at SAP, hold backpacks on July 29, 2014, that will be given to low-income children. SAP employees donated and packed around 225 backpacks with classroom essentials for the education non-profit Family Giving Tree. Submitted by Arunima Kumar on Aug 6, 2014

 
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Ming's Restaurant to close Dec. 28
The absolute last serving of Ming's famous Chinese chicken salad will be Dec. 28. That's the day that Ming's Restaurant, Palo Alto's oldest and largest Chinese restaurant, will close its doors to make way for an extended stay hotel and a newer, smaller Chinese restaurant. Thursday, 3:47 PM | 2 comments

Transportation chief's outside job raises concerns
Since he became Palo Alto's chief transportation official in 2009, Jaime Rodriguez has been an energetic, assertive and at times polarizing advocate of bike boulevards, amenities for pedestrians and lane reductions like the one about to take effect on California Avenue. Thursday, 9:36 AM | 51 comments

Sean Parker pledges $24M to launch allergy research center
Silicon Valley entrepreneur and philanthropist Sean Parker has gifted $24 million over the next two years to establish the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy Research at Stanford University, the university announced on Wednesday, Dec. 17. Thursday, 7:46 AM | 1 comments

Palo Alto: School district settles construction lawsuit
Less than a week before a scheduled case meeting at which Taisei Construction Company planned to seek a trial date in its lawsuit filed against Palo Alto Unified, the school district announced it will pay a $570,000 settlement to the construction firm that built two new Palo Alto High School facilities. Thursday, 9:00 AM

Rash of auto burglaries hits Palo Alto
Seven vehicles were broken into and items stolen in the span of a little more than an hour in Palo Alto on Monday, Dec. 15, according to the Palo Alto Police Department. Wednesday, 2:34 PM | 12 comments

Land use tops council members' concerns for 2015
Names and faces will change but Palo Alto's official priorities should remain largely fixed when the new City Council convenes for its first meeting in January, with land-use and transportation leading the way. Wednesday, 11:30 AM | 8 comments

Ideas on practical, creative gifts for hosts
Palo Alto resident Catherine Debs knows a thing or two about finding the appropriate gift for a host. As San Francisco's former assistant chief of protocol under Mayor Willie Brown, she traveled the world with gifts for dignitaries: Tiffany crystal; cuff links; scarves woven with city landmarks; and polished redwood urns. Thursday, 7:52 AM

City ups contribution for Palo Alto History Museum
How much money should Palo Alto spend in the present and the future to establish a museum that would tell the story of the city's past? That's the question that the City Council agonized over Monday night, as it considered a request for public funds to make the new museum a reality. Tuesday, 4:40 PM | 17 comments

Minority students speak to challenges in school district

Palo Alto bans smoking in shopping districts

Train strikes car in Atherton

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