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Guest Opinion: Another view of the Comp Plan process
We need to take a careful look at how and why the Comp Plan process spiraled out of control so that we don't repeat the errors... Last comment 1 hour ago | 11 comments

Businesses slam downtown parking proposal
As Palo Alto prepares to adopt new parking restrictions on downtown's residential streets, a growing crowd of dentists, merchants,... Last comment 10 hours ago | 36 comments

Nature offers boost to storm drain fee increase campaign
Palo Alto officials could hardly have chosen a better week to start mailing out ballots for their campaign to raise fees... Last comment 2 hours ago | 34 comments

Committee members slam council for paring down Comprehensive Plan
The City Council's abrupt decision to remove all program from the city's guiding land-use document has left members of the... Last comment 26 minutes ago | 44 comments

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"Tutu celebration "
Palo Alto Unified School District Superintendent Max McGee, left, and Grant Althouse, principal of Fairmeadow Elementary School, right, sport tutus to celebrate Fairmeadow's 22nd (two-two) day of the month on Thursday, Sept. 22. Photo by Paul Sakuma/ Submitted by My Nguyen on Sep 22, 2016

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Opportunity Center quadruples homeless housing placement
In the biggest leap since it opened its doors a decade ago, the LifeMoves Opportunity Services Center in Palo Alto housed 47 people in 2016, roughly four times the number in any other prior year, officials said at a ceremony on Friday commemorating the center's 10th anniversary. Friday, 5:13 PM

Behind the Headlines: Diversity's champions
Greer Stone, chair of Palo Alto's Human Relations Commission, joins reporters Sue Dremann and Gennady Sheyner on "Behind the Headlines" to discuss the commission's renewed efforts to encourage tolerance and diversity in the community. Friday, 4:49 PM

Gay square dance group forms bonds among its members
The Palo Alto-based LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning) square dance club the El Camino Reelers which members initially formed in 1985 holds lessons and events at least twice a week and is open to anyone who wants dance. Friday, 6:59 AM | 1 comments

Child care nonprofit pleads for financial help
The nonprofit that provides subsidized after-school and child care services to more than 100 low-income families is asking the school district to cover what its leadership says is an unsustainable gap between rising costs and stagnant state funding. Friday, 6:58 AM | 7 comments

Changes to 'megahouse' plan don't mollify neighbors
Plans for 1710 Newell Road in Palo Alto continue to upset neighbors - even after the house plans were recently revised. More than 50 neighbors have signed and sent a petition to the City Council and city planning staff. Friday, 6:58 AM | 15 comments

Guest Opinion: A different view of the Comp Plan process
We need to take a careful look at how and why the Comp Plan process spiraled out of control so that we don't repeat the errors when we start work in the not-too-distant future on the post 2030 plan. Friday, 9:06 AM | 11 comments

Editorial: Rescind, replace and approve
The Palo Alto Board of Education will make two important decisions next Tuesday night, and both will say a lot about what kind of district we are and the values of our current five trustees. Friday, 6:56 AM | 1 comments

Council offers a lift to traffic-fighting nonprofit
Even though the City Council spent more than $500,000 to create the Palo Alto Transportation Management Association three years ago, it has been loath to contribute the $3.5 million that would be needed to shrink the number of solo drivers by 30 percent over three years. Friday, 6:57 AM | 1 comments

County seeks injunction on 'sanctuary jurisdictions' order

Palo Alto council looks to revise zoning code

Community Notebook: Forum on voting rights, and threats

Ex-employees allege Air District improperly destroys docs

PUBLIC AGENDA: Zoning code revisions; OCR resolutions

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