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City hopes to preserve Palo Alto Square theater
Two efforts -- one relying on grassroots democracy and the other rooted in the zoning code -- have emerged to try to save... Last comment 11 hours ago | 16 comments

Hotel California rooms to be reserved for affordable housing
Hotel California will be converted next month into an apartment complex for low-income residents -- a project that will bring... Last comment 8 minutes ago | 14 comments

Making 'green waves' with traffic lights
Seeking to create a smoother ride for local drivers and bicyclists, Palo Alto plans to reprogram traffic lights along several... Last comment 19 hours ago | 30 comments

Caltrain swaps out old cars for larger ones to avoid overcrowding
Starting today, Caltrain will be replacing some of its trains with larger trains capable of accommodating more passengers,... Last comment 11 hours ago | 8 comments

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"'We love you, Gunn'"
An airplane flew over Gunn High School flew over campus on Tuesday, Feb. 24, pulling a banner that read "We love you, Gunn." The banner was organized by Marc Vincenti, former Gunn teacher and co-founder of student health and wellbeing campaign Save the 2,008. Photo taken by Tim Hill. Submitted by Elena Kadvany on Mar 3, 2015

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Palo Alto police investigate possible explosive device
The discovery of a possible hand grenade in the 3200 block of Cowper Street has triggered a bomb squad investigation, according to the Palo Alto Police Department. Thursday, 11:12 AM

Plan to hike development fees meets with opposition
A proposal in Palo Alto to sharply raise the fees that developers would have to pay to support affordable housing faced significant scrutiny and criticism Wednesday, with several planning commissioners and housing advocates making the case that the change may actually hinder the city's efforts to make progress on the increasingly urgent issue. Thursday, 12:03 AM | 6 comments

City cautious about encouraging second-dwelling units
For some in Palo Alto, "second-dwelling units" represent one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways for addressing the city's affordable-housing crisis. But as the Planning and Transportation Commission considered on Wednesday ways to ease restrictions for these units, some members remained very concerned about the unintended consequences of any possible changes. Thursday, 9:19 AM | 2 comments

School board asks for multiyear, ongoing impact of tax shortfall
All five Palo Alto school board members agreed during a special meeting Wednesday afternoon that finding the most fiscally and educationally sound path forward from a sudden $3.7 million budget shortfall, due to lower-than-anticipated property tax revenue, must include careful consideration of the ongoing impact of the revenue drop beyond just this year. Wednesday, 9:12 PM | 7 comments

Candidate pool grows in Palo Alto council race

Fourth consecutive Spare the Air alert issued for Thursday

Spate of burglaries hits south Palo Alto

City hopes to preserve Palo Alto Square theater

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