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Council halts Royal Manor's bid to ban two-story homes
A divisive proposal to ban new two-story homes in the Royal Manor neighborhood faltered at the finish line Monday night when... Last comment 1 hour ago | 39 comments

District slow to publish decisions made at meetings
The Palo Alto school district is an outlier when it comes to officially documenting and making public the minutes from meetings... Last comment on May 4, 2016 at 9:19 am | 16 comments

In support of single-stories and preserving neighborhood
I am in favor of the proposed single-story overlay for the Royal Manor neighborhood of Eichlers in Palo Alto. I am also in... Last comment 8 hours ago | 25 comments

 
 
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Proposed office-and-condo complex raises concerns
A proposal to demolish an office building in downtown Palo Alto and replace it with an office-and-condominiums development that would have more than twice the square footage is raising alarms among residents who believe it will worsen the area's traffic conditions and clash with the adjacent residential neighborhood. Friday, 11:50 AM | 6 comments

Guest Opinion: Why class sizes aren't meeting district targets
Thirty-four students in sixth-grade language arts, 33 in seventh-grade math, 34 in first-year French, 34 in U.S. history, 32 in chemistry, 32 in geometry. Class sizes of a large, underfunded urban district? No, these examples are current classes at middle and high schools in Palo Alto. Friday, 1:42 PM | 6 comments

Seven honored for outstanding contributions to the community
The seven people honored with this year's Avenidas Lifetimes of Achievement awards measure their greatest accomplishments by the lives they've transformed, the community ties that they've helped strengthened and the hopes that have been re-born. Friday, 7:43 AM | 2 comments

Audit blasts Media Center over spending of fees
Midpeninsula Community Media Center, a Palo Alto-based nonprofit that produces educational shows, hosts video classes and broadcasts government meetings, inappropriately used $1.4 million in cable fees between 2010 and 2014, according to a scathing audit from the office of City Auditor Harriet Richardson. Friday, 7:56 AM | 13 comments

Editorial: A transparency gap
The Palo Alto school board majority and Superintendent Max McGee have repeatedly demonstrated through their action and inaction that "transparency" is merely a talking point. Friday, 8:02 AM | 7 comments

Faculty Senate weighs in on controversial climate survey
A controversial climate survey conducted at Stanford University provides "valuable information" on the prevalence of sexual assault and relationship violence, the university's Faculty Senate agreed last week, weighing in on a campus debate over the quality and credibility of the survey and its results. Thursday, 5:36 PM | 3 comments

VIDEO: Tall Tree Award winners honored at reception

Police: East Palo Alto woman arrested for setting fire to RV

County officials eye housing-tax measure

Rain, thunderstorms, lightning moving through Bay Area

PUBLIC AGENDA: bike and pedestrian improvements, teachers' contract

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