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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 46 minutes ago | 57 comments

Want to understand Silicon Valley?
We arrived in Palo Alto from Hamburg, Germany, on Aug. 6, 2015, with a 5-year-old daughter who was proud to master writing... Last comment 1 hour ago | 13 comments

Faircourt's bid to ban two-story homes rejected
An effort to ban new two-story homes in the Eichler enclave of Faircourt faltered Wednesday night after a series of last-minute... Last comment 57 minutes ago | 16 comments

Video released in fatal Christmas police shooting
Officers who fatally shot a mentally ill man on a Palo Alto street on Christmas Day were justified when they discharged their... Last comment on May 27, 2016 at 10:52 am | 30 comments

 
 
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New housing proposal on Maybell scores a victory
Three years after a proposed housing development on Maybell Avenue stoked a revolt in Palo Alto's Barron Park neighborhood, a new plan to build housing on the former orchard site is on the verge of winning the city's approval. Saturday, 7:30 AM | 13 comments

Juana Briones principal to head JLS Middle School in Palo Alto
Lisa Hickey, currently the principal of Juana Briones Elementary School, will be leaving to head J.L. Stanford (JLS) Middle School this fall, the school district announced Friday afternoon. Friday, 3:08 PM

One dead in Interstate 280 crash in Menlo Park
A solo-vehicle crash on Interstate Highway 280 turned deadly Friday evening in Menlo Park, according to the California Highway Patrol. Saturday, 7:27 AM

Guest Opinion: Want to understand Silicon Valley? Send your kid to a Palo Alto school
You can meet with startup founders, talk to Stanford University professors and have coffee with venture capitalists to try to understand Silicon Valley. Yet, if you want to really grasp what makes this special place thrive, sending your kid to a nearby public school is the shortest path into the heart of the Valley's culture. Saturday, 7:30 AM | 13 comments

VIDEO: Behind the Headlines — DA's report on fatal shooting
On this week's webcast, "Behind the Headlines," Weekly Publisher Bill Johnson leads a discussion with reporters Sue Dremann and Gennady Sheyner about the District Attorney's findings related to the fatal shooting of a mentally ill man in Palo Alto, as well as the influx of cash in the California State Assembly District 24 race. Friday, 8:32 PM

Zuckerberg plans to raze, replace his Palo Alto homes
Facebook's billionaire CEO Mark Zuckerberg is preparing for a major update to his digs in the Crescent Park neighborhood, where he plans to raze four homes and build four new ones, equipped with large basements and small crawl spaces. Thursday, 4:30 PM | 17 comments

Editorial: Our election endorsements
Our recommendations for state Assembly, state Senate, United States Congress, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, state Proposition 50, Bay Area Measure AA, county Measure A and Ravenswood School District Measure H. Friday, 7:45 AM | 5 comments

Palo Alto seeks to toss mobile-home park lawsuit
Attorneys for the City of Palo Alto and the Jisser family squared off in federal court on Thursday over whether the closure plan for the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park is unconstitutional. Thursday, 6:19 PM | 14 comments

Menlo Park fire district gets OK from FAA to operate drone

Faircourt's bid to ban two-story homes rejected

Organizations to be honored at Business Environmental Awards

High-speed rail launches study for Peninsula segment

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