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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 13 hours ago | 35 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 14 hours ago | 24 comments

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"Grand opening at SSL"
At the opening of The Bob McFarland Test Facility on Oct. 7, 2014, from left: John Celli, president of SSL; Brenda McFarland, widow of Bob McFarland; Chip Koehler, executive director, programs, SSL; and Palo Alto Mayor Nancy Shepherd. Submitted by Wendy Lewis on Oct 10, 2014

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Stanford 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

Tall Tree Award winners honored at reception
This year's Tall Tree Award honorees, including two individuals and two organizations who have contributed to improving the life of children, people with disabilities and the environment, were honored at a dinner reception at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Palo Alto on Wednesday, May 4. Thursday, 6:23 PM

Police: East Palo Alto woman arrested for setting fire to RV
A 31-year-old East Palo Alto woman was arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire on Sunday, May 1, that caused minor damage to an unoccupied recreational vehicle, according to a press release from the Palo Alto Police Department. Thursday, 9:31 AM | 3 comments

County officials eye housing-tax measure
In an ongoing effort to shore up affordable housing throughout the South Bay, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors are considering a $750 million bond for the November ballot that would help pay for new homes for veterans, seniors, low-income families and the homeless. Thursday, 9:44 AM | 16 comments

Rain, thunderstorms, lightning moving through Bay Area
Rain, thunderstorms and lightning are moving north though the Bay Area this morning and the chance of rain will linger through Saturday, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service said. Thursday, 10:55 AM

Free 'tipsy tows' available during Cinco de Mayo festivities
Drivers who need a tow home after drinking during Thursday's Cinco de Mayo festivities will be able to find one through a special AAA service, the organization's officials announced today. Thursday, 7:40 AM | 2 comments

May Fête Parade returns to downtown Palo Alto
Local school bands, kids on bikes, pets in costume, Palo Alto officials and parade entrants, including electric cars designed and built by students from Jane Lathrop Stanford, Jordan and Terman middle schools, will take over University Avenue and surrounding streets during the 94th annual May Fête Children's Parade on Saturday, May 7. Wednesday, 4:32 PM | 3 comments

Palo Alto eyes business tax to fight traffic congestion

New website highlights the many paths to success

Local teen counseling center finds new home

PUBLIC AGENDA: single-story overlay, transportation tax measure, parking program

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