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Edgewood Plaza developer: Fines not 'warranted'
The developer for Edgewood Plaza in Palo Alto, who has faced steep daily fines for the vacant grocery-store space at the... Last comment 2 hours ago | 36 comments

Panel: Stepping off college admissions treadmill
New York Times columnist Frank Bruni, Harvard University educator Richard Weissbourd and Challenge Success founder Denise... Last comment 3 hours ago | 75 comments

Planning commission throws support behind granny units
For several years now, Palo Alto officials have been looking at one possible way to ease the city's affordable housing crisis:... Last comment 30 minutes ago | 47 comments

Court ruling invalidates Palo Alto's 2011 repeal of binding arbitration
A state appellate court has ruled that the City of Palo Alto violated the law when it did not confer with its unions before... Last comment on Dec 2, 2016 at 3:01 pm | 9 comments

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Bad-tasting water due to Hetch Hetchy water reductions
Palo Alto and other local cities' residents who have been complaining about nasty-tasting water coming from their taps can blame it on water reductions from the Hetch Hetchy supply and blending from other sources, according to City of Palo Alto Utilities spokeswoman Catherine Elvert. Monday, 3:47 PM | 1 comments

East Palo Alto man charged in 2-year-old girl's death
An East Palo Alto man has been charged with murder in the death of a 2-year-old girl who was taken to the hospital with breathing problems on Nov. 27, East Palo Alto police announced Monday. Monday, 2:41 PM

Breakthrough Prize honors local science pioneers at Moffett
It was a constellation of stars, science and Silicon Valley luminaries at the Nasa Ames Research Park on Sunday for the annual Breakthrough Prize. Now in its fifth year, the award ceremony honors scientific achievement with the glitz of a Hollywood gala, and it did not disappoint.
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Burglars smash vehicle into Apple Store
A burglary ring crashed through the front glass windows of the downtown Palo Alto Apple Store early Sunday morning by driving a SUV into the building and stealing an unknown quantity of merchandise, Palo Alto police said. Sunday, 4:31 PM | 10 comments

Facebook donates $20M for East Palo Alto housing
Facebook announced on Friday that it is committing $20 million to help create badly needed affordable housing in East Palo Alto. Monday, 8:07 AM | 7 comments

Edgewood Plaza developer: City fines are not 'warranted'
The developer for Edgewood Plaza in Palo Alto, who has faced steep daily fines for the vacant grocery-store space at the shopping center, has fired back at the city in a new letter that calls the penalties "excessive," unlawful and unwarranted. Monday, 8:07 AM | 36 comments

Where is 'Conan the Grammarian' in the battle with grammar barbarians?
I appreciate the evolution of language, in which rules change according to common usage by real people in the real world. And yet I still find myself caught by surprise by basic grammatical mistakes of professional newscasters on television and even National Public Radio, on top of frequent mistakes in newspapers and (less so) in magazines. Monday, 8:08 AM | 3 comments

Mentoring nonprofit seeks to support high schoolers

Asian-inspired aerobics brings old traditions to new audience

Captured Palo Alto inmate appears in court

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