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Editorial: Eshoo's big challenge
It is rare for a member of Congress to become a lightning rod for complaints about the local impacts of a federal agency's... Last comment 17 minutes ago | 93 comments

Commission approves chain store limit on California Avenue
Palo Alto's effort to promote an eclectic and independent retail mix on California Avenue by limiting chain stores in the... Last comment 20 minutes ago | 20 comments

Palo Alto residents adapt to new food-scrap collection program
Kitchen pails for food scraps made their way to Palo Alto residents in June, and the service collection began July 1. As... Last comment 17 minutes ago | 31 comments

Buena Vista residents sue Palo Alto over closure approval
Residents of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park have filed a lawsuit against Palo Alto, challenging the city's decision in... Last comment on Aug 28, 2015 at 11:10 pm | 72 comments

 
 
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Pentagon to invest $75 million in local tech industry
In a bid to fortify United States security and manufacturing, the Pentagon and a consortium of partners are making a $171 million bet that Silicon Valley can emerge as the global leader in the nascent field of flexible hybrid electronics. Sunday, 8:12 AM

What's happening here?
Birch Plaza, a 25,000-square-foot office and apartment development, at 305 Grant Ave., Palo Alto, is expected to open at the end of September. Sunday, 8:02 AM

Training 'compassionate responders' for tense situations
Jacob Savage, a lifelong Palo Altan who signed up as a high school sophomore for the city's first police academy in 2006, now believes there can be a better way of responding to many delicate situations -- such as mental illness, substance abuse and homelessness -- than a direct police encounter. Saturday, 9:19 AM | 2 comments

Police: Man in car accosts middle school students
Palo Alto police are searching for a man who allegedly pulled up in a car next to two middle school students Thursday evening and made inappropriate comments while trying to get them to come closer to his car. Friday, 11:12 AM | 4 comments

Stanford University Title IX coordinator to step down
Catherine Criswell, Stanford University's Title IX coordinator and a former longtime U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights attorney, is leaving her post at the university after a little more than a year on the job, the university confirmed Thursday. Friday, 7:32 AM | 8 comments

Menlo Park is next on PG&E tree removal plan
PG&E has begun examining 1,300 trees in Menlo Park that are growing in its gas transmission line easements and might have to be removed. Of those trees, 500 are in public right-of-ways and 800 are on private property, according to PG&E. Friday, 12:01 PM

In city's new wage law, a modest proposal
The regional wave toward a higher minimum wage this week swept through Palo Alto, where city officials set aside their differences and happily united behind a law setting the local rate at $11 an hour. Friday, 7:36 AM | 8 comments

Downtown Palo Alto post office to stay put — for now

Editorial: Eshoo's big challenge

Residents adapt to new food-scrap collection program

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