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Federal funding halted for Caltrain electrification

The $1.96 billion Caltrain electrification project came to screeching halt on Friday, Feb. 17, after it was announced that...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, 1 minute ago | 107 comments | 6761 Views


Video captures Fairmeadow burglary suspects

Palo Alto police are looking for two men who they believe stole jewelry and other valuables from a home in the Fairmeadow...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2017
Last comment by Anneke, 25 minutes ago | 2 comments | 1887 Views


Board majority paves new path forward with Office for Civil Rights

Representing a marked change in stance from the 2014 Palo Alto school board, this year’s board appears determined to work...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2017
Last comment by Who will pay?, 32 minutes ago | 28 comments | 3226 Views


County prepares for major housing boom

Santa Clara County is moving quickly on a strategy to build thousands of new homes for the county's low-income and homeless...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2017
Last comment by resident, 57 minutes ago | 37 comments | 4507 Views


Businesses slam downtown parking proposal

As Palo Alto prepares to adopt new parking restrictions on downtown's residential streets, a growing crowd of dentists, merchants,...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2017
Last comment by PA Inhabitant, 1 hour ago | 28 comments | 3828 Views


Palo Alto council looks to revise zoning code

Developers whose buildings will result in 100 or more new car trips during busy commute hours will be required to submit...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by wait, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 335 Views


People of color talk about impact of police stops

In Menlo Park's Willows neighborhood, a spate of home burglaries since September has put residents on edge, leading to an...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2017
Last comment by PA mom, 1 hour ago | 6 comments | 1525 Views


Committee members slam council for paring down Comprehensive Plan

The City Council's abrupt decision to remove all program from the city's guiding land-use document has left members of the...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Resident, 2 hours ago | 33 comments | 3400 Views


Nature offers boost to storm drain fee increase campaign

Palo Alto officials could hardly have chosen a better week to start mailing out ballots for their campaign to raise fees...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2017
Last comment by common sense, 3 hours ago | 24 comments | 4251 Views


Pinewood looks to contend for MTAL 8-man football title

There is a tweaking of the 8-man Mission Trail Athletic League this season with East Palo Alto Phoenix Academy moving in...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1091 Views


Postal inspector investigates theft of birthday money

The U.S. Postal Service's Office of the Inspector General is investigating a series of thefts of money from mailed birthday...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2016
Last comment by Jo, 3 hours ago | 14 comments | 6685 Views


School board members ask for deeper, more comprehensive budget cuts

School board members expressed dissatisfaction on Tuesday with a set of budget cuts proposed to mitigate an ongoing multimillion...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Classified, 18 hours ago | 17 comments | 2607 Views


Woman and her dog bite would-be robber in Pardee Park

A man in his 20s who Palo Alto police say attempted to steal a woman's cellphone got more than he bargained for Saturday...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2017
Last comment by Flyboy, 22 hours ago | 19 comments | 9815 Views


Storm-damaged Arastradero Road won't be fixed until summer

A section of Arastradero Road in Palo Alto where the asphalt is crumbling and falling into Los Trancos Creek has nearby residents...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Follow Bike Laws, 23 hours ago | 21 comments | 10321 Views


Around Town: Tough love, reporting for duty

Tidbits collected by the Weekly staff on Palo Alto people, events and other happenings. Read the full story here

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2017
Last comment by Not on Seale, on Feb 22, 2017 at 9:43 am | 2 comments | 1790 Views


East Palo Alto seeks to strengthen immigrant protections

In the wake of recent presidential executive orders to step up immigration arrests and deportations, East Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Feb 21, 2017 at 8:46 pm | 5 comments | 2193 Views


Surf Air at Palo Alto Airport - clarification?

I saw a Surf Air plane land at Palo Alto Airport about 2:20PM today (Saturday). I was hiking nearby on a Baylands Path. It...

Original post made by anonymous on Feb. 18, 2017
Last comment by musical, on Feb 21, 2017 at 6:07 pm | 4 comments | 210 Views


Developer makes a stand on Edgewood fines

Lawyers for Edgewood Shopping Center developer Sand Hill Property Company and the City of Palo Alto went head to head on...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Steve Dabrowski, on Feb 21, 2017 at 5:18 pm | 34 comments | 7132 Views


JLS Intersection Traffic nightmare - HELP !! - Re-time signals to provide protected left turn at East Meadow & Waverly.

The traffic signal here can be changed (school hours) to accommodate cars, bikers and pedestrians. Currently the traffic...

Original post made by Priya on Feb. 21, 2017
There are no comments yet. 161 Views


Parents urge deeper push to improve special ed

It was supposed to be the "golden ticket" for the Palo Alto Unified School District's special-education program: an in-depth,...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2016
Last comment by More Cuts, on Feb 21, 2017 at 12:39 pm | 26 comments | 6531 Views
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