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Palo Alto scraps downtown office cap
Palo Alto’s bitter debate over how much commercial growth the city should accommodate heated up Monday night, when a divided... Last comment on Feb 20, 2019 at 9:47 am | 83 comments

Editorial: A housing setback
Monday night's 4-3 decision to repeal a decades-old downtown growth policy designed to trigger a one-year pause on non-residential... Last comment on Feb 20, 2019 at 2:26 pm | 61 comments

Report: Inequality on the rise in Silicon Valley
Despite a sizzling economy and an influx of wealth, Silicon Valley remains a bastion of inequality, with more residents now... Last comment 5 hours ago | 50 comments

Newsom scales back high-speed-rail plans
California's decade-long dream of building a high-speed rail system between San Francisco and Los Angeles hit a dead end... Last comment 16 minutes ago | 118 comments


Short story writers wanted!

The 33rd Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 29. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.


In a bid to woo Google, Palo Alto shared confidential utility information
Newly released documents reveal that the city of Palo Alto, in its effort to join Google Fiber Cities program, provided the tech giant with sensitive information about Palo Alto's transmission systems, manholes, infrastructure-maintenance plans and properties that the city had designated as confidential -- not just once but at least four times. Thursday, 9:48 AM | 7 comments

City seeks to relax roof-deck rules

Nobu reveals hotel renovation plans

City looks to buy land near Boulware Park

Should police protect Facebook's bikes?

Former Palo Alto transportation head Joseph Kott dies at 71

New construction on the Bay Trail expected in September


Academic honors for Stanford's Smith, Menlo's Testa
Stanford senior forward Alanna Smith is included on the CoSIDA Academic All-District Women's Basketball First Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America it was announced Thursday. Menlo's Jeremiah Testa was named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District teams Thursday, 11:54 AM

It's the WBAL against the CCS in girls' soccer finals

Bears have no luck with the Irish in CCS Open hoops

Panthers venture into CCS Open championship with a wipeout

SHP, M-A boys soccer fall short of title match; Menlo advances

Stanford's Wu places second at The Prestige men's golf event

Prep report: SHP girls into soccer finals; baseball opens


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Arctic Few films have ever kept it simpler -- in terms of plot and character -- than "Arctic," a calling card from Brazilian YouTube sensation and first-time feature filmmaker Joe Penna. Granted, the 19-day shoot in Iceland probably wasn't very simple, but ...... Read the full review

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