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City scraps plan to raise train tracks at Churchill
Seeking to ease concerns from residents in the Old Palo Alto and Southgate neighborhoods about property seizures, Palo Alto... Last comment 43 minutes ago | 58 comments

Whizzing cyclists are putting pedestrians on edge
A city effort to make the tunnel under the train tracks at Palo Alto's California Avenue accessible to motorized wheelchairs... Last comment 5 hours ago | 76 comments

Opinion: 'Guilt by association' logic is dangerous
In a community as diverse as ours, with citizens from around the world calling Palo Alto home, public officials should demonstrate... Last comment 2 hours ago | 65 comments

Residents must vacate President Hotel Apartments by November
Residents at the historic President Hotel Apartments in downtown Palo Alto received notice Tuesday, June 12, that they will... Last comment 5 hours ago | 36 comments

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Plan to raise hotel tax takes a turn
The Palo Alto City Council unexpectedly scaled down on Monday night its plans to raise the city's hotel-tax rate after several council members balked at making the local rate so much higher than in other jurisdictions. Tuesday, 9:10 AM | 7 comments

Recall chair seeks attorneys fees from judge
The chair of the successful effort to unseat Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky is asking him to pay $112,456 she incurred in attorneys' fees and out-of-pocket expenses to respond to legal challenges Persky filed during the campaign. Tuesday, 10:43 AM

District seeks to limit 'unduly burdensome' records requests
Facing a 453 percent increase in the number of Public Records Act requests filed this year, the Palo Alto school district is looking to focus "overly broad" requests that have resulted in a backlog. Tuesday, 9:34 AM | 8 comments

Postal Service shares plans for East Palo Alto branch relocation
The U.S. Postal Service expects to relocate its East Palo Alto branch in the next six months, but where to move the post office remains unknown, agency officials disclosed at a Monday meeting. Tuesday, 12:21 PM

Budget takes aim at pension costs in Palo Alto
Alarmed by rising pension costs, Palo Alto's elected leaders made a highly unusual move Monday night when they passed an annual budget that includes $4 million in unspecific cuts. Tuesday, 2:43 AM | 17 comments

Making public safety beautiful
Though only recently acquainted with California Avenue and the surrounding neighborhood in Palo Alto, artist Peter Wegner was eager to hear residents' visions for a new installation he'll create for a new public safety building set to open in 2021. Tuesday, 3:04 PM

Palo Alto officials blast poster expressing anti-gay sentiments
A series of posters that lewdly criticize city libraries for displaying literature about LGBTQQ issues circulated around Mitchell Park over the weekend and drew a sharp rebuke from officials. Monday, 4:15 PM | 10 comments

Girl on bicycle injured in collision with car

City moves to calm anxieties over property takings

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Whizzing cyclists put pedestrians on edge

Finding meaning, 'light' post graduation

Opinion: 'Guilt by association' logic is dangerous

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