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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... Last comment 12 hours ago | 15 comments

Should police protect Facebook's bikes?
Local law enforcement officials have been stopping people riding Facebook bikes, questioning them, and in some instances,... Last comment 5 hours ago | 21 comments

Editorial: Don't give up on rail
It is hard to argue with Gov. Gavin Newsom's decision to abandon the original vision for a high-speed rail system enabling... Last comment 2 hours ago | 20 comments

Future of auditor's office uncertain
With City Auditor Harriet Richardson concluding her Palo Alto tenure this month, city officials are preparing to hire a consultant... Last comment 5 hours ago | 11 comments

 
 
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Abilities United merging with larger disabilities nonprofit
Abilities United, a 65-year-old Palo Alto nonprofit serving people with disabilities, will merge with a larger Redwood City-based organization as soon as this June, the nonprofit announced this week. Saturday, 8:51 AM

Outage affecting 3,500 caused by downed power line
Nearly 3,500 Palo Alto Utilities customers in the Ventura, Barron Park and Charleston Meadow neighborhoods were hit with a power outage Friday night. Saturday, 9:56 AM | 4 comments

Episode 172: Shedding light on region's black pioneers
San Jose author Jan Batiste Adkins talks about the struggles and successes of Santa Clara County's early African-Americans featured in her new book "African Americans of San Jose and Santa Clara County." Friday, 7:01 PM

Future of auditor's office uncertain
With City Auditor Harriet Richardson concluding her Palo Alto tenure this month, city officials are preparing to hire a consultant to manage the office while the City Council consider its long-term future. Friday, 6:52 AM | 11 comments

Former teacher sentenced to 15 years for child sex abuse
Michael Airo, a 37-year-old former Palo Alto Unified elementary school teacher, was sentenced on Thursday to 15 years in state prison for sexually abusing his ex-girlfriend's daughter more than a decade ago. Thursday, 5:58 PM | 5 comments

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 | 15 comments

Editorial: Don't give up on rail
It is hard to argue with Gov. Gavin Newsom's decision to abandon the original vision for a high-speed rail system enabling travel between San Francisco and Los Angeles in just two hours and 40 minutes. Friday, 6:52 AM | 20 comments

Off Deadline: 'Unicorns,' 'angel investors' report should be expected/required reading
The cost of housing is a significant focus of the Silicon Valley Index this year, reflecting the fact that housing costs are the highest in the nation. Friday, 6:52 AM | 3 comments

City seeks to relax roof-deck rules

City looks to buy land near Boulware Park

Should police protect Facebook's bikes?

Nobu reveals hotel renovation plans

Former Palo Alto transportation head Joseph Kott dies at 71

Report: Inequality on the rise in Silicon Valley

New construction on the Bay Trail expected in September

PUBLIC AGENDA: Roof-deck proposal; interim school budget

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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.

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