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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 4 hours ago | 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 2 hours ago | 60 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 1 hour ago | 46 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 36 minutes ago | 112 comments

 
 
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City looks to buy land near Boulware Park
Palo Alto is preparing to make an offer on a Birch Street property that city leaders hope to transform into parkland as part of a broader plan to redevelop Ventura neighborhood. Wednesday, 8:40 AM | 3 comments

Former Palo Alto transportation head Joseph Kott dies at 71
No matter how daunting a task, Joseph Kott believed that Palo Alto and the greater Silicon Valley region could become a national model for how to cope with a deluge of motor vehicles. Tuesday, 4:33 PM | 6 comments

New construction on the Bay Trail expected in September
Look at the plans for the Bay Trail and it's easy for a cynic to laugh it off as a pipe dream -- 500 continuous miles of trails cutting through 47 cities and nine counties in the Bay Area? Wednesday, 11:47 AM | 3 comments

Episode 171: Charter school expansion debate; downtown office cap repealed
Weekly journalists delve into the Ravenswood City School District debate over a charter school's expansion proposal; recap Palo Alto's move to allow more commercial development downtown; and discuss Gov. Gavin Newsom's new vision for California's high-speed-rail project. Tuesday, 8:17 AM | 2 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 struggling to afford the growing costs of housing, child care and transportation, according to a newly released snapshot of the regional economy. Monday, 9:01 AM | 46 comments

Federal agency canceling grant for high-speed rail project
Officials with the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that they are terminating an agreement worth $929 million for the California High-Speed Rail project. Wednesday, 9:03 AM | 5 comments

Conservationist leaves behind a legacy of land
After 46 years on the board of directors of Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, Nonette Hanko retired on Feb. 1, leaving to others the task of acquiring and preserving land. Friday, 6:49 AM | 9 comments

Three Stanford students report sexual assaults

Ravenswood preliminarily offers KIPP shared middle school space

Stanford construction site could be in violation of city law

Palo Alto Unified flipped sides in Gunn sexual harassment case

County seeks developer for new teacher housing project

Meetings to explore new cross-bay link between San Mateo, Alameda counties

Off Deadline: Why don't more people care about the stealing of their privacy?

PUBLIC AGENDA: Temporary art project at King Plaza; school discipline policies

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