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Survey: Anxieties rising about retiring in Palo Alto
As Palo Alto's population of seniors continues to grow, so are residents' anxieties about retiring in their hometown, according... Last comment 14 hours ago | 30 comments

Fueled by early success, Palo Alto TMA eyes expansion
The Palo Alto Transportation Management Association is now preparing to bring its traffic-fighting efforts to California... Last comment 12 hours ago | 18 comments

Artificial intelligence enters the classroom
If you were at Castilleja School last week, you might have spotted a series of small posters throughout campus, each posing... Last comment on Jan 20, 2019 at 10:31 pm | 14 comments

Affordable-housing project wins approval in Palo Alto
Palo Alto reached a rare milestone in its effort to encourage more housing on Monday night, when the City Council approved... Last comment on Jan 20, 2019 at 1:12 pm | 24 comments

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Man's voice leads home burglars to flee
Two men who forced their way inside a Midtown home last week, one of whom was armed, quickly fled when they heard a resident was inside, Palo Alto police said Wednesday. Wednesday, 12:43 PM

City struggles to find an answer on rail redesign
Despite widespread recognition that Palo Alto urgently needs to reconfigure its rail crossings to accommodate increasing train traffic, the city's elected leaders remain paralyzed by indecision when it comes to identifying a preferred solution. Wednesday, 1:26 AM | 14 comments

School board considers future of Strategic Plan survey
The Palo Alto school board and Superintendent Don Austin will discuss the value and future of the longtime Strategic Plan survey at a Thursday retreat. Wednesday, 9:17 AM

Palo Alto approves new deal for waste collection
China's recent decision to stop accepting most of the world's recyclable materials rippled through Palo Alto on Tuesday night, when city officials approved a new contract that explicitly requires the city's trash hauler to track the final destination of local recyclables. Wednesday, 9:55 AM | 4 comments

East Palo Alto educational pioneer dies at 91
Gertrude Dryer Wilks, a longtime East Palo Alto resident who became a prominent and powerful figure in the community, died on Sunday, Jan. 20. Wednesday, 9:32 AM

Deputy City Manager Rob de Geus to depart
Deputy City Manager Rob de Geus, a City Hall veteran, will be stepping down at the end of February to start a new job as city manager of Westlake Village in Los Angeles County. Monday, 8:28 AM | 9 comments

VIDEO: Restaurant critic retires
Longtime critic Dale Bentson looks back on 18 years of reviewing restaurants for Embarcadero Media. Monday, 8:29 AM

Castilleja School teaches artificial intelligence

Rangoon Ruby settles wage theft case for $4 million

Survey: Anxieties rising about retiring in Palo Alto

Police: Man robbed of phone near Caltrain station

Locals find inspiration during MLK Day events

Man pleads not guilty to fatal 2011 shooting in East Palo Alto

Burglar livestreams break-in, strips down to her underwear

Fueled by early success, Palo Alto TMA eyes expansion

PUBLIC AGENDA: GreenWaste agreement; school board retreat

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