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Palo Alto moves toward business tax to pay for transportation
After four years of false starts and sharp disagreements, Palo Alto kicked off on Monday a new effort to place a business... Last comment 1 hour ago | 24 comments

Midpeninsula mayors, tech company transportation leaders convene to talk traffic
In view of a hulking manzanita tree branch hung from the wall at the Unitarian Universalist Church in south Palo Alto, mayors... Last comment 17 hours ago | 28 comments

Editorial: Hoping for goodwill and leverage, Stanford may wind up with neither
The self-congratulatory press release issued late Monday by Stanford University and Palo Alto school Superintendent Don Austin... Last comment 51 minutes ago | 36 comments

Palo Alto aligns itself against 'one-size-fits-all' housing bills
Responding to a flurry of housing bills moving through Sacramento, Palo Alto's elected leaders took a stance on Monday night... Last comment 1 hour ago | 62 comments

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City budget proposes more transportation staff, continued defraying of pension costs
Palo Alto plans to freeze four Police Department positions, raise its stake in employee pensions and take a less central role in Project Safety Net, a community collaboration to promote youth well-being, under a budget that City Manager Ed Shikada presented Monday night. Tuesday, 4:22 PM | 2 comments

Teachers push back against reorganization of arts department
For the second time in as many years, Palo Alto Unified art teachers, students and parents are protesting the consolidation of a district-level art position, a decision they said was made without consulting those who would be impacted by it. Wednesday, 9:45 AM

Busted sprinkler head leaves Old Pro sports bar with significant water damage
A busted sprinkler head at Old Pro sports bar in Palo Alto gushed out enough water to force out customers and employees and close down the downtown business for repairs, a fire official said. Tuesday, 8:15 PM | 2 comments

Smash-and-grab car burglars caught minutes before their attempt to flee
Two men who were caught allegedly burglarizing two cars at a downtown Palo Alto parking garage were arrested late last week with help from a witness who notified authorities of the break-ins as they unfolded, police said Wednesday. Wednesday, 8:57 AM | 4 comments

Following reports of explosion, two sent to hospital with 'serious' burns
Two workers suffered serious burns Tuesday morning while they were repairing an elevator in the Park Plaza Apartments building at 2865 Park Blvd. in Palo Alto. Tuesday, 1:03 PM | 1 comments

Palo Alto revives its interest in a business tax
After four years of false starts and sharp disagreements, Palo Alto kicked off on Monday a new effort to place a business tax on the November 2020 ballot. Tuesday, 2:21 AM | 24 comments

District, teachers union reach tentative agreement on 2% raise
The Palo Alto Unified School District and its teachers union have reached a tentative three-year labor agreement that would provide an ongoing 2% raise and 2% one-time bonus this year. Wednesday, 8:21 AM | 13 comments

Ravenswood appoints new principals for 2019-20 school year

Update: Missing Palo Alto woman who berated MAGA hat-wearing man found safe

Coroner identifies motorcyclist killed in freeway crash

Holiday Fund drive raises record-breaking $411K for local nonprofits

Editorial: Hoping for goodwill and leverage, Stanford may wind up with neither

Finding a home for youth mental health clinic

PUBLIC AGENDA: Proposed 2020 ballot measure; park improvement ordinance

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