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For new bike boulevard, it's not smooth sailing
Palo Alto's effort to turn a street into a bicycle-friendly boulevard is encountering a chorus of complaints from residents... Last comment 10 hours ago | 64 comments

History Museum looks to rev up fundraising effort
A decade after Palo Alto officials set out to transform the historic Roth Building into a history museum, the effort is starting... Last comment on Dec 9, 2017 at 7:15 am | 21 comments

City braces for impacts of new housing laws
Palo Alto is bracing for a slew of new laws that will take effect in January and that could transform the community conversation... Last comment on Dec 8, 2017 at 10:01 pm | 37 comments

Editorial: The risks of secrecy
A new policy at the Palo Alto school district is a clever attempt to appear to construct safeguards against improper influence... Last comment 6 hours ago | 15 comments

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VIDEO: Ross Road Bicycle Boulevard
Chris Corrao, a city of Palo Alto senior transportation planner, explains the reasons behind street modifications on Ross Road and various methods to improve traffic and bicycle safety. Monday, 8:19 AM | 15 comments

Around Town: pricey landscaping; new additions
Learn about damage from landscaping work that cost the Palo Alto school district nearly $11,000, dozens of Korean-language books donated to the City Library and Tinder's recent property purchase downtown. Monday, 8:19 AM | 2 comments

Menlo Park: Police name a suspect in Nov. 22 shooting
Police have named Dagoberto Franco-Penaloza, 24, as the suspect in a Nov. 22 shooting of a transient in the marshland area near the Menlo Park-East Palo Alto border. Monday, 8:20 AM | 2 comments

Fourth winter Spare the Air alert set for Monday
Wood-burning activities are banned today in the Bay Area, which is under another Spare the Air alert today, Bay Area Air Quality Management District officials said.
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For new bike boulevard, it's not smooth sailing
Residents say recent changes to make Ross Road more accommodating for bicyclists and other commuters are making the street more dangerous. Friday, 6:54 AM | 64 comments

District log reveals reports, complaints of discrimination
As of Dec. 1, the Palo Alto school district has logged nearly 100 reports related to sexual and racial misconduct, harassment and discrimination. Friday, 6:53 AM | 7 comments

Holiday Fund: Giving students the gift of knowledge
St. Elizabeth Seton School was able to provide new Glencoe Series science textbooks and additional LearnSmart software for 90 students through the Weekly's Holiday Fund. Friday, 6:53 AM | 1 comments

Editorial: The risks of secrecy

History Museum seeks to rev up fundraiser

Palo Alto looks to loosen rules for taxi fares

Woman sentenced for embezzling $736K

Man charged in tech-theft conspiracy case

Board approves new rule for anonymous donations

New anti-idling law unlikely to be enforced

City braces for impacts of new housing laws

Local crews sent to Thomas Fire

Brock Turner files appeal

Where to give for the holidays

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