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'Behind the Headlines': Palo Alto's pension problem
Palo Alto is facing a pension and retiree medical liability that City Councilman Eric Filseth says approaches $1 billion.... Last comment 1 hour ago | 31 comments

Cities rush to prepare for new marijuana era
Palo Alto is one of many Midpeninsula cities taking a conservative, wait-and-see approach on sales and cultivation of recreational... Last comment 4 hours ago | 30 comments

Cottage clusters becoming a thing of the past?
Palo Alto could soon lose two cottage clusters, the small groupings of bungalows built between the 1930s and 1950s that some... Last comment 14 hours ago | 22 comments

Deputy fire chief sues city of Palo Alto
Catherine Capriles, Palo Alto's deputy fire chief, is suing the city for an unlimited amount of money and seeks a writ of... Last comment 12 hours ago | 36 comments

 
 
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Palo Alto Unified School District Superintendent Max McGee, left, and Grant Althouse, principal of Fairmeadow Elementary School, right, sport tutus to celebrate Fairmeadow's 22nd (two-two) day of the month on Thursday, Sept. 22. Photo by Paul Sakuma/www.paulsakuma.com. Submitted by My Nguyen on Sep 22, 2016

 
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Plan to boost renter protections fizzles
Palo Alto's foray into rent stabilization blew up at the starting line Monday night after the City Council majority struck down a proposal from three council members to strengthen the city's tenant-protection laws. Tuesday, 2:39 AM | 10 comments

Palo Alto cuts 11 positions in Fire Department
In a bid to save money and address changing community demands, the Palo Alto City Council voted early Tuesday to eliminate 11 positions in the Fire Department -- a move that drew staunch opposition from the firefighters' union and concerns from some local residents. Tuesday, 3:12 AM | 1 comments

Wrong-way driver causes major crash
A man who drove the wrong way for miles on two freeways crashed into another car, causing a shutdown of southbound Interstate 280 early Sunday morning, the California Highway Patrol said. Monday, 4:11 PM | 14 comments

'Behind the Headlines': Palo Alto's pension problem
Palo Alto is facing a pension and retiree medical liability that City Councilman Eric Filseth says approaches $1 billion. How is the city going to pay for it? Monday, 8:31 AM | 31 comments

Shop Talk: New bakery opens; Chop & Pub
In the latest Shop Talk column, read about a new Palo Alto bakery and a booze-and-tapas establishment headed to Mountain View. Monday, 8:33 AM | 3 comments

Around Town: a powerful reminder; family reunion
Learn about the recent landscaping work at the site where a former Stanford University student sexually assaulted a woman in 2015 and more in our latest Around Town column. Monday, 8:30 AM | 4 comments

Is 'Restore Hetch Hetchy' a pipe dream or a living vision?
Today, John Muir's philosophical descendants are aggressively pushing to return Hetch Hetchy Valley, roughly the northern third of Yosemite National Park, to its natural state. Monday, 8:30 AM | 7 comments

Where to donate for victims of North Bay wildfires
For people interested in assisting victims of the North Bay wildfires, the Weekly has compiled a list on groups that are providing help and in need of donations. Saturday, 11:32 AM | 1 comments

Cities rush to prepare for new marijuana era
Palo Alto is one of many Midpeninsula cities taking a conservative, wait-and-see approach on sales and cultivation of recreational marijuana, with the City Council preparing to adopt a moratorium on pot dispensaries. Friday, 6:45 AM | 30 comments

Deputy fire chief sues city

An island of conservatives in a sea of liberals

Kiwanis Club honors founder of girls' camp

Are cottage clusters a thing of the past?

Editorial: Our reporting on arrests

Contractors cited in East Palo Alto sting

Commission pans parking meter plan

Board majority supports school renovations

City looks to beef up protections for renters

Fires spark Spare the Air alert

PUBLIC AGENDA: Fire Department job cuts; ordinance for taxi services

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