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After early speed bumps, Palo Alto steers bike boulevards in a new direction
After a rocky start and a sudden stop, Palo Alto is preparing to resume its ambitious plan to build a network of bike boulevards,... Last comment 57 minutes ago | 28 comments

NTSB: Tesla's Autopilot steered Model X into highway median, causing fatal crash
An Apple employee died from a high-speed crash because his Tesla Model X's Autopilot driving system steered the car into... Last comment 14 hours ago | 19 comments

Palo Alto's last dive bar faces uncertain future
Three years after its colorful owner passed away, Antonio's Nut House, Palo Alto's last authentic dive bar, is still open,... Last comment 22 hours ago | 41 comments

Palo Alto Tailoring closed three years ago. Customers want their clothes back.
Customers of a Palo Alto tailoring business say they have been trying to get their clothing back for nearly three years,... Last comment on Feb 26, 2020 at 7:14 pm | 25 comments

 
 
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Auditors face toughest review — their own
Palo Alto City Council's recent move to outsource the city auditor position, which was created by the voters in 1983, is facing criticism from past and current employees who believe the shift would reduce oversight at City Hall. Friday, 6:48 AM

Editorial: Return those ballots
Next Tuesday's early California primary election puts voters in a position to have an unprecedented impact on the Democratic presidential race. Friday, 6:48 AM

Guest Opinion: Real problems need real solutions
Every city survey in recent years shows that the top problems facing us are housing affordability and transportation, including the need to separate our rail crossings before they become gridlocked from Caltrain's upcoming expansion. Friday, 6:47 AM

Guest Opinion: Castilleja doesn't exist in a bubble
Now's the time for the city and Castilleja to engage the neighbors and give us a meaningful place at the table. Give us a chance to support the school's re-construction in the interest of community unity. Friday, 6:47 AM

Police chief says use of force is 'very rare.' Critics are not convinced.
Facing numerous allegations of excessive force by local police officers, Palo Alto police Chief Robert Jonsen assured the City Council on Monday that officers who cross the line will be held accountable. Tuesday, 12:12 AM | 13 comments

Governor: Coronavirus changing 'by the hour' in California
As the number of coronavirus cases increase, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday that California is on high alert and working closely with the federal government on the return of Americans from overseas. Thursday, 9:14 AM | 14 comments

The developer bonus tucked into the school bond on your ballot
California voters are being asked to approve a controversial measure making it easier for developers to build apartment buildings within a half-mile of public transit. Thursday, 10:41 AM

Stanford student died from accidental fentanyl overdose, coroner confirms

After early speed bumps, Palo Alto steers bike boulevards in a new direction

Bay Area developer pledges $55M to alleviate Stanford medical students' debt

Home invasion suspect blames meth for his delusional behavior

Two volunteers, one dog and a local couple's unlikely rescue

Shop Talk: Sephora to open downtown, Umami Burger shutters

NTSB: Tesla's Autopilot steered Model X into highway median, causing fatal crash

Drug dealer sentenced for fatal fentanyl overdose

Rent increase sends FabMo, the nonprofit treasure trove of rescued fabrics, to Sunnyvale

Palo Alto's middle schools look for new state-aligned science curriculum

PUBLIC AGENDA: Potential bike boulevard changes; Magical Bridge playground project

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The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category. Sponsored by Kepler's Books, Linden Tree Books and Bell's Books.

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