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Small retailers in limbo at Hotel California building
Only two retailers that remain in the Hotel California building in Palo Alto's California Avenue shopping district may need... Last comment on Aug 18, 2019 at 11:01 pm | 13 comments

Guest Opinion: On Castilleja, be careful of what you wish for
If I were a neighbor of Castilleja School, I would be more concerned with the disruption during construction and the added... Last comment 14 hours ago | 23 comments

Planning commissioners kick back Castilleja draft environmental impact report for additions
Finding gaps in the Draft Environmental Impact Report for Castilleja School's planned expansion, Palo Alto's Planning and... Last comment 16 hours ago | 39 comments

With clock ticking, city considers another rail committee
As Santa Clara County prepares to distribute funding for rail projects in north county, Palo Alto is looking to create yet... Last comment 6 hours ago | 27 comments

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"Dancing Little Girl"
At a Palo Alto Martin Luther King Jr. Day event, this very little girl was boogieing along with the singer of "Redemption Song." Submitted by Mitchell Zimmerman on Jan 16, 2017


Hope fades for housing at Fry's site
With its ambitious effort to revitalize the Ventura neighborhood in danger of faltering, Palo Alto officials agreed on Monday to raise the budget and lower the expectations for the complex planning process. Monday, 11:22 PM | 4 comments

Episode 195: Palo Alto's superintendent, one year in
Palo Alto Unified Superintendent Don Austin joins Weekly journalists to discuss his vision for the district and upcoming issues for the new school year. Friday, 5:00 PM

School district raises questions about city's intention to renew Cubberley lease
The city of Palo Alto and school district's joint effort to redevelop Cubberley Community Center has hit a bump, with questions arising about whether the city intends to renew its $5 million lease. Monday, 9:42 AM | 12 comments

Fissures emerge between East Palo Alto school trustees
Nine months after an election created new dynamics on the Ravenswood City School District Board of Education, the new and old trustees are struggling to find common ground. Sunday, 9:08 AM | 8 comments

Around Town: Bay Trail work set to begin
The Palo Alto City Auditor's Office will face an audit by an outside firm to consider what other cities are doing and evaluate whether some of the functions of the office should be placed under the purview of the city manager. Tuesday, 8:27 AM | 2 comments

Newsom signs landmark police use-of-force bill
California will soon have a tougher new legal standard for the use of deadly force by police, under legislation Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Monday that was inspired by last year's fatal shooting of a young, unarmed man in Sacramento. Monday, 3:14 PM | 10 comments

VTA board members support shake-up after scathing grand jury report
A new VTA subcommittee began discussions on potential tweaks to the governing board that would improve effectiveness at the beleaguered agency at a meeting on Aug. 9. Tuesday, 8:27 AM

Longtime free lunch, dinner program for the needy ends

Superintendent: District to use data to solve ongoing issues

With clock ticking, city considers another rail committee

After 39 years of cakes and pastries, Prolific Oven to close

Small retailers in limbo at Hotel California building

Opinion: On Castilleja, be careful of what you wish for

County brings nonprofit aboard for teacher housing project

East Palo Alto nonprofit seeks back-to-school donations for students in need

PUBLIC AGENDA: City responds to VTA governance report; Study session on school facilities

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