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Caltrain plans for 4-track segments complicate Palo Alto's effort to redesign rail crossings
California's high-speed rail system may be more than a decade away from construction, but the beleaguered project is casting... Last comment on Nov 29, 2023 at 1:32 pm | 17 comments

High-rise development proposed for Mollie Stone's site in Palo Alto
A developer who owns a property next to the California Avenue Caltrain station is advancing one of the most ambitious projects... Last comment 17 hours ago | 65 comments

Silicon Valley congresswoman Anna Eshoo announces retirement
For the first time in two decades, a Silicon Valley congressmember is retiring, a decision that will shake up the South Bay's... Last comment on Nov 27, 2023 at 11:52 am | 13 comments

To add housing, Palo Alto looks beyond historic height limit
As part of a push for more housing, Palo Alto on Monday relaxed height, density and parking rules in several sections of... Last comment on Nov 27, 2023 at 11:08 am | 23 comments

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Citing urgency of climate change, Palo Alto resident enters race for Eshoo's seat in Congress
Joby Bernstein is not a seasoned politician, but the Palo Alto resident believes his energy, enthusiasm and passion for investing and tackling climate change will serve him well in his next venture: running for Congress. Thursday, 2:00 PM

'Great urban design' or 'Affront to democracy'? High-rise project ignites debate over city growth
Depending on whom you ask, the proposed high-rise development near the California Avenue Caltrain station is either an exemplar of smart urban planning or an affront to democracy. Thursday, 8:42 AM | 11 comments

Caltrans remains on course for El Camino bike lanes in Palo Alto
As Palo Alto looks ahead to its next phase of bike improvements, city officials are also bracing for a bike project that they had never signed up for: the creation of an El Camino Real bikeway. Thursday, 8:48 AM | 6 comments

Joe Simitian announces bid to succeed Anna Eshoo in Congress
Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian formally announced on Wednesday his candidacy to replace U.S. Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, who will step away from Congress next year after nearly three decades in Washington, D.C. Thursday, 10:08 AM | 15 comments

After three years of advocacy, Palo Alto Renters' Association to dissolve
Palo Alto Renters' Association, a nonprofit that formed in 2020 to support local tenants, will soon be no more. It is being absorbed by Palo Alto Forward, another housing-focused nonprofit, leaders of the both organizations said. Tuesday, 3:30 PM | 2 comments

Armed robbers take off with catalytic converter near Pardee Park
Palo Alto police are looking for two men who sawed off a catalytic converter from a parked car during an armed robbery that took place near Pardee Park early Tuesday morning. Tuesday, 9:43 AM | 3 comments

Palo Alto's new rental registry sparks debate over enforcement
As the Palo Alto City Council voted Monday to advance the city's rental registry, members left one critical question outstanding: What should the city do with the data once it's collected? Tuesday, 1:18 AM | 10 comments

California faces big challenges to implement new math guidelines
After a contentious road to approve a new set of statewide guidelines on teaching students math, California officials must still figure out how to support school districts with implementation. Tuesday, 12:54 PM | 2 comments

Newsom announces more funding in effort to clear encampments near highways
The state is making nearly $300 million in additional grant money available for local governments to clear homeless encampments, with a focus on areas near state highways and Interstate Highways. Thursday, 8:49 AM | 1 comments

Palo Alto City Council members look to raise their own salaries
After approving raises for just about every major labor group over the past year, the Palo Alto City Council is now shifting its focus to employees who some members believe are overdue for a salary bump: themselves. Monday, 10:57 AM | 6 comments

Holiday Fund: Cultivating a love of swimming
When a local high school swimmer couldn't pay her school's $1,500 per trimester team membership, Beyond Barriers Athletic Foundation stepped in with a scholarship. Now she's a dedicated member of the team. Friday, 4:09 PM | 2 comments

Don't call it a blimp: Massive airship debuts at Moffett Field in Mountain View
Reviving an early 20th-century ambition, an experimental airship debuted at Moffett Field this month, albeit for only a few minutes before technicians rolled the massive aircraft back inside its cloistered hangar. Monday, 12:02 PM | 1 comments

Walking for a cure: Local students raise nearly $140K for Type 1 diabetes research
Joining a national effort to develop a cure for Type 1 diabetes, a group of five teenagers in Palo Alto has helped raise nearly $140,000 to fund research on the disease. Monday, 8:30 AM

Towering apartment buildings, one 17 stories tall, proposed in Palo Alto
A developer who owns a property next to the California Avenue Caltrain station is advancing one of the most ambitious projects in Palo Alto's recent history: three towering buildings with 382 residences on the site of Mollie Stone's. Monday, 8:31 AM | 65 comments

Don Horsley, former San Mateo County supervisor and longtime sheriff, dies at 80

Caltrain plans for 4-track segments complicate Palo Alto's effort to redesign rail crossings

Obituaries: Bigler, Allo, Dias, Douglas, Eisner

Police calls: 12 arrests, 12 cases of vandalism

Around Town: improving Cal Ave and keeping San Francisquito Creek from flooding

Frances Dias, Palo Alto's first female mayor, dies at 100

Rep. Anna Eshoo: 'I will not seek reelection'

Ravenswood City School District may use bond funds to help pay for new $10M district office

Retired Palo Alto police sergeant pleads guilty after video captured violent arrest

Cal Fire recommends kitchen safety ahead of Thanksgiving holidays

Public Agenda: rental registry, new pocket park


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