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City prepares for massive downtown 'upgrade'

The streets of downtown Palo Alto will transform into a hive of construction activity this spring, when the city launches...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2018
Last comment by Marj, 1 minute ago | 4 comments | 1067 Views


City seeks input on 'Grand Boulevard' project

Three community meetings are set for next week on re-envisioning the Palo Alto section of El Camino Real under the Grand...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2018
Last comment by RWCWTF, 13 minutes ago | 42 comments | 4369 Views


New accessory-dwelling units law brings hope, confusion

Palo Alto's recent effort to encourage more accessory-dwelling units has resulted in a modest uptick of these dwellings --...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2018
Last comment by no rights for next door neighbors, 13 minutes ago | 26 comments | 2632 Views


Music teacher placed on leave following molestation arrest

The Palo Alto school district has placed on leave a part-time Palo Alto High School music teacher after he was arrested on...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2018
Last comment by Trustworthy?, 22 minutes ago | 12 comments | 4413 Views


School board to discuss A-G completion rates

In another indication of the Palo Alto school district's achievement gap, black, Latino, low-income and special-education...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by Only stalling & incompetence, 27 minutes ago | 8 comments | 1682 Views


Hotel plan draws opposition in south Palo Alto

Neighbors in a south Palo Alto residential complex are asking the city to reject a plan for a new five-story hotel that would...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2018
Last comment by Jim Sagorac, 34 minutes ago | 7 comments | 3378 Views


Does PAUSD find all sports-achievement-related absence requests "unexcused?"

As I have a kid whose school (Ohlone) excused one son for the same reason that my other kid's Jordan Middle school said "unexcused"...

Original post made by Chen Kai Wen on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by bemused, 37 minutes ago | 24 comments | 419 Views


New Ross Road really safer for bikers?

I drive a car and I also bike. The other day I biked on Ross Road. I was nearing one of the bumps where the road now narrows...

Original post made by CCW on Jan. 9, 2018
Last comment by @Annette, 42 minutes ago | 41 comments | 706 Views


District seeks names for Jordan, Terman middle schools

Now is the time for the public to weigh in on ideas for new names for Palo Alto's Jordan and Terman middle schools, which...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2017
Last comment by kids, 48 minutes ago | 167 comments | 7728 Views


League of Women Voters launches teen-registration effort

The League of Women Voters of Palo Alto is working toward an ambitious goal: to register all eligible Palo Alto teenagers...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2018
Last comment by Carolyn, 50 minutes ago | 1 comment | 374 Views


New mayor signals heavy push on housing

Moments after Liz Kniss took center stage as Palo Alto's newly elected mayor Monday night, she brought up an issue that is...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2018
Last comment by Build, baby, build!, 1 hour ago | 79 comments | 6769 Views


Experts to talk quake predictions, social media in disasters

The ground's brief 4.4-magnitude jolt on Jan. 4 was a reminder that Bay Area residents are sitting on top of a potential...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2018
Last comment by annette, 1 hour ago | 9 comments | 3024 Views


Palo Alto explores ways to pay for revamped Caltrain intersections

Despite years of discussions about the need to separate the Caltrain tracks from the local streets that intersect the rail...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2017
Last comment by Ahem, ahem, 2 hours ago | 83 comments | 6186 Views


Palo Alto travels to Gunn for rivalry wrestling meet

The Gunn boys wrestling team host Palo Alto in a Santa Clara Valley Athletic League match Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The Titans...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2018
Last comment by dejiii, 2 hours ago | 1 comment | 341 Views


Board members supportive of term limits, but some wary of cost

A proposal to impose a two-term limit on Palo Alto school board members received near unanimous support on Tuesday -- save...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2018
Last comment by Parent of 3, 12 hours ago | 7 comments | 1113 Views


The things I remember about Palo Alto while growing up:


Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Oct. 19, 2006
Last comment by Tom, 14 hours ago | 1143 comments | 231877 Views


Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to speak at Stanford

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is scheduled to discuss the future of Syria during an event at Stanford University...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by A Noun Ea Mus , 15 hours ago | 13 comments | 2327 Views


New pickleball courts planned for Mitchell Park

Pickelball's growing clout has not gone unnoticed at City Hall, where the City Council recently passed a special proclamation...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2018
Last comment by Walls, 18 hours ago | 142 comments | 5959 Views


Chan Zuckerberg Initiative awards grants to 41 organizations

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announced today the first 41 beneficiaries of its CZI Community Fund who are working to address...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2018
Last comment by Proud Parent of FCE, 18 hours ago | 1 comment | 2341 Views


Patients go nuts over new allergy therapy

This month marked a major milestone for 8-year-old Amelia, who flew across the country to eat a handful of nuts that, just...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2018
Last comment by Sea Reddy, 20 hours ago | 2 comments | 2591 Views
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Burger chain Shake Shack to open in Palo Alto
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The Cost of Service
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