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$647M to electrify Caltrain tracks approved

Caltrain's electrification project can move forward as the Federal Transit Administration plans to sign a $647 million grant...

Original post made on May. 22, 2017
Last comment by Sigh of Relief, 5 minutes ago | 41 comments | 1699 Views


Around Town

<B><B>A BLOODY GOOD JOB ...</B> Palo Alto resident <B>Stan Shore</B> will mark a milestone on Tuesday, May 23, when he marks...

Original post made on May. 19, 2017
Last comment by Also, 24 minutes ago | 8 comments | 1702 Views


Palo Alto may ask voters to help pay for new parks

Faced with a limited budget and nearly limitless ambitions for park improvements, Palo Alto officials are considering going...

Original post made on May. 23, 2017
Last comment by Rose, 32 minutes ago | 18 comments | 1299 Views


Palo Alto seeks resident input on rail design

As Caltrain prepares to electrify its trains and potentially share space with California's new high-speed trail system, Palo...

Original post made on May. 20, 2017
Last comment by Yimbytastic, 32 minutes ago | 51 comments | 2745 Views


Train strikes car at Churchill Avenue

A southbound Caltrain car clipped a vehicle on the tracks at Churchill Avenue in Palo Alto on Monday evening, transit officials...

Original post made on May. 22, 2017
Last comment by Rosewood, 38 minutes ago | 10 comments | 1769 Views


City mulls improvements to code enforcement

It's been a busy year in Palo Alto's planning department, which deals the lion's share of the City Council's requests. But...

Original post made on May. 17, 2017
Last comment by resident, 59 minutes ago | 42 comments | 4814 Views


Suspect at large after downtown bank robbery

A downtown Palo Alto bank was robbed Monday afternoon by a man who police said passed a note to the teller and then fled...

Original post made on May. 22, 2017
Last comment by Christian, 1 hour ago | 4 comments | 1847 Views


Pedestrians struck by car near Mitchell Park Library

Two elderly pedestrians struck by a car while crossing the street near Mitchell Park Library Tuesday morning were sent to...

Original post made on May. 9, 2017
Last comment by Saddened Friend, 1 hour ago | 31 comments | 6538 Views


Driving away from cars

Sometime between now and 2030, Page Mill Road will get new lanes, buses will run with greater frequency along El Camino Real,...

Original post made on May. 19, 2017
Last comment by Thank You, 1 hour ago | 61 comments | 1928 Views


Guest real estate column: No longer taking commission from both sides of a transaction

Recently, DeLeon Realty announced a new policy that sent shock waves through the traditional real estate world. Read...

Original post made on May. 10, 2017
Last comment by Saves the sellers $$, 2 hours ago | 7 comments | 1232 Views


East Palo Alto residents protest landlord's rent increase

More than 50 people descended outside a Palo Alto business on Wednesday afternoon to protest a rent increase by more than...

Original post made on May. 18, 2017
Last comment by YIMBY, 11 hours ago | 42 comments | 4916 Views


Fatal collision blocks lanes on U.S. Highway 101

A fatal traffic collision involving a motorcycle and another vehicle has closed all but one lane of northbound U.S. Highway...

Original post made on May. 20, 2017
Last comment by driver, 17 hours ago | 31 comments | 9957 Views


Paly student accused of sexual assaults

A male Palo Alto High School student is facing at least three sexual assault allegations, including that he forced a female...

Original post made on May. 12, 2017
Last comment by common sense, 18 hours ago | 357 comments | 32129 Views


Gunn celebrates its future collegiate stars

Twenty-two Gunn student-athletes who have made commitments to pursue their chosen athletic disciplines at the college level...

Original post made on May. 22, 2017
Last comment by Keri Wagner, 18 hours ago | 1 comment | 1118 Views


Timeline: Palo Alto High sexual assault case

From Oct. 25, 2015, to May 16, 2017, here are the events as they unfolded. Read the full story here

Original post made on May. 15, 2017
Last comment by Education, 22 hours ago | 21 comments | 4520 Views


Law firm to investigate how district handled sexual-assault reports

The Palo Alto Unified Board of Education, facing pressure from alarmed parents and reacting swiftly to media reports of repeated...

Original post made on May. 16, 2017
Last comment by Far Far Away, on May 22, 2017 at 12:44 pm | 72 comments | 9385 Views


Classic ending for college baseball's classic coach

Jesse Kuet singled home the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning and the ninth-ranked Stanford baseball team completed...

Original post made on May. 22, 2017
Last comment by Joe Baldwin, on May 22, 2017 at 12:13 pm | 2 comments | 658 Views


The postmodern worlds of Be'eri Moalem

Musician Be'eri Moalem has, for most of his life, felt torn between two worlds, moving back and forth with his family between...

Original post made on May. 22, 2017
Last comment by Claire Chevallier, on May 22, 2017 at 12:07 pm | 1 comment | 1804 Views


Garden tips: going underground

We commonly think that if a plant is planted in the soil then it will thrive and grow to its ultimate ideal mature size and...

Original post made on May. 22, 2017
Last comment by MightyGrow, on May 22, 2017 at 8:58 am | 1 comment | 466 Views


High-speed rail launches study for Peninsula segment

With plans accelerating for the Bay Area segment of California's high-speed rail line, Palo Alto officials this week called...

Original post made on May. 25, 2016
Last comment by Long Time Resident, on May 22, 2017 at 8:44 am | 43 comments | 5646 Views
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Palo Alto: Bon Vivant to be replaced by bakery
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The first few weeks
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One more week to vote!

Don't forget to cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 21st issue of the Palo Alto Weekly.