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Stanford fraternity loses housing indefinitely
Stanford University's Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity has lost its house indefinitely after a university investigation found... Last comment 26 minutes ago | 21 comments

Cautious route on Cal Ave chain store ban
The goal sounds simple: Protect California Avenue's quirky character and mom-and-pop shops from an influx of offices and... Last comment 3 hours ago | 35 comments

Council redirects City Hall's proposed sign program
Is A,B,C really as easy as 1, 2, 3? When it comes to labeling the three levels of the City Hall underground parking garage,... Last comment 4 hours ago | 23 comments

Stanford set to roll out ambitious trail project
After more than two years of planning and designing, Stanford University is looking to break ground this month on an ambitious... Last comment on May 21, 2015 at 9:45 am | 20 comments

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"Baja Mexico Sunrise"
While serving on a volunteer mission this summer, one morning's sunrise inspired us all. Submitted by Ken LaPoint on Sep 7, 2011

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For teens in crisis, what's working -- and what isn't
Sarah Gentile was shocked to find, in the midst of a crisis with her teenage son, that there are no hospital beds available in Santa Clara County for adolescents who need inpatient psychiatric care. Friday, 6:57 AM | 10 comments

Buena Vista closure heads toward final chapter
With the City Council just days away from making a decision on the closure of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park, supporters of preserving the low-income community in Barron Park are making a renewed push to keep Palo Alto schools at the center of the conversation. Friday, 7:03 AM | 9 comments

Why so few hospital beds for teens?
The absence of adolescent inpatient psychiatric beds in Santa Clara County — described by one Palo Alto child and adolescent psychiatrist as a "hospitalization crisis" — is actually the norm rather than the exception in California. Friday, 6:58 AM

New city jobs prove a tough sell in Palo Alto
The budget climate may be as sunny as ever in Palo Alto, but the city's elected officials have been casting clouds over proposals to hire new workers. Friday, 7:04 AM | 7 comments

Downtown post office considers move to Alma
Citing critical loss of revenue, the U.S. Postal Service is considering moving its downtown branch to Alma Street at the corner of Addison Avenue, according to a May 11 letter to Mayor Karen Holman. Thursday, 10:50 AM | 10 comments

Surf Air continues plans to expand local flights
Local residents and officials who had been trying to meet with Surf Air CEO Jeff Potter since the company announced a major expansion in its flights in and out of the San Carlos Airport finally got that meeting last week, but the news was not good. Thursday, 10:28 AM | 26 comments

Murder conviction in DUI case that killed Menlo Park couple
A woman who was driving drunk when her car struck and killed a Menlo Park couple in 2013 was convicted of murder this morning, according to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. Thursday, 9:57 AM | 6 comments

Search for missing Palo Alto flight instructor entails massive area of Pacific Ocean

Palo Alto businesses to participate in Bike to Shop Day

Crossing guard does his part to make kids feel safe, joyous

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