What can be done to address the shortage of affording housing?
When demand exceeds supply, prices increase. To reduce the price of any commodity, including housing, you increase the supply.... Last comment 2 hours ago | 101 comments
New partner proposed for Palo Alto animal shelter
Palo Alto's cramped but popular animal shelter would be preserved, renovated and turned into a "no kill" zone under a proposed... Last comment 14 hours ago | 10 comments
City looks to change, cement retail-protection law
Retail in Palo Alto is easier to appreciate than to preserve, particularly at a time when soaring rents drive shops out of... Last comment on Aug 26, 2016 at 9:04 am | 21 comments
"Abandoned Miner's Shack"
Shoshone, CA (near Death Valley) Submitted by Laurie Naiman on Nov 9, 2010
Palo Alto to explore new policies for long-term growth
When it comes to growth, Palo Alto's elected leaders have plenty of divergent opinions, with some calling for the city to build thousands of new housing units and others favoring a more cautious approach that would protect its suburban ambiance. These differences surfaced on Monday, as the council debated the ongoing update of the city's official land-use vision, the Comprehensive Plan. Tuesday, 1:51 AM
Judging the judges: Recalls may become easier, but is that better for California?
Amid a constellation of factors, some legal experts believe we could be plunging into a new era in which judges increasingly fear losing their jobs over unpopular decisions -- and that, in turn, may influence how they behave on the bench. Monday, 2:07 PM | 4 comments
East Palo Alto charter school wins county approval
Two months after the Sequoia Union High School District board voted down Oxford Day Academy's petition to open a public charter high school in East Palo Alto, the San Mateo County Office of Education gave the school its unanimous stamp of approval. Monday, 3:15 PM
Teen drug abuse on the rise in county
It's never a slow day for Adolescent Counseling Services. The nonprofit's Palo Alto office is routinely packed during its late afternoon hours as teens and their families flood in to seek substance abuse treatment and counseling. And it's only a matter of months before another big wave of new cases comes rolling in. Monday, 12:07 PM | 3 comments
Study of texting aims to improve crisis counseling
What a counselor says -- or doesn't say -- during a crisis counseling session can make a big difference in whether a client goes away better able to cope, according to a new study by Stanford University researchers. Monday, 7:44 AM | 5 comments
Equestrians lose horse pasture at Stanford
Faced with pressures for potential future development space and federal requirements to protect threatened and endangered species that inhabit its open spaces, Stanford University is reducing the lease of at least one longtime equestrian facility. Monday, 7:44 AM | 28 comments
Tweaks to rooftop-solar program irk industry execs
It's been a banner year for solar energy in Palo Alto, with the city signing new long-term contracts for its supply of solar-powered electricity and newly installed panels gleaming from rooftops at residential and commercial buildings throughout the city. Monday, 7:44 AM | 6 comments
Hangin' with the best
The results are in. See who Palo Alto Weekly readers have selected what they feel are the top spots and service providers in the Palo Alto area across 83 categories.