Planned home brings angst to Eichler block
With its leafy sidewalks and quiet air of suburban serenity, Richardson Court appears an unlikely battlefront in Palo Alto's... Last comment 8 hours ago | 42 comments
YMCA refuses to budge on Page Mill gym closure
A special meeting between leaders of the YMCA of Silicon Valley and members of the Page Mill YMCA branch to discuss staving... Last comment 25 minutes ago | 33 comments
Palo Alto narrows focus in quest for wider sidewalks
After seeing their prior effort to encourage wider sidewalks fizzle in June, Palo Alto officials are now narrowing their... Last comment 13 hours ago | 13 comments
"Junior Naturalists go Fishing"
Children taking part in the Junior Naturalist Program at the Environmental Volunteers' EcoCenter in the Palo Alto Baylands try their hand at fish-netting along the bay shoreline. Submitted by Environmental Volunteers on Mar 14, 2013
Update: Two people require surgery after crash into restaurant
Two people who were injured, one critically, required surgery after a silver Nissan crashed into University Cafe in downtown Palo Alto on Thursday during the lunch hour. The accident, which injured six people, including the driver prompted police to shut down a section of University Avenue to traffic. Thursday, 3:46 PM | 25 comments
In wake of accident, a call for forum on seniors and driving
A Palo Alto geriatric social worker hopes to organize a community forum on driving safety and the area's growing population of seniors in the wake of Thursday's accident on University Avenue involving a driver in his 90s. Friday, 8:29 AM
Local nonprofit aids in Central American immigrant crisis
Though current debate over what to do with the tens of thousands of children surging across the U.S. border from violence-torn countries like El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras largely focuses on Washington and the cities where the youth are being housed, the issue touched down locally years ago. Friday, 8:13 AM | 2 comments
Hennessy to teachers: 'Tell people about what you do'
Addressing the burnout rate of young teachers in high-poverty schools is a goal of a new Stanford University summer institute that wraps up its inaugural two-week session today. Friday, 8:52 AM
Editorial: Skeptical about 'net zero'
In a desire to explore what it describes as an innovative planning concept that could lead the state and nation in a new approach to managing development, the Palo Alto planning staff has opened up a potential can of worms that we hope the city council will approach with extreme caution. Friday, 8:14 AM
Holman announces bid for second City Council term
Vowing to improve government transparency and protect residents from the impacts of new development, City Councilwoman Karen Holman announced at a candidates party Wednesday night her intention to seek a second term. Thursday, 9:47 AM | 14 comments