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 5 hours ago | 72 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 11 hours ago | 7 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
"SAP backpack drive"
Jennifer Cullenbine, executive director at the Family Giving Tree, and Jonathan Becher, chief marketing officer at SAP, hold backpacks on July 29, 2014, that will be given to low-income children. SAP employees donated and packed around 225 backpacks with classroom essentials for the education non-profit Family Giving Tree. Submitted by Arunima Kumar on Aug 6, 2014
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. Saturday, 7:43 AM | 2 comments
VIDEO: Behind the Headlines -- The evolving El Camino Real
On this week's half-hour webcast, "Behind the Headlines," Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong leads a discussion with reporter Gennady Sheyner and photographer Veronica Weber about El Camino Real's forgotten treasures and ongoing transformation. Friday, 3:44 PM
Guest Opinion: Unhealthy racket -- Palo Alto's efforts to quiet the skies
In a series of open meetings throughout spring and summer, the Select Committee on South Bay Arrivals met with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials to consider its response to the FAA's "Initiative to Address Noise Concerns of Santa Cruz/Santa Clara/San Mateo/San Francisco Counties." Saturday, 7:43 AM | 5 comments
Man arrested in connection with East Palo Alto homicide
Police raided a downtown San Jose home this morning and arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with a June homicide in East Palo Alto. Friday, 1:17 PM
Forgotten highway: El Camino Real undergoes new transition
As it passes through Palo Alto, El Camino Real is at once a vanguard and a contradiction: a five-mile strip that both epitomizes the commercial boom of recent years and showcases both sides of Palo Alto's uneven prosperity. Friday, 7:40 AM | 19 comments
Brock Turner judge to no longer hear criminal cases
Three months after Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky's controversial sentencing of former Stanford University student Brock Turner -- months filled with vehement criticism, an onslaught of media attention and an official recall campaign -- Persky has requested to be reassigned to civil cases, according to a statement the county Superior Court issued Thursday. Friday, 12:18 PM | 9 comments
Registration now open
The Palo Alto Weekly Moonight Run & Walk is happening September 16 at the Palo Alto Baylands.