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Parents urge deeper push to improve special ed

It was supposed to be the "golden ticket" for the Palo Alto Unified School District's special-education program: an in-depth,...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2016
Last comment by Dr. Alexander, 2 hours ago | 19 comments | 3178 Views


Stanford administration suspends student-run marching band

The famously boundary-pushing Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band has been suspended for the rest of the academic...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2016
Last comment by PeterCaoCorn, 2 hours ago | 14 comments | 3490 Views


Stanford fires back at student's sex-assault lawsuit

Calling a student's allegations "unfounded" and lacking "factual basis," Stanford University has fired back at a lawsuit...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2016
Last comment by PeterCaoWheat, 3 hours ago | 5 comments | 1644 Views


In Trump-inspired resolution, Palo Alto pledges to 'reject bigotry in all its forms'

Responding to community anxieties about the recent presidential election, Palo Alto officials plan to pass on Monday night...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2016
Last comment by common sense, 3 hours ago | 4 comments | 510 Views


Dog poop left on curb

For last 3 weeks we are seeing dog poop on curb of Waverley Street between El Carmelo and Loma Verde. Any suggestions on...

Original post made by CleanNeighbor on Nov. 29, 2016
Last comment by Poopy, 4 hours ago | 5 comments | 191 Views


Palo Alto braces for budget deficit

Despite a thriving economy and growing revenues, Palo Alto is heading into the new year with a financial cloud on the horizon:...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by Eric, 6 hours ago | 56 comments | 6307 Views


Palo Alto moves toward 'carbon free' natural gas

Having already slashed carbon out of its electricity portfolio, Palo Alto is now looking to do the same to natural gas. Yet...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by Deplorable Denier, 6 hours ago | 8 comments | 1934 Views


Maxing out your home sale

Getting a home ready to sell is like getting dressed for the prom, says Coldwell Banker realtor Tim Kerns. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2016
Last comment by troll, 8 hours ago | 6 comments | 627 Views


Palo Alto moves to boost East Palo Alto's water supply

A proposal by four members of the Palo Alto City Council to transfer a share of the city's water allocations to its parched...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2016
Last comment by Anna, 11 hours ago | 7 comments | 1365 Views


Column of blue-hanging Christmas lights

Hi. I live in Old Palo Alto and spent about 3 hours or so putting up Christmas lights in the standard bottom of roof pattern....

Original post made by Real Slim K on Dec. 10, 2016
There are no comments yet. 94 Views


Bad-tasting water due to Hetch Hetchy water reductions

Palo Alto and other local cities' residents who have been complaining about nasty-tasting water coming from their taps can...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2016
Last comment by Paul Mason at Adobe Springs, 13 hours ago | 26 comments | 2420 Views


Editorial: A lost opportunity

Virtually every Palo Alto politician and community activist has been talking for months about the Bay Area's housing crisis...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2016
Last comment by musical, 15 hours ago | 19 comments | 2336 Views


Residents pumped up about groundwater 'waste'

With California's drought stretching through its fourth year, the sight of water gushing out of Palo Alto's construction...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2015
Last comment by Prove it to ME, 16 hours ago | 98 comments | 9494 Views


Lawsuit: Stanford acted with 'deliberate indifference' to reports of sexual assault

A female Stanford University student who says the same male student sexually assaulted her and several other women has filed...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Skeptifemale, 16 hours ago | 15 comments | 6911 Views


Raises on the way for Palo Alto's top staff

Palo Alto's four council-appointed officers are all set to get raises on Monday night, when the City Council convenes for...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2016
Last comment by 38 year resident, 18 hours ago | 14 comments | 1732 Views


Repeal the Plastic Bag Ban

Seeing as we have people running for City Council, I am strongly urging the candidates to promise a repeal on the egregious...

Original post made by Resident on Jul. 18, 2016
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, 18 hours ago | 18 comments | 664 Views


Palo Alto set to move ahead with new garages

After years of planning, Palo Alto is preparing to take a significant step toward alleviating the worsening parking shortages...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2016
Last comment by Paly Grad, on Dec 9, 2016 at 11:24 pm | 25 comments | 3740 Views


Citing political upheaval, Oaxacan students cancel trip to Palo Alto

The election of Donald Trump to the White House has cast a shadow over Palo Alto's relationship with its sister city in Mexico,...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 9, 2016 at 9:33 pm | 16 comments | 6104 Views


No easy fix to the affordability crisis

A coalition of elected leaders from all nine Bay Area counties agreed to an ambitious new vision for regional growth in the...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2016
Last comment by George, on Dec 9, 2016 at 6:27 pm | 1 comment | 1152 Views


Edgewood Plaza developer: Fines not 'warranted'

The developer for Edgewood Plaza in Palo Alto, who has faced steep daily fines for the vacant grocery-store space at the...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 9, 2016 at 5:25 pm | 58 comments | 4712 Views
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Paris Baguette coming to Mountain View
By Elena Kadvany | 21 comments | 7,132 views

Sing and celebrate
By Sally Torbey | 7 comments | 1,430 views

Surviving Family Holidays
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 464 views


Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund

For the last 23 years, the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund has given away more than $4 million to local nonprofits serving children and families. When you make a donation, every dollar is automatically doubled, and 100% of the funds go directly to local programs. It’s a great way to ensure your charitable donations are working at home.