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Palo Alto bar association hosts 'Community Law Night'

Worried about a legal matter or just curious about the fine points of law? The Palo Alto Area Bar Association is holding...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2014
Last comment by Drums of Autumn, on Jun 27, 2014 at 1:33 pm | 2 comments | 2633 Views


Ed Arnold, former Palo Alto mayor and soft-spoken council member, dies at 96

Edward Samuel Arnold, Jr., a longtime stockbroker who served on the Palo Alto City Council for a decade during the city's...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2014
Last comment by member, on Jul 19, 2014 at 2:06 pm | 2 comments | 3954 Views


Council seeks new path to updated growth vision

Faced with four different visions for future growth, Palo Alto's council members quibbled and agonized Wednesday night over...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2014
Last comment by Input, on Aug 7, 2014 at 8:45 am | 2 comments | 671 Views


Avenidas names new president and CEO

Amy Andonian, a nonprofit executive with experience in services to seniors and caregivers, will become the new president...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2014
Last comment by Sea-Seelam Reddy, on Aug 21, 2014 at 4:42 am | 2 comments | 4671 Views


First Person: A conversation with Bob Wenzlau, Terradex CEO and environmental engineer

Bob Wenzlau, pioneer recycler and compost champion is now focused on what's under our workplaces, schools and homes that...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2014
Last comment by Don't-Pay-Any-Attention-To-The-Man-Behind-The-Screen, on Sep 8, 2014 at 10:21 am | 2 comments | 3430 Views


Explain the "new" Town Forum

Maybe someone can explain the new Town Square and specifically the way editing works now. In some threads I see the following "Due...

Original post made by longtime weekly reader on Sep. 20, 2014
Last comment by George Orwell, on Sep 20, 2014 at 6:30 pm | 2 comments | 716 Views


Palo Alto to reconsider closed sessions for labor talks

After weathering criticism for a controversial closed-door discussion in 2012, Palo Alto officials agreed on Monday to reconsider...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2014
Last comment by Jo Ann, on Sep 23, 2014 at 11:36 am | 2 comments | 1990 Views


City Council race questions ?

I don't have that much time to read the ins and outs about the City Council members, and I don't much trust what they say...

Original post made by BummedOutTheBumsArentOut. on Sep. 24, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Sep 25, 2014 at 3:37 am | 2 comments | 515 Views


The Battle for City Hall: The Residentialists

They say it's not a slate, and we'll take their word for it. The non-slate includes council hopefuls Eric Filseth, Tom DuBois...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2014
Last comment by South PA resident, on Oct 10, 2014 at 11:34 am | 2 comments | 4337 Views


Candidate profile: The Negotiator; A.C. Johnston

In the past decade, A.C. Johnston has lived in Tokyo, London, Washington, D.C., and -- for the past two years -- Palo Alto. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2014
Last comment by Guy_Fawkes, on Oct 14, 2014 at 10:19 am | 2 comments | 2061 Views


Editorial: Yes on Measure B to increase hotel tax

Palo Alto Measure B would increase the city's transient occupancy tax, the tax added to hotel bills for visitors, from 12...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Oct 31, 2014 at 2:02 am | 2 comments | 1110 Views


East Palo Alto City Council, Ravenswood School Board candidates interviews online

East Palo Alto residents still have a chance to hear what City Council and Ravenswood Elementary School District Board candidates...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2014
Last comment by revdreileen, on Nov 3, 2014 at 3:42 pm | 2 comments | 4043 Views


Apparent road rage sparks gun threat, cussing

A man in his 20s driving a Nissan Maxima brandished a handgun at another car in Palo Alto Sunday, Nov. 9, and then continued...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2014
Last comment by iSez, on Nov 10, 2014 at 6:18 pm | 2 comments | 4308 Views


Palo Alto approves new housing vision

Without a peep of public protest or a single dissenting vote, Palo Alto adopted on Monday night a new vision document aimed...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2014
Last comment by mauricio, on Nov 12, 2014 at 11:15 am | 2 comments | 3334 Views


Palo Alto: Fire quickly snuffed out at Communication & Power Industry

Palo Alto fire officials are investigating a fire that occurred Thursday afternoon at Communication & Power Industry, a Hansen...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
Last comment by The Omen, on Nov 21, 2014 at 8:37 pm | 2 comments | 2443 Views


Page Mill-Oregon, Foothill expressways eyed for changes

Some of the most dangerous and congested sections of Oregon Expressway/Page Mill Road from Alma Street to Foothill Expressway...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Nov 23, 2014 at 1:08 am | 2 comments | 1198 Views


North County to receive pilot satellite social services offices

Santa Clara County's Social Services Agency has launched a pilot program to staff "satellite offices" at nonprofit organizations...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2014
Last comment by Ray Bacchetti, on Dec 3, 2014 at 11:31 am | 2 comments | 3262 Views


Palo Alto Manager of Communications

There must be somebody who posts on Palo Alto Online who has the skills for the following job opening. The Palo Alto City...

Original post made by Deep Throat on Dec. 31, 2014
Last comment by More PR ha ha, on Dec 31, 2014 at 2:35 pm | 2 comments | 608 Views


PHOTOS: Haircuts for the homeless

Downtown Streets Team held its Sidewalk Salon event in Palo Alto at All Saints Episcopal Church on Monday, where 12 team...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2015
Last comment by Palo Alto, on Jan 15, 2015 at 6:38 pm | 2 comments | 3643 Views


Sutter Health, Blue Shield come to agreement

Health care provider Sutter Health and Blue Shield of California have finalized a new two-year contract, according to an...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by parent, on Feb 1, 2015 at 8:58 am | 2 comments | 4002 Views
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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.