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Debate over council size splits Palo Alto establishment

More than two centuries after Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton forced the nation to weigh the merits of democracy...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by CrecentParkAnon., on Sep 22, 2014 at 11:54 pm | 46 comments | 6068 Views


Shop Talk: Anthropologie moves and more

In this week's retail news, Palo Alto's Goodwill store gets a face-lift while downtown's Anthropologie makes the move to...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2015
Last comment by So long, goodbye, on Aug 17, 2015 at 6:06 pm | 10 comments | 6068 Views


Council to weigh controversial Marriott proposal

With Palo Alto's hotel boom in full effect, the City Council will consider on Monday the latest entrant into the crowded...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2015
Last comment by Abitarian, on Dec 7, 2015 at 4:12 pm | 31 comments | 6068 Views


Murphy leaves Gunn, takes over girls' basketball team at SHP

After just one year as head coach of the Gunn girls' basketball program, Melanie Murphy is moving on. The move to her next...

Original post made on May. 6, 2014
Last comment by Disappointed, on May 9, 2014 at 11:02 am | 11 comments | 6068 Views


Let's respond quickly & strongly to acts of intolerance


Original post made by Jeff Blum, human relations commission chairperson on Jun. 1, 2006
Last comment by R. Donan, on Jun 3, 2006 at 12:58 am | 1 comment | 6067 Views


Nix high-speed-rail project, council members say

Palo Alto on Thursday cemented its position as the vanguard of opposition to California's proposed high-speed-rail line when...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2011
Last comment by MenloParkJim, on Mar 17, 2012 at 3:08 pm | 35 comments | 6066 Views


Parking takes center stage in downtown's growth debate

Palo Alto residents and council members routinely lament downtown's worsening parking crisis, but a new study indicates that...

Original post made on May. 29, 2014
Last comment by Christian Hanson, on Jun 3, 2014 at 1:32 pm | 44 comments | 6066 Views


Local teen creates 'escape' game out of his garage

Keys, books, utensils, pencils, markers and scissors — these are all items that could be found in any garage. But Leo...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Be Positive, on Aug 22, 2016 at 10:21 am | 4 comments | 6064 Views


New dog parks pitched in Palo Alto

Dogged by persistent complaints about inadequate park space for local pooches, Palo Alto officials are preparing to unleash...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2016
Last comment by Paloaltogirl , on Mar 31, 2016 at 10:06 am | 44 comments | 6063 Views


Sports Shorts


Original post made on Sep. 5, 2007
Last comment by Anonymous, on Sep 5, 2007 at 9:03 pm | 1 comment | 6063 Views


Network helps kids, families 'seize diabetes'

It may look smooth from the outside, but there's nothing simple about managing diabetes, with the round-the-clock need to...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2012
Last comment by Alphonso, on Aug 6, 2012 at 11:24 am | 1 comment | 6063 Views


Mayoral election pushes open-meeting law to the brink

The suspenseful election of Pat Burt and Greg Scharff on Monday night to serve as Palo Alto's mayor and vice mayor marked...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2016
Last comment by Roger Overnaut, on Jan 11, 2016 at 7:16 pm | 73 comments | 6062 Views


Palo Alto plans to beef up enforcement of new business registry

Palo Alto's new business-registry program rolled off to a rocky start in March, with meager participation and widespread...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2015
Last comment by SteveU, on Dec 30, 2015 at 1:00 pm | 10 comments | 6060 Views


Jay Paul withdraws Park Boulevard project

After more than a year of commission reviews and design revisions, Jay Paul Company has withdrawn the application for one...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by Counterclockwise, on Feb 10, 2016 at 10:39 pm | 18 comments | 6060 Views


A great Black and White Ball!


Original post made by Grateful on Oct. 8, 2006
Last comment by NotCurious, on Oct 21, 2006 at 9:12 am | 7 comments | 6059 Views


PA hitches economic future to green innovation

Seeking to lure new clean-tech companies and retain existing ones, Palo Alto officials are pitching a new program that would...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Mar 7, 2011 at 4:53 pm | 23 comments | 6058 Views


Pedestrian struck by bicycle in Palo Alto sustains major injuries

An elderly woman who was struck by a bicyclist on Page Mill Road on Monday morning sustained major injuries, according to...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2015
Last comment by Steve C, on Apr 25, 2015 at 11:07 am | 45 comments | 6057 Views


East Palo Alto starts a news service

East Palo Alto residents launched their own news service on Tuesday, April 28, in an effort to cover the city's news and...

Original post made on May. 6, 2015
Last comment by Loretta, on May 16, 2015 at 6:10 pm | 10 comments | 6056 Views


Opening 13th elementary school voted down


Original post made by Palo Verde parent on Feb. 7, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Mar 6, 2007 at 6:10 pm | 31 comments | 6053 Views


And the Oscar goes to...

LEGO characters were the stars when Brendan Bellomo made his first films as a kid growing up in Palo Alto. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2009
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Dec 24, 2009 at 1:39 pm | 1 comment | 6052 Views
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Paris Baguette coming to Mountain View
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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.