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New council, same priorities in Palo Alto in 2023
Housing, climate change, economic recovery and community safety will continue to dominate City Council discussions in Palo... Last comment 35 minutes ago | 13 comments

Stanford scrutinized over deputy who drew gun on Black man
Stanford police are receiving scrutiny after an officer drew a gun on a Black driver over the weekend, an incident that has... Last comment on Feb 1, 2023 at 1:36 pm | 15 comments

Developer looks to demolish The Fish Market, build 380 apartments
The two buildings on El Camino Real in Palo Alto that currently house the Fish Market and a McDonald's restaurant would be... Last comment 6 hours ago | 49 comments

What's eating College Terrace? Survey points to resident dissatisfaction
With its walkable streets and proximity to Stanford, College Terrace doesn't seem like the grumpiest neighborhood in Palo... Last comment on Feb 1, 2023 at 4:20 pm | 27 comments

 
 
 
 
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Here's what you need to know about the new teacher-housing project in Palo Alto
Plans are underway to break ground in the next several months on an educator-housing project in Palo Alto that was proposed more than five years ago. Friday, 7:28 AM

Center's celebration of Chinese culture fosters diversity, sense of belonging
On any given day, Avenidas Chinese Community Center is abuzz with older adults learning how to speak Mandarin, trying their hand at Chinese paint brushing, practicing tai chi or enjoying Lunar New Year festivities. Friday, 7:28 AM

Opinion: It's time to talk about switching to electric
While some may feel that Palo Alto's reputation as an environmental leader has dimmed somewhat in the past few years, the city is now again in the forefront of cities moving into the electrification era. Friday, 7:28 AM

Fire guts Bill's Cafe and AJ's Quick Clean Center at Midtown shopping plaza
A fire that broke out late Wednesday night at a Midtown shopping plaza destroyed Bill's Cafe and AJ's Quick Clean Center before firefighters extinguished it. Thursday, 3:52 PM | 12 comments

Palo Alto looks to crack down on gas-powered leaf blowers
Nearly 20 years after Palo Alto adopted a ban on gas-powered leaf blowers in residential areas, the appliance and the public opposition to them remain as loud as ever. Now, the city plans to take action. Thursday, 9:30 AM | 10 comments

Santa Clara County to close mass COVID-19 vaccination, testing sites by end of month
Santa Clara County will close its mass COVID-19 vaccination and testing sites by the end of the month as they are no longer essential to the county's pandemic response, county officials said Wednesday. Wednesday, 4:50 PM

California, other states reach impasse over Colorado River
Despite a federal deadline, California -- the largest user of Colorado River water -- has refused to cut back as much as six other states proposed in a new plan. Thursday, 9:45 AM

Developer looks to demolish The Fish Market, build 380 apartments
The two buildings on El Camino Real in Palo Alto that currently house The Fish Market and a McDonald's restaurant would be torn down and replaced with a seven-story housing complex under a new proposal. Tuesday, 3:50 PM | 49 comments

Palo Alto environmentalist Walter Hays dies
Walter Hays, a prominent Palo Alto resident, environmental champion and individual who set a standard for volunteerism, died on Jan. 25, his son, Walter Thomas Hays, said. Wednesday, 9:03 AM | 1 comments

Child attacked by mountain lion in unincorporated San Mateo County
A child was attacked by a mountain lion in unincorporated San Mateo County, the Sheriff's Office announced on Tuesday. Wednesday, 9:43 AM

Farmworkers displaced by mass shooting won't return to 'deplorable' housing conditions

Stanford scrutinized over deputy who drew gun on Black man

Janitors get a boost as Palo Alto firms up labor rules

San Mateo County Board of Supervisors remembers victims of Half Moon Bay shootings

New council, same priorities in Palo Alto in 2023

Bay Area cold snap expected for next few days

Wrap up January with our end-of-the-month quiz on local news

Schwab Learning Center opens new dyslexic-friendly 'innovation lab'

Bay Area bridge toll increases finally approved at end of long litigation

Man arrested for allegedly attempting to steal backpack carrying camera, laptop

Got sandbags? Don't discard them just yet

After the storms, flooding victims face fallout

Coronavirus central: FDA expands eligibility for omicron booster vaccines to children ages 5-11

PUBLIC AGENDA: Study session on on-demand shuttle; changes to local zoning laws

 

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