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Newsom signs housing bills that reform single-family zoning
Having survived the recall attempt, the governor has signed two bold housing bills, including one that would reform zoning... Last comment 48 minutes ago | 29 comments

Large fire hits home in Old Palo Alto neighborhood
Firefighters battled a large fire at a home in the Old Palo Alto neighborhood on Tuesday night, which led to evacuations. Read... Last comment on Sep 18, 2021 at 8:11 am | 45 comments

City looks for help in fighting economic slump
With tax revenues plunging and businesses struggling to stay afloat, Palo Alto's elected leaders agree that they will need... Last comment 22 hours ago | 18 comments

Cars to return to University Avenue in October
Palo Alto's bold experience with car-free downtown promenades will start to wind down next month, after the City Council... Last comment 22 hours ago | 27 comments

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Palo Alto advances redevelopment plan for Ventura. Property owners have other ideas.
After more than two years of planning for change in the Ventura neighborhood, city officials coalesced Monday around a shared vision -- one that diverges sharply with the wishes of the area's two largest property owners. Tuesday, 12:55 AM | 2 comments

Bicyclist steers clear of attempted robber on bridge
Police are investigating a Saturday morning robbery attempt after a man reportedly tried to take a bicycle from another man. Monday, 2:09 PM | 4 comments

Housing proposal near Mitchell Park targets low-income residents
A partnership between Eden Housing and Santa Clara County may soon bring that rarest of commodities -- affordable housing for people with developmental disabilities -- to Palo Alto. Tuesday, 9:09 AM | 1 comments

Three arrested for spree of robberies, purse snatches that targeted Asian women
A yearlong, multijurisdictional investigation involving a group that targeted victims of Asian descent in four counties has culminated with three arrests, according to police and prosecutors. Tuesday, 9:55 AM

NASA charts a course for lunar rover in search of water on moon's surface
Scientists are set to launch a rover to the south pole of the moon late next year, with a goal of finding pockets of water that can be used for future manned missions to the lunar surface in 2024 and beyond. Tuesday, 9:33 AM

Stanford welcomes largest-ever incoming class as university reopens
Thousands of Stanford students have returned to campus for face-to-face classes for the fall quarter, which begins today. This marks the first time since the pandemic hit that in-person instruction is the norm. Monday, 1:43 PM | 3 comments

Newsom signs housing bills that reform single-family zoning
Having survived the recall attempt, the governor has signed two bold housing bills, including one that would reform zoning by allowing up to four dwellings on parcels currently designated for a single home. Friday, 9:49 AM | 29 comments

Convicted murderer John Getreu's own words pointed to his guilt
Convicted murderer John Arthur Getreu revealed multiple times during a law enforcement interview that he had knowledge of the murders of two women found on Stanford land in the 1970s. Monday, 8:41 AM | 1 comments

People paid a premium to build their home gyms. Will fitness clubs lure them back?
Many locals who have the resources took lockdown life as an opportunity to create their personal fitness bubbles and routines. Some are unsure if they would return to their gyms, given the effectiveness of at-home workouts. Friday, 6:52 AM | 8 comments

Report points to sheriff's 'abject failure' to protect inmate in mental crisis
The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office's handling of a mentally ill inmate who suffered brain damage during transport in 2018 was a colossal failure, according to a report issued to county supervisors. Friday, 4:45 PM

Police investigate vandalism at downtown parking garage as a hate crime
Palo Alto police are investigating a vandalism incident discovered on Wednesday night at a parking garage as a hate crime, the fourth that has occurred in a public city space so far this year. Friday, 8:35 AM | 2 comments

Community reunites at Moonlight Run & Walk
The annual Moonlight Run & Walk, a beloved Palo Alto tradition held under the full harvest moon, resumed in person at the Baylands on Friday night for the first time in two years. Sunday, 10:04 AM | 2 comments

Judy Kleinberg, former mayor and community leader, to receive Athena Award from Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce
Judy Kleinberg, who has served the city, local schools and nonprofits for almost 40 years, is being given the Athena Award for leadership by the Chamber of Commerce for her outstanding contributions. Friday, 6:52 AM | 4 comments

Opinion: What most environmentalists don't know can hurt us
Global warming is a serious issue and environmentalists are trying their best to be helpful. But good intentions do not automatically translate into good policies. Friday, 6:52 AM | 16 comments

And the winner in the California recall is? None of the above

Lawmakers target reforms to California's recall process

Mental health experts bolster Palo Alto's police reform efforts

Theranos employees were 'sleeping in their cars' in effort to address quality control issues

Swift verdict in John Getreu trial: Guilty of first-degree murder

Large fire hits home in Old Palo Alto neighborhood

Plane crashes while trying to return to Palo Alto Airport, strikes power lines before going down in Baylands

Nearly 50 years after father's murder, his family still waits for answers

Coronavirus central: FDA advisory panel declines to support COVID vaccine boosters for most people

Photo essay: Life under the coronavirus

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