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With fiber expansion, Palo Alto prepares for fierce competition
Palo Alto is still at least five years away from a citywide fiber network, but 738 residents had already contributed $50... Last comment 12 hours ago | 34 comments

Here's how this year's Palo Alto school board candidates want to serve you if elected
In their own words, the four candidates seeking two open seats on the Palo Alto Board of Education share their topmost concerns... Last comment on Sep 25, 2022 at 9:59 am | 26 comments

Where the Palo Alto City Council candidates stand on crime, policing
This year's seven council candidates explain their greatest concerns when it comes to crime and to how the city's police... Last comment 3 hours ago | 23 comments

Stanford wants 'educational' tax exemption for faculty homes
Stanford University is seeking to reduce its tax burden on two faculty houses by claiming they are used for educational purposes. Read... Last comment on Sep 20, 2022 at 10:45 pm | 25 comments

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"Exhibit on U.S. presidents"
Life-sized cutouts of Abraham Lincoln, Bill Clinton and other U.S. presidents are scattered in an exhibit on display at Walter Hays Elementary School on Feb. 20, 2018. Photo by Connie Jo Cotton. Submitted by Jamey Padojino on Feb 21, 2018


Flamingo feedings, bird interactions on hold at Palo Alto zoo amid avian flu outbreak
Concerned about a bird flu outbreak, the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo has removed its birds from public viewing and canceled all bird interactions, including the popular flamingo feeding activity, until further notice. Monday, 7:14 PM | 2 comments

The sheriff's race: What they'd do if elected
How the scandal-plagued Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office will operate in a post-Laurie Smith era will be determined by the vote of the people in the Nov. 8 election. Tuesday, 7:17 AM

Where the Palo Alto school board candidates stand on the superintendent
In their own words, the four candidates seeking two open seats on the Palo Alto Board of Education share what letter grade they would give for Superintendent Don Austin's performance to date, and why. Monday, 7:32 PM | 3 comments

Newsom signs bills aimed at cracking down on catalytic converter thefts
Gov. Gavin Newsom's office earlier this week announced Newsom has signed two bills aimed at cracking down on catalytic converter theft. Tuesday, 8:39 AM

Climate activists take to Palo Alto streets to demand action from local politicians
With youth at the forefront, a group of 60 climate activists rallied in front of Palo Alto City Hall on Sept. 23 to demand that the city's elected officials take urgent action to address the global climate crisis. Sunday, 6:57 PM | 2 comments

In wide-ranging candidates' forum, 4 vying for school board seats tackle tough issues
Weighing in on topics ranging from homework policies to student achievement, the four candidates for the Palo Alto Unified Board of Education shared their opinions at an at-times heated forum on Sept. 20. Monday, 8:44 AM | 7 comments

Atown: Palo Alto ARB awards honors city's best developments
Movies have the Oscars, TV shows have the Emmys and Palo Alto's builders have the ARB Awards, a local tradition that takes place every five years and honors the best developments. This year's award winners were announced on Sept. 21. Monday, 7:52 AM

Where the Palo Alto school board candidates stand on diversity and inclusion
In their own words, the four candidates seeking two open seats on the Palo Alto Board of Education share their views on how to make campuses feel safer and more inclusive to all students. Sunday, 8:38 AM | 17 comments

Burglar strikes occupied home in downtown Palo Alto
Palo Alto police are investigating an overnight burglary that occurred on Wednesday morning at a home while the resident slept. Thursday, 9:41 PM | 1 comments

Corruption trial of Sheriff Laurie Smith begins
The trial of Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith, who faces several charges of misconduct and perjury, began on Wednesday. Thursday, 2:52 PM | 1 comments

'Pod house' found in violation of several city codes
A Palo Alto home that's been touted as a model for affordable shared housing because it's been renovated with 14 small sleeping "pods" has been cited for multiple code violations, according to city of Palo Alto documents. Thursday, 7:17 AM | 32 comments

Stanford adds 759 apartments to housing stock in Sand Hill land deal
Seizing an unexpected opportunity to increase its housing options, Stanford has purchased Oak Creek Apartments, a 759-unit complex located on a prime piece of real estate on Sand Hill Road. Wednesday, 2:22 PM | 8 comments

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