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About 4K utilities customers lose power as strong winds pass through Palo Alto, taking down large trees
Powerful winds have returned to Palo Alto, knocking out power for around 3,900 utilities customers this afternoon, according... Last comment on Mar 22, 2023 at 8:41 pm | 11 comments

Court orders Palo Alto to refund parking fees to developer
Palo Alto will have to refund more than $900,000 to a downtown developer after a state appeals court ruled Monday that the... Last comment on Mar 23, 2023 at 10:50 am | 13 comments

Malcolm Harris details the legacy of Stanford, Hoover, eugenics in interview
Malcolm Harris, author of "Palo Alto: A History of California Capitalism, and the World," joined Weekly staff to talk about... Last comment on Mar 22, 2023 at 9:31 pm | 17 comments

Midtown zoning dispute puts City Council in a bind
When Nitin Handa bought a parcel of land last November, he had every intention of building a home and few reasons to think... Last comment on Mar 19, 2023 at 11:08 pm | 21 comments

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"Net Neutrality protest"
Protest in front of Verizon store on University Avenue. Submitted by Harjanto Sumali on Dec 8, 2017


State to audit Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
Santa Clara County's largest public transit agency will be audited by the state as one lawmaker looks to change up how it's run. Saturday, 8:41 AM

Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel and a philanthropist who donated billions, dies at 94
Gordon Moore, a pioneering Silicon Valley scientist and leading philanthropist, died on Friday, March 24, at his home in Hawaii, Intel Corporation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation jointly announced. He was 94. Friday, 11:37 PM

State demands Palo Alto revise its housing plan
Palo Alto will have to revise its plan to add more than 6,000 housing units after the Department Housing and Community Development ruled Thursday that the city's proposed Housing Element fails to meet state law. Friday, 6:02 PM | 1 comments

After mighty oak comes crashing down, resident calls on city to change heritage tree ordinance
Anneke Dempsey was concerned about the giant oak in her backyard for years. Its massive limbs could potentially cause the tree to fall onto her or her neighbor's home. On March 14, her fear was realized. Friday, 6:48 AM | 19 comments

GoFundMe set up for man killed by fallen tree in Portola Valley raises $66K
Jesus Ivan Cruz Diaz, 29, of San Jose died Tuesday when a tree hit his work van in Portola Valley. His employer has since created a GoFundMe to help the family pay for funeral expenses. Friday, 4:27 PM

California lifts target for 15% water conservation as yet another storm approaches
California ended its voluntary statewide target, triggering concerns from experts that many water supplies remain depleted. Other drought measures remain in place. Friday, 5:14 PM

Palo Alto schools to get more in-house mental health staff
A year after deciding to hire its own mental health workers rather than rely largely on outside contractors to care for its students, Palo Alto Unified is now looking to expand the program next school year. Friday, 6:48 AM | 2 comments

Palo Alto nears new deal with Pets In Need
After two years of tension, Palo Alto and Pets In Need are trying to mend their ties with a contract that will raise compensation while scaling back the city's commitments to improve its animal shelter. Friday, 9:48 AM

Palo Alto Unified announces leadership changes for next school year
Retirements and job changes are expected to bring new leaders to two Palo Alto schools this fall, with an interim principal taking over permanently at a third campus. Friday, 9:57 AM | 2 comments

In 'State of the City,' mayor assails state housing mandates
Palo Alto Mayor Lydia Kou took a swing on Wednesday at state housing mandates during her "State of the City" address and warned that recent laws could render the council helpless to prevent an onrush of large developments. Wednesday, 11:50 PM | 34 comments

Man dies following car collision on Charleston Road

Five new shops open at Town & Country Village

Remote work rises and Caltrain ridership plummets: How Sililcon Valley has changed three years since COVID

'An eye in the sky': A new NASA project is developing drone technology to fight wildfires

Thousands of utilities customers lose power as strong winds pass through Palo Alto, taking down large trees

Gusty storm claims a life: Tree falls on van in Portola Valley, killing the driver

New rules to phase out gas appliances stoke excitement, anxiety on the Peninsula

City to refund developer $900K in parking fees, court orders

Condominium development proposed in Ventura neighborhood

For Palo Alto gas customers, relief is finally in sight

Kia, Hyundai under scrutiny from attorneys general over lack of vehicle anti-theft devices

Homelessness, rehabilitation and health care: What to know about Newsom's legacy tour

PUBLIC AGENDA: Rebate plan for gas utilities customers; update on school construction projects


Project Cornerstone brings community together to help children become thriving adults


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