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Palo Alto prepares for key decisions on fiber expansion
As Palo Alto embarks on its journey to build a citywide fiber-optic network that delivers high-speed internet, a new analysis... Last comment 13 hours ago | 23 comments

To combat teens' sleep deprivation, California schools must start their days later
In anticipation of a new state law requiring later start times, many local school districts have already made the shift.... Last comment 19 hours ago | 27 comments

After last-minute deal, business tax lands on Palo Alto ballot
Palo Alto voters will have a chance in November to approve a business tax, though the measure they'll be considering will... Last comment 1 hour ago | 62 comments

Pets In Need staff won't face trial in puppy-deaths case
Three women who faced misdemeanor charges related to the deaths of seven puppies in a hot van last summer were granted acceptance... Last comment on Aug 11, 2022 at 6:37 pm | 9 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


City Council review boosts proposed condo project
The Palo Alto City Council signaled its desire to encourage more housing on the city's southern edge on Monday night, when it gave rave reviews to a proposed condominium project at 800 San Antonio Road. Tuesday, 9:45 AM | 7 comments

Residents push back against housing project at Creekside Inn site
A developer's plan to replace Creekside Inn with 382-apartments received a scathing review from Barron Park residents on Tuesday, with many arguing the project is too massive for the neighborhood. Wednesday, 9:34 AM

COVID case levels fall after three-month surge in Santa Clara County
COVID-19 case levels in the county have begun to fall for the first time since mid-May, but still remain high due to highly contagious subvariants of the omicron variant, the county's top health official said. Wednesday, 9:51 AM

What's it like to serve on the Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury? Here's a peek behind the curtain
Unlike being selected for jury duty, serving on the civil grand jury is a voluntary commitment that former members say is a great way to become more civically engaged. The court is accepting applications. Tuesday, 1:22 PM | 1 comments

Predicted scorching temperatures prompt flex alert for Wednesday
The California Independent System Operator has issued a statewide flex alert for 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday because predicted scorching temperatures may drive up energy demand. Wednesday, 9:01 AM

Doria Summa, land-use watchdog, eyes council seat
Doria Summa, a longtime neighborhood activist and current vice chair of the Planning and Transportation Commission, appears poised to run for a seat on the City Council. Monday, 10:00 PM | 20 comments

Palo Alto climate nonprofit hires high-powered state official
Having pledged more than $3 billion to address climate change, the Waverley Street Foundation has hired Jared Blumenfeld. Friday, 6:18 PM | 8 comments

To combat teens' sleep deprivation, California schools must start their days later
In anticipation of a new state law requiring later start times, many local school districts have already made the shift. Other schools will be making the move for the first time this fall. Friday, 6:58 AM | 27 comments

With board divided, Ravenswood district votes to drop its mask mandate
For the first time in three years, Ravenswood City School District students and staff won't need to wear face masks in classrooms when they return to campuses on Aug. 24. Monday, 12:14 PM

Man charged in 1982 cold-case murder of Palo Alto teen
The search for the killer in a nearly 40-year-old cold-case murder of a 15-year-old Palo Alto teen has led to the arrest of a 75-year-old man from Hawaii, the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office said Tuesday. Wednesday, 3:43 PM | 6 comments

Santa Clara County's biggest drug scourge isn't fentanyl — it's meth
The potent opioid fentanyl might be getting the lion's share of notoriety in recent years, but Santa Clara County -- and California -- have a much bigger drug-related killer: methamphetamine. Friday, 6:58 AM | 7 comments

For Ingrid Campos, 'traditional family values' spur bid for school board seat
Parent Ingrid Campos is running for a seat on the school board this fall, saying she would work to build bridges between the district and families and that parents need to know that they can have a voice. Monday, 11:58 AM | 30 comments

Around Town: Belgian teen pilot on quest for world record visits Palo Alto

Heat and wildfire smoke prompt Spare the Air alert for Tuesday

SLAC researchers scan 600-year-old documents for clues about first printing presses

As court case closes, Pets In Need opens up about revamped protocols

Elderly man targeted in another 'roadside jewelry' robbery attempt

Bill on police radio encryption dies in committee

Palo Verde students head to temporary campus as school year starts

Woman allegedly forced into restroom and raped on Stanford campus

Palo Alto prepares for key decisions on fiber expansion

Coronavirus central: People exposed to COVID no longer required to quarantine under updated guidelines

Photo essay: Life under the coronavirus

PUBLIC AGENDA: Project Homekey update; funds for Boulware Park art installation


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