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Opinion: Palo Alto's water use is not what it should be
Palo Alto has a strong sustainability focus. So, it was a surprise to learn that Palo Alto is ranked 22 out of 26 local water... Last comment on Jun 24, 2022 at 3:01 pm | 21 comments

Hate symbol or Buddhist emblem? Hidden Villa cancels summer camps for 1,000 kids after staffers resign over swastika tiles
Hidden Villa canceled all of its summer camp sessions due to the "abrupt departure" of camp staff members upset over the... Last comment on Jun 23, 2022 at 7:31 pm | 57 comments

Redefining downtowns: Cities bank on 1970s planning tool to bring in new housing
Many cities on the Peninsula and around the Bay Area that are relying on precise plans to transform their downtowns. Those... Last comment on Jun 23, 2022 at 10:13 pm | 19 comments

PE teacher charged with sexually assaulting student
A Palo Alto Unified School District physical education teacher has been charged with sexual assault on a female student,... Last comment on Jun 22, 2022 at 8:40 am | 42 comments

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"Dancing Little Girl"
At a Palo Alto Martin Luther King Jr. Day event, this very little girl was boogieing along with the singer of "Redemption Song." Submitted by Mitchell Zimmerman on Jan 16, 2017


Santa Clara County makes price gouging on infant formula illegal
In response to the nationwide infant formula shortage, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors adopted an urgency ordinance to enforce rules against price gouging. Sunday, 8:40 AM

The Supreme Court 'bows out' on abortion, former federal judge says
The Supreme Court's reversal of Roe v. Wade will likely call into question further limitations on women's reproductive rights and contraception, retired U.S. district court Judge Abraham D. Sofaer said in a legal analysis on June 24. Saturday, 9:46 AM | 1 comments

Around Town: Paly speech and debate team walks away from national tournament with first championship
In the latest column, news about the Palo Alto High Speech and Debate competitor who won a national championship, a first for the team, and an app challenge open to local middle and high school students. Saturday, 9:17 AM

Supreme Court overturns federal abortion rights
The U.S. Supreme Court reversed the court's Roe v. Wade decision granting women the federal right to an abortion in the United States on Friday. The decision sends authority to regulate abortion back to the states. Friday, 3:37 PM | 8 comments

Santa Clara, San Mateo counties officials vow support for out-of-state patients seeking abortions
Elected officials in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties vowed to protect women's rights to abortion and reproductive health care after the Supreme Court voted Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade. Friday, 4:12 PM

After Roe: What happens to abortion in California?
Now that the Supreme Court has overturned the Roe decision, here are key takeaways of what to expect for abortion in the state. They include politics, more legislation and changes for health care providers. Friday, 8:31 AM | 7 comments

First probable monkeypox case found in Santa Clara County
A suspected case of monkeypox virus is under investigation in Santa Clara County, the Public Health Department said Thursday. Thursday, 5:04 PM

'It was crazy.' Emerald Hills residents watched flames from Edgewood Fire erupt just a few hundred feet away
Locals packed up kids, dogs and even horses when the Edgewood Fire prompted evacuation orders on Tuesday. Emerald Hills returned to a neighborhood dusted with a bright pink coating of fire retardant. Friday, 12:29 PM

Local parents take kids 6 months and older for COVID vaccinations at new Mountain View clinic
Santa Clara County's newest vaccination site in Mountain View opened Tuesday. Anyone 6 months or older can now receive a Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 shot. Thursday, 5:15 PM

Up close and personal: 2022 Peninsula Photo Contest winners bring focus to obscure moments
Whether viewing the world from underwater or using a flash to illuminate everyday objects in a new way, the winning images in this year's contest bring unique insight to life's otherwise ordinary moments. Friday, 6:59 AM

Sweeping deal aims to transform former Fry's Electronics site
Palo Alto and The Sobrato Organization have reached a deal that would pave the way for new townhomes, a park, affordable housing and retention of research space at 340 Portage Ave. Wednesday, 9:50 AM | 6 comments

Palo Alto passes emergency law to restrict firearms shops

Update: Stanford cancels classes through Friday due to power outage

Public can resume commenting to school board via Zoom in the fall

Fire near Edgewood Park now 98% contained

Bill to remove police radio encryption faces pushback

Palo Alto council backs design revisions to proposed LifeMoves shelter

It's showtime: Stanford Theatre to reopen on July 9

Palo Alto passes 'restoration' budget as revenues recover

Stanford researchers link COVID brain fog to 'chemo brain'

Coronavirus central: Track the latest vaccination and case counts

Photo essay: Life under the coronavirus

PUBLIC AGENDA: Potential expansion of Mitchell Park dog park; Housing Element discussion


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