Palo Alto scraps downtown office cap
Palo Alto’s bitter debate over how much commercial growth the city should accommodate heated up Monday night, when a divided... Last comment 1 hour ago | 71 comments
Newsom scales back high-speed-rail plans
California's decade-long dream of building a high-speed rail system between San Francisco and Los Angeles hit a dead end... Last comment 46 minutes ago | 79 comments
Plan for downtown Palo Alto garage stalls
Palo Alto’s multi-year effort to build a new downtown garage took a unexpected turn Monday night, when the City Council... Last comment on Feb 14, 2019 at 11:55 am | 19 comments
Therapists to lose home at landmark Mental Research Institute
Tension is building between therapists and the board of directors at a world-renowned Palo Alto mental health research institution. Read... Last comment 8 minutes ago | 34 comments
An Alternative View
by Diana Diamond
We need a new garage downtown Palo Alto -- forget about being politically correct
Feb 14, 2019 | 4 comments
"'Fog at Sunset'"
Fog rolling in at sunset to greet weekend (Montara Beach, California) Submitted by Nienke Ruinard on Aug 28, 2018
Conservationist leaves behind a legacy of land
After 46 years on the board of directors of Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, Nonette Hanko retired on Feb. 1, leaving to others the task of acquiring and preserving land. Friday, 6:49 AM | 7 comments
Ravenswood preliminarily offers KIPP shared middle school space
The Ravenswood school board unanimously agreed Thursday to preliminarily offer the growing KIPP Community Valiant Prep shared space at the district's new comprehensive middle school next fall, a proposal opposed by both the charter school and teachers and students at the district school. Friday, 9:02 AM | 3 comments
County seeks developer for new teacher housing project
With five North County school districts now offering support and funds, Santa Clara County officials are seeking a developer to build a teacher housing complex in Palo Alto.
Friday, 1:06 PM
Stanford construction site could be in violation of city law
Stanford University could be violating a city nuisance ordinance that prohibits storing building materials on a site where construction is not taking place, according to a city of Palo Alto code enforcement officer. Friday, 6:49 AM | 7 comments
Editorial: Council repeal of downtown cap is set-back for housing
Monday night's 4-3 decision to repeal a decades-old downtown growth policy designed to trigger a one-year pause on non-residential development when a cap is reached is a setback for both housing advocates and those concerned about traffic congestion and parking. Friday, 6:48 AM | 14 comments
Animal shelter employees get severance bonuses
With Pets In Need taking over Palo Alto's animal-services operation, the city is raising its severance payments to the five employees who are facing layoffs as a result of the new partnership. Thursday, 9:51 AM | 3 comments
What's open, closed on Presidents Day
A list of local and regional services that will be unavailable or operating on a modified schedule due to Presidents Day on Monday, Feb. 18. Thursday, 9:53 AM
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Short story writers wanted!
The 33rd Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 29. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.