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 11 hours ago | 73 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 4 hours ago | 87 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 15 minutes ago | 35 comments
"It's a Big world"
At Carnaval, San Francisco. Submitted by Laurie Naiman on Aug 31, 2018
Off Deadline: Why don't more people care about the stealing of their privacy?
Protecting -- or losing -- one's personal privacy is becoming a political hot topic. Saturday, 10:55 AM | 5 comments
Episode 171: Charter school expansion debate; downtown office cap repealed
Weekly journalists delve into the Ravenswood City School District debate over a charter school's expansion proposal; recap Palo Alto's move to allow more commercial development downtown; and discuss Gov. Gavin Newsom's new vision for California's high-speed-rail project. Friday, 5:27 PM
Report: Inequality on the rise in Silicon Valley
Despite a sizzling economy and an influx of wealth, Silicon Valley remains a bastion of inequality, with more residents now struggling to afford the growing costs of housing, child care and transportation, according to a newly released snapshot of the regional economy. Friday, 4:05 PM | 7 comments
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 | 9 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 | 8 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 | 14 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 | 23 comments
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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.