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Planned auto dealership gives bicyclists reason to cheer
Bicyclists rarely get excited about new car dealerships, but the one currently proposed for the former site of Ming's Restaurant... Last comment on Dec 7, 2022 at 12:10 pm | 21 comments

Soccer star's parents sue Stanford University after her death
The parents of a Stanford women's soccer star who died by suicide after learning she faced disciplinary action filed a lawsuit... Last comment on Dec 7, 2022 at 4:44 pm | 19 comments

Hopes dim for restoring former Fry's building
Poor conditions and new building codes have challenged the city's efforts to preserve the old cannery on Portage Avenue that... Last comment on Dec 5, 2022 at 1:32 pm | 21 comments

Thieves take $35K in merchandise from Apple store on Black Friday
Two people who entered the Apple store at Stanford Shopping Center on Nov. 25 during busy Black Friday sales events at the... Last comment 8 hours ago | 67 comments

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Citing housing shortage, Palo Alto eyes new rules to limit Airbnb rentals
Concerned about the growing number of Airbnb listings throughout the city, three City Council members are proposing new rules to ensure these short-term rentals are sufficiently regulated and paying their fair share in taxes. Thursday, 9:06 AM | 12 comments

Supervisors vote to let newly-elected sheriff start early in wake of predecessor's resignation
Santa Clara County Sheriff-elect Bob Jonsen will assume his duties one month early after his embattled predecessor abruptly resigned. Thursday, 9:25 AM

Convicted Theranos executive Sunny Balwani sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison
A judge on Wednesday sentenced former Theranos president and chief operating officer Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani to a prison term of 12 years and 11 months, followed by three years of supervised release. Wednesday, 3:27 PM | 6 comments

'A collective hug': Hundreds of mourners gather to celebrate the lives of beloved Palo Alto natives
Grace Spiridon and Greg Ammen, who were killed in a Nov. 4 car collision in Redwood City, were remembered as loyal friends, beloved children and adoring parents during a Dec. 3 memorial. Wednesday, 4:40 PM

COVID levels in Palo Alto sewershed reach pandemic high
While transmission of respiratory syncytial virus has begun to plateau in Santa Clara County, the county's top health official said Tuesday that COVID-19 and flu transmission continue to rise. Wednesday, 8:54 AM | 6 comments

Becker bill looks to transform parking lots into energy generators
Seeking to transform parking lots into generators of clean energy, state Sen. Josh Becker has proposed a bill that would offer tax incentives for companies to build solar canopies on their properties. Thursday, 9:36 AM

Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry moves across Atherton to $30M home
Property records show that Atherton can still count Warriors star Stephen Curry among its residents, despite having sold his family's West Atherton home late last year. Wednesday, 3:54 PM

Punching bags, kettlebells and Hawaiian vibes: Boxing gym set to open on Cal. Ave.
Nito Boxing, the newest gym looking to entrench itself on California Avenue's "Fitness Row," has a grand vision for its first mainland location. Wednesday, 9:26 AM | 4 comments

Palo Alto seeks greater say in Stanford growth plan
​​As Santa Clara County prepares to adopt a new plan to govern Stanford University's growth, Palo Alto officials are pushing for more housing, expanded shuttle services and a seat at the table in the coming negotiations. Tuesday, 1:03 AM | 12 comments

With City Council's approval, Mercedes-Benz dealership crosses the finish line
A proposed Mercedes-Benz dealership cruised past the finish line Monday night when the City Council gave the project at the former Ming's Restaurant site its enthusiastic blessing. Tuesday, 9:50 AM | 3 comments

Police arrest man in connection with Menlo Park dating app assault

New blood, Big Oil: California Legislature starts special session

Palo Alto rejects recommendations to have county vet its ballot questions

UPDATE: Boy, 12, who was reported missing out of Palo Alto found safe

Santa Clara County district attorney to leave Twitter due to hate speech, calls on other DAs to follow suit

VIDEO: As Apple employees watch helplessly, thieves take $35K in merchandise on Black Friday

Palo Alto family gives $100K to Holiday Fund

Holiday Fund: Women's shelter gives guests a place to stay during the year's coldest months

The season of giving: Local nonprofits you can help over the holidays

Coronavirus central: FDA expands eligibility for omicron booster vaccines to children ages 5-11

PUBLIC AGENDA: Regulations for short-term rentals; plans for advanced water purification system


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