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Bicycling in the dark: Local cyclists offer tips for safer riding in the evenings
With the shorter days of standard time, Palo Alto bicyclists have more obstacles to navigate, from the glare of the setting... Last comment on Nov 25, 2022 at 11:51 am | 10 comments

Guest Opinion: Palo Alto is ready for more housing
You're 80 years old. You've lived in your apartment for decades. Your landlord keeps the rent low. You're walking distance... Last comment 2 hours ago | 67 comments

Downtown development moves ahead despite criticism
A proposal to construct a mixed-use building with 65 apartments on University Avenue eked out an early win, despite criticism... Last comment on Nov 23, 2022 at 11:43 am | 28 comments

Judge sentences Elizabeth Holmes to over 11 years in prison
A federal judge sentenced Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes to 11 years and three months in prison on Friday, citing... Last comment on Nov 23, 2022 at 12:38 am | 20 comments

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Stanford football director immediately resigns after Saturday's loss
Stanford University's winningest head coach and director of football, David Shaw, has resigned effective immediately, following the team's Saturday 35-26 loss to Brigham Young University, the university announced on Sunday. Sunday, 11:21 AM | 10 comments

Around Town: Palo Alto-raised musician in the running for two Grammys
Read news about a Palo Alto native's two Grammy nominations, a local library participating in a pilot of the Resilient Libraries Network and a chance for locals to put a new law on the books. Saturday, 10:11 AM | 2 comments

Apple urged to protect reproductive health data
Backed by a coalition of 10 other attorneys general, California Attorney General Rob Bonta is urging Apple to protect people's reproductive health information from third-party apps. Sunday, 7:25 PM | 1 comments

Ravenswood School District sends off longtime trustee
Local officials came out in full force on Nov. 17 to honor outgoing Ravenswood City School District trustee Ana Maria Pulido, who served 12 years on the governing board. Saturday, 10:10 AM

Prohibition rum runners and deadly shipwrecks: Pescadero's Pigeon Point Lighthouse turns 150
The local landmark that hosts daytrippers and hostel guests alike is about to undergo renovations that could increase public access. Sunday, 8:36 AM

Form Fitness told to leave after failing to pay rent
After more than two decades in downtown Palo Alto, Form Fitness now appears to be entering its final stretch. Friday, 6:59 AM | 14 comments

Driver in Redwood City collision that killed parents of twins arraigned, held without bond
The two Redwood City drivers facing second-degree murder charges for their involvement in a major vehicle collision that resulted in the death of a San Carlos couple appeared before a judge on Tuesday. Friday, 9:02 AM | 9 comments

Four Seasons transforms outdoor terrace into holiday pop-up
The Four Seasons Silicon Valley hotel has brought back a seasonal pop-up on its outdoor terrace, turning the space with semi-private wooden chalets, holiday foods, a sweet shop, fake snow and other holiday decor. Friday, 6:59 AM

Beavers may help lessen damage from drought
Climate-driven droughts that create water-quality issues are proving to have a formidable foe: beavers. Friday, 6:58 AM | 2 comments

Holiday Fund: Community Legal Services defends tenants in need
When Bonnie Louisa Ball-Mendoza's landlord moved to evict her, Community Legal Services helped fight the eviction in court. The court determined that the landlord actually owed her close to $10,000. Friday, 6:58 AM

Man arrested for Stanford Shopping Center drive-by shooting

Math tutor charged with molestation faces accusers at preliminary hearing

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

Woman arrested for burglarizing home — again

Menlo Park resident confronts intruder in her kitchen; police link suspect to thefts in 3 cities

Judge sentences Elizabeth Holmes to over 11 years in prison

Jonsen declares victory in sheriff's race, but Jensen doesn't concede

Ruben Abrica leaps to the top in East Palo Alto council pack; newcomers in tight race for second seat

Battling bias in law enforcement: What data reveals about the Palo Alto police

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

PUBLIC AGENDA: Discussions of draft Housing Element, proposed condominium development


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