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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 2 hours ago | 14 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 3 hours ago | 76 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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"Net Neutrality protest"
Protest in front of Verizon store on University Avenue. Submitted by Harjanto Sumali on Dec 8, 2017


As e-biking accelerates, Palo Alto eyes new restrictions in nature preserves
With e-bikes growing in popularity, Palo Alto officials are racing to keep up with the changing legal landscape and impose new rules aimed at protecting sensitive habitats. Wednesday, 9:46 AM | 10 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 against the university and some of its top administrators last week. Wednesday, 9:40 AM | 1 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 mall made off with an estimated $35,000 in merchandise, Palo Alto police said. Wednesday, 12:07 PM | 1 comments

Youth Community Service receives $225,000 from Santa Clara County
The Board of Supervisors recently approved $225,000 for Youth Community Service, a nonprofit that provides support services for youth, to expand its substance and suicide prevention programs. Wednesday, 9:42 AM

Wildfire vegetation management begins on Arastradero Road
This week, crews started roadside vegetation management work along Arastradero Road to clear the thoroughfare of debris and to create a safe evacuation route in the event of a wildfire or other disaster. Wednesday, 9:28 AM

Hopeful and hopeless: City signs off on plan to add 6,000 residences
More than two years in the making, Palo Alto's ambitious plan to add more than 6,000 housing units by 2031 is finally ready for prime time. Tuesday, 12:31 AM | 19 comments

Cold front expected to bring rain, wind and frost to Bay Area by Thursday
A cold front will bring wind and rain late Wednesday to the north bay and spread to the rest of the Bay Area by Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. Wednesday, 12:27 PM

Palo Alto police accused of excessive force in lawsuit
A woman filed a lawsuit against the Palo Alto Police Department last week claiming that she suffered numerous injuries, including a torn ligament, during an unlawful arrest in October 2021. Tuesday, 9:35 AM | 12 comments

End of an era: David Shaw closes door on 'magical' tenure as Stanford's football coach
The winningest football coach in the university's history looked back at his "magical" tenure and announced plans to spend time with his family during a press conference on Monday. Monday, 3:38 PM | 2 comments

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 | 15 comments

Around Town: Palo Alto-raised musician in the running for two Grammys

Four Seasons transforms outdoor terrace into holiday pop-up

Bay Area air district offering buyback program for older, high-polluting vehicles

Driver in Redwood City collision that killed parents of twins arraigned, held without bond

Holiday Fund: Community Legal Services defends tenants in need

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

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

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

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

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