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Alma Street plagued with vehicle crashes resulting in injuries, vehicle damage and road closures
Three separate car crashes have taken place across Alma Street in less than a month, resulting in multiple injuries, damaged... Last comment 46 minutes ago | 10 comments

'Great urban design' or 'Affront to democracy'? High-rise project ignites debate over city growth
Depending on whom you ask, the proposed high-rise development near the California Avenue Caltrain station is either an exemplar... Last comment on Dec 4, 2023 at 3:02 pm | 29 comments

Julie Lythcott-Haims weighs run for Congress seat
Author and Palo Alto City Council member Julie Lythcott-Haims is considering jumping into the race to succeed Rep. Anna Eshoo... Last comment on Dec 5, 2023 at 9:02 pm | 22 comments

Simitian announces bid to succeed Eshoo in Congress
Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian formally announced on Wednesday his candidacy to replace U.S. Congresswoman Anna... Last comment on Dec 5, 2023 at 9:36 am | 24 comments

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Stanford lightweight rowing earned a bid to the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) Championships on Tuesday. Photo courtesy of Stanford Athletics. Submitted by Rick Eymer on May 21, 2019


In race to succeed Eshoo in Congress, Evan Low is in and Josh Becker is out
The race to succeed Anna Eshoo in the U.S. Congress continued to solidify this week, with Assembly member Evan Low, D-Campbell, confirming his intention to run and State Sen. Josh Becker, saying he plans to remain in Sacramento. Wednesday, 5:17 PM

Rare Palo Alto beaver dies
A beaver that was recolonizing the Matadero Creek in Palo Alto and taken to the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley after it appeared to be sick has died, the center staff has reported. Tuesday, 5:12 PM | 14 comments

Delivery robots roaming the streets? Mountain View's trying them out
The bots are coming back, for the third time, to Mountain View's streets in an updated pilot program that would allow automated delivery devices on the city's sidewalks, crosswalks and possibly its bike lanes. Wednesday, 12:05 PM | 1 comments

Legislative analyst: State to face $58 billion, three-year budget deficit
In the first glimpse at a dark financial forecast, the Legislative Analyst's Office reported that the next California state budget will likely face a three-year $58 billion deficit, on the magnitude of the 2008 recession. Wednesday, 11:55 AM

Survey shows growing frustrations with Palo Alto utilities
Palo Alto's latest citizen survey points to a welcome shift over the past year in residents' opinions about their local government, as well as a more concerning one when it comes to municipal utilities. Wednesday, 11:36 AM

Alma Street plagued with vehicle crashes resulting in injuries, vehicle damage and road closures
Three separate car crashes have taken place across Alma Street in less than a month, resulting in multiple injuries, damaged vehicles and temporary road closures. Wednesday, 8:22 AM | 10 comments

Palo Alto eager to expand 'safe parking' programs for vehicle dwellers
Calling it a small but crucial tool for addressing homelessness, Palo Alto agreed on Monday to expand and make permanent a program that allows local congregations to devote parking spaces to vehicle dwellers. Monday, 10:57 PM | 3 comments

Housing or parking? Palo Alto considers new proposals for downtown parking lots
Should Palo Alto's downtown parking lots be redeveloped to make way for affordable housing, new garages, or both? That's the question the City Council will weigh later this month, as it reviews proposals from two housing developers. Wednesday, 8:25 AM | 8 comments

Opinion: Banning the public from Palo Alto City Hall
In one more blow to city transparency and an open government, Palo Alto City Hall is now closed to the public -- the ground floor is open, but non-staff cannot go to any other floor unless they have an escort and permission. Tuesday, 11:35 AM | 8 comments

Palo Alto council members back salary hikes for themselves
The Palo Alto City Council completed one of its fastest salary negotiations in recent history on Monday night, when it swiftly agreed to raise compensation for council members. Monday, 11:48 PM | 3 comments

Buena Vista man pleads guilty to trailer park murder
A man who stabbed a Buena Vista Mobile Home Park resident to death in 2019 has pleaded no contest to multiple violent felonies, including second-degree murder, a Santa Clara County prosecutor said last week. Monday, 3:00 PM | 1 comments

Palo Alto set to raise salaries of city manager and city attorney
After approving salary increases for most City Hall workers over the past year, the Palo Alto City Council is now preparing to raise salaries of two top staff members: the city manager and the city attorney. Monday, 10:28 AM | 7 comments

Police: Woman arrested after burglarizing occupied home in University South

Julie Lythcott-Haims explores run for Congress seat

Police reopen Alma Street after 2-car crash

Citing urgency of climate change, Palo Alto resident enters race for Eshoo's seat in Congress

Around Town: the Holiday Train, a graphic novel for your marriage and a retiring ranger

Holiday Fund: Teaching the teachers

Health officials are advising the public to get vaccinations as respiratory illnesses spread

Obituaries: Local residents who have died recently

'Great urban design' or 'Affront to democracy'? High-rise project ignites debate over city growth

Public Agenda: bicycle master plan, electricity reliability, long-range financial forecast


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