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After two students are struck by cars, parents call for more traffic safety
Palo Alto parents are calling for more traffic-safety measures after two children were hit by cars in separate collisions,... Last comment 2 hours ago | 59 comments

New studies aim to speed up Palo Alto's redesign of rail crossings
Eager to take advantage of recently acquired federal and state grants, Palo Alto is preparing to speed up its tortuous, decade-long... Last comment on Sep 25, 2023 at 9:46 pm | 13 comments

Eichler-style fire station approved near Mitchell Park
Palo Alto passed a critical milestone Thursday in its plan to replace the aged and undersized fire station near Mitchell... Last comment 15 hours ago | 6 comments

City urged to think bigger as it rezones San Antonio Road for housing
As Palo Alto prepares to transform an industrial area around San Antonio Road into the city's next residential hub, housing... Last comment 21 hours ago | 43 comments

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"IRA Nationals at Stanford ligh"
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


Palo Alto set to make Juneteenth and Cesar Chavez Day city holidays
Palo Alto's elected leaders all agree that creating more holidays will help spread awareness, show inclusiveness and combat hate crimes. To that end, they will consider designating Juneteenth and Cesar Chavez Day as paid holidays. Wednesday, 7:52 AM

Driver hits two parked cars, flips vehicle on Emerson
Emergency vehicles swarmed a downtown Palo Alto block on Tuesday afternoon after a driver sideswiped two parked cars and flipped his vehicle on Emerson Street. Wednesday, 7:55 AM | 1 comments

Large vegetation fire burning at University Avenue 101 interchange
Firefighters were responding to a large fire that burned shrubs and trees at University Avenue and the U.S. Highway 101 interchange on Tuesday night. Tuesday, 8:54 PM | 1 comments

Trainer connected with death of Palo Alto dog charged in Massachusetts case
A woman who was under investigation for the disappearance and death of a Palo Alto family's beloved German shepherd in January has been arrested and charged in Massachusetts in connection with a dog-training scam. Tuesday, 11:58 PM | 2 comments

Saying they want a seat at the table, Palo Alto Weekly journalists join effort to form a new, company-wide union
Newsroom employees at Embarcadero Media announced that they are forming a union on Tuesday. The proposed Embarcadero Community News Guild includes reporters, editors, visual journalists and designers. Wednesday, 8:07 AM | 7 comments

Governor signs two Berman bills that target greater gun safety
On Sept. 26 Gov. Gavin Newsom signed bills, authored by Assembly member Marc Berman, that empower the state DOJ to conduct firearm inspection and that require sellers to provide information about the risks of gun ownership. Wednesday, 7:48 AM

Serial killer John Getreu dies in prison
John Arthur Getreu, the serial killer who was sentenced to life in prison for the strangulation murders of two women in the 1970s on Stanford University land, has died in state prison, San Mateo County District Attorney confirmed. Wednesday, 9:47 AM

President Biden arrives on Peninsula for campaign events, meeting with tech advisors
Biden landed at Moffett Federal Airfield in Mountain View at 3:17 p.m. on Sept. 26 after a visit earlier in the day with autoworkers on strike in Detroit, according to pool media reports. Tuesday, 6:21 PM | 2 comments

'Report dead birds,' San Mateo County vector control says, as West Nile virus detected
A small number of wild birds have tested positive for West Nile virus in Redwood City, Menlo Park and other parts of San Mateo County, prompting authorities to ask the public to report any dead birds they encounter. Tuesday, 12:12 PM

Newsom signs new California crime and school laws
On Monday, Sept. 25, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 14 into law, reclassifying child sex trafficking into a serious felony with increased prison sentences. Tuesday, 12:48 PM

Obituaries: Local residents who have died recently

Newsom signs bill seeking to protect LGBTQ+ youth from hostile foster homes

Property owner seeks city's help to fill vacancy in Homer Avenue building

Eichler-style fire station approved near Mitchell Park

Iconic restaurant The Fish Market auctions décor, equipment and furniture in online auction

Stroller-friendly run club to race at Palo Alto Weekly's annual Moonlight Run

Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run & Walk race night guide

Pedestrian struck, killed by California Highway Patrol officer with DUI suspect in vehicle on Highway 92

City hopes to lure growth — and grants — to San Antonio Road

Public Agenda: Parks & Recreation Commission talks about dog parks


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