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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 1 hour ago | 71 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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"Albany at Stanford"
Kelsey Bing recorded seven saves for Stanford. Photo by Hector Garcia-Molina/Stanford Athletics. Submitted by Rick on Nov 7, 2019


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 | 10 comments

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 | 1 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

Bay Area air district offering buyback program for older, high-polluting vehicles
Bay Area residents with a vehicle made before 1999 can receive up to $1,200 as part of a buyback program to improve local air quality, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District announced Monday. Tuesday, 8:50 AM

The season of giving: Local nonprofits you can help over the holidays
There's no better way to embrace the holiday spirit than giving back. On the Midpeninsula, there are many opportunities to lend a helping hand, from contributing toys and food to collecting clothes and funds. Tuesday, 9:35 AM | 1 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
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 | 5 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

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 | 2 comments

Prohibition rum runners and deadly shipwrecks: Pescadero's Pigeon Point Lighthouse turns 150

Beavers may help lessen damage from drought

Holiday Fund: Community Legal Services defends tenants in need

Ravenswood School District sends off longtime trustee

Man arrested for Stanford Shopping Center drive-by shooting

Math tutor charged with molestation faces accusers at preliminary hearing

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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