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Planned auto dealership gives bicyclists reason to cheer
Bicyclists rarely get excited about new car dealerships, but the one currently proposed for the former site of Ming's Restaurant... Last comment on Dec 7, 2022 at 12:10 pm | 21 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... Last comment on Dec 7, 2022 at 4:44 pm | 19 comments

Hopes dim for restoring former Fry's building
Poor conditions and new building codes have challenged the city's efforts to preserve the old cannery on Portage Avenue that... Last comment on Dec 5, 2022 at 1:32 pm | 21 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... Last comment on Dec 8, 2022 at 11:39 am | 67 comments

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Local law enforcement owns millions of dollars in 'military equipment.' A new state bill seeks to regulate all of that.
California's police departments and sheriff's offices are facing unprecedented oversight of their so-called "military equipment" arsenals, including law enforcement agencies in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Friday, 6:59 AM | 4 comments

East Palo Alto breaks ground on University Avenue pedestrian overcrossing
A long-awaited pedestrian-bicycle overcrossing that's expected to make for safe passage over U.S. Highway 101 at University Avenue in East Palo Alto broke ground on Friday. Friday, 5:41 PM

Affordable apartments debut at Wilton Court
Tenants have started to move into Wilton Court, the long-awaited, 59-apartment complex that recently opened its doors to low-income residents and individuals with disabilities. Friday, 6:58 AM | 11 comments

Stanford board committee hires former federal judge to lead review into president's research
Stanford's board of trustees has released more information about its plans to investigate President Marc Tessier-Lavigne's research due to allegations about potential scientific misconduct. Friday, 5:07 PM | 1 comments

Martha Barragan edges out Webster Lincoln in East Palo Alto City Council race
The tense race for two open seats came down to just 19 votes between Martha Barragan and Webster Lincoln. In the end, it was Barragan who won. Mayor Ruben Abrica was easily reelected. Thursday, 10:05 PM | 2 comments

Holiday Fund: Inspiring and connecting kids by making the arts accessible
Launched in 2021 with a grant from the Weekly's Holiday Fund, the Pacific Art League's Free Expressive Art Open Studio Sessions give kids the freedom to create. Friday, 6:58 AM

Citing housing shortage, Palo Alto eyes new rules to limit Airbnb rentals
Concerned about the growing number of Airbnb listings throughout the city, three City Council members are proposing new rules to ensure these short-term rentals are sufficiently regulated and paying their fair share in taxes. Thursday, 9:06 AM | 15 comments

Supervisors vote to let newly-elected sheriff start early in wake of predecessor's resignation
Santa Clara County Sheriff-elect Bob Jonsen will assume his duties one month early after his embattled predecessor abruptly resigned. Thursday, 9:25 AM

Convicted Theranos executive Sunny Balwani sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison
A judge on Wednesday sentenced former Theranos president and chief operating officer Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani to a prison term of 12 years and 11 months, followed by three years of supervised release. Wednesday, 3:27 PM | 6 comments

'A collective hug': Hundreds of mourners gather to celebrate the lives of beloved Palo Alto natives
Grace Spiridon and Greg Ammen, who were killed in a Nov. 4 car collision in Redwood City, were remembered as loyal friends, beloved children and adoring parents during a Dec. 3 memorial. Wednesday, 4:40 PM

COVID levels in Palo Alto sewershed reach pandemic high

Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry moves across Atherton to $30M home

Becker bill looks to transform parking lots into energy generators

Punching bags, kettlebells and Hawaiian vibes: Boxing gym set to open on Cal. Ave.

Palo Alto seeks greater say in Stanford growth plan

With City Council's approval, Mercedes-Benz dealership crosses the finish line

Police arrest man in connection with Menlo Park dating app assault

Palo Alto rejects recommendations to have county vet its ballot questions

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

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

PUBLIC AGENDA: Regulations for short-term rentals; plans for advanced water purification system


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