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Property owner seeks city's help to fill vacancy in Homer Avenue building
Citing anemic demand for downtown office space in the aftermath of the pandemic, a Palo Alto developer is asking the city... Last comment 12 hours ago | 9 comments

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 3 hours ago | 63 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 on Sep 26, 2023 at 7:43 pm | 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 on Sep 26, 2023 at 1:47 pm | 43 comments

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Palo Alto quietly abandons decades-long program to put overhead utilities underground
With little public debate, Palo Alto has largely abandoned its once popular program that buries power lines underground in residential neighborhoods. Some residents want to see the effort continue. Thursday, 7:37 AM | 16 comments

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's district attorney confirmed. Wednesday, 11:43 AM

Bike Palo Alto is back after four-year gap
Bike Palo Alto, a local bicycling event organized by volunteers, is back after a long pandemic hiatus. The two-hour fair will be held on Sunday, Oct. 1, from 1-3 p.m. at Fairmeadow Elementary School. Thursday, 7:37 AM | 5 comments

Opinion: The infamous ‘Palo Alto Process’ must go
Projects coming before the Palo Alto City Council and its committees take ages to get done. Current case in point? The grade separations of Caltrain tracks from the city's roads. Thursday, 7:38 AM | 6 comments

President Biden leaves Bay Area after campaign stops, meeting with science and tech advisors
President Joe Biden left the Bay Area via Air Force One on Wednesday evening, Sept. 27, around 6:30 p.m. after a day and a half of campaign fundraising stops and a meeting with science and tech advisors. Thursday, 5:34 PM

Lieutenant from Stanford's Department of Public Safety graduates from FBI National Academy
Lieutenant Ceasar Campos was part of a National Academy class that underwent intensive training, which included coursework in advanced investigative techniques. Thursday, 9:15 AM

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 | 9 comments

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 | 2 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

Large vegetation fire burning at University Avenue 101 interchange

President Biden arrives on Peninsula for campaign events, meeting with tech advisors

Newsom signs new California crime and school laws

Obituaries: Local residents who have died recently

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

Eichler-style fire station approved near Mitchell Park

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

Public Agenda: Parks & Recreation Commission talks about dog parks


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