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Audit finds flaws in Palo Alto's management of nonprofits
Palo Alto is preparing to tighten its policies around contracts with nonprofits after an audit found that the city's existing... Last comment on Jun 29, 2022 at 1:50 pm | 7 comments

Redefining downtowns: Cities bank on 1970s planning tool to bring in new housing
Many cities on the Peninsula and around the Bay Area that are relying on precise plans to transform their downtowns. Those... Last comment on Jun 23, 2022 at 10:13 pm | 19 comments

Opinion: Palo Alto's water use is not what it should be
Palo Alto has a strong sustainability focus. So, it was a surprise to learn that Palo Alto is ranked 22 out of 26 local water... Last comment on Jun 29, 2022 at 12:22 pm | 25 comments

Sweeping deal aims to transform former Fry's Electronics site
Palo Alto and The Sobrato Organization have reached a deal that would pave the way for new townhomes, a park, affordable... Last comment on Jun 24, 2022 at 10:42 am | 6 comments

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"Exhibit on U.S. presidents"
Life-sized cutouts of Abraham Lincoln, Bill Clinton and other U.S. presidents are scattered in an exhibit on display at Walter Hays Elementary School on Feb. 20, 2018. Photo by Connie Jo Cotton. Submitted by Jamey Padojino on Feb 21, 2018


Efforts to curb airplane noise leave Palo Alto leaders fuming
As the San Francisco International Airport explores new flights procedures for reducing airplane noise over Bay Area communities, Palo Alto is voicing frustrations that its concerns continue to fall under the radar. Friday, 8:57 AM | 15 comments

How abortion ruling could affect IVF and embryonic research
The end of federal abortion rights could inspire groups that seek to protect embryos to urge greater limits on in vitro fertilization and embryonic stem cell research, Stanford law professor Hank Greely said. Friday, 9:14 AM

Second suspected case of monkeypox identified in Santa Clara County
Another probable case of monkeypox has been found in a county resident, the county Public Health Department said Thursday. The case is not connected to a previous case announced on June 23. Friday, 9:27 AM

Police investigate racist graffiti at Pardee Park as a hate crime
Police are investigating racist graffiti left on a play structure at Eleanor Pardee Park as a hate crime. Investigators do not know when the incident occurred and there is no suspect information. Friday, 9:50 AM

​​Housing plan stretches Palo Alto's height limit
For decades, developers looking to build in Palo Alto faced a formidable restriction: a 50-foot height ceiling that limited most new buildings to four stories. The city's proposed plan for adding housing will test this limit. Wednesday, 11:20 PM | 4 comments

Is this a scam? Tips to identify fraud schemes and who to call for help
Scammers targeting older adults are experts at throwing their victims off balance by presenting urgent situations that can be solved only by the immediate transfer of cash. Friday, 6:59 AM | 1 comments

Here's what local city, transit services will be on hand this July Fourth
This year, the Fourth of July falls on a Monday, pausing some city of Palo Alto services and leading transportation agencies serving the area to run modified schedules in observance of the holiday. Friday, 9:30 AM

State budget boosts Palo Alto's effort to replace fire station, rebuild Newell Road Bridge
Palo Alto's effort to rebuild and modernize the Mitchell Park Fire Station received a big boost in the state budget after Assembly member Marc Berman secured $5.2 million for the project. Thursday, 9:45 AM

Sleeping man, found with stolen loaded gun in car, arrested
Police arrested a man earlier this week for allegedly possessing a stolen semi-automatic handgun that was loaded and equipped with a high-capacity magazine in downtown Palo Alto. Thursday, 9:53 AM | 9 comments

The Palo Alto City Council demanded details on revised police policies. Here's what the agency had to say.
Responding to a recent audit, the department has revised numerous policies pertaining to internal investigations and canine deployments. Wednesday, 11:41 AM | 2 comments

Santa Clara County supervisors want to increase fines, enforcement for tobacco sales violations

Hillsborough couple Bruce and Davina Isackson sentenced in college admissions scam

Audit finds flaws in Palo Alto's management of nonprofits

In their scrubs and white coats, Stanford doctors rally against Roe v. Wade decision

Downtown Streets Team CEO announces retirement from nonprofit

'It was crazy.' Emerald Hills residents watched flames from Edgewood Fire erupt just a few hundred feet away

Bay restoration project gets $1M grant for flood control

Up close and personal: 2022 Peninsula Photo Contest winners bring focus to obscure moments

Coronavirus central: FDA formally recommends modified vaccine boosters targeted at omicron subvariants

Photo essay: Life under the coronavirus

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