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Fallen trees cause power outages for about 2,500 Palo Alto Utilities customers
Strong winds and stormy conditions caused trees to fall down in Palo Alto, where two separate power outages are impacting... Last comment on Mar 17, 2023 at 6:41 pm | 32 comments

Midtown zoning dispute puts City Council in a bind
When Nitin Handa bought a parcel of land last November, he had every intention of building a home and few reasons to think... Last comment 4 hours ago | 21 comments

As retail trends shift, Palo Alto looks for new economic strategy
Faced with high vacancies and fewer daytime workers to support businesses, Palo Alto is moving toward adopting a new economic... Last comment on Mar 19, 2023 at 2:48 am | 21 comments

Tensions flare over creek authority's plan to replace bridges, widen channel
Despite a funding shortage and pockets of resistance from residents along San Francisquito Creek, an agency charged with... Last comment on Mar 16, 2023 at 9:32 am | 17 comments

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El Camino Health is first in the world to use new blood flow monitoring technology
El Camino Health announced Tuesday that it will begin using a new blood flow monitoring technology called FloPatch, a wearable ultrasound system that allows clinicians to more effectively treat patients with sepsis. Sunday, 8:00 AM | 1 comments

Palo Alto Unified looks to revive negotiations on Cubberley redevelopment
Seeking a breakthrough after decades of frustrating and largely fruitless negotiations, the Palo Alto school board this month submitted a letter to the city soliciting proposals for the redevelopment of Cubberley Community Center. Saturday, 8:51 AM | 4 comments

When regulators took over Silicon Valley Bank, startups scrambled to make payroll
A bank run that prompted the country's 16th largest bank to become insolvent was a shocking reality that many in the local tech industry have dealt with over the past week. Friday, 7:06 AM | 3 comments

Santa Clara County sheriff reports over a dozen fentanyl overdoses in one week at correctional facility
Santa Clara County Sheriff Robert Jonsen is drawing attention to a rash of fentanyl overdoses and exposures at the Elmwood Correctional Facility in Milpitas, he said in a release on Wednesday. Saturday, 8:37 AM

Malcolm Harris details the legacy of Stanford, Hoover, eugenics in interview
Malcolm Harris, author of "Palo Alto: A History of California Capitalism, and the World," joined Weekly staff to talk about the legacy of Leland Stanford and Herbert Hoover and his experiences in the city. Friday, 9:55 AM | 11 comments

Around Town: New documentary puts Aaron Persky's removal from bench back in the spotlight
Read news about a new documentary that reevaluates the recall of Aaron Persky as a Superior Court judge and current and former female mayors who dined together on International Women's Day. Friday, 9:08 AM | 2 comments

Judge hears Elizabeth Holmes' request to remain free while appeal resolved
At a court hearing on Friday morning, lawyers for convicted Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes argued that her upcoming prison term should be delayed until a higher court has reviewed the case. Friday, 1:49 PM | 2 comments

City Hall error jeopardizes man's plan to build a home
When Nitin Handa bought a parcel of land last November, he had every intention of building a home and few reasons to think that his plan would become the focus of neighborhood angst. Wednesday, 9:12 AM | 21 comments

Two more atmospheric rivers could hit West Coast in next week, per preliminary forecasts
As many as two more atmospheric rivers could douse the already sodden West Coast in the next week, according to state weather experts. Friday, 9:54 AM

Palo Alto woman dies in Joshua Tree crash
A Palo Alto resident was killed in a crash with a pickup truck that left three others with moderate to major injuries in Joshua Tree over the weekend, according to the California Highway Patrol. Wednesday, 4:40 PM

Man arrested after violent assault in downtown Palo Alto apartment complex
A Palo Alto man allegedly beat a woman with a metal object at a downtown apartment complex Tuesday morning, leaving her bleeding on the ground with serious injuries, police said. Wednesday, 2:52 PM

Tech CEO arrested for peeping into woman's restroom stall in January now connected to three more cases, police say

Woman allegedly lied about 2 sexual assaults at Stanford campus last year

Update: Bomb threat called in to Stanford Shopping Center, search turns up nothing

Becker revives effort to address police radio encryption

As retail trends shift, Palo Alto looks for new economic strategy

After collapse, Silicon Valley Bank halts plan for Cal. Ave. branch

Fallen trees cause power outages for thousands of Palo Alto Utilities customers

Free textbooks? It could soon be a reality at California's community colleges

Swastikas, image of Hitler found drawn on Stanford student's dormitory door

Parasite outbreak blamed for killing hundreds of Bay Area pigeons

PUBLIC AGENDA: Changes to City Council protocols; proposed financial plans for utilities


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