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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 1 minute ago | 11 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 22 hours ago | 64 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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Firefighters file lawsuit against NASA, alleging they were pushed out because of age and union activities
After 28 years of service, two firefighters stationed at NASA's Moffett Field in Mountain View filed a discrimination lawsuit last week against the federal agency and two of its contractors. Saturday, 9:09 AM

Local athletes turn out in droves Friday for the annual Moonlight Run
Back for its 39th year, the Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run & Walk drew runners, walkers and canines to the Palo Alto Baylands Friday night, Sept. 29. Friday, 11:00 PM | 1 comments

Rinconada dog park? Palo Alto eyes new sites for pet projects
Dog owners in south Palo Alto have plenty of reasons to get excited as they watch the city add new fenced play areas for their furry companions. But things are different in the north, where supply hasn't kept up with demand. Friday, 7:53 AM | 3 comments

With the death of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, whom will Newsom appoint?
The death of Dianne Feinstein, California's groundbreaking senior senator for more than three decades, was announced today, scrambling politics in both her home state and Washington, D.C. Friday, 9:54 AM

Local leaders share statements on the late U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein's 'trailblazing' leadership
U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the longest-serving woman senator in the country's history and the first woman to be San Francisco's mayor, has died at the age of 90. Local leaders share their thoughts on her groundbreaking career. Friday, 12:38 PM | 3 comments

Caltrans bridge work to close U.S. 101 southbound lanes in Redwood City this weekend
U.S. 101 Southbound will be closed for 55 hours this weekend between Brittan and Whipple avenues in Redwood City for construction on the Cordilleras Creek Bridge, Caltrans announced. Friday, 12:43 PM

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. Friday, 8:37 AM | 17 comments

Citing privacy concerns, Menlo Park says no to automated license plate readers
While other local towns, aiming to reduce crime, have opted to install automatic license plate readers and gunshot detection services, the Menlo Park City Council veered in a different direction at its Sept. 26 meeting. Friday, 8:27 AM

Around Town: Of bats, beavers, bones and a heckuva blowout
In this week's Around Town column, read about the new California Dinosaur Garden, the state of Palo Alto's wildlife and an upcoming celebration at Mike's Diner Bar. Friday, 9:04 AM

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

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

Large vegetation fire burning at University Avenue 101 interchange

Opinion: The infamous ‘Palo Alto Process’ must go

Bike Palo Alto is back after four-year gap

Gavin Newsom signs law boosting minimum wage for fast-food workers. Is $20 enough?

Palo Alto set to make Juneteenth and Cesar Chavez Day city holidays

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

Public Agenda: new city holidays, zoning for electrification


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