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Palo Alto Unified maps out short- and long-term plans for Cubberley
After years of uncertainty and community brainstorming, the Palo Alto Unified School District is closing in on a plan for... Last comment on Oct 22, 2021 at 5:34 am | 9 comments

To support affordable housing, Palo Alto hikes developer 'impact fees'
Commercial builders in Palo Alto will have to pay significantly more to support the city's affordable housing projects after... Last comment on Oct 22, 2021 at 5:12 pm | 12 comments

City moves to expand tree-protection rules
Palo Alto famously loves its trees -- as its namesake redwood, official seal and Urban Forest Master Plan proudly testify.... Last comment on Oct 19, 2021 at 7:15 pm | 16 comments

Utility customers to get 'smart meters'
In a move that aims to make Palo Alto's utilities more efficient, city leaders voted to approve $18.1 million in contracts... Last comment on Oct 19, 2021 at 7:53 pm | 9 comments

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How a Palo Alto mother survived 48 freezing hours, lost in the Sierras
During her 48 hours lost and alone somewhere in the Sierra National Forest, Jolly Bose faced temperatures so low her breath crystalized as soon as it left her mouth. Yet, even as she awaited rescue, she never lost her composure. Saturday, 7:58 PM

Making a local call? Starting Sunday, you'll need to use the area code
Starting on Sunday, Oct. 24, all phone calls on the Peninsula-- even local ones -- will require the three-digit area code, the FCC announced. Saturday, 3:54 PM | 1 comments

City warns Google co-founder Larry Page about using a home for business purposes
The city of Palo Alto has issued a notice of violation to a company connected to Google co-founder Larry Page warning that a business should not be operating out of a house in the Old Palo Alto neighborhood. Friday, 9:13 AM | 8 comments

Palo Alto fails in attempt to appeal housing mandates
Palo Alto's attempt to lower its housing mandate fell flat Friday afternoon, when the Association of Bay Area Governments swiftly and emphatically swatted down the city's appeal. Friday, 3:19 PM | 8 comments

Santa Clara County health officials urge COVID booster shots after update to federal guidance
Santa Clara County public health officials urged eligible residents Friday to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose following an update to federal guidance about who should get a booster and when. Friday, 4:46 PM

National Weather Service issues advisories for Bay Area ahead of Sunday's atmospheric river
The National Weather Service has issued several weather advisories for various parts of the Bay Area beginning Sunday, including a Flash Flood Watch and advisories for wind and high surf.
Saturday, 10:33 AM

Around Town: Midpen Media Center marks reopening at open house
In the latest Around Town column, news about the Midpen Media Center welcoming locals back to its studios, City Council members taking part in a simulated earthquake drill and a Stanford professor's family reaction to his Nobel prize. Saturday, 9:01 AM

Police to start informing the public of all hate crimes
With eight reported hate crimes overall in Palo Alto so far this year, two of them violent, police are stepping up their public reporting of these incidents. Friday, 9:28 AM | 7 comments

Palo Alto Unified maps out short- and long-term plans for Cubberley
After years of uncertainty and community brainstorming, the Palo Alto Unified School District is closing in on a plan for its portion of Cubberley Community Center, the rundown 35-acre former high school in south Palo Alto. Wednesday, 9:51 AM | 9 comments

New tax figures hint at economic recovery, but not quite to prepandemic levels
After falling into a deep funk in spring 2020, Palo Alto's economy is starting to show signs of life, with hotel and sales tax revenues now exceeding the city's projections, a new analysis shows. Wednesday, 3:46 PM | 1 comments

Menlo Church investigation finds no evidence of sexual misconduct
Zero Abuse Project, a nonprofit specializing in combating child sexual abuse, found no direct evidence of sexual misconduct following a 10-month investigation involving the son of the former pastor of Menlo Church. Friday, 12:30 PM

A biblical plague or a winged love story? The truth about California's termite swarms
Fall rains bring annual termite swarms in Redwood City. Thursday, 1:00 PM | 1 comments

Former tutor now faces 55 counts related to alleged lewd acts on students

To support affordable housing, Palo Alto hikes developer 'impact fees'

Local woman found safe after missing for two days in Sierra National Forest

Coronavirus central: FDA approves Moderna, J&J boosters and 'mix and match' vaccinations

Elizabeth Holmes trial: Former Theranos project manager testifies no intent to deceive

Man arrested for indecent exposure at city park

Santa Clara County supervisors seek to create a new clinic serving north county

Palo Alto set to strengthen tree protection rules

'Get the Zuck out': Protesters call for Mark Zuckerberg's removal as Facebook CEO

A death at the Opportunity Center raises questions about security and care

Photo essay: Life under the coronavirus

PUBLIC AGENDA: Prescreening hearings for housing projects; discussion on new pickleball court rules


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