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Housing near Caltrain? Stanford's proposal nets mixed reaction
For decades, the downtown transit center has served as a focal point in Palo Alto's ambitious plans for commercial growth... Last comment 1 hour ago | 20 comments

Pets in Need Executive Director Al Mollica to resign
Al Mollica, the executive director of beleaguered animal advocacy organization Pets in Need, will resign, the nonprofit confirmed... Last comment on Nov 23, 2021 at 5:01 pm | 9 comments

Fletcher Middle School's dwindling size causes district to propose enrollment lottery
With the student body at Ellen Fletcher Middle School shrinking by over 30% since 2015, Palo Alto Unified is considering... Last comment on Nov 25, 2021 at 6:13 pm | 19 comments

A 'mythical bridge' no more: Palo Alto's new bike overpass is now open
A new overpass in Palo Alto that will provide yearround access to the Baylands, the new Adobe Reach trail and other outdoor... Last comment on Nov 24, 2021 at 5:49 pm | 13 comments

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Around Town: Palo Alto lights up the holidays with decoration contest
In the latest Around Town column, news about the city of Palo Alto's holiday decoration contest, the effort to restore Stanford Memorial Church's stained glass windows and an award for Mollie Stone's Markets. Saturday, 8:44 AM

Two injured in crash following illegal sideshow
Two people are hospitalized with major injuries after they fled from an illegal sideshow, sideswiped a police patrol car and crashed into a tree near the Palo Alto Baylands early Friday morning, police said. Friday, 9:54 AM | 9 comments

Police thwart 30 to 40 people in smash-and-grab attempt
A large group that tried to smash the door of The RealReal store ran off in 20 cars after police responded to the scene on Sunday. Two people who allegedly traveled with the caravan were later arrested. Friday, 10:36 AM | 5 comments

Holiday Fund: Where learning English is 'medicine for the people'
The Rosalie Rendu Center empowers Latino mothers and families to break the cycle of poverty through English as a second language, life skills and acculturation classes. Friday, 8:32 AM

Housing near Caltrain? Stanford's proposal nets mixed reaction
For decades, the downtown transit center has served as a focal point in Palo Alto's ambitious plans for commercial growth and railway improvement. Now, some see it as the perfect place to address the city's housing crisis. Wednesday, 9:15 AM | 20 comments

Another COVID holiday: Is California in a better place this year?
The answer is no in many parts of California: Eighteen counties, mostly rural ones, have more hospitalized COVID-19 patients today than a year ago. But urban counties are faring better. Wednesday, 9:30 AM | 2 comments

CHP to patrol Stanford Shopping Center, other malls amid smash-and-grab crime wave
Local malls will have a greater force of armed protection this holiday season. Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered the California Highway Patrol to increase their presence around malls throughout the state. Friday, 8:57 AM | 3 comments

Help local nonprofits spread cheer this holiday season
We've compiled a list of Midpeninsula nonprofits that are accepting donations to help make the holidays brighter for those in need. Friday, 8:57 AM | 1 comments

Coronavirus central: 90% of eligible residents in San Mateo County have received at least one vaccine dose
San Mateo County continues to outpace the rest of the Bay Area in COVID-19 vaccination rate as of Wednesday, with more than 90% of residents ages 5 and up having received at least one vaccine dose. Friday, 11:37 AM

After 80 mph, wrong-way flight on Embarcadero, man crashes stolen Mini Cooper into tree
A man attempted a harrowing escape from police on Monday and was arrested after he fled at high speed on Embarcadero Road, driving recklessly in the oncoming lane, a police spokesperson said. Tuesday, 2:30 PM | 2 comments

City services limited during Thanksgiving weekend
Most city services will be closed as usual for Thanksgiving Day on Thursday and the following Friday. Garbage pickup and transportation services plan to operate on modified schedules. Tuesday, 12:25 PM

Palo Alto looks to industrial sites to address housing shortage

A 'mythical bridge' no more: Palo Alto's new bike overpass is now open

Bay Area to receive $4.5B over five years in federal infrastructure package

Burlingame City Council member enters race to succeed Jackie Speier

Bay Area district attorneys form alliance against organized retail theft

Reports: Puppies likely died from heat stroke, asphyxia

Burglars strike jewelry store, take $50K in gold, silver

Pandemic-induced enrollment plunge persists for second year at local public schools

Opinion: Survey of Palo Alto faith leaders points to new affordable housing possibilities

Photo essay: Life under the coronavirus

PUBLIC AGENDA: Church Avenue rail crossing; Castilleja's reconstruction project revisions


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