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Stanford announces focus on campus drinking: 'We cannot turn away from this'
Concerned about the "dangerously high rates" of undergraduate alcohol use on campus, Stanford University announced this week... Last comment 18 hours ago | 34 comments

Filseth and Fine to lead Palo Alto in 2019
The Palo Alto City Council selected its most centrist member, Eric Filseth, and its most fervent housing advocate, Adrian... Last comment 9 hours ago | 43 comments

Santa Clara County reports first flu death this season
Santa Clara County public health officials announced Tuesday the county's first flu death of someone under 65 years old during... Last comment on Jan 14, 2019 at 1:43 pm | 30 comments

President Hotel residents told to leave by end of January
After months of negotiations that temporarily extended their stays, the remaining residents of President Hotel Apartments... Last comment on Jan 9, 2019 at 2:38 pm | 33 comments

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Logan Ponchat recorded an assist for Stanford. Photo courtesy of Stanford Athletics. Submitted by Rick Eymer on Sep 3, 2018


Major storm bears down on Bay Area, flooding possible
Flash floods and high winds are expected in the Bay Area starting Wednesday morning as a major storm bears down on the region, according to the National Weather Service, which has issued warnings. Tuesday, 4:07 PM

Police: Man robbed of phone near Caltrain station
Palo Alto police are looking for three youths who reportedly robbed a man of his cellphone near the Caltrain station on University Avenue Monday evening, police said. Tuesday, 12:28 PM | 4 comments

First affordable-housing project in seven years wins approval
On Monday night, the Palo Alto City Council approved the city's first development for low-income residents in more than seven years. Monday, 10:27 PM | 15 comments

Geo Blackshire tapped as interim fire chief
Geo Blackshire, a 21-year veteran of the Palo Alto Fire Department, has taken over as fire chief on an interim basis while the city considers a permanent replacement for Eric Nickel, who departed this month for Santa Barbara. Tuesday, 2:30 PM | 3 comments

Restraining order filed against school superintendent's husband
Marielena Gaona-Mendoza, a trustee on the Ravenswood City School District Board of Education, has filed a restraining order against the superintendent's husband, alleging he verbally harassed her on multiple occasions at a district food bank. Tuesday, 9:34 AM | 8 comments

City plans to build garage, remove trees
As Palo Alto looks to launch construction of a parking garage near California Avenue, city crews are preparing to remove 35 trees to accommodate the structure as well as the new police headquarters. Tuesday, 9:56 AM | 3 comments

School board considers legal options for Stanford growth
The Palo Alto Unified school board will meet with the district's attorneys in closed session on Tuesday to discuss options for taking legal action regarding the impact of Stanford University's proposed expansion plan. Tuesday, 8:13 PM | 18 comments

Piano teacher arrested for sex crimes against relative

Ceremony honoring emergency volunteers marks 10 years

VIDEO: Nonprofit's plans for Animal Shelter

Priscilla Chan's The Primary School combines health care with academics

Editorial: From nine to seven

Regional housing plan splits elected leaders

NASA employees brace for prolonged shutdown

Guest Opinion: Are parents coddling their kids too much?

PUBLIC AGENDA: Transportation program update; staff/teacher housing proposal

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