City prepares for massive downtown 'upgrade'
The streets of downtown Palo Alto will transform into a hive of construction activity this spring, when the city launches... Last comment 5 hours ago | 15 comments
Board members supportive of term limits, but some wary of cost
A proposal to impose a two-term limit on Palo Alto school board members received near unanimous support on Tuesday -- save... Last comment 3 hours ago | 14 comments
New accessory-dwelling units law brings hope, confusion
Palo Alto's recent effort to encourage more accessory-dwelling units has resulted in a modest uptick of these dwellings --... Last comment on Jan 18, 2018 at 11:13 am | 26 comments
New mayor signals heavy push on housing
Moments after Liz Kniss took center stage as Palo Alto's newly elected mayor Monday night, she brought up an issue that is... Last comment 1 hour ago | 81 comments
"Palo Alto at Gunn"
Palo Alto recorded two pins on the girls side. Submitted by Rick Eymer on Jan 18, 2018
Eshoo: Government shutdown an 'embarrassment'
The federal government went into shutdown mode Saturday at midnight after the U.S. Senate failed to get the needed 60 votes for a bill to keep the government running on a short-term basis. Saturday, 8:18 AM | 10 comments
Tens of thousands expected at Bay Area Women's Marches
Tens of thousands of people are expected to turn out Saturday in cities across the Bay Area -- and at Stanford University -- for a series of Women's Marches as part of a grassroots political movement to get more women into political office.
Saturday, 10:00 AM | 1 comments
Off Deadline: Is Silicon Valley's 'housing crisis' insoluble?
For several decades the cost of housing and its side effects have been topics of community discussion, planning and much (verbal) hand-wringing by government officials. Saturday, 8:08 AM | 11 comments
Ravenswood school district faces looming budget crisis
If the Ravenswood City School District does not cut $3.3 million from its budget, it will face insolvency within a year, according to a consultant hired to review the district's finances. Friday, 9:35 AM | 9 comments
District grapples with ongoing budget deficit
Palo Alto Unified, a well-resourced district that has set ambitious and costly educational goals for the next several years, is facing a financial squeeze: There is no ongoing revenue to pay for budget additions in the next school year, staff said Thursday. Friday, 3:40 PM | 5 comments
VIDEO: Invasion of the stinkwort
Ecologist Claire Elliott talks about stinkwort, a seemingly innocuous plant that is poised to take over local grasslands and open spaces, with Palo Alto Weekly journalists. Friday, 4:27 PM
Invasion of stinkwort worries environmentalists
Local land managers have been battling stinkwort, an invasive weed shaped like a Christmas tree, in recent years. The weed is poised to dominate grasslands and open spaces from the baylands to the mountains, they say. Friday, 7:00 AM | 8 comments
As costs grow, city may scale back garage plan
With cost estimates rising dramatically, Palo Alto is considering scaling down its plans for the California Avenue parking garage by removing one of the two planned underground levels. Friday, 6:58 AM | 13 comments