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Newsom signs housing bills that reform single-family zoning
Having survived the recall attempt, the governor has signed two bold housing bills, including one that would reform zoning... Last comment 34 minutes ago | 32 comments

Large fire hits home in Old Palo Alto neighborhood
Firefighters battled a large fire at a home in the Old Palo Alto neighborhood on Tuesday night, which led to evacuations. Read... Last comment on Sep 21, 2021 at 5:32 pm | 47 comments

City looks for help in fighting economic slump
With tax revenues plunging and businesses struggling to stay afloat, Palo Alto's elected leaders agree that they will need... Last comment on Sep 20, 2021 at 11:55 am | 18 comments

Cars to return to University Avenue in October
Palo Alto's bold experience with car-free downtown promenades will start to wind down next month, after the City Council... Last comment on Sep 20, 2021 at 11:03 am | 27 comments

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After court defeat, Palo Alto eyes hike to utility tax
After facing a costly court defeat over its historic practice of transferring money from its gas operation to pay for basic city services, Palo Alto is preparing to ask utility customers for help in filling the financial gap. Wednesday, 2:12 PM | 2 comments

Fire Department set to launch ambulance insurance program
The department's new insurance program, which allows residents and businesses to pay a monthly fee for ambulance transfers, is nearly ready to debut after getting unanimous support from a City Council committee. Wednesday, 9:43 AM | 6 comments

City advances redevelopment plan for Ventura. Property owners have other ideas.
After more than two years of planning for change in the Ventura neighborhood, city officials coalesced Monday around a shared vision -- one that diverges sharply with the wishes of the area's two largest property owners. Tuesday, 12:55 AM | 7 comments

Elizabeth Holmes trial: Nurse practitioner describes alarming, inaccurate Theranos test results
A nurse practitioner testified to wildly inconsistent blood test results given to a pregnant patient in her OB-GYN practice by Theranos. Wednesday, 8:57 AM | 2 comments

Housing proposal near Mitchell Park targets low-income residents
A partnership between Eden Housing and Santa Clara County may soon bring that rarest of commodities -- affordable housing for people with developmental disabilities -- to Palo Alto. Tuesday, 10:51 AM | 7 comments

Bicyclist steers clear of attempted robber on bridge
Police are investigating a Saturday morning robbery attempt after a man reportedly tried to take a bicycle from another man. Monday, 2:09 PM | 4 comments

Stanford welcomes largest-ever incoming class as university reopens
Thousands of Stanford students have returned to campus for face-to-face classes for the fall quarter, which began Monday. This marks the first time since the pandemic hit that in-person instruction is the norm. Monday, 1:43 PM | 1 comments

Air quality advisory issued for Wednesday due to wildfire smoke
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued an air quality advisory for Wednesday due to smoke from wildfires elsewhere in California. Wednesday, 8:37 AM

Three arrested for spree of robberies, purse snatches that targeted Asian women
A yearlong, multijurisdictional investigation involving a group that targeted victims of Asian descent in four counties has culminated with three arrests, according to police and prosecutors. Tuesday, 9:55 AM | 4 comments

People paid a premium to build their home gyms. Will fitness clubs lure them back?
Many locals who have the resources took lockdown life as an opportunity to create their personal fitness bubbles and routines. Some are unsure if they would return to their gyms, given the effectiveness of at-home workouts. Friday, 6:52 AM | 13 comments

NASA charts a course for lunar rover in search of water on moon's surface

Police investigate vandalism at downtown parking garage as a hate crime

Convicted murderer John Getreu's own words pointed to his guilt

Report points to sheriff's 'abject failure' to protect inmate in mental crisis

Newsom signs housing bills that reform single-family zoning

Community reunites at Moonlight Run & Walk

Judy Kleinberg, former mayor and community leader, to receive Athena Award from Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce

Opinion: What most environmentalists don't know can hurt us

Nearly 50 years after father's murder, his family still waits for answers

Coronavirus central: FDA advisory panel declines to support COVID vaccine boosters for most people

Photo essay: Life under the coronavirus

PUBLIC AGENDA: North Ventura Coordinated Area Plan; ambulance subscription program


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