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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto quietly abandons decades-long program to put overhead utilities underground

With little public debate, Palo Alto has largely abandoned its once popular program that buries power lines underground in...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2023
Last comment by Silver Linings, 8 hours ago | 17 comments | 8560 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

After two students are struck by cars, parents call for more traffic safety

Palo Alto parents are calling for more traffic-safety measures after two children were hit by cars in separate collisions,...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2023
Last comment by Consider Your Options. , 13 hours ago | 63 comments | 14564 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Opinion: The infamous ‘Palo Alto Process’ must go

Projects coming before the Palo Alto City Council and its committees take ages to get done. Current case in point? The grade...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2023
Last comment by stephen levy, 14 hours ago | 6 comments | 961 Views

AROUND TOWN

Arts briefs: Sierra Hull at The Guild, Great Glass Pumpkin Patch in Palo Alto and more

Catch bluegrass and folk with mandolin virtuoso Sierra Hull, pick the perfect hand-blown gourd at the Great Glass Pumpkin...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2023
There are no comments yet. 1824 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bike Palo Alto is back after four-year gap

Bike Palo Alto, a local bicycling event organized by volunteers, is back after a long pandemic hiatus. The two-hour fair...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2023
Last comment by Consider Your Options. , 17 hours ago | 5 comments | 1476 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto set to make Juneteenth and Cesar Chavez Day city holidays

Palo Alto's elected leaders all agree that creating more holidays will help spread awareness, show inclusiveness and combat...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2023
Last comment by NTB2, 20 hours ago | 9 comments | 2774 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Life in a rented sleeping pod

Culinary student Karthik Manjappa arrived in the Bay Area with two suitcases and $1,000 in his bank account -- not nearly...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2023
Last comment by Resident11, 20 hours ago | 3 comments | 4863 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Serial killer John Getreu dies in prison

John Arthur Getreu, the serial killer who was sentenced to life in prison for the strangulation murders of two women in the...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2023
There are no comments yet. 3602 Views

AROUND TOWN

Property owner seeks city's help to fill vacancy in Homer Avenue building

Citing anemic demand for downtown office space in the aftermath of the pandemic, a Palo Alto developer is asking the city...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2023
Last comment by Evergreen Park Observer, 21 hours ago | 9 comments | 5541 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Driver hits two parked cars, flips vehicle on Emerson

Emergency vehicles swarmed a downtown Palo Alto block on Tuesday afternoon after a driver sideswiped two parked cars and...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2023
Last comment by cheese guy, on Sep 28, 2023 at 7:19 am | 2 comments | 2759 Views

AROUND TOWN

Modern Asian supermarket should be in the cannery site

What a tribute to the historic Chinese community in P.A. if the old cannery site could be turned into a modern, upscale Asian...

Original post made by rosemarye on Sep. 27, 2023
Last comment by Online Name, on Sep 27, 2023 at 9:26 pm | 2 comments | 158 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fall arts season offers gateway into new worlds

This fall offers the perfect chance to tap into new worlds inside an installation, on a canvas, a stage, or together as a...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2023
There are no comments yet. 6867 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Saying they want a seat at the table, Palo Alto Weekly journalists join effort to form a company-wide union

Newsroom employees at Embarcadero Media announced that they are forming a union on Tuesday. The proposed Embarcadero Community...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2023
Last comment by Annette, on Sep 27, 2023 at 11:17 am | 7 comments | 2270 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

4th largest powerball jackpot helps raise nearly $54M for California schools

The jackpot, which has been growing for over two months, now stands at an estimated $785 million for Monday night's draw....

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2023
Last comment by Jennifer, on Sep 27, 2023 at 11:15 am | 1 comment | 1210 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Trainer connected with Palo Alto dog's death charged in Massachusetts case

A woman who was under investigation for the disappearance and death of a Palo Alto family's beloved German shepherd in January...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2023
Last comment by Eva_PA, on Sep 27, 2023 at 10:53 am | 2 comments | 7241 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

President Biden arrives on Peninsula for campaign events, meeting with tech advisors

Biden landed at Moffett Federal Airfield in Mountain View at 3:17 p.m. on Sept. 26 after a visit earlier in the day with...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2023
Last comment by Bystander, on Sep 27, 2023 at 9:04 am | 2 comments | 1847 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Large vegetation fire burning at University Avenue 101 interchange

Firefighters were responding to a large fire that burned shrubs and trees at University Avenue and the U.S. Highway 101 interchange...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2023
Last comment by Bystander, on Sep 27, 2023 at 9:03 am | 1 comment | 3147 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Eichler-style fire station approved near Mitchell Park

Palo Alto passed a critical milestone Thursday in its plan to replace the aged and undersized fire station near Mitchell...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2023
Last comment by scott, on Sep 26, 2023 at 7:43 pm | 6 comments | 5009 Views

AROUND TOWN

Horrified by 'whites-only' language in their property deeds, Ladera residents worked hard to purge it

When Leslie Wambach was house hunting on the Midpeninsula, she thought she had found the perfect home. But then she discovered...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2023
Last comment by Lydia Kou, on Sep 26, 2023 at 7:06 pm | 5 comments | 4697 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City urged to think bigger as it rezones San Antonio Road for housing

As Palo Alto prepares to transform an industrial area around San Antonio Road into the city's next residential hub, housing...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2023
Last comment by Eeyore, on Sep 26, 2023 at 1:47 pm | 43 comments | 8868 Views
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