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Palo Alto looks to get people to switch off natural gas

Palo Alto's environmentalists cheered two years ago, when the city officially declared its electric portfolio "carbon neutral."...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2015
Last comment by common sense, on Aug 9, 2015 at 9:45 pm | 72 comments | 14305 Views


Palo Alto fire gets new $1.2 million ladder truck

The Palo Alto Fire Department will today officially induct a new $1.2 million aerial ladder truck into its fleet at an afternoon...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2014
Last comment by Woo, on Jul 3, 2014 at 7:36 pm | 23 comments | 14301 Views


Rejecting appeal, Palo Alto approves Corina Way home

Despite protests from area residents and land-use watchdogs, Palo Alto officials approved on Monday a two-story home on Corina...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2015
Last comment by Resident of Barron Park, on Mar 2, 2015 at 11:21 pm | 67 comments | 14295 Views


Once polarizing, bathrooms to become fixtures in Palo Alto parks

Palo Alto's effort to equip parks with bathrooms gained momentum Monday, when the city approved the purchase of prefabricated...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2023
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Apr 12, 2023 at 11:47 pm | 19 comments | 14294 Views


Helping Henry


Original post made on Aug. 22, 2007
Last comment by Patricia, on Mar 18, 2008 at 9:35 pm | 10 comments | 14294 Views


New 'retail protection' law draws opposition

When Palo Alto adopted an emergency law last year prohibiting the conversion of ground-floor retail space to other uses,...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2016
Last comment by Sunshine, on Dec 23, 2016 at 9:54 pm | 26 comments | 14293 Views


Condominiums eyed for vacant El Camino site

In a city often described as "built out," one parcel along El Camino Real stands out precisely for what isn't there. Next...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2017
Last comment by YIMBY, on Feb 12, 2017 at 2:36 am | 80 comments | 14292 Views


Stanford admit rate lowest in university's history

Stanford University accepted 2,040 students to its incoming class for Fall 2018, the undergraduate admissions office announced...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2018
Last comment by musical, on Apr 3, 2018 at 10:10 pm | 7 comments | 14282 Views


First Person: A conversation with Phil Jaber

Phil Jaber, founder of Philz Coffee, talks about his history in the Bay Area and the challenges and triumphs of opening the...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2012
Last comment by Kristinite, on Apr 16, 2012 at 11:42 pm | 14 comments | 14281 Views


PA school language plan may cost too much


Original post made on Jan. 16, 2008
Last comment by Paly reporter, on Apr 23, 2008 at 1:26 pm | 158 comments | 14280 Views


A message from our publisher on the crisis we face

Today's public health emergency, and the economic devastation that threatens all small businesses, may very well be the final...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2020
There are no comments yet. 14277 Views


Under assault: Data shows Santa Clara County hospital workers routinely attacked on the job

Each year, hundreds of health care workers in Santa Clara County hospitals are punched, kicked, spat on, slapped or worse,...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2021
Last comment by John, on Jan 18, 2021 at 12:39 pm | 7 comments | 14277 Views


Google makes big real estate buy in south Palo Alto

Mountain View-based Google Inc. has bought seven properties on East Meadow Circle in south Palo Alto, an area the city has...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2013
Last comment by resident 1, on Jun 21, 2014 at 7:59 am | 51 comments | 14277 Views


Shop Talk: Gordon Biersch temporarily closes

Palo Alto's Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant closes its doors this week for a dramatic renovation, while Whole Foods celebrates...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2015
Last comment by MPdog, on Mar 13, 2016 at 2:44 pm | 13 comments | 14275 Views


'Satellite parking' program trudges forward in Palo Alto

A proposal in Palo Alto to create a new parking area near the Baylands and shuttle commuters downtown edged ahead Monday...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2014
Last comment by southbayresident, on Aug 15, 2014 at 3:06 am | 53 comments | 14272 Views


Debate over schools delays Buena Vista's closure

The fate of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park remains cloudy, but residents of the sprawling park received a sliver of good news...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2015
Last comment by Be Kind PA, on Apr 16, 2015 at 11:12 pm | 106 comments | 14267 Views


Fletcher Middle School honors new namesake

Ellen Fletcher Middle School celebrated the Palo Alto school's new namesake on Monday, which would have been Fletcher's 90th...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2018
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 7, 2018 at 12:31 pm | 34 comments | 14263 Views


Palo Alto hopes to speed up deployment of self-driving cars

Should the streets of Palo Alto become the newest testing ground for self-driving cars? For several members of the City Council,...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2016
Last comment by Me 2, on Jan 15, 2017 at 2:31 am | 36 comments | 14262 Views


'Cancel your travel plans': Santa Clara County urges caution during holidays as COVID-19 cases rise

At an emotional press conference Wednesday on the cusp of Christmas Eve, Santa Clara County health leaders begged the public...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2020
Last comment by, on Dec 27, 2020 at 9:17 pm | 68 comments | 14260 Views


Downtown Palo Alto assault leaves man in critical condition

A late-night fight between two groups of men in downtown Palo Alto last weekend ended with one man unconscious in the hospital...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2014
Last comment by Crime, on Dec 28, 2014 at 11:30 am | 19 comments | 14257 Views
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