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Train hits unoccupied car near East Meadow

A northbound Caltrain train struck an unoccupied vehicle near the East Meadow Drive crossing in Palo Alto on Sunday night,...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Sep 17, 2015 at 12:28 am | 73 comments | 14270 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 | 14269 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 | 14265 Views


Palo Alto to decide on new name for Main Library

Palo Alto's seemingly endless debate over what to call the city's Main Library may finally be settled on Monday night, when...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2014
Last comment by oops!, on Apr 7, 2014 at 12:07 pm | 54 comments | 14260 Views


Shop Talk: hair salon opens; Starbucks closes; toy shop's final days

In this week's retail news in Palo Alto, columnist Daryl Savage reports on a new 'educational' hair salon and the closure...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2017
Last comment by 20 Something Techy, on Apr 6, 2017 at 9:00 am | 9 comments | 14259 Views


Local startup pilots robot delivery service

Palo Alto is one of many cities piloting a self-driving robot by Robby Technologies, delivering food, groceries and packages...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2017
Last comment by We need better sidewalks before this will work, on Sep 2, 2017 at 1:38 am | 49 comments | 14258 Views


To cut costs, Palo Alto votes to close College Terrace Library, end shuttle program

Despite an outcry from College Terrace residents, Palo Alto leaders tentatively approved on Wednesday a budget that would...

Original post made on May. 13, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on May 17, 2020 at 9:46 pm | 85 comments | 14255 Views


Demand for EV charging stations sparks high interest, conflict in Palo Alto

Rising numbers of electric vehicles in Palo Alto have put the city's public charging stations to use almost all day long...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by anonymous, on Apr 4, 2015 at 8:50 pm | 45 comments | 14250 Views


Planned Stanford housing units mean school enrollment bump

With nearly 250 new units of family-friendly Stanford University housing on the horizon, Palo Alto school officials are puzzling...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2013
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Oct 31, 2013 at 12:46 pm | 42 comments | 14249 Views


Police Chief Dennis Burns to retire

Palo Alto Police Chief Dennis Burns, a City Hall veteran who rose through the ranks before assuming the department's top...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2016
Last comment by Jeffery P, on Dec 23, 2016 at 4:13 pm | 15 comments | 14247 Views


Despite pandemic, Google announces massive Bay Area expansion plans

COVID-19 and the rise of telecommuting have raised questions about declining demand for office and housing growth and a possible...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Mar 24, 2021 at 7:51 am | 6 comments | 14240 Views


Kids in the kitchen

The holiday season is a time to build memories and reconnect with your family, and often during this wonderful but busy time...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Jane Urbach, on Dec 23, 2014 at 11:08 am | 3 comments | 14237 Views


Solicitor selling childrens books


Original post made by Craig on Jun. 27, 2007
Last comment by me, on Sep 15, 2008 at 8:08 am | 20 comments | 14237 Views


Health care: Palo Alto's painful dilemma

In 2009, Palo Alto's elected leaders and top management responded to the financial walloping of the Great Recession by embarking...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2013
Last comment by Stanley, on Mar 28, 2013 at 4:34 pm | 56 comments | 14236 Views


As new housing laws take effect, Palo Alto plays zone defense

Responding to new state laws that seek to encourage housing in single-family zones, Palo Alto adopted a suite of new rules...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2021
Last comment by Anonymous, on Dec 12, 2021 at 10:38 pm | 6 comments | 14236 Views


Stanford resident physicians vote to join union

Doctors who are resident and fellow physicians at Stanford Health Care have voted to join a union by a wide margin, the Committee...

Original post made on May. 4, 2022
Last comment by Milton, on May 5, 2022 at 9:24 am | 5 comments | 14233 Views


City looks to bring public onboard for 'grade separation' debate

Faced with a new set of challenges and opportunities, as well as a transformed political landscape, the Palo Alto City Council's...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2017
Last comment by PA Resident, on Jun 22, 2017 at 1:38 pm | 122 comments | 14233 Views


Stanford's resident doctors largely cut out of first COVID-19 vaccinations

When Stanford Health Care gave the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine Friday, most of its resident physicians, many of whom...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, on Dec 24, 2020 at 1:48 pm | 21 comments | 14233 Views


Editorial: Castilleja's unwise stubbornness

Castilleja School, the highly regarded middle and high school that has educated girls for 110 years and around which has...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2017
Last comment by No upside for Palo Alto, on Jul 28, 2017 at 12:34 pm | 47 comments | 14230 Views


Palo Alto votes to fight PG&E 'power grab'

Palo Alto will battle a PG&E-backed statewide ballot initiative that would make it more difficult for public electricity...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2010
Last comment by Fireman, on Feb 8, 2010 at 3:05 pm | 47 comments | 14228 Views
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