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'Our Palo Alto' launches with lessons in local demographics

An attempt by Palo Alto officials to get out of City Hall and engage residents in a two-year conversation about the future...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2014
Last comment by Just Saying, on May 8, 2014 at 5:19 pm | 29 comments | 14210 Views


Two Palo Altans vie for county school-board seat

Palo Alto residents Grace Mah and Sheena Chin are running for Mah's seat on the Santa Clara County Board of Education this...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by County School Board, on Oct 18, 2016 at 9:23 pm | 12 comments | 14208 Views


Police investigate pedestrian fatality

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle on Saturday morning, July 23, leading to an investigation by Palo Alto police,...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2016
Last comment by Confused, on Jul 26, 2016 at 11:04 pm | 52 comments | 14208 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 | 14208 Views


Stepping back in time


Original post made on Jul. 22, 2007
Last comment by KP, on May 7, 2008 at 2:35 pm | 3 comments | 14207 Views


A singing tradition

It's a Friday evening on the Stanford campus, and as the sun sinks behind the Dish, the members of one student choral ensemble...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2015
Last comment by John Sack, on Feb 6, 2015 at 3:46 pm | 2 comments | 14206 Views


Stanford 'ghost' houses to get new life

Several homes owned by Stanford University in the College Terrace neighborhood that have been sitting empty for a year or...

Original post made on May. 25, 2018
Last comment by Heritage, on May 30, 2018 at 6:52 pm | 21 comments | 14199 Views


In NSA-funded initiative, Palo Alto students sharpen their Mandarin skills

As Americans debate revelations about sweeping data collection by the National Security Agency, the secretive federal department...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2014
Last comment by More important, on Aug 24, 2014 at 12:24 pm | 32 comments | 14194 Views


Toys that teach

Forget the Xboxes and the Wiis. Building toys — from Lego sets to tiny robots that light up — have always been...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2013
Last comment by opus, on Dec 24, 2013 at 2:22 pm | 3 comments | 14191 Views


Students no longer waiting to exhale

There's a scientific reason the saying "take a deep breath" exists. Read the full story here

Original post made on May. 8, 2015
Last comment by Migues, on Feb 16, 2017 at 12:37 pm | 10 comments | 14190 Views


Palo Alto, Mountain View and Sunnyvale strike deal over rail funds

In a move that they hope will boost their efforts to redesign Caltrain rail crossings, Palo Alto, Mountain View and Sunnyvale...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2021
Last comment by Leslie York, on Aug 16, 2021 at 10:18 am | 14 comments | 14190 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 | 14190 Views


Palo Alto police seek purse snatcher

Palo Alto police are looking for a bike-riding purse snatcher who they said committed two crimes in the span of 15 minutes...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2014
Last comment by JustMe, on Feb 3, 2014 at 1:17 pm | 28 comments | 14189 Views


Another fire at Sims metal recycling in Redwood City

Firefighters are battling a two-alarm fire at a metal recycling facility in Redwood City this morning. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by Shut It, on Dec 19, 2013 at 11:10 pm | 45 comments | 14187 Views


Where to buy turkeys

Read the full story here posted Sunday, November 24, 2013,...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2013
Last comment by gobble gobble, on Nov 25, 2013 at 8:38 pm | 2 comments | 14180 Views


Greg Tanaka, Palo Alto's leading fiscal hawk, seeks another four years on City Council

Greg Tanaka, a tech CEO who over the past four years has established himself as the City Council's most vocal fiscal hawk,...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jul 26, 2020 at 8:08 am | 75 comments | 14180 Views


Offer made to buy mobile home park

The effort to save Buena Vista Mobile Home Park, took another step forward after a nonprofit corporation sent a bid to owner...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2015
Last comment by Wally, on Aug 18, 2015 at 7:40 pm | 59 comments | 14176 Views


Inside Stanford's bid to expand -- and how it came undone

The largest project in Santa Clara County's history got the axe just before noon on Nov. 1, a casualty of fundamental disagreements...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2019
Last comment by Fair Solutions, on Dec 25, 2019 at 1:11 pm | 39 comments | 14176 Views


Palantir moves headquarters from Palo Alto to Denver

Palantir Technologies Inc. hasn't yet publicly announced it, but the software company has moved its headquarters to Denver,...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 20, 2020 at 7:27 pm | 21 comments | 14176 Views


Dangerous crossing worse than ever, Palo Alto residents say

Screeching brakes and crumpling metal are still a continual occurrence at one dangerous Palo Alto intersection, despite nearby...

Original post made on May. 26, 2023
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on May 28, 2023 at 4:18 am | 10 comments | 14175 Views
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