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New Stanford housing would abut neighborhood

Eyeing future growth on its campus, Stanford University is asking for Santa Clara County's permission to add 1,600 new housing...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 1, 2017 at 9:15 am | 34 comments | 14128 Views


Living the hyphen: East Palo Alto author looks to her Tongan roots to find a hero

Tonga Victoria has just released her first novel, "Hyphen American," a fictional book for young adults that weaves Polynesian...

Original post made on May. 21, 2021
Last comment by MA midtown, on May 24, 2021 at 7:34 pm | 1 comment | 14125 Views


District seeks names for Jordan, Terman middle schools

Now is the time for the public to weigh in on ideas for new names for Palo Alto's Jordan and Terman middle schools, which...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2017
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Jan 25, 2018 at 3:57 pm | 181 comments | 14125 Views


Editorial: 'Safe parking' program is a very small first step

While communities throughout California are trying to respond to the growing humanitarian crisis of homelessness, it is disappointing...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2020
Last comment by @Novelera, on Jan 17, 2020 at 2:57 pm | 5 comments | 14121 Views


Power outage affects over 3,300 customers in Palo Alto

More than 3,300 Palo Alto Utilities customers are without electricity due to a late-afternoon power outage in Midtown and...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2019
Last comment by Anonymous, on Dec 19, 2019 at 7:21 pm | 10 comments | 14117 Views


Editorial: A reckless majority

The five members who make up the new, more development-friendly majority on the Palo Alto City Council blatantly stuck it...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2017
Last comment by Blackbeard, on Feb 11, 2017 at 10:52 pm | 52 comments | 14112 Views


PG&E likely to file eminent domain against Palo Alto Unified for easement at Cubberley

After stalled talks over the last several months, the Palo Alto school district is facing the likelihood of Pacific Gas &...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2020
Last comment by GaryB, on Feb 5, 2021 at 7:44 pm | 26 comments | 14112 Views


Planned closure of Churchill stirs traffic fears

As Palo Alto moves closer to picking a new design for its four rail crossings, residents are warning that one of the more...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2019
Last comment by Disrupt and reorg, on Apr 9, 2019 at 11:32 am | 81 comments | 14110 Views


Mysterious meat sales concern Palo Alto residents

Barron Park neighborhood residents have been puzzling over mysterious meat salesmen in blue trucks who have been knocking...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2011
Last comment by Bernadette Hsing, on May 15, 2015 at 1:08 pm | 37 comments | 14110 Views


Jon Ferraiolo, tech entrepreneur, dies after battling Lou Gehrig's disease

Silicon Valley engineer, entrepreneur, author Jon Ferraiolo died on July 16 after a seven-year battle with amyotrophic lateral...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2021
Last comment by Bonnie Lungberg, on Aug 30, 2021 at 2:00 pm | 2 comments | 14108 Views


AltSchool parents find partners to save school

A group of parents whose children attend the soon-to-close AltSchool in Palo Alto are merging with another local private...

Original post made on May. 15, 2018
Last comment by Open Mind School, on Jul 16, 2018 at 11:06 am | 9 comments | 14107 Views


Feature story: Carving out a new life

In the driveway of an East Palo Alto cottage, wearing a 3 1/2-foot-tall headdress and long braids down its back, a 12-foot-tall...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2012
Last comment by Keep Up Tradition!, on Aug 3, 2012 at 3:06 pm | 2 comments | 14107 Views


Council has no appetite for doing away with PC zones

Facing a plate full of development projects, Palo Alto City Council members Monday night didn't show any appetite for doing...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by JCC bashers unite, on Dec 5, 2013 at 4:21 pm | 89 comments | 14105 Views


Efforts to curb airplane noise leave Palo Alto leaders fuming

As the San Francisco International Airport explores new flights procedures for reducing airplane noise over Bay Area communities,...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2022
Last comment by resident3, on Jul 13, 2022 at 8:53 am | 45 comments | 14102 Views


Unleashed dogs are a nuisance in Palo Alto parks

Every park I visit in Palo Alto with my dog has unleashed dogs running around in it. At Hoover Park most mornings between...

Original post made by Dog Owner on Sep. 7, 2010
Last comment by Out of control dogowners, on Jan 20, 2012 at 11:41 pm | 99 comments | 14100 Views


Mandarin Immersion Solution: A Charter in Mountain View?


Original post made by Language Lover/Give Peace a Chance on Apr. 2, 2007
Last comment by Anonymous, on Apr 14, 2007 at 4:16 pm | 71 comments | 14096 Views


Behind the achievement gap


Original post made on Dec. 18, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Jan 21, 2008 at 3:07 pm | 124 comments | 14095 Views


Stanford student's vehicular manslaughter case may hinge on technicality

The case of a Stanford University student facing charges in the death of one taxi passenger and the injury of another passenger...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2016
Last comment by Sue Dremann, on Jun 17, 2016 at 6:00 pm | 20 comments | 14095 Views


Page Mill investors sue firm over millions

Palo Alto-based property manager Page Mill Properties committed securities fraud, misled its investors and engaged in an...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2010
Last comment by JC, on Apr 10, 2010 at 8:24 am | 16 comments | 14094 Views


Living under the belly of a 'beast'

Fledgling airline Surf Air's marketing slogan is "Disruptive Innovation — A Revolutionary Approach to Air Travel."...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by Anthony, on May 4, 2017 at 7:24 am | 41 comments | 14092 Views
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