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AROUND TOWN

The season of giving: Local nonprofits you can help over the holidays

There's no better way to embrace the holiday spirit than giving back. On the Midpeninsula, there are many opportunities to...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2022
Last comment by Green Gables, on Nov 30, 2022 at 11:01 am | 2 comments | 4154 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Palo Alto-raised musician in the running for two Grammys

In the latest column, news about a Palo Alto native nominated for two Grammys, the East Palo Alto Library's participation...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2022
Last comment by Aletheia, on Nov 29, 2022 at 10:34 am | 5 comments | 10137 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Apple urged to protect reproductive health data

Backed by a coalition of 10 other attorneys general, California Attorney General Rob Bonta is urging Apple to protect people's...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2022
Last comment by Lars Johansen, on Nov 29, 2022 at 9:35 am | 2 comments | 3003 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

End of an era: David Shaw closes door on 'magical' tenure as Stanford's football coach

The winningest football coach in the university's history looked back at his "magical" tenure and announced plans to spend...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2022
Last comment by NeilsonBuchanan, on Nov 29, 2022 at 9:34 am | 2 comments | 4261 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Form Fitness told to leave after failing to pay rent

After more than two decades in downtown Palo Alto, Form Fitness now appears to be entering its final stretch. Read the full...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2022
Last comment by jaclyn schrier, on Nov 28, 2022 at 1:37 pm | 15 comments | 9094 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Where the Palo Alto school board candidates stand on student achievement

In their own words, the four candidates seeking two open seats on the Palo Alto Board of Education share ways the school...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2022
Last comment by Greene and Paly Parent, on Nov 27, 2022 at 1:28 am | 22 comments | 4096 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Driver in collision that killed parents of twins arraigned, held without bond

The two Redwood City drivers facing second-degree murder charges for their involvement in a major vehicle collision that...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2022
Last comment by john_alderman, on Nov 26, 2022 at 6:19 pm | 9 comments | 6167 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Water board race: Eisenberg gains local donor support; Kremen attracts unions

Valley Water District Board incumbent Gary Kremen and challenger Rebecca Eisenberg have attracted divergent streams of donor...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 26, 2022 at 10:00 am | 35 comments | 6481 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Beavers may help lessen damage from drought

Climate-driven droughts that create water-quality issues are proving to have a formidable foe: beavers. Read the full story...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2022
Last comment by Scottie Zimmerman, on Nov 25, 2022 at 8:48 pm | 2 comments | 2515 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police arrest woman suspected of breaking into same Palo Alto house twice

Police in Palo Alto on Sunday arrested a woman in connection with burglarizing a home she had reportedly broken into six...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2022
Last comment by Citizen , on Nov 25, 2022 at 6:43 pm | 1 comment | 4743 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police urged to crack down on officers' profanity

Palo Alto's independent police auditors have asked the Police Department to provide more training and counseling to officers...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2022
Last comment by Horst Mueller, on Nov 25, 2022 at 5:49 pm | 24 comments | 5423 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Math tutor charged with molestation faces accusers at preliminary hearing

The first group of 17 women who were allegedly molested by Palo Alto math tutor Mark Allan Hodes when they were children...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2022
Last comment by Citizen , on Nov 25, 2022 at 2:51 pm | 3 comments | 4174 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man arrested for Stanford Shopping Center drive-by shooting

A man who allegedly fired multiple gunshots during a drive-by shooting at Stanford Shopping Center on Monday evening has...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2022
Last comment by Judy Hall, on Nov 25, 2022 at 10:53 am | 15 comments | 12931 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Holiday Fund: Community Legal Services defends tenants in need

When Bonnie Louisa Ball-Mendoza's landlord moved to evict her, Community Legal Services helped fight the eviction in court....

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3630 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two drivers arrested on murder charges in Redwood City collision that killed parents of twin girls

Two drivers, including a 17-year-old, face second-degree murder charges for their involvement in a Redwood City collision...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2022
There are no comments yet. 6114 Views

AROUND TOWN

Downtown development moves ahead despite criticism

A proposal to construct a mixed-use building with 65 apartments on University Avenue eked out an early win, despite criticism...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 23, 2022 at 11:43 am | 28 comments | 5645 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Judge sentences Elizabeth Holmes to over 11 years in prison

A federal judge sentenced Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes to 11 years and three months in prison on Friday, citing...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2022
Last comment by Ben Z., on Nov 23, 2022 at 12:38 am | 20 comments | 8084 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Electrification project to temporarily close Caltrain pedestrian crossings, part of Oregon Expressway

Caltrain has announced planned rail crossings and street closures in Palo Alto that will take place starting this Monday,...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2022
Last comment by Frank, on Nov 22, 2022 at 10:58 am | 6 comments | 5377 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Teen driver faces possible murder charges for deadly car collision

Murder charges could be filed against the teenager suspected of causing a Nov. 4 Redwood City collision that killed two Palo...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2022
Last comment by Consider Your Options. , on Nov 21, 2022 at 7:02 pm | 6 comments | 3753 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Jonsen declares victory in sheriff's race, but Jensen doesn't concede

Former Palo Alto police Chief Robert "Bob" Jonsen declared victory in a tight race with Kevin Jensen for Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2022
Last comment by W. Reller, on Nov 21, 2022 at 3:19 pm | 7 comments | 3953 Views
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Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund

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