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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to extend 'safe parking' on Geng Road

Nearly three years after opening a public parking lot on Geng Road to unhoused individuals, Palo Alto is preparing to extend...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2023
Last comment by Mondoman, on Sep 19, 2023 at 7:11 am | 3 comments | 3891 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Cameron Park improvement planned, Ada's Cafe gets funding

In this week's Around Town column, Cameron Park is poised for improvements and the City Council approves more funding for...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2023
Last comment by Mary Ruth Leen, on Sep 18, 2023 at 2:17 pm | 2 comments | 2764 Views

AROUND TOWN

Nanci Kauffman resigns as head of Castilleja School

On Thursday, Nanci Kauffman resigned as head of Castilleja School, concluding a 13-year term that was in many ways defined...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2023
Last comment by Jennifer, on Sep 18, 2023 at 1:32 pm | 17 comments | 23085 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Police Department loses phone service due to AT&T outage

A widespread outage in the AT&T network knocked out all the phone lines at the Palo Alto Police Department on Friday afternoon,...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2023
Last comment by Online Name, on Sep 17, 2023 at 3:06 am | 5 comments | 2354 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto adopts new rules for downtown parklets

Seeking to bring order to the city's nascent and chaotic parklet scene, the Palo Alto City Council adopted a suite of rules...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2023
Last comment by Bystander, on Sep 16, 2023 at 7:01 pm | 19 comments | 10557 Views

AROUND TOWN

Opinion: Surprising facts and factoids about trees in our fair city

I recently had a conversation with Palo Alto's urban forester, Peter Gollinger, about the need to plant trees to replace...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2023
Last comment by Phyllis Sherlock , on Sep 16, 2023 at 4:08 pm | 3 comments | 2708 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police to add surveillance to prime shopping areas

Boosted by a state grant, the Palo Alto Police Department is preparing to add more patrol officers to Stanford Shopping Center...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2023
Last comment by Online Name, on Sep 16, 2023 at 12:23 pm | 2 comments | 3162 Views

AROUND TOWN

The things I remember about Palo Alto while growing up:

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Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Oct. 19, 2006
Last comment by MARK, on Sep 16, 2023 at 2:01 am | 1207 comments | 482473 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto set to review teacher housing proposal

As Palo Alto gets ready to rule on a contentious housing project at the Ventura site formerly occupied by Fry's Electronics,...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2023
Last comment by Paige, on Sep 15, 2023 at 6:31 pm | 11 comments | 3633 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Longtime South Bay journalist's book takes a deep dive into an infamous Peninsula murder

The 1974 murder of a young woman in Stanford's Memorial Church shocked the community and became a decades-long cold case....

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2023
There are no comments yet. 60127 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto backs expanding program for mental health calls

Despite staffing challenges, Palo Alto agreed on Sept. 11 to expand and extend the Police Department's recently launched...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2023
There are no comments yet. 2809 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Surprising facts and factoids about trees in our fair city

Palo Alto loves trees — it has about 600,000. The city's Urban Forestry Section maintains roughly 66,000, about one...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2023
Last comment by Comment, on Sep 15, 2023 at 8:09 am | 1 comment | 249 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Australian race car driver charged in fatal La Honda crash is out on bail

The Australian race car driver charged with vehicular manslaughter for a fatal crash on state Highway 84 in San Mateo County...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2023
Last comment by MM, on Sep 14, 2023 at 9:18 pm | 6 comments | 3769 Views

AROUND TOWN

New Digs: Homeowners maximize living space in Old Palo Alto with basement excavation

While the large home on a corner lot in Old Palo Alto seemed to suit Jenny Shilling’s growing family in 2007, it wasn’t...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2023
Last comment by Rex Shallert, on Sep 14, 2023 at 2:51 pm | 7 comments | 4183 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mike's Diner Bar avoids eviction, plans to remain in Midtown

Mike's Diner Bar, a Midtown institution that just last week was on the brink of eviction, received an eleventh-hour reprieve...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2023
Last comment by Annette, on Sep 14, 2023 at 2:38 pm | 19 comments | 17200 Views

AROUND TOWN

Search ends in Wyoming for Palo Alto dentist

Retired 76-year-old Palo Alto dentist Steve Keller, who went missing 10 days ago in the Wyoming wilderness, has not been...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2023
Last comment by Silver Linings, on Sep 14, 2023 at 10:40 am | 1 comment | 14696 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Wildland fire ignited by car in Palo Alto foothills

A fire near Monte Bello Open Space Preserve is currently being attacked by firefighters from multiple agencies, according...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2023
Last comment by Claudette, on Sep 13, 2023 at 10:22 am | 2 comments | 3556 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police auditors scrutinize cases involving pointed firearms

A new report from Palo Alto's independent police auditors reviews six recent instances in which officers pointed their firearms...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2023
Last comment by Aram, on Sep 13, 2023 at 12:02 am | 4 comments | 2571 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Teacher housing project gets big boost in Palo Alto

With construction now under way on Palo Alto’s first teacher-housing project, city officials sent a strong signal Monday...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2023
Last comment by Barron Park resident, on Sep 12, 2023 at 5:09 pm | 4 comments | 3360 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Community debates Sobrato project one last time before council decision

The dominant voice at last night’s hearing came from those wanting to see the two-story cannery building preserved for...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2023
Last comment by Online Name, on Sep 12, 2023 at 3:55 pm | 31 comments | 4908 Views
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