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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man to stand trial for 1973 cold-case murder at Stanford

Accused serial killer John Arthur Getreu claims he didn't have contact with Leslie Marie Perlov, but his statements appeared...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2020
Last comment by Nick, on Feb 6, 2020 at 12:11 pm | 3 comments | 4555 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

More money, more discussion? Palo Alto considers requiring full hearings for big-ticket items

Despite their role as stewards of public money, Palo Alto council members are prone to swiftly approving, without a peep...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Feb 6, 2020 at 9:48 am | 7 comments | 1748 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

'There's no silver bullet': Dr. Priscilla Chan on housing, transparency and applying a pediatrician's mindset to making change

It's been four years since Dr. Priscilla Chan and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg formed the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to guide...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2020
Last comment by Steve, on Feb 6, 2020 at 9:40 am | 6 comments | 3998 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Candidates for state Senate to square off on Feb. 5

Seven candidates for California Senate District 13 will go head-to-head in a debate on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Feb 6, 2020 at 9:30 am | 16 comments | 2941 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New plans for redeveloping Ventura 'go big' on housing. Some say, too big.

For housing advocates, new ideas for redeveloping the Ventura neighborhood in Palo Alto are a reasonable approach to addressing...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Feb 5, 2020 at 3:52 pm | 31 comments | 8341 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Meet the 7 candidates who want to represent you in Sacramento

With seven candidates vying to become the next lawmaker for California's 13th Senate district, voters on March 3 will decide...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2020
Last comment by John Guislin, on Feb 5, 2020 at 11:34 am | 1 comment | 4854 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Two cases of coronavirus confirmed in Santa Clara County

The widespread coronavirus that has infected tens of thousands of people around the world and killed 361 has reached Santa...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Feb 5, 2020 at 10:30 am | 9 comments | 8513 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Smooth sailing for Stanford caucus as Iowa Democratic Party scrambles to count results

On Monday, Stanford University hosted one of the first out-of-state satellite caucuses that brought 30 Iowa voters and a...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2020
Last comment by YP, on Feb 4, 2020 at 7:41 pm | 4 comments | 2545 Views

AROUND TOWN

Finding a toy store is about to get harder: Ambassador Toys is closing

For more than a decade, Ambassador Toys at Town & Country Village in Palo Alto has been a destination for just about anyone...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2020
Last comment by Oh no, on Feb 4, 2020 at 10:56 am | 14 comments | 2298 Views

RESTAURANTS

The latest openings and closings in Midpeninsula dining

Restaurants have been coming and going at a dizzying rate the last few weeks up and down the Midpeninsula. Catch up with...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2020
Last comment by A Losing Battle, on Feb 4, 2020 at 10:12 am | 9 comments | 7691 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Coronavirus outbreak prompts Stanford to order travel restrictions, quarantines

Stanford University is restricting all travel to China to prevent a spread of the coronavirus epidemic and requiring a 14-day...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2020
Last comment by Born in the U.S.A., on Feb 4, 2020 at 12:17 am | 7 comments | 10006 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: The only thing iconic about this bridge will be its price tag

It won't be a bridge to nowhere, but a new overcrossing connecting south Palo Alto with the Baylands and the Googleplex may...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2019
Last comment by GaryB, on Feb 3, 2020 at 6:04 pm | 22 comments | 6172 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford's Ella Donaghu runs the fastest indoor mile

Ella Donaghu continued her incredible start to the track and field season, breaking the Stanford record for the mile on a...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2020
Last comment by TorreyaMan, on Feb 3, 2020 at 2:22 pm | 1 comment | 1996 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Learn this word before heading to the permit counter

Building permit fees typically hinge on one key field on your application form. Columnist Richard Morrison explores how to...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2020
Last comment by permit process, on Feb 2, 2020 at 11:21 pm | 1 comment | 1067 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

13 vehicles burglarized on Stanford campus Saturday

Thirteen vehicle burglaries were reported Saturday at three parking lots on the Stanford University campus, according to...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2020
Last comment by Nick, on Feb 2, 2020 at 8:12 am | 8 comments | 3474 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man tests positive for novel coronavirus in Santa Clara County

A man has tested positive for novel coronavirus in Santa Clara County, marking the first case of the disease that has become...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2020
Last comment by DC, on Feb 2, 2020 at 12:16 am | 21 comments | 8792 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

No viaduct, no closure: Palo Alto resident aims for compromise on Churchill

The long controversy behind the Churchill Avenue rail redesign has put the city and its residents at a frustrating, but understandable...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2020
Last comment by Embarcadero underpass, on Feb 1, 2020 at 3:19 pm | 34 comments | 7351 Views

AROUND TOWN

Old Pizz'a Chicago building to make way for condos, offices

The Palo Alto City Council celebrated a rare and tiny victory on the housing front last week when members unanimously supported...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2019
Last comment by I miss my small town feel, on Feb 1, 2020 at 8:22 am | 16 comments | 4223 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Spare the Air alerts called for Saturday and Sunday, wood burning banned

A high-pressure system trapping smoke over the Bay Area spurred the air district to issue the winter season's first Spare...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2019
Last comment by no genie in a bottle, they're terrible, on Feb 1, 2020 at 8:05 am | 3 comments | 1962 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Gravely injured dog dumped in the night on the path to recovery

Badly abused and abandoned in a crate, a sweet-tempered dog named "Baby" was left outside the Pets In Need shelter in Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2020
Last comment by pearl, on Feb 1, 2020 at 4:50 am | 9 comments | 5308 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category. Sponsored by Kepler's Books, Linden Tree Books and Bell's Books.

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