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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Planning Commission backs Stanford's campus expansion

Stanford University's bid to massively expand its campus received the Santa Clara County Planning Commission's endorsement...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2019
Last comment by Stephen, on Jul 4, 2019 at 12:56 am | 27 comments | 4322 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student-run podcast 'Project Oyster 'aims to share peers' hard-won pearls of wisdom about mental health

Three Gunn High School students are challenging that reality with a new podcast that features intimate interviews with classmates...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2019
Last comment by valid, on Jul 3, 2019 at 5:53 pm | 8 comments | 3404 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

There's another industry on the rise, and it's not tech

Tech isn't the only lucrative sector in high demand along the Midpeninsula. There's another industry on the rise -- and it...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 3, 2019 at 5:18 pm | 17 comments | 2449 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Car dealership gets green light for former Ming's site

A contentious proposal to build a Mercedes and Audi dealership in the Baylands won the City Council's approval on Monday...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Jul 2, 2019 at 6:13 pm | 44 comments | 4347 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Midpeninsula celebrates Independence Day

Locals can explore numerous Fourth of July festivities next week, including a food-based tradition in Palo Alto, an art festival...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2019
Last comment by Xiao Ping, on Jul 1, 2019 at 1:46 pm | 3 comments | 2963 Views

AROUND TOWN

Launched in a garage, Palo Alto 'Late Show' hits 50th performance

It's a classic Palo Alto story: A group of like-minded friends start something incredible in their home garage. That's exactly...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jul 1, 2019 at 10:46 am | 1 comment | 2653 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto banks on fiber to transform utilities

After nearly 20 years of trying -- and failing -- to expand the city’s fiber ring, Palo Alto leaders are now flirting with...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2019
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jun 30, 2019 at 10:27 pm | 18 comments | 5088 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community Notebook: Free, reduced-price meal applications are now open for Palo Alto Unified students

The Palo Alto Unified School District is accepting free or reduced-price meals applications for the 2019-2020 school year...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2019
Last comment by Parent, on Jun 29, 2019 at 11:58 am | 1 comment | 1705 Views

RESTAURANTS

Are granny units the next big thing in housing?

Palo Alto has loosened restrictions for granny units, but building one can still be expensive and complicated. Read the...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 28, 2019 at 8:26 pm | 1 comment | 1876 Views

SPORTS

USA reaches eighth semifinal of FIFA Women's World Cup

Megan Rapinoe was at it again, fighting for and with Team USA at every moment in Friday's 2-1 victory over host France in...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2019
There are no comments yet. 567 Views

SPORTS

Little League All-Stars: A great beginning turns sour

For four glorious innings, Palo Alto's Little League all-stars looked like they were going to hold up for another big victory....

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2019
Last comment by mhardi01, on Jun 28, 2019 at 4:11 pm | 1 comment | 933 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Police make arrest in fatal stabbing of Buena Vista resident

A 31-year-old man has been arrested in Monday's stabbing death of a Buena Vista Mobile Home Park resident in Palo Alto --...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2019
Last comment by In Sympathy, on Jun 28, 2019 at 2:38 pm | 11 comments | 3943 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Businesses in Palo Alto required to color-code trash bags starting July 2020

As part of an effort to reduce waste, Palo Alto will soon require businesses to use colored bags to separate recyclable items...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Jun 28, 2019 at 1:49 pm | 14 comments | 2495 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Supreme Court blocks 2020 census citizen question, for now

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked for now a plan by the administration of President Donald Trump to include...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2019
Last comment by Novelera, on Jun 28, 2019 at 11:52 am | 1 comment | 1137 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Summer camp at Stanford introduces disadvantaged youth to STEM

Summer in the City, a summer camp wrapping up Friday at Stanford University, immerses Bay Area students in activities designed...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2019
Last comment by ekuhbach, on Jun 28, 2019 at 11:42 am | 2 comments | 1846 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Editorial: As county review proceeds, Stanford should focus on public's desire to see future development impacts contained on the campus

The first test of whether Santa Clara County policymakers are willing to back up the recommendations of its planning staff...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2019
Last comment by Jimbo, on Jun 28, 2019 at 10:00 am | 17 comments | 3515 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Truck crashes into Palo Alto Airport hangar, damages airplanes, sends driver to hospital

An out-of-control utility truck plowed into a hangar at the Palo Alto Airport on Wednesday evening damaging three to five...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2019
Last comment by Rich, on Jun 28, 2019 at 9:33 am | 2 comments | 4489 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Google pledges $1 billion for rapid new housing growth in Bay Area

As the housing crisis reaches new levels of despair, Google is launching a $1 billion campaign to reverse the trend. The...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2019
Last comment by Long Time Resident, on Jun 27, 2019 at 9:27 pm | 21 comments | 2956 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police investigating incident at Palo Alto mobile home park, where man was found mortally injured

A resident of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park in Palo Alto was found mortally wounded on Monday evening, prompting police to...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2019
Last comment by Palo 94306, on Jun 27, 2019 at 4:52 pm | 10 comments | 4758 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local board-game inventor helps Palo Alto summer-school students get in the game

The days of dreading summer school are in the past for rising fourth-graders at Ohlone Elementary School as a new program...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2019
Last comment by Thankful Community Member, on Jun 27, 2019 at 1:52 pm | 1 comment | 3356 Views
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