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Developer looks to build 75 housing units, office building near California Avenue Caltrain station

After years of struggling to promote housing development, Palo Alto is suddenly awash with proposals, with most targeting...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2021
Last comment by Local, on Mar 15, 2021 at 12:20 am | 20 comments | 12930 Views


Facing a brighter outlook, Palo Alto backs away from budget cuts

Just two weeks ago, Palo Alto's financial picture was looking grim and the City Council was staring at the prospect of a...

Original post made on May. 18, 2021
Last comment by cr, on May 20, 2021 at 11:23 am | 20 comments | 8750 Views


Housing bill that allows cities to increase density clears state Assembly

A state bill that would allow cities to override voter-enacted zoning restrictions to construct housing developments eked...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2021
Last comment by Andy, on Aug 31, 2021 at 3:38 pm | 20 comments | 11838 Views


Sergeant's retirement leaves Palo Alto with no Black police officers

When Sgt. Adrienne Moore retired from the Palo Alto Police Department last month after 24 years of service, the city lost...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2021
Last comment by Jack Peterson, on Nov 22, 2021 at 1:18 pm | 20 comments | 10858 Views


Palo Alto police push back against attempts to reverse radio encryption

Palo Alto police are pushing back against attempts by some members of the City Council to reverse its policy of encrypting...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Apr 6, 2022 at 1:19 pm | 20 comments | 11082 Views


Audit scrutinizes Palo Alto's frustrating permit process

A new audit has found Palo Alto's permit process for solar panels and other home upgrades is hobbled by long lead times for...

Original post made on May. 6, 2022
Last comment by Anonymous, on May 16, 2022 at 1:00 pm | 20 comments | 8102 Views


Soccer star's parents sue Stanford University after her death

The parents of a Stanford women's soccer star who died by suicide after learning she faced disciplinary action filed a lawsuit...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2022
Last comment by III, on Dec 10, 2022 at 10:07 am | 20 comments | 14701 Views


Affordable apartments debut at Wilton Court

For months, Dawn Wood watched hopefully as the four-story building down the street from her family's home transformed from...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2022
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Dec 13, 2022 at 2:26 pm | 20 comments | 7774 Views


Council vote paves the way for major fiber expansion

After more than 20 years of debate, Palo Alto voted on Monday to significantly expand the city's fiber optics network, a...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2022
Last comment by AGMidtown, on Dec 23, 2022 at 11:19 am | 20 comments | 6863 Views


Kou and Stone to lead Palo Alto as mayor, vice mayor

Lydia Kou, a real estate agent who in her six years on the City Council established herself as a leading critic of Sacramento...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2023
Last comment by Eric Filseth, on Feb 21, 2023 at 12:26 pm | 20 comments | 11211 Views


Ride to the future: Palo Alto eyed for Silicon Valley-themed amusement park

A well-known entertainment conglomerate is floating the idea of opening a Silicon Valley-themed amusement park in Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2023
Last comment by Jeff Shrager, on Apr 1, 2023 at 11:47 pm | 20 comments | 45966 Views


To help tenants, council advances new eviction protections

Seeking to provide a measure of security to renters in city's famously expensive housing market, Palo Alto leaders agreed...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2023
Last comment by No Longer A Landlord , on Sep 1, 2023 at 8:51 am | 20 comments | 7178 Views


Study deals blow to planned replacement of Pope-Chaucer bridge

An ambitious plan to replace the flood-prone Pope-Chaucer bridge between Palo Alto and Menlo Park is on the verge of faltering...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2023
Last comment by Xenia, on Jun 16, 2023 at 8:49 am | 20 comments | 6682 Views


Double standard for residency


Original post made by Anonymous on Aug. 18, 2006
Last comment by another anon, on Sep 10, 2006 at 6:32 pm | 20 comments | 11378 Views


To the Eds


Original post made by OhlonePar on Mar. 16, 2007
Last comment by anonymous, on Mar 22, 2007 at 10:01 pm | 20 comments | 6073 Views


School board approves $8 million for Paly fields

Nearly $8 million for a major rebuilding of Palo Alto High School fields and bleachers was approved unanimously Tuesday night...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2008
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 15, 2008 at 8:35 am | 20 comments | 4680 Views


Popular song amoung kids - SHOCKING LYRICS

I am so shocked! I listened to a rap song on my 13 yr old son's ipod called "My dick" by Mickey Avalon. I almost puked. The...

Original post made by A shocked parent on Feb. 18, 2009
Last comment by Private Parent, on Apr 29, 2014 at 4:54 pm | 20 comments | 9277 Views


Paly's Paul Kandell named 'journalism teacher of the year'

Palo Alto High School journalism teacher Paul Kandell has been named 2009 National Journalism Teacher of the Year by the...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2009
Last comment by Julia, on Mar 27, 2014 at 11:10 pm | 20 comments | 9378 Views


87 Palo Alto seniors earn National Merit honors

Nearly 10 percent of next June's graduating classes of Gunn and Palo Alto high schools have been named National Merit Semi-Finalists,...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2009
Last comment by Kmom, on Oct 26, 2009 at 5:44 pm | 20 comments | 4824 Views


Glimmers of change in stress-filled high schools?

When she convened her first student stress conference six years ago, Stanford lecturer Denise Clark Pope never imagined the...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2009
Last comment by laura, on Sep 27, 2009 at 5:23 am | 20 comments | 5217 Views
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