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Stanford set to roll out ambitious trail project

After more than two years of planning and designing, Stanford University is looking to break ground this month on an ambitious...

Original post made on May. 18, 2015
Last comment by Stanford Employee, on May 21, 2015 at 9:45 am | 20 comments | 12811 Views


Shop Talk: Parking problems brew at Philz Coffee

Parking is getting tight in Midtown, and the opening of a new cafe may make matters worse. Read the full story here

Original post made on May. 25, 2015
Last comment by Jean G, on May 26, 2015 at 5:16 pm | 20 comments | 8803 Views


Sunset moving to Oakland

Sunset will move its headquarters from the Menlo Park campus it has occupied since 1951 to Jack London Square in Oakland...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2015
Last comment by Jackie, on Mar 29, 2016 at 3:07 pm | 20 comments | 10526 Views


Berman, Kasperzak off to fast starts in bid for Assembly

The primary election is still nearly a year away but the two leading contenders to replace Assemblyman Rich Gordon in Sacramento...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2015
Last comment by jh, on Jul 24, 2015 at 5:13 pm | 20 comments | 3429 Views


Santa Clara County to bolster homeless housing in time for winter storms

Santa Clara County officials plan to massively increase the number of emergency shelter space for homeless people throughout...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Sep 25, 2015 at 11:27 pm | 20 comments | 5662 Views


Plan for new police headquarters cruises ahead

Two city-owned parking lots on Sherman Avenue would make way for Palo Alto's new police headquarters, a parking structure...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2015
Last comment by Sal, on Dec 17, 2015 at 7:46 pm | 20 comments | 8917 Views


Shop Talk: Shinola, b8ta open in Palo Alto

Luxury watch retailer Shinola and East Coast-based salad chain Sweetgreen move in to downtown Palo Alto, as does the hands-on...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2015
Last comment by Linda, on Apr 12, 2016 at 1:48 pm | 20 comments | 24552 Views


Bernie Sanders draws supporters to Palo Alto rally

More than a thousand people waited in the scorching sun to listen to Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speak...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2016
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Jun 4, 2016 at 9:39 am | 20 comments | 11338 Views


Beloved Palo Alto donkey dies at 32

One of the Barron Park neighborhood's beloved and iconic donkeys, Miner Forty Niner, has died, according to his handlers....

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2016
Last comment by Candi Campbell, on Oct 6, 2017 at 3:30 pm | 20 comments | 30255 Views


Palo Alto looks to bring permit parking to Evergreen Park

For years, residents of Evergreen Park have been raising alarms about their neighborhood streets turning into parking lots...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2017
Last comment by What happened?, on Jan 24, 2017 at 12:08 am | 20 comments | 10336 Views


Palo Alto Sport Shop and Toy World faces uncertain future

Plans are underway to sell a historic building that houses Palo Alto Sport Shop and Toy World, a downtown destination for...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2017
Last comment by AllYouCanEat, on Jan 23, 2017 at 10:55 am | 20 comments | 16378 Views


Proposed cafe for seniors means lunch program will need new home

Avenidas, a nonprofit that provides services to seniors, plans to open a cafe in its center at 450 Bryant St. -- ending speculation...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2017
Last comment by Avenidas, on Sep 6, 2017 at 9:07 pm | 20 comments | 10542 Views


Palo Alto cuts Fire Department positions

In a bid to save money and address changing community demands, the Palo Alto City Council voted early Tuesday to eliminate...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2017
Last comment by Dr. G, on Oct 23, 2017 at 10:34 am | 20 comments | 8840 Views


Palo Alto to draw up new vision for Ventura site

Palo Alto took the critical first step Monday toward re-imagining and, ultimately, redeveloping a Ventura site best known...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2017
Last comment by Sanctimonious City, on Nov 9, 2017 at 6:53 am | 20 comments | 9871 Views


Four women arrested for shoplifting at Stanford Shopping Center

Four women were arrested this week in connection with two separate shoplifting incidents at Stanford Shopping Center in Palo...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2018
Last comment by The Solution is Simple, on Jul 24, 2018 at 7:41 am | 20 comments | 8018 Views


Palo Alto power outage affecting about 2,500 customers

Power has gone out in the Barron Park area of Palo Alto, impacting about 2,500 customers, according to a tweet from City...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2020
Last comment by Val, on Jan 15, 2020 at 6:21 pm | 20 comments | 12436 Views


After decades downtown, Tallman's House of Foam calls it quits

Tallman's House of Foam has ended its reign as downtown Palo Alto's go-to place for foam, upholstery work and mattresses....

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2020
Last comment by Bill, on Jan 16, 2020 at 10:43 pm | 20 comments | 11002 Views


County on state 'watchlist' after COVID-19 case uptick

Santa Clara County had its second highest number of COVID-19 cases ever recorded for a single day on Tuesday, raising concerns...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jun 24, 2020 at 11:18 pm | 20 comments | 12800 Views


Santa Clara County supervisors propose sales tax to fill $250M deficit

The board of supervisors is looking into a sales tax measure to patch up a massive hole in the county's budget during the...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2020
Last comment by musical, on Jul 30, 2020 at 6:11 pm | 20 comments | 7733 Views


Palo Alto looks to keep University and California avenues car-free

For many in Palo Alto, the closure of University and California Avenue to cars was a speck of good news in a dismal year....

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2021
Last comment by Allen Akin, on Apr 21, 2021 at 1:57 pm | 20 comments | 14632 Views
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