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AROUND TOWN

Santa Clara County chips in funding to keep safe parking lots open through June 2022

Safe parking sites in Mountain View and Palo Alto, designed to help a growing number of homeless residents living in cars...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2021
Last comment by Anonymous, on Dec 1, 2021 at 12:58 pm | 2 comments | 2621 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Burglars break into Palo Alto house but flee after realizing residents are home

Burglars smashed a glass door to get into a Crescent Park house early Saturday morning but left empty-handed after discovering...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2021
Last comment by NanaDi, on Dec 1, 2021 at 11:35 am | 2 comments | 8182 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

CHP to patrol Stanford Shopping Center, other malls amid smash-and-grab crime wave

Local malls will have a greater force of armed protection this holiday season. Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered the California...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2021
Last comment by Banes , on Nov 30, 2021 at 9:02 pm | 4 comments | 4984 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford administrators uncertain if possible nooses found on campus were deliberate

Possible nooses were reported along the Lake Lagunita walking trail at Stanford University on Monday, university administrators...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2021
Last comment by Screeedek, on Nov 30, 2021 at 4:55 pm | 1 comment | 2352 Views

AROUND TOWN

It's a wonderful time: A guide to holiday fun

Celebrations of the festive season are mostly back in person this year. Here's where to find holiday performances and events...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3097 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fletcher Middle School's dwindling size causes district to propose enrollment lottery

With the student body at Ellen Fletcher Middle School shrinking by over 30% since 2015, Palo Alto Unified is considering...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2021
Last comment by Citizen, on Nov 28, 2021 at 11:15 pm | 20 comments | 10338 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two injured in crash following illegal sideshow

Two people are hospitalized with major injuries after they fled from an illegal sideshow, sideswiped a police patrol car...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2021
Last comment by Banes , on Nov 28, 2021 at 6:09 pm | 10 comments | 7915 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Palo Alto lights up the holidays with decoration contest

In the latest Around Town column, news about the city of Palo Alto's holiday decoration contest, the effort to restore Stanford...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3972 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police thwart 30 to 40 people in smash-and-grab attempt downtown

A large group that tried to smash the door of The RealReal store ran off in 20 cars after police responded to the scene on...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2021
Last comment by SteveDabrowski, on Nov 26, 2021 at 4:42 pm | 5 comments | 14543 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Holiday Fund: Where learning English is 'medicine for the people'

The Rosalie Rendu Center empowers Latino mothers and families to break the cycle of poverty through English as a second language,...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3783 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Burglars strike jewelry store, take $50K in gold, silver

Three people took an estimated $50,000 in gold and silver from a downtown Palo Alto jewelry store in a brazen smash-and-grab...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2021
Last comment by A Person, on Nov 26, 2021 at 8:03 am | 10 comments | 9179 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

After 80 mph, wrong-way flight on Embarcadero, man crashes stolen Mini Cooper into tree

A 36-year-old man attempted a harrowing escape from Palo Alto police on Monday and was arrested after he fled at high speed...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2021
Last comment by Banes , on Nov 26, 2021 at 4:10 am | 2 comments | 7453 Views

AROUND TOWN

Help local nonprofits spread cheer this holiday season

We've compiled a list of Midpeninsula nonprofits that are accepting donations to help make the holidays brighter for those...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2021
Last comment by PA Community Advocate, on Nov 25, 2021 at 9:27 pm | 1 comment | 3869 Views

AROUND TOWN

A 'mythical bridge' no more: Palo Alto's new bike overpass is now open

A new overpass in Palo Alto that will provide yearround access to the Baylands, the new Adobe Reach trail and other outdoor...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2021
Last comment by Seer, on Nov 24, 2021 at 5:49 pm | 13 comments | 14807 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Bay Area district attorneys form alliance against organized retail theft

In response to recent organized theft schemes seen across the Bay Area this week, seven Bay Area district attorneys created...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2021
Last comment by Marian Beck, on Nov 24, 2021 at 2:50 pm | 2 comments | 2262 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Becker pushes for state government to reach zero emissions by 2035

State Sen. Josh Becker announced new legislative initiatives for a cleaner California during the United Nations Climate Conference...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 24, 2021 at 1:33 pm | 27 comments | 4762 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Around Town: Palo Alto comes under fire in New York Times op-ed

In the latest Around Town column, Palo Alto gets called out in a New York Times video op-ed over its lack of new housing...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2021
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Nov 24, 2021 at 1:12 pm | 94 comments | 18981 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Another COVID holiday: Is California in a better place this year?

The answer is no in many parts of California: Eighteen counties, mostly rural ones, have more hospitalized COVID-19 patients...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2021
Last comment by Jane, on Nov 24, 2021 at 12:43 pm | 2 comments | 4383 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Understanding the debate behind California's new math framework

In the push to help more students thrive in STEM, California is working to change the way its schools teach math. But the...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2021
Last comment by Citizen, on Nov 24, 2021 at 10:28 am | 3 comments | 3735 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto prepares to enter 'microtransit' arena with on-demand shuttles

When city officials launched into steep budget cuts last year, public shuttles were among the first things to depart. Now,...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2021
Last comment by Mondoman, on Nov 23, 2021 at 10:48 pm | 13 comments | 7409 Views
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