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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

'Village People' prepare to close up shop

Village Stationers, a family-owned stationery store with locations in Menlo Park and Los Altos, will be closing its doors...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2019
Last comment by Don, on Aug 9, 2019 at 9:45 am | 12 comments | 4964 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Customers follow their noses to Michoacán Market's charcoal-grilled chicken

When Janet and Ruben Robles first started cooking whole chickens to bring in more business to their Menlo Park market, they...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2019
Last comment by Crispy Skin, on Aug 8, 2019 at 5:18 pm | 11 comments | 5466 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto celebrates second annual National Night Out

More than 300 community members attended National Night Out outside Palo Alto police headquarters on Tuesday for an evening...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2019
Last comment by Not Naive, on Aug 8, 2019 at 12:51 pm | 7 comments | 3734 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Proposed 2020 Bay Road development would be East Palo Alto's largest office compound

East Palo Alto's proposed commercial mega-development at 2020 Bay Road could fund hundreds of new affordable-housing units,...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 8, 2019 at 8:01 am | 13 comments | 9031 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Temporary bathroom eyed for Pardee Park; Environmental organizations win grants

In the latest Around Town column, Pardee Park may soon see a temporary bathroom that is "significantly nicer than a port-a-potty"...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2019
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, on Aug 8, 2019 at 12:00 am | 14 comments | 4853 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

20,000 businesses in Palo Alto — or 3,000? Consultant didn't find the other 17,000

Despite vowing to reform its beleaguered business-registry program and hiring a consultant to lead the effort last year,...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 7, 2019 at 7:27 pm | 28 comments | 9722 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police: Man arrested after 29-hour standoff had illegal high-capacity magazine in his gun

The man whose 29-hour standoff with the police transformed a quiet block of Charleston Meadows into a hive of police activity...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2019
Last comment by zap, on Aug 7, 2019 at 7:23 pm | 29 comments | 9875 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Redevelopment of Compadres site wins final approval

A proposal to build a mixed-use development with 17 condominiums at the site of the former Compadres restaurant received...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Aug 7, 2019 at 8:23 am | 2 comments | 5709 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto Art Center Foundation aims for more funding, engagement

Known for popular art classes and funky exhibits featuring glass pumpkins and willow huts, the Palo Alto Art Center is now...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2019
Last comment by Kate, on Aug 7, 2019 at 12:35 am | 5 comments | 4983 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto, East Palo Alto neighborhoods gear up for National Night Out

Neighborhoods throughout both Palo Alto and East Palo Alto are preparing for National Night Out, an annual event to improve...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2019
Last comment by Ventura Resident, on Aug 6, 2019 at 3:24 pm | 2 comments | 5328 Views

AROUND TOWN

Florida man sentenced for mailing explosives to political figures

A Florida man was handed a 20-year sentence Monday after he pleaded guilty in March to 65 felonies for mailing 16 explosive...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2019
Last comment by Australian Rules Football, on Aug 6, 2019 at 2:57 pm | 7 comments | 2906 Views

AROUND TOWN

Religious leaders, community members hold vigil to protest treatment of migrants in detention

A little before noon, a small crowd starts to gather at the intersection of El Camino Real and Page Mill Road. The group...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 6, 2019 at 8:49 am | 19 comments | 4604 Views

BOOKS

One dies in collision between box truck and fire truck, blocking southbound U.S. Highway 101 in Palo Alto

All lanes of southbound U.S. Highway 101 in Palo Alto are closed and one man died after a box truck rear-ended a Palo Alto...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 5, 2019 at 8:13 pm | 24 comments | 9914 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pickleball queen's crusade for new courts pays off

She's been dubbed the goddess, the queen or the ambassador of pickleball. Monica Engel Williams, 77, displays boundless enthusiasm...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2019
Last comment by Member, on Aug 5, 2019 at 5:20 pm | 1 comment | 7017 Views

AROUND TOWN

Gluten-free bakeshop gets new owner, salon closes and Singapore cafe expands: The latest in local food and retail news

In this week's Shop Talk column, a gluten-free bakery will be under new ownership, a California Avenue salon closes its doors...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2019
Last comment by Hair here, on Aug 5, 2019 at 3:51 pm | 1 comment | 8473 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rate hikes push Palo Alto's utility bills over the $300 mark

Fueled by rising transmission costs and a hot construction market, residential utility bills in Palo Alto now add up to more...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2019
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Aug 5, 2019 at 3:34 pm | 25 comments | 12866 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community group demands Ravenswood school district retain Cesar Chavez name

The name of the new middle school that will operate at the Cesar Chavez Academy campus in East Palo Alto will be the chief...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2019
Last comment by A Moral Compass, on Aug 5, 2019 at 2:37 pm | 16 comments | 5140 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Free tuition and textbooks: A new promise for eligible Foothill College students

Foothill College has expanded its Foothill College Promise, a program that offers two years of free tuition and textbooks...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2019
Last comment by Bruce, on Aug 5, 2019 at 7:44 am | 9 comments | 6585 Views

AROUND TOWN

Water company in East Palo Alto, Menlo Park faces allegations of election fraud, company mismanagement

A resident group is trying to get a new board elected to the Palo Alto Park Mutual Water Company, which has subjected customers...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2019
Last comment by Roberto , on Aug 4, 2019 at 7:48 pm | 9 comments | 12253 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police in standoff in Charleston Meadows

Palo Alto police are negotiating the surrender of a man in the Charleston Meadows neighborhood who is accused of domestic...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2019
Last comment by Tennessee Jed, on Aug 4, 2019 at 11:52 am | 8 comments | 17626 Views
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