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AROUND TOWN

Downtown development moves ahead despite criticism

A proposal to construct a mixed-use building with 65 apartments on University Avenue eked out an early win, despite criticism...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 23, 2022 at 11:43 am | 28 comments | 5553 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Judge sentences Elizabeth Holmes to over 11 years in prison

A federal judge sentenced Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes to 11 years and three months in prison on Friday, citing...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2022
Last comment by Ben Z., on Nov 23, 2022 at 12:38 am | 20 comments | 7941 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Electrification project to temporarily close Caltrain pedestrian crossings, part of Oregon Expressway

Caltrain has announced planned rail crossings and street closures in Palo Alto that will take place starting this Monday,...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2022
Last comment by Frank, on Nov 22, 2022 at 10:58 am | 6 comments | 5177 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Teen driver faces possible murder charges for deadly car collision

Murder charges could be filed against the teenager suspected of causing a Nov. 4 Redwood City collision that killed two Palo...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2022
Last comment by Consider Your Options. , on Nov 21, 2022 at 7:02 pm | 6 comments | 3689 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Jonsen declares victory in sheriff's race, but Jensen doesn't concede

Former Palo Alto police Chief Robert "Bob" Jonsen declared victory in a tight race with Kevin Jensen for Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2022
Last comment by W. Reller, on Nov 21, 2022 at 3:19 pm | 7 comments | 3849 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Complaint: Santa Clara County hospital execs threatened workers over striking

Health care workers have filed a complaint against Santa Clara County, claiming hospital leaders intimidated and threatened...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2022
Last comment by David, on Nov 20, 2022 at 1:54 pm | 1 comment | 2807 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents petition for dog park in Barron Park

More than 300 dog owners in Palo Alto's Barron Park plan to submit a petition to the city to open a dog park in their neighborhood. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2022
Last comment by Consider Your Options. , on Nov 20, 2022 at 1:13 pm | 7 comments | 3813 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board reduces public comment time from three to two minutes

When members of the public want to speak at a Palo Alto school board meeting they will now have a maximum of two minutes,...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2022
Last comment by Emily H, on Nov 20, 2022 at 9:59 am | 10 comments | 2872 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Hoosier contingent comes to Palo Alto for sibling city bonding

Read news about Palo Alto community members hosting a group from Bloomington, Indiana, the city's sibling city, and a Stanford...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2838 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man robbed, assaulted with pistol during date Friday

A man's date Friday with a woman he'd met on an app turned into a nightmare when two men, apparently acquainted with the...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2022
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Nov 20, 2022 at 8:10 am | 1 comment | 5267 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Battling bias in law enforcement: What data reveals about the Palo Alto police

An analysis of the 962 stops of individuals by Palo Alto police officers during the first three months of this year indicates...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2022
Last comment by super chicana, on Nov 19, 2022 at 2:14 pm | 28 comments | 10167 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto prepares for colossal upgrade to wastewater plan

Seeking to reduce the amount of nitrogen that flows into the San Francisco Bay, Palo Alto and its partner cities are preparing...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 18, 2022 at 8:49 pm | 4 comments | 3503 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Incumbent Gary Kremen concedes defeat in Valley Water race

As Santa Clara County's vote counts for the Nov. 8 midterm election continue to trickle in, one contest finally has a winner:...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 18, 2022 at 8:35 pm | 3 comments | 3640 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

After 35 years, Nature Gallery owner Carol Garsten is closing up shop

For 35 years, Garsten has shared this philosophy with customers, selling geologically inspired sculptures, jewelry and furniture...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2022
Last comment by mjh, on Nov 18, 2022 at 3:04 pm | 3 comments | 3600 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Holiday Fund: Building friendships where schools and community organizations leave off

At Bay Area Friendship Circle, volunteer buddies provide social support for children, youth and young adults with special...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2415 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Annual Holiday Fund drive kicks off

Now in its 30th year, the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund is kicking off this week with a goal of raising $600,000 to support...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2443 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Space tomatoes and yogurt bags: NASA scientists are sending experiments to space that will enable longer future missions

Space tomatoes and portable diagnostic kits are just a sample of the innovations that will join Friday's SpaceX commercial...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1587 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto looks to loosen height limits for housing in Ventura

Hoping to promote more housing in Ventura, the City Council on Monday began exploring zone changes that would enable residential...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2022
Last comment by Jerry, on Nov 17, 2022 at 7:21 pm | 11 comments | 4493 Views

AROUND TOWN

Art commission to mull fate of Midtown Poetry Wall

Fans of Midtown Palo Alto's Poetry Wall who hope to save the mural from potential destruction will have a chance to voice...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2022
Last comment by AnnetteG, on Nov 17, 2022 at 1:52 pm | 4 comments | 2050 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto releases plan to add more than 6,000 dwellings

​​Palo Alto released on Monday its plan for adding more than 6,000 dwellings by 2031, a strategy that banks on backyard...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 17, 2022 at 11:10 am | 60 comments | 8085 Views
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