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City looks to expand relocation assistance for renters

Seeking to strengthen tenant protections, Palo Alto is preparing to expand on Monday a policy that requires landlords to...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2022
Last comment by James, on Jan 31, 2022 at 2:30 pm | 6 comments | 4786 Views


Around Town: East Palo Alto Planning Commission gives nod to Center for Economic Mobility

In the latest Around Town column, news about the East Palo Alto Planning Commission's approval of the Center for Economic...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2022
There are no comments yet. 4936 Views


Around Town: Palo Alto modifies city services as omicron wave continues

In the latest column, news about city service changes due to the recent COVID-19 surge and upcoming meetings for a new Magical...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Jan 25, 2022 at 4:48 pm | 7 comments | 5352 Views


John Arrillaga, one Silicon Valley's top philanthropists, dies at 84

John Arrillaga, the billionaire philanthropist who helped develop the modern Silicon Valley before becoming one of its most...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2022
Last comment by W. Reller, on Jan 25, 2022 at 4:30 pm | 9 comments | 19671 Views


Stanford nurse disappears after abruptly leaving shift

A search effort is underway for a Stanford Hospital nurse who disappeared on Tuesday after abruptly leaving his shift. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2022
Last comment by Fritzie Blue, on Jan 21, 2022 at 11:19 pm | 8 comments | 37642 Views


Counties face a 'dramatic and breathtaking explosion' of COVID cases

Santa Clara and San Mateo counties are now seeing more COVID-19 cases than at any other time during the pandemic, health...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2022
Last comment by Anthony Jeffers, on Jan 20, 2022 at 11:55 am | 9 comments | 10486 Views


Amid low COVID vaccine rates, more California children hospitalized in omicron surge

The number of California children diagnosed with COVID-19 during the omicron variant surge has "skyrocketed," challenging...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2022
Last comment by M, on Jan 18, 2022 at 4:54 pm | 5 comments | 4232 Views


'Stunned by this generosity': Anonymous donor gives $350,000 to Holiday Fund

A Silicon Valley philanthropist has made the largest-ever donation to the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund and the Almanac Holiday...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2022
Last comment by Novelera, on Jan 17, 2022 at 8:45 am | 2 comments | 5199 Views


Leonard Ware, lawyer, rancher and civic leader, dies at 93

Leonard "Leo" Ware, co-founder of the Palo Alto law firm Ware Fletcher & Freidenrich, which later merged with DLA Piper,...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2022
Last comment by John Kirby, on Jan 16, 2022 at 8:18 pm | 2 comments | 6463 Views


Eight people rob tobacco store at gunpoint

A tobacco store clerk was pistol-whipped during a robbery involving eight people, some who were armed with handguns, on Thursday...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2022
There are no comments yet. 9351 Views


Resident defends himself against alleged burglar with large shears

Palo Alto police arrested a man who allegedly broke into a home late Sunday night and attacked a man using large hedge shears,...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3607 Views


Palo Alto settles with family of utility worker who died on job in 2019

Palo Alto has reached a settlement with the family of a utility worker who died of electrocution on Nov. 16, 2019, while...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2022
Last comment by We Are The People, on Jan 10, 2022 at 3:40 pm | 2 comments | 4951 Views


Developer hopes to bring 70 new apartments to University Avenue

A developer has filed a formal application to construct a four-story building with 70 apartments and ground-floor office...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2022
Last comment by Lynne Henderson, on Jan 9, 2022 at 1:22 pm | 13 comments | 5899 Views


New plan would refurbish, partially demolish Nut House building

A California Avenue building that for decades housed the Antonio's Nut House bar would be partially demolished, reconstructed...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2022
Last comment by All Along the Watchtower, on Jan 8, 2022 at 2:20 pm | 18 comments | 11630 Views


The best, worst and most memorable movies of 2021

It was the best of films, it was the worst of times. 2021 was a terrible year for humanity, but -- cold comfort though it...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Jan 7, 2022 at 2:40 pm | 2 comments | 9351 Views


The California Legislature is back: What to expect in 2022

As the Legislature reconvenes, Californians can expect lawmakers to continue focusing on housing and climate, plus COVID-19,...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2022
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Jan 5, 2022 at 12:14 pm | 1 comment | 2645 Views


How Winter Lodge overcame the odds — and the climate — to become the warmest outdoor ice rink around

There's a winter wonderland in Palo Alto, and it's right off of Middlefield Road. Read the full story here

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2021
Last comment by Me, on Dec 29, 2021 at 5:33 pm | 4 comments | 9136 Views


Auditors to scrutinize construction of new public safety building

Seeking to contain the costs of its largest infrastructure project -- a new public safety building near California Avenue...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2021
Last comment by Jesse Erhardt, on Dec 29, 2021 at 2:38 pm | 2 comments | 4203 Views


Elizabeth Holmes trial: Defense argues that she 'went down with the ship,' should be acquitted

The defense used its last chance to address the jury to talk about missing witnesses, aspirations and Holmes' belief that...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2021
Last comment by dontliveinCA, on Dec 28, 2021 at 12:28 pm | 1 comment | 3639 Views


Around Town: Santa Clara County supplies $75K to extend Avenidas' Rainbow Collective program

In the latest column, news about an Avenidas program securing more funds from the county, Google's quarter-million dollar...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3920 Views
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