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'None of us are OK.' Vigil brings different faiths together to Mitchell Park

What began as a chat between a few Palo Alto neighbors evolved on Saturday into vigil that brought about 200 people of different...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2023
Last comment by Bob, on Oct 25, 2023 at 11:32 am | 5 comments | 6959 Views


Around Town: a revival, life amid war and enduring sports traditions

In this week's Around Town column, a revival, living amid war and enduring sports traditions. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2023
Last comment by Online Name, on Oct 25, 2023 at 10:14 am | 2 comments | 11023 Views


Stanford hospitals struggle to keep employees from driving to work

When Stanford University received permission in 2011 to construct of new hospitals and medical buildings, it pledged to steer...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2023
Last comment by JR, on Oct 23, 2023 at 9:16 pm | 15 comments | 7001 Views


Review: West Bay Opera's straightforward 'Madama Butterfly' reveals its enduring power

West Bay Opera's production of "Madama Butterfly" reveals Puccini's opera as a profound indictment of imperialism. Performances...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2023
Last comment by MBoots, on Oct 21, 2023 at 5:49 pm | 1 comment | 2778 Views


A 'company town'? Stanford housing plan raises concerns in Palo Alto

As Santa Clara County prepares to approve new policies for Stanford University's growth, Palo Alto and the university are...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2023
Last comment by Deborah, on Oct 17, 2023 at 5:40 pm | 16 comments | 12977 Views


Police calls: 19 arrests, 1 sexual misdemeanor

The following list captures recent reports of crimes made to Palo Alto police for the week of Oct 5-12. Details can be found...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2023
Last comment by Stephen Rock , on Oct 16, 2023 at 10:17 am | 1 comment | 1988 Views


Review: 'Mrs. Christie' dives into unsolved disappearance of famed novelist

Why did writer Agatha Christie disappear for 11 days? It's still a mystery, but TheatreWorks' season opener, "Mrs. Christie,"...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2023
Last comment by Consider Your Options. , on Oct 15, 2023 at 10:04 am | 1 comment | 4690 Views


Eager to redevelop Cubberley, Palo Alto explores long-term lease with school district

Hoping to revive the city's languishing effort to rebuild Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto City Manager Ed Shikada is...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2023
Last comment by Mondoman, on Oct 13, 2023 at 4:57 pm | 2 comments | 3905 Views


Meet April, the newest addition to the Barron Park Donkey Project

The famed Barron Park donkeys recently got a new member, April, who has joined the company of residents Perry and Buddy....

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2023
Last comment by Consider Your Options. , on Oct 13, 2023 at 11:04 am | 1 comment | 5986 Views


Police: Woman foils robbery attempt in Midtown

Palo Alto police are looking for a man who tried to snatch the purse of an elderly lady in the Midtown neighborhood on Monday...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2023
Last comment by Forever Name, on Oct 11, 2023 at 10:34 am | 3 comments | 3722 Views


New local flag football team has former 49ers as coaches

This inaugural season of high school flag football has brought a new opportunity for local girls to play competitively. For...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2023
Last comment by Rebecca Eisenberg, on Oct 6, 2023 at 5:19 pm | 1 comment | 4480 Views


Panel discussion talks wrongful incarceration at Mountain View event, with tribute to exoneree Rick Walker

Rick Walker spent 12 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Exonerated in 2003, Walker left prison as a free man...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2023
Last comment by Ocam's Razor, on Oct 6, 2023 at 2:22 pm | 3 comments | 2703 Views


Property owner seeks city's help to fill vacancy in Homer Avenue building

Citing anemic demand for downtown office space in the aftermath of the pandemic, a Palo Alto developer is asking the city...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2023
Last comment by curious, on Oct 4, 2023 at 9:32 am | 13 comments | 7693 Views


Public comment abuse leads to changes in Redwood City's meeting protocols

In what Mayor Jeff Gee calls a “proactive step” to avoid “vile, racist, anti-semitic” disruptions ahead of council...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2023
Last comment by Claudette, on Oct 3, 2023 at 11:01 am | 1 comment | 2761 Views


Local leaders share statements on the late U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein's 'trailblazing' leadership

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the longest-serving woman senator in the country's history and the first woman to be San Francisco's...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2023
Last comment by NTB2, on Oct 2, 2023 at 12:44 am | 5 comments | 3694 Views


Arts briefs: Sierra Hull at The Guild, Great Glass Pumpkin Patch in Palo Alto and more

Catch bluegrass and folk with mandolin virtuoso Sierra Hull, pick the perfect hand-blown gourd at the Great Glass Pumpkin...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2023
There are no comments yet. 2670 Views


Modern Asian supermarket should be in the cannery site

What a tribute to the historic Chinese community in P.A. if the old cannery site could be turned into a modern, upscale Asian...

Original post made by rosemarye on Sep. 27, 2023
Last comment by Online Name, on Sep 27, 2023 at 9:26 pm | 2 comments | 367 Views


Fall arts season offers gateway into new worlds

This fall offers the perfect chance to tap into new worlds inside an installation, on a canvas, a stage, or together as a...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2023
There are no comments yet. 7494 Views


Horrified by 'whites-only' language in their property deeds, Ladera residents worked hard to purge it

When Leslie Wambach was house hunting on the Midpeninsula, she thought she had found the perfect home. But then she discovered...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2023
Last comment by Lydia Kou, on Sep 26, 2023 at 7:06 pm | 5 comments | 5406 Views


City hopes to lure growth -- and grants -- to San Antonio Road

In designating San Antonio Road as a "priority development area," the Palo Alto City Council is hoping to attract grants...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2023
Last comment by PaloAltoVoter, on Sep 26, 2023 at 10:11 am | 6 comments | 5331 Views
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