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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. 3524 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 | 4820 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 | 5697 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 | 11245 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 | 9097 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 | 2563 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 | 8892 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 | 4059 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 | 3558 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. 3809 Views


Counties to distribute free at-home COVID-19 test kits

Santa Clara and San Mateo counties plan to hand out tens of thousands of free COVID-19 home test kits as soon as this week...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2021
Last comment by Rebecca Eisenberg, on Dec 24, 2021 at 11:15 pm | 2 comments | 16406 Views


Two men rob woman at gunpoint, flee in sedan

A woman was robbed at gunpoint by two men while she stood near the train platform at the downtown transit center in Palo...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2021
Last comment by S. Underwood, on Dec 23, 2021 at 5:53 pm | 13 comments | 8326 Views


Two old classmates lost touch. A kidney reunited them.

In late October, Todd Quackenbush received a lifesaving transplant from Suzie Scher, 40 years after they met at Juana Briones...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2021
Last comment by Susan L, on Dec 20, 2021 at 10:20 pm | 2 comments | 7284 Views


Around Town: Judge with Palo Alto ties is first Korean American woman to serve on federal appeals court

Judge Lucy Haeran Koh has come a long way since her days of working as a lawyer in Palo Alto. Her appointment to the 9th...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2021
There are no comments yet. 5290 Views


Menlo Park Fire Protection District to appoint new chief next week

Mark Lorenzen, who has nearly 31 years of experience with the Ventura County Fire Department, is anticipated to begin his...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2021
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 16, 2021 at 10:43 am | 1 comment | 3005 Views


Wilderness and watercolors: Hidden museum honors one adventurer's stunning artwork

As a kid, Jane Woodward dreamed of living in a museum. Now a Stanford professor and art patron, she's the woman behind a...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2021
Last comment by Chris, on Dec 14, 2021 at 5:56 pm | 5 comments | 15775 Views


Why does California have the highest jobless rate in the country?

Several factors are contributing, including the state's slow-to-rebound leisure and hospitality sectors. High quit rates...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2021
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Dec 14, 2021 at 12:42 pm | 1 comment | 3608 Views


Around Town: Palo Alto girl, mother named runners-up on 'Top Chef Family Style'

In the latest Around Town column, news about a Palo Alto mother and daughter who competed in the finals of "Top Chef Family...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2021
Last comment by Annette, on Dec 12, 2021 at 7:58 pm | 1 comment | 7982 Views


Palo Alto couple to plead guilty in college admissions scandal

A Palo Alto couple charged with paying to cheat on their son's college entrance exam have agreed to plead guilty after a...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2021
Last comment by Anonymous, on Dec 6, 2021 at 7:12 pm | 14 comments | 13579 Views


Palo Alto backs plan for underpass at Churchill rail crossing

Palo Alto reached a key milestone in its divisive and convoluted journey to redesign the Churchill Avenue rail crossing Monday,...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2021
Last comment by Me 2, on Dec 6, 2021 at 11:45 am | 41 comments | 12058 Views
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