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Widowing together

“Beyond Widow: Inspiration from the Trenches,” written by Palo Alto resident Patty McGuigan and Tesha McCord Poe, is...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2023
Last comment by Leslie Ciao, on Sep 2, 2023 at 8:04 pm | 1 comment | 2276 Views


Looking to buy median-priced home in Bay Area? You'll need yearly income above $400K

The U.S. housing market needs more than 300,000 affordable homes for middle-income buyers, who face the greatest housing...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2023
Last comment by Gabrielle Peterson, on Jun 21, 2023 at 5:01 pm | 2 comments | 5881 Views


Gallery House marks 65 years in Palo Alto

Founded in Palo Alto in 1958, Gallery House celebrates a milestone anniversary with a June 9 reception that also highlights...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2023
There are no comments yet. 4827 Views


Bomb threat called in to Stanford Shopping Center, search turns up nothing

A bomb threat called in to the Stanford Shopping Center on Wednesday prompted Palo Alto police to sweep the area in search...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2023
Last comment by Bystander, on Mar 19, 2023 at 7:53 am | 3 comments | 9118 Views


At new Victoria Ballet, classes celebrate the power of art

A new studio provides dance and art lessons to people of all ages. The classes offered include all experience levels -- from...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2023
There are no comments yet. 5562 Views


Suspect in Half Moon Bay shootings was employee of farm where 5 where shot

A man accused of mass shootings at two locations in the Half Moon Bay area on Monday legally purchased the semi-automatic...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2023
Last comment by Grew Up Here, on Jan 26, 2023 at 10:02 pm | 2 comments | 2604 Views


'The Lady with the Crown' captures decades of a unique and unbreakable mother-daughter bond

Palo Alto author Kathleen Canrinus' book "The Lady with the Crown: A Story of Resilience" is the memoir of two people: Canrinus...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2022
Last comment by Halimah Van Tuyl, on Dec 19, 2022 at 12:25 pm | 2 comments | 2937 Views


Man convicted of murder for 2011 East Palo Alto shooting

A 31-year-old man has been convicted of first-degree murder for a fatal shooting in East Palo Alto in 2011, San Mateo County...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2022
There are no comments yet. 4629 Views


SLAC researchers scan 600-year-old documents for clues about first printing presses

While scientists at SLAC typically look to the future, this time they're looking at the past by comparing the world's early...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2022
Last comment by Barron Parker Too, on Aug 15, 2022 at 2:42 pm | 1 comment | 6325 Views


How Stanford med student Grace D. Li is handling becoming a bestselling author overnight

Inspired by the real thefts of Chinese art from European museums, Stanford medical student Grace Li's "Portrait of a Thief"...

Original post made on May. 28, 2022
Last comment by Shirley 'Mac', on May 28, 2022 at 12:23 pm | 1 comment | 6220 Views


Summer movie lineup offers hope for theaters, something for everyone

Summer film season is back, with big-scale action and family movies but also counter-programming for those seeking something...

Original post made on May. 27, 2022
Last comment by Jack, on May 27, 2022 at 7:23 am | 1 comment | 5006 Views


Spring Real Estate 2022: A look at local market trends, bidding wars and real estate in the post-COVID era

The spring real estate market is here -- and so is our annual Spring Home & Real Estate magazine, which takes a look at this...

Original post made on May. 23, 2022
There are no comments yet. 23499 Views


Executive director of Kepler's popular speaker series is stepping down

Jean Forstner is stepping down from Kepler's Literary Foundation as executive director after leading its community programs...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2022
Last comment by Just Sayin', on Mar 10, 2022 at 5:39 pm | 1 comment | 4667 Views


Vaccinations of children against COVID could start next week

COVID-19 vaccines could be available for 5- to 11-year-olds as early as Nov. 3 if the CDC approves emergency authorization,...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2021
There are no comments yet. 6367 Views


Retired judge LaDoris Cordell reflects on a her legal career and the court system in new memoir

Across her long and notable career, retired Palo Alto Judge LaDoris Hazzard Cordell has been known for many firsts. She's...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2021
Last comment by Jamie , on Oct 25, 2021 at 5:11 pm | 4 comments | 11699 Views


The Zoppé Family Circus carries on a centuries-old tradition

Having survived multiple wars and two pandemics, the Zoppé Circus is celebrating its 12th anniversary in Redwood City, with...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2021
There are no comments yet. 6784 Views


Eagles soar past Mountain View in key matchup

Seniors Emma Symon and Leigh Doyas each recorded four kills in the third set and Los Altos made a statement, winning against...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3733 Views


Menlo-Atherton airs it out in PAL football win over HMB

Matt MacLeod threw three touchdowns and rushed for a score in helping Menlo-Atherton open PAL Bay Division play with a wild...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2021
There are no comments yet. 5432 Views


Opinion: What most environmentalists don't know can hurt us

Global warming is a serious issue and environmentalists are trying their best to be helpful. But good intentions do not automatically...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2021
Last comment by Dave, on Oct 9, 2021 at 9:12 am | 18 comments | 12567 Views


As bidding wars cool, is a Peninsula housing crash on the way?

As we roll through summer, many families are finally getting away for their first vacation since 2020. With fewer active...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2021
Last comment by Kurt_G, on Oct 6, 2021 at 5:48 pm | 1 comment | 25748 Views
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Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund

For the last 30 years, the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund has given away almost $10 million to local nonprofits serving children and families. 100% of the funds go directly to local programs. It’s a great way to ensure your charitable donations are working at home.