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Palo Alto man helps Afghan interpreter receive visa

Qismat Amin, an Afghan interpreter who helped the U.S. Army, has been waiting for years for the U.S. government to grant...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2017
Last comment by Resident , on Feb 6, 2017 at 4:22 pm | 13 comments | 11877 Views


Responding to sexual harassment: What the law says

Federal, state and school district guidelines offer a framework for the investigation into sexual harassment. The Weekly...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2015
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Oct 10, 2015 at 12:03 pm | 14 comments | 11876 Views


Palo Alto drops tunnels from menu of rail options

As Palo Alto plods ahead in its journey to redesign three rail crossings, the City Council is facing a menu of imperfect...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on May 1, 2021 at 9:06 am | 36 comments | 11874 Views


School child care provider pleads for financial help

Facing a financial crossroads, the Palo Alto nonprofit that provides subsidized after-school and child care services to more...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by PA Parent, on Feb 27, 2017 at 2:25 pm | 14 comments | 11873 Views


New life eyed for the historic Nut House building

A proposal to partially demolish and rehabilitate a building that once housed Antonio's Nut House and, before that, a Safeway...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2022
Last comment by WilliamR, on Jun 1, 2022 at 6:19 pm | 5 comments | 11872 Views


Palo Alto looks to modify traffic signals on Embarcadero Road

Seeking to relieve traffic congestion and respond to years of residents' complaints, Palo Alto is preparing to remove a traffic...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2014
Last comment by (Still) Frustrated Communter, on Jul 23, 2015 at 10:38 am | 77 comments | 11871 Views


Palo Alto weighs tax increases for infrastructure fixes

Faced with a laundry list of infrastructure needs and lukewarm support for a bond measure to pay for these repairs, Palo...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2013
Last comment by Jake, on Aug 14, 2013 at 10:12 am | 57 comments | 11870 Views


As stores struggle, Palo Alto prepares to let offices fill retail spaces

Seeking to stem the economic damage from COVID-19, Palo Alto is weighing a measure that could shake up the local retail scene:...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2020
Last comment by Murphy, on Nov 9, 2020 at 10:55 pm | 32 comments | 11870 Views


Parents launch mobile health-record challenge

The parents of a 2011 Palo Alto High School graduate who died from meningitis have launched a campaign to teach people how...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2015
Last comment by Sally Bemus, on Feb 9, 2015 at 12:26 pm | 4 comments | 11868 Views


Landmark deal paves way for transformation of Fry's site

Palo Alto approved on Tuesday a landmark deal with Sobrato Organization that paves the way for redevelopment of Ventura's...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2023
Last comment by Me 2, on Sep 21, 2023 at 12:17 pm | 27 comments | 11868 Views


Students speak to experiences, good and bad, at youth forum

Amidst Palo Alto's ongoing community conversation about youth health and well-being -- one that so often cries out for the...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2015
Last comment by _Parent, on Mar 9, 2015 at 7:27 pm | 30 comments | 11863 Views


AT&T withdraws Palo Alto cell-tower application

AT&T has withdrawn its application to install a 75-foot-tall cell-phone tower at the Eichler Swim and Tennis Club in Palo...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2010
Last comment by bILL, on Nov 22, 2010 at 3:31 pm | 82 comments | 11861 Views


Palo Alto expands its control over Baylands

Palo Alto's effort to expand and restore the sprawling marshlands on the city's eastern fringes will hit a milestone next...

Original post made on May. 31, 2017
Last comment by Oldster, on Jun 6, 2017 at 10:42 am | 25 comments | 11860 Views


Coronavirus weekend update: Santa Clara County adds 82 COVID-19 cases, one more death

Santa Clara County saw its total of coronavirus cases and deaths rise to 1,566 as of Saturday with 82 new cases and one new...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Apr 14, 2020 at 12:48 pm | 4 comments | 11860 Views


Man shot by Menlo Park police during pursuit identified

Jerry Lee Matheny, 52, has been identified by the county coroner's office as the man who was shot and killed by Menlo Park...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Nov 13, 2014 at 7:43 pm | 8 comments | 11859 Views


Palo Alto peace walk marks Sept. 11 anniversary

A multifaith march for peace in Palo Alto Sunday afternoon drew hundreds of participants. Walking along Alma Street and Middlefield...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2016
Last comment by No apples, no oranges , on Sep 13, 2016 at 4:54 pm | 17 comments | 11859 Views


Ideological starvation


Original post made by Gary on Nov. 3, 2008
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Nov 10, 2008 at 10:38 pm | 49 comments | 11856 Views


Chestnuts — a rare find in the Bay Area — grows in the hills above Palo Alto

About 2,500 feet above Palo Alto in the Santa Cruz Mountains, there's a 20-acre farm that nurtures a rare crop for this area:...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2019
Last comment by Trevor Adams, on Dec 20, 2019 at 3:11 pm | 10 comments | 11855 Views


Mysterious school policy proposal becomes hot potato

Palo Alto school board Vice President Melissa Baten Caswell is asking her colleagues to consider adopting additional conflict-of-interest...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2014
Last comment by kludged, on Dec 8, 2014 at 8:36 am | 44 comments | 11854 Views


Portola Valley doctor aims to combat obesity epidemic

The facts, says Dr. Sean Bourke, are clear: The U.S. is being overtaken by an epidemic of obesity. He wants to replace it...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2016
Last comment by Questions, on Feb 26, 2016 at 10:08 am | 9 comments | 11853 Views
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