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Craving more outdoor dining, Palo Alto prepares to extend 'Summer Streets' to end of the year

Buoyed by rave reviews of the city's new outdoor dining scene, Palo Alto leaders are considering keeping California and University...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2020
Last comment by Jonathan Brown, on Aug 10, 2020 at 9:31 pm | 4 comments | 10537 Views


Beyond the call

There is only so much time in a day. For many people, the clock hands spin away while they're on the job, doing chores and...

Original post made on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by William Byron Webster, on May 2, 2014 at 10:18 pm | 6 comments | 10536 Views


New golf course to uproot 500 trees in the Baylands

An ambitious overhaul of Palo Alto's golf course in the Baylands scored another victory Wednesday night when the city's planning...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2013
Last comment by Robert, on Jul 3, 2013 at 1:52 pm | 50 comments | 10535 Views


Parking program brings instant impact to downtown Palo Alto

It took years for Palo Alto to launch its downtown parking-permit program and just hours for residents to notice the transformation...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2015
Last comment by Got permit, got ticketed anyway, on Nov 9, 2015 at 9:05 am | 49 comments | 10535 Views


One year later, questions remain about train/car collision

A year after Indiana resident Judith Goldblatt was killed when a train hit her rental car at the Charleston Road crossing,...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2012
Last comment by Reorganize, on Apr 18, 2012 at 11:29 am | 47 comments | 10535 Views


Buena Vista residents allowed to appeal park's closure

Palo Alto officials set the stage on Monday for an emotional battle over the future of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park when...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2015
Last comment by Greenacres, on Jan 19, 2015 at 12:12 am | 88 comments | 10534 Views


Palo Alto breaks ground on Magical Bridge Playground

With a flash of golden shovels and a spray of dirt picked up on the wind, Magical Bridge Founder Olenka Villareal, Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2014
Last comment by Excited about this magical park, on Jun 25, 2014 at 7:38 pm | 7 comments | 10532 Views


Juana Run race could cross finish line

The 18-year run of a popular Palo Alto foot race that raised money for local schools could come to an end in February if...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2013
Last comment by Barron Park parent, on Jan 18, 2014 at 9:27 pm | 10 comments | 10532 Views


The wisdom of horses

Can horses teach people with early-stage dementia useful lessons about how to cope with their disease? Read the full story...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2015
Last comment by Stephanie M., on Jan 5, 2016 at 12:42 pm | 5 comments | 10531 Views


Swine Flu of the 80's

Does anyone else remember the Swine Flu epidemic of the 1980's. Then president Ford went on TV and got his Swine Flu shot...

Original post made by Richard on Sep. 10, 2009
Last comment by Kate, on Sep 10, 2009 at 10:17 pm | 4 comments | 10531 Views


Editorial: Kevin Jensen for Sheriff

The next sheriff will face a monumental challenge to improve transparency, accountability and communication after years of...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2022
Last comment by Brian, on Oct 27, 2022 at 8:41 am | 4 comments | 10530 Views


AT&T and concerned residents butt heads

An AT&T presentation intended to inform Palo Alto residents about plans to shore up spotty coverage by installing distributed...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2011
Last comment by Peninsula Commuter, on Aug 4, 2011 at 5:50 pm | 34 comments | 10529 Views


Apartment building eyed for The Fish Market site

The building on El Camino Real could be replaced with a five-story building with 129 apartments and ground-floor retail under...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2021
Last comment by I miss my small town feel, on Sep 7, 2021 at 8:27 am | 10 comments | 10525 Views


'Time out' proposed for disputed zoning rule

Bowing down to intense community pressure and years of criticism from land-use watchdogs, Palo Alto officials have announced...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by What's a time out?, on Feb 1, 2014 at 5:35 pm | 16 comments | 10524 Views


Editorial: Karen Holman for Midpeninsula Open Space District Board

After 46 years representing the Palo Alto area as an elected board member of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2018
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Oct 27, 2018 at 10:40 pm | 49 comments | 10524 Views


Palo Alto to retain car-free zones on University and California avenues

It's been a grim year for Palo Alto's retail community, with businesses losing money, reducing hours and shuttering altogether....

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2020
Last comment by Mark Michael, on Nov 16, 2020 at 8:44 am | 11 comments | 10523 Views


As COVID restrictions lift, Palo Alto plans to reopen facilities

When the COVID-19 pandemic began to spread in March 2020, Palo Alto swiftly shut down most City Hall offices, suspended recreational...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2021
Last comment by Jeremy Rocha, on Jun 20, 2021 at 7:34 pm | 15 comments | 10521 Views


As coronavirus spreads, fears of taking down California's economy

As the stock market tumbled and oil prices collapsed on Monday, Gov. Gavin Newsom's top economic officials sought to project...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2020
Last comment by @Adobe-Meadow, on Mar 22, 2020 at 7:34 pm | 15 comments | 10520 Views


VIDEO: 'A fascinating machine'

Robert Huw Morgan loves the Fisk-Nanney pipe organ in Stanford's Memorial Church. No, that's not quite it. In his words,...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2009
Last comment by Gary, on Jun 2, 2011 at 10:25 am | 3 comments | 10519 Views


Orthodox Jewish girls school opens in Palo Alto

The opening of a small high school for Orthodox Jewish girls in Palo Alto this fall reflects the growth of the Orthodox community...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2011
Last comment by svatoid, on Aug 8, 2011 at 9:39 am | 23 comments | 10517 Views
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