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A case for exploring Silicon Valley's 'other world'

Whether pacing the Cubberley Community Center track or trekking 11 miles from Palo Alto to the Santa Clara Train Station,...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2018
Last comment by Anonymous, on Aug 19, 2018 at 2:49 pm | 12 comments | 11345 Views


First Person: Camilla Olson, serial entrepreneur

First Person host Lisa Van Dusen talks with Camilla Olson, founder and CEO of Savitude and a serial entrepreneur, about her...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2017
Last comment by Past Mistakes, on Aug 6, 2017 at 4:13 pm | 2 comments | 11345 Views


At Castilleja meeting, a call to 'reset' the project

Residents who oppose Castilleja School's proposed expansion and even some who support the school told Castilleja officials...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2017
Last comment by Just Curious, on Jun 14, 2017 at 10:45 pm | 37 comments | 11343 Views


Palo Alto foothills face risk of 'castastrophic wildfire.' Here's how the city hopes to reduce the threat.

The Palo Alto foothills may be a choice haven for local hikers and birdwatchers, but for the city's utility officials the...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2019
Last comment by Resident too, on Sep 12, 2019 at 4:54 pm | 49 comments | 11342 Views


Palo Alto's big dilemma: Should cars return to University and California avenues?

If things go as planned, the experiment with closing University and California avenues to cars will conclude at the end of...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on Sep 15, 2021 at 2:54 pm | 34 comments | 11340 Views


Palo Alto slab-foundation homes at risk for gas leaks

Homes with gas lines beneath slab foundations -- commonly built in Palo Alto in the mid 1900s -- are at risk of gas leaks...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2010
Last comment by Deep Throat, on Aug 24, 2010 at 3:04 pm | 24 comments | 11339 Views


Palo Alto to welcome a new sister city: Bloomington, Indiana

Palo Alto has plenty in common with its next sister city -- a college town known for red jerseys, blue politics and a strong...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 16, 2021 at 9:03 am | 8 comments | 11338 Views


'Budget manager' who missed huge gap is gone

Palo Alto is completely revamping its budgeting process and looking for a new budget manager after a staff error caused the...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2009
Last comment by the Watcher, on Dec 7, 2009 at 5:42 pm | 62 comments | 11335 Views


HP Chairman Ralph Whitworth resigns for health reasons

Hewlett-Packard Co. board chairman Ralph Whitworth is resigning July 16 for health reasons, the Palo Alto company announced...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2014
Last comment by Be Well, on Jul 16, 2014 at 2:27 am | 3 comments | 11335 Views


Caltrain plans for 4-track segments complicate Palo Alto's effort to redesign rail crossings

California's high-speed rail system may be more than a decade away from construction, but the beleaguered project is casting...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2023
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, 11 hours ago | 17 comments | 11334 Views


High-speed rail launches study for Peninsula segment

With plans accelerating for the Bay Area segment of California's high-speed rail line, Palo Alto officials this week called...

Original post made on May. 25, 2016
Last comment by Long Time Resident, on May 22, 2017 at 8:44 am | 43 comments | 11328 Views


Editorial: Yes on school bond Measure Z

While the Palo Alto school district's timing for Measure Z isn't ideal given the financial and management turmoil of the...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2018
Last comment by Overstrapped in the Middle, on Oct 20, 2018 at 12:35 am | 34 comments | 11328 Views


At 99 years old, Palo Altan recalls a ship's sinking

Seventy-two years after a Japanese ship fired 8-inch shells into the USS Houston, Palo Alto resident Ned Gallagher still...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2014
Last comment by Annette, on Jul 7, 2014 at 2:44 pm | 7 comments | 11327 Views


Bernie Sanders draws supporters to Palo Alto rally

More than a thousand people waited in the scorching sun to listen to Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speak...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2016
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Jun 4, 2016 at 9:39 am | 20 comments | 11326 Views


High winds topple tree onto bicyclist

A Palo Alto bicyclist suffered severe injuries after being trapped under a large tree toppled by powerful winds on Saturday. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2017
Last comment by Name, on Dec 22, 2017 at 1:18 pm | 17 comments | 11325 Views


Family, friends reveal untold stories after deadly fire

Saturday marked the 20th anniversary of one of the deadliest residential structure fires in the United States, and certainly...

Original post made on May. 2, 2017
Last comment by Jocelyn Dong, on May 2, 2017 at 4:22 pm | 2 comments | 11324 Views


Palo Alto to weigh different visions for growth

As Palo Alto prepares to debate this week four different visions for the city's long-term growth, one common theme stands...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2014
Last comment by pat, on Aug 6, 2014 at 3:40 pm | 50 comments | 11321 Views


Stanford Hospital settles 'comfort care' lawsuit


Original post made on Jun. 7, 2008
Last comment by Diane Campbell, on Aug 15, 2012 at 1:24 pm | 4 comments | 11320 Views


Medical clinics strip services to the 'essentials' during the COVID-19 crisis

Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Kaiser Permanente and Stanford Health Care are canceling routine and "nonessential" procedures,...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Apr 12, 2020 at 12:07 pm | 17 comments | 11316 Views


Editorial: The meaning of 'fight'

Palo Alto school Superintendent Max McGee opted this month to solve the newest complaint of a frustrated Palo Alto parent...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous22, on Oct 1, 2014 at 3:13 am | 21 comments | 11315 Views
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