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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 | 11339 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 | 11339 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 | 11339 Views


With DIY projects on the rise, Nob Hill Hardware expands into Palo Alto

Nob Hill Hardware is located in the space that was once part of a larger FedEx Office, which is now next door occupying a...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2022
Last comment by Puffin, on Mar 25, 2022 at 12:24 pm | 3 comments | 11339 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 | 11338 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 | 11335 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 | 11334 Views


Kumar tops field of challengers for Eshoo's seat

Democrat Rishi Kumar is poised for a November rematch with Rep. Anna Eshoo, with Tuesday's election results showing him ahead...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2022
Last comment by William Hitchens, on Jun 16, 2022 at 6:20 pm | 11 comments | 11332 Views


Local parks and hills put on a wildflower show after rainy winter

Dazzling displays of wildflowers are blanketing vast areas of California, often in places where aficionados say they haven't...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2023
Last comment by Silver Linings, on Apr 28, 2023 at 9:44 am | 1 comment | 11331 Views


Getreu trial: Brother of victim testifies alleged serial killer murdered his sister in 1963

Evan David Williams, a pastor, said that Getreu killed his sister on June 9, 1963, when his family and Getreu's parents were...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2021
Last comment by NanaDi, on Sep 8, 2021 at 10:58 am | 1 comment | 11330 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 | 11329 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 | 11329 Views


Candidates for Palo Alto school board debate the issues

In their first debate of the fall campaign season, the five candidates vying for two seats on the Palo Alto Board of Education...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by Parent too, on Sep 13, 2014 at 7:57 pm | 90 comments | 11329 Views


Kou and Stone to lead Palo Alto as mayor, vice mayor

Lydia Kou, a real estate agent who in her six years on the City Council established herself as a leading critic of Sacramento...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2023
Last comment by Eric Filseth, on Feb 21, 2023 at 12:26 pm | 20 comments | 11328 Views


California moves to silence Stanford researchers who got state education data

The California Department of Education has threatened to sue two prominent Stanford University education professors to prevent...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2023
Last comment by Silver Linings, on Aug 4, 2023 at 1:03 pm | 3 comments | 11326 Views


With ventilators in short supply, companies retool for production

The state needs at least 10,000 ventilators to meet the expected respiratory-care needs of patients with severe COVID-19...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2020
Last comment by Judy, on Mar 25, 2020 at 11:15 am | 1 comment | 11325 Views


Palo Alto approaches key decision on grade separation

Faced with a series of expensive, complex and, in some cases, deeply unpopular options for redesigning four local rail crossings,...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 27, 2019 at 10:03 am | 35 comments | 11322 Views


Regional housing projections called 'excessive'

Palo Alto takes great pride in its ongoing, aggressive efforts to fight climate change and encourage transit use, but a regional...

Original post made on May. 2, 2013
Last comment by Longtime Palo Altan, on May 5, 2013 at 9:24 pm | 56 comments | 11322 Views


Six celebrated for longtime service

For many, the 2014 Lifetimes of Achievement honorees are household names. They are a former college counselor, a corporate...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2014
Last comment by Phyllis , on Feb 15, 2014 at 3:40 pm | 2 comments | 11321 Views


Not your ordinary field trip

With paisley backpacks, Adidas sweats and baseball caps, many of the 9- and 10-year-old children visiting from China were...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2014
Last comment by Equivalent, on Jan 27, 2014 at 1:42 pm | 9 comments | 11319 Views
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