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VIDEO: Palo Alto Art Center celebrates reopening

After more than a year of construction, the renovated Palo Alto Art Center reopened on Saturday, Oct. 6. The free public...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2012
Last comment by Megan, on Oct 9, 2012 at 11:22 pm | 5 comments | 10539 Views


City proposes to peek at people's garbage

Palo Altans who repeatedly throw recyclable items into their trash bins could soon find themselves slapped with fines and...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2010
Last comment by Anonymous too, on Mar 18, 2010 at 10:29 am | 120 comments | 10538 Views


Two volunteers, one dog and the story of the Palo Alto couple's unlikely rescue

On the eighth day of Palo Alto residents Carol Kiparsky and Ian Irwin’s disappearance, Rich Cassens and his search dog...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2020
Last comment by Gary, on Feb 26, 2020 at 11:28 pm | 8 comments | 10538 Views


Work Trucks and Trailers on streets


Original post made by concerned resident on Jan. 8, 2007
Last comment by john brown, on Dec 11, 2008 at 12:30 am | 19 comments | 10537 Views


Despite financial risks, golf course revamp moves ahead

When Palo Alto officials first proposed in 2011 a dramatic reconfiguration of the city's golf course in the Baylands, the...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Feb 10, 2014 at 3:01 pm | 15 comments | 10537 Views


School board to discuss 'trust' action


Original post made by RWE on Oct. 25, 2006
Last comment by anon, on Nov 7, 2006 at 9:41 am | 27 comments | 10535 Views


NASA, USGS among agencies affected by shutdown

Several government operations, including some local branches, ground to a halt at midnight Monday after Congress failed to...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2013
Last comment by Mike, on Oct 6, 2013 at 7:56 am | 12 comments | 10535 Views


City: Human Resources director resigned because of 'changing needs'

The recent resignation of Kathryn Shen from her position as director of the city's Human Resources Department was prompted...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2015
Last comment by Humble observer, on Dec 28, 2015 at 12:27 pm | 11 comments | 10533 Views


Legal threats, late revisions pay off for developer

Faced with a threat of a lawsuit, the Palo Alto City Council approved in one of its final actions of the year a highly contentious...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2018
Last comment by BP, on Dec 25, 2018 at 4:26 pm | 30 comments | 10533 Views


Santa Clara County previews new COVID-19 reopening plan

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors and Public Health Department held a joint meeting Monday with the San Jose City...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 1, 2020 at 2:41 am | 7 comments | 10533 Views


Grass fire burning near Stanford Dish


Original post made on Jul. 5, 2007
Last comment by Tim, on Jul 11, 2007 at 9:17 pm | 29 comments | 10532 Views


Palo Alto releases salary data

The City of Palo Alto's payroll fell by 3 percent in 2012, though the rising costs of employee benefits kept the overall...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by Midtown Resident, on Mar 4, 2013 at 4:58 pm | 17 comments | 10529 Views


Palo Alto leaders could decide Monday whether to open Foothills Park to nonresidents

A thorny issue that has created controversy for decades is about to get a hearing on Aug. 3 before the City Council: whether...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2020
Last comment by supply & demand, on Aug 4, 2020 at 7:48 am | 41 comments | 10529 Views


Work set to begin on Cubberley master plan

A lagging effort by the city of Palo Alto and the Palo Alto Unified School District to reimagine the jointly owned Cubberley...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2018
Last comment by Attila, on Jul 1, 2018 at 8:04 pm | 10 comments | 10528 Views


First Person: a conversation with Jim Fruchterman

Jim Fruchterman, rocket scientist-turned-social entrepreneur and Founder/CEO of Benetech, a Palo Alto-based nonprofit, develops...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Jul 16, 2013 at 4:16 am | 7 comments | 10528 Views


Palo Alto schools to reprise car parade for graduating seniors

Three Palo Alto schools are giving their graduating seniors another chance to grab their caps and gowns and go on a ride...

Original post made on May. 31, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on Jun 2, 2021 at 8:52 am | 19 comments | 10527 Views


Editorial: More bad legal advice

Will the Palo Alto school board ever learn that the legal advice it gets doesn't always serve the public interest? Read...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2018
Last comment by Questions, on Aug 29, 2018 at 5:58 pm | 39 comments | 10525 Views


Ten binge-drinking teens cited for intoxication

Ten teens were detained by Palo Alto police and cited for public drunkenness following a Saturday-night binge-drinking party...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2010
Last comment by wow, on Sep 5, 2010 at 9:37 pm | 147 comments | 10523 Views


Get ready, Palo Alto. Scooters are about to hit the streets.

After two years of delays, Palo Alto is preparing to join the electric scooter era this spring, when the city plans to start...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2020
Last comment by Paul, on Mar 5, 2020 at 11:43 am | 26 comments | 10523 Views


The Cool philosophy

Since Jesse Ziff Cool first opened Flea St. Cafe in Menlo Park more than 30 years ago, her first allegiance has been to the...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2017
Last comment by The Train, on Apr 14, 2017 at 12:22 pm | 5 comments | 10523 Views
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