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Skeptical council not sold on Page Mill development

A plan to replace four homes on a busy stretch of Page Mill Road with a three-story building featuring apartments, office...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Jan 29, 2015 at 12:33 pm | 36 comments | 10632 Views


Palo Alto bids farewell to 'Downtown' Sandra Brown

After nearly a quarter century of patrolling the streets, testifying at trials, and counseling students, "Downtown" Sandra...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2011
Last comment by Tony Ciampi, on Dec 15, 2011 at 7:53 pm | 20 comments | 10631 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 | 10631 Views


Controversial sign installed

A 26-foot-tall sign for the new Grocery Outlet in south Palo Alto's Alma Village was erected this week, but one of its most...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Mar 16, 2014 at 10:02 pm | 90 comments | 10628 Views


Menlo-Atherton has a new head swim coach this season

==BI Prep notes== Just one season after guiding the Menlo-Atherton girls' swim team to a fourth-place finish at the Central...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by MA-Alum, on Jun 26, 2014 at 2:00 pm | 5 comments | 10628 Views


Shultz to speak on energy panel at Stanford


Original post made on Sep. 5, 2007
Last comment by Tired, on Sep 10, 2007 at 4:40 pm | 33 comments | 10627 Views


Experts: Rising sea level needs to be top priority

Sea levels are already rising along the San Francisco Bay and local creeks, and officials can't waste time in finding a fix,...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2015
Last comment by JoAnn, on Jun 23, 2015 at 5:58 pm | 22 comments | 10627 Views


Google opposes limit on office growth

With debate over commercial growth in Palo Alto set to reignite on Monday night, Google has joined the growing ranks of tech...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2015
Last comment by Midtown Resident, on Mar 24, 2015 at 9:53 pm | 48 comments | 10626 Views


Black and White Ball returns with a bang

After a seven-year hiatus, the Black and White Ball is back. First held in 1987 as the key fundraising event for the Palo...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2019
Last comment by High Society In Palo Alto, on Aug 29, 2019 at 6:53 pm | 21 comments | 10626 Views


Guest Opinion: Before the achievement gap comes the opportunity gap

Palo Alto school Superintendent Kevin Skelly raised an important issue with his comments on the difficulty in closing the...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2009
Last comment by Beth Caldwell, on Feb 16, 2009 at 6:16 am | 4 comments | 10625 Views


Community writes 'love notes' to Palo Alto youth

More than 30 "love notes" to Palo Alto youth were hung by community members from two downtown trees Sunday afternoon after...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2015
Last comment by Sam, on Mar 24, 2015 at 8:35 am | 12 comments | 10625 Views


Developer proposes condominium project in Ventura

As Palo Alto continues to reconsider the future of the Ventura neighborhood, a developer has come forward with a plan to...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 9, 2021 at 11:14 am | 7 comments | 10624 Views


Fire damages library 'Friends' office, spares books

An early morning fire at Cubberley Community Center damaged the office of "Friends of the Palo Alto Library" Monday, destroying...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2010
Last comment by Al, on Aug 16, 2010 at 1:48 pm | 18 comments | 10623 Views


Ways to help victims of the Camp Fire

Several Midpeninsula organizations are collecting goods and organizing volunteers to help those affected by the still out-of-control...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2018
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 13, 2018 at 3:59 pm | 1 comment | 10623 Views


Palo Alto looks to distance cell antennas from homes, schools

Seeking to strike a balance between federal requirements and resident concerns, Palo Alto approved on Monday night a new...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2019
Last comment by Rick, on Apr 19, 2019 at 11:46 pm | 20 comments | 10621 Views


Study: If Churchill intersection is closed, road improvements could mostly handle increased traffic

With Palo Alto debating a contentious proposal to close Churchill Avenue to traffic near the railroad tracks, critics ask:...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2020
Last comment by Much Ado, on Jan 15, 2020 at 6:10 pm | 36 comments | 10621 Views


Condo development eyed for Country Inn Motel site in south Palo Alto

A new housing development with 55 condominiums, six townhomes and six accessory dwelling units could go up on the southern...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2022
Last comment by Marcella Marquez, on Jul 29, 2022 at 8:16 am | 38 comments | 10621 Views


Stanford student arrested in fatal DUI crash

A 24-year-old Stanford student was arrested early Sunday on suspicion of drunken driving after he drove the wrong way onto...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2013
Last comment by Soldevila15, on Nov 1, 2013 at 9:38 pm | 16 comments | 10620 Views


Pedigreed protégés

Protégé offers two experiences: the dining room and the lounge. No matter where one sits, it's the same kitchen, the same...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2018
Last comment by Local, on Aug 20, 2018 at 8:03 pm | 5 comments | 10620 Views


New housing laws pose challenges for city

The housing crunch may be an official Palo Alto priority, but City Hall wasn't cheering last week when Gov. Jerry Brown signed...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgepn, on Oct 9, 2017 at 5:11 pm | 54 comments | 10618 Views
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