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Palo Alto schools parcel tax poised to pass

With a wide margin of 77 percent "yes" votes and 87 percent of ballots counted, Palo Alto schools parcel tax Measure A looks...

Original post made on May. 5, 2015
Last comment by Wo Nellie, on May 7, 2015 at 5:40 pm | 82 comments | 10794 Views


Uber ride goes awry: Passenger allegedly batters driver during unexpected stop in Palo Alto

An Uber passenger who requested a destination change during the middle of his ride allegedly battered his driver and attempted...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2020
Last comment by Midlander, on Jun 16, 2020 at 4:08 pm | 7 comments | 10794 Views


Fighting cervical cancer with knowledge

Ana Reyes was just 37 years old when she was diagnosed with stage 2 cervical cancer, setting her on a three-year journey...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2018
Last comment by Informative, on Oct 27, 2018 at 4:33 pm | 4 comments | 10793 Views


Fire destroys former city manager's home

The home of Palo Alto's former city manager, Frank Benest, was extensively damaged in a fire on Saturday afternoon. Read...

Original post made on May. 3, 2014
Last comment by PAmoderate, on May 6, 2014 at 11:39 am | 22 comments | 10793 Views


Ravenswood district to open new middle school

The Ravenswood City School District is opening a new middle school in East Palo Alto this fall with the hopes of reversing...

Original post made on May. 6, 2017
Last comment by GET HER OUT! Charlie Mae Knight, on May 11, 2017 at 11:07 am | 3 comments | 10792 Views


Woman attacked in Homer Avenue tunnel

A downtown Palo Alto businesswoman walking through the Homer Avenue underpass at Alma Street was attacked by a man on Tuesday...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2017
Last comment by john_alderman, on Sep 8, 2017 at 5:32 pm | 41 comments | 10791 Views


City, Tesla strike deal to install 'Superchargers' at downtown parking garage

Eager to accelerate the public transition to electric vehicles, the City Council signed a deal last week with Tesla, allowing...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2021
Last comment by Old PA Resident, on Jul 6, 2021 at 10:30 pm | 6 comments | 10790 Views


Principals named for Addison, Fairmeadow and Ohlone

Veteran educators Amanda Boyce, Grant Althouse and Louise "Nicki" Smith were named Monday to take the helms at Addison, Fairmeadow...

Original post made on May. 6, 2014
Last comment by village fool, on May 13, 2014 at 12:49 am | 34 comments | 10789 Views


Alleged serial killer's trial delayed while defense seeks state Supreme Court decision on DNA evidence

A legal case about whether John Getreu's DNA is protected under the Fourth Amendment is in the hands of the state Supreme...

Original post made on May. 21, 2021
Last comment by Solar Renegade, on May 21, 2021 at 11:46 am | 3 comments | 10787 Views


Huge rodent at 10.30 a.m. walked up my garden

What I thought was an opossum could not be, it had no hair bristles, pinkish gray skin. It was about 16 inches long with...

Original post made by Alice Schaffer Smith on Dec. 12, 2010
Last comment by Charles, on Apr 1, 2011 at 10:49 am | 46 comments | 10787 Views


Wolbach edges out Kou for fifth seat on Palo Alto council

Cory Wolbach, a legislative aide for state Sen. Jerry Hill, has edged out emergency-preparedness leader Lydia Kou for the...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2014
Last comment by Jocelyn Dong, on Nov 18, 2014 at 4:34 pm | 40 comments | 10786 Views


Coronavirus' impact on local arts scene: Your guide to canceled, postponed events on the Midpeninsula

With local coronavirus cases on the uptick and fears increasing, local arts organizations are feeling the impact. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Apr 24, 2020 at 7:45 pm | 8 comments | 10785 Views


In response to declining test scores, superintendent directs focus on middle school academics, particularly in math

Superintendent Don Austin has asked administrators and principals to evaluate academic policies and practices at district...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2019
Last comment by Pangloss, on Dec 17, 2019 at 10:22 pm | 45 comments | 10785 Views


What do you think of the new Restaurants section?


Original post made by Eric on Mar. 21, 2007
Last comment by Arnold79, on Oct 22, 2009 at 7:21 pm | 31 comments | 10785 Views


Dysfunction, polarization mar influential city commission

In a town where development is a touchy topic, Palo Alto Planning and Transportation Commissioner Michael Alcheck is used...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2018
Last comment by Me thinks, on Aug 10, 2018 at 3:39 pm | 122 comments | 10784 Views


New rules target water pumping

Palo Alto residents have deep concerns about what's happening above the city's shallow aquifer -- namely, the millions of...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2016
Last comment by Foundation Engineer, on Jul 24, 2017 at 5:05 pm | 25 comments | 10782 Views


Jordan, Palo Verde get new principals

Gunn High School's longtime assistant principal, Tom Jacoubowsky, will be moving to Jordan Middle School this fall to serve...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2015
Last comment by hr, on Jul 3, 2015 at 1:02 pm | 16 comments | 10781 Views


Man attempts to grab girl on bicycle in Palo Alto

Palo Alto police are looking for a man who attempted to grab an 11-year-old girl's arm as she rode her bicycle past him after...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2013
Last comment by Phony, on Feb 7, 2013 at 6:43 pm | 26 comments | 10781 Views


Bare bones dim sum

Cho's Mandarin Dim Sum's beloved potstickers, cash-only menu and utilitarian charm relocated to downtown Los Altos in February. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2015
Last comment by parent, on Jun 6, 2015 at 11:57 am | 2 comments | 10780 Views


$10K offered for leads on Midtown Safeway armed robbers

Palo Alto police have announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of three men who violently...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2020
Last comment by the Party of Personal Responsibility, on Jan 14, 2020 at 10:16 am | 19 comments | 10780 Views
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