News

View all | Post your own topic

Editorial: Eshoo's big challenge
It is rare for a member of Congress to become a lightning rod for complaints about the local impacts of a federal agency's... Last comment 4 hours ago | 126 comments

Residents adapt to new food-scrap collection program
Kitchen pails for food scraps made their way to Palo Alto residents in June, and the service collection began July 1. As... Last comment 22 hours ago | 37 comments

Owner rejects nonprofit's offer to buy Palo Alto mobile-home park
The owner of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park has broken off negotiations with Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian and... Last comment 6 hours ago | 33 comments

 
 
See complete photo gallery | Upload your photo

"Palo Alto Street"
Frozen moment on the University Avenue, downtown Palo Alto. Submitted by Paul Gralen on Mar 18, 2013

 
Follow us on Twitter
 
 
News

Council adds south Palo Alto voices to Comprehensive Plan debate
A citizen panel charged with helping the city update its Comprehensive Plan acquired five new members on Monday night – and will soon get an unexpected sixth. The end result? More representation for those south of Oregon. Tuesday, 3:27 AM

No quick fixes for Palo Alto's new 'parkland'
What was once a quarry that few in Palo Alto knew existed is now a quandary at the center of the city's debate about future recreation needs. On Monday night, the council agreed not to make any decisions about the city's newly dedicated parkland next to Foothills Park for at least another year, pending a hydrology study. Tuesday, 2:05 AM

Buena Vista owner rejects nonprofit's offer to buy park
The owner of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park has broken off negotiations with Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian and the nonprofit Caritas Corporation over a potential sale -- and preservation -- of Palo Alto's sole mobile-home park. Monday, 3:15 PM | 33 comments

Police: Man follows, flashes woman in downtown
Palo Alto police are looking for a man who allegedly flashed a woman Friday evening, Aug. 28, in downtown, according to a police department press release. Sunday, 3:22 PM | 5 comments

Shop Talk: Work on Bill's Cafe halts, Urban Style thrives
Construction on midtown Palo Alto's new Bill's Cafe suffers a setback, while Urban Style barbershop offers clients an old-school vibe. Monday, 7:36 AM | 13 comments

Pentagon to invest $75 million in local tech industry
In a bid to fortify United States security and manufacturing, the Pentagon and a consortium of partners are making a $171 million bet that Silicon Valley can emerge as the global leader in the nascent field of flexible hybrid electronics. Monday, 7:40 AM | 7 comments

Training 'compassionate responders' for tense situations
Jacob Savage, a lifelong Palo Altan who signed up as a high school sophomore for the city's first police academy in 2006, now believes there can be a better way of responding to many delicate situations -- such as mental illness, substance abuse and homelessness -- than a direct police encounter. Monday, 7:39 AM | 3 comments

Police: Man in car accosts middle school students
Palo Alto police are searching for a man who allegedly pulled up in a car next to two middle school students Thursday evening and made inappropriate comments while trying to get them to come closer to his car. Monday, 7:39 AM | 5 comments

What's happening here?
Birch Plaza, a 25,000-square-foot office and apartment development, at 305 Grant Ave., Palo Alto, is expected to open at the end of September. Sunday, 8:02 AM | 8 comments

Stanford University Title IX coordinator to step down

Menlo Park is next on PG&E tree removal plan

In city's new wage law, a modest proposal

PUBLIC AGENDA: Library Strategic Plan, fiber network, Comprehensive Plan committee

VIDEO/MULTIMEDIA: Palo Alto Online archive

School documents and source materials

 

August 28, 2015
August 28, 2015 edition

Virtual Edition
Sec 1  
Download PDF
Sec 1  
August 21, 2015
August 21, 2015 edition

Virtual Edition
Sec 1  
Download PDF
Sec 1  

 

La Boulange Palo Alto set to close Sept. 3
By Elena Kadvany | 17 comments | 3,321 views

Local Flavor
By Laura Stec | 16 comments | 1,784 views

Transitions
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 1 comment | 1,656 views

Transportation Element of the Comprehensive Plan: Big Questions
By Douglas Moran | 12 comments | 1,120 views

The U.S. Economy, China and the Stock Market
By Steve Levy | 3 comments | 781 views