What can be done to address the shortage of affording housing?
When demand exceeds supply, prices increase. To reduce the price of any commodity, including housing, you increase the supply.... Last comment 56 minutes ago | 94 comments
New partner proposed for Palo Alto animal shelter
Palo Alto's cramped but popular animal shelter would be preserved, renovated and turned into a "no kill" zone under a proposed... Last comment 3 hours ago | 10 comments
City looks to change, cement retail-protection law
Retail in Palo Alto is easier to appreciate than to preserve, particularly at a time when soaring rents drive shops out of... Last comment on Aug 26, 2016 at 9:04 am | 21 comments
"SAP hosts GIRLsmarts4tech"
The SAP Palo Alto office turned into a workspace for 60 middle schoolers last week who were there for GIRLsmarts4tech, a workshop on computer science and technology. The girls had a packed day with hands-on sessions about making music on their computers, creating web pages, programming games, and even designing user interfaces. The aim was to jump-start students' interest in computer science by getting them to see the technology behind the things they use every day. Photo by Cheryl Allison. Submitted by Arunima Kumar on Oct 23, 2014
Judging the judges: Recalls may become easier, but is that better for California?
Amid a constellation of factors, some legal experts believe we could be plunging into a new era in which judges increasingly fear losing their jobs over unpopular decisions -- and that, in turn, may influence how they behave on the bench. Monday, 2:07 PM | 2 comments
East Palo Alto charter school wins county approval
Two months after the Sequoia Union High School District board voted down Oxford Day Academy's petition to open a public charter high school in East Palo Alto, the San Mateo County Office of Education gave the school its unanimous stamp of approval. Monday, 3:15 PM
Teen drug abuse on the rise in county
It's never a slow day for Adolescent Counseling Services. The nonprofit's Palo Alto office is routinely packed during its late afternoon hours as teens and their families flood in to seek substance abuse treatment and counseling. And it's only a matter of months before another big wave of new cases comes rolling in. Monday, 12:07 PM | 3 comments
Study of texting aims to improve crisis counseling
What a counselor says -- or doesn't say -- during a crisis counseling session can make a big difference in whether a client goes away better able to cope, according to a new study by Stanford University researchers. Monday, 7:44 AM | 5 comments
Equestrians lose horse pasture at Stanford
Faced with pressures for potential future development space and federal requirements to protect threatened and endangered species that inhabit its open spaces, Stanford University is reducing the lease of at least one longtime equestrian facility. Monday, 7:44 AM | 24 comments
Tweaks to rooftop-solar program irk industry execs
It's been a banner year for solar energy in Palo Alto, with the city signing new long-term contracts for its supply of solar-powered electricity and newly installed panels gleaming from rooftops at residential and commercial buildings throughout the city. Monday, 7:44 AM | 3 comments
Registration now open
The Palo Alto Weekly Moonight Run & Walk is happening September 16 at the Palo Alto Baylands.