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Two-story homes banned in Greer Park North

In a decision that left the majority in the audience cheering and a sizable minority seething, Palo Alto officials agreed...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2015
Last comment by Tim, 10 minutes ago | 1 comment | 425 Views


Residents pumped up about groundwater 'waste'

With California's drought stretching through its fourth year, the sight of water gushing out of Palo Alto's construction...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2015
Last comment by marc665, 47 minutes ago | 79 comments | 5991 Views


Council deals a blow to contested University Avenue project

The bitter tug-of-war between a developer looking to construct a four-story building on University Avenue and neighbors who...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2015
Last comment by Get a clue, 51 minutes ago | 3 comments | 679 Views


New rules launched for Palo Alto Airport

When Palo Alto formally took over the operations of its eponymous airport last year, the goal was to turn the bustling but...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, 2 hours ago | 138 comments | 4579 Views


Accent Arts, Village Stationers to leave Cal Ave

Two of California Avenue's independent retailers, whose stores have contributed to the small-town charm that has long characterized...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2015
Last comment by Michael O., 8 hours ago | 75 comments | 7266 Views


The things I remember about Palo Alto while growing up:


Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Oct. 19, 2006
Last comment by Plane Speaker, 8 hours ago | 1084 comments | 175842 Views


PAOnline Commenters Holiday Get-Together: Details

You love You read and post regularly. You've sparred with your nemesis. You've laughed, you've...

Original post made by Chris Zaharias on Nov. 30, 2015
Last comment by Neighbor across town, 9 hours ago | 6 comments | 191 Views


Reactions to Atlantic magazine article

I thought the article wasn't saying anything new, and wasn't exactly deserving of the over-the-top preparation by the district...

Original post made by Heart on Nov. 17, 2015
Last comment by Heart, 10 hours ago | 92 comments | 3503 Views


Stewards of Bol Park path give it new life

The gaping, 400-foot-long gash in the verdant border along Bol Park path has become a rallying cry for nine Barron Park residents. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2015
Last comment by Richard Placone, 11 hours ago | 5 comments | 2749 Views


Support expressed for new secondary school

The school district office was imbued with excitement and enthusiasm on Monday night as both the school board and community...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2015
Last comment by OPar, 11 hours ago | 119 comments | 6856 Views


Climate Change: The Silent Majority Must Speak Up Now

Politicians of the world meet in Paris soon. Will climate change turn into increased tax burdens placed upon the voting...

Original post made by Chris Zaharias on Nov. 29, 2015
Last comment by Jenny, 14 hours ago | 19 comments | 325 Views


As Palo Alto's fiber hopes grow, so do costs

As Palo Alto forges ahead with a plan to bring high-speed Internet access to every local home and business, city staff is...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2015
Last comment by Roger Overnaut, 15 hours ago | 15 comments | 3626 Views


Possible grenade unearthed at Stanford Research Park

A building at Stanford Research Park was evacuated Monday afternoon after a construction crew discovered what looked like...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2015
Last comment by Douglas Moran, 16 hours ago | 1 comment | 2094 Views


City to consider banning two-story homes in Greer Park North

Weeks after the Palo Alto approved a request from Los Arboles residents to ban new two-story homes in their Eichler neighborhood,...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2015
Last comment by Gethin, 16 hours ago | 12 comments | 2719 Views


Ukropina certainly got his kicks with thrilling effort against Irish

==BI Sunday notebook== Shortly after Stanford's dramatic 38-36 victory against No. 4 Notre Dame on Saturday night, senior...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2015
Last comment by John, 19 hours ago | 1 comment | 833 Views


Stanford students call on university to divest from fossil fuels

Civil disobedience is alive and well at Stanford University this week, where upwards of 80 students have been sleeping, eating...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2015
Last comment by To the Hills, on Nov 29, 2015 at 4:54 pm | 14 comments | 748 Views


Officials warn of flooding from coming storms

If a 1998-level El Nino storm barrels into the Bay Area this winter, Palo Alto and East Palo Alto residents and city staff...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2015
Last comment by Joe, on Nov 29, 2015 at 4:33 pm | 51 comments | 8936 Views


Catching their dreams

The air was electric in rooms 1704 and 1705 of Palo Alto High School's science building on a recent Thursday evening. Students...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2015
Last comment by Observer, on Nov 29, 2015 at 4:13 pm | 3 comments | 3403 Views


Flowers for Vets on Sunday December 13

Nature's Alley florist in Midtown is proud to announce the 5th annual flowers for Vets program on Sunday December 13th at...

Original post made by on Nov. 29, 2015
There are no comments yet. 185 Views


Tension grows between City Council, planning commission

In theory, the Palo Alto Planning and Transportation Commission serves at the pleasure of the City Council. In practice,...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2015
Last comment by History Buff, on Nov 29, 2015 at 11:35 am | 66 comments | 5417 Views
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La Bohème, now open on California Avenue
By Elena Kadvany | 0 comments | 2,696 views

Woodside Bakery is Closing?
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First Holidays after the Death of a Loved One
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New York College Tours - Part One
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You're invited!
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