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City Council clashes over appointments to new housing panel
Palo Alto's effort to craft a new housing vision got off to a rocky start Monday, with the City Council at odds over appointments... Last comment 1 hour ago | 62 comments

Peninsula Creamery Dairy Store, Rick's Ice Cream ransacked two days apart
Break-ins were reported at two local ice cream stores in the space of two days last week, including one in which the ashes... Last comment on Apr 8, 2021 at 11:50 am | 12 comments

Editorial: When police control what the public learns about its activities, there can be no accountability
At a time when the need for public scrutiny of police conduct has never been greater, we can't afford to make that transparency... Last comment 7 hours ago | 22 comments

Snapshots of retirement: New book looks at how baby boomers are changing the formula
With greater affluence than their parents' generation, boomers are reinventing retirement with more activity, more passion... Last comment on Apr 8, 2021 at 2:43 pm | 10 comments

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"Exhibit on U.S. presidents"
Life-sized cutouts of Abraham Lincoln, Bill Clinton and other U.S. presidents are scattered in an exhibit on display at Walter Hays Elementary School on Feb. 20, 2018. Photo by Connie Jo Cotton. Submitted by Jamey Padojino on Feb 21, 2018


East Palo Alto leaders weigh traffic concerns, job training opportunities for major proposed office development
Early plans for a massive, 918,000-square-foot development of four office buildings in East Palo Alto appeared to be welcomed this week by City Council members, who also raised concerns about traffic and job opportunities. Saturday, 2:34 PM

Three rapes reported on Stanford University campus
Stanford University Department of Public Safety is investigating reports of three rapes on the campus over a three-week period in March, the department has confirmed in an email. Saturday, 9:01 AM | 4 comments

Around Town: Libraries will soon reopen for people with appointments
In the latest Around Town column, find out what untraditional trinkets were hidden at Bol Park on Easter day for children to find and learn how Palo Alto's city libraries will return to some normalcy starting Tuesday, April 13. Saturday, 8:30 AM

City eyes another shake-up to parking policies in commercial areas
Seeking to add flexibility to the city's rigid and confusing parking policies, Palo Alto is preparing to adopt new rules that will give visitors flexibility and steer workers away from residential streets and toward public garages. Thursday, 3:41 PM | 11 comments

Facebook to host Menlo Park COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Saturday
Starting April 10, Facebook will convert part of its Menlo Park headquarters into a vaccination clinic for eligible residents of Belle Haven, East Palo Alto and North Fair Oaks. Friday, 8:49 AM

Palo Alto autonomous flight company sued; competitor claims it stole design
A legal battle is brewing between two local companies vying to create flying autonomous air-taxis, with one alleging that the other poached employees, stole trade secrets and copied its aircraft design. Friday, 5:13 PM

An Alternative View: Palo Alto police have shut their doors
At Monday's City Council meeting, Police Chief Robert Jonsen indicated that he wants to keep in place a new encryption policy that makes it hard to find out about police conduct. Friday, 6:58 AM | 10 comments

Vaccine passports in California? Answers to your questions
California has no plans to administer a passport. But the state is sending mixed messages to businesses about the need to verify that people at large events are vaccinated. Friday, 9:44 AM | 1 comments

Facing concerns from College Terrace, city looks to reassert commitment to single-family housing zones
Since Palo Alto launched the "planned home zone" last year to spur housing construction, it has seen steady increases in developer interest and in neighborhood anxieties. On Monday, the council plans to refine its newest zoning tool. Wednesday, 3:51 PM | 12 comments

Former Palo Alto math tutor now charged with 52 lewd acts on 16 girls
Prosecutors in the case against former math tutor Mark Allan Hodes filed additional charges of lewd conduct against him on April 5, upping the number of felonies he faces five-fold -- from nine to 52. Wednesday, 6:00 PM | 36 comments

The end of an era: Ann's Coffee Shop to close
After 75 years, Ann's Coffee Shop in Menlo Park, known for its 1950s atmosphere, bottomless carafes of coffee and homemade soups and pies, is set to close April 19, according to the mother-son duo behind the diner. Wednesday, 3:02 PM | 2 comments

Castro Street could stay closed to traffic after the COVID-19 pandemic

Health leaders encourage residents to seek COVID-19 vaccination appointments despite short supply

Peninsula Creamery Dairy Store, Rick's Ice Cream ransacked two days apart

Coronavirus central: Track the latest vaccination and case counts

After police encrypt radios, City Council looks for ways to restore transparency

City Council clashes over appointments to new housing panel

California sets June 15 goal for full reopening

Pioneer of the single-pill HIV treatment dies at 69

PUBLIC AGENDA: Consideration of impact fees for community amenities, renter protection policies

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