Palo Alto scraps downtown office cap
Palo Alto’s bitter debate over how much commercial growth the city should accommodate heated up Monday night, when a divided... Last comment on Feb 20, 2019 at 9:47 am | 83 comments
Editorial: A housing setback
Monday night's 4-3 decision to repeal a decades-old downtown growth policy designed to trigger a one-year pause on non-residential... Last comment on Feb 20, 2019 at 2:26 pm | 61 comments
Report: Inequality on the rise in Silicon Valley
Despite a sizzling economy and an influx of wealth, Silicon Valley remains a bastion of inequality, with more residents now... Last comment 28 minutes ago | 52 comments
Newsom scales back high-speed-rail plans
California's decade-long dream of building a high-speed rail system between San Francisco and Los Angeles hit a dead end... Last comment 2 hours ago | 121 comments
Canadian geese visiting Shoreline Park. Submitted by Laurie Naiman on Oct 12, 2017
Former teacher sentenced to 15 years for child sex abuse
Michael Airo, a former Palo Alto elementary school teacher, was sentenced on Thursday to 15 years in state prison for sexually abusing his ex-girlfriend's daughter more than a decade ago. Thursday, 5:58 PM | 5 comments
In a bid to woo Google, Palo Alto shared confidential utility information
Newly released documents reveal that the city of Palo Alto, in its effort to join Google Fiber Cities program, provided the tech giant with sensitive information about Palo Alto's transmission systems, manholes, infrastructure-maintenance plans and properties that the city had designated as confidential -- not just once but at least four times. Thursday, 9:48 AM | 11 comments
City seeks to relax roof-deck rules
Seeking to encourage more roof decks, patios and gardens in the downtown area, Palo Alto officials are preparing to relax the zoning rules for some of the area's tallest buildings. Thursday, 8:27 AM | 4 comments
Nobu reveals hotel renovation plans
Downtown Palo Alto's Nobu Hotel, once The Epiphany Hotel, is undergoing a multimillion-dollar remodel that promises new amenities, high-tech rooms and a two-story Nobu restaurant. Thursday, 9:10 AM | 7 comments
City looks to buy land near Boulware Park
Palo Alto is preparing to make an offer on a Birch Street property that city leaders hope to transform into parkland as part of a broader plan to redevelop Ventura neighborhood. Wednesday, 8:40 AM | 11 comments
Should police protect Facebook's bikes?
Local law enforcement officials have been stopping people riding Facebook bikes, questioning them, and in some instances, arresting them and confiscating the bikes if they find that the cyclists stopped don't work for the giant social media company. Wednesday, 4:06 PM | 15 comments
Former Palo Alto transportation head Joseph Kott dies at 71
No matter how daunting a task, Joseph Kott believed that Palo Alto and the greater Silicon Valley region could become a national model for how to cope with a deluge of motor vehicles. Tuesday, 4:33 PM | 8 comments
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Short story writers wanted!
The 33rd Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 29. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.