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After last-minute deal, business tax lands on Palo Alto ballot
Palo Alto voters will have a chance in November to approve a business tax, though the measure they'll be considering will... Last comment 28 minutes ago | 36 comments

Pets In Need staff won't face trial in puppy-deaths case
Three women who faced misdemeanor charges related to the deaths of seven puppies in a hot van last summer were granted acceptance... Last comment 17 hours ago | 9 comments

Opinion: Renters need a broad coalition to unite
Like 46% of Palo Alto's population, I am a renter. I believe that collaborative solutions are desperately needed to help,... Last comment 20 minutes ago | 45 comments

Parking lot fire destroys McLaren office, Tesla batteries
A pallet of Tesla batteries, a McLaren business office and a Ford pickup truck went up in flames Sunday morning in a shared... Last comment on Aug 9, 2022 at 2:28 pm | 13 comments

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To combat teens' sleep deprivation, California schools must start their days later
In anticipation of a new state law requiring later start times, many local school districts have already made the shift. Other schools will be making the move for the first time this fall. Friday, 6:58 AM

Santa Clara County's biggest drug scourge isn't fentanyl — it's meth
The potent opioid fentanyl might be getting the lion's share of notoriety in recent years, but Santa Clara County -- and California -- have a much bigger drug-related killer: methamphetamine. Friday, 6:58 AM | 1 comments

Elderly man targeted in another 'roadside jewelry' robbery attempt
A man in his 80s and the bystander who tried to help him were targeted in a brazen robbery attempt and assault with a vehicle at Palo Alto's Charleston Shopping Center on Wednesday afternoon. Thursday, 2:48 PM | 4 comments

Man charged in 1982 cold-case murder of Palo Alto teen
The search for the killer in a nearly 40-year-old cold-case murder of a 15-year-old Palo Alto teen has led to the arrest of a 75-year-old man from Hawaii, the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office said Tuesday. Wednesday, 3:43 PM | 6 comments

Palo Verde students head to temporary campus as school year starts
Palo Verde's roughly 400 students are sharing a campus for the school year with Greendell School to enable the elementary campus to undergo swifter reconstruction. Thursday, 3:16 PM | 2 comments

For Ingrid Campos, 'traditional family values' spur bid for school board seat
Parent Ingrid Campos is running for a seat on the school board this fall, saying she would work to build bridges between the district and families and that parents need to know that they can have a voice. Friday, 6:57 AM | 2 comments

Bill on police radio encryption dies in committee
A proposal to require law enforcement agencies to find alternatives to full encryption of radio communications fizzled Thursday when the Assembly's Appropriations Committee declined to advance the bill. Thursday, 12:36 PM | 1 comments

Local school districts take divergent views on the controversial zero period
Peninsula schools are taking divergent approaches to early-morning classes, with some administrators seeing the advantages of offering additional courses and others viewing it as antithetical to the spirit of later start times. Friday, 6:58 AM

As court case closes, Pets In Need opens up about revamped protocols
Pets In Need has issued a statement to help mend its relationship with the community now that a Santa Clara County Superior Court judge has ruled three of its workers were not negligent in the heat-related deaths of seven puppies. Thursday, 4:20 PM

Woman allegedly forced into restroom and raped on Stanford campus
A man reportedly grabbed a woman from a parking lot at Stanford University and raped her in a restroom on Tuesday, according to the Stanford Department of Public Safety. The man remains at large. Wednesday, 6:14 PM | 2 comments

After eleventh-hour deal, business tax lands on ballot

Palo Alto prepares for key decisions on fiber expansion

Parking lot fire destroys McLaren office, Tesla batteries

Robotics company Nuro aims to help make vehicle fatalities, emissions a thing of the past

Robber snatches keys from apartment building worker in come-from-behind attack

Pets In Need staff won't face trial in puppy-deaths case

Perseids on the Peninsula: Summer stargazing peaks with annual meteor shower

Woman robbed of necklace, cellphone during Sunday morning walk

Coronavirus central: Roughly 80% of current COVID test results go unreported, according to preliminary data

Photo essay: Life under the coronavirus

PUBLIC AGENDA: Project Homekey update; funds for Boulware Park art installation


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