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As car break-ins surge, Palo Alto police laud drop in violent crime
Despite a year marred by car break-ins and claims of police brutality, the Palo Alto Police Department saw several positive... Last comment 5 hours ago | 28 comments

Editorial: Brownrigg for state Senate
In the impressive group of candidates for California's 13th Senate district, we give the nod to Michael Brownrigg, who has... Last comment on Feb 19, 2020 at 10:32 pm | 25 comments

Palo Alto couple gone missing in Marin County
A Palo Alto couple who had rented a room in Marin County last week and were due to check out Saturday morning have gone missing,... Last comment 10 hours ago | 24 comments

Community college district asks voters for new tax, bond funds to upgrade facilities, keep education accessible
Vote-by-mail ballots for the March 3 election went out to Santa Clara County voters on Tuesday, including two Foothill-De... Last comment 12 hours ago | 95 comments

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"Dancing Little Girl"
At a Palo Alto Martin Luther King Jr. Day event, this very little girl was boogieing along with the singer of "Redemption Song." Submitted by Mitchell Zimmerman on Jan 16, 2017


Looking 'beyond everywhere': Couple remains missing after fourth day of searches
As time ticks on in the effort to locate Palo Alto residents Carol Kiparsky and Ian Irwin, who have been missing for nearly a week in the small Marin County community of Inverness, the number of searchers has waned. Thursday, 3:04 PM | 12 comments

As car break-ins surge, police laud drop in violent crime
Despite a year marred by car break-ins and claims of police brutality, the Palo Alto Police Department saw several positive trends in 2019, including fewer assaults, burglaries and traffic collisions, according to its annual report. Tuesday, 4:49 PM | 28 comments

Santa Clara County man recovers from coronavirus
The Santa Clara County Public Health Department announced Thursday that a man who became the county's first confirmed case of novel coronavirus has recovered and been released from isolation. Thursday, 5:17 PM

After Ross Road blowback, Palo Alto looks to shift gears on bike boulevards
Chastened by residents' complaints about the city's new "bike boulevard" on Ross Road, city transportation planners are preparing to adopt a new approach for future bike improvements. Wednesday, 2:11 PM | 48 comments

Man arrested for kidnapping attempt reportedly held another family hostage
A man arrested this week for attempted kidnapping in a Mountain View home had allegedly held another woman and her daughter hostage that same evening, according to new details released by the Mountain View Police Department on Thursday Thursday, 2:19 PM

Student injured by potato gun in class likely to receive $1.5M settlement
The Palo Alto school board will consider approving in closed session next week a $1.5 million settlement with a former student whose eye was permanently damaged during a potato gun science experiment at JLS Middle School in 2017. Wednesday, 4:04 PM | 11 comments

Police nab duo for string of car burglaries
Two men allegedly linked to 10 car burglaries in Palo Alto were arrested after a woman alerted authorities that they were breaking into her car at a downtown parking garage, Palo Alto police said. Wednesday, 6:26 PM | 5 comments

Collision kills man near freeway in East Palo Alto

Last 'Sunny Day' defendant sentenced for killing, shooting

Ravenswood school district seeks public input on superintendent pick

At 'pivotal' moment in presidential campaign, Buttigieg makes plea to voters

Editorial: Brownrigg for Senate

Meet the 7 candidates who want to represent you in Sacramento

PUBLIC AGENDA: Funding Code:ART2, transitional kindergarten policies

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