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Newsom signs housing bills that reform single-family zoning
Having survived the recall attempt, the governor has signed two bold housing bills, including one that would reform zoning... Last comment 5 hours ago | 25 comments

Large fire hits home in Old Palo Alto neighborhood
Firefighters battled a large fire at a home in the Old Palo Alto neighborhood on Tuesday night, which led to evacuations. Read... Last comment on Sep 18, 2021 at 8:11 am | 45 comments

City looks for help in fighting economic slump
With tax revenues plunging and businesses struggling to stay afloat, Palo Alto's elected leaders agree that they will need... Last comment on Sep 18, 2021 at 8:34 pm | 17 comments

Cars to return to University Avenue in October
Palo Alto's bold experience with car-free downtown promenades will start to wind down next month, after the City Council... Last comment 19 hours ago | 26 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


Report points to sheriff's 'abject failure' to protect inmate in mental crisis
The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office's handling of a mentally ill inmate who suffered life-altering brain damage during transport was a colossal failure, according to a report issued Tuesday to the Board of Supervisors. Friday, 4:45 PM

Community reunites at Moonlight Run & Walk
The annual Moonlight Run & Walk, a beloved Palo Alto tradition held under the full harvest moon, resumed in person at the Baylands on Friday night for the first time in two years. Sunday, 10:04 AM | 1 comments

And the winner in the California recall is? None of the above
While Larry Elder clearly led all replacement candidates in the California recall election, he finished far behind none of the above. Millions left that question blank -- exactly what Gov. Gavin Newsom and Democrats wanted. Sunday, 8:55 AM

Teen pilot on trip around the world swings by Palo Alto
Could Zara Rutherford make the history books as the youngest person to fly around the world? The 19-year-old Belgian, who recently visited Palo Alto, is in the midst of the trip that could make her a household name. Saturday, 8:26 AM

Newsom signs housing bills that reform single-family zoning
Having survived the recall attempt, the governor has signed two bold housing bills, including one that would reform zoning by allowing up to four dwellings on parcels currently designated for a single home. Friday, 9:49 AM | 25 comments

Convicted murderer John Getreu's own words pointed to his guilt
Convicted murderer John Arthur Getreu revealed multiple times during a law enforcement interview that he had knowledge of the murders of two women found on Stanford University land in the 1970s. Friday, 6:51 AM | 1 comments

People paid a premium to build their home gyms. Will fitness clubs lure them back?
Many locals who have the resources took lockdown life as an opportunity to create their personal fitness bubbles and routines. Some are unsure if they would return to their gyms, given the effectiveness of at-home workouts. Friday, 6:52 AM | 5 comments

Police investigate vandalism at downtown parking garage as a hate crime
Palo Alto police are investigating a vandalism incident discovered on Wednesday night at a parking garage as a hate crime, the fourth that has occurred in a public city space so far this year. Friday, 8:35 AM | 2 comments

Judy Kleinberg, former mayor and community leader, to receive Athena Award from Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce
Judy Kleinberg, who has served the city, local schools and nonprofits for almost 40 years, is being given the Athena Award for leadership by the Chamber of Commerce for her outstanding contributions. Friday, 6:52 AM | 3 comments

Opinion: What most environmentalists don't know can hurt us
Global warming is a serious issue and environmentalists are trying their best to be helpful. But good intentions do not automatically translate into good policies. Friday, 6:52 AM | 15 comments

Lawmakers target reforms to California's recall process

Theranos employees were 'sleeping in their cars' in effort to address quality control issues

Mental health experts bolster Palo Alto's police reform efforts

Swift verdict in John Getreu trial: Guilty of first-degree murder

Large fire hits home in Old Palo Alto neighborhood

Plane crashes while trying to return to Palo Alto Airport, strikes power lines before going down in Baylands

Santa Clara County readies for surge of refugees following U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan

Nearly 50 years after father's murder, his family still waits for answers

Coronavirus central: Track the latest vaccination and case counts

Photo essay: Life under the coronavirus

PUBLIC AGENDA: North Ventura Coordinated Area Plan; ambulance subscription program


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