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Palo Alto's last dive bar faces uncertain future
Three years after its colorful owner passed away, Antonio's Nut House, Palo Alto's last authentic dive bar, is still open,... Last comment 45 minutes ago | 38 comments

Palo Alto Tailoring closed three years ago. Customers want their clothes back.
Customers of a Palo Alto tailoring business say they have been trying to get their clothing back for nearly three years,... Last comment on Feb 23, 2020 at 10:20 am | 23 comments

Guest Opinion: To solve housing crisis, decrease demand
Housing is in short supply in Silicon Valley, especially affordable housing. Unfortunately, no amount of the current sort... Last comment 16 hours ago | 48 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 16 hours ago | 31 comments

 
 
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Two volunteers, one dog and a Palo Alto couple's unlikely rescue
On the eighth day of Palo Alto residents Carol Kiparsky and Ian Irwin's disappearance, Rich Cassens and his search dog came to the town of Inverness near Point Reyes Station with a very specific task: find human remains. Tuesday, 9:39 AM | 6 comments

Police chief says use of force is 'very rare.' Critics are not convinced.
Facing numerous allegations of excessive force by local police officers, Palo Alto Police Chief Robert Jonsen assured the City Council on Monday that officers who cross the line will be held accountable. Tuesday, 12:12 AM | 9 comments

NTSB: Tesla's Autopilot steered Model X into highway median, causing fatal crash
An Apple employee died from a high-speed crash because his Tesla Model X's Autopilot driving system steered the car into a highway median on U.S. Highway 101 in 2018, federal officials concluded Tuesday, following a two-year inquiry. Tuesday, 6:15 PM | 4 comments

Drug dealer sentenced to 6 years for fatal fentanyl overdose
A man who sold the powerful narcotic fentanyl to a woman who later died was sentenced to six years and eight months of jail time and court supervision on Monday. Tuesday, 3:10 PM

Rent increase sends FabMo, the nonprofit treasure trove of rescued fabrics, to Sunnyvale
FabMo, a nonprofit that rescues discarded designer showroom samples and offers them to the public, has announced it will be moving from Mountain View to Sunnyvale after getting a significant rent increase. Tuesday, 4:10 PM

Palo Alto's middle schools look for new state-aligned science curriculum
The Palo Alto school board will discuss on Tuesday a committee's recommendation for a new middle school science curriculum, Amplify Science. Monday, 2:31 PM | 8 comments

Errors in fed reimbursement, employee ratios to cost Ravenswood $24K
The Ravenswood City School District will pay just over $24,000 for financial errors uncovered in an annual audit in part due to double-counting students for a federal meal program. Monday, 1:48 PM | 5 comments

Missing Palo Alto couple found alive, ending weeklong search in which hopes had dimmed
Search and rescue volunteers navigating their way through dense vegetation on Saturday found Palo Alto residents Carol Kiparsky and Ian Irwin in Marin County, where they had gone missing eight days earlier. Sunday, 1:58 PM | 41 comments

Palo Alto's last dive bar faces uncertain future
Three years after its colorful owner passed away, Antonio's Nut House is still open, but its new owners worry their landlord might have other plans for the California Avenue property. Saturday, 8:55 AM | 38 comments

Outside spending in state Senate race ramps up in final days before Super Tuesday
With only 12 days until California's March 3 primary, candidates for District 13 in the state Senate are ramping up their campaign fundraising and spending efforts to convince voters to select them. Friday, 9:30 AM | 1 comments

Palo Alto Tailoring closed three years ago. Customers want their clothes back.
Customers of a Palo Alto tailoring business say they have been trying to get their clothing back for nearly three years, but the doors of Palo Alto Tailoring remain tightly shut, leaving them staring longingly through the glass doors. Friday, 7:41 AM | 23 comments

VIDEO: Exploring the art of trees
Palo Alto Art Center Director Karen Kienzle talks about an exhibit featuring 20 artists whose work offers various interpretations on the significance of trees. She also discusses the center's unique programs to help foster creativity. Friday, 4:04 PM

Around Town: Suspected 'bait' dog finds new home; residents prioritize bathroom in park renovation

Man arrested for kidnapping attempt reportedly held another family hostage

Senior Commission? Sustainability Commission? Palo Alto mulls new advisory panels

Editorial: Yes on community college measures G, H

Guest Opinion: To solve housing crisis, decrease demand

Meet the 7 candidates who want to represent you in Sacramento

PUBLIC AGENDA: Potential bike boulevard changes; Magical Bridge playground project

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