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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Local law enforcement owns millions of dollars in 'military equipment.' A new state bill seeks to regulate all of that.

California's police departments and sheriff's offices are facing unprecedented oversight of their so-called "military equipment"...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2022
Last comment by Consider Your Options. , 3 hours ago | 4 comments | 476 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Affordable apartments debut at Wilton Court

For months, Dawn Wood watched hopefully as the four-story building down the street from her family's home transformed from...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2022
Last comment by Resident, 4 hours ago | 11 comments | 1157 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford hires former federal judge to lead review into president's research

Stanford's board of trustees has released more information about its plans to investigate President Marc Tessier-Lavigne's...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2022
Last comment by William Hitchens, 5 hours ago | 1 comment | 1449 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Martha Barragan edges out Webster Lincoln in East Palo Alto City Council race

The tense race for two open seats came down to just 19 votes between Martha Barragan and Webster Lincoln. In the end, it...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2022
Last comment by John Carter, 7 hours ago | 2 comments | 1390 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Holiday Fund: Inspiring and connecting kids by making the arts accessible

Launched in 2021 with a grant from the Weekly's Holiday Fund, the Pacific Art League's Free Expressive Art Open Studio Sessions...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2022
There are no comments yet. 930 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County district attorney to leave Twitter due to hate speech, calls on other DAs to follow suit

Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen announced Monday that he will deactivate his office's Twitter account due...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, 11 hours ago | 16 comments | 3326 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Citing housing shortage, Palo Alto eyes new rules to limit Airbnb rentals

Concerned about the growing number of Airbnb listings throughout the city, three City Council members are proposing new rules...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2022
Last comment by Jennifer, 12 hours ago | 15 comments | 3592 Views

AROUND TOWN

COVID levels in Palo Alto watershed reach pandemic high

While transmission of respiratory syncytial virus has begun to plateau in Santa Clara County, the county's top health official...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2022
Last comment by toransu, 23 hours ago | 7 comments | 10769 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

It's official: Fletcher Middle School will adopt sustainability focus with choice component next fall

Fletcher Middle School's plan to adopt a campuswide sustainability theme next fall and allow students from throughout Palo...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2022
Last comment by Anony Mouse, on Dec 8, 2022 at 8:36 pm | 11 comments | 3432 Views

AROUND TOWN

Lucky number three: Pamela Walsh Gallery holds party to mark anniversary

For all but four months of its existence, Pamela Walsh Gallery has operated during the pandemic. Now the gallery will celebrate...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2022
Last comment by Stephanie Romm Friduss, on Dec 8, 2022 at 7:43 pm | 1 comment | 762 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Convicted Theranos executive Sunny Balwani sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison

A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced former Theranos president and chief operating officer Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani to a...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2022
Last comment by Jennifer, on Dec 8, 2022 at 1:20 pm | 6 comments | 1393 Views

AROUND TOWN

New blood, Big Oil: California Legislature starts special session

A new state Legislature with a record number of women and plenty of new faces is sworn into office. Gov. Gavin Newsom immediately...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2022
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Dec 8, 2022 at 12:55 pm | 1 comment | 1255 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Thieves take $35K in merchandise from Apple store on Black Friday

Two people who entered the Apple store at Stanford Shopping Center on Nov. 25 during busy Black Friday sales events at the...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2022
Last comment by Mac Peterson, on Dec 8, 2022 at 11:39 am | 67 comments | 47864 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Punching bags, kettlebells and Hawaiian vibes: Boxing gym set to open on Cal. Ave.

Nito Boxing, the newest gym looking to entrench itself on California Avenue's "Fitness Row," has a grand vision for its first...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Dec 8, 2022 at 8:48 am | 4 comments | 2602 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Boy, 12, reported missing out of Palo Alto

Palo Alto police are seeking the public's help in locating a 12-year-old boy missing since Tuesday afternoon. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Dec 7, 2022 at 5:19 pm | 4 comments | 9371 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Soccer star's parents sue Stanford University after her death

The parents of a Stanford women's soccer star who died by suicide after learning she faced disciplinary action filed a lawsuit...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2022
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Dec 7, 2022 at 4:44 pm | 19 comments | 8440 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks greater say in Stanford growth plan

​​As Santa Clara County prepares to adopt a new plan to govern Stanford University's growth, Palo Alto officials are...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2022
Last comment by Mac Peterson, on Dec 7, 2022 at 4:36 pm | 12 comments | 4087 Views

AROUND TOWN

Planned auto dealership gives bicyclists reason to cheer

Bicyclists rarely get excited about new car dealerships, but the one currently proposed for the former site of Ming's Restaurant...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2022
Last comment by Annette, on Dec 7, 2022 at 12:10 pm | 21 comments | 6020 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

With City Council's approval, Mercedes-Benz dealership crosses the finish line

A proposed Mercedes-Benz dealership cruised past the finish line Monday night when the City Council gave the project at the...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Dec 7, 2022 at 10:06 am | 3 comments | 2460 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Former Theranos president asks for no prison time; prosecutors want 15 years

In dueling sentencing memorandums filed late Wednesday night, lawyers for convicted Theranos executive Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2022
Last comment by Jennifer, on Dec 5, 2022 at 6:29 pm | 6 comments | 2913 Views
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