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Holiday Fund: Women's shelter gives guests a place to stay during the year's coldest months

Through a $10,000 grant from the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund this past year, Heart and Home Collaborative is debuting a...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2022
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Dec 3, 2022 at 12:20 pm | 1 comment | 2186 Views

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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 James Kawamoto, on Dec 3, 2022 at 9:05 am | 17 comments | 4456 Views

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Palo Alto family gives $100K to Holiday Fund

For the 12th straight year, a Palo Alto family that wishes to remain anonymous has made a $100,000 donation to the Palo Alto...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2586 Views

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With her 'trademark enthusiasm,' Kari Martell kept Avenidas in the community spotlight

Whether advocating for awareness of issues around aging or writing television promos for a food bank, Kari Martell spent...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2084 Views

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A European winter wonderland arrives in East Palo Alto

The Four Seasons Silicon Valley hotel has brought back a seasonal pop-up on its outdoor terrace, transforming the space with...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Nov 30, 2022 at 10:39 pm | 1 comment | 9090 Views

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The season of giving: Local nonprofits you can help over the holidays

There's no better way to embrace the holiday spirit than giving back. On the Midpeninsula, there are many opportunities to...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2022
Last comment by Green Gables, on Nov 30, 2022 at 11:01 am | 2 comments | 3804 Views

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Around Town: Palo Alto-raised musician in the running for two Grammys

In the latest column, news about a Palo Alto native nominated for two Grammys, the East Palo Alto Library's participation...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2022
Last comment by Aletheia, on Nov 29, 2022 at 10:34 am | 5 comments | 9807 Views

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Downtown development moves ahead despite criticism

A proposal to construct a mixed-use building with 65 apartments on University Avenue eked out an early win, despite criticism...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 23, 2022 at 11:43 am | 28 comments | 5554 Views

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Around Town: Hoosier contingent comes to Palo Alto for sibling city bonding

Read news about Palo Alto community members hosting a group from Bloomington, Indiana, the city's sibling city, and a Stanford...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2838 Views

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Palo Alto prepares for colossal upgrade to wastewater plan

Seeking to reduce the amount of nitrogen that flows into the San Francisco Bay, Palo Alto and its partner cities are preparing...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 18, 2022 at 8:49 pm | 4 comments | 3503 Views

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Palo Alto looks to loosen height limits for housing in Ventura

Hoping to promote more housing in Ventura, the City Council on Monday began exploring zone changes that would enable residential...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2022
Last comment by Jerry, on Nov 17, 2022 at 7:21 pm | 11 comments | 4494 Views

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Art commission to mull fate of Midtown Poetry Wall

Fans of Midtown Palo Alto's Poetry Wall who hope to save the mural from potential destruction will have a chance to voice...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2022
Last comment by AnnetteG, on Nov 17, 2022 at 1:52 pm | 4 comments | 2050 Views

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Legislators, climate leaders to converge at summit in Palo Alto on Saturday

Poised to address major climate issues and initiatives, the Peninsula Climate Collaboration Summit is ready to showcase a...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2022
Last comment by resident3, on Nov 14, 2022 at 3:23 pm | 4 comments | 3183 Views

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Veenker, Lauing and Lythcott-Haims poised to win City Council seats

Attorney Vicki Veenker and planning commissioner Ed Lauing were in the lead position in a race for Palo Alto's three open...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2022
Last comment by Citizen, on Nov 13, 2022 at 10:34 pm | 18 comments | 10254 Views

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With fewer workers coming in, Palo Alto looks to rethink retail

After taking an economic beating during the pandemic, Palo Alto's main shopping strips now appear to be on the rebound. They...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Nov 13, 2022 at 4:31 pm | 27 comments | 7651 Views

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Palo Alto natives killed in Redwood City car collision, leaving behind twins

The local community is mourning the loss of the parents of twin girls who were killed Friday night during a car collision....

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2022
Last comment by Screeedek, on Nov 10, 2022 at 12:58 pm | 8 comments | 22531 Views

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As parklets take over, restaurants and retailers clash over space

While Palo Alto's parklets are here to stay, the City Council adopted new rules that require restaurants to pay fees for...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2022
Last comment by Robert , on Nov 1, 2022 at 5:56 pm | 17 comments | 6438 Views

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Live music rebounds from pandemic shutdown to foster renewed sense of community

On a Thursday evening, as the sun goes down and the heat lamps warm up outside Palo Alto's iTalico Italian restaurant, patrons...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2022
Last comment by Music NOT For All!, on Oct 28, 2022 at 12:10 pm | 6 comments | 7407 Views

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Palo Altan turns ordinary pumpkins into monstrous art on Food Network show

Palo Alto resident Leigh Henderson, a finalist on season three of "Outrageous Pumpkins," shares tips to carve out seriously...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3459 Views

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East Palo Alto man suspected of sexually assaulting child

An East Palo Alto man suspected of sexually assaulting a child inside a locked car multiple times over three years was arrested...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2022
Last comment by kimmy, on Oct 27, 2022 at 1:45 pm | 1 comment | 3171 Views
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