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Palo Alto to ban sales of vaping products

Palo Alto’s campaign against vaping heated up Monday night, when the City Council agreed to ban the sales and distribution...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2019
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Dec 15, 2019 at 10:29 am | 34 comments | 5265 Views


A 'Pride' premiere to be proud of

Paul Gordon's new musical adaptation of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" delights in Palo Alto. Read the full story...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2019
Last comment by Rose, on Dec 12, 2019 at 8:40 pm | 1 comment | 2439 Views


Vintage vinyl sale coming to Cubberley on Saturday

Record collectors can hunt for rare treasure and popular favorites at the Friends of the Palo Alto Library/KFJC's pop-up...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2019
Last comment by Gethin, on Dec 12, 2019 at 5:54 pm | 1 comment | 482 Views


Woman hides in Coach store past closing time, steals nearly $4K worth of goods

A woman who allegedly hid inside the Coach store at Stanford Shopping Center through a restricted entrance and stole nearly...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2019
Last comment by Neighbor , on Dec 12, 2019 at 1:08 pm | 1 comment | 3205 Views


Eight natural wines to drink right now on the Peninsula

From a cabernet sauvignon-petit sirah blend made in a garage in Yolo County to an orange Georgian wine, here are five local...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2019
Last comment by G. Pyszka, on Dec 12, 2019 at 8:26 am | 1 comment | 3331 Views


County assessor's report captures past 10 years, points to return to 'normal market'

Palo Alto's share of the assessment roll grew by 6.72% for 2019-2020 and makes up 7.62% of the total assessment roll. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2019
Last comment by 2%win, on Dec 9, 2019 at 8:59 pm | 16 comments | 4955 Views


Student thefts prompt CVS to start five-at-time policy

The CVS at Town & Country Village in Palo Alto is limiting the number of students who can enter the store during the Palo...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2019
Last comment by Carol Scheufele , on Dec 8, 2019 at 11:12 am | 118 comments | 25460 Views


John Daversa to perform free concert at CSMA

Grammy-winning jazz musician John Daversa will perform a free concert on Saturday, Dec. 7, at Mountain View's Community School...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Dec 5, 2019 at 6:04 pm | 1 comment | 887 Views


Foothill-De Anza board approves duo of tax measures for March 2020 ballot

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District board approved two tax measures Monday that could alleviate budget woes...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2019
Last comment by s fong, on Dec 4, 2019 at 3:24 pm | 12 comments | 3272 Views


PG&E: 400K Bay Area customers could lose power this weekend in public safety shutoff

As many as 850,000 PG&E customers across all of the utility's service area could lose power this weekend in the latest public...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 3, 2019 at 12:43 pm | 39 comments | 6355 Views


Young Menlo Park couple could face fines of $500 per day for living in driveway RV

Arlena Bain and Alex Mulholland have lived quietly for months in an RV parked in the driveway of a Menlo Park home. But come...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 2, 2019 at 9:12 am | 24 comments | 5578 Views


Annual Festival of Lights Parade will brighten Los Altos

Downtown Los Altos will host its long-running Festival of Lights Parade on Sunday, Dec. 1, 6-8 p.m. Read the full story...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2019
Last comment by CalifPA, on Dec 1, 2019 at 1:57 pm | 1 comment | 2216 Views


Guest Opinion: Go ahead — talk to strangers

Lately, it's becoming much more difficult to talk to people when we're out and about. Either everyone is in a rush or more...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2019
Last comment by Ageism/gender specific, on Nov 27, 2019 at 1:24 pm | 11 comments | 2546 Views


Plan to ditch visitors bureau creates a rift in Palo Alto

Spurred by a group of hotel executives, Palo Alto is considering withdrawing from the San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2019
Last comment by Matt Dolan, on Nov 27, 2019 at 12:40 pm | 16 comments | 3953 Views


Around Town: Construction site gets a splash of color, Palo Alto honors its international bonds

In the latest Around Town column, news about diverse murals installed this week in the California Avenue business district...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2019
Last comment by Doing The Right Thing, on Nov 24, 2019 at 12:39 pm | 2 comments | 3201 Views


After more than four decades, Maximart Pharmacy to close

Maximart Pharmacy, one of the few remaining independent pharmacies in Palo Alto, is closing its doors on Wednesday after...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2019
Last comment by wmconlon, on Nov 22, 2019 at 8:14 pm | 18 comments | 4889 Views


Man convicted of 2015 murder outside East Palo Alto apartment complex

An East Palo Alto resident was found guilty on Wednesday for killing one man and injuring another after arguments at an apartment...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2019
Last comment by Dontrelle, on Nov 22, 2019 at 12:09 pm | 2 comments | 7010 Views


Why limited magazines at the Main Library? Why short hours?

I just went to the Rinconada Library and there were signs for certain magazines that they are no longer available but are...

Original post made by What? on Nov. 22, 2019
Last comment by Times Have Changed, on Nov 22, 2019 at 12:07 pm | 1 comment | 176 Views


Why doesn't the landlord finish work at the Khoury Market site?

The manager of the College Terrace Centre, Jason Oberman, does not want to email the date for completion for painting/renovation...

Original post made by ALB on Nov. 21, 2019
There are no comments yet. 237 Views


Judge blocks religious refusal rule that would've put county at risk of losing federal funds

A U.S. judge in San Francisco on Tuesday struck down a new rule that would've allowed health care workers to refuse to provide...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2019
Last comment by ThereAreOtherExamples, on Nov 21, 2019 at 12:12 pm | 4 comments | 2048 Views
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