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Palo Alto eager to expand footprint of wastewater plant

Concerned about cramped conditions at the Regional Water Quality Control Plant, Palo Alto authorized staff on Monday, Aug....

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2023
Last comment by Anonymous, on Aug 23, 2023 at 12:49 pm | 3 comments | 3206 Views


Stanford Health Care resident physicians say wages, conditions untenable

Resident physicians at Stanford Health Care have a very serious grouse: They say their working conditions are so strained...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2023
Last comment by Harold Johnson, on Aug 22, 2023 at 3:47 am | 5 comments | 5216 Views


Home sales: Property that sold for $3.9M in 2020 just fetched $9.5M in July

Of the 34 home sales recorded this week, Los Altos saw the most transactions, with 11 homes sold, and Menlo Park saw the...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2023
Last comment by Lightning Man, on Aug 21, 2023 at 9:30 pm | 4 comments | 3326 Views


Mike's Diner Bar, a Midtown 'neighborhood jewel,' faces eviction

After nearly three decades of serving customers in Midtown Palo Alto, Mike's Diner Bar has received a notice to vacate after...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2023
Last comment by Kyle Logan, on Aug 20, 2023 at 10:43 am | 121 comments | 26204 Views


Caltrain to pilot the nation's first electric-battery powered train

Caltrain will test an electric train that can charge its battery when running on tracks with overhead power and then use...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2023
Last comment by Reality Check, on Aug 18, 2023 at 1:59 pm | 1 comment | 7730 Views


Stanford Blood Center in urgent need of blood donations

The Stanford Blood Center is facing an urgent need for blood donations right now and is calling on the community for help. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2023
Last comment by Mark Dinan, on Aug 15, 2023 at 5:12 pm | 3 comments | 5557 Views


Barebottle brings locally inspired beers and natural wines to a new Menlo Park taproom

Lauded San Francisco brewery Barebottle Brewing Company has arrived in Menlo Park, adding to the Peninsula’s vibrant craft...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2023
Last comment by Anonymous, on Aug 12, 2023 at 12:48 pm | 1 comment | 5982 Views


Neighborhood opposition casts shadow over Palo Alto Commons expansion

Palo Alto Commons is preparing to take a decidedly unusual approach as it seeks to expand its assisted-living facility for...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2023
Last comment by NTB2, on Aug 10, 2023 at 2:08 am | 7 comments | 5132 Views


11 trails to keep you cool this summer

To help beat the heat, we’ve compiled a list of Peninsula trails to keep cool, from shady spots with redwood canopies to...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2023
Last comment by Robert Neff, on Aug 9, 2023 at 3:48 pm | 1 comment | 6634 Views


Cooler temperatures expected this week — and maybe even some drizzle

Cooler temperatures are expected to persist in the Bay Area for the next few days accompanied by a slight chance of drizzle...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2023
There are no comments yet. 1375 Views


Person nearly drowns at the Eichler Swim and Tennis Club in Palo Alto

A man apparently nearly drowned at the Eichler Swim & Tennis Club late Friday afternoon, Aug. 4, Palo Alto Fire Department...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2023
Last comment by Jennifer, on Aug 7, 2023 at 10:18 pm | 7 comments | 15695 Views


New handyman service helps seniors age in place

If a normally handy person can age out of working on their home, what about other people? Read the full story here

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2023
Last comment by Green Gables, on Aug 7, 2023 at 1:10 pm | 5 comments | 7937 Views


How a condo project is helping to finance Palo Alto's largest affordable-housing development

Two Palo Alto housing projects eyed for adjacent sites in Ventura bear little resemblance to one another. One includes 16...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2023
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 6, 2023 at 7:00 pm | 7 comments | 7372 Views


From heartbreaking loss to progressive leadership: East Palo Alto-native Melvin Gaines’ path to city manager

Melvin Gaines, who grew up in East Palo Alto and Palo Alto, has come home. After a career in public service that's taken...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2023
Last comment by Michael, on Aug 4, 2023 at 12:24 pm | 5 comments | 7036 Views


Arts briefs: SF Mime Troupe plays Palo Alto, Dena DeRose closes jazz fest, folk rock at The Guild with Michigan Rattlers and more

This week, San Francisco Mime Troupe performs free show in Palo Alto, Dena DeRose closes Stanford Jazz Fest, Michigan Rattlers...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2023
There are no comments yet. 1829 Views


Transferring from California community colleges? It's a tough road, survey finds

Making the transition from community college enrollment to the state's public universities is an ongoing challenge, with...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2023
Last comment by Red Run, on Aug 3, 2023 at 12:20 pm | 7 comments | 5796 Views


Are major changes coming to your electric bill? 5 things you should know

California's three largest electric utilities, including PG&E, have proposed a plan to charge customers not just for how...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2023
Last comment by Online Name, on Aug 3, 2023 at 10:24 am | 13 comments | 4293 Views


Police calls: 2 cases of battery and 1 corporal injury

The following list captures recent reports of crimes made to Palo Alto police during the week of July 15-21. Read the full...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2023
Last comment by Annette, on Aug 2, 2023 at 6:42 am | 4 comments | 3434 Views


Home Sales: Modern home reminiscent of ancient Egypt's columned structures fetches $6.8M

Ancient Egypt in Atherton? This week's highest-priced residential sale is a flat-roofed home with columned walls built around...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2023
Last comment by cheese guy, on Jul 30, 2023 at 12:43 pm | 1 comment | 3449 Views


Planning commission backs deal for redevelopment of Fry's site

Palo Alto's planning commissioners on Wednesday threw their support behind a contentious plan to partially demolish and redevelop...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2023
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 28, 2023 at 10:20 am | 5 comments | 5910 Views
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