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East Palo Alto to host first LGBTQ+ Pride on Sunday, July 23

East Palo Alto residents and surrounding communities will celebrate the city’s [

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2023
Last comment by Leslie York, on Jul 24, 2023 at 11:23 pm | 4 comments | 3251 Views


Want to increase your property value? Plant a tree

Front-yard trees can greatly impact a home's value depending on their condition, placement and species. Find out which trees...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2023
Last comment by Expatriate From Ladera, on Jul 23, 2023 at 12:03 pm | 9 comments | 5439 Views


Around Town: Pearson-Arastradero reopens to dogs, Paly students run women’s AI study group

In this week’s Around Town column, the Pearson-Arastradero Preserve reopens to on-leash dogs and Palo Alto High School...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2023
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Jul 20, 2023 at 6:07 pm | 1 comment | 4026 Views


Triple treat: Monthly 3rd Thursday music event marks third edition

The 3rd Thursday outdoor music festival hosts eight bands for its third edition, taking place July 20 on Palo Alto's California...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2023
Last comment by Priscilla James, on Jul 20, 2023 at 4:25 pm | 2 comments | 2863 Views


What happened during Marc Tessier-Lavigne's tenure as Stanford University president?

Hired in 2016, Marc Tessier-Lavigne presided over major challenges at Stanford University, not the least of which was the...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2023
Last comment by Nancy the real Nancy, on Jul 20, 2023 at 4:08 pm | 3 comments | 4905 Views


Horrified by 'whites-only' language in their property deeds, Ladera residents worked hard to purge it

When Leslie Wambach was house hunting on the Midpeninsula, she thought she had found the perfect home. But then she discovered...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2023
Last comment by Anita Wickersham, on Jul 19, 2023 at 12:07 pm | 4 comments | 4561 Views


Community invited to help inspire Palo Alto fire station mural

A public "meet the artist" event taking place on Wednesday evening, July 19, is intended to provide inspiration for a planned...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2023
There are no comments yet. 2277 Views


Tech showcase to feature the latest in autonomous vehicles

Mountain View is well-known for its tech giants like Google, but the city has many more innovations to share from a variety...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2023
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Jul 19, 2023 at 12:00 am | 4 comments | 5182 Views


With insurance problems plaguing local homeowners, local officials host a virtual town hall Wednesday

Homeowners are having difficulties finding an insurance company that will cover them, given ever-present wildfire risk in...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2023
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Jul 18, 2023 at 9:41 pm | 1 comment | 2012 Views


To encourage housing construction, Palo Alto looks to revise its zoning code

After approving an ambitious plan to make room for more than 6,000 new dwellings by 2031, Palo Alto is preparing to take...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2023
Last comment by Barron Park Denizen, on Jul 11, 2023 at 8:34 pm | 4 comments | 5112 Views


Stanford researchers aim to answer the question: 'How do you improve air quality in schools?'

Ravenswood City School District classrooms were outfitted with sensors as part of a five-year Stanford University study into...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2023
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Jul 10, 2023 at 11:43 pm | 1 comment | 4028 Views


School board gives Superintendent Don Austin's performance a passing grade

Palo Alto Unified School District Superintendent Don Austin received a "satisfactory" performance review and another one-year...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2023
Last comment by Anony Mouse, on Jul 9, 2023 at 1:23 pm | 38 comments | 7787 Views


Public Agenda: Plans for old Fry's building, disputed Ellsworth Place zoning

Here's a preview of Palo Alto government meetings the week of July 10. Read the full story here

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2023
There are no comments yet. 1808 Views


Sheriff's office collects nearly 400 pounds of fireworks at Redwood City buyback event

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office said it collected nearly 400 pounds of illegal fireworks during the county's first...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2023
Last comment by revdreileen, on Jul 6, 2023 at 1:22 pm | 2 comments | 2194 Views


Police calls: 1 assault, 3 batteries and 1 robbery

The following list captures recent reports of crimes made to Palo Alto police during the week of June 17-23. Read the full...

Original post made on Jul. 4, 2023
Last comment by Harriet Lee, on Jul 5, 2023 at 10:23 am | 2 comments | 3402 Views


City proposes right-turn-only islands, but no traffic signal, for Lincoln and Middlefield

With car accidents a continuing problem for the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Middlefield Road in Palo Alto, city staff...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2023
Last comment by Online Name, on Jul 2, 2023 at 3:56 pm | 9 comments | 4594 Views


Valley Water director wages war with own agency

New records show rising tensions, turmoil and dysfunction at the region's largest water supplier -- with one of its own directors...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2023
Last comment by Ramona Fernando, on Jul 2, 2023 at 1:38 pm | 8 comments | 5374 Views


'Travesty.' 'Shame.' Plan to redevelop Fry's site faces pushback from advisory boards

As Palo Alto prepares to sign off on a contentious plan to redevelop the former Fry's Electronics site, the city's advisory...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2023
Last comment by merry, on Jul 1, 2023 at 10:33 am | 31 comments | 9686 Views


Master gardeners answer your summer gardening questions

Wondering why your tomatoes have brown spots? Not sure how to keep your garden healthy during the heat? Experts from UC Master...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2023
Last comment by Donald, on Jun 29, 2023 at 2:48 pm | 4 comments | 5413 Views


Around Town: golfing in Midtown and playing with nature

In this week's Around Town column, learn about the latest golf course -- in Midtown -- and find out the latest goings on...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2023
Last comment by Consider Your Options. , on Jun 26, 2023 at 11:00 am | 2 comments | 4021 Views
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