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AROUND TOWN

After the storms, flooding victims face fallout

Palo Alto residents have begun the long process of cleaning up muddy homes following a series of storms that started on New...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2023
Last comment by Ryan, on Jan 29, 2023 at 9:42 pm | 7 comments | 5688 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man arrested for allegedly attempting to steal backpack carrying camera, laptop

A man who allegedly tried to steal a laptop and camera from another man outside Palo Alto's Winter Lodge on Friday afternoon...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2023
Last comment by john_alderman, on Jan 29, 2023 at 4:52 pm | 4 comments | 4721 Views

AROUND TOWN

Where to watch the San Francisco 49ers NFC Championship game around the Peninsula

Unless you're heading to Philadelphia to watch the Niners face the Eagles in person, the best seat is on your couch … or...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2023
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Jan 29, 2023 at 4:18 pm | 3 comments | 2912 Views

AROUND TOWN

Opinion: Le snoop du jour

The Garbage Police showed up at my house in a pre-dawn reconnaissance. Reminiscent of some film noir scene from the '50s,...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2023
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jan 28, 2023 at 10:50 pm | 8 comments | 3731 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

No bail for Half Moon Bay accused shooter, DA considers death penalty

The 66-year-old man accused of gunning down seven people and critically injuring one other at two mushroom farms earlier...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2023
Last comment by Online Name, on Jan 28, 2023 at 5:48 pm | 3 comments | 4093 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Opinion: Palo Alto needs a road safety policy

Palo Alto does better on road safety than many U.S. cities; however, anyone who has walked or bicycled in the city can understand...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2023
Last comment by Rose, on Jan 27, 2023 at 7:00 pm | 20 comments | 7098 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Terminated Meta content moderators worry about fake news flourishing in their absence

Nearly 200 Meta content moderators who used to work in Mountain View say that the company abruptly terminated their contracts. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2023
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jan 27, 2023 at 1:51 pm | 5 comments | 3738 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Emergency pet hospital looks to open in Ventura

A veterinary company that offers emergency pet services at 40 locations across the nation is preparing to open its newest...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2023
Last comment by CC, on Jan 27, 2023 at 11:32 am | 2 comments | 4288 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Musicians with deep local ties return to Stanford with genre-pushing project Diving Dame

For multitalented, multidisciplinary musicians Zach Moses and Freddy Avis, their Jan. 27 performance at Stanford University’s...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2023
Last comment by kayak, on Jan 27, 2023 at 11:12 am | 1 comment | 1405 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Kehillah Jewish High School evacuated Thursday after bomb threat

A bomb threat prompted the evacuation of 250 students and staff members at Kehillah Jewish High School in south Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2023
Last comment by Bystander, on Jan 27, 2023 at 9:41 am | 1 comment | 4335 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Got sandbags? Don't discard them just yet

Across Palo Alto, many residents were in the same situation earlier this month -- using sandbags to keep the rainwater at...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2023
There are no comments yet. 3638 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

After backlash last spring, Palo Alto Unified lays out proposed criteria for child care providers

The school district is moving ahead with plans to create requirements for its child care providers -- including licensing...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2023
There are no comments yet. 3996 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Coastal farmworkers eke out a living amid hardship

Shootings, wildfires, the pandemic and other challenges have tested the Coastside's isolated communities, but many of its...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2023
There are no comments yet. 5190 Views

BOOKS

Suspect in Half Moon Bay shootings was employee of farm where 5 where shot

A man accused of mass shootings at two locations in the Half Moon Bay area on Monday legally purchased the semi-automatic...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2023
Last comment by Grew Up Here, on Jan 26, 2023 at 10:02 pm | 2 comments | 1548 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto set to approve new contracts for SEIU workers, firefighters

The city is preparing to approve multiyear contracts that would include raises and new benefits for its largest employee...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2023
Last comment by Bill Bucy, on Jan 26, 2023 at 6:30 pm | 2 comments | 3564 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto prepares for higher utility bills as reservoir levels dip

Palo Alto's utility customers will see a jolt in January, with residential bills set to rise by about 20% thanks to growing...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Jan 26, 2023 at 9:31 am | 22 comments | 6535 Views

AROUND TOWN

Think you're juggling a lot? Go behind the scenes of the Game of Throws circus arts festival in Palo Alto

From newcomers to professionals, Gunn High's juggling festival over the weekend drew people of all ages and skill levels. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2023
Last comment by 4good, on Jan 26, 2023 at 8:35 am | 2 comments | 5630 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto deals setback to planned foothills home

Building in the foothills is, by nature, a sensitive subject in Palo Alto but the design team behind a Los Trancos Road proposal...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2023
Last comment by Mondoman, on Jan 26, 2023 at 12:45 am | 8 comments | 5573 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board approves 29-units of subsidized staff housing

Years in the making, Palo Alto Unified's school board formally approved plans to participate in a subsidized teacher and...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2023
Last comment by Julian, on Jan 24, 2023 at 5:29 pm | 12 comments | 4631 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Four dead in Half Moon Bay shooting, suspect in custody

Four people are dead, and a suspect is in custody after a person opened fire in two separate shootings in an unincorporated...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2023
Last comment by Novelera, on Jan 24, 2023 at 1:15 pm | 6 comments | 7689 Views
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