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AROUND TOWN

Greenmeadow resident celebrates 108th birthday

Elise Martin celebrated her 108th birthday this week. Looking back at a life that has spanned more than a century, the Palo...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2023
Last comment by Mondoman, 4 hours ago | 5 comments | 2201 Views

AROUND TOWN

Former Palo Alto school board member Melissa Baten Caswell dies

Melissa Baten Caswell, a former Palo Alto Unified School District board member and longtime community volunteer, died on...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2023
Last comment by Elizabeth, 4 hours ago | 8 comments | 10626 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Higher fines backed for gas-powered leaf blowers

Spurred by popular demand, the Palo Alto City Council voted on Monday to ramp up enforcement of the city's long-standing...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2023
Last comment by Rose, 5 hours ago | 10 comments | 3626 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Opinion: Why energy prices are so high this winter — and how to get help

The prices that City of Palo Alto Utilities and other local utilities pay for natural gas and electricity delivered to customers...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2023
Last comment by Easy8, 5 hours ago | 3 comments | 954 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Developer looks to demolish The Fish Market, build 380 apartments

The two buildings on El Camino Real in Palo Alto that currently house the Fish Market and a McDonald's restaurant would be...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2023
Last comment by MyFeelz, 10 hours ago | 74 comments | 15447 Views

AROUND TOWN

Santa Clara County supervisors approve nearly $1M to expand gun violence response team

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved nearly $1 million Tuesday to expand the county's task force...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2023
Last comment by MyFeelz, 11 hours ago | 1 comment | 635 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to crack down on gas-powered leaf blowers

Nearly 20 years after Palo Alto adopted a ban on gas-powered leaf blowers in residential areas, the appliance and the public...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2023
Last comment by Jim Hols....., 12 hours ago | 21 comments | 5168 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto sued over delay in adopting housing plan

Two pro-housing groups are asking the court to limit Palo Alto’s control over approving development application because...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2023
Last comment by Gale Johnson, 14 hours ago | 26 comments | 2975 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Opinion: It's time to talk about switching to electric

While some may feel that Palo Alto's reputation as an environmental leader has dimmed somewhat in the past few years, the...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2023
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, 15 hours ago | 29 comments | 3913 Views

AROUND TOWN

Remembering Tom Jordan

Tom Jordan, an environmental attorney, advocate for grassroots organizations that would assume political power, and a mentor...

Original post made by Fred Balin on Feb. 7, 2023
Last comment by Online Name, 17 hours ago | 3 comments | 605 Views

AROUND TOWN

Three-alarm fire hits 4 businesses in Palo Alto's Midtown

A three-alarm fire that broke out late Wednesday night damaged four businesses in Palo Alto's Midtown neighborhood. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2023
Last comment by Bystander, 21 hours ago | 24 comments | 20007 Views

BOOKS

At new Victoria Ballet, classes celebrate the power of art

A new studio provides dance and art lessons to people of all ages. The classes offered include all experience levels -- from...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2023
There are no comments yet. 2275 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford Medicine finds racial disparities in child abuse reporting

Black children who are injured because of suspected child abuse are reported to Child Protective Services more frequently...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2023
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Feb 7, 2023 at 6:22 pm | 3 comments | 1430 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

La Baguette settles federal lawsuit for $430K in fraudulent PPP claims

A Palo Alto bakery has settled a lawsuit with the federal government for making false claims to acquire $430,000 through...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2023
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Feb 7, 2023 at 5:15 pm | 11 comments | 4020 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City's new shuttle service is a departure from the past

Palo Alto's new shuttle system is almost ready to launch. Starting March 7, residents and visitors will be able to get a...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2023
Last comment by Consider Your Options. , on Feb 7, 2023 at 12:47 pm | 7 comments | 4468 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Paly students stand out in Congressional App Challenge, nationwide science competition

Read news about the local student who won Rep. Anna Eshoo's Congressional App Challenge, two Paly students who are finalists...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2023
Last comment by NeilsonBuchanan, on Feb 6, 2023 at 8:39 pm | 1 comment | 7067 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto advances plan to add 6,000 dwellings

More than two years in the making, Palo Alto's ambitious plan to add more than 6,000 housing units by 2031 is finally ready...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Feb 6, 2023 at 2:58 pm | 24 comments | 7991 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Water system malfunction caused pandemonium for fire crews

An issue with Palo Alto's water-pressure system set off at least 24 false fire-alarm calls in rapid succession throughout...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2023
Last comment by Hulkamania, on Feb 6, 2023 at 2:57 pm | 6 comments | 4466 Views

AROUND TOWN

Canopy Executive Director Catherine Martineau to retire after 18 years

Catherine Martineau was on her third career when she joined Canopy, Palo Alto's urban forest advocacy organization, in 2004....

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2023
Last comment by Consider Your Options. , on Feb 6, 2023 at 2:25 pm | 2 comments | 3179 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New council, same priorities in Palo Alto in 2023

Housing, climate change, economic recovery and community safety will continue to dominate City Council discussions in Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2023
Last comment by Annette, on Feb 5, 2023 at 5:49 pm | 13 comments | 5194 Views
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