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Around Town: Sister-city relationship grows stronger with $100K gift for student exchange program

In the latest Around Town column, news about a donation to support bonds between youth in Palo Alto and Japan, new leaders...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2021
Last comment by R. Cavendish, 15 hours ago | 23 comments | 4810 Views


Atherton couple donates $80M to Stanford children's hospital, medical school

An Atherton couple has given $80 million to Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and Stanford University's School...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2021
Last comment by Local, on Feb 20, 2021 at 8:21 am | 4 comments | 8206 Views


City, Caltrans line up overnight closures for U.S. Highway 101 bridge project

Overnight lane closures are scheduled for Thursday through Sunday as part of construction related to a new pedestrian and...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2021
Last comment by Carl Jones, on Feb 19, 2021 at 4:54 pm | 3 comments | 3649 Views


Around Town: Caged gorilla from Antonio's Nut House rescued from auction gallery

In the latest Around Town column, the story of how Palo Alto nearly lost the beloved gorilla that welcomed visitors at Antonio's...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2021
Last comment by Phyllis Ketchum, on Feb 17, 2021 at 8:42 am | 9 comments | 7821 Views


Liz Kniss violated campaign finance laws, a 4-year-long investigation concludes

An unusually lengthy investigation by the state Fair Political Practices Commission has finally concluded Liz Kniss, a former...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2021
Last comment by jr1, on Feb 14, 2021 at 5:29 am | 29 comments | 8835 Views


Palo Altan marks 106th birthday with drive-by celebration

We talked to Palo Alto resident Elise Martin as she lives through her second pandemic to hear about her upbringing in South...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2021
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 12, 2021 at 12:43 pm | 3 comments | 4062 Views


City auditor's plan focuses on construction management, cybersecurity

On Tuesday, a City Council committee swiftly signed off on city auditor Kyle O'Rourke's proposed work plan, which includes...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Feb 11, 2021 at 10:57 pm | 2 comments | 3739 Views


How you can ring in the 'Year of the Ox' in Palo Alto

Chinese New Year celebrations in Palo Alto won't be slowed down by the coronavirus in 2021. They're just moving to a different...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2021
Last comment by JuJu Wang, on Feb 11, 2021 at 7:15 am | 8 comments | 6290 Views


Around Town: Palo Altans step up to the racial equity challenge

In the latest Around Town column, news about a 21-day racial equity challenge in Palo Alto, Mayor Tom DuBois' guest appearance...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2021
Last comment by Taylor Greene, on Feb 10, 2021 at 2:51 pm | 5 comments | 5903 Views


Teacher housing plan moves ahead in Palo Alto

As Palo Alto lags on its affordable housing supply, Santa Clara County is advancing its plan to build apartments for teachers...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Feb 8, 2021 at 11:16 am | 13 comments | 5804 Views


PG&E likely to file eminent domain against Palo Alto Unified for easement at Cubberley

After stalled talks over the last several months, the Palo Alto school district is facing the likelihood of Pacific Gas &...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2020
Last comment by GaryB, on Feb 5, 2021 at 7:44 pm | 26 comments | 10321 Views


State's largest COVID-19 vaccination site set to open at Levi's Stadium

The largest COVID-19 vaccination site in the state is opening at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara early next week, officials...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2021
Last comment by rsmithjr, on Feb 5, 2021 at 6:21 pm | 3 comments | 4641 Views


Brighter days: LGBTQ seniors find support through Rainbow Collective

To be older and alone is a challenge. For LGBTQ seniors, who are far more likely to be childless and estranged from family,...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2021
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Santa Clara County seeks temporary wage hike for front-line workers

Calling it dangerous work worthy of hazard pay during the pandemic, Santa Clara County's Board of Supervisors is looking...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2021
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Feb 4, 2021 at 11:28 am | 3 comments | 4596 Views


Around Town: Bernie Sanders mittens meme reaches Palo Alto

In the latest Around Town column, news about the viral meme of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders catching on in Palo Alto and a new...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Feb 2, 2021 at 10:02 am | 1 comment | 5737 Views


Palo Alto man, 21, dies in 'freak accident' while on hike in San Diego

Max Lenail, a 21-year-old man from Palo Alto died over the weekend while hiking in San Diego, according to his family, friends...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2021
Last comment by GaryB, on Feb 1, 2021 at 7:05 pm | 8 comments | 28597 Views


The things I remember about Palo Alto while growing up:


Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Oct. 19, 2006
Last comment by Andy Paredes, on Jan 31, 2021 at 8:04 pm | 1201 comments | 383231 Views


As Palo Alto police switch to encrypted radio, newsroom scanners go silent

In a sudden move that will severely limit the ability of journalists and citizen watchdogs to cover breaking news, the Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2021
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 29, 2021 at 5:59 pm | 22 comments | 9741 Views


State's loosened COVID-19 restrictions spark worries in Santa Clara County

As the county gears up its infrastructure to deliver more COVID-19 vaccinations, local leaders on Tuesday expressed concern...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2021
Last comment by Aletheia, on Jan 28, 2021 at 3:23 pm | 1 comment | 6406 Views


Now under the state's 'purple' tier, here's what is and isn't allowed in Santa Clara, San Mateo counties

Santa Clara and San Mateo counties returned to the state's most restrictive COVID-19 level, the "purple" tier, after California...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2021
Last comment by Martinimaas, on Jan 26, 2021 at 1:45 pm | 5 comments | 32198 Views
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