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Menlo Park's police chief was publicly accused of using a racial slur in ethics training. Here's the story.

During a town hall meeting Thursday evening to discuss policing in Menlo Park, Housing Commissioner Karen Grove said she'd...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jun 25, 2020 at 7:39 pm | 29 comments | 12459 Views


Tonight is 'Addison Night' at AT&T Park

Tonight is "Addison School Night" at the San Francisco Giants game, at least unofficially. Addison Elementary School students...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2011
Last comment by Sandy, on Aug 26, 2011 at 5:57 pm | 4 comments | 12457 Views


Palo Alto police outline assault on crime wave

A string of 20 robberies in Palo Alto neighborhoods is among the most serious some officers have seen in their careers because...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2011
Last comment by Not a Threat, on Jan 23, 2011 at 9:14 pm | 50 comments | 12456 Views


Palo Alto approves path to $15 minimum wage

Palo Alto hopped on a regional bandwagon Monday night when city officials agreed to raise the local minimum wage to $15 an...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2016
Last comment by K. Liu, on Sep 28, 2016 at 7:54 am | 7 comments | 12454 Views


Gunn staff, students protest layoffs

About 20 Gunn High School staff, teachers and students stayed until the late hours of Tuesday evening's school board meeting...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2017
Last comment by PAEA rules, on Jun 12, 2017 at 6:27 pm | 43 comments | 12452 Views


Housing near Caltrain? Stanford's proposal nets mixed reaction

For decades, the downtown transit center has served as a focal point in Palo Alto's ambitious plans for commercial growth...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2021
Last comment by RobertNeff, on Dec 3, 2021 at 12:11 am | 25 comments | 12451 Views


TCE causes cancer, other health woes, EPA says

Despite political pressures to kill it, a long-delayed Environmental Protection Agency report has finally been released confirming...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2011
Last comment by Anonymous, on Oct 29, 2011 at 10:50 am | 7 comments | 12450 Views


School board majority defends sex ed process

On Tuesday night, three of five Palo Alto school board members stood by the district's selection of a new sexual education...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2017
Last comment by @Sanctimonious Poster , on Jun 16, 2017 at 3:58 pm | 41 comments | 12449 Views


Palo Alto school board discusses vision, role in annual retreat

The Palo Alto school board met in its annual retreat Tuesday, and with the added opportunity of a new superintendent's fresh...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2014
Last comment by legal fees, on Aug 27, 2014 at 9:51 am | 16 comments | 12448 Views


Council eager to expand city's fiber network

After more than a decade of big dreams and bigger disappointments, Palo Alto officials on Monday resurrected their plan to...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2015
Last comment by Jeff Hoel, on Feb 23, 2015 at 3:55 pm | 57 comments | 12447 Views


East Palo Alto rent-control manager resigns after audit

The manager of East Palo Alto's rent-control program tendered her resignation on March 12 after telling the Rent Stabilization...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 21, 2014 at 4:36 pm | 38 comments | 12446 Views


Palo Alto weighs new incentives for affordable housing

Seeking to comply with state law and encourage construction of affordable housing, Palo Alto officials will on Monday consider...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jan 15, 2014 at 4:44 pm | 92 comments | 12445 Views


Palo Alto's Aquarius Theatre closes for remodel

Palo Alto's Aquarius Theatre has closed for significant interior renovations, with new seating, updated restrooms and an...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2015
Last comment by Judy Adams, on Oct 24, 2016 at 3:31 pm | 26 comments | 12445 Views


Residents complain about geese invasion at Mitchell Park

Honking and flapping, flocks of Canada geese fly each morning over Ken Allen's house in Adobe Meadow. But rather than go...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2015
Last comment by Mike Alexander, on Oct 3, 2015 at 6:05 pm | 65 comments | 12445 Views


Feature story: All the world in a single classroom

Fully one-third of Palo Alto's 12,300 public school students report that they speak a language other than English at home....

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2012
Last comment by David Garcia, on Jun 30, 2013 at 12:37 pm | 28 comments | 12445 Views


Palo Alto moves ahead with 'urgency' law to protect retail

With Palo Alto's shopping centers thriving, its sales-tax revenues rising and its downtown vacancies virtually nonexistent,...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2015
Last comment by southbayresident , on May 29, 2015 at 2:04 am | 65 comments | 12444 Views


Bed bugs prompt Mitchell Park Library closure

Palo Alto's Mitchell Park Library is closing at 6 p.m. Sept. 23 to allow a pest control company to inspect and treat a small...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2015
Last comment by dennis, on Sep 24, 2015 at 12:03 pm | 26 comments | 12442 Views


Labor talks sputter as Palo Alto approves major budget cuts

Palo Alto concluded one of its most brutal budget seasons in recent memory on Monday night, when the City Council approved...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2020
Last comment by Rebecca Eisenberg, on Sep 13, 2020 at 9:12 pm | 28 comments | 12440 Views


Palo Alto lawyer takes aim at California's 'broken' education-funding system

Nancy Krop had built a notable career as a civil rights lawyer when her child reached school age and she stumbled upon a...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2014
Last comment by Edturlti, on Aug 19, 2014 at 5:08 pm | 23 comments | 12439 Views


Palo Alto power outage affecting about 2,500 customers

Power has gone out in the Barron Park area of Palo Alto, impacting about 2,500 customers, according to a tweet from City...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2020
Last comment by Val, on Jan 15, 2020 at 6:21 pm | 20 comments | 12439 Views
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