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'Holistic' plan proposed for golf course tree replacement

The removal of more than 500 trees from the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course as part of a renovation and flood-control project...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2013
Last comment by Wrong issue, on Dec 15, 2013 at 10:16 pm | 16 comments | 8487 Views


City Council backs ban on car idling

An effort in Palo Alto to pass a law barring cars from idling moved ahead on Monday night, when the City Council fully endorsed...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2017
Last comment by idle away , on Oct 5, 2017 at 7:27 pm | 62 comments | 8487 Views


Divided council opts to averts budget cuts

Pointing at a brightening financial outlook, a divided City Council approved on Monday a budget that avoids most of the service...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 23, 2021 at 4:21 pm | 14 comments | 8487 Views


Is the school board listening?


Original post made by Dan on Apr. 5, 2007
Last comment by DFT, on Sep 27, 2007 at 2:41 pm | 33 comments | 8487 Views


Teen arrested for shooting that injures two in East Palo Alto

A teenage boy who police said shot two adults in East Palo Alto during a weekend party and who allegedly tried to rob an...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2018
There are no comments yet. 8486 Views


Worker killed, another injured when driver veers off U.S. 101

A highway worker was killed and another injured when a driver veered off U.S. 101 in Redwood City on Tuesday morning (Aug....

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2014
Last comment by local, on Aug 7, 2014 at 7:14 am | 8 comments | 8485 Views


Purposeful lives

Public service can take many forms. Sometimes it means getting out into the community, knocking on doors and raising awareness...

Original post made on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Palo Alto Mom, on May 1, 2015 at 10:14 pm | 2 comments | 8484 Views


Police seek public's help in combating burglaries

Palo Alto has experienced 71 residential burglaries since January, the largest spike since 2007, the Palo Alto Police Department...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2012
Last comment by Tracy, on Apr 3, 2012 at 10:52 am | 29 comments | 8484 Views


Around Town: Tech error leads emergency notification for fire to disappear

In the latest Around Town column, answers to why an emergency notification for a Sept. 14 fire at a home owned by Larry Page...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2021
Last comment by AnnetteG, on Sep 28, 2021 at 9:04 am | 1 comment | 8484 Views


Downtown parking program expanded

A heated standoff between downtown residents and business leaders over parking spots reached its climax Tuesday afternoon,...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2016
Last comment by Counterclockwise, on Feb 28, 2016 at 5:53 pm | 33 comments | 8483 Views


Palo Alto overhauls development fees

The cost of doing business in Palo Alto is about to change for builders, home renovators, and creators of parade floats...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2017
Last comment by C, on Oct 4, 2017 at 4:20 pm | 11 comments | 8483 Views


Rape reported at Stanford University

A woman reported that she was forcefully raped at Stanford University this past weekend, the Department of Public Safety...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2018
Last comment by Sea Reddy, on Aug 22, 2018 at 2:00 pm | 12 comments | 8483 Views


New Mitchell Park library slips further behind

Already more than a year behind schedule, the new Mitchell Park Library and Community Center will be even later than that,...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2013
Last comment by fact checker, on Feb 6, 2013 at 3:12 pm | 67 comments | 8482 Views


Esther Clark Park

Large oak trees, wild animals and uninterrupted landscapes define Esther Clark Park, an open 21-acre plot of land located...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2010
Last comment by aqdrianna currie, on Apr 23, 2010 at 3:46 pm | 1 comment | 8482 Views


Palo Alto looks to ban smoking at all small parks

More than half of Palo Alto parks would become smoke-free zones under a law change that a City Council committee abruptly...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2013
Last comment by Annette, on Apr 1, 2013 at 7:06 pm | 39 comments | 8481 Views


Local Muslims organize in face of Trump rhetoric

Propelled by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's recent belittling remarks about the parents of a Muslim U.S....

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2016
Last comment by Legal Immigrant, on Aug 9, 2016 at 10:34 pm | 41 comments | 8481 Views


Former Stanford student pleads 'no contest' in poisoning case

A former Stanford University graduate medical student charged with spiking her lab mates' water with paraformaldehyde pleaded...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2015
Last comment by Not Nearly Enough!, on Dec 10, 2015 at 9:20 am | 6 comments | 8480 Views


Claim against Palo Alto filed in police shooting

Oakland-based civil-rights law firm Haddad & Sherwin has filed a claim for unspecified monetary damages on behalf of William...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2016
Last comment by TEG, on Apr 11, 2016 at 10:25 pm | 12 comments | 8480 Views


Proposed 'Gateway' building wins key vote

An ambitious proposal to build a five-story building featuring a glassy tower, offices, apartments and a coffee shop at one...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2012
Last comment by Mark Weiss , on Apr 30, 2012 at 9:11 am | 32 comments | 8479 Views


Palo Alto woman convicted of diamond theft

Angela Walker of Palo Alto was convicted on Tuesday of stealing diamonds from under a clerk's nose at a San Mateo jewelry...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2015
Last comment by Sylvia, on Mar 26, 2015 at 2:06 pm | 2 comments | 8479 Views
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