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Bridging the gap

There's a term that's been coined to describe the experience of Stanford University students: duck syndrome. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
Last comment by mitalum, on Dec 15, 2014 at 4:58 pm | 2 comments | 8837 Views


Special meeting set to address Lytton Plaza delays

Seeking to break ground on Lytton Plaza as soon as possible without violating a local law, City Manager James Keene hopes...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2009
Last comment by John, on Aug 15, 2009 at 12:38 pm | 60 comments | 8836 Views


First Baptist Church tenants, neighbors seek truce

Tenants and neighbors of the First Baptist Church in Palo Alto came together on Wednesday night to exchange grievances, explain...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2018
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 14, 2018 at 5:12 pm | 27 comments | 8836 Views


District slow to publish decisions made at meetings

The Palo Alto school district is an outlier when it comes to officially documenting and making public the minutes from meetings...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2016
Last comment by Cougar alum, on May 4, 2016 at 9:19 am | 16 comments | 8835 Views


Shop Talk: Doughnuts shops duel, happy feet get happier

Happy Donuts and L&L Hawaiian Barbecue go head-to-head on doughnut sales, Addison Antique closes and Happy Feet Foot Spa...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2015
Last comment by resident, on Mar 22, 2015 at 10:56 am | 12 comments | 8835 Views


Shop Talk: Gymboree to close, UNTUCKit arrives

In this week's Shop Talk column, read about a children's clothing retailer filing for bankruptcy, the debut of a new men's...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2019
Last comment by Not Surprised, on Feb 9, 2019 at 12:58 pm | 2 comments | 8834 Views


Downtown plan could give TheatreWorks a home

In its roughly four decades on the Peninsula, TheatreWorks has piled up raving reviews and theater awards, but one prize...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2012
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Oct 25, 2012 at 9:08 pm | 37 comments | 8833 Views


New cost estimate for high-speed rail puts California bullet train $100 billion in the red

A new High-Speed Rail Authority report projects costs for the initial segment at $35 billion, which exceeds secured funding...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2023
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Mar 14, 2023 at 9:13 pm | 8 comments | 8832 Views


Memorial service Dec. 17 for former Mayor Jim Burch

James E. Burch, former Palo Alto mayor, military veteran, advertising executive, and lifelong anti-war and environmental...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2011
Last comment by Llinda and Mike Hogan, on Dec 29, 2011 at 4:07 pm | 45 comments | 8830 Views


Benest elicited respect, provoked aggravation


Original post made on Nov. 27, 2007
Last comment by Logical, on Nov 29, 2007 at 7:24 pm | 19 comments | 8829 Views


Seeking a more 'progressive' government, human relations commissioner joins council race

Steven Lee, a member of the Human Relations Commission and an outspoken critic of the Palo Alto City Council's recent record...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 25, 2020 at 10:09 am | 30 comments | 8829 Views


Wells Fargo robber arrested after shedding clothes

A wig-wearing woman who police said robbed a Wells Fargo bank on California Avenue on Wednesday afternoon before discarding...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2014
Last comment by fuck, on Sep 5, 2014 at 12:23 pm | 11 comments | 8829 Views


Woman arrested after spree of bank robberies

An East Palo Alto woman who police say took part in at least nine bank robberies over the summer, including one in Palo Alto...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2016
Last comment by Sylvia, on Aug 9, 2016 at 12:02 pm | 3 comments | 8827 Views


Shop Talk: Reach Fitness closes, Blue Bottle to open

Reach Fitness Club is set to close on Dec. 15, ACE Hardware is using autonomous cars for deliveries and Blue Bottle Coffee...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2018
Last comment by charles reilly, on Nov 23, 2018 at 7:38 am | 1 comment | 8826 Views


Chan Zuckerberg Initiative awards grants to 41 organizations

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announced today the first 41 beneficiaries of its CZI Community Fund who are working to address...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2018
Last comment by Deborah, on Jan 24, 2018 at 3:17 pm | 3 comments | 8826 Views


First Person: A conversation with the Stanford Tree

Stanford grad Jonathan Strange talks to Lisa Van Dusen about what it takes to be the Stanford Tree, mascot of the Leland...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2012
Last comment by Boooring!, on Jan 2, 2013 at 7:57 pm | 5 comments | 8826 Views


What's the deal with the city council and housing?


Original post made by Giraffe on Jun. 8, 2006
Last comment by enoch choi, on Jun 17, 2006 at 12:24 am | 7 comments | 8825 Views


please don't park on the street on street sweeping days

Work crews try to sweep city streets once a week during the fall and winter. Unfortunately, scofflaws parking on the street...

Original post made by resident on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by , on Nov 20, 2013 at 4:15 pm | 1 comment | 8825 Views


Fearing 'election theft in progress,' Eshoo shows support for Postal Service

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, held a press conference on Tuesday morning to address what she labeled as the Trump...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2020
Last comment by mauricio, on Aug 26, 2020 at 11:50 am | 26 comments | 8825 Views


Leadership change at the Garden Court Hotel in Palo Alto

Barbara Gross, the general manager of Garden Court Hotel in Palo Alto, is stepping down from her position after 15 years...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by Anita Cowen, on Apr 23, 2015 at 12:05 pm | 8 comments | 8824 Views
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