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Regional housing plan splits elected leaders

A sweeping plan to preserve and expand the Bay Area's housing stock by passing new renter protections, loosening zoning restrictions...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2019
Last comment by Annette, on Jan 18, 2019 at 8:55 am | 31 comments | 8984 Views


Two men wanted after armed robbery at Fry's

Palo Alto police are looking for two men who they say committed armed robbery at Fry's Electronics on Wednesday afternoon...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by Walter, on Jan 29, 2015 at 7:31 pm | 9 comments | 8984 Views


Nonprofit housing execs: 'Palo Alto process' still a problem

For Palo Alto Housing, these are both the best and worst of times. Since the nonprofit's planned senior-apartments and market-rate-housing...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2018
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 24, 2018 at 4:51 pm | 18 comments | 8983 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 | 8983 Views


Palo Alto High School students build solar vehicle for national Solar Car Challenge

A group of Palo Alto High School students is headed to Texas to compete in the biennial Solar Car Challenge in a vehicle...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2023
Last comment by Retired PAUSD Teacher, on Jul 7, 2023 at 10:24 am | 1 comment | 8983 Views


Laptop stolen from Packard Hospital

A laptop computer that might have contained limited medical information on pediatric patients has been stolen from a secure...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2013
Last comment by J. Cierra, on Jun 15, 2013 at 7:19 pm | 26 comments | 8982 Views


Residents find themselves victims of tax scam

When Ken and Michele Dauber tried to file their tax return in April, the Palo Alto couple learned that someone else had beaten...

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by Taxpayer, on May 20, 2015 at 10:18 am | 26 comments | 8980 Views


Business community calls on Santa Clara County to ease public health restrictions

A coalition of business leaders across the county is calling on public health officials to loosen COVID-19 restrictions that...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2020
Last comment by form a new county, on Sep 15, 2020 at 12:47 pm | 11 comments | 8980 Views


As Palo Alto lags on climate change goals, residents urge bold action

Five years after Palo Alto adopted a goal of cutting emissions by 80% by 2030, the city continues to lag well behind its...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2021
Last comment by Annette, on Dec 21, 2021 at 6:31 am | 30 comments | 8980 Views


Around Town

NOTE TO DESIGNER: Photo to attach above first item in Upfront folder. Give courtesy to Whitney Ludeen. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 21, 2019 at 10:59 am | 1 comment | 8980 Views


As forecasted high winds pick up, PG&E to cut power to thousands in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties

With dry conditions and wind gusts at high points throughout the Bay Area expected to hit up to 70 miles per hour, PG&E has...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Oct 26, 2020 at 8:03 pm | 2 comments | 8979 Views



Seven new Palo Alto Story Project videos have now been posted. Heard the one about the plane that crashed into a family's...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2009
Last comment by Helen, on Sep 25, 2009 at 11:38 am | 3 comments | 8979 Views


Program for disabled parking moves ahead

Proposals to solve Palo Alto's notorious parking problems always cause a stir. So even after the Planning and Transportation...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2013
Last comment by AllYouCanEat, on Oct 11, 2013 at 8:00 am | 11 comments | 8978 Views


Facing eviction, residents seek urgency ordinance

As Palo Alto prepares for a possible legal showdown with the new owners of downtown's President Hotel over conversion of...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2018
Last comment by Not My Problem Either, on Aug 16, 2018 at 5:22 pm | 45 comments | 8978 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 | 8978 Views


New transportation chief looks to raise resident engagement

For years, Palo Alto leaders have talked about the need to launch new transportation initiatives, only to see their plans...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2019
Last comment by Someone should investigate, on Oct 27, 2019 at 7:18 pm | 34 comments | 8978 Views


District plan sets goals for learning-disabled and other students

A state-mandated plan that aims to help underperforming Palo Alto students but could benefit all students was praised by...

Original post made on May. 22, 2014
Last comment by Just Sayin', on May 24, 2014 at 10:47 am | 12 comments | 8978 Views


The Palo Alto Tall Tree Awards return to celebrate outstanding civic service

Emerging from a two-year, pandemic-forced hiatus, the Palo Alto Tall Tree Awards are back this year and making up for lost...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2022
Last comment by Jocelyn Dong, on Feb 4, 2022 at 3:32 pm | 2 comments | 8978 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 | 8977 Views


Church to host forum on vehicle dwelling

Palo Alto's controversial proposal to bar people from sleeping in vehicles will be the subject of a community meeting tonight...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2011
Last comment by Rich, on Oct 21, 2011 at 10:16 pm | 73 comments | 8977 Views
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