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Editorial: Rescind, replace and approve

The Palo Alto Board of Education will make two important decisions next Tuesday night, and both will say a lot about what...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by PTA Member, on Feb 25, 2017 at 12:40 pm | 8 comments | 8964 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 | 8964 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 | 8964 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 | 8962 Views


UPDATE: Streets flood, but creeks don't


Original post made on Jan. 4, 2008
Last comment by Jenny, on Jan 6, 2008 at 11:57 am | 9 comments | 8961 Views


Overall school-bond tax bills to rise 19.5 percent

Property owners in the Palo Alto school district will see higher tax bills following school board approval last week of a...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2012
Last comment by Wayne Martin, on Jun 28, 2012 at 11:02 am | 44 comments | 8961 Views


Changes, new features for Town Square

As some of you have noticed, we are in the process of making a few changes in how Town Square operates. These stem from our...

Original post made by Bill Johnson on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by Quibble, on Sep 14, 2014 at 8:30 am | 19 comments | 8960 Views


Round Up used to kill weeds at schools & parks


Original post made by theopaul on Mar. 7, 2007
Last comment by William, on Aug 21, 2007 at 4:15 pm | 30 comments | 8958 Views


Palo Alto environmentalist Walter Hays dies

Walter Hays, a prominent Palo Alto resident, environmental champion and individual who set a standard for volunteerism, died...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2023
Last comment by Bob Wenzlau, on Feb 4, 2023 at 8:53 am | 2 comments | 8957 Views


Street Sweeping - What's the Point?


Original post made by Palo Alto Bill on Oct. 16, 2007
Last comment by Greg K, on Jan 6, 2009 at 10:29 am | 21 comments | 8955 Views


Traffic team returns to Palo Alto streets

Responding to resident concerns about speeding cars and reckless drivers, the Palo Alto Police Department has brought back...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2018
Last comment by Clarity Mafia, on Jul 17, 2018 at 12:52 pm | 54 comments | 8954 Views


WWII veteran honored for heroism after 66 years

It was Carl Clark's jacket that the U.S. secretary of the Navy pinned the commendation medal on, but Clark told the hundreds...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2012
Last comment by Nayeli, on Jan 18, 2012 at 10:45 am | 4 comments | 8954 Views


Chilling recordings relate plane-crash fears

Two audio recordings of communications between air-traffic controllers reveal rising anxiety and a tense exchange as the...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2010
Last comment by Stan Faust, on May 4, 2010 at 3:15 pm | 66 comments | 8952 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 | 8952 Views


Guest opinion: Off Deadline — Stanford's John Hennessy takes a peek at Stanford's, and the world's, future

In a rare conversational interview Stanford University President John Hennessy disclosed some "modest" expansion plans and...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2015
Last comment by Colly, on Feb 28, 2015 at 11:18 pm | 1 comment | 8952 Views


Council to mull revised proposal at Page Mill and El Camino

When Palo Alto officials put the brakes on the its controversial "planned-community" zoning process early last year, they...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2015
Last comment by sunshine, on Sep 17, 2015 at 11:08 am | 42 comments | 8952 Views


Aspire, Notre Dame de Namur sued by student over sexual abuse

A student who was sexually abused by a teacher at Aspire East Palo Alto Phoenix Academy has filed a lawsuit against Aspire...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2018
Last comment by Thoughts, prayers and damges of $100, on Jul 15, 2018 at 11:19 pm | 2 comments | 8952 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 | 8951 Views


Palo Alto to cut funding for planning, transportation as revenues drop

With the city's finances sputtering, Palo Alto plans to reduce planning staff, eliminate its shuttle program and turn to...

Original post made on May. 20, 2020
Last comment by Red, on May 22, 2020 at 1:39 pm | 26 comments | 8951 Views


Palo Alto briefly cuts power to 4K customers due to hot weather Friday night

High temperatures caused nearly 4,000 utilities customers to lose power for two hours Friday night due to a state mandate...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2020
Last comment by jlanders, on Aug 15, 2020 at 12:06 pm | 6 comments | 8951 Views
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