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Palo Alto seeks resident input on rail design

As Caltrain prepares to electrify its trains and potentially share space with California's new high-speed trail system, Palo...

Original post made on May. 20, 2017
Last comment by Juan, 28 minutes ago | 14 comments | 1553 Views


Around Town

<B><B>A BLOODY GOOD JOB ...</B> Palo Alto resident <B>Stan Shore</B> will mark a milestone on Tuesday, May 23, when he marks...

Original post made on May. 19, 2017
Last comment by Rick, 34 minutes ago | 6 comments | 1280 Views


City mulls improvements to code enforcement

It's been a busy year in Palo Alto's planning department, which deals the lion's share of the City Council's requests. But...

Original post made on May. 17, 2017
Last comment by Anneke, 1 hour ago | 40 comments | 4539 Views


Garden tips: going underground

We commonly think that if a plant is planted in the soil then it will thrive and grow to its ultimate ideal mature size and...

Original post made on May. 22, 2017
Last comment by MightyGrow, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 392 Views


Fatal collision blocks lanes on U.S. Highway 101

A fatal traffic collision involving a motorcycle and another vehicle has closed all but one lane of northbound U.S. Highway...

Original post made on May. 20, 2017
Last comment by No name, almost local, 1 hour ago | 16 comments | 6096 Views


High-speed rail launches study for Peninsula segment

With plans accelerating for the Bay Area segment of California's high-speed rail line, Palo Alto officials this week called...

Original post made on May. 25, 2016
Last comment by Long Time Resident, 1 hour ago | 43 comments | 5607 Views


A modest proposal

When Vice Mayor Liz Kniss was campaigning for re-election last fall, one issue towered above all others among residents with...

Original post made on May. 19, 2017
Last comment by Anneke, 1 hour ago | 5 comments | 519 Views


Law firm to investigate how district handled sexual-assault reports

The Palo Alto Unified Board of Education, facing pressure from alarmed parents and reacting swiftly to media reports of repeated...

Original post made on May. 16, 2017
Last comment by Integrity, 2 hours ago | 71 comments | 8903 Views


FAA reviewing proposals to reduce airplane noise

The Federal Aviation Administration is reviewing more than 100 recommendations that a committee of South Bay legislators...

Original post made on May. 18, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 6 hours ago | 17 comments | 2092 Views


Blown away

Several days a week, Stan and Kiyomi Hutchings relax on their brick-lined backyard patio in Old Palo Alto. They enjoy reading...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by Irish2U, 12 hours ago | 83 comments | 13406 Views


Redwood City turns 150

Redwood City is celebrating its 150th birthday this month and the town is marking the historic occasion in a number of ways,...

Original post made on May. 21, 2017
Last comment by Pearl Kruss [Weiner], 12 hours ago | 1 comment | 216 Views


East Palo Alto residents protest landlord's rent increase

More than 50 people descended outside a Palo Alto business on Wednesday afternoon to protest a rent increase by more than...

Original post made on May. 18, 2017
Last comment by East Palo Alto Forward, 12 hours ago | 36 comments | 4668 Views


Driving away from cars

Sometime between now and 2030, Page Mill Road will get new lanes, buses will run with greater frequency along El Camino Real,...

Original post made on May. 19, 2017
Last comment by YIMBY, 16 hours ago | 53 comments | 869 Views


Gunn boys, Palo Alto girls finish third in state swimming

Palo Alto's Alex Liang put on two tremendous performances at the CIF State Swimming and Diving championships at Clovis West...

Original post made on May. 21, 2017
Last comment by Go Paly!, 17 hours ago | 1 comment | 828 Views


Wanted: a home away from home

At a time when critically ill Stanford Hospital patients and their families often face staggering medical and financial burdens,...

Original post made on May. 14, 2016
Last comment by John, 18 hours ago | 5 comments | 9402 Views


Paly student accused of sexual assaults

A male Palo Alto High School student is facing at least three sexual assault allegations, including that he forced a female...

Original post made on May. 12, 2017
Last comment by How about the DA's Office, 18 hours ago | 349 comments | 31636 Views


Stanford eyes undergraduate enrollment increase

Stanford University's new General Use Permit application, submitted to the county on Nov. 21, maps out ambitious expansion...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2016
Last comment by LA, 22 hours ago | 19 comments | 6914 Views


Man arrested for multiple thefts from cars

Palo Alto police said they havehave arrested a 24-year-old San Francisco man for multiple thefts from cars after he allegedly...

Original post made on May. 21, 2017
Last comment by davy, on May 21, 2017 at 9:36 am | 1 comment | 1327 Views


NCAA women's golf tournament is cancelled for the day

The second round of the NCAA Women's Golf Championships was cancelled Saturday due to severe weather threats all morning....

Original post made on May. 21, 2017
Last comment by old teacher, on May 21, 2017 at 8:25 am | 1 comment | 376 Views


Top administrator, middle school principal to resign

More leadership shakeups are on the way for the Palo Alto Unified School District, with its chief student services officer...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2017
Last comment by Change the Culture, on May 21, 2017 at 8:16 am | 20 comments | 8007 Views
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Palo Alto: Bon Vivant to be replaced by bakery
By Elena Kadvany | 8 comments | 3,148 views

What’s Wrong with This?
By Chandrama Anderson | 2 comments | 1,210 views

The first few weeks
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 822 views


One more week to vote!

Don't forget to cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 21st issue of the Palo Alto Weekly.