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New affordable-housing project proposed in Ventura

After meeting community opposition in its most recent bid to build an affordable-housing complex in its home town, the nonprofit...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2017
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, 5 minutes ago | 8 comments | 732 Views


City cracks down on tenants at First Baptist

After more than two years of providing counseling to Palo Alto teenagers dealing with mental health issues out of an office...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2017
Last comment by Marlene Dietrich, 5 minutes ago | 12 comments | 883 Views


Stanford buys homes in College Terrace, raising questions

In order to meet the housing needs of its faculty, Stanford University has stepped up buying single-family homes throughout...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2017
Last comment by AC, 14 minutes ago | 6 comments | 930 Views


Mime Troop is breaking the law - DUH

Has Palo Alto reached a new level of PC behavior. To refuse a permit (or whatever they need) to the San Francisco Mime...

Original post made by Lenore on Jul. 20, 2017
Last comment by Stay Curious , 40 minutes ago | 1 comment | 80 Views


Rape reported at Stanford University student residence

The Stanford University Department of Public Safety is investigating an alleged rape that occurred at a student residence...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2017
Last comment by Mark Silverman, 1 hour ago | 9 comments | 3705 Views


Maybell Avenue development moves ahead

A developer's plan to build 16 homes on a former orchard site on Maybell Avenue scored a major victory Thursday morning,...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2017
Last comment by Anke, 2 hours ago | 9 comments | 1616 Views


Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to help house teachers

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announced the investment of $5 million to create a home down payment support fund through...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2017
Last comment by Long Time Resident, 9 hours ago | 14 comments | 5775 Views


Music school faces possible shut-down

For more than a decade, the New Mozart School of Music has helped to Palo Alto's aspiring pianists unleash their inner Wolfgang...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2017
Last comment by Neighbor, 10 hours ago | 90 comments | 7630 Views


Will Cali or US ever ban foreign buyers?

Willie Brown is working on state regulations to improve housing affordability this week. Surely someone here can give him...

Original post made by local on Jul. 18, 2017
Last comment by PA mom, 10 hours ago | 12 comments | 325 Views


School board on sex assaults: 'A change in culture' is 'needed'

Palo Alto Unified School District Board of Education President Terry Godfrey wrote a message Thursday updating parents on...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2017
Last comment by BP, 11 hours ago | 21 comments | 3011 Views


Around Town: staged protest; brick and mortality

In this week's Around Town column, find out why the city has butted heads with the San Francisco Mime Troupe. There's also...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2017
Last comment by Kvetch, 16 hours ago | 10 comments | 1748 Views


'Musical Manga' is a marvel

I've seen many good productions from TheatreWorks over the years but its newest, the world premiere of Min Kahng's "The Four...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2017
Last comment by Theatergoer, 17 hours ago | 1 comment | 948 Views


Bring back traffic enforcement now, please!

We desperately need a team of officers around to enforce the traffic laws in Palo Alto. The latest insanity has been...

Original post made by Dave Hoffman on Jul. 17, 2017
Last comment by Lori Hobson, 18 hours ago | 40 comments | 1646 Views


Teachers, superintendent face breakdown in trust

Festering teacher concerns in the Ravenswood City School District came to a head last week when the teachers union announced...

Original post made on May. 5, 2017
Last comment by What a Cluster, 18 hours ago | 47 comments | 4942 Views


Maybell housing project nears final approval

A long-debated proposal to build 16 homes at a former orchard site on Maybell Avenue could win a key approval Thursday morning,...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2017
Last comment by Lost oportunity, 21 hours ago | 17 comments | 2900 Views


new wallet has label warning may cause cancer

I just bought a new wallet that I like, and it wasn't until later I saw a label on the box warning "may contain chemicals...

Original post made by pares on Aug. 21, 2010
Last comment by Bruce , 21 hours ago | 10 comments | 4192 Views


Felon arrested after three-car crash, manhunt

A wanted felon out for a night of partying was arrested after a three-car crash and a manhunt in Palo Alto early Monday morning. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jul 20, 2017 at 11:41 am | 20 comments | 3852 Views


Five-story hotel eyed for Su Hong site

The latest hotel proposal on south El Camino Real in Palo Alto calls for a five-story hotel to take over a site currently...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2017
Last comment by Marie, on Jul 20, 2017 at 11:32 am | 24 comments | 6110 Views


Hit-and-run collision injuries bicyclist

A bicyclist was left with moderate injuries in a hit-and-run collision Friday on a narrow arterial in Old Palo Alto, police...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2017
Last comment by @curmudgeon, on Jul 19, 2017 at 10:29 pm | 52 comments | 4477 Views


Keene names new deputy city manager

Palo Alto City Manager James Keene went well outside Silicon Valley to hire the latest addition to his leadership team, tapping...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jul 19, 2017 at 8:18 pm | 30 comments | 4445 Views
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California Democrats seek to revive the Republican Party; Republicans expected to resist
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Registration now open!

Registration is now open for the 33rd annual Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run and Walk. This family-friendly event which benefits local nonprofits serving kids and families will take place on Friday, Oct. 6 at the Palo Alto Baylands.

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