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José Andrés' restaurant plan at risk as Stanford Shopping Center owner threatens suit over gas ban

The owner of Stanford Shopping Center is threatening to sue Palo Alto after the city had indicated that it will not allow...

Original post made on May. 10, 2023
Last comment by CyberVoter, on May 10, 2023 at 12:29 pm | 1 comment | 3594 Views


Menlo-Atherton High students hold protest march, call for de-escalation training following teen's arrest

On Wednesday afternoon, over 100 Menlo-Atherton High School students, teachers and community members protested the Atherton...

Original post made on May. 4, 2023
Last comment by Steve, on May 6, 2023 at 3:15 pm | 12 comments | 12813 Views


Woman charged for fatal wrong-way crash on I-280 last weekend

A 24-year-old Campbell woman has been charged with vehicular manslaughter and other felonies for a wrong-way crash that killed...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2023
Last comment by Karl, on May 4, 2023 at 9:58 am | 4 comments | 6001 Views


Lawsuits accuse San Mateo County of negligence, claim it was aware of sexual abuse

A now deceased probation officer who worked with young men and boys is at the center of 10 civil lawsuits recently filed...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2023
Last comment by Holly L., on May 3, 2023 at 3:02 am | 2 comments | 5057 Views


Deputies arrested alleged burglar for Portola Valley home break-in

A 34-year-old East Palo Alto man was arrested on Friday, April 28, for allegedly breaking into a Portola Valley residence,...

Original post made on May. 1, 2023
Last comment by pogo, on May 1, 2023 at 4:00 pm | 1 comment | 3615 Views


Teeth-clattering potholes get temporary fix after storms pitted already-damaged roads

On freeways, on-ramps, streets and overpasses, drivers have been dodging large potholes, deep fissures and mosaics of fractured...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2023
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Apr 24, 2023 at 6:44 pm | 1 comment | 2512 Views


'I want us to be known as the STEM place': Moffett Field Museum is on a mission to modernize

Starting on April 12, the Moffett Field Museum began displaying new artifacts on loan from NASA Ames, most notably a moon...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2023
Last comment by Alan, on Apr 20, 2023 at 10:06 am | 1 comment | 2590 Views


Inside the wacky ways Peninsula communities are trying to avoid building housing

From protecting a "mountain lion habitat" to vote-trading allegations, here are five of the most unique approaches that...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2023
Last comment by Neighbor, on Apr 18, 2023 at 6:31 pm | 1 comment | 3373 Views


Judge denies Elizabeth Holmes' request to remain free while appeal is resolved

Time is running out for Elizabeth Holmes, the convicted founder and CEO of Theranos, the now-defunct blood-testing company....

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2023
Last comment by Les, on Apr 12, 2023 at 5:40 am | 1 comment | 2395 Views


Former community college head's preliminary hearing delayed again

The disgraced former San Mateo County Community College District Chancellor is challenging emails obtained during the investigation. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2023
Last comment by Doug, on Apr 11, 2023 at 3:22 pm | 2 comments | 3470 Views


Who buys electric cars in California — and who doesn't?

Shiny electric cars are parked in the driveways of affluent Palo Alto, Atherton homes, but is the trend gaining ground in...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2023
Last comment by Westbrook, on Mar 27, 2023 at 6:43 pm | 2 comments | 6163 Views


Storm pushes San Francisquito Creek to its ninth highest recorded level

The San Francisquito Creek experienced one of its highest streamflow rates in the history of the San Francisquito Creek Joint...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2023
Last comment by DavidSoni, on Mar 23, 2023 at 12:37 pm | 1 comment | 4814 Views


Gusty storm claims a life: Tree falls on van in Ladera, killing the driver

The latest storm claimed a victim Tuesday, after a tree fell on a van, killing its driver. Thousands of Midpeninsula residents...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2023
Last comment by Jon Goulden, on Mar 22, 2023 at 3:40 pm | 4 comments | 14044 Views


Lifted by federal funds, Palo Alto Airport prepares to welcome electric aircraft

When Palo Alto took over operations of its namesake airport from Santa Clara County nine years ago, the busy Baylands hub...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2023
Last comment by Westbrook, on Mar 7, 2023 at 4:28 pm | 1 comment | 3041 Views


Windy weather and a car crash blamed for widespread power outages in Atherton, Menlo Park

Power outages hit affected thousands in neighborhoods throughout the Midpeninsula on Tuesday. In Atherton, roads were closed...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2023
Last comment by Westbrook, on Feb 25, 2023 at 1:39 am | 22 comments | 28367 Views


A place to (soon) call home: Demolition work begins on housing project targeted for people with disabilities

On Wednesday, community members came together to mark the start of demolition work at 525 E. Charleston Road in Palo Alto...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2023
Last comment by Trish Bubenik, on Feb 21, 2023 at 12:15 pm | 1 comment | 4954 Views


BLM protestors march through Menlo Park, demand stop to police brutality in wake of Tyre Nichols’ death

Holding up signs and fists, dozens of protestors on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 11, rallied against police brutality in Menlo...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2023
Last comment by Kamarlon Walker, on Feb 17, 2023 at 5:35 pm | 15 comments | 6465 Views


Since 2000, enrollment has fallen 76% in Ravenswood schools, report shows

Ravenswood school district officials are reporting a significant drop in enrollment over the years, due to charter schools...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2023
Last comment by Mark Gilles, on Feb 14, 2023 at 3:53 pm | 12 comments | 4483 Views


Terminated Meta content moderators worry about fake news flourishing in their absence

Nearly 200 Meta content moderators who used to work at the tech company’s Mountain View office and now work in Fremont...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2023
Last comment by Frank Sterle Jr., on Feb 7, 2023 at 6:19 pm | 4 comments | 6630 Views


Palo Alto sued over delay in adopting housing plan

Two pro-housing groups are asking the court to limit Palo Alto’s control over approving development application because...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2023
Last comment by Liesel, on Feb 7, 2023 at 1:51 pm | 2 comments | 2613 Views
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