In the latest column, news about a celebration for the Junior Museum and Zoo and renovated Rinconada Park, a Paly teacher's appearance on Jeopardy! and a recent abortion rights protest by a group of Palo Alto moms.
When volleys of gunfire erupted Tuesday at Jack Farrell Park in East Palo Alto, screaming children ran from the playground -- and one mother desperately searched for her son, who'd just left her side to go and play.
State Sen. Josh Becker's proposal to require police departments to find alternatives to radio encryption took another major step forward Thursday when the Senate Appropriations Committee voted to advance the bill.
Everyone agrees that there's too much money in Palo Alto politics, even those who benefit the most from this trend. As advocates push to limit campaign spending, they face resistance from city leaders.
East Palo Alto police, city officials and faith leaders vowed on Wednesday, in the aftermath of a deadly shooting the night before, that they will not allow the city to slip back into the violence of the early 1990s.
After two years of attrition, the Palo Alto City Council is preparing to boost spending in the city's police and fire departments and restore positions that were cut over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
??As the City Council prepares to rule on the school's contentious proposal to rebuild its campus and raise student enrollment, both sides are raising fresh concerns about the prolonged approval process.
While California Avenue will remain a pedestrian promenade for the foreseeable future, city officials narrowly rejected on Monday a proposal to create a dedicated bike lane in the middle of the commercial street.
If Palo Alto voters approve a new business tax in November, affordable housing and transportation improvements will likely absorb a large share of the revenues that the city collects, the City Council agreed on Monday.
A federal judge has ordered three disabled plaintiffs and their lawyers to prove they are entitled to bring their lawsuits in federal court, including one plaintiff with a history of lawsuits against Peninsula businesses.
With Castilleja School's plans for expanding student enrollment slapped down this week by the Planning and Transportation Commission, Head of School Nanci Kauffman on Thursday called the commission's action shocking and arbitrary.
It's a well-known meteorological principle that when barometric pressure drops, rainstorms typically follow. But along the Peninsula in early April, nearly a week of low pressure failed to produce any precipitation.
Castilleja School suffered a blow to its ambitious plans for increasing enrollment Wednesday when a divided Planning and Transportation Commission voted to cap its student population and further restrict special events at the school.
A bill by Sen. Josh Becker that would require law enforcement agencies throughout California to find alternatives to encrypting their radio communications was approved by the Senate Public Safety Committee.
Despite general consensus that downtown Palo Alto is the perfect place to add residential development, the City Council clashed on Monday over whether to move ahead with a housing plan for the city's most transit-friendly area.
With the June primary election less than two months away, the League of Women Voters is planning to host a series of local virtual candidate forums in the coming weeks to help voters decide how to cast their ballots.
Boosted by a strong quarter and a personal loan to his own campaign, Assembly member Kevin Mullin has taken a fundraising lead in the closely watched race to replace U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier in District 15, according to new reports.
In the latest column, news about the Junior Museum and Zoo's flamingo naming contest, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks' recent visit to Stanford and a Paly alum's San Francisco Giants debut.
Ravenswood remains the only school district in the area that still requires students and staff to wear masks indoors. Its board of trustees, after a lively debate, decided to make outdoor masking optional starting April 18.
Whether it be expansive park space or cutting-edge health care, this year's 10 Tall Tree Award recipients have played a role in creating or sustaining many of the things that have come to define life in Palo Alto.
Dr. Sara Cody faced the biggest challenge of her career in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic began to unfold. She was suddenly thrust into an unwelcome spotlight that made her a national leader for making bold decisions.