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The city of Palo Alto is named after a very tall tree called El Palo Alto which in Spanish means "the high stick" or "the high pole." It is located in central California in the San Francisco Bay Area. Several Silicon Valley high-technology companies are headquartered in Palo Alto including Hewlett-Packard and Facebook. Notable residents include Amy Irving (Traffic), James Franco (Pineapple Express, Milk, James Dean) and brother Dave Franco (Scrubs), folk singer Joan Baez, and musical groups The Donnas and The Grateful Dead.

Population: 58598
Local Newspapers: Palo Alto Daily Post Palo Alto Daily News Palo Alto Weekly
Local Sports Teams: Stanford Cardinals
Local Colleges: Stanford University

Zip Codes associated with palo alto, california: 94301 94303 94304 94306
Towns/Cities near palo alto, california : Menlo Park Stanford The Willows Lindenwood Atherton Charleston Meadow

Palo Alto News
Castilleja plan creates rifts among neighbors

Residents along Melville Avenue say that relationships among neighbors have become so factious over the proposed expansion of Castilleja School, which includes a garage with a driveway on Emerson Street and Melville. Photo by Sue Dremann.

Forward Labs solar roof promises higher production, lower cost than Tesla's

The unicorn of cheap clean home energy will most likely be found in an affordable solar roof that doesn't look like a solar roof, and that can pay for itself quickly. This startup may have developed it.

Home front: Learning 'bird;' walking art tour

A White-crowned Sparrow in the garden of the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society. Common Ground Garden is hosting a class on understanding bird behavior to help design an edible garden.

Real Estate Matters: Strong relationship between schools and home buying

Parent and community support can determine the quality of schools, which plays a large factor into real estate value. Weekly file photo.

Architects' tour showcases cutting-edge designs

John Shea took an Old Palo Alto home his father built in 1940 and redesigned the building that includes a permeable paver driveway and three-car garage. Photo courtesy Kevin Ng Photography.

Shop Talk: College Terrace Market to open, flower shop could close

In this week's Shop Talk column, read about the upcoming opening of the College Terrace Market, the potential closure of a 72-year-old flower shop and other retail news. Michael "Miki" Werness, who last week was overseeing last-minute touches to the grocery store.

Bay Choral Guild celebrates the Bard

Palo Alto-based vocal group the Bay Choral Guild will present a Shakespeare-themed spring concert. Photo courtesy of Bay Choral Guild.

Roadshow: Should we fine California drivers $543 for doing this?

Q I agree the cellphoning motorcyclist on Interstate 80 deserves the Roadshow stupid-stunt award. He also deserves a reckless driving ticket along with anything else that can be thrown at him.

County might limit flights at San Carlos Airport to combat noise

San Mateo County Supervisor Don Horsley begins a town hall meeting in Atherton on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. The meeting was to discuss the noise made by Surf Air planes flying in and out of San Carlos Airport.

NASA Moves Up Launch of Psyche Mission to a Metal Asteroid

Psyche, NASA's Discovery Mission to a unique metal asteroid, has been moved up one year with launch in the summer of 2022, and with a planned arrival at the main belt asteroid in 2026 -- four years earlier than the original timeline. "We challenged the mission design team to explore if an earlier launch date could provide a more efficient trajectory to the asteroid Psyche, and they came through in a big way," said Jim Green, director of the Planetary Science Division at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

Another sexual assault reported at Paly

A girl attending Palo Alto High School was sexually assaulted at the quad in November 2015 and reported the incident to a teacher two weeks later, her father said. Weekly file photo.

West Bay Opera stages a 'Salome' for our times

It's a story set in biblical times, familiar to people the world over. But its ancient backdrop doesn't make the story that unfolds in the opera "Salome" any less relevant to today's world.

This ukulele player is more like a guitar god

An amazing ukulele player, a mind-bending global arts festival, and Shakespeare getting an urban makeover highlight our weekend best bets for May 25-28 . 1 Jake Shimabukuro: The dazzling Hawaiian-born ukulele player burst into the mainstream in the early 2000s when he covered the Beatles' "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" on a YouTube video.

Medical board asks court to suspend Santa Cruz surgeona s license amid child-sex case

SANTA CRUZ >> Accused child molester and Santa Cruz brain surgeon James Kohut is in jail but has the legal right to practice medicine if released, according to court documents filed by the Medical Board of California. The board, which issues, suspends and revokes medical licenses in California, fears the 57 year old could pose a "danger to the public health, safety and welfare if allowed to continue to practice medicine," wrote Emily Brinkman, the deputy attorney general of the Medical Board of California.

Caltrans Comes up with Safety Fix for Dangerous Interchange: Ban Bikes

Image, via the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition: Caltrans District 4's proposal to close Highway 35 to bicyclists from Westmoor Avenue to Hickey Boulevard. There's no denying that the State Route 35 freeway interchange with State Route 1 is not the most comfortable place to ride a bike.

Palo Alto: Pedestrian hit by car dies of injuries

One of two elderly pedestrians hit by a car earlier this month died of his injuries Tuesday, a police spokesman said. A husband and wife in their 80s were crossing the street mid-block when they were struck by a 2015 Nissan Leaf traveling westbound, said Capt.

One of two elderly pedestrians struck by vehicle has died

One of two elderly pedestrians who were hit by a car as they crossed the street on May 9 has died, according to the Santa Clara County Coroner's Office and Palo Alto police. The man, who succumbed to his injuries, was identified by the coroner as 85-year-old Stanley Whitten.

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