Faculty, staff and students at three San Mateo community colleges began a teach-in yesterday to protest budget cuts and new restrictions on student services.
Graduate School of Business alumna Yoriko Kishimoto, former Palo Alto mayor and City Council member, is running for a 21st district state assembly seat — the only woman among three candidates in the race.
Tesla Motors, maker of the electric Roadster two-door sports car, has received $465 million in U.S. Department of Energy loans — part of which will be used to build a new facility in Palo Alto. The Department of Energy estimates that, together with another plant planned for southern California, the loan will create 1,600 jobs in the company’s plants over the next few years.
Jeffrey Owen Smith, a 39-year-old Palo Alto resident, has entered a plea of no contest to a series of robberies that took place in 2008, the San Jose Mercury News reported last week.
Stanford is one step closer to receiving a permanent exemption from a county rule holding private residents responsible for underage drinking that occurs on their property.
Brian Bennion Taylor, a 19-year-old graduate of Palo Alto’s Gunn High School, was struck and killed by a southbound train at Meadow Drive at 11:45 p.m. Friday night, in an apparent suicide.
Search crews have slowed their efforts to locate a plane that reportedly crashed in the Santa Cruz Mountains west of San Jose on Saturday.
A tornado warning was issued Wednesday for Santa Clara County at 2:02 p.m. by the San Francisco Bay Area National Weather Service, after the Service’s Doppler radar picked up a “severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado,” according to KGO-TV, San Francisco.