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Residents call for 'road diet' to curb accidents on Middlefield
For John Guislin and his neighbors on Middlefield Road, screeching tires and clanging metal have become increasingly familiar... Last comment 7 hours ago | 64 comments

Want to understand Silicon Valley?
We arrived in Palo Alto from Hamburg, Germany, on Aug. 6, 2015, with a 5-year-old daughter who was proud to master writing... Last comment 9 hours ago | 28 comments

Faircourt's bid to ban two-story homes rejected
An effort to ban new two-story homes in the Eichler enclave of Faircourt faltered Wednesday night after a series of last-minute... Last comment on May 28, 2016 at 4:15 pm | 16 comments

Video released in fatal Christmas police shooting
Officers who fatally shot a mentally ill man on a Palo Alto street on Christmas Day were justified when they discharged their... Last comment on May 27, 2016 at 10:52 am | 30 comments

 
 
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"SAP backpack drive"
Jennifer Cullenbine, executive director at the Family Giving Tree, and Jonathan Becher, chief marketing officer at SAP, hold backpacks on July 29, 2014, that will be given to low-income children. SAP employees donated and packed around 225 backpacks with classroom essentials for the education non-profit Family Giving Tree. Submitted by Arunima Kumar on Aug 6, 2014

 
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Paly, Gunn again see low Smarter Balanced participation
For the second year in a row, both Palo Alto and Gunn high schools failed to meet the government's required participation rates for new standardized test, the Smarter Balanced Assessment, with about half of the junior classes choosing to opt out. Monday, 7:32 AM | 8 comments

Government closures, hours for Memorial Day
Here's a list of Memorial Day service closures and changes. Monday, 7:32 AM

New housing proposal on Maybell scores a victory
Three years after a proposed housing development on Maybell Avenue stoked a revolt in Palo Alto's Barron Park neighborhood, a new plan to build housing on the former orchard site is on the verge of winning the city's approval. Monday, 7:32 AM | 19 comments

Guest Opinion: Want to understand Silicon Valley? Send your kid to a Palo Alto school
You can meet with startup founders, talk to Stanford University professors and have coffee with venture capitalists to try to understand Silicon Valley. Yet, if you want to really grasp what makes this special place thrive, sending your kid to a nearby public school is the shortest path into the heart of the Valley's culture. Monday, 7:32 AM | 28 comments

VIDEO: Behind the Headlines — DA's report on fatal shooting
On this week's webcast, "Behind the Headlines," Weekly Publisher Bill Johnson leads a discussion with reporters Sue Dremann and Gennady Sheyner about the District Attorney's findings related to the fatal shooting of a mentally ill man in Palo Alto, as well as the influx of cash in the California State Assembly District 24 race. Monday, 7:33 AM

One dead in Interstate 280 crash in Menlo Park
A solo-vehicle crash on Interstate Highway 280 turned deadly Friday evening in Menlo Park, according to the California Highway Patrol. Saturday, 7:27 AM

Juana Briones principal to head JLS Middle School in Palo Alto
Lisa Hickey, currently the principal of Juana Briones Elementary School, will be leaving to head J.L. Stanford (JLS) Middle School this fall, the school district announced Friday afternoon. Monday, 7:32 AM | 1 comments

Zuckerberg plans to raze, replace his Palo Alto homes
Facebook's billionaire CEO Mark Zuckerberg is preparing for a major update to his digs in the Crescent Park neighborhood, where he plans to raze four homes and build four new ones, equipped with large basements and small crawl spaces. Thursday, 4:30 PM | 17 comments

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Palo Alto seeks to toss mobile-home park lawsuit

Menlo Park fire district gets OK from FAA to operate drone

Faircourt's bid to ban two-story homes rejected

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