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Parents urge deeper push to improve special ed
It was supposed to be the "golden ticket" for the Palo Alto Unified School District's special-education program: an in-depth,... Last comment 1 minute ago | 16 comments

Raises on the way for Palo Alto's top staff
Palo Alto's four council-appointed officers are all set to get raises on Monday night, when the City Council convenes for... Last comment 4 hours ago | 14 comments

Palo Alto braces for budget deficit
Despite a thriving economy and growing revenues, Palo Alto is heading into the new year with a financial cloud on the horizon:... Last comment 4 hours ago | 55 comments

Lawsuit: Stanford acted with 'deliberate indifference' to reports of sexual assault
A female Stanford University student who says the same male student sexually assaulted her and several other women has filed... Last comment 3 hours ago | 15 comments

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Stanford administration suspends student-run marching band
The famously boundary-pushing Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band has been suspended for the rest of the academic year, Stanford administrators announced Dec. 9 -- a decision that has sparked an outcry from current and former band members, students and alumni. Saturday, 12:03 PM | 5 comments

Stanford fires back at student's sex-assault lawsuit
Calling a student's allegations "unfounded" and lacking "factual basis," Stanford University has fired back at a lawsuit alleging the university failed to protect students from a "known sexual predator" on campus. Friday, 3:47 PM | 1 comments

Parents urge deeper push to improve special ed in Palo Alto
The much-anticipated study of the Palo Alto Unified's special-education program has been released and will be discussed by the school board on Tuesday, Dec. 13. Friday, 6:05 AM | 16 comments

VIDEO: Harvard report on special education
Palo Alto school district Superintendent Max McGee and Board of Education Trustee Ken Dauber join education reporter Elena Kadvany to discuss a new review of special-education services, as well as a significant update on federal Office for Civil Rights' investigations at Paly and Gunn high schools. Friday, 9:20 PM

Christmas Tree Lane turns on lights Dec. 17
Wooden Smurfs caroling on a front lawn as the Seven Dwarfs playfully slide down a nearby roof -- these sights may not be as synonymous with Christmas as snowball fights and sleigh rides, unless you're in Palo Alto. Friday, 4:49 PM

Creating happy holidays: where to give and volunteer
Local nonprofits that are hosting special dinners and collecting tons of toys are seeking plenty of helpers and donations to make it all happen for thousands of people. Friday, 2:10 PM

No easy fix to affordability crisis
A coalition of elected leaders from all nine Bay Area counties agreed to an ambitious new vision for regional growth in the coming decades, calling for a more balanced mix of jobs and housing that curbs displacement, explosive cost-of-living increases and long hours stuck in traffic jams. Friday, 3:31 PM | 1 comments

Editorial: A lost opportunity
Given Palo Alto's clear need for affordable housing, why is no one focusing on the most important relevant resource the city has: publicly owned surface parking lots in commercial districts close to public transportation? Friday, 6:07 AM | 19 comments

Raises on the way for Palo Alto's top staff
Palo Alto's four council-appointed officers are all set to get raises on Monday night, when the City Council convenes for its final meeting of the year. City Manager James Keene and Molly Stump are up for 4.75 percent increases, while City Auditor Harriet Richardson and City Clerk Beth Minor will get pay bumps of 4 percent and 3.5 percent, respectively. Friday, 9:41 AM | 14 comments

Holiday Fund: Tennis coaches, tutors give kids a leg up

Palo Alto moves to boost East Palo Alto's water supply

East Palo Alto apartment fire displaces 21 residents

Student: Stanford offered settlement for sex-assault case

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