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Bay Area's new growth plan eyes massive housing influx in Silicon Valley
Palo Alto, which has consistently failed to meet its own housing targets, would be required to plan for more than 10,000... Last comment 13 hours ago | 50 comments

Editorial: Our election recommendations
Learn about the Palo Alto Weekly's recommendations on local, regional and statewide candidates and measures, in addition... Last comment on Oct 22, 2020 at 9:08 pm | 24 comments

With new parking garage, Palo Alto looks to drive workers out of residential neighborhoods
When a parking garage near California Avenue opens next month, it will stand out as both one of the largest structures in... Last comment 21 hours ago | 13 comments

Plummeting revenues threaten planned public safety building
With the local economy in tatters and city revenues on a steep decline, Palo Alto is preparing to reconsider its most ambitious... Last comment 17 hours ago | 23 comments

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In pursuit of reform, Palo Alto looks beyond armed officers
As Palo Alto prepares to enact police reforms, an idea that continues to gather momentum at City Hall is shifting some of the Police Department's workload from sworn officers to health professionals and other unarmed employees. Tuesday, 12:31 AM | 8 comments

Former Paly robotics coach files lawsuit alleging harassment, discrimination
A former Paly computer science teacher and robotics coach who resigned in 2018 has filed a lawsuit against the school district, alleging Palo Alto Unified failed to address harassment and retaliation. Tuesday, 9:44 AM | 2 comments

Palo Alto nixes plan to 'muzzle' commissioners
The City Council backed away Monday from contentious proposals that would have restricted the ability of local commissioners to talk to the media and empowered the council to easily remove members. Tuesday, 9:52 AM | 1 comments

When and how will Palo Alto Unified's middle and high schools reopen?
With Palo Alto Unified's youngest students returning to school this month, the school district is turning its focus to the more complex phase of reopening the middle and high schools early next year. Monday, 4:58 PM

Police increase patrols after attempted home burglary
Police are increasing their overnight patrols in residential neighborhoods after learning about an attempted burglary that happened Sunday, the fourth such incident in two weeks. Monday, 9:55 AM | 5 comments

Stephanie Fitch resigns after two years on Ravenswood school board
Trustee Stephanie Fitch, who was elected in 2018 on a campaign of reform and change, is resigning from the Ravenswood Board of Education, citing "unforeseen family circumstances." Monday, 9:23 AM | 1 comments

Election Guide 2020
We've compiled an election guide so local voters can educate themselves about the candidates and measures on the Nov. 3 ballot. Wednesday, 5:29 PM

Electronics go missing in overnight home burglary as couple slept
For the third time this month, police are investigating a home burglary that happened during the early morning hours while the residents were asleep. Friday, 3:32 PM | 4 comments

Facing a lawsuit, Palo Alto plans to permanently expand Foothills Park access
Spurred by a lawsuit from a coalition that includes the ACLU and the NAACP, Palo Alto is preparing to permanently abolish a long-standing policy of limiting Foothills Park access to residents and their guests. Thursday, 5:38 PM | 75 comments

Supporters of Valley Water's clean water measure raise nearly $340K
A clean water and flood protection measure that would extend an existing Valley Water program indefinitely has nearly $340,000 in its campaign coffers, according to statements filed with the state. Saturday, 9:59 AM | 1 comments

Council incumbents retain cash edge as Election Day looms

Newcomer Jesse Ladomirak holds fundraising lead in school board race

Particulates matter: 10 questions for a Stanford researcher on the health hazards of wildfire smoke

Santa Clara County school board trustee Grace Mah's fundraising tops $300K

Virus outbreaks unavoidable as school campuses reopen, experts warn

To avoid COVID-19 scare, Halloween celebrations take on different look

Bay Area's new growth plan eyes massive housing influx in Silicon Valley

Editorial: Our election recommendations

An Alternative View: Why a gag order for commissioners?

With election integrity at top of mind, what is the county doing to keep your votes secure?

Guest Opinions: Arguments for, against Caltrain's Measure RR

Guest Opinions: Arguments for, against Santa Clara Valley Water District's Measure S

Seven East Palo Alto City Council candidates seek to set city on a promising path

VIDEOS: Watch the Ravenswood school board candidates discuss top issues

Want to get to know your local candidates? Here's a calendar of election debates, forums

What you need to know about the 10 City Council candidates and what they stand for

Coronavirus central: Santa Clara County total rises with 171 new cases

PUBLIC AGENDA: Potential changes to boards, commissions; school reopening update

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