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Palo Alto delays 'urgency' law to protect renters -- again
A proposal in Palo Alto to pass an "emergency law" to protect tenants facing evictions before California's new renter-protection... Last comment on Dec 4, 2019 at 11:31 am | 30 comments

Council holds back funds from plan to revitalize Ventura
Palo Alto's effort to develop a new vision for the Ventura area hit another unexpected obstacle on Monday night, when a routine... Last comment 1 minute ago | 17 comments

County assessor's report captures past 10 years, points to return to 'normal market'
Palo Alto's share of the assessment roll grew by 6.72% for 2019-2020 and makes up 7.62% of the total assessment roll. Read... Last comment 35 minutes ago | 9 comments

New Cubberley plan sets stage for tense debate
With the Palo Alto City Council and school district struggling to forge a common vision for redeveloping Cubberley Community... Last comment on Dec 3, 2019 at 6:04 pm | 23 comments

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Local fire agencies grapple with new era of 'megafires'
California's wildfire "season" isn't seasonal anymore. With climate change producing drier vegetation and hotter weather, it's year-round, experts said. Friday, 6:53 AM | 4 comments

Despite demand, rising costs force cutbacks to meal program
Nationally, Meals on Wheels deliveries have declined by 21 million since 2005. Santa Clara County is able to provide Meals on Wheels to all eligible applicants, but San Mateo County has a growing waitlist. Friday, 6:51 AM | 1 comments

Spell of wet, windy weather arriving to the Bay Area
More wet and windy weather is on its way to the Bay Area starting Friday and continuing into the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. Friday, 8:50 AM

Ravenswood leadership proposes closing Brentwood, Willow Oaks elementary schools
The Ravenswood City School District has announced which of its five elementary schools have been proposed for closure next fall: Brentwood Academy in East Palo Alto and Willow Oaks Elementary School in Menlo Park. Wednesday, 10:59 PM | 7 comments

Palo Alto, East Palo Alto students connect through music
A $5,000 grant from the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund helped Palo Alto Music Connection realize its goal of raising its efficiency by ensuring it has a working instrument supply for participants. Friday, 6:50 AM | 1 comments

Stanford law professor testifies to Trump's 'abuse of power' in House Judiciary Committee
Stanford Law School professor Pamela Karlan was one of three legal scholars who told the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that President Donald Trump has committed impeachable offenses. Thursday, 9:14 AM | 54 comments

Forecast shows tax revenues on the rise in Palo Alto
Despite mounting infrastructure costs and colossal pension obligations, Palo Alto is banking on good times ahead when it comes to the city budget, according to a new economic forecast. Wednesday, 9:46 AM | 12 comments

Stanford students press administrators in town hall on sexual assault

Board ready to fund more services for students with dyslexia

Is California saving higher education?

Stanford announces policy changes in response to Operation Varsity Blues

Community Notebook: Holiday giving ideas

PUBLIC AGENDA: Anti-vaping measure; Cubberley concept plan

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