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Editorial: Our election recommendations
The Palo Alto Weekly editorial board offers its recommendations in the races for Congressional District 16 and Santa Clara... Last comment 19 hours ago | 20 comments

As City Council prepares for decision, Castilleja plan continues to polarize
​​As the City Council prepares to rule on Castilleja School's contentious proposal to rebuild its campus and increase... Last comment 16 hours ago | 29 comments

Is Palo Alto ready for campaign finance reform?
Everyone agrees that there's too much money in Palo Alto politics, even those who benefit the most from this trend. As advocates... Last comment 11 hours ago | 21 comments

Palo Alto Unified gets into hot water with parents over child care
Parents are objecting to what they describe as a lack of transparency in Palo Alto Unified's decision making after school... Last comment 35 minutes ago | 31 comments

 
 
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East Palo Alto residents want surveillance cameras after park shooting
When volleys of gunfire erupted Tuesday at Jack Farrell Park in East Palo Alto, screaming children ran from the playground -- and one mother desperately searched for her son, who'd just left her side to go and play. Friday, 7:06 PM | 2 comments

Around Town: Math teacher's 3-day Jeopardy! run
In the latest column, news about a celebration for the Junior Museum and Zoo and renovated Rinconada Park, a Paly teacher's appearance on Jeopardy! and a recent abortion rights protest by a group of Palo Alto moms. Saturday, 8:45 AM

Senate bill to limit police encryption scores another victory
State Sen. Josh Becker's proposal to require police departments to find alternatives to radio encryption took another major step forward Thursday when the Senate Appropriations Committee voted to advance the bill. Friday, 10:57 AM | 1 comments

Family donates $1 million to develop youth mental health resources
The family of a Palo Alto man who died by suicide in October 2021 has made a $1 million donation to create a scholarship fund at Santa Clara University with a special purpose. Friday, 6:59 AM | 3 comments

Rising COVID-19 infections hit Palo Alto schools
Local schools are seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases, mirroring trends seen across Santa Clara County and in many parts of the U.S. Friday, 6:59 AM | 5 comments

East Palo Alto sends message to shooters: 'We're not going to tolerate this'
East Palo Alto police, city officials and faith leaders vowed on Wednesday, in the aftermath of a deadly shooting the night before, that they will not allow the city to slip back into the violence of the early 1990s. Wednesday, 9:19 PM

Eid Festival aims to bring peace, neighborly love in tense times
In the face of life-changing events that have weighed down the world, Palo Alto's Eid Festival this Sunday seeks to show that happiness can be attainable if people make the effort to join together. Friday, 9:26 AM

City reaches settlement with victim of violent arrest outside Happy Donuts
Palo Alto reached a settlement on Wednesday with Julio Arevalo, who suffered a facial bone fracture at the hands of a city police officer during an arrest outside Happy Donuts in July 2019. Thursday, 9:13 AM | 20 comments

Is Palo Alto ready for campaign finance reform?
Everyone agrees that there's too much money in Palo Alto politics, even those who benefit the most from this trend. As advocates push to limit campaign spending, they face resistance from city leaders. Thursday, 9:33 AM | 21 comments

Palo Alto looks to restore positions in police and fire departments
After two years of attrition, the Palo Alto City Council is preparing to boost spending in the city's police and fire departments and restore positions that were cut over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. Wednesday, 2:10 PM | 2 comments

Fatal car crash on I-280 kills pickup truck driver

Google opens doors on massive Bay View campus next to NASA Ames

One killed, three injured in East Palo Alto shooting

As City Council prepares for decision, Castilleja plan continues to polarize

Planned bike lane on Cal. Ave. hits dead end

Coronavirus central: State boosts 'test and treat' capacity, urges booster shots

Editorial: Our election recommendations

Here's how to cast your primary election ballot in Palo Alto

Not sure how to vote in the June primary? Upcoming forums give voters a chance to hear from the candidates

Photo essay: Life under the coronavirus

PUBLIC AGENDA: Reviews of Castilleja's rebuilding project, student achievement plan

 

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