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Santa Clara County restaurants, congregations can resume indoor service as COVID-19 cases drop
Restaurants and congregations in Santa Clara County will be able to reopen for indoor service on Wednesday under a revised... Last comment 1 hour ago | 32 comments

Palo Alto Unified's youngest students return to school with a new set of norms
About 650 transitional kindergarten, kindergarten and first-grade students went back to campus in person on Monday following... Last comment on Oct 18, 2020 at 2:12 pm | 22 comments

Editorial: Burt, Lauing, Stone, Kou for City Council
The Palo Alto Weekly editorial board's recommendations for council reflect a desire to choose candidates who have the governance... Last comment on Oct 13, 2020 at 10:01 am | 57 comments

Editorial: DiBrienza, Collins, Ladomirak for school board
Out of a strong field, we recommend Jennifer DiBrienza, Todd Collins and Jesse Ladomirak for the Palo Alto school board. Read... Last comment on Oct 17, 2020 at 1:10 pm | 19 comments

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Its finances strained, Palo Alto considers delaying 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 infrastructure project: the new public safety building that is slated to go up near California Avenue. Tuesday, 12:48 AM | 1 comments

Will charter school politics — and money — influence the local Santa Clara County school board race?
With Election Day less than three weeks away, outside money is pouring into the Santa Clara County Board of Education Area 1 race, with charter school proponents making large contributions to incumbent Grace Mah. Saturday, 3:26 PM | 26 comments

Editorial: Our election recommendations
Learn about the Palo Alto Weekly's recommendations on local, regional and statewide candidates and measures, in addition to California propositions, on the Nov. 3 general election ballot. Friday, 6:55 AM | 19 comments

Mystery behind donated photo album leads woman on search for long-lost family connection
A donation to the Friends of the Palo Alto Library led to the discovery of a series of photographs of a now-deceased Palo Alto doctor and a mystery about where they came from. Friday, 6:55 AM | 6 comments

Students find new ways to get out the vote amid pandemic
Driven by concerns about climate change, racism and healthcare, students are more mobilized around the November election than they were in 2018 or 2016, according to researchers. Sunday, 8:40 AM | 1 comments

With election integrity at top of mind, what is the county doing to keep your votes secure?
Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters Shannon Bushey acknowledged concerns that have been raised about election security on Tuesday, however, she said safeguards have been put in place to ensure the integrity of the results. Friday, 8:12 AM | 9 comments

To help small businesses, Santa Clara County supervisors propose $100M loan program
Santa Clara County Supervisors Susan Ellenberg and Joe Simitian are proposing a $100 million loan program that would provide low-interest loans to small businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19. Monday, 2:35 PM | 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. Monday, 8:43 AM

Guest Opinions: Arguments for, against Caltrain's Measure RR
Read guest opinions for and against Measure RR, a proposed eighth-cent sales tax in San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties that would generate $108 million per year for Caltrain operations. Friday, 6:54 AM | 10 comments

Police on search for duo in overnight crime spree
Palo Alto police detectives are investigating an early Monday morning crime spree after burglars entered two homes, prowled a third property and stole a car from another. Thursday, 3:52 PM | 6 comments

Guest Opinions: Arguments for, against Santa Clara Valley Water District's Measure S
Read opinions for and against the Santa Clara Valley Water District's Measure S, which would raise $45.5 million annually to fund the Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection program. Thursday, 9:38 AM | 3 comments

Around Town: Stanford economists wake up to news of their Nobel Prize

Alleged robber causes scare with replica handgun at Stanford Shopping Center

City Council looks to tighten its grip over boards, commissions

Jury convicts man for mailing bombs in act of revenge on officers

Restaurants, congregations in county can resume indoors as COVID-19 cases drop

Amid reopening anxieties, school district to provide COVID-19 testing for staff

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

Palo Alto Unified's youngest students return to school with a new set of norms

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 reports 135 new cases

PUBLIC AGENDA: Discussions on litigation over excessive-force claim, Foothills Park access

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