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'We're asking you to wait.' Reopening plan highlights breakdown of trust between teachers, district
Palo Alto Unified's plan to reopen elementary schools in October has sparked intense anxiety among teachers and staff members... Last comment 2 hours ago | 60 comments

Palo Alto looks to loosen parking, retail rules to encourage affordable housing
What would it take to get affordable housing built in Palo Alto? It's a question that the City Council wrestled with Monday... Last comment on Sep 24, 2020 at 7:04 pm | 25 comments

To fill long-vacant city auditor role, Palo Alto set to hire international firm
After months of recruiting, Palo Alto is preparing to pull the trigger on hiring a new city auditor, with the City Council... Last comment on Sep 20, 2020 at 12:05 am | 24 comments

Palo Alto faces lawsuit over 'residents-only' policy at Foothills Park
A group of civil rights organizations and residents filed a lawsuit against Palo Alto on Tuesday in a bid to repeal a contentious... Last comment on Sep 25, 2020 at 3:52 pm | 78 comments

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City Council incumbents maintain cash edge
The two incumbents in the 10-candidate field for City Council are leading the field in cash raised, while six challengers have received over $20,000 in donations, campaign finance disclosures show. Friday, 3:29 PM | 19 comments

Ladomirak ahead in school-board campaign fundraising, trailed by incumbents
Newcomer Jesse Ladomirak has a lead in campaign contributions in the school board race with over $20,000, while incumbents Todd Collins and Jennifer DiBrienza are trailing with about $17,000 each. Friday, 9:27 AM | 4 comments

Protesters demanding justice for Breonna Taylor stop traffic
More than 150 people from around the Bay Area gathered Friday evening in Menlo Park in a protest that called for justice in the police killing of Breonna Taylor and pushed for reform in the Menlo Park Police Department. Saturday, 8:36 AM | 23 comments

Here's how the Foothill-De Anza candidates plan to tackle fiscal, housing challenges
Four contenders who are vying for three seats on the Foothill-De Anza Community College District board of trustees respond to a series of questions related to the district's most pressing needs. Monday, 8:24 AM | 1 comments

Council candidates diverge on housing, unite on police reform
Ten City Council candidates diverged over housing strategies Thursday, though most agreed that the city needs stronger police oversight, campaign finance reform and expanded Foothills Park access. Friday, 9:54 AM | 20 comments

Portola Valley launches racial equity discussions with author
Portola Valley is kicking off a series of virtual town hall meetings on racial equity and policing with an author talk on Tuesday. Monday, 10:39 AM

Want to get to know your local candidates? Here's a calendar of election debates, forums
We've compiled a list of election debates and forums taking place virtually for Midpeninsula voters ahead of the Nov. 3 election. Monday, 10:32 AM | 4 comments

The Stanford alum behind Netflix's 'The Social Dilemma' wants you to stop scrolling
Director Jeff Orlowski's "The Social Dilemma" leaves no stone unturned as it dives into tech's ugly downside, from social media addiction to the spread of misinformation. Monday, 8:24 AM | 3 comments

Wildfire smoke, smog prompt Spare the Air alert for Monday

Elementary student who was injured on playground to receive $200K settlement

Black Lives Matter supporters find hostile messages outside their front doors

Around Town: Avid runner trots through Pardee Park in dinosaur costume

East Palo Altans find organic produce at farmers market

Opinion: Housing over parking lots? Time to look into it

COVID-19 case at Lytton Gardens linked to outside caregiver, facility says

'We're asking you to wait.' Reopening plan highlights breakdown of trust between teachers, district

Palo Alto Weekly to host school board debate on Wednesday night

Coronavirus central: Rising case rates across state could hamper reopening plans

PUBLIC AGENDA: Vote on city auditor contract; study session on practices to protect tenants

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Wonders of the water: Meet the tide pool whisperer of the San Mateo coastline
Dive into the aquatic oddities, coastal creatures and other rapidly-disappearing denizens of the Peninsula shores.


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The 36th annual Moonlight Run and Walk is Friday evening, October 2, wherever you are! Proceeds go to the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund, benefiting local non-profits that serve families and children in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Join us under the light of the full Harvest Moon on a 5K walk, 5K run, 10K run or half marathon.

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