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Frustrated, still, by ongoing lack of progress on achievement gap, district to focus on improving middle schools
The Palo Alto school district is planning a "complete reboot" of its middle schools after years of failed efforts to systematically... Last comment 18 hours ago | 42 comments

The price of 'paradise': Palo Altans love their hometown but the stress of living in the heart of Silicon Valley is growing
In celebration of the Palo Alto Weekly's 40th anniversary, news staff wanted to examine what the city is like today in light... Last comment on Oct 17, 2019 at 11:43 am | 45 comments

New transportation chief looks to raise resident engagement
For years, Palo Alto leaders have talked about the need to launch new transportation initiatives, only to see their plans... Last comment on Oct 17, 2019 at 8:07 am | 32 comments

Despite community and staff pleas, Ravenswood school board votes for external superintendent search
The Ravenswood City school board voted 3-1 on Thursday night, with Vice President Stephanie Fitch dissenting and President... Last comment on Oct 15, 2019 at 11:15 pm | 18 comments

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Possible drugging reported at Stanford
Two female Stanford University students reported that they believed they had been drugged after drinking alcohol during a gathering at the Ujamaa house, the Department of Public Safety said in a crime alert Saturday evening. Sunday, 9:34 AM

Silicon Valley Community Foundation hires new leadership team
The Mountain View-based Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) announced the hiring of several new executives, part of restructuring after former CEO Emmett Carson and other top staff departed amid toxic workplace complaints. Sunday, 9:06 AM

San Mateo County cities fume as Stanford rebuffs their funding requests
In a stinging rebuke, a coalition of San Mateo County cities has issued a statement Friday criticizing Stanford for rejecting their requests for funding to address the impacts of its dramatic campus expansion. Friday, 10:19 PM | 4 comments

Episode 203: Woman breaks silence about Harvey Weinstein
Palo Alto resident Rowena Chiu, who says movie mogul Harvey Weinstein attempted to rape her when she was his assistant in 1998, speaks about her decision to come forward. Friday, 6:50 PM

County raises property taxes on some Stanford homes
About 50 Stanford University faculty members who purchased their homes through ground leases in the past three years are getting sticker shock after the Santa Clara County Tax Assessor's Office has reassessed their property values. Saturday, 7:23 AM | 7 comments

Oracle CEO Mark Hurd, known for his 'visionary' business approach, dies at 62
Silicon Valley tech executive Mark Hurd, who served as CEO for Oracle and Hewlett-Packard, died Friday at the age of 62, according to a statement from co-founder Larry Ellison posted on Hurd's website. Friday, 5:49 PM | 5 comments

Webster House fined $20,000 after rape of patient
Downtown Palo Alto skilled-nursing facility Webster House Health Center has been fined $20,000 in connection to the June 9 rape and sexual assault of a 72-year-old patient by one of its staff members, according to state records. Friday, 6:54 AM | 4 comments

Peninsula cities, companies explore partnership to tackle traffic congestion
Traffic may be a regional problem, but just about every city in the Peninsula has its own local gripes -- and proposed fixes -- for easing congestion on neighborhood streets and prominent commute arteries. Friday, 6:54 AM | 15 comments

Palo Alto set to raise its stakes in Ventura neighborhood redevelopment plan
Despite a spate of setbacks that have complicated its plans, Palo Alto is preparing to invest more time and money into an effort to forge a new community vision for 60 acres in the Ventura neighborhood. Friday, 6:53 AM

Facebook donates $25M for teacher housing project

Opinion: Stanford's commitment to Palo Alto schools must be honored

Housing agency eyes complex rehabilitation of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park

Palo Alto police sergeant involved in forceful Buena Vista arrest retires

A 'chronic public health issue': Stanford officials troubled by sexual assault data

PUBLIC AGENDA: Vote on Old Palo Alto parking program; discussion on community gardens guidelines

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