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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 12, 2019 at 10:37 am | 29 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 12, 2019 at 4:56 pm | 15 comments

Editorial: Now with a department of its own, can city's transportation priorities finally get accomplished?
City Manager Ed Shikada and the council are in the process of implementing a major shift in how transportation issues are... Last comment on Oct 7, 2019 at 10:35 pm | 13 comments

Palo Alto to explore new laws to spur affordable housing production
With housing production falling well short of their goals, City Council members clashed and compromised Monday over the best... Last comment 14 hours ago | 60 comments

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Thousands turn out for 35th Moonlight Run & Walk
Under the near-full harvest moon, roughly 2,000 people flocked to the Palo Alto Baylands on Friday night for the 35th annual Moonlight Run & Walk. Saturday, 8:51 AM | 1 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 of what has happened over the past four decades. Friday, 6:56 AM | 29 comments

Judge dismisses Stanford lawsuit over affordable-housing law
Stanford University's claims against a Santa Clara County inclusionary-housing ordinance that applies to new housing developments on university land were largely dismissed by a federal district court judge on Thursday. Saturday, 10:24 AM

Work starts on closing 'a critical gap' of Bay Trail
Construction has begun on a new segment of the San Francisco Bay Trail in the Ravenswood Preserve near East Palo Alto. Saturday, 12:15 PM | 2 comments

Probation, community service and a fine for Menlo Park parent in college admissions scam
Peter Jan Sartorio of Menlo Park, the first local parent to be sentenced in the nationwide college admissions scam, received the lightest sentence handed down so far from a federal judge on Friday. Friday, 7:12 PM | 1 comments

Stanford student drugged at fraternity party
A female Stanford student reported that she lost consciousness after drinking an alcoholic beverage that had been drugged at a party on the campus' Mayfield Avenue fraternity row late Thursday evening. Saturday, 9:23 AM

Episode 202: Reflecting on Palo Alto
As the Palo Alto Weekly's celebrates its 40th anniversary, Editor Jocelyn Dong highlights work by the editorial staff to commemorate the milestone, including a project titled "When I think of Palo Alto, I think of ..." Friday, 4:40 PM

Editorial: Why our next 40 years depends on you

FPPC: Filseth, Kniss no longer have conflicts of interest on grade separation

Ravenswood school board votes for external supe search

What makes a local business last for nearly half a century or more in Palo Alto?

Timeline: 40 years of news

Prosecutors challenge psychiatrists' opinion on alleged Skyline killer

Smoke from wildfires in the Sierra prompts Bay Area air advisory

Supervisors decline to restart negotiations with Stanford on campus expansion

PUBLIC AGENDA: Discussions on housing for school staff, city pension policy

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