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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 3 hours ago | 46 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 22 hours ago | 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 1 hour ago | 78 comments

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City Council incumbents maintain cash edge in crowded Palo Alto race
The two incumbents in Palo Alto's crowded race for City Council seats are leading the 10-candidate field in cash raised, while six of their challengers have received more than $20,000 in donations, campaign finance disclosures show. Friday, 3:29 PM | 8 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 | 3 comments

Palo Alto 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 | 18 comments

Elementary student who was injured on playground to receive $200K settlement
The school district has agreed to pay $200,000 to an Ohlone Elementary School student who was injured while playing on the campus' playground in 2018. Friday, 9:38 AM | 5 comments

Black Lives Matter supporters find hostile messages outside their front doors
A string of Black Lives Matter signs in Palo Alto have been vandalized, stolen or anonymously responded to with inflammatory letters since as far back as June. Friday, 6:59 AM | 6 comments

Opinion: Housing over parking lots? Time to look into it
Palo Alto's recent setbacks resulting from the pandemic only reinforce the need to seriously consider the feasibility of using city-owned public facilities parcels as sites to develop affordable housing. Friday, 6:59 AM | 5 comments

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. Friday, 4:04 PM | 4 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. Friday, 6:59 AM

The Stanford alum behind Netflix's 'The Social Dilemma' wants you to stop scrolling

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

Meet the 4 candidates for the Foothill-De Anza Community College District board

Palo Alto Unified to pay $50K to family of bullying victim

Despite looming questions over Caltrain and high-speed rail, Palo Alto moves ahead with grade separation effort

'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

Santa Clara County acts with $5M to relieve strain on tenants, landlords

Heat, risk of fires, rip current pose danger in Bay Area this weekend

Alleged serial killer lands in hospital before trial

Coronavirus central: Santa Clara County announces 128 new cases

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

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