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School district: No more international field trips for elementary students
Palo Alto Unified will no longer allow school-sponsored international field trips for elementary school students, leading... Last comment 28 minutes ago | 43 comments

Above ground or below? The fight over utility boxes comes to Green Acres
Utility wires may be out of sight in the Green Acres I, where they are tucked away in underground vaults, but they are hardly... Last comment on Sep 17, 2019 at 9:42 am | 12 comments

Board questions historic analysis of Castilleja expansion
As Castilleja School moves ahead with its divisive expansion plan, project proponents often cite the Palo Alto institution's... Last comment 21 hours ago | 14 comments

Top-ranked but 'viscerally' disappointing: New book details one family's challenges in Palo Alto schools
Teru Clavel, a mother with a masters degree in comparative international education, has sharp criticism for the Palo Alto... Last comment 16 hours ago | 81 comments

 
 
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"Dancing Little Girl"
At a Palo Alto Martin Luther King Jr. Day event, this very little girl was boogieing along with the singer of "Redemption Song." Submitted by Mitchell Zimmerman on Jan 16, 2017

 
 
 
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Locals voice opposition to Trump's policies in first Bay Area visit since 2016 election
President Trump's fundraising luncheon on Tuesday ended up being in the Palo Alto foothills near Portola Valley, but protesters found out about the location early enough to switch their demonstration to Rossotti Field. Tuesday, 4:49 PM | 13 comments

Two council members call for greater focus on 'affordable' housing
Palo Alto's efforts to encourage more housing should primarily focus on maintaining diversity and addressing the needs of low-income residents, two City Council members are arguing in a new memo. Tuesday, 1:44 PM | 13 comments

Business tax proposal moves ahead in Palo Alto
Palo Alto forged ahead Monday toward placing a business tax on the 2020 ballot when the City Council majority signaled its support for charging local companies to pay for big-ticket transportation projects. Tuesday, 8:03 AM | 17 comments

Man shot in the head by his son in case of mistaken identity
A 42-year-old Sunnyvale man was allegedly shot by his son in a possible case of mistaken identity in East Palo Alto, according to police and the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office. Tuesday, 9:51 AM | 6 comments

Groups to kick off three-part series on healthy dialogue with talk on political polarization
Three community organizations in Palo Alto have come together to create a series of events that aim to promote healthy, responsible and inclusive political dialogue. Tuesday, 5:25 PM | 1 comments

New rule on electric equipment sparks neighborhood opposition
Palo Alto residents who enjoy the benefits of having all electric equipment underground in their neighborhood and who wish to keep it that way for the foreseeable future will have to pay for that privilege under the city's new rules. Monday, 8:58 PM | 16 comments

Former Palo Alto school employee killed in Mountain View collision
The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office has identified two people who died in a fiery head-on collision in Mountain View on Friday, Sept. 13. One of the deceased worked at Escondido Elementary last school year. Tuesday, 9:48 AM | 8 comments

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Palo Alto banks on county funds to plan for rail redesign

School district: No more international field trips for elementary students

Around Town: Persky's short-lived job; no end in sight for 'Blue Trees' project

Five things to know now about California's new vaccine law

PUBLIC AGENDA: Potential 2020 tax measure; Cubberley lease negotiations

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