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School board ready to fund more services for students with dyslexia
For the first time, the Palo Alto school district has concrete data on how many of its youngest students are at risk for... Last comment 21 hours ago | 16 comments

Stanford students press administrators in town hall on sexual assault
Stanford University leadership faced frank questions about sexual harassment and assault at a Tuesday town hall held in response... Last comment on Dec 8, 2019 at 10:21 pm | 27 comments

Stanford law professor testifies to Trump's 'abuse of power'
Stanford Law School professor Pamela Karlan was one of three legal scholars who told the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday... Last comment on Dec 7, 2019 at 7:57 pm | 63 comments

County assessor's report captures past 10 years, points to return to 'normal market'
Palo Alto's share of the assessment roll grew by 6.72% for 2019-2020 and makes up 7.62% of the total assessment roll. Read... Last comment 11 hours ago | 16 comments

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Palo Alto to ban sales of vaping products
Palo Alto's campaign against vaping heated up Monday night, when the City Council agreed to ban the sales and distribution of electronic cigarettes at local stores. Tuesday, 12:30 AM | 4 comments

Episode 209: Rising wildfire risks
Fire agencies warn that the Santa Cruz Mountains could produce a large-scale blaze, similar to recent wildfires in the north bay, under the right conditions. Friday, 5:00 PM | 2 comments

Plans for seven-story office building face questions over traffic, 'public benefits'
The East Palo Alto City Council on Tuesday delayed its vote on a proposed seven-story office development at one of the city's major intersections along University Avenue. Monday, 9:30 AM | 4 comments

MayView clinics to merge with Ravenswood
The MayView network of North County clinics serving low-income families will be under new management next year, owned and operated by the nonprofit Ravenswood Family Health Center. Friday, 7:18 PM

Board warns of projects' impact on trees; extended tunnel closure
In the latest Around Town column, news about a warning for developers whose projects cost local trees and a possible rule change to address concerns about city board and commission members. Sunday, 8:09 AM | 25 comments

East Palo Alto mayor calls for progress, inclusion in State of the City address
East Palo Alto Mayor Lisa Gauthier highlighted a year of milestones during her State of the City speech on Thursday evening at the Cooley Landing Education Center. Monday, 9:49 AM

Local fire agencies grapple with new era of 'megafires'
California's wildfire "season" isn't seasonal anymore. With climate change producing drier vegetation and hotter weather, it's year-round, experts said. Friday, 6:53 AM | 8 comments

Despite demand, rising costs force cutbacks to meal program
Nationally, Meals on Wheels deliveries have declined by 21 million since 2005. Santa Clara County is able to provide Meals on Wheels to all eligible applicants, but San Mateo County has a growing waitlist. Friday, 6:51 AM | 2 comments

Ravenswood leadership proposes closing Brentwood, Willow Oaks elementary schools

County opens inclement weather shelters for weekend storm

Spell of wet, windy weather arriving to the Bay Area

Palo Alto, East Palo Alto students connect through music

Community Notebook: Holiday giving ideas

PUBLIC AGENDA: Anti-vaping measure; Cubberley concept plan

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