City Council should reverse police department decision to silence its radio communications
April 2, 2021 |
At a time when the need for public scrutiny of police conduct has never been greater, we can't afford to make that transparency worse.
Following a year of unrest and protests urging police accountability, blanket encryption is the wrong move to make.January 8, 2021 | 10 comments
Learn about the Palo Alto Weekly's recommendations on local, regional and statewide candidates and measures, in addition to California propositions, on the Nov. 3 general election ballot.October 16, 2020 | 29 comments
Out of a strong field, we recommend Jennifer DiBrienza, Todd Collins and Jesse Ladomirak for the Palo Alto school board.October 9, 2020 | 24 comments
Melissa Baten Caswell's long history of working for a strong public education system will serve north county well on the Santa Clara County Board of Education.October 9, 2020 | 20 comments
The Weekly editorial board's recommendations for council reflect a desire to choose candidates who have the governance experience and community knowledge to successfully navigate the city's challenges.October 2, 2020 | 58 comments
Why your support is needed, at this pivotal moment, to sustain local journalism
March 20, 2020 |
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Today's public health emergency, and the economic devastation that threatens all small businesses, may very well be the final blow that ends local journalism as we know it.
The spread of COVID-19 has outpaced steps to contain it. Now the challenge is to slow it down.
March 13, 2020 |
As anxiety levels rise in the region over the rapidly escalating coronavirus crisis, an alarming lack of coordinated and consistent actions by several organizations threaten to deepen its consequences and overwhelm medical facilities.
Santa Clara County seeks local property owners willing to lease their parking lots, short or long term, for supervised overnight RV parking
March 6, 2020 |
Safe parking lots aren't a solution to the homeless crisis, but they are a good first step at helping those who are employed and desperately trying to survive in one of the nation's worst housing markets.
Your guide on voting in Palo Alto this Super Tuesday, plus our recommendations on local races and measures
February 28, 2020 |
Next Tuesday's early California primary election puts voters in a position to have an unprecedented impact on the Democratic presidential race.
Investment in Foothill and De Anza colleges is essential to maintaining affordable educational opportunities
February 21, 2020 |
A vibrant community college system is an essential safety net and path to opportunity for those whose options are limited, and voters should ensure it continues to thrive.
With an outstanding field of candidates, whoever wins will be able to capably fill Jerry Hill's shoes
February 14, 2020 |
With the impressive group of candidates for California's 13th Senate district, we give the nod to Michael Brownrigg, who has shown himself to be a strong, effective and collaborative leader.
But does new Palo Alto pilot program create too many obstacles to succeed?
January 17, 2020 |
As communities throughout the state try to respond to the growing crisis of homelessness, it is disappointing that it has taken Palo Alto almost a year to adopt a watered-down version of the initiative.
Palo Alto Utilities breeds mistrust with lack of transparency around outages
By Sherry Listgarten | 28 comments | 3,043 views
Palo Alto has an escalating transparency problem -- the police have shut their doors
By Diana Diamond | 6 comments | 1,384 views