Editorials

2022

Our election recommendations

The Palo Alto Weekly editorial board offers its recommendations in the races for Congressional District 16 and Santa Clara County sheriff, district attorney and assessor, plus Measure A.

May 12, 2022 | 33 comments
Yes on Ravenswood's Measure I school bond

Next month, voters in the Ravenswood City School District will be asked to tax themselves and entrust the district with $110 million to pay for school upgrades.

May 6, 2022 | 1 comment

2021

When police control what the public learns about its activities, there can be no accountability

City Council should reverse police department decision to silence its radio communications
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.

April 2, 2021 | 31 comments
Poor decision to encrypt police radio transmissions should be reconsidered

Following a year of unrest and protests urging police accountability, blanket encryption is the wrong move to make.

January 8, 2021 | 10 comments

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