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School district launches special-education review
A longtime special-education advocate and Harvard University Graduate School of Education professor is visiting Palo Alto... Last comment 7 hours ago | 19 comments

New cameras to count bikers, pedestrians
Dozens of cameras will be installed on utility poles throughout Palo Alto as part of the city's latest attempt to gauge the... Last comment 5 hours ago | 54 comments

Edgewood Plaza developer faces growing fine
The developer of Edgewood Plaza is now facing a fine of $1,000 per day for not replacing the vacant grocery store formerly... Last comment 8 hours ago | 29 comments

A call for more housing in Palo Alto
With home values soaring and affordable housing in short supply, Palo Alto residents appealed to the City Council on Monday... Last comment 2 hours ago | 191 comments

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"SAP backpack drive"
Jennifer Cullenbine, executive director at the Family Giving Tree, and Jonathan Becher, chief marketing officer at SAP, hold backpacks on July 29, 2014, that will be given to low-income children. SAP employees donated and packed around 225 backpacks with classroom essentials for the education non-profit Family Giving Tree. Submitted by Arunima Kumar on Aug 6, 2014

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VIDEO: On this week's Behind the Headlines
On this week's half-hour webcast, "Behind the Headlines," Weekly Editor in Chief Jocelyn Dong, Publisher Bill Johnson and reporters Elena Kadvany and Gennady Sheyner discuss a three-month investigation by the Weekly into how the Palo Alto school district responded to allegations that a Paly English teacher had an improper relationship with an 18-year-old former student. Friday, 4:20 PM

Paly teacher rebuked
A three-month investigation by the Palo Alto Weekly into allegations made against a Palo Alto High School English teacher has revealed conflicting conclusions reached by the district's two law firms -- one of many twists and turns of a case that included a police investigation, two uncoordinated district inquiries and internal disagreements about how the matter should be handled. Friday, 8:00 AM | 69 comments

Editorial: A tortuous school inquiry
Palo Alto school district officials had the perfect opportunity last fall to demonstrate they had learned from their past mistakes and, after trainings mandated by its 2012 agreement with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, were well-prepared for the next, inevitable complaint involving sexual harassment or discrimination. Friday, 7:50 AM | 12 comments

Responding to sexual harassment: What the law says
Federal, state and school district guidelines offer a framework for the investigation into sexual harassment. Friday, 7:51 AM | 10 comments

Vehicle strikes by trains up dramatically this year
An increase in the number of vehicles hit by Caltrain commuter trains this year has transit police and at least one city police department working together to increase enforcement efforts, a Caltrain spokeswoman said Thursday. Friday, 8:16 AM | 11 comments

Summit to spotlight domestic violence in Palo Alto
Domestic violence is the kind of issue that is often thought to afflict women in less economically well-off communities. But this often hidden crime reveals itself in black and white in the Palo Alto police log. Thursday, 10:03 PM | 3 comments

Community Notebook: New book club aims to improve interracial understanding
A new book club starting in Palo Alto seeks to bring readers one step closer to understanding what it's like to be in another's skin. Friday, 8:04 AM | 3 comments

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