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With a sense of urgency, board approves mental health funding
Facing what multiple board members and the superintendent called a public health crisis at Palo Alto's two high schools,... Last comment 5 minutes ago | 71 comments

'Troubling' cheating allegations at Stanford
Stanford University officials are investigating allegations of a high number of students engaging in cheating, according... Last comment 2 hours ago | 27 comments

Palo Alto eyes emergency law to protect retail
With several long-time retail establishments recently shutting down to make way for offices in downtown Palo Alto, city officials... Last comment 8 hours ago | 67 comments

Paly school board rep: 'The sorrows of young Palo Altans'
My stress began in elementary school, where students were segregated into separate class meetings as "early" and "late" readers,... Last comment 51 minutes ago | 474 comments

 
 
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Paly teacher burned in science-experiment accident
A Palo Alto High School teacher suffered first- and second-degree burns after a fire broke out during a science experiment on Wednesday morning, the Palo Alto Fire Department said. Wednesday, 4:43 PM | 1 comments

Police: Suspicions of theft triggered murder-suicide
The Palo Alto man who police said fatally shot the apartment manager at the Alta Torre Apartments before killing himself in the building's elevator believed that the manager was stealing items from his apartment, the police investigation concluded. Wednesday, 8:48 AM | 7 comments

Stanford expands financial aid program
Stanford University has expanded its financial aid program for the first time since it was established in 2008 in response to both the rising cost of a Stanford education and increasing needs from students and their families. Wednesday, 12:40 PM

Governor orders mandatory reduction in water usage
Gov. Jerry Brown today issued an executive order for statewide mandatory water use reductions, the first-ever order in California's history, according to the governor's office. Wednesday, 12:28 PM | 7 comments

World ambassadors get a glimpse into the future at Tesla
Thirty-five world ambassadors toured Silicon Valley with a stop at Palo Alto's Tesla Motors on Tuesday for a glimpse of how Bay Area technologies might help their countries and how developing tech in their nations might contribute to the world economy. Wednesday, 11:23 AM

With a sense of urgency, board approves mental health funding
Facing what multiple board members and the superintendent called a public health crisis at Palo Alto's two high schools, the school board voted unanimously Tuesday night to allocate $250,000 in district funds to hire two full-time licensed mental health therapists as soon as possible. Tuesday, 9:51 PM | 71 comments

Stanford graduate student accused of poisoning lab mates
A Stanford University graduate medical student faces charges of poisoning her fellow lab mates in a series of incidents that occurred in September 2014, according to court documents filed in Santa Clara County Superior Court. Wednesday, 9:19 AM | 8 comments

Palo Alto man dies after fight at downtown San Jose restaurant

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