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'Marshmallow Test' psychologist discusses self-control
Fifty years ago, Walter Mischel embarked on a now famous study called "The Marshmallow Test." He returned to the study's... Last comment 2 hours ago | 15 comments

Menlo College wants to buy, preserve Sunset campus
An idea that could preserve the existing Sunset Magazine buildings has been put forth by Menlo College, which has outgrown... Last comment 23 hours ago | 10 comments

Gunn student, former teacher call for more balanced academic culture
A Gunn High School student and former teacher brought to the school board Tuesday night a rallying cry to create a healthier,... Last comment 3 hours ago | 120 comments

County looks to redesign Page Mill-Oregon, Foothill expressways
Some of the most dangerous and congested sections of Oregon Expressway/Page Mill Road from Alma Street to Foothill Expressway... Last comment 33 minutes ago | 39 comments

 
 
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Officer disciplined for texting photo of 'scantily clad' arrestee
A Palo Alto police officer faced disciplinary actions from the department earlier this year for texting to another officer a photo of a scantily-clad arrestee who had just been nabbed in a commercial burglary case, according to a new report from the city's independent police auditor. Wednesday, 9:40 AM | 9 comments

Palo Alto set to approve digital artwork for City Hall lobby
The latest element in Palo Alto's roughly $4.5-million effort to enhance the ground floor at City Hall will be nearly impossible for visitors to 250 Hamilton Ave. to miss or ignore. The council is preparing to approve a digital artwork that aims to make the building "an extension of community." Wednesday, 9:18 AM | 6 comments

Three-story building proposed for Olive Garden site
In the latest sign of the construction boom happening around California Avenue, Palo Alto planners are considering a proposal to demolish the Olive Garden building on El Camino Real and replace it with a three-story development that would be four times as dense as the existing structure. Wednesday, 7:28 AM | 9 comments

First Person: A conversation with Lucy Blake
Lucy Blake, president of the Northern Sierra Partnership, conservation leader, sustainability advocate, and rancher, talks with Lisa Van Dusen about her work as a wrangler. Wednesday, 9:13 AM

Palo Alto considers changing its policy for labor negotiations
Seeking to add transparency to its labor-negotiations process, Palo Alto is considering scrapping its practice of holding closed sessions to consider compensation adjustments for its managers and professionals. Tuesday, 9:46 AM | 6 comments

Palo Alto mulls options for new Foothills 'parkland'
It's not often that a city discovers that it owns 7.7 acres of undeveloped land that City Council members didn't even know existed. That's what happened in Palo Alto two years ago, and now the council is preparing to figure out what to do with it. Tuesday, 9:15 AM

Ferguson decision triggers local protest
More than 200 Stanford University students and members of the Palo Alto community gathered today at noon at Cogswell Plaza to protest a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal August shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, according to a university press release. Tuesday, 9:15 AM | 12 comments

Palo Alto, Stanford students named Rhodes scholars
Four college students with ties to Palo Alto – two from here and two studying here – were named winners of this year's Rhodes scholarships, which each year grant a small group of college students two the three years of free study at the University of Oxford in England. Monday, 3:56 PM | 7 comments

Local wine experts offer suggestions on holiday pairings

A holiday to build 'a beloved community'

VA leases Menlo Park land to developer

Holiday giving: How you can help

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