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Palo Alto changes course on housing fees
In an unusual move that reflected Palo Alto's shifting political dynamics, the City Council reversed on Monday night its... Last comment 4 hours ago | 37 comments

Editorial: Failure to communicate
The city's voicemail box for questions is full and unable to take additional messages. Emailed questions go unanswered. A... Last comment on Mar 27, 2017 at 1:37 pm | 12 comments

Guest Opinion: Homeless man's dignity rose above malice of cafe patron
When I was a kid, poverty was as real as baseball, apple pie and the pledge of allegiance to the flag. In elementary school,... Last comment 10 hours ago | 14 comments

Behind the psychological safety net
The mix of services that await students needing support for everything from stress about school or relationships to a diagnosable... Last comment 11 hours ago | 11 comments

 
 
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TEDx Talk in Palo Alto explores 'identity'
Artists, scientists, authors and tech experts will convene at the Oshman Family JCC on Sunday, April 2, for a discussion on the concept of identity -- the qualities, beliefs, DNA, environment, experiences and choices that make an individual or group singular and what experiences bring people together. Tuesday, 4:34 PM

Gunn to get revised bell schedule this fall
To provide time for new social-emotional learning curriculum and to bring Gunn High School into compliance with an instructional minutes requirement, the school will have a new bell schedule starting this fall, Principal Denise Herrmann announced in a message sent to staff and students Monday night. Tuesday, 4:05 PM | 3 comments

Palo Alto changes course on housing fees
In an unusual move that reflected Palo Alto's shifting political dynamics, the City Council reversed on Monday night its December decision to significantly raise the fees that office developers must contribute to support affordable housing. Tuesday, 1:02 AM | 37 comments

Fire battalion chiefs get raises in Palo Alto
After more than a year of negotiations, Palo Alto has approved a new contract with four battalion chiefs in the Fire Department -- an agreement that will raise their salaries by about 15.5 percent while capping the city's contribution for their health care costs. Monday, 8:22 PM | 10 comments

Around Town: off to the Capitol; ruff reception
Tidbits collected by the Weekly staff on people, events and other happenings. Tuesday, 8:28 AM | 7 comments

District proposes new school calendar

Supe recommends reporting weighted, unweighted GPAs

Behind the Headlines: City Hall roundup

Behind the psychological safety net

Crime in Palo Alto takes a dip in 2016

Opinion: Homeless man's dignity rose above malice

PUBLIC AGENDA: below-market housing; weighted GPA

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Vina Enoteca to serve first 'Impossible burger' in Silicon Valley
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Coupon for Yourself and Your Partner
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 5,459 views

Housing Impact Fees and the Economy
By Steve Levy | 5 comments | 2,058 views

Planning for College Tours
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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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