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Without inciting a flurry of posts that are strictly opinion, I wish to ask if anyone can shed light on two things: 1) what... Last comment 5 hours ago | 2 comments

State Supreme Court upholds California teacher tenure law
The California Supreme Court on Monday upheld the state's laws on public-school teacher tenure after a lower court found... Last comment 19 hours ago | 13 comments

City looks to change, cement retail-protection law
Retail in Palo Alto is easier to appreciate than to preserve, particularly at a time when soaring rents drive shops out of... Last comment 9 hours ago | 20 comments

Palo Alto school board eyes more conservative budget projections
Palo Alto school board members supported a much more conservative budget outlook for the next five years during a discussion... Last comment 1 hour ago | 21 comments

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Brock Turner judge to no longer hear criminal cases
Three months after Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky's controversial sentencing of former Stanford University student Brock Turner -- months filled with vehement criticism, an onslaught of media attention and an official recall campaign -- Persky has requested to be reassigned to civil cases, according to a statement the county Superior Court issued Thursday. Thursday, 9:48 PM

Kirke Comstock, former Palo Alto mayor, dies
Former Palo Alto councilman and mayor Kirke Comstock, who presided over the City of Palo Alto during the turbulent 1960s and early 1970s, has died, according to his family. Thursday, 9:03 PM

Students make gains in state test, but gaps persist
New results from the state's standardized Smarter Balanced Assessment, released on Wednesday, show that most Palo Alto Unified School District students exceed standards in English and mathematics, but there continues to be stark differences in achievement between white and Asian student and students of color. Thursday, 9:33 AM | 13 comments

Community Notebook: Have exhibits, will travel
This summer, a new species has been inhabiting the Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve. With an umbrella for shade, four wheels for mobility, and local teenagers as its guide, EcoCenter on Wheels offers information about the nature preserve and its creatures to families who are out strolling. Thursday, 7:34 AM | 1 comments

Festival of the Arts returns to downtown Palo Alto
Tens of thousands of art enthusiasts and revelers are expected to turn out for the 35th annual Palo Alto Festival of the Arts this weekend, transforming University Avenue into an open-air gallery. Thursday, 8:57 AM | 1 comments

Grants available to replace wood-burning heating devices
Money will be available starting Friday morning for roughly 1,500 Bay Area homeowners and landlords to help them upgrade their wood-burning heating devices with cleaner ones to reduce winter air pollution, officials with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District said today. Wednesday, 4:33 PM

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