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Battle over Measure A heats up
With 11 days left until Palo Alto's special school parcel-tax election, Measure A campaigners are working to corral support... Last comment 5 hours ago | 65 comments

Editorial: Yes on Measure A
It is hard to imagine a worse time for the Palo Alto school district to go to the voters for the renewal and a 20 percent... Last comment 12 hours ago | 84 comments

Payday at City Hall
The signs of success are striking: new libraries, a renovated City Hall, a rebuilt Art Center and a new downtown just a mile... Last comment 10 hours ago | 28 comments

Teachers union defends decision to file grievance against Gunn principal
Citing "misconceptions and misinformation" surrounding the union grievance filed late last year against Gunn High School... Last comment 7 hours ago | 101 comments

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"'We love you, Gunn'"
An airplane flew over Gunn High School flew over campus on Tuesday, Feb. 24, pulling a banner that read "We love you, Gunn." The banner was organized by Marc Vincenti, former Gunn teacher and co-founder of student health and wellbeing campaign Save the 2,008. Photo taken by Tim Hill. Submitted by Elena Kadvany on Mar 3, 2015

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Guest Opinon: Different solution for Buena Vista families
For the city's relocation assistance ordinance to have any meaning, the extraordinary education provided by Palo Alto schools must be a factor in the comparable housing determination. It is my belief that there is a relocation assistance formula that will fairly address the needs and concerns of both sides in this dispute. Saturday, 8:15 AM | 35 comments

Palo Alto students take new state tests
Students across the Palo Alto school district are sitting down to computers over the next few weeks to take the state's new Smarter Balanced Assessments, which for the first time this year will yield an entirely different set of standardized test scores, marking a shift in how the state measures its students's performance. Saturday, 8:15 AM | 9 comments

Sofia University enters new era
More than a year after the fallout from a president's surprise resignation and financial crisis, Palo Also psychology school Sofia University is looking to a new president with deep pockets and a broader vision to usher Sofia University, formerly known as the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, into a new era. Saturday, 8:15 AM

What's driving Palo Alto's growing payroll?
The signs of success are striking: new libraries, a renovated City Hall, a rebuilt Art Center and a new downtown just a mile and a half south of the old one. But an equally striking economic resurgence has been taking place behind the scenes in City Hall, in the obscure world of budget amendments, reserve funds, salary adjustments and closed-door labor negotiations. Friday, 7:52 AM | 28 comments

Caltrain cautious about Palo Alto officials' requests
While the City of Palo Alto is putting its weight behind the importance of restricting access to the rail corridor to prevent future suicides, Caltrain has expressed concern about the cost and challenges that some safety upgrades could present. Friday, 1:14 PM | 20 comments

Kevin Skelly named San Mateo Union's superintendent
Former Palo Alto Superintendent Kevin Skelly is taking the same position in the San Mateo Union High School District pending a site visit in Mountain View, where he is currently interim superintendent, the San Mateo district announced Thursday. Friday, 10:19 AM | 7 comments

Body found in East Palo Alto trailer fire

Battle over Measure A heats up

Editorial: Yes on Measure A

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PUBLIC AGENDA: Comprehensive plan update, drought response, minimum wage

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