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County calls on Stanford to ramp up faculty housing
Stanford University may need to quadruple the number of housing units it has to produce for its employees under its ambitious... Last comment on Mar 16, 2019 at 9:26 am | 16 comments

Pressure over college admissions 'out of control'
A multimillion-dollar college admissions bribery scandal that involved both Palo Alto area parents and hundreds of thousands... Last comment 7 minutes ago | 33 comments

Local parents, Stanford coach indicted in college-admissions scandal
Numerous local parents and a Stanford University coach are among the dozens indicted in a nationwide college-admissions investigation... Last comment 13 hours ago | 94 comments

FPPC continues probe of Kniss' campaign
When the state Fair Political Practice Commission opened its probe into Palo Alto Councilwoman's Liz Kniss alleged campaign... Last comment 2 hours ago | 39 comments

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Episode 175: Unpacking the admissions bribery scandal
Palo Alto college adviser John Raftrey discusses with Weekly journalists the implications of a multimillion-dollar nationwide admissions bribery scandal. Monday, 8:15 AM

Parents, students rally to demand support from Stanford
The Palo Alto school community called on Stanford fully address the impacts the university's expansion will have on local schools at a rally in front of City Hall on Thursday evening. Monday, 8:15 AM | 4 comments

Around Town: Much ADU about housing; Paly filmmakers
In the latest Around Town column, granny units are on the rise in south Palo Alto, C-SPAN recognizes young video documentarians from Paly and Cantor Arts Center adds 1,000 photographs to its permanent collection. Monday, 8:15 AM | 6 comments

Guest Opinion: Making the college-admissions system more equitable
The recent college-admissions bribery scandal has generated outrage at the obvious unfairness that underlies Rick Singer's brazen scheme, and rightly so. But I think people's reactions to this scheme somewhat miss the mark. Monday, 8:15 AM | 16 comments

County calls on Stanford to ramp up staff housing
Santa Clara County may require Stanford University to nearly quadruple the number of housing units it has to produce for faculty and staff to secure permission for its ambitious campus-expansion plan. Friday, 12:23 AM | 16 comments

Ex-global equity firm exec, a grad of Gunn High, implicated in admissions scam
A former Palo Alto resident and Gunn High School graduate is among the 50 people indicted in a fraud scheme that involved cheating on college entrance exams and bribes to officials at some of the nation's top universities. Thursday, 8:09 PM | 11 comments

Ravenswood, KIPP consider keeping charter at current site
The Ravenswood City School District and KIPP Valiant Community Prep have agreed to examine a new proposal for how to accommodate the growing charter school next year: providing additional space at its current site rather than splitting it across two campuses. Friday, 8:46 AM | 1 comments

Opinion: SB 50 undermines single-family neighborhoods, diversity

FPPC continues probe of Kniss' campaign

Students file class action lawsuit in admissions scandal

Pressure over college admissions 'out of control'

William 'Rick' Singer, head of college admissions scam, had many Palo Alto connections

Palo Alto approaches key decision on grade separation

School district, Stanford restart talks on GUP

PUBLIC AGENDA: Grade separations contract; utilities rate changes

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