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Palo Alto scraps downtown office cap
Palo Alto’s bitter debate over how much commercial growth the city should accommodate heated up Monday night, when a divided... Last comment 5 hours ago | 82 comments

Editorial: A housing setback
Monday night's 4-3 decision to repeal a decades-old downtown growth policy designed to trigger a one-year pause on non-residential... Last comment 1 hour ago | 45 comments

Report: Inequality on the rise in Silicon Valley
Despite a sizzling economy and an influx of wealth, Silicon Valley remains a bastion of inequality, with more residents now... Last comment 1 hour ago | 35 comments

Newsom scales back high-speed-rail plans
California's decade-long dream of building a high-speed rail system between San Francisco and Los Angeles hit a dead end... Last comment 1 hour ago | 107 comments

 
 
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Episode 171: Charter school expansion debate; downtown office cap repealed
Weekly journalists delve into the Ravenswood City School District debate over a charter school's expansion proposal; recap Palo Alto's move to allow more commercial development downtown; and discuss Gov. Gavin Newsom's new vision for California's high-speed-rail project. Tuesday, 8:17 AM | 2 comments

Report: Inequality on the rise in Silicon Valley
Despite a sizzling economy and an influx of wealth, Silicon Valley remains a bastion of inequality, with more residents now struggling to afford the growing costs of housing, child care and transportation, according to a newly released snapshot of the regional economy. Monday, 9:01 AM | 35 comments

Three Stanford students report sexual assaults
Three separate sexual assaults against female students at Stanford University are alleged to have occurred over the weekend, according to campus officials. Sunday, 10:24 PM | 7 comments

Community meetings to explore new cross-bay link between San Mateo, Alameda counties
A series of community meetings are planned to help guide the development of a proposed new connection linking San Mateo and Alameda counties along the Dumbarton corridor. Tuesday, 9:18 AM

Conservationist leaves behind a legacy of land
After 46 years on the board of directors of Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, Nonette Hanko retired on Feb. 1, leaving to others the task of acquiring and preserving land. Friday, 6:49 AM | 9 comments

Ravenswood preliminarily offers KIPP shared middle school space
The Ravenswood school board unanimously agreed Thursday to preliminarily offer the growing KIPP Community Valiant Prep shared space at the district's new comprehensive middle school next fall, a proposal opposed by both the charter school and teachers and students at the district school. Friday, 9:02 AM | 16 comments

Off Deadline: Why don't more people care about the stealing of their privacy?
Protecting -- or losing -- one's personal privacy is becoming a political hot topic. Tuesday, 8:17 AM | 20 comments

Stanford construction site could be in violation of city law

County seeks developer for new teacher housing project

Around Town: Food for thought; a hero for the homeless

Editorial: Council repeal of downtown cap is set-back for housing

Palo Alto Unified flipped sides in Gunn sexual harassment case

Newsom scales back high-speed-rail plans

PUBLIC AGENDA: Temporary art project at King Plaza; school discipline policies

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The 33rd 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 March 29. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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