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Bay Area's new growth plan eyes massive housing influx in Silicon Valley
Palo Alto, which has consistently failed to meet its own housing targets, would be required to plan for more than 10,000... Last comment 1 hour ago | 58 comments

Editorial: Our election recommendations
Learn about the Palo Alto Weekly's recommendations on local, regional and statewide candidates and measures, in addition... Last comment 19 hours ago | 26 comments

Facing a lawsuit, Palo Alto looks to permanently expand Foothills Park access
Spurred by a lawsuit from a coalition that includes the ACLU and the NAACP, Palo Alto is preparing to permanently abolish... Last comment on Oct 27, 2020 at 3:48 am | 75 comments

Plummeting revenues threaten planned public safety building
With the local economy in tatters and city revenues on a steep decline, Palo Alto is preparing to reconsider its most ambitious... Last comment on Oct 26, 2020 at 5:56 pm | 23 comments

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In alignment with teachers, district does not recommend livestreaming for middle, high schools
Palo Alto Unified is not recommending the middle and high schools reopen with livestreaming in January, which would allow students learning from home to remotely watch classes as they are happening in person. Wednesday, 9:41 AM | 3 comments

Palo Alto looks to encourage de-escalation techniques in revised police manual
Facing political pressure and litigation over recent episodes of violent arrests, Palo Alto is preparing to revise the police policy manual to ban techniques that restrict blood and air flow. Wednesday, 9:23 AM

Police alerted to two more attempted home burglaries during wee hours Sunday
News of recent burglaries and attempted burglaries led two Palo Alto residents to come forward to report someone tried to enter their homes early Sunday morning, police said. Tuesday, 5:26 PM | 5 comments

NASA scientists discover new sources of water on the moon's surface
A new study led by NASA scientists has discovered water present on the moon's surface in places previously thought to be impossible, raising new potential for harvesting the valuable resource. Wednesday, 9:20 AM

In pursuit of reform, Palo Alto looks beyond armed officers
As Palo Alto prepares to enact police reforms, an idea that continues to gather momentum at City Hall is shifting some of the Police Department's workload from sworn officers to health professionals and other unarmed employees. Tuesday, 12:31 AM | 11 comments

Former Paly robotics coach files lawsuit alleging harassment, discrimination
A former Paly computer science teacher and robotics coach who resigned in 2018 has filed a lawsuit against the school district, alleging Palo Alto Unified failed to address harassment and retaliation. Tuesday, 9:44 AM | 11 comments

Election Guide 2020
We've compiled an election guide so local voters can educate themselves about the candidates and measures on the Nov. 3 ballot. Wednesday, 5:29 PM

Palo Alto nixes plan to 'muzzle' commissioners
The City Council backed away Monday from contentious proposals that would have restricted the ability of local commissioners to talk to the media and empowered the council to easily remove members. Tuesday, 9:52 AM | 1 comments

Facing a lawsuit, Palo Alto plans to permanently expand Foothills Park access
Spurred by a lawsuit from a coalition that includes the ACLU and the NAACP, Palo Alto is preparing to permanently abolish a long-standing policy of limiting Foothills Park access to residents and their guests. Thursday, 5:38 PM | 75 comments

Supporters of Valley Water's clean water measure raise nearly $340K
A clean water and flood protection measure that would extend an existing Valley Water program indefinitely has nearly $340,000 in its campaign coffers, according to statements filed with the state. Saturday, 9:59 AM | 2 comments

Police increase patrols after attempted home burglary

Stephanie Fitch resigns after two years on Ravenswood school board

When and how will Palo Alto Unified's middle and high schools reopen?

Council incumbents retain cash edge as Election Day looms

Newcomer Jesse Ladomirak holds fundraising lead in school board race

Particulates matter: 10 questions for a Stanford researcher on the health hazards of wildfire smoke

Santa Clara County school board trustee Grace Mah's fundraising tops $300K

To avoid COVID-19 scare, Halloween celebrations take on different look

Bay Area's new growth plan eyes massive housing influx in Silicon Valley

Editorial: Our election recommendations

With election integrity at top of mind, what is the county doing to keep your votes secure?

Guest Opinions: Arguments for, against Caltrain's Measure RR

Guest Opinions: Arguments for, against Santa Clara Valley Water District's Measure S

Seven East Palo Alto City Council candidates seek to set city on a promising path

VIDEOS: Watch the Ravenswood school board candidates discuss top issues

Want to get to know your local candidates? Here's a calendar of election debates, forums

What you need to know about the 10 City Council candidates and what they stand for

Coronavirus central: Santa Clara County sees 123 new cases

PUBLIC AGENDA: Potential changes to boards, commissions; school reopening update

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