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Income inequality reaches a 'historic high' in Silicon Valley, new report shows
Despite a hot economy and a slight dip in home prices, 2019 was a year of reckoning for Silicon Valley's high-tech giants,... Last comment on Feb 15, 2020 at 10:13 pm | 32 comments

Editorial: Brownrigg for state Senate
In the impressive group of candidates for California's 13th Senate district, we give the nod to Michael Brownrigg, who has... Last comment 1 hour ago | 18 comments

With revised design, Castilleja tries to appease critics of its growth plan
Seeking a truce with critics of its proposed expansion, Castilleja School this week submitted a revised plan to the city... Last comment 21 hours ago | 39 comments

Community college district asks voters for new tax, bond funds to upgrade facilities, keep education accessible
Vote-by-mail ballots for the March 3 election went out to Santa Clara County voters on Tuesday, including two Foothill-De... Last comment on Feb 16, 2020 at 10:09 am | 59 comments

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"Dancing Little Girl"
At a Palo Alto Martin Luther King Jr. Day event, this very little girl was boogieing along with the singer of "Redemption Song." Submitted by Mitchell Zimmerman on Jan 16, 2017


Palo Alto couple gone missing in Marin County
A Palo Alto couple who had rented a room in Marin County last week and were due to check out Saturday morning have gone missing, prompting a search-and-rescue operation, according to the Marin County Sheriff's Office. Monday, 9:36 AM | 6 comments

City services will be limited on Presidents Day this Monday
We've compiled a guide of modified schedules and closures for local and regional services on the Midpeninsula on Monday due to Presidents Day. Friday, 9:38 AM

Ames wind tunnels put NASA's new moonshot to the test
America's latest bid to send astronauts into space has researchers at NASA Ames hard at work, trying to figure out how to get safely get a hulking 320-foot tower of metal, stuffed with 733,000 gallons of fuel, out of the atmosphere. Sunday, 8:48 AM | 1 comments

Around Town: Firefighter completes 625-mile journey to raise awareness about mental health
In the latest Around Town column, news about the latest arguments for and against installing wireless antennas in Palo Alto, a local group celebrating its centennial and a firefighter who completed a 625-mile journey to San Diego. Saturday, 10:37 AM | 6 comments

At 'pivotal' moment in presidential campaign, Buttigieg makes plea to voters
In comments to about 200 supporters in Palo Alto on Friday, presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg pitched himself as an inclusive, progressive option for voters. Friday, 4:23 PM | 24 comments

VIDEO: A playground for all
Magical Bridge playground co-founders Olenka Steciw Villarreal and Jill Hoffspiegel Asher discuss how their universal playground redefines what it means to play. Friday, 5:10 PM | 1 comments

A daughter's disability. A mother's ingenuity. And the playground that's launching a revolution.
Olenka Steciw Villarreal and Jill Hoffspiegel Asher, the forces behind Magical Bridge, see "all-abilities" playgrounds not as islands, but as clarion calls in a movement for valuing all members of a community equally. Friday, 6:53 AM | 10 comments

Editorial: Brownrigg for Senate

VMware plans to cut over 200 jobs in Palo Alto

Ending stalemate, Human Relations commissioner quits seeking chairmanship

Opinion: Remembering Palo Alto's transportation history

Meet the 7 candidates who want to represent you in Sacramento

PUBLIC AGENDA: Funding Code:ART2, transitional kindergarten policies

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