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Should Palo Alto students be required to study computer science?
A Palo Alto Unified committee's recommendation to make computer science a high school graduation requirement has sparked... Last comment 4 hours ago | 10 comments

Verizon wins approval for antenna plan
Verizon Wireless overcame a spotty and, at times, hostile reception from a large group of Palo Alto residents Monday night... Last comment 1 hour ago | 35 comments

Associate pastor resigns after vulgar tweets draw scrutiny
An associate pastor whose vulgar tweets drew criticism last week from two members of the Palo Alto City Council resigned... Last comment 2 hours ago | 46 comments

Former City Auditor slams plan to gut office
When the City Council’s Finance Committee made a surprise move last week to eliminate nearly every position in the Office... Last comment 2 hours ago | 18 comments

 
 
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Committee opts not to slash auditor positions
The Palo Alto City Council's Finance Committee moved Wednesday to reverse a recommendation it issued last week that would have dramatically downsized the Office of the City Auditor. Wednesday, 4:35 PM | 4 comments

Former Weekly reporter Don Kazak dies
Don Kazak, who joined the Palo Alto Weekly staff when the paper was launched in 1979 and remained for almost 30 years as a reporter and editor, died May 16 in Palo Alto from complications of hypertension. He was 71. Wednesday, 4:21 PM

Health care workers file ballot initiative to limit overcharges
More than 3,500 health care workers have signed a petition supporting a ballot initiative submitted to the city of Palo Alto for the November election seeking to prevent hospital overcharges, an employee union announced Wednesday. Wednesday, 3:02 PM

Former city auditor slams plan to gut office
When the City Council's Finance Committee made a surprise move last week to eliminate nearly every position in the Office of the City Auditor, council members framed the shift as one that will boost productivity and save money. Tuesday, 7:22 PM | 18 comments

School board approves superintendent's contract
With little discussion, the Palo Alto school board voted 4-1 Tuesday to approve a three-year contract with Don Austin, the district's new superintendent.
Tuesday, 10:10 PM | 16 comments

School board eyes special-education investment
Palo Alto school board members, staff and parents were largely heartened Tuesday by a district plan to allocate $2.4 million over the next two years to improve special-education services, with trustees requesting more details before they take action on the budget requests. Wednesday, 11:32 AM

Should students be required to study computer science?
A Palo Alto Unified committee's recommendation to make computer science a high school graduation requirement has sparked opposition among students. Wednesday, 9:17 AM | 10 comments

Residents submit signatures for initiative on office growth
On Tuesday, a group of Palo Alto residents handed off a stack of signed petitions seeking to set a new and smaller limit on office growth. Tuesday, 4:53 PM | 21 comments

Opinion: Eliminating audit staff is a stunningly bad idea
Losing these city auditors in Palo Alto will deprive the public of employees who understand the city's operations and who have collectively built institutional memory. Wednesday, 9:28 AM | 8 comments

Paly principal returns from medical leave

Verizon wins approval for antenna plan

Worker dies in accident at Stanford housing

District releases minimal info on new supe

Pastor resigns after tweets draw scrutiny

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The Palo Alto voter's guide to the primary

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2018 guide to summer camps

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