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Palo Alto Unified relented after standoff with Stanford
When Palo Alto Unified trustees saw the first draft of an agreement with Stanford related to the university's planned growth,... Last comment 7 hours ago | 26 comments

Stanford, county supervisors give conflicting accounts of talks to restart negotiations
Stanford University has disputed the accounts of two county supervisors that the university's top staff offered lesser benefits... Last comment 5 hours ago | 12 comments

Despite Stanford's objections, county calls for more housing in campus expansion
Stanford University would be required to build more than 2,000 housing units and to offer nearly half of them at below market... Last comment on May 25, 2019 at 9:20 am | 32 comments

Opinion: Palo Alto needs a citywide municipal fiber-to-the-premises utility
The medium of choice for wired telecommunications networks is fiber optics. But the telecom incumbents are reluctant to abandon... Last comment on May 25, 2019 at 5:35 pm | 20 comments

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Teen curates exhibit of art created by San Quentin prisoners
When Gunn High School junior Madison Wenig wrote a research paper on recidivism and discovered the high return rates of prisoners in the United States, she wanted to change a system that she says focuses too much on punishment. Sunday, 8:43 AM

Palo Alto school district to fill leadership vacancies
The Palo Alto school district has hired a new chief business official, two new principals and created a new position focused on community outreach for minority and low-income students and families. Saturday, 9:26 AM | 7 comments

Charter school curbs pass Assembly, but drama foretells compromise
Legislation that would give local school districts more control over charter-school authorizations narrowly passed the California State Assembly Wednesday. Saturday, 11:53 AM | 4 comments

Episode 184: Students speak out 2019
High school students Claire Cheng, Caroline Furrier, Ben Gordon and Arjun Prabhaker discuss issues impacting students in Palo Alto with education reporter Elena Kadvany. Friday, 5:12 PM

Menlo Park woman who paid $15K in college admissions scam pleads guilty
Menlo Park resident Marjorie Klapper pleaded guilty Friday in the national college admissions scam, becoming the fourth parent with Midpeninsula ties to make such a move in federal court. Friday, 2:05 PM | 2 comments

Students: Palo Alto is getting more accepting of alternative post-high-school plans
With graduation next week, student representatives to the Palo Alto school board said this week that a positive shift has happened in recent years towards acceptance of nontraditional post-high-school plans. Friday, 2:42 PM | 22 comments

What's closed and how to get around on Memorial Day
With Memorial Day quickly approaching, we've compiled a list of public city agencies and services that will be operating normally or with limited services this Monday, May 27. Friday, 9:05 AM

Police looking for man who stabbed East Palo Alto resident

'This is not saying we're anti-charter.' Ravenswood school board backs state charter bills

Palo Alto Unified relented after standoff with Stanford

Despite Stanford objections, county calls for more housing in campus expansion

Stanford, county supervisors give conflicting accounts of talks to restart negotiations

Teens accused of robbing Palo Alto woman tracked down in San Jose

City set to pull the plug on sewage-burning incinerators

Fond memories of a friend, a series of bake sales and one boy's hope to fund a cure to cancer

PUBLIC AGENDA: City budget meeting; contract for school chief business officer

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