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Guest Opinion: Tired of all the virtue signaling?
It is important for us to develop inclusive and positive attitudes to being environmentally friendly. It's difficult enough... Last comment 13 hours ago | 14 comments

Redesign of middle school math elicits both enthusiasm and criticism
Palo Alto Board of Education members and some parents were largely enthused about district leadership's plan to overhaul... Last comment on Dec 14, 2019 at 10:32 pm | 48 comments

School district announces 'bold' proposals to revamp middle school math
The Palo Alto school board will discuss tonight a plan to redesign middle school mathematics, including proposals to eliminate... Last comment 5 hours ago | 56 comments

Palo Alto to ban sales of vaping products
Palo Alto’s campaign against vaping heated up Monday night, when the City Council agreed to ban the sales and distribution... Last comment 17 hours ago | 34 comments

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Around Town: Council renews push to change its policies; car burglaries on the rise
In the latest Around Town column, news about the Palo Alto City Council pushing to clean up its handbook of procedures, tips to stay safe during the holiday shopping season and a national arts nonprofit recognizing local youth. Sunday, 9:04 AM | 1 comments

Podcast: Fixing commissions; Middle school math
Weekly journalists discuss Palo Alto's effort to reform its commission system and a proposal to dramatically shift how math is taught in Palo Alto middle schools. Friday, 3:25 PM

County explores universal basic income for former foster youth
Santa Clara County Supervisors are looking into providing a universal basic income for young adults aging out of the county's foster care system. Saturday, 12:01 PM | 2 comments

Man arrested for Rubrik stabbing charged with attempted murder
A man who allegedly stabbed a co-worker at the Palo Alto headquarters of Rubrik, a cloud data management company, on Wednesday is facing an attempted murder charge, according to Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office. Friday, 4:00 PM | 1 comments

Gunn High student taken into custody for alleged online shooting threat
Palo Alto police early Friday morning apprehended a Gunn High School student who had allegedly threatened a school shooting on social media. Friday, 12:57 PM | 17 comments

New police auditor contract to exclude internal conflicts within PAPD
In its final meeting of the year, the Palo Alto City Council is preparing to approve a new contract with the city's independent police auditors that explicitly excludes investigations of conflicts between officers. Friday, 9:53 AM

Editorial: In its haste to address teen vaping, City Council misses the mark
Why do we expect youth in our community to be any more deterred from buying e-cigarettes and vaping products by prohibiting their sale to adults in Palo Alto? Friday, 6:48 AM | 12 comments

Woman puts up fight against robber on a bike

Churches offer a space to deal with sadness during the holidays

Opinion: Tired of all the virtue signaling?

Holiday Fund: Through the art of debate, students find their voice

Community Notebook: Holiday giving ideas

PUBLIC AGENDA: Amending wireless communication facilities standards; funding for Code:ART2

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