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Palo Alto faces lawsuit over 'residents-only' policy at Foothills Park
A group of civil rights organizations and residents filed a lawsuit against Palo Alto on Tuesday in a bid to repeal a contentious... Last comment 9 hours ago | 58 comments

To combat vacancies, Palo Alto may repeal 'retail protection' law
With businesses buckling during the economic shutdown, a bitterly divided City Council took a step on Monday toward reversing... Last comment 13 hours ago | 17 comments

Palo Alto approves 'safe parking' for vehicle dwellers
A parking lot near the Palo Alto Baylands will be transformed into a shelter for vehicle dwellers, equipped with a shower,... Last comment on Sep 17, 2020 at 7:16 pm | 11 comments

State moves Santa Clara County to red tier, allowing more businesses to reopen
Santa Clara County has moved to the less restrictive red tier in California's color-coded classification system that determines... Last comment on Sep 15, 2020 at 7:50 pm | 10 comments

 
 
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As U.S. bans WeChat, local Chinese Americans face loss of tool that's become integral to their lives
The popular Chinese-owned mobile app WeChat, which has been the main communications lifeblood for local Chinese Americans, could see a mass exodus of its users after the U.S. Department of Commerce banned it from mobile app stores. Friday, 9:37 PM

School from an RV: One family's rocky journey through distance learning
The living situations for a small number of homeless students in Palo Alto Unified bring to light deep inequities at play with distance learning. Friday, 6:59 AM | 8 comments

With new zoning tool, Palo Alto looks to relieve housing drought
As Palo Alto looks to revise its zoning code to encourage more affordable housing, the City Council remains split on a crucial question: Affordable for whom? Thursday, 12:17 PM | 1 comments

With new deal, communities seek to cement partnership on land use concerns
After banding over shared concerns about Stanford University's growth plan, city and county officials in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties are preparing to sign a "Land Use Compact" that would sustain the newly forged partnership. Friday, 5:08 PM

Air hugs and weekly testing: Inside one private school's first day back at school
Wednesday was the first day of the new academic year at Synapse School in Menlo Park, one of 21 San Mateo County schools that have been granted waivers to reopen in person for elementary grades. Friday, 6:58 AM

New research hints at possible life on Venus
A landmark study published this week found a chemical suspended in the clouds of Venus that could be early proof of life on a planet previously thought to be uninhabitable. Thursday, 10:04 AM | 2 comments

Bridging the gap: Hubs equip Ravenswood students with the support they need
About 76 Ravenswood City School District students returned to campuses this week in new learning hubs created by the district in partnership with local nonprofits to offer free in-person spaces to students to access distance learning. Thursday, 6:05 PM | 2 comments

Want to get to know your local candidates? Here's a calendar of election debates, forums
We've compiled a list of election debates and forums taking place virtually for Midpeninsula voters ahead of the Nov. 3 election. Wednesday, 11:20 AM | 4 comments

A long way to go: Retiring Youth Community Services head assesses progress on empowering young people
As Leif Erickson retires from Youth Community Services after 21 years of service, he reflects on the changes and challenges facing today's youth. Those challenges still run deep, even as the community has made great strides. Friday, 6:59 AM

Guest Opinion: Palo Alto Utilities' dilemma — it's really ours, too

Full containment of CZU Lightning Complex fires is expected Sunday

Spare the Air alert issued for Saturday

Santa Clara County cracks down on hospitals falling behind on COVID-19 testing

New 'planned home' zone could be tested with 119-unit project

Here's when elementary, middle and high school students could return to school under proposal

This year, your voting center might be staffed by your grandchildren

To fill long-vacant city auditor role, Palo Alto set to hire international firm

Fire evacuation warnings sparked confusion for some Palo Alto Hills residents

Palo Alto faces lawsuit over 'residents-only' policy at Foothills Park

Motorcyclist dies in rear-end collision near Dumbarton Bridge

House fire displaces family, forces evacuations

Coronavirus central: Santa Clara County surpasses 20K total cases

PUBLIC AGENDA: Changes to inclusionary-housing rules; proposed school reopening dates

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