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Above ground or below? The fight over utility boxes comes to Green Acres
Utility wires may be out of sight in the Green Acres I, where they are tucked away in underground vaults, but they are hardly... Last comment 32 minutes ago | 12 comments

Board questions historic analysis of Castilleja expansion
As Castilleja School moves ahead with its divisive expansion plan, project proponents often cite the Palo Alto institution's... Last comment 2 hours ago | 12 comments

Top-ranked but 'viscerally' disappointing: New book details one family's challenging year in Palo Alto schools
Teru Clavel, a mother with a masters degree in comparative international education, has sharp criticism for the Palo Alto... Last comment 2 hours ago | 70 comments

Palo Alto's push for more housing spreads to San Antonio
Facing a shortage of housing proposals, Palo Alto is now considering a move that would have been virtually unthinkable just... Last comment on Sep 14, 2019 at 10:24 pm | 26 comments

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Trump to lunch in Portola Valley
With many conflicting rumors swirling in the past few days, it's been confirmed that President Donald Trump's Bay Area fundraiser luncheon today will be in Portola Valley. Tuesday, 9:56 AM

Business tax proposal moves ahead in Palo Alto
Palo Alto forged ahead Monday toward placing a business tax on the 2020 ballot when the City Council majority signaled its support for charging local companies to pay for big-ticket transportation projects. Tuesday, 8:03 AM

New rule on electric equipment sparks neighborhood opposition
Palo Alto residents who enjoy the benefits of having all electric equipment underground and who wish to keep it that way for the foreseeable future will have to pay for that privilege under new rules. Monday, 8:58 PM | 8 comments

Man shot in the head by his son in case of mistaken identity
A 42-year-old Sunnyvale man was allegedly shot by his son in a possible case of mistaken identity in East Palo Alto, according to police and the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office. Tuesday, 9:51 AM

Former Palo Alto school employee killed in Mountain View collision
The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office has identified two people who died in a fiery head-on collision in Mountain View on Friday, Sept. 13. Tuesday, 9:48 AM

Episode 199: A hospital for the future
Dr. George Tingwald, medical planning director for Stanford Health Care, gives an overview of what's inside the new Stanford Hospital and gives insight into the planning involved to help the institution deliver top-notch medical care. Friday, 6:19 PM | 1 comments

Palo Alto banks on county funds to plan for rail redesign
Palo Alto's ever-shifting plans for redesigning its rail corridor are about to get a welcome boost from the Santa Clara VTA, the agency in charge of distributing funds for rail improvements from a 2016 tax measure. Friday, 4:14 PM | 9 comments

School district: No more international field trips for elementary students
Palo Alto Unified will no longer allow school-sponsored international field trips for elementary school students, leading to the cancellation of a popular, longtime trip to Mexico. Monday, 8:55 AM | 29 comments

After 10 years of work, new Stanford Hospital hosts community open house
A $2 billion expansion a decade in the making, Stanford Hospital is getting ready to debut its new facility at two community days this weekend, Sept. 14-15. Friday, 6:51 AM | 10 comments

Five things to know now about California's new vaccine law
California has a new vaccination law on the books. It cracks down on inappropriate use of medical exemptions that allow kids to skip some or all vaccines and still enter school. Monday, 1:54 PM | 3 comments

Around Town: Persky's short-lived job; no end in sight for 'Blue Trees' project

New book details one family's challenges in local schools

Board questions historic analysis of Castilleja expansion

Palo Alto's push for more housing spreads to San Antonio

Foundation's $3.5M donation to Ravenswood Middle signals optimism about new leadership

PUBLIC AGENDA: Potential 2020 tax measure; Cubberley lease negotiations

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