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Just three weeks ago, it was hard to imagine the imminent human and economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. Yet here we... Last comment on Jun 9, 2020 at 10:46 am | 43 comments

School board endorses plan for new academic year
In Palo Alto, the school board unanimously OK'd the district's plan Friday for reopening schools with some tweaks, including... Last comment 9 hours ago | 124 comments

Opinion: Non-elected regional bodies are threatening Palo Alto's neighborhoods
July 10 will be the last chance to appeal dramatic changes by two non-elected regional bodies that will threaten the character... Last comment 17 hours ago | 88 comments

Black in Palo Alto: Longtime residents describe painful toll of everyday racism
Five African Americans, all longtime local residents who have endured painful and repeated incidents of racial discrimination... Last comment on Jul 8, 2020 at 11:05 pm | 45 comments

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Artists block street to guard new Black Lives Matter mural
A group of demonstrators has parked cars on top of the new Black Lives Matter mural on Hamilton Avenue, guarding it against wear-and-tear of traffic and concerned the image of a convicted police killer could be erased. Thursday, 11:31 AM | 63 comments

State's ambitious housing targets spur anxieties in city
After falling woefully short of their own housing goals, Palo Alto leaders are bracing for a daunting new assignment: a state mandate that may force them to plan for more than 5,000 units by 2031. Thursday, 8:51 AM | 14 comments

Woman arrested in 1993 homicide of her daughter
Twenty-seven years after a 3-year-old girl was found unresponsive in her family's East Palo Alto home, investigators have arrested her mother in connection with her homicide, police said. Wednesday, 4:58 PM | 2 comments

Tech companies, research institutes cash in on federal loan program
Research institutes, tech companies and hotels were among the biggest local beneficiaries of the federal Paycheck Protection Program, with some recipients getting loans of over $5 million, according to new data. Wednesday, 1:47 PM | 4 comments

Guest Opinion: Open streets to save Palo Alto
As we've seen in states with low cases and rapid opening, people only gradually return to in-person spending. If as a community we don't rapidly act to help retailers survive, they will not. Thursday, 2:07 PM | 6 comments

'Heartbreaking' but 'imperative': Stanford to cut nearly a third of its varsity sport teams
After the 2020-21 season, Stanford University will discontinue 11 of its 36 varsity sports teams as it faces a growing budget deficit. Wednesday, 12:15 PM | 11 comments

School board puts parcel tax on November ballot, expecting challenging path to approval
The school board decided Tuesday night to place a parcel tax renewal on the November ballot, partially out of concern that the measure might not pass the first time. Wednesday, 9:33 AM | 13 comments

Coronavirus central: 132 new cases surface in Santa Clara County

Longtime school board member to seek seat on county Board of Education

Gunn High teacher Greer Stone joins race for City Council

Palo Alto native, graduate announces bid for school board

County gains state clearance for plan to reopen economy

Activist group calls on city to 'desegregate' Foothills Park

Palo Alto school board endorses plan for new academic year

Nonprofit Youth Community Service announces new executive director

PUBLIC AGENDA: Forum on police reform, discussion on Plan Bay Area 2050

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