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County calls on Stanford to ramp up faculty housing
Stanford University may need to quadruple the number of housing units it has to produce for its employees under its ambitious... Last comment 4 hours ago | 29 comments

Pressure over college admissions 'out of control'
A multimillion-dollar college admissions bribery scandal that involved both Palo Alto area parents and hundreds of thousands... Last comment 13 hours ago | 36 comments

Local parents, Stanford coach indicted in college-admissions scandal
Numerous local parents and a Stanford University coach are among the dozens indicted in a nationwide college-admissions investigation... Last comment 12 hours ago | 99 comments

FPPC continues probe of Kniss' campaign
When the state Fair Political Practice Commission opened its probe into Palo Alto Councilwoman's Liz Kniss alleged campaign... Last comment on Mar 18, 2019 at 6:50 am | 39 comments

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Embattled Ravenswood superintendent forced to resign
Three weeks after placing the Ravenswood City School District's controversial superintendent on paid administrative leave, the Board of Education quietly -- and unanimously -- accepted her resignation in a special closed-session meeting on Tuesday night. Wednesday, 1:08 PM | 12 comments

Bedside intruder interrupts woman's study session
A man who trespassed into an apartment surprised a Palo Alto woman when he entered her bedroom early Sunday morning, according to Palo Alto police.
Wednesday, 5:40 PM | 3 comments

Report: Police shooting that killed Palo Alto teacher was justified
A San Mateo County District Attorney's investigation has cleared Redwood City police officers who fatally shot a Palo Alto teacher in the yard of his home in December. Wednesday, 9:24 PM | 5 comments

Palo Alto punts decisions on rail redesign, adds $500K to budget
Palo Alto's tortuous effort to choose new designs for its four rail crossings shifted yet again this week when City Council members agreed to push the timeline for a decision until October and to set up a new working group to consider the big question of funding. Wednesday, 9:40 AM | 14 comments

Milk Pail Market, a Mountain View institution for 45 years, to close
After 45 years in Mountain View, the popular Milk Pail Market will be closing its doors permanently. Tuesday, 2:00 PM | 30 comments

City prepares for sea level rise
With rising tides threatening to submerge the Palo Alto Baylands by mid-century, city officials agreed on Monday that they need to explore new barriers -- both physical and legislative -- to protect coastal areas from sea level rise. Tuesday, 12:26 AM | 63 comments

Episode 175: Unpacking the college admissions bribery scandal
Palo Alto college adviser John Raftrey discusses with Weekly journalists the implications of a multimillion-dollar nationwide admissions bribery scandal. Monday, 8:15 AM | 6 comments

New Stanford artificial intelligence institute focuses on humanitarianism

Former U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to return to Stanford fellowship

County earmarks $900K to help feed seniors

County calls on Stanford to ramp up staff housing

Guest Opinion: Lessons parents should learn from the college-admissions scandal

Two students continue lawsuit over college admissions scandal

Parents, students rally to demand support from Stanford

PUBLIC AGENDA: Grade separations contract; utilities rate changes

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