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Santa Clara County restaurants, congregations can resume indoor service as COVID-19 cases drop
Restaurants and congregations in Santa Clara County will be able to reopen for indoor service on Wednesday under a revised... Last comment 11 hours ago | 38 comments

Palo Alto Unified's youngest students return to school with a new set of norms
About 650 transitional kindergarten, kindergarten and first-grade students went back to campus in person on Monday following... Last comment on Oct 18, 2020 at 2:12 pm | 22 comments

Editorial: Burt, Lauing, Stone, Kou for City Council
The Palo Alto Weekly editorial board's recommendations for council reflect a desire to choose candidates who have the governance... Last comment on Oct 13, 2020 at 10:01 am | 57 comments

Editorial: DiBrienza, Collins, Ladomirak for school board
Out of a strong field, we recommend Jennifer DiBrienza, Todd Collins and Jesse Ladomirak for the Palo Alto school board. Read... Last comment on Oct 17, 2020 at 1:10 pm | 19 comments

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With new parking garage, Palo Alto looks to drive workers out of residential neighborhoods
When a parking garage near California Avenue opens next month, it will stand out as both one of the largest structures in Palo Alto's "second downtown" and as a conspicuous symbol of the city's new approach to managing parking spots. Wednesday, 2:13 PM

Bucking state's relaxed guidelines for large venues, county to keep stadiums, theme parks closed
Professional sporting events will not be allowed to have audiences and theme parks will not resume operation anytime soon in Santa Clara County, despite the state's decision that allows them to reopen, county leaders said on Tuesday. Tuesday, 5:16 PM | 2 comments

DOJ accuses Google of illegally running a monopoly on internet searches
Google, which once adopted the motto "don't be evil," was accused Tuesday of illegally maintaining a monopoly position in internet search in the U.S. through anticompetitive and exclusionary tactics. Tuesday, 5:29 PM

Plummeting revenues threaten planned public safety building
With the local economy in tatters and city revenues on a steep decline, Palo Alto is preparing to reconsider its most ambitious infrastructure project: the new public safety building that is slated to go up near California Avenue. Tuesday, 12:48 AM | 22 comments

East Palo Alto voters face proposed hotel tax increase on ballot
This November, East Palo Alto residents will be revisiting a proposed hotel tax that hasn't been touched since it was first adopted more than 20 years ago. Wednesday, 5:22 PM

Good policy or ballot blackmail? Union keeps taking its fights with health industry to voters
SEIU-UHW president Dave Regan has become known as a labor leader who uses ballot initiatives to needle corporate adversaries. Wednesday, 9:36 AM

Election Guide 2020
We've compiled an election guide so local voters can educate themselves about the candidates and measures on the Nov. 3 ballot. Wednesday, 5:29 PM

Commissioners bristle at council's push to exert more control over advisory bodies
A new effort by the City Council to strengthen its control over the city's commission system is facing backlash from some of the commissioners, who argue that the rules will chill free speech. Tuesday, 9:51 AM | 19 comments

Will charter school politics — and money — influence the local Santa Clara County school board race?
With Election Day less than three weeks away, outside money is pouring into the Santa Clara County Board of Education Area 1 race, with charter school proponents making large contributions to incumbent Grace Mah. Saturday, 3:26 PM | 29 comments

Editorial: Our election recommendations
Learn about the Palo Alto Weekly's recommendations on local, regional and statewide candidates and measures, in addition to California propositions, on the Nov. 3 general election ballot. Friday, 6:55 AM | 20 comments

Mystery behind donated photo album leads woman on search for long-lost family connection

Guest Opinion: Halloween during a pandemic doesn't have to be scary

With election integrity at top of mind, what is the county doing to keep your votes secure?

Police on search for duo in overnight crime spree

Guest Opinions: Arguments for, against Caltrain's Measure RR

To help small businesses, county supervisors propose $100M loan program

Guest Opinions: Arguments for, against Santa Clara Valley Water District's Measure S

Amid reopening anxieties, school district to provide COVID-19 testing for staff

Seven East Palo Alto City Council candidates seek to set city on a promising path

VIDEOS: Watch the Ravenswood school board candidates discuss top issues

Want to get to know your local candidates? Here's a calendar of election debates, forums

What you need to know about the 10 City Council candidates and what they stand for

Coronavirus central: Santa Clara County nears 100 hospitalized patients

PUBLIC AGENDA: Discussions on litigation over excessive-force claim, Foothills Park access

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