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Frustrated, still, by ongoing lack of progress on achievement gap, district to focus on improving middle schools
The Palo Alto school district is planning a "complete reboot" of its middle schools after years of failed efforts to systematically... Last comment 39 minutes ago | 36 comments

The price of 'paradise': Palo Altans love their hometown but the stress of living in the heart of Silicon Valley is growing
In celebration of the Palo Alto Weekly's 40th anniversary, news staff wanted to examine what the city is like today in light... Last comment 12 hours ago | 45 comments

New transportation chief looks to raise resident engagement
For years, Palo Alto leaders have talked about the need to launch new transportation initiatives, only to see their plans... Last comment 15 hours ago | 32 comments

Despite community and staff pleas, Ravenswood school board votes for external superintendent search
The Ravenswood City school board voted 3-1 on Thursday night, with Vice President Stephanie Fitch dissenting and President... Last comment on Oct 15, 2019 at 11:15 pm | 18 comments

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"Domes in the desert"
At an abandoned hotel n the West Bank. Submitted by Laurie Naiman on Oct 20, 2017


Facebook donates $25M for teacher housing project
A plan to build housing in Palo Alto for regional teachers and school staff has received a major boost: a $25 million donation from social media giant Facebook. Thursday, 12:31 PM | 15 comments

Housing agency eyes complex rehabilitation of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park
A complex rehabilitation lies ahead for Buena Vista Mobile Home Park, where the Santa Clara County Housing Authority is parting with nonprofit Caritas and taking charge of park improvements itself. Thursday, 4:34 PM | 8 comments

Palo Alto police sergeant involved in forceful Buena Vista arrest retires
Wayne Benitez, the police sergeant who was captured by a surveillance camera slamming a man onto a car hood during an arrest at Buena Vista Mobile Home Park, is no longer employed at the Palo Alto Police Department. Wednesday, 11:13 AM | 10 comments

A 'chronic public health issue': Stanford officials troubled by sexual assault data
Nearly 40% of undergraduate women who have been at Stanford University for four years have experienced some form of nonconsensual sexual contact, according to results from a campus climate survey. Wednesday, 12:01 PM | 5 comments

Menlo Park murder suspect appears in court for preliminary hearing
Francis Wolke, the 27-year-old Cincinnati man charged with killing former Atherton town arborist Kathy Hughes Anderson in her Menlo Park home last year, appeared at a preliminary hearing in San Mateo County Superior Court on Thursday. Thursday, 5:14 PM

Kalra joins county workers' picket lines on ninth day of strikes
Santa Clara County workers striking for the ninth day Thursday were joined on the picket lines by Assemblyman Ash Kalra, D-San Jose. Thursday, 5:27 PM

Palo Alto woman says Harvey Weinstein tried to rape her when she was his assistant
A native of Britain and Palo Alto mother of four, Rowena Chiu had her own #MeToo story about Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein for 21 years. She kept it a secret -- until now. Tuesday, 8:00 AM | 4 comments

Missing tech CEO last seen in Palo Alto found dead in San Jose

Menlo Park woman sentenced to three weeks in prison for role in college admissions scam

Palo Alto explores new ways to settle giant pension bill

Frustrated by achievement gap, school district to focus on improving middle schools

The price of 'paradise': Palo Altans love their hometown but the stress of living in the heart of Silicon Valley is growing

PUBLIC AGENDA: Vote on Old Palo Alto parking program; discussion on community gardens guidelines

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