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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 3 hours ago | 21 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 on Mar 18, 2019 at 11:49 am | 35 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 6 hours ago | 98 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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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 | 35 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 | 13 comments

New Stanford artificial intelligence institute focuses on humanitarianism
Stanford University plans to tackle some of the world's most critical problems through its new Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, which was formally ushered in through a daylong symposium on Monday. Monday, 8:40 PM | 8 comments

Two students continue lawsuit over college admissions scandal
Two students have dropped out of a federal lawsuit filed over the college admissions cheating scandal but two others are continuing their claims in a new lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in San Jose on Friday. Tuesday, 9:13 AM | 4 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

County calls on Stanford to ramp up staff housing
Santa Clara County may require Stanford University to nearly quadruple the number of housing units it has to produce for faculty and staff to secure permission for its ambitious campus-expansion plan. Friday, 12:23 AM | 21 comments

Guest Opinion: Lessons parents should learn from the college-admissions scandal
Last week's college-admissions scandal can teach parents one of two lessons: create your own broad definition of success and parent your kids out of hope and conviction, or default to our culture's narrow definition of success and act out of fear and anxiety. Monday, 6:05 PM | 3 comments

Parents, students rally to demand support from Stanford

Ravenswood, KIPP consider keeping charter at current site

Palo Alto approaches key decision on grade separation

Ex-global equity firm exec, a grad of Gunn High, implicated in admissions scam

Guest Opinion: Making the college-admissions system more equitable

FPPC continues probe of Kniss' campaign

Opinion: SB 50 undermines single-family neighborhoods, diversity

PUBLIC AGENDA: Grade separations contract; utilities rate changes

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