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Palo Alto schools usher in new era of testing
Students across the Palo Alto Unified School District are sitting down to computers over the next few weeks to take the state's... Last comment 1 hour ago | 23 comments

Cordell: A different solution for Buena Vista
"In recognition of the unique situation and vulnerability of mobile home owners, the State Legislature adopted the Mobilehome... Last comment 32 minutes ago | 52 comments

Caltrain cautious about Palo Alto requests
While the City of Palo Alto is putting its weight behind the importance of restricting access to the rail corridor to prevent... Last comment 13 minutes ago | 37 comments

Battle over Measure A heats up
With 11 days left until Palo Alto's special school parcel-tax election, Measure A campaigners are working to corral support... Last comment 3 hours ago | 78 comments

 
 
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Stanford residences tagged with anti-Semitic graffiti
Three student residences at Stanford University, including the Sigma Alpha Epislon (SAE) fraternity house, were vandalized with swastikas and "anarchy symbols" early Sunday morning, the university said. Monday, 12:41 PM

Palo Alto students take new state tests
Palo Alto students are sitting down to computers over the next few weeks to take the state's new Smarter Balanced Assessments, which mark a shift in how the state measures student performance. Sunday, 10:39 PM | 23 comments

Shop Talk: What's new at Stanford; Bryn Walker moves
True Food Kitchen and Muji come to Stanford mall; Palo Alto boutique Bryn Walker moves from Cowper Street to Homer Avenue. Sunday, 10:39 PM | 4 comments

Cordell: Different solution for Buena Vista families
For the city's relocation assistance ordinance to have any meaning, the extraordinary education provided by Palo Alto schools must be a factor in the comparable housing determination. It is my belief that there is a relocation assistance formula that will fairly address the needs and concerns of both sides in this dispute. Sunday, 10:39 PM | 52 comments

Special edition: Spring Real Estate
From concerns over unoccupied "ghost homes" to a look at what's new on the market, Palo Alto Weekly's Spring Real Estate edition has the latest news on buying and selling residential property. Sunday, 10:53 PM

Google executive among dead in Nepal earthquake
A Google employee was among the hundreds who died as a result of a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal Saturday. Sunday, 9:24 AM

Donkey 'ambassador' to roam Palo Alto
Palo Alto Perry, a 3-foot-high stuffed animal wearing a set of matching saddlebags, is on a sojourn to find out what's lovable in Palo Alto. Sunday, 9:16 AM | 2 comments

Happy Hour brings neighbors together for fun, conversation
Far from the formality of a community meeting, the Barron Park Association Community Happy Hour — the latest in a series of ideas meant to build community — gives residents a chance to put their heads together about neighborhood problems and creative ideas and to infuse the conversation with new voices. Sunday, 9:15 AM

Sofia University enters new era
More than a year after the fallout from a president's surprise resignation and financial crisis, Palo Also psychology school Sofia University is looking to a new president with deep pockets and a broader vision to usher Sofia University, formerly known as the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, into a new era. Saturday, 8:15 AM

What's driving Palo Alto's growing payroll?
The signs of success are striking: new libraries, a renovated City Hall, a rebuilt Art Center and a new downtown just a mile and a half south of the old one. But an equally striking economic resurgence has been taking place behind the scenes in City Hall, in the obscure world of budget amendments, reserve funds, salary adjustments and closed-door labor negotiations. Friday, 7:52 AM | 28 comments

Caltrain cautious about Palo Alto officials' requests
While the City of Palo Alto is putting its weight behind the importance of restricting access to the rail corridor to prevent future suicides, Caltrain has expressed concern about the cost and challenges that some safety upgrades could present. Monday, 9:40 AM | 37 comments

Battle over Measure A heats up

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