PaloAltoOnline.com http://paloaltoonline.com If it is local and useful, it is on PaloAltoOnline.com. en-us <![CDATA[Palo Alto seeks ideas for new traffic-fighting nonprofit]]> From Emeryville to Boston, nonprofits called "transportation management associations" have sprung up in the last few decades to expand transit use, encouraging walking and biking and dramatically reduce the percentage of drivers who commute alone. Now, as Palo Alto prepares to launch its own traffic-fighting nonprofit, city officials are looking for inspiration both from other cities and from local businesses and residents.]]> <![CDATA[Caltrain reports fatality near Mountain View station]]> A man was struck and killed by a Caltrain south of the Mountain View Caltrain Station Thursday afternoon.]]> <![CDATA[Rob de Geus tapped to lead Community Services Department]]> Palo Alto didn't have to look long or far to find a new leader for its busy Community Services Department. Rob de Geus, a department veteran who is well known to local golfers, park lovers and community center patrons, was tapped Thursday to serve as the department director.]]> <![CDATA[New development on Forest Avenue to include 13 housing units]]> A proposal to redevelop a 0.52 acre lot in downtown Palo Alto is currently percolating, with the 13 new residential units at 430 Forest Ave. to replace the current AAA office building.]]> <![CDATA[Survey: Palo Altans love their neighborhoods but are miffed by development]]> Palo Altans generally feel rosy about their hometown, but attitudes tend to sour when the conversation shifts to housing, land use and the quality of new developments.]]> <![CDATA[Palantir co-founder accused of sexual assault]]> Joe Lonsdale, the co-founder of Palo Alto software company Palantir and a partner at the venture capital firm Formation 8, has been accused of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and other charges in a civil lawsuit filed on Jan. 27 in San Francisco.]]> <![CDATA[Two men wanted after armed robbery at Fry's]]> Palo Alto police are looking for two men who they say committed armed robbery at Fry's Electronics on Wednesday afternoon and took off with three video-game consoles.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford University swimmer faces felony sex-assault charges]]> The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office filed five charges Tuesday against a Stanford University freshman for felony sexual assault related to a Jan. 18 on-campus incident that was reportedly stopped by students passing by.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto students to school board: 'It's not Gunn's fault']]> Scores of Gunn High School students flooded the district's usually sparsely filled board room on Tuesday night to speak out in defense of their school in the wake of a classmate's death this weekend -- and to demand immediate, bold changes that reach beyond tackling academic stress.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto school board approves increased parcel tax]]> The Palo Alto school board unanimously passed just after midnight on Wednesday a $758, six-year parcel tax that will come before voters on a mail-in ballot this May.
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<![CDATA[Family: Student had suffered from depression]]> The parents of a Palo Alto student who died by suicide on Jan. 24 have released a statement saying that their son had struggled with depression. ]]> <![CDATA[Rev. Jesse Jackson to East Palo Alto: Fight gentrification]]> East Palo Alto residents must fight to keep their city, and the Rev. Jesse Jackson encouraged them to organize. Otherwise, residents will be pushed out by gentrification, a process that hasn't changed in communities of color since Jackson, 73, began fighting it in the 1960s, he said.]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: Page Mill Road development, Highway 101 overpass]]> A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Jan. 26.]]> <![CDATA[VIDEO/MULTIMEDIA: Palo Alto Online archive]]> A compilation of video content from the Palo Alto Weekly and Palo Alto Online staff.]]>