If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2015 Palo Alto Online <![CDATA[Merchants go public with Meet The Street event]]> Call it a block party that the whole city is invited to attend. Palo Alto will kick off its inaugural Meet The Street event on Oct. 8 from 5-9 p.m., with food, fashion, music and more.]]> <![CDATA[Reaching for service, adventure with an encore career]]> Los Altos couple's recently self-published book, "From Silicon Valley to Swaziland," recounts their 18-month adventure in Africa and work through a nonprofit agency to help build small businesses and youth entrepreneurship.]]> <![CDATA[Mayor commits to eradicating homelessness among veterans]]> Citing the deaths of two unhoused women in Palo Alto parks two years ago as emblematic of the need to end homelessness in the city, Palo Alto Mayor Karen Holman announced on Friday that as a first step she will sign the White House Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness.]]> <![CDATA[Guest Opinion: On homelessness, and those who strive to help]]> To end homelessness we need to come together as a community. As community members, business owners and service providers we need to know the people staying on the streets as best we can so that we might know how to help them in their struggle. ]]> <![CDATA[Duathlon champ makes a world comeback after near-fatal crash]]> Palo Alto bicyclist and runner George Pierce doesn't remember anything about the collision with a truck that almost killed him, but he is very clear about what saved him: faith, forgiveness and an unrelenting refusal to succumb to fear.]]> <![CDATA[VIDEO: On this week's Behind the Headlines]]> On this week's half-hour webcast, "Behind the Headlines," Weekly Editor in Chief Jocelyn Dong and reporters Elena Kadvany and Sue Dremann discuss a just-released Stanford sexual-violence report and student activism around the topic.]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: human trafficking, enrollment data, Local Solar Plan]]> A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Oct. 5.]]> <![CDATA[Student pushes Stanford to address the 'Scary Path']]> One Stanford University sophomore has made it her mission to make a 0.1-mile dirt path, dubbed the "Scary Path," safer for students, pushing the university administration to either pave and light it or consider alternatives.]]> <![CDATA[Editorial: Don't let the bed bugs bite]]> A new threat is on the loose, one that could forever change the world's perception of Palo Alto as a vibrant and healthy oasis with a quality of life worthy of its inflated real estate prices -- bed bugs.]]> <![CDATA[Four-story hotel proposed for El Camino Real]]> A proposal to demolish a two-story motel on El Camino Real and replace it with a 50-foot-tall hotel elicited early skepticism from Palo Alto officials Thursday, with several members of the city's Architectural Review Board urging the project architect to think smaller.]]> <![CDATA[One-third of Stanford women experience sexual misconduct, survey finds]]> In the wake of the release of what Stanford University leadership called "striking and troubling" findings on sexual assault from a long-awaited campus climate survey, students and faculty critics are speaking out against what they describe as misleading data that presents a warped picture of the prevalence of sexual assault at Stanford.]]> <![CDATA[School documents and source materials]]> In addition to documents and other original source material linked within news stories, other material obtained from the Palo Alto school district in the course of our reporting that may be of interest the public is posted here.]]> <![CDATA[VIDEO/MULTIMEDIA: Palo Alto Online archive]]> A compilation of video content from the Palo Alto Weekly and Palo Alto Online staff.]]>