If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2015 Palo Alto Online <![CDATA[Sen. Jerry Hill calls for 'Oughta Be A Law ... or Not' contest submissions]]> State Sen. Jerry Hill's eighth annual "Oughta Be a Law ... or Not" contest, where people are invited to suggest ideas for new state legislation, is open, Hill announced Friday, Nov. 27. ]]> <![CDATA[Two-story homes banned in Greer Park North]]> In a decision that left the majority in the audience cheering and a sizable minority seething, Palo Alto officials agreed early Tuesday morning to ban two-story homes in the Greer Park North neighborhood.]]> <![CDATA[Council deals a blow to contested University Avenue project]]> The bitter tug-of-war between a developer looking to construct a four-story building on University Avenue and neighbors who say the proposal is too massive for the area will likely extend deep into next year after the City Council demanded on Monday a fresh round of public hearings and design revisions for the controversial project.]]> <![CDATA[Community Notebook: 20 local organizations receive grants]]> In anticipation of Giving Tuesday, a global effort to celebrate charitable giving, the Palo Alto-based Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announced Monday its distribution of $500,000 to 20 local organizations providing critical services to women.]]> <![CDATA[Bomb squad detonates grenade at Stanford Research Park]]> A building at Stanford Research Park was evacuated Monday afternoon after a construction crew discovered a hand grenade while digging at the site, triggering a response from the county bomb squad.]]> <![CDATA[Community Notebook: City to hold tree lighting ceremony Dec. 4]]> Residents will be able to ring in the Christmas season at the 5th annual City of Palo Alto Tree Lighting Ceremony at Lytton Plaza on Friday, Dec. 4.
<![CDATA[Stewards of Bol Park path give it new life]]> From its inception, Bol Park and its path have been a rallying point for Palo Alto's Barron Park neighborhood. The gaping, 400-foot-long gash in the verdant border along Bol Park path has become a rallying cry for nine Barron Park residents who want to restore vegetation following VA Palo Alto Healthcare System's expansion project.]]> <![CDATA[Holiday Guide to Everything]]> Check out our Holiday Guide to Everything, including where to get inexpensive stocking stuffers, recipes for winter cocktails, a roundup of holiday events and more to make your season bright.]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: single-story overly, dewatering, CLEAN program]]> A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Nov. 30.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto residents pumped up about groundwater 'waste']]> With California's drought stretching through its fourth year, the sight of water gushing out of Palo Alto's construction sites has drained the patience of Keith Bennett and his neighbors in the Crescent Park, Old Palo Alto and Community Center neighborhoods. ]]> <![CDATA[DreamCatchers helps underserved students achieve academic success]]> DreamCatchers afterschool program offers fun projects to teach low-income middle school students complicated math subjects, as well as units on "healthy behaviors" and "building dreams," to help students understand what is necessary to reach their goals.]]> <![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.]]>