If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2016 Palo Alto Online <![CDATA[Arguments made in federal lawsuit by owners of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park]]> Arguments were made Thursday in a federal courtroom in San Jose on a lawsuit seeking an injunction from conditions placed by the city of Palo Alto surrounding the closure of a mobile home park owned by a family looking for a way out of the business.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park fire district gets OK from FAA to operate drone]]> It's taken almost two years, but the Menlo Park Fire Protection District is now authorized by the FAA to operate a portable drone to help in observing a fire or other emergency situation.]]> <![CDATA[Local organizations to be recognized at Acterra Business Environmental Awards]]> The 26th annual Acterra Business Environmental Awards ceremony -- which recognizes Bay Area companies and organizations for environmental leadership, sustainability and innovation -- will be held on Thursday at Intuit in Mountain View.]]> <![CDATA[Faircourt's bid to ban two-story homes rejected]]> An effort to ban new two-story homes in the Eichler enclave of Faircourt faltered Wednesday night after a series of last-minute detraction dragged the petition just below the needed signature threshold.]]> <![CDATA[Policy passed by Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors allows requests for change of measure letter]]> The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors passed a policy Tuesday that will help voters differentiate between local measures of the past and present that share the same letter and cover similar issues.]]> <![CDATA[High-speed rail launches study for Peninsula segment]]> With plans accelerating for the Bay Area segment of California's high-speed rail line, Palo Alto officials this week called for a more inclusive process in designing the train system and renewed their calls for rail officials to "grade separate" the new bullet trains from crossing traffic.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto school board approves full-day kindergarten for all]]> All kindergartners entering the Palo Alto Unified School District this fall and in future years will attend school for a full day under a proposal the school board approved Tuesday night, despite opposition from parents and a claim that the majority of kindergarten teachers do not support this shift.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto school board approves 12 percent pay increases for teachers]]> The Palo Alto school board approved Tuesday night in a 4-to-1 vote a 12 percent base salary increase for teachers over three years, with all but one board member arguing that that level of pay hike is necessary to help the district retain and attract high-quality teachers.]]> <![CDATA[Video released in fatal Christmas shooting in Palo Alto]]> Officers who fatally shot a mentally ill man on a Palo Alto street on Christmas Day were justified when they discharged their weapons, the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office has determined.]]> <![CDATA[Residents call for 'road diet' to curb accidents on Middlefield]]> For John Guislin and his neighbors on Middlefield Road, screeching tires and clanging metal have become increasingly familiar sounds in recent years. To curb the recent rash of traffic accidents, residents are now petitioning the city to create a "road diet" on Middlefield, which would reduce the number of lanes.]]> <![CDATA[Independent groups pump cash into Assembly campaign]]> With the crowded race to succeed Assemblyman Rich Gordon in the 24th District heading into the final stretch, independent political action committees are throwing hundreds of thousands of dollars into the contest in hopes of influencing the outcome. So far, Palo Alto City Councilman Marc Berman has been the chief beneficiary.]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: Golf course, full-day kindergarten, bike bridge]]> A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of May 23. ]]> <![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.]]>