If it is local and useful, it is on en-us <![CDATA[Portola Valley resident halts apparent burglary]]> A Portola Valley resident came home just in time to prevent an apparent burglary on Wednesday, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.]]> <![CDATA[East Palo Alto man dies in highway hit-and-run]]> A 29-year-old East Palo Alto man died Saturday night after the motorcycle he was riding collided on a Milpitas highway with a vehicle that then fled the scene, according to the California Highway Patrol.]]> <![CDATA[Calave wine bar opens in Palo Alto]]> One block of California Avenue is returning to its boozy roots with the opening of Calave, a wine bar that occupies the site once home to Palo Alto's Mayfield Brewery.]]> <![CDATA[UPDATE: Power restored to Palo Alto residents]]> As of 11:10 a.m. power was fully restored to Palo Alto residents after an outage left more than 1,800 customers without power on July 4, according to Palo Alto Utilities.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford: Firefighters knock down Lake Lagunita fire]]> Palo Alto firefighters responded to a report of vegetation fire near Lake Lagunita at about 12:20 p.m. Friday, according to emergency alerts sent out to the Stanford University community.]]> <![CDATA[A new center for geriatric, palliative care]]> Like all organizations that serve older adults, the Palo Alto Medical Foundation is preparing for a coming tsunami of Baby Boomers entering old age.]]> <![CDATA[Mountain View school district taps Palo Alto administrator as new Stevenson PACT principal]]> Following the sudden departure of former Stevenson PACT principal Tyler Graff, the Mountain View Whisman School District selected an administrator from the nearby Palo Alto Unified School District to take over for the district's choice program.]]> <![CDATA[Caltrain loses bid for exemption from state environmental law on electrification project]]> Caltrain must comply with the state's environmental quality act in electrifying its rail system between San Francisco and San Jose, according to a ruling July 2 by the federal Surface Transportation Board. ]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: retail protection ordinance, formula retail regulations]]> A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of July 6.]]> <![CDATA[How NOT to landscape]]> If you want an attractive front yard that enhances your home and reflects your creativity, avoid these common landscaping errors.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto waives fees for single-story districts]]> Residents of Eichler neighborhoods clamoring for protection from new mansions on their blocks scored a victory Monday night when the council officially struck from the books a fee for requesting bans on two-story homes.]]> <![CDATA[Where Palo Alto students learn in a class of one]]> Imagine a secondary school where homework is actually just classwork because it's done at school, where there are no Advanced Placement classes and the class size never tips over one, with each student receiving individualized attention in every class. It might sound like a pipe dream, but it's not. ]]> <![CDATA[Shop Talk: Fran's Market closes]]> Palo Alto's Fran's Market closes suddenly; owners and customers say the eviction notice came at a bad time.]]> <![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.]]>