PaloAltoOnline.com http://paloaltoonline.com If it is local and useful, it is on PaloAltoOnline.com. en-us <![CDATA[Edgewood Plaza's Fresh Market grocery store to close]]> Edgewood Plaza's Fresh Market grocery store in Palo Alto will close by March 31, the company announced on Thursday.
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<![CDATA[Palo Alto tries to get a piece of the 'sharing economy']]> It's called the "sharing economy," but Palo Alto officials are growing increasingly concerned that the city isn't getting its fair share from Airbnb and other services that allow visitors to rent rooms in local homes without paying hotel taxes.]]> <![CDATA[La bella vita: Care and taste abound at Arte Ristorante]]> From zuppa to pesce, the menu at 3-month-old Arte Ristorante in downtown Palo Alto is easy to scan on one page. The owners, two guys from Sicily, want nothing to be difficult. ]]> <![CDATA[Spate of auto burglaries hits downtown Palo Alto]]> Police are investigating nine vehicle break-ins that occurred Tuesday night, March 3, in Palo Alto.]]> <![CDATA[Office for Civil Rights opens sexual-assault investigation at Stanford University]]> Stanford University has joined the growing list of universities under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights for violations of federal gender-equity law Title IX, according to a list released by the office Wednesday. ]]> <![CDATA[Community examines rail-crossing hazards in Menlo Park]]> After a 35-year-old woman died when a bullet train struck her car at the Ravenswood Avenue crossing in Menlo Park, the community is searching for ways to prevent more tragedy.]]> <![CDATA[Plan to collect food scraps wins support in Palo Alto]]> Banana peels and apple cores may look like garbage to most Palo Alto residents, but city leaders are increasingly viewing such food scraps as a key ingredient in a decade-long drive to reduce the amount of local waste that gets shipped to landfills.]]> <![CDATA[Prosthetic racing leg stolen from Paralympic hopeful, Gunn grad]]> The specialized prosthetic leg that Ranjit Steiner, a 2009 Gunn High School graduate, was counting on to carry him to a Paralympic medal was stolen from his car in San Francisco overnight.]]> <![CDATA[First Person: A conversation with Stephanie Martinson, Racing Hearts founder and speech pathologist]]> Armed with a matter-of-fact cheerfulness and her fellow Palo Altans' willingness to help, Stephanie Martinson, a part-time speech pathologist at the VA, mom and founder of Racing Hearts, is on track to save a lot of lives. She talks with Lisa Van Dusen about her journey.]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: Ride-share program, office-space cap, composting program]]> A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of March 1.]]> <![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.]]>