PaloAltoOnline.com http://paloaltoonline.com If it is local and useful, it is on PaloAltoOnline.com. en-us Copyright 2015 PaloAltoOnline.com Palo Alto Online http://PaloAltoOnline.com/art/top_logo.png http://paloaltoonline.com/news/rss.php <![CDATA[Police: Man follows, flashes woman in downtown Palo Alto]]> Palo Alto police are looking for a man who allegedly flashed a woman Friday evening, Aug. 28, in downtown, according to a police department press release.]]> <![CDATA[Pentagon to invest $75 million in local tech industry]]> In a bid to fortify United States security and manufacturing, the Pentagon and a consortium of partners are making a $171 million bet that Silicon Valley can emerge as the global leader in the nascent field of flexible hybrid electronics.]]> <![CDATA[What's happening here?]]> Birch Plaza, a 25,000-square-foot office and apartment development, at 305 Grant Ave., Palo Alto, is expected to open at the end of September.]]> <![CDATA[Off Deadline: Training 'compassionate responders' for tense situations]]> Jacob Savage, a lifelong Palo Altan who signed up as a high school sophomore for the city's first police academy in 2006, now believes there can be a better way of responding to many delicate situations -- such as mental illness, substance abuse and homelessness -- than a direct police encounter. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park is next on PG&E tree removal plan]]> PG&E has begun examining 1,300 trees in Menlo Park that are growing in its gas transmission line easements and might have to be removed. Of those trees, 500 are in public right-of-ways and 800 are on private property, according to PG&E.]]> <![CDATA[Police: Man in car accosts middle school students in Palo Alto]]> Palo Alto police are searching for a man who allegedly pulled up in a car next to two middle school students Thursday evening and made inappropriate comments while trying to get them to come closer to his car.]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: Library Strategic Plan, fiber network, Comprehensive Plan committee]]> A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Aug. 31.]]> <![CDATA[Downtown Palo Alto post office to stay put — for now]]> U.S. Postal Service officials have nixed plans to move the downtown Palo Alto post office to a building on the corner of Addison Avenue and busy Alma Street, Tom Samra, facilities vice president, said in a letter to Mayor Karen Holman dated Aug. 19.]]> <![CDATA[Editorial: Eshoo's big challenge]]> It is rare for a member of Congress to become a lightning rod for complaints about the local impacts of a federal agency's policies, mostly because those impacts are usually diffuse and relatively invisible. But that's the position Rep. Anna Eshoo finds herself in, along with a handful of other members of Congress around the country who are dealing with constituents angry over the arrogance and heavy-handedness of the Federal Aviation Administration.]]> <![CDATA[In city's new wage law, a modest proposal]]> The regional wave toward a higher minimum wage this week swept through Palo Alto, where city officials set aside their differences and happily united behind a law setting the local rate at $11 an hour.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford University Title IX coordinator to step down]]> Catherine Criswell, Stanford University's Title IX coordinator and a former longtime U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights attorney, is leaving her post at the university after a little more than a year on the job, the university confirmed Thursday.]]> <![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.]]>