If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2016 Palo Alto Online <![CDATA[Midtown man booked for lewd behavior, again]]> A Palo Alto man was arrested Sunday afternoon for allegedly exposing himself and engaging in lewd behavior while standing in the backyard of his Midtown home, police said.]]> <![CDATA[Portola Valley: Driver found dead in car down embankment]]> A man found dead in a Jeep Cherokee at the bottom of an embankment in Portola Valley this morning had likely been dead for more than 24 hours before he was found, a California Highway Patrol officer said.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto looks to raise age for tobacco sales]]> Seeking to make Palo Alto a regional leader in a crusade against cigarette smoke, city officials are preparing to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco to 21 and to ban smoking in local apartment buildings and condominium complexes.]]> <![CDATA[Obama visits Palo Alto for private fundraiser]]> Streets in Old Palo Alto are impacted Thursday due to a visit by President Barack Obama to a private event on Seale Avenue. ]]> <![CDATA[Castilleja School proposes enrollment-growth plan]]> Just over two years since the City of Palo Alto penalized Castilleja School for exceeding its enrollment cap, the school is proposing a new expansion plan, with promises to wary neighbors that the school will keep traffic and parking at the levels they are at now.
<![CDATA[Royal Manor neighbors clash over ban on two-story homes]]> Royal Manor, a community of more than 200 homes in the Palo Verde neighborhood, is seeking to become the latest Eichler-style enclave to ban new two-story homes -- an effort that is pitting neighbors against one another in a bitter debate about privacy and property rights.]]> <![CDATA[Silicon Valley's year: 'amazing' but with 'perils']]> Joint Venture Silicon Valley's annual economic study found that 2015 was a year of record-breaking growth and prosperity, but it cautioned that there are perils associated with this kind of break-neck trajectory. It cautioned that a fourth-quarter slowdown, raised the question of whether it marks the beginning of the burst of a bubble.]]> <![CDATA[East Palo Alto woman gets eight years in prison for injuring child]]> A 30-year-old East Palo Alto woman was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in state prison after pleading no contest to abusing her 11-month-old daughter last year in an East Palo Alto home, prosecutors said Wednesday. ]]> <![CDATA[President Obama asks Congress for $125M for Caltrain electrification]]> President Barack Obama has asked Congress for $125 million in the fiscal 2017 budget for the electrification of Caltrain, U.S. Department of Transportation officials announced Wednesday. ]]> <![CDATA[School board discusses student mental health]]> How the school district can best — and better — support student mental health was front and center at Tuesday's school board meeting, from an update on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's forthcoming study of youth suicide in the area to a staff proposal for a new wellness model.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto school district moves to dismiss teacher accused of sex abuse]]> The Palo Alto school board unanimously voted Tuesday to initiate dismissal proceedings for an elementary school teacher who has been accused of sexually abusing a former student more than 10 years ago.]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: office cap, transportation tax measure, renaming schools]]> A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Feb. 8. ]]> <![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.]]>