PaloAltoOnline.com http://paloaltoonline.com If it is local and useful, it is on PaloAltoOnline.com. en-us <![CDATA[Make way for 3-D 'selfies']]> At first glance the tiny figurines lined up at Palo Alto's Artec studio appear like colored toy soldiers. But the subjects they represent might walk right in the door. They are students and firefighters, housewives and techies.]]> <![CDATA[New flood-insurance laws hang premiums out to dry]]> Changes in flood-insurance laws may help assuage some anxieties faced by Palo Alto homeowners, as the federal Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 amends policies that forced many homeowners to pay skyrocketing premiums.]]> <![CDATA[ShopTalk: Sports Gallery and The Annex close]]> Palo Alto's latest retail shutterings include The Annex of University Art and Sports Gallery downtown, as well as Coldwater Creek at Stanford Shopping Center. Meanwhile, newcomer Grocery Outlet is thriving in Alma Village.]]> <![CDATA[New trails spell bright future for Palo Alto runners]]> Palo Alto may be in the midst of turning itself into a bicycling mecca -- an effort that continues to accelerate thanks to a new master plan, numerous county and regional grants, unanimous City Council support and a vocal bike lobby -- but it hasn't been nearly as active toward promoting projects to support those whose favorite vehicle is their own two feet. But not to worry. Life is about to get more exciting for Palo Alto's trail warriors.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto students help pilot new state test]]> It's out with No. 2 pencils and in with "click and drag" as students take on this spring's standardized tests in Palo Alto and across the state.]]> <![CDATA[Council set to adopt new vision for California Avenue]]> As jackhammers and excavators roar forth with an ambitious and expensive beautification of California Avenue, Palo Alto officials are putting the finishing touches on a new vision for the rapidly changing neighborhood considered the city's "other downtown."]]> <![CDATA[Local marathoners reflect on what makes them run]]> Nine local runners reflect on why, time and time again, they push their bodies to run 26.2 miles in a race that is the ultimate test of endurance and willpower on body and mind.]]> <![CDATA[Editorial: Cal Ave's future]]> Wanted: Redevelopment that is higher density, mixed residential and commercial, with adequate parking and improved pedestrian and bicycle connections, all without changing the current character as a neighborhood-serving retail district.]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: Cal Ave concept plan, new Paly courses, 'Our Palo Alto']]> ]]> <![CDATA[Magical Bridge playground surges toward reality]]> With funds nearly secured and its final design winning approval Thursday, Palo Alto's dream of creating an "inclusive" playground for children with and without disabilities is now on a firm path toward reality.]]> <![CDATA[Gregory Elarms, accused killer of David Lewis, dies]]> The man accused of killing East Palo Alto community leader David Lewis died Friday, April 11, at Stanford Hospital, the Santa Clara County Coroner's office has confirmed.]]> <![CDATA[Weekly wins national reporting award]]> The Palo Alto Weekly's ongoing coverage of the Palo Alto school district's handling of bullying received the 2013 Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service Journalism, the Society for Professional Journalists announced today.]]> <![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.]]>