If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2016 Palo Alto Online <![CDATA[Palo Alto moves to boost East Palo Alto's water supply]]> A proposal by four members of the Palo Alto City Council to transfer a share of the city's water allocations to its parched neighbor, East Palo Alto, gained momentum this week, when the rest of council enthusiastically backed the effort.]]> <![CDATA[East Palo Alto apartment fire displaces 11 residents]]> A two-alarm fire left four apartment units uninhabitable at a building in East Palo Alto Thursday morning and displaced at least 11 people, the Menlo Park Fire Protection
District chief said.]]>
<![CDATA[Residents' beefs get an airing at neighborhood 'town hall']]> City officials launched the first 2016 neighborhood 'town hall' meeting on Wednesday night in College Terrace to give residents a chance to air their concerns about their neighborhood's issues.]]> <![CDATA[Student: Stanford offered settlement for sexual-assault case]]> A former Stanford University student whose 2014 sexual-assault case spurred campus protests and national media attention has said the university recently offered her $60,000 to cover her therapy expenses, on the condition that she withdraw a federal complaint she filed against Stanford. ]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto set to move ahead with new garages]]> After years of planning, Palo Alto is preparing to take a significant step toward alleviating the worsening parking shortages in its two main commercial districts on Monday night, when the City Council votes to approve design contracts for new garages in downtown and near California Avenue.]]> <![CDATA[Citing political upheaval, Oaxacan students cancel trip to Palo Alto]]> The election of Donald Trump to the White House has cast a shadow over Palo Alto's relationship with its sister city in Mexico, with a group of more than 30 student dancers from Oaxaca recently canceling their scheduled trip to Palo Alto because of the shifting political landscape.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto braces for budget deficit]]> Despite a thriving economy and growing revenues, Palo Alto is heading into the new year with a financial cloud on the horizon: a projected budget deficit that could be as high as $6 million.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto police seek residential burglary suspects]]> A man and woman who were captured by surveillance cameras allegedly committing a daytime residential burglary last month are still at large and Palo Alto police are asking the public to help identify them.]]> <![CDATA[Community Notebook: Palo Alto to hold 'town hall' neighborhood meetings]]> Building on its commitment for more transparency and community dialogue, the City of Palo Alto will convene two neighborhood "town hall" meetings in December; the first is on Wednesday, Dec. 7.]]> <![CDATA[Cold, wet weather in this week's forecast]]> Nature appears to finally be kicking open the storm door, with winter storms expected to begin on Wednesday and to continue over much of the next two weeks in the Bay Area.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto moves toward 'carbon free' natural gas]]> Having already slashed carbon out of its electricity portfolio, Palo Alto is now looking to do the same to natural gas. Yet the program that the City Council endorsed Monday night has some green leaders arguing that the city isn't going far enough.]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: Carbon neutral plan, smoking ordinance, bullying policy]]> A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Dec. 5.]]> <![CDATA[VIDEO/MULTIMEDIA: Palo Alto Online archive]]> A compilation of video content from the Palo Alto Weekly and Palo Alto Online staff.]]>