PaloAltoOnline.com http://paloaltoonline.com If it is local and useful, it is on PaloAltoOnline.com. en-us <![CDATA[Commission: Palo Alto parks struggling to keep up with growth]]> With parking and traffic dominating Palo Alto's debate over a new "community vision," the Parks and Recreation Commission is urging the City Council in a memo to pay more attention to local parks, which commissioners say are struggling to keep up with the city's recent growth spurt.]]> <![CDATA[Suspect sought in Thursday groping near California Avenue]]> Palo Alto police are looking for a man who they say groped a woman near a Park Boulevard business on Thursday afternoon.]]> <![CDATA[State Supreme Court rejects most misconduct claims against assistant DA]]> California Supreme Court justices have reversed a state appeals court ruling of egregious prosecutorial misconduct against Jay Boyarsky, Santa Clara County's chief assistant district attorney.]]> <![CDATA[Walk this way]]> With the popularity these days of marathon running, those of us who walk as our main exercise might be tempted to feel bad about ourselves. Don't, says Dr. Ronesh Sinha, a physician in internal medicine at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation and author of the book, "The South Asian Health Solution." ]]> <![CDATA[Annual Baylands race returns to Palo Alto]]> The 30th annual Moonlight Run & Walk, a benefit event for local nonprofits supporting kids and families, returns next Friday, Sept. 5. Get the scoop on race night, where to find results and tips on the health benefits of walking.]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: drought update, build-to-line ordinance]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Artist, team bring Palo Alto's first freestanding mosque to life]]> Durriya Tyabji, an artist originally from India who lives in Los Altos Hills, has melded the traditional elements of an ancient Egyptian mosque with her own contemporary design to create a new South Palo Alto mosque, a seven-year labor of love that is about two weeks away from being fully complete. ]]> <![CDATA[Embarcadero Road fixes coming to Palo Alto]]> On Wednesday, Palo Alto officials presented a suite of options for tackling what they characterized as one of the city's most challenging traffic puzzles.]]> <![CDATA[Zipcar pulls up in downtown Palo Alto]]> Palo Alto's carless commuters and residents now have their pick from 10 available-for-rent Zipcars, thanks to the car-sharing company's expansion into the city's downtown garages Thursday. ]]> <![CDATA[Speeding driver hits four parked cars]]> A man driving at 40 to 50 miles per hour out of the Fry's Electronics parking lot Thursday morning collided with a nearby parked car, causing a domino-effect crash that left four unoccupied cars damaged. The driver has been taken to Stanford Hospital to be treated for minor injuries.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto commission defends 'planned community' zoning]]> Despite much community anxiety, Palo Alto's planning commissioners made a case Wednesday for preserving the city's "planned community" zoning process, a controversial procedure by which developers circumvent zoning regulations in exchange for negotiated "public benefits."]]> <![CDATA[Ruling paves the way for Buena Vista's closure]]> The closure of Palo Alto's sole mobile-home park became more imminent Wednesday, when an administrative judge upheld the property owner's plan for compensating the roughly 400 residents who would be displaced when Buena Vista Mobile Home shutters.]]> <![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.]]>