If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2016 Palo Alto Online <![CDATA[Man arrested in Palo Alto for firing stun gun at cab driver]]> Palo Alto police have arrested a San Jose resident who they said repeatedly discharged a stun gun at a taxi driver after refusing to pay his cab fare early Thursday morning.]]> <![CDATA[Advocates sharply disagree on solutions to airplane noise]]> Residents throughout the Midpeninsula and Santa Cruz area agree that airplanes going to San Francisco International Airport are creating deafening noise overhead, but multiple advocacy groups have very differing views on how to fix the problem.]]> <![CDATA[East Palo Alto police make large fireworks bust days before July 4 celebration]]> More than $12,000 in illegal fireworks and explosive devices were seized on Thursday when authorities searched an East Palo Alto home as part of an ongoing investigation into the illegal distribution of fireworks, according to the East Palo Alto Police Department.]]> <![CDATA[Elderly woman crashes car into Midtown Shopping Center]]> An elderly woman was shaken up after driving into two building posts of a Palo Alto shopping plaza and grazing the building Thursday morning, police said. ]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto eyes new ways to manage storm water]]> For decades, Palo Alto's storm drains have functioned like hidden highways, ferrying water away from local streets and into the Bay. Now, as the city prepares to upgrade the system, officials are looking for ways to harvest and manage -- rather than dump -- storm-water runoff.]]> <![CDATA[Bike, pedestrian study focuses on El Camino Real]]> Among cities that contain some part of the 43 miles of El Camino Real, two of them -- Palo Alto and Redwood City -- have been selected for a study on how to make the "royal road" better for all modes of transit. ]]> <![CDATA[Former Stanford anesthesia tech gets year in jail for molesting patients]]> A former anesthesia technician at Stanford Hospital was sentenced to a year in jail Wednesday after pleading no contest to sexual battery charges for touching the genitals of male patients after surgery, prosecutors said.]]> <![CDATA[Assault survivors, supporters submit 200K more signatures seeking judge's removal]]> A group of women's advocates and assault survivors gave a judicial agency in San Francisco 200,000 more signatures Wednesday calling for the ouster of a judge who sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexual assault.]]> <![CDATA[After toxic discovery, council approves changes to Stanford's housing project]]> The discovery of a cancer-causing chemical at a construction site prompted Stanford University to redesign its new faculty-housing development on California Avenue. It also triggered concerns from College Terrace residents about whether the toxins may have migrated toward their own homes.]]> <![CDATA[Maybell housing development wins approval]]> A former orchard on Maybell Avenue that three years ago was at the center of a citizen revolt in Palo Alto will soon be the site of 16 single-family homes under a development proposal that the City Council approved Monday night.]]> <![CDATA[Body of local man recovered from Clear Lake]]> Authorities have recovered the body of a local man who had reportedly fallen into the lake at Clear Lake State Park Marina in Kelseyville, according to a Nixle message from the Lake County Sheriff's Department.]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: business tax, Buena Vista, Baylands Nature Interpretive Center]]> A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of June 27.]]> <![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.]]>