If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2019 Palo Alto Online <![CDATA[County sets hearing in Palo Alto on Stanford general-use permit]]> Launching into the final phase of the review process for Stanford University’s application for a permit to add development on campus, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors will hold four public meetings over the next six weeks.]]> <![CDATA[Federal rule change could cut thousands of county residents from free food program]]> Three million Americans could lose access to federal food assistance programs under new rules proposed by the Trump administration, including thousands of residents in Santa Clara County.]]> <![CDATA[Police lean on training to diffuse crisis when mentally ill man comes at them with spear-like weapon]]> East Palo Alto and Menlo Park police used crisis-de-escalation techniques to try to diffuse a situation with a mentally ill man before having to use a Taser on Sept. 18. ]]> <![CDATA[Around Town: Cubberley deadline fast approaching; Stanford puts food pantry to the test]]> In the latest Around Town column, the pressure is sinking in for the city and school district to decide the future of Cubberley Community Center and Stanford University is addressing its food-insecure community through a pilot program.]]> <![CDATA[Local students walk out as part of worldwide Climate Strike]]> At their morning break on Friday, students of Castilleja School and Palo Alto High School joined thousands of other youth in marching off campus as part of worldwide demonstrations calling for more urgent action on climate change.]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: Affordable housing memo; study session on renewing school district parcel tax]]> A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Sept. 23.
<![CDATA['He was in a position of trust': Nursing assistant who raped patient sentenced to 12 years in prison]]> A former Webster House nursing assistant who pleaded no contest to rape and oral copulation of an incapacitated, 72-year-old woman at the skilled-nursing facility in downtown Palo Alto was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Thursday.]]> <![CDATA[Guest Opinion: The big 'cell']]> Improved telecommunications are needed, but how they are achieved ought to be given the broadest design review and public consideration.]]> <![CDATA[Editorial: When local government leaders refuse to answer questions, they become their own worst enemies]]> Ed Shikada is just nine months into his tenure as Palo Alto city manager but his decision to offer no explanation or details about a June 3 911 call mishandled by first responders disrespects the public's right to know.]]> <![CDATA[Firefighters sue to bring back binding arbitration]]> Palo Alto's largest firefighters union is waging a legal battle to bring back a law that required contract disputes between the city and its public-safety unions to be settled via binding arbitration.]]> <![CDATA[On the ground and suffering a seizure, a Palo Alto woman pleaded to be taken to the hospital. But police kept paramedics from helping her for 14 long minutes.]]> For one Palo Alto woman, a 911 call in June turned into a nightmare when police officers prevented paramedics from attending to her. Disoriented and struggling for words, she pleaded to an officer questioning her: "I need help!"]]> <![CDATA[911 nightmare: A tug of war for information]]> Palo Alto City Manager Ed Shikada has ordered city staff not to answer questions or make comments on the mishandled June 3 emergency medical call by a Palo Alto resident, a departure from the city's typical interactions with the media.]]> <![CDATA[12 questions the city won't answer]]> Repeated attempts by the Weekly to get answers from the city of Palo Alto about why first responders mishandled a June 3 911 call have been repeatedly rebuffed by city leaders.]]> <![CDATA[Uneven Ground Part III: Chasing equity in a changing climate]]> Meet the new industrial pollution, a jobs-housing balance so skewed that it prices people out of their homes, triggers kids' asthma and forces people to pick: grueling commute or substandard housing. What's being done to change this?]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto looks to sell, treat — and possibly ask people to drink — wastewater]]> In an effort to open the spigot on recycled water in the region, Palo Alto and Santa Clara Valley Water are exploring a deal that would transfer the city's wastewater to south county for treatment and, ultimately, consumption.]]> <![CDATA[Man shot, killed when 'illegal transaction' evolves into dispute]]> A man shot when an "illegal transaction" evolved into a dispute in East Palo Alto died two days later, marking the city's first homicide case of the year, police said this week.]]> <![CDATA[With 'Baby Trump' soaring above, locals protest president's policies in first visit since getting elected]]> President Trump's fundraising luncheon on Tuesday ended up being in the Palo Alto foothills near Portola Valley, but protesters found out about the location early enough to switch their demonstration to Rossotti Field. ]]> <![CDATA[Two council members call for greater focus on 'affordable' housing]]> Palo Alto's efforts to encourage more housing should primarily focus on maintaining diversity and addressing the needs of low-income residents, two City Council members are arguing in a new memo.]]> <![CDATA[VIDEO/MULTIMEDIA: Palo Alto Online archive]]> A compilation of video content from the Palo Alto Weekly and Palo Alto Online staff.]]>