If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2018 Palo Alto Online <![CDATA[Palo Alto finalizes design on new police headquarters]]> With the cost of Palo Alto's proposed new public-safety building now hovering above $100 million, City Council members on MOnday urged staff to move quickly on constructing the project, which has been in the works for nearly two decades.]]> <![CDATA[Police arrest man suspected of attempting to rape Menlo Park woman]]> A 19-year-old East Palo Alto man was arrested in Menlo Park on Monday on suspicion of the attempted rape of a woman out jogging that afternoon, according to a statement from the Menlo Park Police Department. ]]> <![CDATA[Longtime Stanford volunteer Burt McMurtry dies]]> Burton J. McMurtry, 83, a longtime Stanford University volunteer and philanthropist, died Sept. 2, leaving behind a legacy of contributions toward the campus art scene and academic programs.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto broadens law to help evicted tenants]]> In an abrupt change of course, the Palo Alto City Council approved on Monday night a law ensuring that tenants facing eviction would get some relocation assistance, regardless of their income levels.]]> <![CDATA[Fight against gun violence hits Stanford campus]]> Doctors, nurses, medical students and other medical staff rallied at Stanford University on Monday afternoon with calls to establish the growing problem as a public health crisis. ]]> <![CDATA[Shop Talk: New retail, all-day cafe to open]]> San Francisco entrepreneur Maria Peevey has opened popup women's clothing store B The Reset at Stanford Shopping Center; New cafe/bar The Nighthawk is set to open in Redwood City; and baby gear retailer Baby Bandalou has closed its California Avenue location as it prepares to relocate.]]> <![CDATA[Man robs mother and daughter in Professorville]]> A mother and daughter walking in Palo Alto's Professorville neighborhood were robbed by a man who pushed them to the ground and fled in a getaway car on Saturday afternoon, police said.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford hires new Title IX officer, ombudsperson]]> Stanford University will start the new academic year with new administrators at the helm of several critical campus offices, including Title IX, the Office of The Ombuds and Counseling and Psychological Services.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto University professor accuses Kavanaugh of sexual assault]]> Christine Blasey Ford, a psychology professor at Palo Alto University, identified herself Sunday to the Washington Post as the author of the confidential letter that accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in the early 1980s, when they were both high school students in suburban Maryland.]]> <![CDATA[Guest Opinion: Half a million empty tech jobs ... and growing.]]> The great economic news: employment rates are at an all-time high. The downside: more than a half-million of those computing jobs are currently unfilled, and projected to grow at twice the rate of all other U.S. jobs. ]]> <![CDATA[County struggles to meet 'overwhelming' needs]]> Back in 2006, Chris Tanti sought to reinvent the way Australia delivered youth mental health services.]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: Proposed public safety building; pension obligations]]> A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Sept. 17.]]> <![CDATA[Readers: Contribute questions for school board debate]]> The Palo Alto Weekly and Palo Alto Online is hosting the first Board of Education debate of the election season on Thursday, Sept. 20, 7:30-9 p.m. at the Palo Alto Art Center and is seeking reader-submitted questions.]]> <![CDATA[VIDEO/MULTIMEDIA: Palo Alto Online archive]]> A compilation of video content from the Palo Alto Weekly and Palo Alto Online staff.]]>