If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2018 Palo Alto Online <![CDATA[VIDEO: School board debate]]> In the first Palo Alto Board of Education debate of the election season on Thursday, five candidates discussed their views on the state of the school district, transparency, youth wellbeing and academic rigor, among other topics.]]> <![CDATA[Crowds converge at Baylands for Moonlight Run & Walk]]> Excitement filled the air on Friday evening at the Palo Alto Baylands where the Moonlight Run & Walk returned for a 34th year, taking an estimated 2,000 participants on scenic routes for a benefit under mostly clear skies.]]> <![CDATA[Berman to focus on computer science education at forum]]> Assemblyman Marc Berman will address the perceived gap between the increasing availability of jobs in technology and skills taught at California public schools at an event in East Palo Alto on Monday.]]> <![CDATA[Man convicted of beating toddler to death]]> A San Mateo County jury on Friday convicted an East Palo Alto man for the death of a 2-year-old girl, San Mateo County Chief Deputy District Attorney Karen Guidotti said.]]> <![CDATA[Webcast: Palo Alto's housing plans]]> Weekly journalists discuss Palo Alto's response to a recent Santa Clara County Grand Jury report, which urged cities to do more to address the regional housing crisis.]]> <![CDATA[School board candidate misrepresents his STEM program]]> Christopher Boyd, who is running for a seat on the Palo Alto Unified School District Board of Education in November's election, has been falsely claiming that his small after-school STEM program in Palo Alto is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, an investigation by the Weekly found.]]> <![CDATA[Laurene Powell Jobs buys 30 acres in East Palo Alto]]> One of the largest parcels of vacant land in East Palo Alto is now under the ownership of a limited liability company associated with Laurene Powell Jobs, according to San Mateo County records.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto resists Grand Jury recommendations on housing]]> Palo Alto's elected officials took a skeptical stance last week toward a new Santa Clara County Grand Jury Report that criticized jurisdictions throughout the county for failing to adopt policies that encourage affordable housing.]]> <![CDATA[Editorial: No, no, no on Measure F]]> It is difficult to imagine a more poorly conceived idea to present to voters than the Measure F health care initiative pushed by the union representing health care workers throughout California, including Stanford Hospital employees.]]> <![CDATA[Editorial: Yes on Measure E hotel-tax increase]]> We reluctantly recommend voters support the city of Palo Alto's proposal to raise about $2.5 million a year in new city revenue by increasing the transient-occupancy tax from 14 to 15.5 percent. ]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: School district general counsel; Former ITT area concepts]]> A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Sept. 24.]]> <![CDATA[Bike Exchange finds new home]]> The Silicon Valley Bike Exchange, which repairs bikes and donates them, is set to relocate to a Palo Alto industrial office space being provided temporarily by Google. ]]> <![CDATA[Community to Kavanaugh accuser: 'We are here, and we have your back']]> Local residents, friends and strangers have rallied around Christine Blasey Ford, who has publicly accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her while they were teenagers. ]]> <![CDATA[Man arraigned in fatal 2011 East Palo Alto shooting]]> A 27-year-old man has been extradited to San Mateo County to face murder charges for a fatal 2011 shooting of a Menlo Park woman in East Palo Alto, the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office said on Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[Public Works veteran tapped to lead department]]> Brad Eggleston, a veteran engineer who has been at the forefront of Palo Alto's recent push to upgrade its infrastructure, will be the new leader of the Public Works Department.]]> <![CDATA[East Palo Alto City Council nixes stun gun use]]> Emphasizing the good job East Palo Alto police have done to help gain the trust of residents, City Council members voted unanimously on Tuesday against arming its officers with stun guns.]]> <![CDATA[VIDEO/MULTIMEDIA: Palo Alto Online archive]]> A compilation of video content from the Palo Alto Weekly and Palo Alto Online staff.]]>