If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2019 Palo Alto Online <![CDATA[Shop Talk: Greek-Turkish eatery, vegan cafe, women's boutique open]]> In the latest Shop Talk column, read about two new local restaurants, including one with a 100% plant-based menu, and a new women's clothing store.]]> <![CDATA[East Palo Alto celebrates grand opening of U.S. Highway 101 overpass]]> A new walkway connecting East Palo Alto neighborhoods on the east and west of U.S. Highway 101 debuted on Saturday. Construction of the $14 million project took 18 months from start to completion. ]]> <![CDATA[Around Town: Outsmarted; Affordable Housing Week]]> In this week's column: how a Paly teacher fared on "Jeopardy!," a proclamation recognizing the city's efforts in creating more affordable housing and local spots C-SPAN visited for a special feature on Palo Alto.]]> <![CDATA[Fond memories of a friend, a series of bake sales and one boy's hope to fund a cure to cancer]]> Addison Elementary School fifth-grader Nathan Carlsen died of a rare brain cancer on March 19, 2018. Now, his friends are raising funds for research into a cure.]]> <![CDATA[Webcast: RV parking program takes off]]> Alicia Garcia of the nonprofit Project WeHope talks about East Palo Alto's pioneering new Safe Lot program, which is giving people living in their RVs a safe place to park overnight, along with offering them critical services.]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: Airplane noise discussion; proposed budget review]]> A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of May 20.
<![CDATA[With artificial intelligence looming, debate over 'basic income' heats up]]> Proponents say universal basic income could help end poverty, but others argue that it would be prohibitively expensive and de-incentivize people from working.]]> <![CDATA[Editorial: A parking strategy drowning in complexity and frustration seeks a lifeline]]> A new report on Palo Alto's residential preferential parking programs is vulnerable to failure due to the lack of stable and adequate staff resources. ]]> <![CDATA[Guest Opinion: Palo Alto needs a citywide municipal fiber-to-the-premises utility]]> The medium of choice for wired telecommunications networks is fiber optics. But the telecom incumbents are reluctant to abandon their copper-based networks as long as customers are willing to put up with them.]]> <![CDATA[Report: Santa Clara County sees big surge in homeless population]]> New data released by Santa Clara County shows that homelessness is a rapidly growing problem, with thousands of additional residents living on the streets compared to just two years ago.]]> <![CDATA[Contentious state housing bill punted to 2020]]> Controversial Senate Bill 50 suffered a setback Thursday when the state Senate Appropriations Committee chair announced that the bill will not be brought for a hearing until 2020.]]> <![CDATA[Arrest in 1970s cold-case murder points to serial killer]]> Nearly six months after a Hayward man was charged in another murder that had gone unsolved for decades, DNA evidence has led investigators to accuse him of the 1974 killing of a 21-year-old woman near the Stanford University campus. ]]> <![CDATA[Transportation projects to get a boost in proposed budget]]> Signaling a renewed push to address local traffic and parking frustrations, the City Council's Finance Committee endorsed on Wednesday a proposal from City Manager Ed Shikada to add staff to the new Office of Transportation.]]> <![CDATA[Caltrain's proposed four-track station could disrupt Palo Alto's rail-redesign plans]]> Caltrain's plan to expand its system could require the agency to construct a four-track segment in Palo Alto -- a proposal that could have significant ramifications on the city's own plans to redesign the rail corridor. ]]> <![CDATA[Ravenswood board approves contract for interim superintendent]]> Gina Sudaria will stay on as the Ravenswood City School District's interim superintendent through next year or until a new superintendent is hired under a contract the school board approved for her last week. ]]> <![CDATA[With Stanford offer on hold, school board members voice disappointment and one goes on the offensive]]> Three Palo Alto school board members voted on Tuesday night to suspend consideration of a tentative agreement with Stanford University related to its proposed campus expansion, voicing disappointment over the turn of events. ]]> <![CDATA[VIDEO/MULTIMEDIA: Palo Alto Online archive]]> A compilation of video content from the Palo Alto Weekly and Palo Alto Online staff.]]>