If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2020 Palo Alto Online <![CDATA[Downtown Streets Team executives accused of sexual harassment, creating drinking culture]]> Downtown Streets Team, is embroiled in a scandal in which its top executives have been accused of sexual harassment, creating a hostile work environment and encouraging a drinking culture.]]> <![CDATA[New plan aims to shake Palo Alto out of housing slump]]> Stuck in a housing drought, Palo Alto leaders are considering more dramatic actions to encourage residential construction, including reviving a contentious zoning tool that allows developers to exceed height and density limits.]]> <![CDATA[School board to reflect on its own function, effectiveness]]> The Palo Alto school board will hold a special meeting on Thursday to reflect on its own performance and effectiveness. Afterwards, the board will evaluate the superintendent in closed session.]]> <![CDATA[Despite time pressures, Palo Alto opts to study more rail design options]]> Palo Alto's never-ending effort to pick new designs for rail crossings got a little more complicated on Tuesday, when the City Council added two new options to the list.]]> <![CDATA[Recycled water, community engagement and clean energy: State Senate candidates weigh in on ideas to tackle climate crisis]]> Five of the seven candidates running for state Senate in District 13 vied to win over Peninsula voters by showing their passion and knowledge on a range of environmental topics at a panel last week.]]> <![CDATA[State Senate candidate's mom puts $460K toward son's campaign]]> A candidate seeking to represent South San Francisco to Sunnyvale in the state Senate received a major boost when his mother created a $460,000 independent expenditure committee to aid his campaign.]]> <![CDATA[Update: Palo Alto shooting victim dies from injuries]]> A man who was shot in the stomach at a south Palo Alto parking lot early Tuesday morning has died, police said. A $20,000 reward is being offered for information related to the shooting.]]> <![CDATA[Chan Zuckerberg Initiative awards $3.5M to tackle pressing community needs]]> The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative distributed nearly $3.5 million in grants to 40 Bay Area organizations working to address critical community needs in East Palo Alto, Belle Haven, North Fair Oaks and Redwood City. ]]> <![CDATA[Standard practice or 'misleading'? Mayor's official letter in support of SB 50 rankles council colleagues]]> With a passionate endorsement of Senate Bill 50, Palo Alto's new Mayor Adrian Fine set himself apart from most of his colleagues -- and ruffled some feathers in the process.]]> <![CDATA[Study: When it comes to polarization across the globe, America leads the way]]> America's widening political divide stands out above other nations, according to a new cross-country polarization study by Stanford University economists.]]> <![CDATA[Newsom's big move on homelessness may be just in political time, new poll suggests]]> Gov. Gavin Newsom kicked off 2020 by pledging to plow an extra $1.4 billion into homeless services and proposing a state constitutional amendment to make it easier to sue cities that fail to shelter their unhoused populations. ]]> <![CDATA[Behind the Headlines: A tidal phenomenon]]> City Naturalist Corinne DeBra speaks with Weekly staff about how king tides occur and how the local flora and fauna are impacted. Another round of these tides is expected on Feb. 9.]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: Potential changes to city auditor's office; school board operations discussion]]> A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Jan. 20.]]> <![CDATA[VIDEO/MULTIMEDIA: Palo Alto Online archive]]> A compilation of video content from the Palo Alto Weekly and Palo Alto Online staff.]]>