If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2018 Palo Alto Online <![CDATA[Around Town: Can you hear me now?; don't fall for it]]> In the latest Around Town column, the city's chief information officer has been accused of violating a state conflict-of-interest law and local agencies are warning the public of scammers.]]> <![CDATA[Ashlund concedes to Dharap in school board race]]> Special-education advocate Stacey Ashlund conceded the second open seat on the Palo Alto school board to attorney Shounak Dharap on Friday afternoon. ]]> <![CDATA[Webcast: Treating postpartum mood disorders]]> Psychiatrist Nirmaljit Dhami, medical director of El Camino Hospital's Maternal Outreach Mood Services program, discusses the signs, symptoms and treatment for postpartum mood disorders, which affect one in five mothers after childbirth. ]]> <![CDATA[Locals cope with lingering smoky conditions]]> Many Palo Alto residents are spending more time indoors this week, skipping their regular activities as smoky conditions caused by the Camp Fire in Butte County nearly 200 miles away persist on the Peninsula. ]]> <![CDATA[Man in phantom mask burglarizes businesses]]> A man wearing a "Phantom of the Opera" mask allegedly burglarized at least four Palo Alto businesses early Wednesday morning, Palo Alto police said in a press release.]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: Expanding use of recycled water; utilities tech plan]]> A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Nov. 19.]]> <![CDATA[More than the 'baby blues']]> One in five mothers experience postpartum depression but most women affected by it struggle in silence. A group of local women are speaking out about their challenges as mothers, hoping to break down the persistent stigma that surrounds maternal mental health.]]> <![CDATA[Under threat of lawsuit, school district releases documents]]> For the second time in as many years, it took a threat of legal action from the Palo Alto Weekly to compel the Palo Alto Unified School District to address months of non-compliance with the California Public Records Act.]]> <![CDATA[Weekly launches annual Holiday Fund charitable drive]]> In the Holiday Fund's 25 years, it has raised $6.3 million for nonprofits and child care centers. This year, the annual giving campaign has a goal of raising $350,000. ]]> <![CDATA[Spare the Air alert extended, schools close due to smoke]]> As smoky conditions caused by the Camp Fire in Butte County persist on the Peninsula, Spare the Air alerts are continuing and many local schools are canceling classes.]]> <![CDATA[Teen arrested for shooting that injures two in East Palo Alto]]> A teenage boy who police said shot two adults in East Palo Alto during a weekend party and who allegedly tried to rob an ice cream vendor two days before the party was arrested early Wednesday morning, police said Thursday.]]> <![CDATA[Sister-in-law to face trial in Palo Alto killing]]> A Palo Alto woman accused of killing her sister-in-law at a Greenmeadow neighborhood home on July 7, 2016 was ordered on Wednesday to stand trial. ]]> <![CDATA[School board asks for Stanford to mitigate growth]]> The Palo Alto school board unanimously approved a resolution Wednesday night asking the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors to require Stanford University to give the district both land and money to offset the impact of additional students generated by the university's expansion plan. ]]> <![CDATA[Greene Middle School celebrates 'transformative' renaming]]> Greene Middle School held a rededication ceremony on Wednesday in honor of its new namesake, an African-American technologist, venture capitalist and mentor for people of color and women in Silicon Valley.]]> <![CDATA[Fire Department prepares for influx in medical-response calls]]> Palo Alto Fire Department officials are exploring a new service model that would emphasize education, screening and other preventive measures.]]> <![CDATA[School district equity coordinator resigns midyear]]> The midyear departure of Palo Alto Unified equity coordinator Keith Wheeler has prompted questions about whether the position is still a worthwhile investment. ]]> <![CDATA[Ways to help victims of the Camp Fire]]> Several Midpeninsula organizations are collecting goods and organizing volunteers to help those affected by the still out-of-control Camp Fire that exploded in Butte County on Thursday.]]> <![CDATA[VIDEO/MULTIMEDIA: Palo Alto Online archive]]> A compilation of video content from the Palo Alto Weekly and Palo Alto Online staff.]]>