If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2019 Palo Alto Online <![CDATA[Guest Opinion: Is racism also a local problem?]]> While racism has always simmered in this country, it erupted again this past week after President Trump exploded about the "Squad" of four. And while this is a countrywide concern, I started thinking about how we are faring locally.]]> <![CDATA[Webcast: Meet the Peninsula Foodist]]> On this episode, meet the Peninsula Foodist, AKA Weekly education reporter Elena Kadvany. This week, she launched a new e-newsletter covering the Peninsula dining scene, from parking-lot food stands to Michelin-starred restaurants. ]]> <![CDATA[East Palo Alto refocuses on affordable-housing program, as crisis continues]]> As East Palo Alto seeks to increase its stock of affordable housing, it is revitalizing its below-market-rate housing program with the help of a longtime ally: East Palo Alto Community Alliance Development Organization.]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: Access to Foothill Park; evaluation of former Portage Avenue cannery]]> A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of July 22.]]> <![CDATA[For one East Palo Alto condo, 60 would-be buyers]]> Visiting open houses and preparing bids over asking price are part of the Bay Area house hunt, but for 60 people who want to own a below-market-rate condonimium in East Palo Alto, their home search came down to a lottery on Monday.]]> <![CDATA[New 'inclusive' playground planned for Rinconada Park]]> Inspired by the success of the Magical Bridge playground in Mitchell Park, Palo Alto officials are preparing to open the city's second "inclusive" playground as part of an upcoming renovation of Rinconada Park.]]> <![CDATA[Road rage turns into armed robbery outside Stanford Shopping Center]]> A road rage incident between two drivers fueled an armed robbery in which one them stole the other's cellphone at the Stanford Shopping Center parking lot in Palo Alto on Thursday morning, police said.]]> <![CDATA[New Stanford Hospital readies for its fall opening]]> The new Stanford Hospital, a seven-story, plus-shaped complex that has been more than a decade in the making, is in the home stretch before its fall debut. ]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto woman drowns while hiking with her family]]> A Palo Alto woman drowned on Wednesday while hiking with her family in the Feather River Canyon in Plumas County, according to the Plumas County Sheriff's Office. ]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto hires new chief transportation official, taps new fire chief]]> Philip Kamhi, who had previously managed Palo Alto's parking programs, will return to City Hall to head the new Office of Transportation; Geoffrey "Geo" Blackshire has been tapped to serve as permanent fire chief, the city announced.]]> <![CDATA[Skyline murder suspect to receive mental health evaluation]]> Malik Dosouqi, the Pacifica man charged with two murders along Skyline Boulevard in June, will be evaluated by doctors about whether he is fit to stand trial.]]> <![CDATA[Castilleja's ambitious development plan would create significant traffic woes]]> With project plans still winding their way through the Palo Alto process, the school is entering a critical phase of the application review with the city's July 17 release of the much-anticipated draft environmental-impact report.]]> <![CDATA[Investigation launched into noose found at Stanford near student residence]]> Stanford University is investigating how a noose ended up tied to a tall bush near a residence for summer students over the weekend, university staff said in a statement.]]> <![CDATA[VIDEO/MULTIMEDIA: Palo Alto Online archive]]> A compilation of video content from the Palo Alto Weekly and Palo Alto Online staff.]]>