If it is local and useful, it is on en-us <![CDATA[Six injured after car crashes into downtown Palo Alto restaurant]]> One person was critically injured and five suffered less serious injuries Thursday afternoon after a vehicle crashed into University Cafe in downtown Palo Alto, prompting police to shut down a section of University Avenue to traffic.]]> <![CDATA[Holman announces bid for second City Council term]]> Vowing to improve government transparency and protect residents from the impacts of new development, City Councilwoman Karen Holman announced at a candidates party Wednesday night her intention to seek a second term.]]> <![CDATA[East Palo Alto pastor sued over controversial property sale]]> Members of an East Palo Alto church who invited a pastor to tend their flock now accuse him of pulling the wool over their eyes. Members of the Born Again Christian Center say Pastor Andre Harris put the church's two properties up for sale without their knowledge or permission and is taking the money for himself.]]> <![CDATA[Planned home brings angst to Eichler block in Palo Alto]]> With its leafy sidewalks and quiet air of suburban serenity, Richardson Court appears an unlikely battlefront in Palo Alto's ongoing debate over growth and architecture.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto's rule changes for new El Camino buildings met with skepticism]]> After faltering in their first effort to promote wider sidewalks on El Camino Real, Palo Alto officials did little better Wednesday with a far more modest proposal, which was greeted with a wave of confusion and criticism by property owners.]]> <![CDATA[YMCA refuses to budge on Page Mill gym closure]]> A special meeting between leaders of the YMCA of Silicon Valley and members of the Page Mill YMCA branch to discuss staving off the closure of the 35-year-old gym ended on a familiar note, with the organization again refusing to reverse its decision.]]> <![CDATA[Man alleges excessive force, civil rights violations by Palo Alto police]]> A Los Altos Hills man is charging that Palo Alto police officers used excessive force and violated his civil rights in connection with an Aug. 3, 2013, traffic stop in which he was allegedly pushed against a squad car and had his arm broken by officers.]]> <![CDATA[Claude Ezran withdraws from Palo Alto's council race]]> Claude Ezran, an early entrant to Palo Alto's suddenly crowded City Council race, said Tuesday that he has decided not to run.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto planning department sees senior-level shake-up]]> In the latest shake-up in Palo Alto's busy planning department, the city has hired a new assistant planning director and is saying goodbye to two department veterans, one of whom has been leading the city's Comprehensive Plan update.]]> <![CDATA[School documents and source materials]]> In addition to documents and other original source material linked within news stories, other material obtained from the Palo Alto school district in the course of our reporting that may be of interest the public is posted here.]]> <![CDATA[VIDEO/MULTIMEDIA: Palo Alto Online archive]]> A compilation of video content from the Palo Alto Weekly and Palo Alto Online staff.]]>