PaloAltoOnline.com http://www.paloaltoonline.com If it is local and useful, it is on PaloAltoOnline.com. en-us <![CDATA['Troubling' cheating allegations at Stanford]]> Stanford University officials are investigating allegations of a high number of students engaging in cheating, according to a March 24 letter by Provost John Etchemendy to staff and faculty.]]> <![CDATA[Guest opinion: Miss Wesson's special gift to generations of kids, teachers and parents]]> A visit with an old school teacher brings back a flood of childhood memories and a reminder of why that teacher was so special — a "gift" that she possessed, one that should be pass to today's teachers and parents.]]> <![CDATA[Students ask: What's it like to be me?]]> The hallways, courtyard and rooms of the Palo Alto Art Center were given over on March 20 to poignant, uninhibited expression and exploration of youth identity: a ceramic bust with empty eyes titled "Look Deeper," an oil painting of a girl with three dark stitches over her mouth, a photograph of a boy sleeping, using an SAT prep book as a pillow.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto eyes emergency law to protect retail]]> With several longtime retail establishments recently shutting down to make way for offices in downtown Palo Alto, city officials are looking to adopt an emergency law to halt the practice.]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: new city clerk, Fiber to Premise master plan, school district website]]> A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of March 30.]]> <![CDATA[Filoli's Cynthia D'Agosta addresses volunteer agreement issue]]> Filoli's beleaguered executive director, Cynthia D'Agosta, has released a statement in which she apologizes to volunteers for how the divisive volunteer agreement was presented. ]]> <![CDATA[Spring into the arts: A fresh new season of arts and entertainment]]> From an emerging contemporary dance company based in Mountain View to a visit from an innovative folk-punk band from Ukraine, we've sorted through hundreds of happenings to bring you some of spring's hottest arts events. ]]> <![CDATA[Editorial: Development limits — a modest start]]> After a series of three long and exhausting meetings, an ambivalent Palo Alto City Council Monday night mustered an unexpected unanimous vote in support of a modest temporary development limit on new office development downtown, in the California Avenue business district and along El Camino Real.]]> <![CDATA[New East Palo Alto health care center to debut Saturday]]> After 15 years of operating out of modular buildings, Ravenswood Family Health Center in East Palo Alto will host a grand opening celebration for its brand-new, 38,000-square-foot facility on March 28 from noon to 4 p.m.]]> <![CDATA[Two men, two divergent lives, one fatal conflict]]> This week profiles emerged of the two men involved in a suspected murder-suicide at Alta Torre Apartments in Palo Alto. In some ways, they could not have been more different.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto set to hire new assistant city manager]]> Palo Alto City Manager James Keene is preparing to fill one of City Hall's senior leadership positions in May, when Suzanne Mason starts her new job as the assistant city manager.]]> <![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.]]>