If it is local and useful, it is on en-us <![CDATA[Palo Alto: Three-story building proposed for Olive Garden site]]> In the latest sign of the construction boom happening around California Avenue, Palo Alto planners are considering a proposal to demolish the Olive Garden building on El Camino Real and replace it with a three-story development that would be four times as dense as the existing structure.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto considers changing its policy for labor negotiations]]> Seeking to add transparency to its labor-negotiations process, Palo Alto is considering scrapping its practice of holding closed sessions to consider compensation adjustments for its managers and professionals.]]> <![CDATA[Ferguson decision triggers local protest]]> More than 200 Stanford University students and members of the Palo Alto community gathered today at noon at Cogswell Plaza to protest a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal August shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, according to a university press release.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto mulls options for new Foothills 'parkland']]> It's not often that a city discovers that it owns 7.7 acres of undeveloped land that City Council members didn't even know existed. That's what happened in Palo Alto two years ago, and now the council is preparing to figure out what to do with it.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto, Stanford students named Rhodes scholars]]> Four college students with ties to Palo Alto – two from here and two studying here – were named winners of this year's Rhodes scholarships, which each year grant a small group of college students two the three years of free study at the University of Oxford in England.]]> <![CDATA[Eid Festival brings together residents for Muslim celebration of peace, sharing]]> "All great religions encourage their followers to love their neighbors," Evergreen Park resident Samina Sundas said of the teaching most often expressed during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. But "to love our neighbors, we must know our neighbors," she added.]]> <![CDATA[VA leases Menlo Park land to developer]]> The Department of Veteran Affairs has made a long-term agreement with Willow Housing, L.P. to lease just under two acres of VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Menlo Park Division land for the construction and operation of housing for at-risk veterans, a press release announced on Saturday.]]> <![CDATA['Marshmallow Test' psychologist discusses self-control]]> Fifty years ago, Walter Mischel embarked on a now famous study called "The Marshmallow Test." He returned to the study's birthplace last week, Bing Nursery School at Stanford, to present the findings discussed in his new book, "The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control." ]]> <![CDATA[Merry matchmaking: Local wine experts offer suggestions on holiday food-and-wines pairings]]> Planning what wines to serve at a Thanksgiving dinner or figuring out which to bring to a Christmas party can be, frankly, overwhelming. Holiday foods tend to be full-flavored whether it's turkey, buttery mashed potatoes or sausage-filled stuffing so here are a few options from local wine experts to complement all of your holiday meals:]]> <![CDATA[Locals applaud President Obama's immigration order]]> The controversial announcement by President Barack Obama on Nov. 20 to use his executive powers to grant nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants a three-year reprieve from deportation may have brought disapproval from his critics, but many people on Palo Alto and East Palo Alto streets said they approve of the bold move.]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: No council meetings scheduled]]> A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Nov. 24.]]> <![CDATA[Holiday giving: How you can help]]> A number of nonprofit organizations are working to make this holiday season brighter for those in need, and they depend on donations and volunteers from the community to make it all possible. You can make a difference by contributing to the following programs.]]> <![CDATA[VIDEO/MULTIMEDIA: Palo Alto Online archive]]> A compilation of video content from the Palo Alto Weekly and Palo Alto Online staff.]]>