If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2017 Palo Alto Online <![CDATA[With storm brewing, weather service issues advisories]]> The National Weather Service has issued wind and flood-watch advisories for the San Francisco Bay Area that will be in effect from 4 p.m. Sunday until late Monday night.]]> <![CDATA[Woman and her dog bite would-be robber in Pardee Park]]> A man in his 20s who Palo Alto police say attempted to steal a woman's cellphone got more than he bargained for Saturday night.]]> <![CDATA[Around Town: Tough love, reporting for duty]]> Tidbits collected by the Weekly staff on Palo Alto people, events and other happenings.]]> <![CDATA[What's open, closed on Presidents Day]]> Here is a list of local and regional service closures in observance of the federal holiday on Monday, Feb. 20.]]> <![CDATA[Rumors of immigration raids reach 'boiling point']]> While leading the charge against the new administration's immigration policies, the Bay Area's immigrant advocates are finding themselves in a difficult position as they attempt to dispel a growing sense of panic among undocumented residents that mass deportations are imminent. ]]> <![CDATA[County urges Supreme Court to rule on certain protections for detained immigrants]]> Twenty U.S. cities and counties led by Santa Clara County have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that immigrants held in prolonged detention during deportation proceedings are entitled to certain constitutional protections.]]> <![CDATA[Behind the Headlines: Breaking down the budget gap]]> On this week's Behind The Headlines, school trustee Todd Collins joins Palo Alto Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong and education reporter Elena Kadvany to discuss the school district's response to an ongoing budget shortfall. ]]> <![CDATA[Federal funding halted for Caltrain electrification]]> The $1.96 billion Caltrain electrification project came to screeching halt on Friday, Feb. 17, after it was announced that Federal Transit Administration officials were holding back grant funding needed within days for construction to begin.
<![CDATA[East Palo Alto seeks to strengthen immigrant protections]]> In the wake of recent presidential executive orders to step up immigration arrests and deportations, East Palo Alto officials are reviewing programs to help the city's large immigrant population.]]> <![CDATA[The free speech revolutionary]]> Annie Folger, longtime Midpeninsula Community Media Center executive director, who retired Jan. 31, reflects on her nearly 32 years in broadcasting.]]> <![CDATA[Report: More people leaving Silicon Valley than coming in]]> The 2017 Silicon Valley Index shows that the area's economy, despite a slight slowdown from 2015, continues to chug along and serve as a magnet for people from all over the world.]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: Policies on earthquake procedure; library marketing program]]> A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Feb. 20.]]> <![CDATA[VIDEO/MULTIMEDIA: Palo Alto Online archive]]> A compilation of video content from the Palo Alto Weekly and Palo Alto Online staff.]]>