If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2016 Palo Alto Online <![CDATA[Santa Clara County eyes safer crossings near Palo Alto, Los Altos schools]]> Seeking to protect students who use expressway intersections, including one in Palo Alto and two in Los Altos, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors has approved funding for the installation of "pedestrian detection systems," according to a press release from the county.]]> <![CDATA[Traffic advisory: Expect heavy traffic for Bernie Sanders rally in Palo Alto Wednesday]]> Palo Alto police are expecting traffic jams from presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' rally in Palo Alto on Wednesday, June 1. ]]> <![CDATA[Tom Jacoubowsky named principal of Juana Briones Elementary in Palo Alto]]> Tom Jacoubowsky, former longtime assistant principal at Gunn High School and interim principal of Jordan Middle School this past school year, will be moving to a permanent position this fall as principal of Juana Briones Elementary School, the district announced Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[One hospitalized after hazmat incident in Palo Alto]]> One person was taken to a hospital and 13 others were evaluated for possible exposure after a hazmat incident in Palo Alto Tuesday morning. ]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto looks to raise fees for storm-drain projects]]> It's not easy to get residents excited about storm drains during a prolonged drought, but that's what Palo Alto hopes to do early next year, when it asks property owners to raise fees to pay for new projects and improve maintenance of the existing system.]]> <![CDATA[Bernie Sanders coming to Palo Alto Wednesday]]> Six days before the California primary, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will be coming to Palo Alto to hold a free rally this Wednesday, June 1.]]> <![CDATA[Shop Talk: Newish Jewish cafe, Pink Posy opens]]> A Jewish cafe will open this summer at the Palo Alto JCC's Town Square, a new bakery sets up shop at Stanford Shopping Center and more.]]> <![CDATA[Paly, Gunn again see low Smarter Balanced participation]]> For the second year in a row, both Palo Alto and Gunn high schools failed to meet the government's required participation rates for new standardized test, the Smarter Balanced Assessment, with about half of the junior classes choosing to opt out.]]> <![CDATA[Guest Opinion: Want to understand Silicon Valley? Send your kid to a Palo Alto school]]> You can meet with startup founders, talk to Stanford University professors and have coffee with venture capitalists to try to understand Silicon Valley. Yet, if you want to really grasp what makes this special place thrive, sending your kid to a nearby public school is the shortest path into the heart of the Valley's culture.]]> <![CDATA[VIDEO: Behind the Headlines — DA's report on fatal shooting in Palo Alto]]> On this week's webcast, "Behind the Headlines," Weekly Publisher Bill Johnson leads a discussion with reporters Sue Dremann and Gennady Sheyner about the District Attorney's findings related to the fatal shooting of a mentally ill man in Palo Alto, as well as the influx of cash in the California State Assembly District 24 race.]]> <![CDATA[Juana Briones principal to head JLS Middle School in Palo Alto]]> Lisa Hickey, currently the principal of Juana Briones Elementary School, will be leaving to head J.L. Stanford (JLS) Middle School this fall, the school district announced Friday afternoon. ]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: high-speed rail, sea-level rise, Fire Station No. 3 remodel]]> A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of May 30.]]> <![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.]]>