If it is local and useful, it is on en-us <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: Updating Comprehensive Plan, protection of historic barn]]> A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Nov. 3.]]> <![CDATA[Shop Talk: Grocer Miki Werness may make a comeback]]> Four new hotels scheduled to open, grocer Miki Werness is part of College Terrace Centre deal and the Nike store reopens.]]> <![CDATA[PHOTOS: Halloween Trick-or-Treat and Carnival]]> There were more than goblins and ghouls haunting last Sunday's Halloween Trick-or-Treat and Carnival on California Avenue in Palo Alto. ]]> <![CDATA[California Avenue construction hits merchants hard]]> Merchants who are struggling through the dust and noise of the California Avenue Streetscape Project have lost as much as 25 percent of sales, they said earlier this week.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto seeks to shield retailers from office boom]]> Seeking to protect neighborhood-serving retailers from the recent boom in office development, Palo Alto is considering a range of new zoning policies, including ones that would restrict commercial densities downtown and limit chain stores on California Avenue.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto's Bowman International School purchases nearby property]]> Palo Alto's independent Bowman International School has purchased a 0.6-acre property just up the road, with plans to expand its current programming and house a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) lab.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto: School district's OCR spending tops $366,000]]> The Palo Alto school district has spent a total of more than $366,000 in outside legal fees on Office for Civil Rights-related issues since late 2011, when the first of 11 discrimination complaints was filed through the federal agency, according to data presented by Superintendent Max McGee at the Oct. 28 board meeting.]]> <![CDATA[VA tree-clearing taking place near Bol Park in Palo Alto]]> Joggers, cyclists and residents in the Barron Park neighborhood are concerned about a tree-clearing project that has removed 400 feet of trees and shrubs near the Bol Park bicycle path.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford students join in national sexual-assault protest]]> An almost funeral-like procession of about 100 somber Stanford University students marched from White Plaza to the Main Quad in complete silence Wednesday afternoon, carrying dorm mattresses above their heads in symbolic solidarity with survivors of sexual violence.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford doctor in voluntary quarantine]]> A Stanford physician who recently returned from Liberia has voluntarily gone into quarantine, and the university has announced precautions barring faculty, students and medical professionals who have traveled to areas affected by the Ebola virus from campus for 21 days after they return home.]]> <![CDATA[Our election endorsements]]> Read the recommendations of the Palo Alto Weekly and Palo Alto Online for the November 4, 2014 election.]]> <![CDATA[2014 Election Central: Palo Alto City Council]]> All the latest news on the 2014 Palo Alto City Council race. With five seats open, 12 candidates are making their bids: Wayne Douglass, Tom DuBois, Eric Filseth, John Fredrich, Karen Holman, A.C. Johnston, Lydia Kou, Seelam Reddy, Greg Scharff, Nancy Shepherd, Mark Weiss and Cory Wolbach.]]> <![CDATA[2014 Election Central: Palo Alto School Board]]> All the latest news on the 2014 Palo Alto school board campaign. With two seats available and no incumbents running, five candidates are vying for spots on the Palo Alto Board of Education: Terry Godfrey, Catherine Crystal Foster, Ken Dauber, Gina Dalma and Jay Blas Cabrera.]]> <![CDATA[VIDEO/MULTIMEDIA: Palo Alto Online archive]]> A compilation of video content from the Palo Alto Weekly and Palo Alto Online staff.]]>