If it is local and useful, it is on en-us <![CDATA[Government officials attempt to influence aircraft regulations]]> Palo Alto and other government officials have so far been fighting an uphill battle to decrease airplane noise over their cities. For nearly 20 years, Palo Alto officials have been trying to join the San Francisco International Airport Community Roundtable, a group that represents 19 cities within San Mateo County; San Francisco and San Mateo counties; the San Francisco Airport Commission; and The Association of Governments of San Mateo County Airport Land Use Committee.]]> <![CDATA[Residents face growing concern over small commuter planes]]> Fledgling airline Surf Air's marketing slogan is "Disruptive Innovation -- A Revolutionary Approach to Air Travel." Some residents in Menlo Park, Redwood City and Atherton say it sums up their experience with the commuter airline's turbo-propeller planes.]]> <![CDATA[Residents, city officials gear up to fight increased airplane noise]]> At a gathering in the Holbrook-Palmer Park Pavilion in Atherton last month, as a resident began to speak about the incessant and loud airplane noise blanketing his neighborhood, 150 other attendees from Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley and Palo Alto suddenly looked skyward.]]> <![CDATA[City seeks outreach help for Our Palo Alto initiative]]> With the Our Palo Alto initiative stretching into its second year, city officials are preparing to hire an outreach consultant to assist planners in soliciting public input about local planning efforts.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park Fire district gets green light to buy a drone]]> A hand-held aerial drone, probably one with four helicopter blades, will likely take up residence soon in the Menlo Park Fire Protection District to help survey the scene of a fire from above. ]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto police seek armed robbers in jewelry heist]]> A man and woman suspected of robbing a jewelry store in Palo Alto at gunpoint on Wednesday, Oct. 22, escaped with about 25 high-end watches valued at about $120,000, according to Palo Alto police.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto Airport runway set for overdue repairs]]> It didn't take long for Palo Alto to reap the benefits of taking over its namesake airport from Santa Clara County. The city has just received a federal grant that will allow it to repair the long neglected runway at Palo Alto Airport.]]> <![CDATA[Bay Area residents to experience partial eclipse Thursday]]> On Thursday afternoon, Bay Area residents and visitors will be able to view a partial eclipse of the sun in the southwestern sky, but experts warn that looking at the sun for more than a glance without proper protection or a filter can damage eyes.]]> <![CDATA[City to look at new uses for Municipal Services Center site]]> A proposal to relocate some of the services at the sprawling Municipal Services Center on East Bayshore Road will be the subject of a $250,000 study staff recommends undertaking next year. City officials are backing off, however, from a prior proposal to move the nearby Animal Services Center. ]]> <![CDATA[On youth collaborative, city looks for more from school district]]> Inconsistent leadership, organizational dysfunction and "paralysis" have plagued youth health coalition Project Safety Net in recent years, placing a heavy administrative burden on city staff and hampering the bold leadership needed to push the Palo Alto collaborative forward, staff told the City Council's Policy and Services Committee Tuesday night.]]> <![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.]]>