If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2017 Palo Alto Online <![CDATA[Community Notebook: 'Understanding Islam' speaker series starts in April]]> Santa Clara County Joe Simitian is looking to increase the public's knowledge of Islam and Muslims through a speaker series with regional leaders that will launch in Palo Alto next month.]]> <![CDATA[East Palo Alto changes first-source hiring rule to accommodate Amazon]]> East Palo Alto’s long-standing first-source jobs rule of hiring up to 30 percent of local residents at new businesses has been set aside by the City Council to make way for Amazon in the new University Square project.]]> <![CDATA[One woman's will to survive]]> Janet Steele was driving from her College Terrace neighborhood home to work on March 13, 2006, when a terrible accident changed her life forever. ]]> <![CDATA[Electricity-rates surge could bring shock to customers]]> Despite a wet winter that recharged Palo Alto's hydroelectric supplies, the city's electric customers could be in for a shock in July, when rates are expected to go up by 12 percent or more.]]> <![CDATA[Four 'Operation Sunny Day' defendants from East Palo Alto strike plea deals]]> The first murder case that went to trial as a result of an 18-month investigation into a string of crimes involving East Palo Alto gangs, concluded on Friday when four defendants struck a plea deal with prosecutors.]]> <![CDATA[Campaign postpones recall election of Brock Turner judge]]> The group working to unseat Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky for alleged judicial bias has decided to delay placing a recall on the ballot until next summer given the cost of mounting a special election this November.]]> <![CDATA[Police: Alleged Crescent Park burglars caught after traffic stop]]> A routine traffic stop in Gilroy resulted in an arrest of two people for allegedly burglarizing a home in Crescent Park earlier this month, Palo Alto police said.]]> <![CDATA[Community Notebook: Youth Speaks Out art exhibit opens Friday]]> Local nonprofit Youth Speaks Out's annual art exhibit will return this week, with a grand opening showcasing written, visual and performance art created by Palo Alto teens on Friday, March 24.
<![CDATA[Council moves toward compromise on growth vision]]> Responding to an uproar of criticism from residents and community volunteers, members of the Palo Alto City Council swiftly rescinded on Monday night their controversial Jan. 30 decision to strip all programs from the city's guiding land-use document, the Comprehensive Plan.]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: comp plan update; utility rate changes]]> A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of March 20.]]> <![CDATA[VIDEO/MULTIMEDIA: Palo Alto Online archive]]> A compilation of video content from the Palo Alto Weekly and Palo Alto Online staff.]]>